HOF: Labels, heels and nail patterns - Secrets to ID the maker

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  1. argoth

    argoth Senior member

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    Looks like I uploaded a bunch of 0 length files for the Belgrave. Since I deleted them from my camera, I'll have to retake and repost. [​IMG]

    Thanks Arg - I added these two - is that C&J (RL Benton) benchgrade or handgrade?

    There's some debate about whether CJ Polo are handgrade or benchgrade. There are decent arguments for both sides. That said, the shoes themselves state that they are "Bench Made in England", but I'm not sure if that answers your question. For example, while being bench made, they obviously have the channeled soles of the CJ (mainline) handgrades. So.. like I said, its debatable. [​IMG]

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  2. gdl203

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    If anyone has pics of jacket labels (e.g. RLPL made by Chester Barrie, RL Black Label, Castangia, Oxxford, etc...), shirt labels (different types/grades of Borrelli, Barba, Finamore, etc...), please post here or PM me scans or links and I will add to the OP. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for doing this! I'll take some pics when I get a chance.
     
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    Yes, great thread. Thanks gdl. I know the top of the page is already crowded but this should probably be a sticky too.
     
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    Yes, great thread. Thanks gdl. I know the top of the page is already crowded but this should probably be a sticky too.

    Not a bad idea - maybe we could move the SF club tie sticky to the B&S forum to make some room?
     
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    Only thing I have to offer right now is:

    Hickey Freeman Hand Tailored:

    EDIT: Added to main post.
     
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    Thanks odoreater - i added these.

    I wonder if anyone has scans of H. Freeman tags? They seem to manufacture for so many brands that it would be really helpful to know what their label looks like and be able to identify their products
     
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    If anyone has pics of jacket labels (e.g. RLPL made by Chester Barrie, RL Black Label, Castangia, Oxxford, etc...), shirt labels (different types/grades of Borrelli, Barba, Finamore, etc...), please post here or PM me scans or links and I will add to the OP. Thanks! [​IMG]


    I'll try to hit most of these this weekend G, save RL Black Label.
     
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    Here are some suit labels:

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    Necktie labels:

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    And this is the first page of the booklet you are given when you purchase a Borrelli suit - it's signed by the tailors responsible for your piece.

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    Could someone post examples of the Peal Brooks Brothers heels? I believe this is one of the main culprits . . .it would be nice to know which are C&J and which are AS . . . although based on the Polo heel pics, the Peals with one row of nails are probably also C&J.
     

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