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Simon Spurr has left his Label

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Tirailleur1, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Well-Known Member

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    love the brand...sad to hear this. wonder where he will be going and what will happen with the brand
     
  4. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Well-Known Member

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    I hope that his next step will involve adding a third "r" to his last name.
     
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    I liked his stuff a lot, even though I don´t own any of it, but what I saw on each runway for the past years was pretty cool, specially the suits and some awesome leather jackets.
     
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    +1. never got a chance to buy any of his product as it was priced in the Jil/MMM range which i prefer
     
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    I smell a sexual harassment lawsuit.
     
  8. earthdragon

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    Was he with RLPL for a while, before setting up on his own?
     
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    Perhaps. The article in the OP mentions he worked for RL
     
  10. Tirailleur1

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    yup. And he is currently the creative director at Tommy Hilfiger
     
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    Not sure I will be able to get much sleep tonight.
     
  12. F. Corbera

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    Is there any update on this breaking news?
     
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  13. nepats81

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    I have a ton of stuff from spurr and simon spurr that I have picked up at sample sales, cladmen during liquidation and soho bloomies and love his jeans, button downs, and sweaters. Spurr in particular has great style, fit and quality for the price point. Especially when a lot of other brands have poor fabrics or quality at the same price( varvatos, burberry brit). Not sure whats gonna happen from here, but I'll probably stock up on current or past season stuff when when I have a chance...
     
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    Sexes to be determined by board-certified forensic physiologists prior to legal action.
     
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  15. acidboy

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    jeesh... whitney's dead, tebow's moving to new york, north korea's threatening to fire a rocket, and now this?!
     
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    That's a shame. One of my favorite labels.

    The denim he sourced for his jeans (selvage, the wide-loomed was average) was awesome. His fits alone would have a lot of love on this side of the forum, but the hand was almost like cashmere.

    Speaking of which, his knits were really nice, too. I own quite a few of his pieces, from ties to shirts to jackets to pants, from both of his labels (Spurr and Simon Spurr, the higher-end collection) and it was all really well-made, well-fitting, and with the use of good fabrics.

    The nylon trench coat I picked up last season was a good example of how he'd take classic garments and add a youthful twist. Not exactly taking it to extremes like Junya or MMM, but more modernizing a piece.

    Like Namor said, he priced his signature line to compete with Jil,MMM, etc. but the aesthetic was clearly different. And to be honest, I usually preferred the fabrics used by Spurr.

    If people are on the fence, now would probably be a good time to stock up. Won't be disappointed.
     

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