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British workwear / heritage brands

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ManofKent, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Kingstonian

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    ^the style has been copied by ps, cabourn, oliver spencer in their fw10/11 portfolio. Wouldn't buy that cheapness as depicted on that site.
     
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    Heritage Research flight jacket is amazing, BTW. Fits big, I sized down to a small. 6' 185 lbs. Pics to come.
     
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    Heritage Research flight jacket is amazing, BTW. Fits big, I sized down to a small. 6' 185 lbs. Pics to come.
    Thanks, sell that thing to me!
     
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    an update on Universal Works sizing:

    I own a Waddington padded vest and it was slightly generous fitting (a large would comfortably fit over a thick sweater on my 42.5" chest, and is slightly generous over just a shirt), assuming sizing would be pretty consistent I ordered a couple of their spring/summer vests in a large, expecting to need to significantly tighten up the back adjuster, however these fit much closer - just large enough over a light weight shirt with the adjuster fully relaxed.

    and a query on sizing for Folk outerwear:


    Anyone got one of their coats - how generous are they? A size 4 supposedly goes up to a 42" with a size 5 starting at 42" - I'm wanting a fairly close fit so a 4 would seem the best option but not if they're snug sized to start with.
     
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    I think Musto should get a mention. They have been around for 46 years now. I've owned a fleece and and an offshore jacket, both of which were very well made.
     
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    So, about Heritage Research, all of you guys who bought their garnments found out they fit small? I'm looking for a wilderness parka but i don't know if with 40' chest and 5.4 ft. tall (short) i better fit in small or medium, any advice?
     
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    So, about Heritage Research, all of you guys who bought their garnments found out they fit small? I'm looking for a wilderness parka but i don't know if with 40' chest and 5.4 ft. tall (short) i better fit in small or medium, any advice?
    I have a jacket (non parka) and a sweater and find they fit slightly big. I do have a parka on the way though. I went with my standard size in the parka.
     
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    Shouldn't brands such as Corgi and Sunspel get a mention as well? I realise they're underwear brands, but nonetheless...

    Also I'm not sure I saw Lavenham in the initial post. Belstaff also surely?

    Pringle and Smedley? Garbstore?
     
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    So, about Heritage Research, all of you guys who bought their garnments found out they fit small? I'm looking for a wilderness parka but i don't know if with 40' chest and 5.4 ft. tall (short) i better fit in small or medium, any advice?

    I would guess medium - I've only got two overshirts - both L and they're just big enough for my 42.5 chest.
     
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    Shouldn't brands such as Corgi and Sunspel get a mention as well? I realise they're underwear brands, but nonetheless...

    Also I'm not sure I saw Lavenham in the initial post. Belstaff also surely?

    Pringle and Smedley? Garbstore?


    I think Garbstore has been mentioned.

    Sunspel T's are nice.

    Lavenham looks good, but i haven't tried their stuff.

    I confess I think of Belstaff as Italian despite it's British origin - quality seems good, prices a little steep.

    Smedley - nice knitwear. Pringle I think have seen better day's although maybe they're due for a revival - I wasn't impressed with the quality of recent stuff.
     
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    Smedley - nice knitwear. Pringle I think have seen better day's although maybe they're due for a revival - I wasn't impressed with the quality of recent stuff.
    Sadly true. I actually went into a Pringle shop at Christmas - I remember their socks were expensive, but excellent quality. Their priciest pair sported a nice, retro box, but the socks were made in China. Of course, we do have Cordings, most hunting and shooting wear, but lovely quality. Company now owned by Eric Clapton I believe.
     
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    I only have my older Pringle cashmeres, from the days the neck label still had a royal warrant.
     
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    Yeah pringle stuff rocks. I think now they are more into making golf polo shirts etc.
     
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    I would add Brady Bags. They are still made in the UK with top materials (unlike Barbour bags which are now made in Asia). No one makes a better bag of it's kind.

    just went into this thread to ask about a bag maker i couldn't remember! thanks lol!
     
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    Anyone got one of their coats - how generous are they? A size 4 supposedly goes up to a 42" with a size 5 starting at 42" - I'm wanting a fairly close fit so a 4 would seem the best option but not if they're snug sized to start with.



    I don't know if you can use this, but I'm a 2 in albam and size 3 folk fits me fairly snug.
     
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    I don't know if you can use this, but I'm a 2 in albam and size 3 folk fits me fairly snug.

    Cheers.
     
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    Anybody own a pair of the Heritage Research JFK chinos? Are they more autumn weight chinos or are they lighter?
     
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    Private White vc
    I visited their store in London the other day. The designs are interesting, mainly influenced by military uniforms and the quality of the products seems to be great. Quite unusual is their use of copper for buttons, zips and quirky details. Private White vc is a new brand by Cooper & Stollbrand in Manchester.

    http://www.privatewhitevc.com/

    http://cooperstollbrand.co.uk/
     
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