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Chester Jeffries

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chorse123, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    I'm surprised we don't have a dedicated Chester Jeffries thread. Maybe there are fewer customers of theirs here than I expected. http://www.chesterjefferies.co.uk/ I haven't ordered in nearly three years and need new gloves for this fall and winter. I was thinking of

    The Snowden in tan or mahogany suede lambskin with lambswool interior
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    and one of these with either a wool, cashmere/wool, or chamois lining for fall:

    Paris in light brown Cape
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    Man About Town in light brown Cape
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    The Kensington in dark tan or mink deerskin
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    Any recommendations? Who here has used Chester Jeffries?
     
  2. AgentQ

    AgentQ Senior member

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    I did, last fall. I ordered the Man About Town in peccary. The process was fairly straightforward, and I was able to make good use of the gloves.
     
  3. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    What lining did you get? I've only ordered fur before (both for myself and for a few gifts).
     
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    whoopee Senior member

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    I've gotten a few pairs from them over the years. They do a solid job making slightly rustic, well-fitting gloves. I would err on the tighter size of self-measurements as they will stretch a bit. Also, pay the nominal extra for the hand-stitching.
     
  5. wilhelm

    wilhelm Well-Known Member

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    I got a pair from them last year. The Oxford, only in black, with wool lining:

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    The buttoned design prevents snow from getting into the glove.

    This year I'll be ordering an unlined pair in black, a wool lined pair in dark brown, and a pair of these:

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  6. AgentQ

    AgentQ Senior member

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    What lining did you get? I've only ordered fur before (both for myself and for a few gifts).

    Mine was unlined. I believe that is the only option for peccary, but when ordering peccary, I prefer unlined anyway.
     
  7. milosh

    milosh Senior member

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    Man About Town
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    I have these in mocha brown cape with cashmere lining. I like them. They are my first "nice" gloves. There is a stitch or two that came a bit undone but I'm not going to bother sending them back because it doesn't bother me that much.
     
  8. Master Shake

    Master Shake Senior member

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    I have a couple of gloves from them. They are nice and a great value. Also, the customer service is quite good. I wanted a pair in burgundy, and I didn't see that color available on the website. I e-mailed them my request and they told me that would not be a problem -- and they were right.
     
  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is the 'buffed hogskin' equivalent to peccary?
     
  10. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    I have a pair from last season- medium brown, rabbit fur lining. They're not world-beaters but are quite nice for the price.

    So CHorse- has your opinion changed?
     
  11. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    I ordered a pair last summer -- the first of what I thought would be many. I did the whole self-measurement thing very carefully. I was looking forward to made-to-measure gloves. Off the rack gloves typically fit only my wrist/palm or my fingers, and rarely both.

    They took payment and sent me a standard size. I was baffled, thinking I had ordered made-to-measure gloves. They did not fit so well. I wrote and asked what happened; did you take a made-to-measure order and fill it with a stock size? I asked. They said, yes, we just sent you a standard size. Return them if you want made to measure. I was pissed. I had the suspicion that they merely forgot to remove the standard size sticker from the gloves, and I figured they would just send back another pair in a standard size with no sticker on it. Something about their correspondence did not encourage trust on my part.

    I kept the gloves, determined to cut my losses, and I did not order all the other gloves I was planning to get.

    They were nice gloves. I soaked them in shoe stretching fluid and better molded them to my hand. I wore them for a month and lost them -- dropped on the ground, I guess -- as I got into a car in a blizzard.
     
  12. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Is the 'buffed hogskin' equivalent to peccary?

    It's carpincho. http://www.chesterjefferies.co.uk/sc...nformation.asp


    I have a pair from last season- medium brown, rabbit fur lining. They're not world-beaters but are quite nice for the price.

    So CHorse- has your opinion changed?


    How do you mean? I still think they aren't the most durable. [​IMG]
     
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    mr monty Senior member

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    rjmaiorano Senior member

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    Can someone tell me the purpose of the 3 lines on the top of the glove?
     
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    Scrumhalf Senior member

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    Perhaps this is a beginner's question, but I am thinking of getting my first set of leather gloves this fall/winter. Does one match the glove color to the jacket color? Both my peacoat and overcoat are black, so should I look for a black glove to match - I am trying to picture how a brown glove would look with a black coat and the mental image is jarring......
     
  16. Clark

    Clark Senior member

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    I got my peccary gloves from ebay at a price that was hard to beat w/good quality [​IMG] http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-MEN-pecari-P...d=p3286.c0.m14
    Is that the TAN cognac color in the picture? A little bit confusing as some are listed as "TAN cognac" and some only "cognac". Also, how are they size wise? Because the listing says "S-XL (6.5,7,7.5,8)", and I'm usually an 8 which would be closer to small I guess. Thanks! /C (I'm choosing between these and a pair of Chester Jeffries, therefore the slight hijack).
     
  17. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    [​IMG] So I had a bad experience with CJ / CJ customer service. Would it be so wrong to try them again?
     
  18. KlezmerBlues

    KlezmerBlues Senior member

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    Can someone tell me the purpose of the 3 lines on the top of the glove?

    The purpose of the darts on the back of the glove is to provide a snug fit and somewhat help prevent stretching.
     
  19. Robes of Executiveness

    Robes of Executiveness Well-Known Member

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    They took payment and sent me a standard size. I was baffled, thinking I had ordered made-to-measure gloves.
    You need to send them an outline sketch of your hand for that.

    I'm thinking of going through them, but want the most supple I can get, kidskin or chamois. I think cape is too rough. But waiting 7 weeks for hand sewn is a little pressing compare to 2 weeks for machine sewn.
     
  20. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Ordered 8/30. Received 9/17. I ordered two pairs and used an old form from Chester Jeffries that showed the measurements they would need for a MTM pair. In the end, I got one pair that seems MTM and one RTW. They fit about the same. Nice gloves. Will try to snap pictures at some point.
     

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