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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FIHTies, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. Phil

    Phil Senior member

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    I wouldnt have figured seersucker of any kind, pink included, being something that would have caught the fancy of fashionista types, but I have in fact seen 3 men down in the west village in nyc sporting either pink (couldve been red) seersucker suits over the past 2 summers. In fact, the window displays at Bergdorfs last summer had a few pink seersuckers featured. The brand of the suits escapes me right now, but I thought they looked very nice. I think the preppy trend that has surfaced in the past few years may be rubbing off on all sorts of people, not just old fashioned new england wasp types. I work with a few gay graphic designers, and one was wearing a Jpress ribbon belt and a repp tie last week. Dont think I would have seen that a few years ago.
     
  2. adirondaki

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    They offer fairly high quality merchandise which is thoughtfully selected and usually pretty stylish; however, their prices are set pretty high.  Sometimes you can find a bargain in their outlet section.  I think their catalogue and website showcase their products well.

    Two complaints: 1) I have ordered "club" ties (motif ties) from them, and found the quality to be middling; and 2) customer service is fairly bad: it is surprising, because it seems like the sort of operation that would want to impress customers with its attentiveness, but I have had a number of frustrating experiences, and I am relatively easy-going.
     
  3. quill

    quill Senior member

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    On a sidebar note, here's a "tip of the hat" welcome to you, aargh (great avatar. ). What does your sig mean..."nobody knows everything," or something like that? I'm not a Latin scholar.

    And on topic, I'm hearing around that seersucker is fast returning to top kudos in fashion. Is that true? Or is it just the seasonal fever?
     
  4. TCN

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    I think you're spot on, of course I'm no Outer Mongolian Beau Brummell. [​IMG] It would appear to me that the AD or catalogue team rushed this shoot a bit too much.
     
  5. RIDER

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    I agree that some of the combinations they picture are a bit...adventuresome. However, taken individually, I think a great deal of their selection. They obviously put a great deal of thought and time into the merchandise. A good balance of traditional goods and not so traditional goods to try and expand their customers wardrobes. I respect them allot.
     
  6. aarghh

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    Thank you, Quill. I'm no Latin scholar myself, but you're pretty close. It means "We cannot all do everything", and is attributed to Virgil.
    I agree - I particularly like their collection of regimental ties. In fact, I'm seriously considering getting the Calcutta Light Horse one for my father - he happens to be a great fan of the movie "The Sea Wolves". I'm also considering wearing the MCC tie to my next cricket match - but don't know if I'm prepared to take the ribbing from my team mates. [​IMG]
     
  7. The Dandy

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    Phil, I must say I'm very surprised at your comments. Seersucker, repp ties, ribbon belts, and most anything from J. Press are items I would have never thought to associate with high fashion and trendy clothing.

    Regarding the jacket length issue, it may be an intentional "mistake." I still know a significant number of men who are trapped in the Armani-inspired "too short shirtsleeves and too long jacketsleeves" look. An alternate possibility is that the new stylist is simply ignorant and doesn't know the norms of men's fashion. If the catalog starts featuring two button jackets with both buttons buttoned, what I like to call the "tragic death of Brooks Brothers" look, we'll know for sure.
     
  8. TCN

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    You've got to love J. Press . . . I mean even if you don't like J. Press, you've got to love them. [​IMG]
     
  9. LabelKing

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    What's an Outer Mongolian Beau Brummell?
     
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    +1. I placed an order for a couple of items, and received a shipping confirmation which listed only one. No explanation or attempt to contact me about the missing item. It was left to me to contact them and find out it was out of stock. Because of this passive/reactive approach, I probably won't hurry back to shop with them again. However (after I complained) they did waive the shipping charge as a goodwill gesture.
     

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