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My weird sartorial weekend

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Montrachet, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Montrachet

    Montrachet Well-Known Member

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    I stopped in at Brooks Brothers to have a look at these shoes. I asked the SA if they were made by C&J or AS. He said neither and explained Brooks Brothers owns the Peal & Co. name and makes shoes themselves to Peal & Co's original specifications. Huh? What?

    Then I went across the street to Ralph Lauren to have a look at this coat, since I read it was possible to get it with the traditional velvet collar. The SA there claimed to not have one in stock, but said if I ordered online, to be sure I sized up if I was going to wear it over a suit. I was under the impression that dress overcoat sizes took into account that you'd be wearing them over a suit and you should buy one listed as the same size as your suit jacket. Am I wrong about that? Or is this just because Black Label is cut slimmer than normal?
     
  2. ld111134

    ld111134 Well-Known Member

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    Was this at Brooks Brothers' Mag Mile store? The SAs don't seem to be as knowledgable as the folks who work at the Rookery store. I have those exact same shoes and they're made by Crockett & Jones.
     
  3. dsgNYC

    dsgNYC Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand what's weird about any of this.
     
  4. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    It differs for overcoats, but with Black Label, I'd definitely size up if you intend to wear a suit under it.
     
  5. taxgenius

    taxgenius Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand what's weird about any of this.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. NOBD

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    I stopped in at Brooks Brothers to have a look at these shoes. I asked the SA if they were made by C&J or AS. He said neither and explained Brooks Brothers owns the Peal & Co. name and makes shoes themselves to Peal & Co's original specifications. Huh? What?

    They look a lot like my C&J Grosvenors:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Montrachet

    Montrachet Well-Known Member

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    Yep. This was at the Mag Mile store. I think I'll avoid that one in the future when possible. Thanks for the pics NOBD, I think I'll go ahead and pull the trigger on these during the post-Thanksgiving sales apocalypse.
     
  8. JayJay

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    Yep. This was at the Mag Mile store. I think I'll avoid that one in the future when possible.
    I've had good experiences there.
     
  9. teddieriley

    teddieriley Well-Known Member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    I don't understand what's weird about any of this.

    +1. [​IMG]
     
  10. Don Carlos

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    I don't understand what's weird about any of this.

    Agreed. When I click open a thread titled "My weird sartorial weekend," I'm expecting stories about ayahuasca trips deep in the Peruvian rainforest, followed by waking up in a desert just outside of Reno, suddenly wearing a bespoke three-piece fashioned from the feathers of a bald eagle, slain in mid-flight by the author with his bare hands.
     
  11. Montrachet

    Montrachet Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. When I click open a thread titled "My weird sartorial weekend," I'm expecting stories about ayahuasca trips deep in the Peruvian rainforest, followed by waking up in a desert just outside of Reno, suddenly wearing a bespoke three-piece fashioned from the feathers of a bald eagle, slain in mid-flight by the author with his bare hands.

    Oh yeah. That happened as well. Sorry, it looks like I forgot to mention it in my original post. Here's a pic:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. marc237

    marc237 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. When I click open a thread titled "My weird sartorial weekend," I'm expecting stories about ayahuasca trips deep in the Peruvian rainforest, followed by waking up in a desert just outside of Reno, suddenly wearing a bespoke three-piece fashioned from the feathers of a bald eagle, slain in mid-flight by the author with his bare hands.

    God, I just hate when that happens. Lately, I have taken to drinking fewer Manhattans.
     
  13. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah. That happened as well. Sorry, it looks like I forgot to mention it in my original post. Here's a pic:

    [​IMG]


    well played.
     
  14. kortex

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    Those shoes are hot. I don't think I have any clothes that would go well with them though.
     
  15. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah. That happened as well. Sorry, it looks like I forgot to mention it in my original post. Here's a pic:

    [​IMG]


    LOL. Well done, sir. I hope you remembered to eat the eagle's brain in order to gain its knowledge.
     
  16. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Well-Known Member

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    ...when I click open a thread titled "My weird sartorial weekend," I'm expecting stories about ayahuasca trips deep in the Peruvian rainforest, followed by waking up in a desert just outside of Reno, suddenly wearing a bespoke three-piece fashioned from the feathers of a bald eagle, slain in mid-flight by the author with his bare hands.
    Oh yeah. That happened as well. Sorry, it looks like I forgot to mention it in my original post. Here's a pic: [​IMG]
    nice! [​IMG] thought Arrogant Bastard hit an ace, but you came up with a service return winner down the line! [​IMG]
     
  17. modern_leifeng

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    Was this at Brooks Brothers' Mag Mile store? The SAs don't seem to be as knowledgable as the folks who work at the Rookery store.
    +1
    The Rookery store has some very knowledgeable, long time BB people working the floor, with the exception of 1 or 2 people, Mag Mile doesn't. For any non-BBBF, I'd go to the Rookery store.
     
  18. taxgenius

    taxgenius Well-Known Member

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    I stopped in at Brooks Brothers to have a look at these shoes. I asked the SA if they were made by C&J or AS. He said neither and explained Brooks Brothers owns the Peal & Co. name and makes shoes themselves to Peal & Co's original specifications. Huh? What?


    Did you ask him for the phone number of the Peal factory and whether they accept visitors?
     

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