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British workwear / heritage brands

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

  1. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    I maaaaaayyyyy just have some Tender in the mail to me right now direct from our friend William. There are some nice pieces at Independence here in Chicago and I mean to get in to look at them, but it remains easier to have someone mail me the stuff from England...
     
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    Yaaaa I go see the tender stuff regularly over at S&S. Does anyone in London stock them?
     
  3. FrankCowperwood

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    London trip sounds very cool. How long will you be there? Any plans to tour around outside of London?

    Couple of requests.

    Please, on my behalf:
    1. Eat a cheese and onion sandwich and/or a ploughman's lunch.
    2. Enjoy one of those shortbread/caramel/chocolate squares they make.
    3. Clotted cream.
    4. Drink some tasty beer that we Americans would consider flat and warm.

    I don't have any particular insight about London Tender stockists, (you've already thought of this...) but give William at Tender an email on the topic.
     
  4. troika

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    Woo yeah! Gonna be there for about 6 days of work + 2 for visiting, then over to Ediburgh for a couple days (and yeah amazon just delivered me some icebreaker base layers this morning...i hear it's gonna be a hell of a winter)

    Last time I was there I got to see all the Saville Row/Jermyn stuff plus a few swd stores like DSM, RL, and Yohji, now I'm keen to see Real McCoys, Nigel C, RRL, Son of a Stag, etc.

    1. I had to look this up, and while I haven't had it in London before, it turns out this is very similar to what my Ukranian grandparents fed me as a kid
    1.5 yes I will try haggis, I have a feeling I'm gonna like it
    2/3 undoubtedly
    4. Don't care much for beer, so I will be hitting the scotch
     
  5. FrankCowperwood

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    1. Makes sense. Both countries have used plows.

    1.5: Haggis: Like liverwurst meets oatmeal as I recall it. A more fearsome reputation than deserved.

    4. Murmurs go round the Dedlock Arms, some approving others not, and the publican raises an eyebrow.
     
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  6. FrankCowperwood

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    Moleskin is very nice. Heavy and going to break in nicely I think. I like the olive color. Vauxhall waist construction is certainly something a little different.

    Marshalsea coat fits nicely in the shoulders (I think), body is roomy and it is definitely not cropped in length. No buttons on the cuffs, just a small cutout and you can turn them up once. Flannel is heavy and more like a Melton wool than flannel that you'd use for suiting. In line with what I wanted.

    Loomstate color would allow you to add your own club crest and ribbon trim for a DIY school/boatie etc. blazer. If that's your thing.

    Good stuff.
     
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  7. FrankCowperwood

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    @Superb0bo

    Putting further discussion here in case the WAYWRN folks aren't that interested.

    Jacket is a size 42. It's a full 31.5 inches in length, and it's got a straight cut through the body. Leave plenty of room and gives that sort of bell shaped silhouette, especially when you stuff your hands in the pockets.

    I may have to try something in your signature black linen next. :)
     
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    Thanks! What size are you typically in sport coats?

    Their linen is really good. Also have the borough + plains suit in black canvas.. :embar:
     
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    I just ordered borough + plains suit in navy drill. Really excited and will post pics when they arrive
     
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    You say you make some of your products out of "organic bamboo".
    So you start out with organically grown bamboo, can you trace and confirm it?
    It doesn't need pesticides to grow, what about herbicides and chemical fertilizers?
    In the end it's either Rayon or Viscose, both of which are synthetic - the manufacturing process for these materials is highly toxic and dangerous, especially in parts of the world that supply the vast majority of these materials.
     
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    What makes "organic" superior in this case?

    Does it perform better?
    Does it have a reduced environmental footprint?

    I ask these questions because in most cases organic produce requires more fertilizers and more "natural" herbicides that end up having a larger environmental impact then the non-organic equivalent.
     
  13. FrankCowperwood

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    Interesting. I'd like to read more about this. Can you point me to a reference?
     
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    The part about "larger environmental impact then the non-organic equivalent" is new to me.
    Let's see the science.
     
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    I came across these guys while searching for moleskins:

    http://hebtro.co/trouser-town/

    Interesting story and the products look great. I don't think you can't find a pair of trousers anywhere else for the price that are guaranteed for life.
     
  16. FrankCowperwood

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    Fabrics look ok. Cuts look generic.
     

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