Exquisite Trimmings - Based in London, UK - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by davesmith, Nov 14, 2012.

Tags:
  1. davesmith

    davesmith Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    6,175
    Likes Received:
    592
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Location:
    London, UK
    Thanks for your reply. Much appreciated. I'd like to get a ballpark of the style people are interested in, i.e. with tassels, colour etc and then we'll see how many guys we can get for that shoe (hopefully enough), get a price, then we'll place the order.

    I'm hoping to offer an advantage to the UK in that their price will be lower. We're so used to getting screwed with higher prices because of the VAT reductions to non-EU residents that I would like to turn that around for once!!
     


  2. E TF

    E TF Senior member

    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    246
    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Location:
    Herts, U.K.

    hmm I think I'd go tassels. Can't see your pics of the swatches too clearly on my monitor, but I like the look of the grainy leathers, and I suppose I'd prefer a conservative shade of brown or even black. Would consider suede too perhaps.
     


  3. davesmith

    davesmith Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    6,175
    Likes Received:
    592
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Location:
    London, UK
    Yeah, those pictures are far from HD!!

    I was thinking the same, either a brown of black leather. The leather shown in the pictures is deer. I handled these shoes at Pitti and they are buttery soft.
     


  4. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    12,053
    Likes Received:
    587
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008


  5. C&A

    C&A Senior member

    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    556
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Nice. Also like the moccasins. Do you have pictures of the soles Shaya?
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2013


  6. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,454
    Likes Received:
    873
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2002
    Location:
    London, UK
    

    I believe, the “real” Belgian loafers are still (and so they should be) made in Belgium, hence the name. And the sole supplier for Belgian loafers which are produced in Belgium (Bruges to be precise) is the store Belgian Shoes in New York, which was founded by Henri Bendel (“You’re the top, you’re a Bendel bonnet”), in the 1950s. (Available in London at Nicky Haslam in Pimlico.)

    http://www.belgianshoes.com/

    http://nymag.com/listings/stores/belgian_shoes/


    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     


  7. davesmith

    davesmith Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    6,175
    Likes Received:
    592
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Location:
    London, UK
    Will try to get pictures.
     


  8. davesmith

    davesmith Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    6,175
    Likes Received:
    592
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Location:
    London, UK
    Thanks for the info. You really know your stuff!
     


  9. davesmith

    davesmith Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    6,175
    Likes Received:
    592
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Location:
    London, UK
    Next up at Pitti was my quest to find affordable grenadine ties. It is part of my plan to bring affordable but high quality products to those in the UK, even though we have to pay the 20% VAT, I want the prices to be on par with those that other countries are paying/charging.

    With this maker, I think I've achieved it. Who makes the ties will stay a secret for now, but they are handmade in Italy and make ties for some top brands.

    Pricing will be around £45 (plus shipping - free in the UK) - They will be lightly lined, silk tipped and with a fancy bar tack, these were points that were specified by myself. They will be available in 2 widths (8cm & 9cm). Delivery is expected at the end of July.

    These ties will be going along side a bespoke grenadine tie offering which is a collaboration between Exquisite Trimmings and Passaggio Cravatte, but more about that later!


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


  10. E TF

    E TF Senior member

    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    246
    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Location:
    Herts, U.K.
    

    I approve of this plan.
     


  11. wqvong

    wqvong Senior member

    Messages:
    458
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    When will you be posting wool socks?
     


  12. davesmith

    davesmith Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    6,175
    Likes Received:
    592
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Location:
    London, UK
    Hopefully tomorrow... Been saying this for a while. I appreciate your patience!
     


  13. davesmith

    davesmith Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    6,175
    Likes Received:
    592
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Location:
    London, UK
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2013


  14. davesmith

    davesmith Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    6,175
    Likes Received:
    592
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Location:
    London, UK


  15. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    12,053
    Likes Received:
    587
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by