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ESQUIRE mag - video of 8 visits to UK manufacturers

NorCal_1

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this is an excellent video series
click:

http://www.esquire.com/style/manufac...#ixzz1DV04BCGT


Reid and Taylor, William Lockie

Todd & Duncan, Johnston's

Garynahine Harris Tweed, Luskentyre Harris Tweed

Mackintosh

Joshua Ellis, John Smedley, Sunspel, James Homer

Corgi, Fox Brothers

Jaguar, John Lobb

Drakes, RBJ Simpson
 

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Cool. Nice soundtrack. Patrick Grant seems like a good spokesman for UK manufacturing. Hope he can help introduce these traditions to younger generation. The first episode was pretty good. Will watch the rest later.
 

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Saw that a while ago: really interesting and it's great that these types of company are surviving, or even thriving.
Of course it also has potential for 'product bingo': no doubt some of you will own things from all the suppliers visited. There's also the drinking game: you have to down a shot every time he mentions E. Tautz
 

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a outstanding selection of real and honest producers
makes me proud to be British
 

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Thanks for posting this...but I feel abandoned and ignored... http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=225637
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Watched this some time ago in it's entirety. So cool to see how proud everyone is of their craft while working under rather humble conditions.
 

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thanks very much for posting this, i also would've missed it otherwise!
 

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Yeah i watched these a few weeks ago - great series. I actually went out and tried on some john smedley at a local heritage wear store - turns out its fantastic, and the fit is great. Why no love for John Smedley on here?
 

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Originally Posted by geoffmartin17
Yeah i watched these a few weeks ago - great series. I actually went out and tried on some john smedley at a local heritage wear store - turns out its fantastic, and the fit is great. Why no love for John Smedley on here?
can't speak for others but I've been wearing them for years. Thatvsaid, I don't if they're as high quality as they used to be. I've got one that's well over 10 years old. But I've another that's maybe three years old and not wearing quite as well.
 

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Originally Posted by Oleg
can't speak for others but I've been wearing them for years. Thatvsaid, I don't if they're as high quality as they used to be. I've got one that's well over 10 years old. But I've another that's maybe three years old and not wearing quite as well.

The qquality was even better twenty years ago. It seems to decline every decade but the prices do not reduce in proportion.
 

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