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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, Nov 10, 2006.

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  1. capnwes

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    This could be coppley.
     
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    I posted this in the thrift thread as well, but it wasn't clear who the makers are. I believe the Burberry London is a Drakes, the Burberry might possibly be an older Drakes, and the RLPL might be Turnbull & Asser, however it does have the Made by Hand tag.

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    Burberry London jacket. It is a really cool color/pattern, and seems reasonably well made. Perfect condition. The pockets are still basted shut. Big boy size - 50L. Other than the union label, however, there is nothing to indicate the maker. Would that suggest this is coming from Hickey Freeman? Does anybody else make for them in the US? If it were fake, they wouldn't bother with a union label, right?

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    Probably just Burberry made by Hartmarx, who actually owns Hickey Freeman since 1964. There is, however, a marked difference in quality depending on which house made them. If you look deeper into the inside pocket which is opposite the Burberry tag, what do you find?

    A woolmark tag and a simple size tag like these?
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    Probably just Burberry made by Hartmarx, who actually owns Hickey Freeman since 1964. There is, however, a marked difference in quality depending on which house made them.  If you look deeper into the inside pocket which is opposite the Burberry tag, what do you find?

    A woolmark tag and a simple size tag like these?


    That's exactly what I have. Does that confirm HartMarx? Did they produce these for Burberry at the same time as Hickey, or does the maker tell me anything about date?
     
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    Thanks for the info. The knowledge in this place is unbelievable.
     
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    Hartmarx acquired the Burberry license in 1996. So if I had to guess..... between 1996 and 2009....possibly even newer.
     
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    Answered there too.

    Cordwainer by Wright. Arch preserver.

    Pretty sure this is what you have...

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    Holy shit, Wes! That's super specific!
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    these are barbour-branded shoes. made by anyone notable?

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    Most Barbour-branded shoes are a crock of shite these days, but they had a few models from back in the day that had those markings. Specifically, I handled a couple of pairs of veldtschoen country boots which have only ever been made by a handful of Northampton makers. I contacted Barbour, who were fairly coy but confirmed the Northants origin.

    For the boots, I was pretty certain that they were Tricker's although not using the standard handwritten markings. That was based on the pattern of the boot design as it was essentially using the 'super boot' pattern normally made on the 4497S last.

    Whoever the shoes are actually made by, the markings are the same as those boots.
     
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    I have no ideas. Older Belvest? It's for LV Uniformes
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    Found these for $3.99 at a flea market, asked the guy to hold them until i could check the maker. Are these John Lobb? Have some condition issues, can a cobbles re sew the broging back to the vamp?
     
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    I'm just curious why you think this is Lobb.
     
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    I thought perhaps looked similar to the first page post that says lobb but is extremely dark. These could be some no brand POS for all I know, i just thought they looked similar. I have yet to pay anything for them so i don't really care what comes of it. These are the only identifying marks though I'm afraid.
     

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