Yes, mid-level quality at best. They were around as early as the 1960s and still around in the 1980s, but ranked with the likes of Roblee and not the "better" American-made brands like Florsheim. That said, they may or may not have had better quality lines that I haven't seen.
Things have been pretty slow on my end so here are some pics of items from the past two weeks of thrifting. Womens Seven jeans Theory wool & Polyester blend dress shirt Ben Sherman trousers Loro Piana cotton pleated trousers Trafalgar and Ermenegildo Zegna belt 2 pairs of Allen Edmonds, ashland and warton Navy pea coat some random cashmere sweater Brooks Brothers dress shirt Timex indiglo watch 2 pairs of womens Diesel pants Brooks Brothers navy linen trousers Brooks Brothers khaki trousers NWT Express producer trousers Saving the best for last Daewoo Convection microwave! $14
I found 2 Oxxford suits today, both from 2002. One of them is black, slubbed silk. I'm not sure what you would call the other fabric pattern. It is a gray and black checkered pattern of very small squares, so it looks solid, but if you look very close you see the squares. I would say 20-25 squares per linear inch. Here's my dilemma. They are from the same gentleman(name inside), who apparently lost, or gained a significant amount of weight at some point. One of the suits fits me(the silk), the other is too large. There seems to be about a 4" difference in the pants and jacket. Is this something that would require major reconstructive surgery, or is it even feasible? Also found - A lovely pair of brown Artioli tassle loafers - leather on the bottom part of the upper and suede on the top part All Clad food mill NWT