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post #22066 of 24884
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Originally Posted by Ivyskin89 View Post
 

Thanks for your support! No one sees how much time and money is involved to produce these just right. Not to mention making shirts in the USA or UK is a lot more expensive than manufacturing in Asia where most brands do. We try to use the most high quality fabrics while still trying to keep the price fair. We also offer made to measure at the same price.

 

Yeah the price ain't really half bad considering the mass-produced alternatives: Brooks Brothers' American-made OCBD's are around $90, and J. Press's American-made OCBD's are $110.  So for a little bit(or a lot) more you're getting that 'exclusivity factor' of low numbers and not looking like the technicolor nightmares wearing the McDonalds employee shirts that Brutus manufactures. 

  Granted, I'm definitely not crazy about the check/tartan patterns of the particular shirts above, and probably wouldn't wear them.  However, having seen one of Nik's shirts "in the flesh" in a shop in Boston, the quality, stitching, and cut look pretty fine... much like that of the Mikkel Rude oxford cloth buttondowns, of which I own two or three.  

If you buy better clothes, you can buy less clothes because they ain't gonna fall apart.   I've stupidly bought two Relco shirts and they've been washed around the same amount as my Mikkel Rude shirts-- and let me tell you the Relco ones really get a nice shine on your shoes!!!  

 

The moral of the story is:  quality doesn't come cheap. 

post #22067 of 24884
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post
 

 

The moral of the story is:  quality doesn't come cheap. 

 

I cannot really argue against that, my 2 pair of solovairs prove that, another thing i would worry about with expensive shirts is getting curry stains on them etc after getting a bit pissed, sounds mad i know.

 

Good place to look sometimes is charity shops, i know there used but if you are low on the coin you cannot complain, found a couple of ben shermans in my time.

post #22068 of 24884

Baracutta 'sta prest ' anyone know about these ?

post #22069 of 24884

Looks like they are there just to add to the picture, I don't think they sell mikkel rude shirts and weejun shoes either.

post #22070 of 24884
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Originally Posted by Donkey Jacket View Post
 

Looks like they are there just to add to the picture, I don't think they sell mikkel rude shirts and weejun shoes either.

 

 

 

...and speaking of Baracuta, ever since they got bought out by that Italian firm the proportions are all wrong... the cuffs aren't tight enough, and they seem to be of lesser quality.  Too slim, armholes are too high, and the arms are too long.  I think the shell material is nice but the zip is too big and not the same color as the shell, and the buttons are all a bit too big and flashy.  Meh.  

post #22071 of 24884
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Originally Posted by Donkey Jacket View Post
 

 

I cannot really argue against that, my 2 pair of solovairs prove that, another thing i would worry about with expensive shirts is getting curry stains on them etc after getting a bit pissed, sounds mad i know.

 

Good place to look sometimes is charity shops, i know there used but if you are low on the coin you cannot complain, found a couple of ben shermans in my time.

 

 

Fair enough, I've found a few very nice articles of clothing over the decades in Salvation Army(big U.S. charity shop).  I guess in that case, quality can come cheap. :nodding:

post #22072 of 24884
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post
 

 

 

Fair enough, I've found a few very nice articles of clothing over the decades in Salvation Army(big U.S. charity shop).  I guess in that case, quality can come cheap. :nodding:

 

One of those salvation army shops in the town i live in Yorkshire, seems like there everywhere! gonna have to have a look now, might find some good stuff. 

post #22073 of 24884
Couldn't agree more. I have a few MR shirts and they are very nice. I don't mind larger tartans if they are muted in color. In fact, my favorite shirts are Viyellas right now, most of them are larger check or tartan, but they are muted autumnal colourways and go pretty well with tweed sport coats and corduroy pants. I worked for Ben Sherman at the corporate level for almost 8 years and have owned literally hundreds of their shirts. Not a single one is still with me as most of them disintegrated after 5 or 6 washings. If I had actually purchased any of them I would be very displeased haha.
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Yeah the price ain't really half bad considering the mass-produced alternatives: Brooks Brothers' American-made OCBD's are around $90, and J. Press's American-made OCBD's are $110.  So for a little bit(or a lot) more you're getting that 'exclusivity factor' of low numbers and not looking like the technicolor nightmares wearing the McDonalds employee shirts that Brutus manufactures. 



  Granted, I'm definitely not crazy about the check/tartan patterns of the particular shirts above, and probably wouldn't wear them.  However, having seen one of Nik's shirts "in the flesh" in a shop in Boston, the quality, stitching, and cut look pretty fine... much like that of the Mikkel Rude oxford cloth buttondowns, of which I own two or three.  



If you buy better clothes, you can buy less clothes because they ain't gonna fall apart.   I've stupidly bought two Relco shirts and they've been washed around the same amount as my Mikkel Rude shirts-- and let me tell you the Relco ones really get a nice shine on your shoes!!!  



 



The moral of the story is:  quality doesn't come cheap. 


post #22074 of 24884

In a month or two we will be launching a crowd funding campaign that will allow everyone to be able to purchase our shirts for $50 less than normal retail price. Keep an eye out for the post about it. 

 

Remember these shirts have a life time guarantee and complimentary alterations and seam repair. No other shirt maker that caters to subculture has such luxuries bestowed upon their garments. I personally tend to each customer to make sure their needs are met and they are satisfied with our product.

post #22075 of 24884

A heads up, we just sold out of the green check, only have a few red tartans left now.

post #22076 of 24884
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Originally Posted by Donkey Jacket View Post
 

Looks like they are there just to add to the picture, I don't think they sell mikkel rude shirts and weejun shoes either.

its from American Classics and it says the Sta prest are by Baracutta 

post #22077 of 24884
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Originally Posted by Donkey Jacket View Post
 

$150 dollars for a shirt, that is just absolutely ridiculous.

 

Same with the mikkel rude shirts, great way to price out the average working joe, no wonder people buy the cheaper stuff.

The whole point of having ' the look ' was to show off your shoes that most people couldnt afford . £100 for a shirt in 2015 isnt that different from £5 for a shirt in 1970 is it ?   .. is it ? 

'wearing the cheaper stuff ' was certainly laughed at as well .

post #22078 of 24884
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Ego shmego. I told it like I remember it, which is all I can do, and someone else has been harping on about it. Back off.


The truth is........
no one really gives a flying feck, whether one jacket looks like another or could be a design copy or whatever.
The point I'm making is.......someone remarked on a picture of a certain style of jacket and said that it looked like another style etc etc,
I happen to agree it does look similar.
When I refer to your arrogance and ego, it is basically due to how you replied to this suggestion and other remarks you make,......
Do you proof read what you are about to submit or do you write the first thing that comes into your head?

This last quote is a point in question "someone else is harping on. Back off"

So my question to you is. Who do you think you are, to say someone is harping on?

I will "back off"

Not because that sounds like some kind threat,

But because

I'm bored of reading your diatribe,

Nuff Said !!!!!
post #22079 of 24884
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post
 

 

 

 

...and speaking of Baracuta, ever since they got bought out by that Italian firm the proportions are all wrong... the cuffs aren't tight enough, and they seem to be of lesser quality.  Too slim, armholes are too high, and the arms are too long.  I think the shell material is nice but the zip is too big and not the same color as the shell, and the buttons are all a bit too big and flashy.  Meh.  

Botolph, i know you're a serious clothes/clobber amateur, but i have to partially disagree with you. I've got a pre-Lavori Baracuta slim-fit version, and a Lavori one. OK, i don't understand why they put so big buttons on the new version (definitely the downside). But:

 

the zip is bigger, but far more convenient than the precedent one, way too small IMO.

 

The material: Its not of lesser quality, it's just different. More breathable and really rainproof (that was not the case before, with just a Dupont treatment). And you can wash it in the washing machine as much as you want, it won't shrink, etc. That was not the case before either.

 

About the sizing : before you had two versions, the classic (too roomy) and the slimfit. The new version is in between, but size small. In my case i just went up one size, and it fits more or less like my previous slimfit version. I had no problems with the fit (proportions, cuffs, etc.)

 

TBH i like both version, they are different (buttons size, shell and lining material) but classy.

post #22080 of 24884
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Originally Posted by Donkey Jacket View Post

$150 dollars for a shirt, that is just absolutely ridiculous.

Same with the mikkel rude shirts, great way to price out the average working joe, no wonder people buy the cheaper stuff.


I tend to agree with you on this.......
To me it is not what you wear but how you wear it , if you carry yourself well, you can carry anything off
I have always said......
"some people can wear the most expensive gear in the world and look like a sack of shit "
" some people can wear a sack of shit, yet the look the dogs bollocks"

If you want decent looking shirts at a decent price that wash and iron well, try "Jump The Gun"
Good choice of plains, ginghams and some checks, prices £45- £50 and around a fiver for postage, from Brighton.

I say wear,
what you want and if anyone laughs, that is their problem, they obviously have issues and to laugh at someone, because they are wearing a cheaper brand and can't afford better, then they are nothing more than a sick individual.

Also did you ask in a early post whether, the original Skinheads wore donkey jackets?
I presume it was you, because of your profile name.

I of course cannot answer this question from first hand experience, I was only 3 years old in 1970.
But what I can is this......

There is a fellow, who goes to a few do's on the Traditional style Skinhead Scene,
He is an "Original" .....have seen photos of him in this period,
Anyway, at one event a couple of years or so ago, he had a donkey jacket on.
I asked him, that question, "did Skinheads in the early days wear them"? and he said that "they definitely did"
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