British workwear / heritage brands

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  1. baba booey

    baba booey Senior member

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    I have a heritage research parka which is pretty trim. I'd say it fits smaller than EG outerwear.
    Have you tried any of their other outerwear? Should I go true to size? I am looking at a flyer jacket and a medium is 23" across the chest and a small is 22". Seems big for a small.
     


  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.
     


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    I recently discovered Cro' Jack, which seems to produce solid, British-made garments. The prices seem pretty reasonable as well. Their website is pretty lousy, but if you Google it, you'll come up with some webshops. Triads has a bunch of stuff for half off.

    Would you happen to know how their garments fit?
     


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    Whos the best european retailer for Universal Works? The style is really starting to grow on me, esp the pants.

    I don't know who is the best but they are carried by oipolloi and end clothing.
     


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    Would you happen to know how their garments fit?
    Nope. The folks at Triads are very helpful, though.
     


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    I don't know who is the best but they are carried by oipolloi and end clothing.

    Oliver Spencer's online site sells Universal Works.
     


  7. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    I am not directly familiar with fit, but heard it is more tailored than Albam. I was considering ordering directly from them when their Spring line is released on their site.

    Speaking of Heritage Research, it seems they also have generous sizing. I take a medium in most everything and can get wear smalls based on some of their measurements. Have you experienced the same? I only have the shawl collar deck sweater but am ordering the Fausto Coppi jacket and the Flyer Jacket.


    I've only bought two overshirts - the Yukon and the USN, both in large, but they're very snug on my 42.5 chest.

    I recently discovered Cro' Jack, which seems to produce solid, British-made garments. The prices seem pretty reasonable as well. Their website is pretty lousy, but if you Google it, you'll come up with some webshops. Triads has a bunch of stuff for half off.

    I was looking at this on Triads site - looks good.


    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.

    Not familiar with Brady. My wife bought me a couple of Bill Ambergs' canvas & leather bags for my recent birthday and they're beautifully made: www.billamberg.co.uk - I must post some pics soon.


    I don't know who is the best but they are carried by oipolloi and end clothing.
    Universal Works is carried by quite a few stores - I've used www.danieljenkins.co.uk and www.cloth-lurgan.co.uk
     


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    If anyone grabbed one of the Heritage Research Flyer jackets from the Bureau and they don't work out PM me please! I drug my feet a little too long.
     


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    If anyone grabbed one of the Heritage Research Flyer jackets from the Bureau and they don't work out PM me please! I drug my feet a little too long.

    I nabbed one, should receive it tomorrow. I will keep you posted!
     


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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!
     


  15. ManofKent

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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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