Boden

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by shoreman1782, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    A Washington Post story today makes mention of Boden, which is referenced as a UK Mens wear line. I checked out the website, looks alright, BR type stuff. I know there's better pieces and prices out there, but stuff looked alright and generic, notable to me mostly because I doubt anyone would have the it around here. I was looking at the correspondent jacket. Anyone have experience/knowledge/thoughts?
     


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    johnapril Senior member

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    Read this:

    "If I was asked to be a character in Tintin and was allowed to select my own wardrobe, this would be my jacket. Very possibly with the Canvas Trousers. Do you think that would look good? Or do you think a grown man should not be having these thoughts in the first place?"

    Now read it again and again and again until it makes you sick. Because it should. This way of casting a spell over the consumer will do precisely this:

    divert money better spent on clothing that makes you look handsome.
     


  3. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    I kind of like the marketing blather that UK companies put out, as opposed to their general American counterparts. I really think it'd be fun to write for whatever firm produces this stuff. For instance, the Charles Tyrwhitt catalog, FWIW, has very funny quotes attributed to Nicholas Wheeler, their owner and copywriter, apparently. To paraphrase their take on their fitted shirts (the website doesn't have the money quotes): "These shirts are designed with a closer-to-the-body silhouette, for the man who doesn't have curves. Not that there's anything wrong with curves, but if you have them, this shirt is probably not for you." I mean, that's just quirky and surprising considering the general sterility of American marketing copy. Just my opinion. Back on topic. Has anyone seen/bought/heard of the company?
     


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    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    Bump. Lots of traffic these days.
     


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    markr Senior member

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    My wife orders from here quite a bit, though she often ends up returning what she gets. Quality is better than BR/J Crew; prices are a little more. My wife's had trouble with the UK sizing. I have one casual shirt from them and it's fine but nothing special. I've been looking at their moleskin suit -- not because I like their's particularly, but because I can't find one anywhere else.
     


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    kabert Senior member

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    I thought Boden was only for children's clothes -- expensive clothes at that. The kids catalogs are the only ones I've ever seen.
     


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