Club Monaco: Adventures in decent clothing and horrible marketing

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by the_state, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Timbaland

    Timbaland Senior member

    Messages:
    2,533
    Likes Received:
    308
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    ^ Yea I get the same thing. Their shirts used to fit me really well but now they are cut slimmer. Seems like they changed the slim fit cut starting with the summer madras. Now my normal size medium is a little too small for me. I'm not even that big at 6' 165 lbs. Their sweaters and coats still fit me well.
     
  2. Master Milano

    Master Milano Senior member

    Messages:
    1,637
    Likes Received:
    1,474
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Location:
    New York City
    

    +1 on continuous lean being an SF poster

    i hope the sales remain the same though cause I can't really justify CM unless it's like 50% off
     
  3. krspdla

    krspdla Senior member

    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
  4. Meis

    Meis Senior member

    Messages:
    2,836
    Likes Received:
    690
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Location:
    Chicago
    

    Really? From what I can remember the sleeves on most things I've tried on there have run long, not short. FWIW I have "average/normal(?)" length arms for my height.

    Actually my one issue with their shirts would be the cuffs... they always fit loose around my wrists (which I can't remember happening with any other shirts I've had - BoO, Gitman, TB, Jcrew, etc...)

    Edit- unless things have really changed since summer... I've only tried on a couple knits/jackets from the fall stuff, haven't tried on any of the fall slim shirts
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2011
  5. TimNguyen

    TimNguyen Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    After reading this thread I learned a few things about CM:

    - I am glad I am Asian
    - Because I look young bring my old student ID with me
    - SF Approved.

    On a serious note though. I went here last week to try on some clothes. I really like the fit but I guess I don't understand how to wear the clothes. All I own are suits and jeans. Anyone wanna give me some advice on how to wear the CM slim fit chinos?

    Thanks
     
  6. yw379

    yw379 Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    check the lookbook, CM clothes r so easy to mix and wear
     
  7. TimNguyen

    TimNguyen Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    I think its just because it is something new and different for me so I am having a hard time grasping it. Its okay i'll go back and try on some more things!
     
  8. Dbear

    Dbear Senior member

    Messages:
    4,207
    Likes Received:
    2,449
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    I've used my wife's student ID several times now. Neither of us are close to being in college.

    I just proudly present the card to the SA and never had any issues.

    I suspect if they question it, I'll say something like..."Well, I won't buy it without the discount". I assume they work on commission...and wouldn't really mind hitting that discount button to ensure a sale...
     
  9. James_M

    James_M Senior member

    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    

    Sartorial Wasteland? Try setting foot outside of a mall sometime.

    Nomad, Sydneys, Uncle Otis, TNT Man, Holt Renfrew, Lost and Found, Woodlawn, Klaxon Howl, Dutil, Robber, Ruins, Jonathan and Olivia, etc...Hell, even the Bay carries Surface to Air, BoO, MMM, Steven Alan, Save Khaki, DRKSHDW, etc...
     
  10. CanuckBassist

    CanuckBassist Senior member

    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Which Bay location is that? I'm intrigued.
     
  11. James_M

    James_M Senior member

    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    The Eaton Centre one -- second floor right across from the Top Shop area. The stuff also goes on regular Bay discounts too. Right now I believe a lot of it is 30 percent off. They also carry Oliver Spencer, klaxon Howl, Kin, Opening Ceremony, Dunderdon and some other brands I can't recall right now.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2011
  12. swaggerjack

    swaggerjack Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    What's the price of the peacoat (in Canada)?
     
  13. Vashin

    Vashin Senior member

    Messages:
    1,012
    Likes Received:
    157
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Location:
    Toronto
    

    Toronto has definitely stepped up it's game. Most apparent if you live DT imo. It was pretty bad just 5 years back but thanks to the internets it seemed menswear in TO has gotten a lot better.
     
  14. James_M

    James_M Senior member

    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    I think the same can be said for pretty much everywhere. Regardless, to call it a 'sartorial wasteland' is either ignorance or being entirely misinformed. Even on my short commute home I pass 5 places that carry SF approved brands. The stores are nice too. Dutil has some of the nicest salespeople I've encountered. The new Klaxon Howl spot looks great. Nomad as always is fantastic, both locations. Lost and Found on Dundas is honestly home to the nicest people you'll ever meet and they're relatively new but they've built up some really good inventory, including some exclusives. They also make awesome coffee and have amazing custom donuts on the weekend.

    I think the guy who called it a sartorial wasteland was just trying to sound jaded and worldly with the cynicism to score some e-points.
     
  15. Dr Huh?

    Dr Huh? Senior member

    Messages:
    2,121
    Likes Received:
    2,479
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto
    I found an old article on Lost and Found that said that they were planning on carrying Uniqlo. The article was from a few months back, did anything become of it?
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2011

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by