Austin Reed quality?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Connemara, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. Connemara

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    How would you rate it? I'm considering an olive corduroy sportcoat from them.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've only seen them on the rack, but at first blush, they seem pretty similar to most of the sportcoats you find at Hecht's and other such department stores.
     
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    Most of their stuff I've seen has been good to very good, in the range of H-F or maybe a bit below, and some of the better stuff was made by Chester Barrie.
     
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    I had some AR shirts in the past. I'd put them below Lewin/Tyrrwhitt/Pink.
     
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    Alot of the Austin Reed stuff Holdfast wears in the pics thread looks rather nice, though of course that doesn't speak to the quality.
     
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    Most of their stuff I've seen has been good to very good, in the range of H-F or maybe a bit below, and some of the better stuff was made by Chester Barrie.
    Yes I know Hickey-Freeman is owned by Hart, Schaffner, & Marx, but Austin Reed is a glued peice good that has a more european cut than a HSM. I would not buy it, because glued garments have too short a life span. One bad dry-cleaning and the garment can be permanently puckered.
     

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