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Khaki's of Carmel

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by comrade, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. comrade

    comrade Well-Known Member

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    Was in Carmel CA over the weekend.
    Khaki's, the long-etablished men's store,
    is having a sale on tailored clothing and other
    merchandise. Labels include Caruso, Brioni,
    Canali, H. Freeman, and Samuelsohn. Deep
    discounts. Very knowledgeable and attentive
    staff. My salesman was Mike Gray.
     
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  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    What were
    the prices
    on Samuelsohn and Canali?
    Doubt they
    beat the Styleforum B&S? :slayer:
     
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  3. comrade

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    Not sure exactly. I picked up an H Freeman sportcoat for more than 50% off.
    I wasn't shown any Samuelsohn, perhaps because it didn't come in my size
    or cut preference. A Caruso I liked didn't fit. As for Canali, not usually my
    taste. I am a natural shoulder fanatic. Overall, B&S may be a better deal.
    I've used it very successfully, but only when I already knew exactly how
    a particular model fit me because it was carried by a local retailer. I've
    only bought new.
     
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  4. hobo_ken

    hobo_ken Well-Known Member

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    Did they have any smaller sizes left?
     
  5. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    J Lawrence Khakis is one of my favorite men's stores. They always have a great selection of accessories as well as casual/dress clothing. Everything from Edward Green and Luciano Barbera to a wide range of denim, polos, pocket squares, socks and sweaters. Oh, and of course, khakis.

    Great staff too!
     
  6. comrade

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    Actually Gus, you mentioned the store at one of the Meet-Ups or on the Forum
    earlier this year I think. I had been there before, but made sure to check them out this visit
    to Carmel after your comments. I wish I had time to go through the sweaters, jeans etc.
    of which they have a wide selection. I'll going back in August and will make sure to do so.
     
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    Not sure. I wear 44R jacket. My friend, who is a 38 short , was interested in a sport coat
    or suit. They had nothing for him. Nor do I think that they even stock shorts
     
  8. GusW

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    If you are anywhere near Carmel, stop in at J Lawrence Khakis. The place is jammed right now with piles of casual and tailored clothing.

    With more and more major retailers focusing on just a few big name brands as the foundation of their stores it is nice to see Khaki's going in the exact opposite direction and bringing in edited assortments from hundreds of European and US suppliers. In addition to some classic names like Edward Green, Alfred Sargent, Luciano Barbera, I also saw tons of small, independent brands I don't see anywhere in San Francisco. It is a refreshing mix.
     
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    I was just there last weekend! Picked some DiBiancos, probably never would've found those shoes if it wasn't for that store. Awesome staff like you said and their selection is unreal.
     
  10. GuidoTheKillerPimp

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    Yes awesome selection and the staff was very helpful. I was there a few weeks ago and was told by the owner that they would start carrying Gaziano and Girling in the next 3 months.


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    Wanted: RLPL Grant and MacKay in Dark Oak and Black, US Size 10.5
     
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  11. GusW

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    In addition to getting G&G he said they will be getting Alfred Sargent and currently have Edward Green.

    I was just there on Sunday. I picked up some of their private label khakis made by a mystery old school tailor in Brooklyn (not Greenfield). The fabric and the inner trimming is :inlove: These are going to be my favorites I can tell. I'm thinking about calling them and ordering the two other shades (they have a light khaki, a medium greenish cast khaki and a darker golden brown color that reminds me of the color of English pub mustard :) ) The feel of the cotton twill is better than any of the RL or RRL.
     
  12. comrade

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    Did you get a chace to see the Alberto jeans?
    I picked some up in August during Concours
    week. They're fairly pricey, but fit me perfectly.
     
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  13. GusW

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    So I love my new khaki's from Khaki's and will be ordering some more in different colors. Jim Ockert, the owner, said he will also be introducing an additional new fit for spring that is a bit more trim and slightly lower rise. I like his current modern-classic fit myself. It isn't "Baggy Trad" it is just trim enough to look contemporary but not tight. Here is a pic of the three colors:


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    I like the addition of his signature gray flannel rear belt loop. It's a cool touch.



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    The fabric is very comfortable. It has a soft hand but a dense weave.This is a true dress khaki with nice interior trim details..
     
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    What's with those guys?
    They have a better selection than most shops
    in SanFrancisco. They offer a range of options
    from H. Freeman to Samuelsohn to Caruso to
    Luciano Barbera and Brioni. I've always been pleasntly
    surprised. Reminds me of the independent men's
    shops that flourished 30+ years ago.
     
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    delete
     
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    Here is a recent blog post by Khaki's of Carmel with their new, Spring 2013 Luciano Barbera. I need to get down there soon...


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    That knit is crispy. Did you kop, PSG?
     
  19. GusW

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    Not yet :) I will probably take a trip down there again in a week or two.
     
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    I second Spoo's endorsement of the tie--it looks amazing. Let me know when you plan on heading down to Khaki's again...
     

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