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Arnys - this is the END !

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Georges5, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Georges5

    Georges5 Well-Known Member

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    [COLOR=FF00AA][COLOR=FF00AA][COLOR=FF00AA]Hi,

    just to inform the tourists who visit Paris with style....
    one of the best high level french clothes is now down.

    The showroom rue de Sèvres is closed..it will be the flagship of Berluti - men clothes (LVMH).

    A star is down..I'm shy !!!!!!

    For bespoke Arnys it will be on the 75 rue des Saint Pères !


    Last info:
    www.souliers is now open to everybody.(with style) .just feel free to register !
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  2. andreyb2

    andreyb2 Well-Known Member

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    This is old news, discussed here before.

    Arny's web-site finally got transformed into a farewell letter: http://www.arnys.com/.

    It's interesting that they still mention "Ateliers de Grande Mesure Arnys". Is it a separate company now, still under Grimbeut's ownership? It is a common wisdom that RTW always subsidises bespoke -- would be interesting to check validity of it for Arny's.

    Andrey
     
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  3. Georges5

    Georges5 Well-Known Member

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    [COLOR=FF00AA]Andrey,

    Arnys is the child trademark of the brothers Grimbert.
    They sold 8 monthes ago the walls of the emblematic 12 rue de Sevres front of Hermès...

    I think that Arnys "prêt à porter" doesn't exist anymore.

    LVMH...Berluti will be there in 4-6 monthes

    Arnys bespoke (shirts and suits) 75.rue des Saint Pères -75

    I'm just sad ![/COLOR]
     
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  4. poorsod

    poorsod Well-Known Member

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    I made it a point to visit Arnys last fall when I was in Paris. The building is beautiful.

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    I was there years ago and tried on the Forestiere and didn't like it. I tried the Forestiere again and still didn't like it. At least I'm consistent. I found this coat that I liked very much.

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  5. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    i visited, couldn't find anything i liked. at least i can say i got to see it
     
  6. poorsod

    poorsod Well-Known Member

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    The density and body of their unlined ties was incredible. But I couldn't justify the 200+ euro price tag. I get a lot of interesting ideas after visiting their store. I do agree that many of their styles are unwearable.
     
  7. RSS

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    I'll have to make my current Forestière last.
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  8. andreyb2

    andreyb2 Well-Known Member

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    Tailored clothing sold there are definitely not SF-approved.

    But the accessories (primarily pocket squares and ties) are were unique. I don't know where else one can find a print like this:

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    Yes, for some this is hideous. But I'm glad I bought the tie when I could.

    Andrey
     
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  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Much of the beauty in ties are the feel of them...probably more so than any other item of men's clothing, except possibly shoes (but even then, it's more about comfort than feel). Regardless, from what it sounds like they had real "beauty" in their construction.
     
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    Fortunately, I've never in my life thought about what is and isn't SF approved when shopping. Then again I was shopping decades before there was an SF.
     
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  11. andreyb2

    andreyb2 Well-Known Member

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    For good! :slayer:

    Andrey
     
  12. poorsod

    poorsod Well-Known Member

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    Ever considered having a tailor make a copy it for you?
     
  13. Georges5

    Georges5 Well-Known Member

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    Just front of Arnys to day ..... in live rue de Sèvres - Paris - France
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    And the bespoke Arnys 75 rue du Cherche - Midi (very confidential)
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  14. romafan

    romafan Well-Known Member

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    That was fast! What happened to Quentin Crisp? :confused:
     
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    I haven't. They did -- at least at one time -- offer custom tailoring. Mostly I use mine as a casual weekend coat during our less than cold California winters.

    I suppose when this one wears out, my best optiwill be be to have it copied.
     
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    I've only been back a couple of days. I haven't fully unpacked yet and haven't settled on what I want to use.

    Ultimately I think it would be a photo of me.
     
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  17. GusW

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    I have visited Arnys on just about every trip to Paris for 30 years. The combination of colors and fabrics on their Forestier jackets and vest was always inspiring. Unfortunately, the boxy cut really didn't suit my build or the combinations so OTT that I wouldn't get much wear from them so I never purchased one. But just looking at them and trying them on was enjoyment enough. I have owned some of their sport coats and neckwear. I no longer have my all-time favorite Arnys tie. It was a deep green with 2.5" wide rep stripes in the perfect shades of spring blue, tan and purple.

    Wilkes Bashford in San Francisco carried a lot of versions of their Forestier jackets for many years. And, each year at the warehouse sale most of them would be on major markdown. They were just too different for US or Bay Area tastes anyway.

    Arnys will be missed because it had such a distinct look and personality. But, if you don't sell enough, you can't avoid the reality of retail can you?
     
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    GusW Well-Known Member

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    And that perspective adds a lot to this forum.
     
  19. Eustace Tilley

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    So is the new bespoke shop a seperate operation that will continue to be managed by the original family?
     
  20. Georges5

    Georges5 Well-Known Member

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    I understood that the deal will be (for how long ?) to join the small structure bespoke Arnys (10 collaborators) to the Berluti team (suites and apparels arts)...

    ....less or more it's mean the end...:angry:
     

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