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Cordings of piccadilly

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by andreyb, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    I'd say veering on TTS for wordings to be honest. Although their knitwear and shirtings etc. are very very generous their tailoring is usually pretty close to the mark.
     
  2. VRaivio

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    Perthboy, sorry about that, I was talking about trous tagged size 34''.
     
  3. Isbister

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    I've bought a good few pairs of trousers from them, over the years, as well as suits. The trousers have all been well cut, but slim rather than baggy. The suit trousers have been slightly fuller but still not baggy. The waist sizing was as I would have expected.
     
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  4. Jimmy Balantyne

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    Sorry, I didn't mean to suggest 'baggy'. My 'not skimpy' comment was in relation to sizing rather than cut. Further, as stated, it was only a guess.
     
  5. Isbister

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    ^ But "generous" might be interpreted that way. I like the way Cordings trousers are cut - certainly not over-large, but not tight either. With trousers, an inch this way or that can make a world of difference. Button flies are not to everyone's liking, however.
     
  6. Jimmy Balantyne

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    Generous might well be interpreted that way but equally 'their jacket sizing's spot on' might cause one to suspect otherwise?
     
  7. VRaivio

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    I tried on one of Cordings's tweed hunting jackets with an action-back a few months ago, and was surprised how form-fitting it was. Most RTW jackets in my size, 38, are too wide at the shoulders, but not this one. Even the sleeves looked nice. If I'd have any belly or larger muscles, it would have been too small.
     
  8. Botolph

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    Their jackets are superb. I have the Firley tweed and the Keeper's tweed and they fit amazingly-- and the three button front, hacking and ticket pockets, and center vent are what I look for in a good tweed jacket. Robust, they wear like iron(in a good way[​IMG]).
     
  9. perthboy

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    I found my ultimate khakis!

    I've been wearing Bills Selvedge Cramerton M2s and Orvis Ultimate khakis. Today I received my Cordings cotton drill chinos (made in UK, product code: TR005) and nothing compares :satisfied:

    The Cordings chinos is substantial and quite resistant to wrinkles, similar to Bills Cramerton, although softer. It has a zip fly and amazingly the waistband & inner pockets are made from the same material as the legs. Importantly, the fit is much better than the rest because it has a medium-high seat and slightly tapered legs. I bought a size 34, actual waist measurement is 35" and 16" hem. For unknown reason the Cordings khaki cotton drill chinos is an 'off catalogue' item, you can only find them on their website if you use the search term 'drill'. I''ll be buying more.

    https://www.cordings.co.uk/khaki-cotton-drill-trousers.html

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  10. VRaivio

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    Just completed a post about the anatomy of a Cordings jacket. Might as well share the photos here as this 21 oz., or 600-gram, cloth is a burly as modern tweeds come. Such a lovely mottled piece of wool.

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  11. Isbister

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    @VRaivio, that's a very nice tweed jacket. To be candid I don't care for Cordings' huntin', shootin' and fishin' lining, it verges on cheap and tacky, and I don't know why they use it, but otherwise I would say it's as good a tweed jacket as you will find anywhere, OTR.
     
  12. Botolph

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    Beautiful. I have the Keeper's Tweed jacket, which is also 21 oz... It feels effortless when on but it's a beastial, substantial tweed... almost of outerwear capacity.
     
  13. Jimmy Balantyne

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    I've got the Ripley Cord, wore it today as it goes. Great jacket.
     
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