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Khaki's of Carmel - Official Affiliate Thread - Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by khakisofcarmel, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. khakisofcarmel

    khakisofcarmel Senior member

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    New Drake's ties and squares

    Wovens:
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    Big stripes and big herringbones:
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    Bold summer foulards:
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    An assortment of stripes in grenadine and shantung silks:
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    Cotton-silk blend on the top row, all-linen on the bottom row:
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    All cotton:
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    All silk:
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    Colorful clowns (also available with a blue border):
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  2. khakisofcarmel

    khakisofcarmel Senior member

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    New spring from Di Maestro

    This is a new line for us, which we started carrying last fall. Entirely made in Italy and a relatively new company that's positioning themselves to be a competitor to brands like Brunello Cucinelli. The fit is a bit on the slimmer, true-to-size side.

    The first sport coat is made from Loro Piana's "linen tweed", which is a 69-16-15 blend of wool-silk-linen. The jacket's texture is smooth and soft and has hints of tan, dark brown and ecru.

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    The interior is half-lined with piped finished seams and four interior pockets. The lapels are peaked and features a boutonniere stem keeper.

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    The jacket is a 2-button front with patch pockets and dual vents. Sleeves are unfinished and buttons are genuine horn. Sizes 48, 50, 52, 54 IT available. $2250. Here's the fit of a 48 IT (I tend to wear a 38R):

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    We also have a silver grey linen windowpane. I'm not entirely sure of the weight of the linen, but I'd guess 9-10 oz. It feels a bit more substantial.

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    The interior is the same half-lining with piped finished seams. Up close, the grey actually has streaks of white, navy and slate running through it.
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    Fit is the same, but this jacket features notch lapels and slanted flap hacking pockets. Same two-button front and dual vented back. Sizes 48, 50, 52, 54 IT available. $1995

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    We also received dress shirts and knits from Di Maestro. All feature very light fabrics that have a unique softness to them.

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    These lightweight crewneck sweaters made from a 70-30 cashmere-silk blend are softer than almost any T-shirt and extremely luxurious to wear. Could be layered or worn on their own. Sizes M, L, XL in blue and M, L in brown. $1495.

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    For casual shirts, we received a rust rugby pique and an ivory full-placket jersey knit shirt. Both feature mother-of-pearl buttons and dual sleeve buttons. The rugby is washed for a relaxed, worn-in look. Sizes S, M, L, XL available in the rugby ($350) and M, L, XL in the shirt ($395).

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    In dress shirts, we have classic white and blue as well as a grid-check with brown. Shirts also feature mother-of-pearl buttons, French plackets, rounded barrel cuffs and a very soft collar with a moderate spread. The cotton shirting is almost voile soft. Sizes 15.5, 16, 16.5, 17.5, 18 in white and blue, 15.5, 16.5, 17.5, 18.5 in the grid. $525-550.
     
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  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member

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    I tried the Di Maestro jackets on during a resent visit. They are especially nice. With the new Sartorio and Di Maestro jackets , Khaki's has added two remarkable tailored brands to their line up. On your next trip to Carmel be sure and try them both. The fabrics, fit and details are very special. They blow Cuccinelli out of the water IMO in quality and value.
     
  4. killercadi

    killercadi Senior member

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    I've stopped by the store two different times visiting the area. Purchased items both times and I'm very satisfied with them both. I bought a pair of Zanella trousers in a slim fit I had never seen before.
     
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  5. justinkapur

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    Both those Di Maestro jackets look fantastic on Kiyoshi!
     
  6. khakisofcarmel

    khakisofcarmel Senior member

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    Spring pocket squares from Finamore

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    Hand rolled edges and 13" square and made in Italy from 100% linen.
     
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  7. justinkapur

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    Ring suit on maiden voyage. Big shoutout to Alvaro for getting it altered quickly and perfectly!
     
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  8. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member

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    Let us get a full shot, Justin! I just saw on Gus' Instagram that they are coming again this month.
     
  9. GusW

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    Maybe we should organize another SF Meetup that day as well.
     
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    Just looked at my calendar....too much going on for a mid week drive up there. You guys have fun though!
     
  11. justinkapur

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    I need someone to do it for me!


    DOWN.


    Last time was so much fun, try to come bro!
     
  12. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member

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    Ask someone!

    I'll try to make it, but I doubt it.
     
  13. khakisofcarmel

    khakisofcarmel Senior member

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    Yes, we're bringing back Ring Jacket for a trunk show in San Francisco once again! We had an absolute blast last time in September and it was great meeting those of you who came by to check it out. Here's the important details:

    When: Tuesday, March 24th.
    Where: Hotel Palomar, 12 4th Street, San Francisco


    Private appointments will begin at 11 a.m. Please contact us at appointments@khakiscarmel.com or click here to sign up.
    Meetup will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Anyone is free to stop by and chat with us!

    We can do fittings can also be done during the the meetup, but it can be a bit crazy.

    Khaki's owners Jim and Connie Ockert will be attending along with Hidetoshi Sasamoto, head of Ring Jacket sales. We'll have exclusive spring fabrics from Carlo Barbera along with books from Drapers, Holland & Sherry, Loro Piana, Dormeuil, Ariston. Of course, if you want to pick up something for fall-winter, then let us know so we can bring books for those, too.

    We'll also be bringing our signature khaki trousers for those interested in seeing how they fit and an example of our Gaziano & Girling and Edward Green shoe range. Interested in trying on shoes from those companies in your size? Let us know and we'll bring a few in your size.

    Of course, we'll also be bringing up our spring range of Ring Jacket ready-to-wear suits and sport coats for you to check out and try on. It's a great opportunity to learn how the jacket styles fit and experience it for yourself.

    We look forward to seeing you all and feel free to sign up for an appointment!
     
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  14. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member

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    Hey Jim @khakisofcarmel, can you please bring some of your J.Lawrence contemporary trousers in 32 & 33 to the Ring trunk show. I would appreciate it!
     
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  15. khakisofcarmel

    khakisofcarmel Senior member

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    No problem! We'll definitely have those on hand along with fabric swatches so you can get other colors if you want, too.
     
  16. GusW

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    @khakisofcarmel , what ties will you be bringing? Any pocket squares?
     
  17. khakisofcarmel

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    For those curious what our new spring stock of Ring Jacket is at Khaki's, here's a few fit pictures and close-ups of the fabrics of the five sport coats we received.

    A note on fit: I typically wear a 38R (48 EU) and a 32" waist trouser. In Ring Jacket, I wear a 50 EU, which is what I'm wearing in these photos. Can I squeeze into a 48 EU in Ring? Sure. The armhole is smaller and the shoulders are a bit tighter along with a waist that's a bit tighter, too. Personally, I like a bit more comfort and I've found most guys feel the same way when trying on sizes.

    Also, in some images, the sleeves may appear to be short, however, I'm a longer-than-normal sleeve at 35" and all Ring Jacket sleeves come unfinished.

    First off, the exclusive "Creamy Waffle" all-wool fabric in two colors: navy and cream:

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    The "Creamy Waffle" fabric has a very dry hand to it and resembles a sort of hopsack that's not quite of see-thru. Navy available in EU 46, 48, 50, 53 and cream available in EU 48, 50, 52. Both are $795 and feature dual vents, notch lapels, three-open patch pockets, half-lined interior and two-button front. Plus, you get a cool Creamy Waffle lapel pin!

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  18. GusW

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    Whenever I see the Creamy Waffle label, I want to head to an IHOP and eat :)
     
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  19. khakisofcarmel

    khakisofcarmel Senior member

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    Next up is Ring Jacket's "Water Linen" sport coat in a black and white colored fabric that appears like a light grey at a distance. It's a 63-37 blend of linen and silk, which makes the jacket a bit more reflective in the light.

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    As you can see up close, the fabric has an almost optical illusion quality to it. The hand is also very dry and tends to hand very well for a coat that's mostly linen. Personally, I like putting neutrals against it instead of colors. Available in sizes EU 48, 50, 52 and is $1195. Features dual vents, notch lapels, three-open patch pockets, half-lined interior and two-button front.

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    If you want a summer blue sport coat that's not navy and a bit more textured, then this one from Ring Jacket in Loro Piana's "Summertime" fabric is a brilliant choice. Cubbie blue? Dodgers blue? Blogger blue? Regardless, it's a blend of 60-20-20 wool-silk-linen.

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    The close-up is a slightly better representation of the color. As you can see, the fabric has a great slubby texture to it and an open weave. Sizes EU 48, 50, 52 available and is $1195. Features dual vents, notch lapels, three-open patch pockets, half-lined interior and two-button front.

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