Cable Car Clothiers – Traditional Haberdashery

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  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Some more trad goodies from Cable Car Clothiers:

    Blazer Buttons

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    Tweed Newsboy Cap

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    Folding Hat by Lock & Co


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    And Classic After Shave


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  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was in Cable Car a few weeks ago checking out hats with Bill Charman. He was looking for a woven hat to take to Mexico and this one caught his eye:

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    He also tried on some others:

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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I stopped in about a year and a half ago. Decent selection of stuff but it was disorganized as hell, its good to see from the pics they've cleaned it up. What I remember most, however, is being helped by probably the biggest creep I've ever met in retail. Lady like with long fingernails - freaked me the f out. Not likely to ever return.
     
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    Did he help you on with your clothing in the dressing room? :rotflmao: You know, CA is very different from GA.
     
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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Trust me I know but this was next level creeper...
     
  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The new location (they moved last fall to Sutter St.) gives CCC a different, updated feel while maintaining the DNA of the store (I've shopped there off and on since 1970).

    Jonathan has brought in Brady bags and belts from the UK. These are true artisan made bags and leather goods in their own workshops in the Midlands. Here are two done in collaboration with Harris Tweed.

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    Personally, I do not think it is strictly correct to use patterned blazer buttons unless you have an intimate connection to whatever is being represented. Out of those shown, I could really only use the Cutty Sark ones.
     
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    Probably not a "team player".
     
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    I never really understood why that in San Francisco they always insist on doing a crotch measurement...even for shirt!
     
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    Bill would do better buying the woven hat when he gets to Mexico, except that in some cases the hats there
    already come with a head.
     
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    Maybe they'll find their way to Wing Tip.
     
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    Gus, thanks for some great pics. CCC could be an impressive venue for an SF meetup.

    On a side note, if CCC could expand their product lines to include some Italian cuts, in addition to their full, structured English cuts, it would attract even more audience.
     
  13. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks otheme. It was fun to visit CCC and catch up on the store and their new direction.

    CCC has based most of their jackets on a soft shoulder, 3 button, Southwick design where the pattern has been specific to CCC for 70 years. Jonathan did say they will do a MTM and adjust it as the client wishes. But, my guess is that if you want a classic, trad suit or jacket, go to CCC and talk to them about tweaking measurements and fit from a trad/IVY perspective. But if you are looking for a true Italian or more modern cut, perhaps you should try elsewhere. Do you go into a French restaurant to order pizza? :)

    Yes, it would be a fun place for a Bay Area SF meet up and Jonathan would be an enjoyable host.
     
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    Although I haven't been to the new location I think my feeling about CCC still stands - love the styles, hate the prices. And I just realized, I'm wearing a tie from them today.
     
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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A straw boater and Southwick navy blazer on Jason of Brokeandbespoke:

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