Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.
Thank you!, that helped a lot.
100% NOT shell cordovan.
Thanks! I had a good deal on this one, but I am going to let it go
I don't know for sure but based on that price point and the pics on the site I would say those are corrected leather.
Thanks, that's what I though but... the price was nice.
Question: What's the difference between Michael Drake ties and Drake's of London ties? If it just says Drake does that mean its a Drake's of London tie?
I'm looking into buying a few shirts, I'm 5'11 and 135-140, being slim I haven't found a shirt that fits well OTR (not complaining). My question is, when buying a shirt I'm going to need to get it altered no matter the cut, so does it matter if it is regular fit vs slim/trim/tailored etc. fit? As long as they fit in the shoulders is there anything else I should be looking for that slim/trim/tailored etc. that the traditional fit doesn't have?
As long as it fits in the neck (collar size) and shoulders, a tailor can pretty much fix the rest.
There's a Burberry Prorsum military-style coat in my local Burberry Outlet. It's 100% wool, has an all black Prorsum tag, and is marked made in Italy. Sizing is numeric, not S/M/L. There's no check pattern anywhere. It's an unbelted trench coat in green with large cuffs and five buttons per cuff, three button adjustment in back, and buttons running down the vent. I don't know what it's called.
The tag says original price is $2,495 USD, it's marked down to $899.
First, is this actually Prorsum? The lady said that all the stuff in the outlet store was moved from the real store, none of it was made specifically for the outlet. But I have no reason to believe she's invested in this job or know what she's talking about.
Second, is that a good deal? It's the only Prorsum thing I saw in the store, and they had 6 of them all in the same size.
Third, does anybody have any idea what this coat is called? Google tells me it may be a "Great Coat" from the 2010 line, but I can't find any pictures.
It's actually pretty similar to this in style, except it's more defined, and more conservative I would say. The lapels lay down flat and are more squarish, and the buttons go straight up and down instead of at an outward angle...
If suede and water do not go together then why does it seem like everyone is busting out the suede shoes as winter rolls in? Or is it that suede is more of a fall shoe, before the worry of wet snow comes? Or do you all just live in places where wet snow is not a worry? Please school me; I'm still learning.
Suede and water are not enemies. This is a normal misconception. Suede is actually quite durable and stands up to rain and other moisture well. While it might not be advisable to have suede snow boots it is far from correct to say that suede and water do not go together.
For further support, have a look at how Leffot (and I) clean suede:
FWIW, I also wear suede year-round. However, I tend to wear darker suede as the weather gets colder (i.e. sand in summer, snuff in fall and chocolate in winter).
Sounds like it's Prorsum to me. Prorsum is Burberry's fashion-forward line (in fact, Prorsum means "forward" in Latin). Because of this the pieces generally do not feature the Nova Check pattern you see on a lot of London and Brit stuff. They are generally aggressively styled and flirt the line between runway and retail.
I personally don't own any Prorsum so I cannot speak to the quality. However, I have read here and elsewhere that the quality is generally good. Probably not good enough to justify retail, but at a fraction of MSRP I think it constitutes a decent deal. If in doubt, generally authentic Prorsum stuff carries this logo:
Finally, it sounds like you might well be looking at a great coat. For a quick check, here's what a Great Coat should look like (traditionally). If the coat doesn't look quite like that then you might have something similar to a Polo Coat. Either way it sounds like a cool purchase. If you decide to buy it wear it in good health.
The tag you described is exactly how my Prorsum tags are. Prorsum is Burberry's highest/runway line - I don't think they would make it specifically for an outlet store. Their retail pricing is very high, in my experience.
I would say it is all about the fit, and the quality. Don't buy for the "brand."
I love the cut/fabric of this suit but am dropping a few pounds and don't want to invest in a new suit just yet. Can anyone recommend designers who make suits of this style so I'll have options when the time comes? Maybe that'll make me feel better for not grabbing it while it's on sale...
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