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Freemans Sporting Club suits and other clothes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by akaidiot, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. riverrun

    riverrun Senior member

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    They're addictive. The artichoke dip is also delicious.
    I'm not particularly disagreeing, and I really like freemans, but in terms of the food, there are other places downtown that put out much better rustic new american at the moment.
     
  2. ghulkhan

    ghulkhan Senior member

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    I don't claim to know anything more than what I was told by Thom Browne and the staff at Bergdorf. I didn't say he was a "regular employee" of Bergdorf (like a sales associate), only that he worked there a few days a week in his own section of the store. It was not a periodic trunk show arrangement. After all, he was not the important designer he is now.

    I remember reading some interview on Thom Browne where he said in the beginning he was always running around town trying to sell his suits and doing whatever he could to promote them. I would not doubt it if someone like you is saying that he was there to talk to customers and sell his line personally.

    But socal is probably right. After all he is fashion jesus.
     
  3. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Senior member

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    I remember reading some interview on Thom Browne where he said in the beginning he was always running around town trying to sell his suits and doing whatever he could to promote them. I would not doubt it if someone like you is saying that he was there to talk to customers and sell his line personally.

    But socal is probably right. After all he is fashion jesus.


    His old studio was not in Tribeca and more Chelsea/Meatpacking. He also used to sit in front of Pastis wearing his suits as a way to market them.

    I'm glad your RSS Feed on me is working. stopstalkingmekthxbai
     
  4. Big A

    Big A Senior member

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    So, you're the guy. You're almost at legend status over there...
    I'm afraid to ask . . . . I can't imagine that's a good thing. The trout at the restaurant is good too. There are better "rustic american" restaurants in NYC, but everything I've had at Freeman's has been good, and I can't say that about the other places. Also none of the others sport the collection of bearded, flanneled, red-wing-wearing hipsters who look like they took a wrong turn at an Oregon lumber yard and somehow were magically transported to NY.
     
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    His old studio was not in Tribeca and more Chelsea/Meatpacking. He also used to sit in front of Pastis wearing his suits as a way to market them. I'm glad your RSS Feed on me is working. stopstalkingmekthxbai
    socal, did i talk about his studio? what relevance does that have? and also, stopstalkingmekthxbai
     
  6. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Senior member

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    socal,
    stopstalkingmekthxbai


    I post in this thread before you did. Don't they teach you anything at NYU?
     
  7. ghulkhan

    ghulkhan Senior member

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    I post in this thread before you did. Don't they teach you anything at NYU?
    i learned that if im stalking you and that you know it and call me out on it, on a medium such as this forum, then you must be stalking me as well. edit: i also know that you probably see this but will not post to it at all or until a later in order to try to make some point.
     
  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I'm not particularly disagreeing, and I really like freemans, but in terms of the food, there are other places downtown that put out much better rustic new american at the moment.

    True. But if you're going to FSC, I'd still second the recommendation to try the restaurant too.
     
  9. lefty

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    The trout at the restaurant is good too. There are better "rustic american" restaurants in NYC, but everything I've had at Freeman's has been good, and I can't say that about the other places. Also none of the others sport the collection of bearded, flanneled, red-wing-wearing hipsters who look like they took a wrong turn at an Oregon lumber yard and somehow were magically transported to NY.


    Restaurant list please.

    I love the space/decor of the restaurant and also have yet to have a bad meal there, but then ...

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  10. poodlerock

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    Has anyone been to FSC lately? Any sweet new spring gear and/or sales on FW merchandise?
     
  11. mps23

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    what do you expect? the place is filthy with douchey hipsters.

    Not that this really has anything to do with Freeman's clothes or food, but I used to live in 8 Rivington (same building where Freeman's Sporting Club is now, but back then it was a furniture place) and the trash can for the building was in that same alley as the restaurant. A couple of times a year they would have some private event at the restaurant but set up the velvet rope at the beginning of the alley, right there on Rivington. I went down to take the trash out one night in shorts and flip flops and the woman working the velvet rope wouldn't believe me that I was just trying to take out my trash and tried to have security guards stop me from going into the alley; she thought I was trying to sneak into the event and my trash bag was a ploy.

    NYC is pretty ridiculous sometimes.
     
  12. poodlerock

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    Cross-posting this from B&S in the hopes of getting at least one reply:

    I'm looking to buy any used (or new) Freemans Sporting Club clothing and/or accessories. I wear a medium in their shirts and jackets, and am a 32 in pants.

    If you have any shirts, jackets, ties, etc. you're looking to part with, please message me.

    Thanks!
     
  13. sammy

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    Has anyone tried their wool shirts? At $200+ a pop they don't seem like a good value.
     
  14. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Has anyone tried their wool shirts? At $200+ a pop they don't seem like a good value.

    Not unreasonable though. There are 2.5 yards of wool in a shirt, and wool cloth is expensive.
     
  15. veloaudio

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    Back from the dead...

    I'm looking at buying the FSC Isle of Man Parka. Looks like they run rather big so I imagine I'd be sizing down. Anyone own this jacket or tried it on?
     
  16. comrade

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    Re: their tailored clothing
    Looks like J Press at more than 2X the price.
    It's pseudo Ivy in that the jackets appear from the WebSite
    to have squarish shoulders as J Press has had in recent years.
    Yes Martin Greenfield is a major plus but to me the design
    is very deficient. For the Ivy look I'd go for the Andover Shop,
    OConnells, and for a bit more money, Winston tailors MTM
     
  17. Patrick.D

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    Anyone else experience "irregularities" this Holiday season with the esteemed FSC?

    2 items purchased online late last Month were ultimately sold via brick and mortar.
    No replacement was offered and the refund remains as tangible as rumor.

    Hopefully an aberrant showing from them.

    Federal Trade Commission seems to allow a one month window for said business to restore the payment.
    This is day # 19.


    any pro bono legal counsel is welcome
     

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