Alexander julian

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mlansky, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. mlansky

    mlansky New Member

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    Is Mr. Julian producing any suitings at the present? I still have some awesome sportcoats from the 80's. Since his demise in men's clothing I have switched to Polo and Abboud.
     


  2. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    I saw some hanging in his sister's store in Chapel Hill two years ago. Perhaps elsewhere regionally in NC (Norman Stockton?). He also had a pretty good shirt ad in DNR a couple of issues back.
     


  3. ROI

    ROI Well-Known Member

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    Alexander Julian started a line of clothing called "Private Reserve" that is made in Portugal. I can't tell you anything about it from first hand experience, but the prices appear to be comparable with Joseph Abboud's popular-priced line, about $495 for coats, $695-$895 for suits. I have no idea what stores might carry, or what they might be thinking if they did.
     


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    kabert Senior member

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    There was a newspaper article about him a month or so ago. Actually, it may have been an article in the Wine Spectator, since the article described that the name "Private Reserve" had its genesis in his side business of making/enjoying wine and a picture of him drinking a glass of wine. As I recall, the article gave the names of some of the stores that would be carrying his new line -- all I remember is that I was impressed by the stores -- some big names (incl. some big dept. stores as well as specialty stores like Stanley Korshak and Louis Boston). They had some pix of some of his shirts - the style is very colorful, similar to his 1980s line "Colours" (of which I still have a polo shirt that I wear and enjoy), but more upscale I think.
     


  5. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've seen a number of the shirts, and I like them very much. Lots of colors, some quirky details, and decent construction. It's one of the brands that I look for at sales.
     


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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    IMHO The Alexander Julian shirts are some of the ugliest shirts out there. Right up there with the double collars. The details are quirky to the point of being annoying. I have no problem with interesting details on a shirt, but his shirts have to many weird touches. Carl www.cego.com
     


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