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post #121 of 294
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It is very warm.

that's the truth. Only wearable very short time in SoCal, like in the coldest winter nites, otherwise it feels like a furnace if the sun is out at all. And it does fit slim. Got the same one as Biscotti
post #122 of 294
Those monkey boots look great. Flying to London next month on business so if I have time I'll get out to Brighton.
post #123 of 294
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^^ you should, it's a great shop, tons of cool stuff there. really easy 50 min train from Victoria station to Brighton, then a 10 min short walk. Say "hey" to Adam and Jon if ya go.
post #124 of 294
Just returned from Brighton today, after flying into LHR yesterday. Weather was perfect for a beach trip, high was 79 degrees and sunny. Had a nice train ride down from London Victoria, bummed around Brighton sampling the sights (Royal Pavilion, beach) and had a nice beef roast outside in the sun.

The guys were very helpful and I got out of there with a pair of oxblood monkeyboots. Had to size down a bit, as I normally wear a size 8.5D in Allen Edmonds, which usually translates into a 7.5 UK but went down to a 7.0 UK and it fits fine. It was hard not to walk out with two pairs of those boots!

For SF'ers in the area, I'd highly recommend the trip. I didn't go down to Brighton expressly for JTG but for a 20 pound round trip from London Victoria, it may just be worth it!
post #125 of 294
I hadn't seen too many detracting posts regarding JTG, so I thought I would put one up as a disclaimer.

You know how hip to shoulder ratio differs from person to person? I'm not a heavy guy. If anything, I am under weight. I have a slightly higher than average hip to shoulder ratio for a slim guy, though.

I ordered a JTG gingham in a size 15 according to the measurements and the thing doesn't fit. Not only does it not fit, but it probably can't be tailored either. The arms are ok, but the chest is shitty and poofy. Somehow maybe the p2p measurement is accurate, but there is extra chest material. What really kills me is that... I can't button the bottom button, because my physical hip bone is too big. Very sad. Chest, too lose, hips... impossibly tight.

So, JTG - not for every body type, measurements aside.

For reference, I wear H&M slim fit button downs in Small and could imaginably tailor them down a half inch off each side. I have a hard time bringing myself to buy any other brand of shirt because H&M does me so well.
post #126 of 294
Looks like the navy Royal Mer jumper they sell at JTG. Where are the stills from? Don't wait for sales at JTG, they never do it, as they never have to make room for "new collections". £75 might not be cheap, however you will wear it for a long time. The quality is superb, much better than a similar jumper APC made last season. Hello from a fellow Brightonian!
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Saw a pretty awesome flick recently featuring what I can only assume is a classic French Breton. The fit looks superbly slim and, damn, I want his haircut too. Unbelievably they run £75 with almost no eBay listings. Does anyone know of a garment which imitates the classic style? In either striped or solid colourways, for significantly cheaper. Are you all referencing a striped one? I live in Brighton but it's not much of a benefit as they have NEVER had a bloody shopfloor sale.
post #127 of 294
I'm interested in the olive harrington jacket, but the photos show all sorts of loose threads... I hate that!
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I'm interested in the olive harrington jacket, but the photos show all sorts of loose threads... I hate that!

The harrington is pretty good - definitely worth the money. Reasonably well made and fairly good quality fabric. I won't say the quality is on par with some I have seen, but I'll still rank the JtG as the best you can get new for (well) under $150.
post #129 of 294
Any idea what kind of wool the Breton jumpers are? I'm hoping for merino.
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Breton jumpers are workwear, made for fishermen originally. Merino would not be the right material for rough weather and hard work on a boat. The Royal Mer jumpers from JTG are made from virgin wool.

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Any idea what kind of wool the Breton jumpers are? I'm hoping for merino.
post #131 of 294
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So, JTG - not for every body type, measurements aside.
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this is true, their shirts are not ideal for guys with a slim upper build but bigger waist-hip proportion as they dont taper outwards at the hem. Their cut works great for me (shirts and trews) but it's not for everyone.

and 75 GBP for a Breton jumper is a steal, if that had an APC tag on it (much less a higher end designer), it'd sell for twice the price and it's better made than most designer label gear
post #132 of 294
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and 75 GBP for a Breton jumper is a steal, if that had an APC tag on it (much less a higher end designer), it'd sell for twice the price and it's better made than most designer label gear

This is true. I found a place in MA that sells Armor-Lux Bretons and they are even more expensive than JtG.
post #133 of 294
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75 GBP, as of today, is about $125....a steal for that jumper
post #134 of 294
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Breton jumpers are workwear, made for fishermen originally. Merino would not be the right material for rough weather and hard work on a boat. The Royal Mer jumpers from JTG are made from virgin wool.

The Breton jumpers aren't made from a particularly comfortable material. Unless you wear a long-sleeved shirt, it will scratch your arms. But I guess you'd be wearing a long sleeved tee in cold weather anyway.

I tried one on a few weeks ago and, on reflection, remember it not fitting half as well as in the picture I provided (which, by the way, is from French flick 'Le Peril Jeune'). I'd still be most reluctant to buy it for £75, as it's not very practical to wear with a collared shirt on account of the raised neck.

I'll give it some thought soon, as a Winter sweater is imminently needed.
post #135 of 294
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I think it's quite obvious you wouldnt wear that jumper with a collar'd shirt
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