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Le De Bonne Facture Thread

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I'm tempted by that houndstooth zip jacket on Mr. P...
 

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Think I'm just gonna have to write this brand off after years of trying to like it.
 

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Put a size 41 nep chambray shirt up for sale in the classifieds. It's a beautiful fabric.
 

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whatup y'all!

Déborah and I were having some good convo recently and thought it would be great to hear more from the SF community. So, if you have any questions, comments, concerns, etc etc., we'd love to hear them and we'll post Déborah's answers here. Maybe we'll record the convo and upload it or have a back-and-forth situation in the forums. Either way, hit me with any De Bonne Facture questions you have by this Sunday 1/26!

As a starter... I asked Déborah if there's a particular style that she loves but doesn't wear herself. Her answer was in the range of Lizzo and early Moschino, if you can believe that haha.
 

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whatup y'all!

Déborah and I were having some good convo recently and thought it would be great to hear more from the SF community. So, if you have any questions, comments, concerns, etc etc., we'd love to hear them and we'll post Déborah's answers here. Maybe we'll record the convo and upload it or have a back-and-forth situation in the forums. Either way, hit me with any De Bonne Facture questions you have by this Sunday 1/26!

As a starter... I asked Déborah if there's a particular style that she loves but doesn't wear herself. Her answer was in the range of Lizzo and early Moschino, if you can believe that haha.
I went to man/woman today. The fall line is looking lovely. The outerwear is crazy
 

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I went to man/woman today. The fall line is looking lovely. The outerwear is crazy
Welp, time to save some $$$.... any way you can share some deets?
 

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hit me with any De Bonne Facture questions you have by this Sunday 1/26!
Gerald, a couple questions - 1) I have a good handful of the 1-pleat and 2-pleat trousers in wool. Can these be handwashed in cold water?, 2) how about french seaming the entire trouser instead of just the top block?.
 

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@DBF Gerald ill add some comments/questions.
A lot of the bigger sizes (XL-XXL) don’t really seem like they’re graded with enough difference. A rise on most 52 trousers is still under 10”, and the pit to pit on most XXL is still about 44”. Both of those means that I really struggle with fitting a lot of DBF, even though I love the style and the few things I have been able to get a good fit are some of my favorite things.
Is this something that’s a conscious decision to maintain a specific look?
the coats seem to be graded well, but it just seems that most pants and shirts and sweaters always fit very very slim.
 

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Welp, time to save some $$$.... any way you can share some deets?
I didn't take any pics sadly...was talking to Deborah. They had some great Harris Tweed pieces...one in a Houndstooth overcoat...another in a Harrington style. They had the softest, most beautiful leather shearling that I've seen. I have a shearling from them from a couple of years ago that is beautiful, but this one was another level. They also have the same style shearling in a vest. I hope she takes them to production.
 

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the coats seem to be graded well, but it just seems that most pants and shirts and sweaters always fit very very slim.
I wear a 46 in the trousers and find the cut to be on the mark for that size. The 1 pleats are inherently slimmer than the 2 pleat, but still with room in the top block and comfortable, and the 2 pleats i find to have a very generous cut. I can appreciate though your standpoint if the pant doesn't really grade up according to the marked size but for the 46 imo the sizing is on the money.
 

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Anyone buy a pair of gardian boots? I grabbed a 43 and 44 and can’t figure out my sizing. The 43 fits tight across the instep and a tad tight in the forefoot. The 44 fits well all over but has slight heel slip. I usually wear a 43, but am leaning toward the size 44. Anyone else have a similar experience?
 

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After wearing for about 30 mins in the house, the 44 is definitely the right call. If anyone orders a pair from la botte gardiane, size up one from your usual European sizing.

The sizing chart on their website is accurate.
 

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