- Sep 18, 2010
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Hello all! I hope to hear your opinions on these two firms, specifically the quality of leather used and the "quality" (i.e. the neatness of the stitching, the dying of the edges, the gluing, etc.) and amount of handwork involved. 1. Basil Racuk--"Basil, the brand's designer and namesake, comes from a NY fashion world background. He had a menswear line in the 90s which sold at Barneys, among other retailers, and then worked on Seventh Avenue for many years at a leather company, where he learned about skin qualities." (http://www.luxist.com/2010/01/20/bas...-for-real-men/) Question #1: He sounds a bit more fashion-forward than I like. I think I read somewhere that he was associated with Banana Republic, so he's not exactly like Bea from April in Paris. Does working at a leather company qualify his credentials? 2. Lotuff Clegg--I feel like the owners come from more craftsmen background. Frank Clegg is a third-generation craftman. Question #2: Design aside, do they work with better materials and have better handwork? I hope to learn more about these two firms. Thanks in advance for the input!