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

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  1. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    I don't have any BB suits, but I have some BB odd jackets (made in the US and Italy), cotton trousers (made somewhere outside the US, I can't remember where) and quite a few ties (all made in New York City). I also used to have an oxford-cloth, button-down collar (OCBD) shirt from BB that was made in the US. It was very nice but rather baggy as it was their regular fit.

    I've also got a few pairs of Peal & Co for Brooks Brothers shoes, which are made by Crockett & Jones and Alfred Sargent in the UK.

    All of the stuff that I have is nice - it's well made and good quality. One of the jackets - which I bought new-with-tags on eBay - had shoulder pads that were a bit more solid than is the current preference, but apart from that it was a great jacket.

    For OCBD shirts, I prefer Land's End's "tailored" fit. I noticed that a lot of BB's OCBD shirts and a lot of LE's OCBD shirts are made in Malaysia and the shirts themselves are quite similar, which does lead me to wonder whether they're made in the same place. I'm very happy with my LE OCBD shirts and they cost about half as much as a BB oxford cloth shirt.

    There's a large BB store in Tokyo that I like to visit when I'm in Japan and the top-of-the-line, Golden Fleece suits that they have there are wonderful. Quite expensive, but beautifully made, with lots of hand-work, including the pad-stitching on the back of the lapel and so on.
     
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  2. ryanohare

    ryanohare Well-Known Member

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    Hey iSurg, is that jacket the one they're offering for $79.99 at the moment? If so, how's the fit in general? Can't go wrong for $80 I guess, but interested in quality still.
     
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    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    Yeah they have a few colours.
     
  4. Romp

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    new brand with a pretty amazing collection of ties, scarves and hats!

    www.stoffa.co

    Quite like the website

    (disclaimer: I have no involvement or relation to the site)
     
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  5. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    Not a fan of the design myself feels very industrial and cold, I also don't like clicking a product category and not getting to the products. That being said its interesting the power of presentation. I really like the way they present their pocket squares, its something small but it lets me visualise and get an idea of them better then I have seen on any other site to date and of course the standard images are all inside the direct product.
     
  6. Henry Carter

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    I quite like the site, light and airy. I'd love to re-do mine but don't have the funds at the moment, putting it all back in to stock presently.

    The range is only very small though really, guess they are just starting up though. I see the name Aygesh in there, wonder if it's the same dude that used to work for Isaia.
     
  7. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure this is run by Ageysh of Isaia (and Pitti) fame.
     
  8. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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  9. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    'Stòffa is an exploration of design that originates from the process.'
     
  10. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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  11. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone else dislike lapel pins?

    Watching the news they're such a flogged horse.

    I can understand if you're a foreign minister at APEC but otherwise I think a plain lapel looks much nicer.
     
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    I'm also interestedin the fit/ sizing. For a slim 38R should I go for the small?
     
  13. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    Al Grassby lives!
     
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  14. ryanohare

    ryanohare Well-Known Member

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    Looked nice until I got to the "$50 flat rate shipping" bit.

    That's a pisstake that too many are trying to get away with these days. How does it cost anyone anywhere in the world $50 to ship a friggin pocket square?
     
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  15. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    You can buy Order of Australia ones online.

    Could be a good way for forum members to recognise each other.
     
  16. TheWraith

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    I don't mind the odd lapel pin, but as with everything, don't overdo it.
     
  17. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Well-Known Member

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    Both of these arrived today, very happy with both. Think ill pick up a suede pair of some sort in the future. Thanks to fox for the ninjasox recommendation.

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    No problem dude, glad you're happy with them. Very nice shoes. Carmina on the Uatem last?
     
  19. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Well-Known Member

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    Spot on... from gentlemansfootwear. As expected from a SF affiliate very helpful good service. Although if you are impatient prob worth spending the extra $30 odd on express shipping, usps is so very slow.
     
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