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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    - A question I do have however is - does anyone on here have both Loake's and C&J's in their shoe collection? I am looking to buy my first pair of C&Js and want to get the sizing just right.

    Yes I do - and can say pretty confidently the sizing is very similar between Loake and CJ, depending of course on comparing similar shape and style.[/quote]

    +1 I have both and agree with you.
     
  2. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    Are herringbone suits really fuilly canvassed- just looks at lunch and most seemed to be fused.

    Maybe they used to be or maybe I just picked the wrong ones?

    I thought most Herringbone suits are 1/2 canvassed (chest area only) these days. This is the case with the 2 I own anyway.

    Previously they may have been fully canvassed?
     
  3. Waistcoat

    Waistcoat Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the answers on Herrigbone guys, much appreciated
     
  4. CHECKstar

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    While on the subject of Herringbone, what's the go with the jacket sizing length? I tried on a 40 today assuming that its a 40R, and noticed that it was rather on the short size. Do they not do longs?
     
  5. minch

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    During my lunchtime wanderings today, i called through Harrolds- i usually look at Paul Smith mainline stuff, because i quite like the style. I have never bought anything there though- too expensive for my tastes.

    Anyway, the sales guy showed me a new line of "Harrolds" label suits. He said they are made by Caruso and they are fully canvassed (so same deal as RLBL etc). I tried a "french cut" one on and they apparently have an "english cut" style too- it was pretty nice.

    The one i tried on was $1700 retail and hopefully they will drop a fair bit at Harrolds sale time??? But even at that price, they are one of the cheaper full canvassed suit options around from what i have seen. Worth a look if you are in deperate need of a suit at full retail price.
     
  6. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean. Faceless shop assistants in huge shops is one thing, but two guys that own their own shop is something else.

    Especially when I know them. I did my PhD with Sebastian's nephew. Most of the time when I go in there I don't get out of there inside an hour without a detailed analysis of the latest Formula One race...or a discussion about neopolitan tailoring...or why he stocks English welted shoes as opposed to Italian ones.

    I've been in there about six times over the past two years. He always says hello and gives me the time of day..and the only thing I've ever bought from them is a belt. Once I spent a late Friday evening after work trying on endless suit after endless suit (D'Avenza, Castagnia...the works). He knows I can't afford them...but he also knows I'm interested and I appreciate what he sells and where he is coming from. It was only a phone call from my tired and pregnant wife demanding to know where I was that stopped us...otherwise we could have been there all night.

    So whilst I may be guilty of tire kicking at David Jones (or Henry Bucks, or Ralph Lauren...or even McClouds)...I can't do it at American Tailors.


    That's a really nice post. I think it's a privilege to encounter people like that on a semi social level. I know a couple of people in the food industry who have a similar passion and it's always a delight to speak to them about their business.
     
  7. tobiasj

    tobiasj Well-Known Member

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    If I can interject with a quick Q: anyone know anything about 'Brando' shoes (allegedly they are made in Italy)? Would an SF member be seen dead in them?
     
  8. appolyon

    appolyon Well-Known Member

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    If I can interject with a quick Q: anyone know anything about 'Brando' shoes (allegedly they are made in Italy)? Would an SF member be seen dead in them?

    No.
     
  9. JohnsNotHere

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    I thought most Herringbone suits are 1/2 canvassed (chest area only) these days. This is the case with the 2 I own anyway.

    Previously they may have been fully canvassed?


    The two I bought last year are half canvassed
     
  10. TheWraith

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    I'd say most, if not all, of their suits today would be half canvassed.
     
  11. tobiasj

    tobiasj Well-Known Member

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    No.

    Errr...'no' you've never heard of them? You really didn't need to respond in that case...[​IMG]
     
  12. "6"

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    Are herringbone suits really fuilly canvassed- just looks at lunch and most seemed to be fused.

    Maybe they used to be or maybe I just picked the wrong ones?


    Not sure if all their suits are, but the 2 I got are definitely fully canvassed. This was confirmed by a tailor when I brought my suits in for alterations. I suspect that they have suits with varying ranges of quality as I have noticed that not all their suits have horn buttons, but mine do.
     
  13. "6"

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    - A question I do have however is - does anyone on here have both Loake's and C&J's in their shoe collection? I am looking to buy my first pair of C&Js and want to get the sizing just right.

    Yes I do - and can say pretty confidently the sizing is very similar between Loake and CJ, depending of course on comparing similar shape and style.[/quote]

    Agreed. I own loake on the 026 and a CJ on the 348. 026 is roomier, but i take the same size in both
     
  14. JohnsNotHere

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    Errr...'no' you've never heard of them? You really didn't need to respond in that case...[​IMG]

    I believe he meant no to your second question, which is the correct response.
     
  15. bhall41

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    In my opinion, suits and odd jackets is where Herringbone really shines. Suits are well-made, nicely fitted, with lightly padded shoulders and some interesting fabrics. The same goes for odd jackets. Given the quality, the design and the fabrics, they're well-priced, particularly given the Australian market.

    +1
     
  16. NiFTY

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    has anybody in brisbane been to richards and richards yet - it is pretty good, borrelli, isaia, faconnable. shoes they have sutor and silvano lattanzi. one pair of lattanzis is a whiskey wholecut with an engraved "cock and balls" on the inner leg (medial) side of the vamp at the level of top eyelet - bizarre. worth the trip for that alone. the borrelli shirts are $395 (smaller buttons but handwork everywhere - didn't think they were doing that anymore), they have some isaia and borrelli SCs for 1000 on sale and the isaia suits start around $3000 - not awful full retail prices for oz, i will definately head back around saletime.
     
  17. corey.m

    corey.m Well-Known Member

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    Do they always have an outlet? Or is it like a place they use temporarily when they have a sale just like any other cities?

    Thx


    They have an outlet in Sydney at 118 Commonwealth St Surry Hills.

    They currently have:

    Ties for $30 to $70.
    The Howard Yount style chinos for $50.
    Last seasons shorts for $50.
    Some wool and cotton cardigans for $100.
    Lots of shirts in size L -> XXL for $70 - $120.
    Navy hopsack jackets with suede elbow patches in size 42 and 44 for $199 (IIRC)
    One tan with lavender highlights glen plaid odd jacket in in size 36 for $199.
    Lots of seasonal suits, mostly in pinstripes and windowpanes for $599 - mostly size 42+.

    I snapped a few pictures of the available ties when I was there on the week end for my interstate mates.

    I live close by so I can proxy items if any one is interested. Drop me a PM.
     
  18. __PG__

    __PG__ Well-Known Member

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    The one i tried on was $1700 retail and hopefully they will drop a fair bit at Harrolds sale time??? But even at that price, they are one of the cheaper full canvassed suit options around from what i have seen. Worth a look if you are in deperate need of a suit at full retail price.
    They go on sale to under $1000. A mate of mine bought one in the summer sale. I haven't seen it first hand yet.
     
  19. ryanohare

    ryanohare Well-Known Member

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    They have an outlet in Sydney at 118 Commonwealth St Surry Hills.

    They currently have:

    Ties for $30 to $70.
    The Howard Yount style chinos for $50.
    Last seasons shorts for $50.
    Some wool and cotton cardigans for $100.
    Lots of shirts in size L -> XXL for $70 - $120.
    Navy hopsack jackets with suede elbow patches in size 42 and 44 for $199 (IIRC)
    One tan with lavender highlights glen plaid odd jacket in in size 36 for $199.
    Lots of seasonal suits, mostly in pinstripes and windowpanes for $599 - mostly size 42+.

    I snapped a few pictures of the available ties when I was there on the week end for my interstate mates.

    I live close by so I can proxy items if any one is interested. Drop me a PM.


    Am I the only one who finds their slimfit shirts not very slim?
     
  20. appolyon

    appolyon Well-Known Member

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    Errr...'no' you've never heard of them? You really didn't need to respond in that case...[​IMG]

    Sorry mate, was running out of the office and it was in response to the second question.

    I believe he meant no to your second question, which is the correct response.

    Correct and thanks.

    I live close by so I can proxy items if any one is interested. Drop me a PM.

    I think that if someone was to buy Herringbones better stock (i.e. the classics) in sizes 38-42 and flip them on the forum they could make a very good little side profit.
     
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