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London Sales

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by inimitable, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. inimitable

    inimitable Senior member

    May 25, 2009
    Today I had a look around some of the shops in London. I only went to a few shops but saw a couple of good deals -

    Truzzi shirts in staple colours were £39 in Selfridges. A good selection of Charvet ties were £29 and £49. Canali pocket squares were £9 and Zegna i think were £10. RLBL knit ties were £29 and £49 for cashmere knits. Navy blazers in Turnbull & Asser were £195 as well as a wide selection of braces for £39.
  2. GBer

    GBer Senior member

    May 30, 2010
    Heard something was going on at the Foot locker on Oxford Street near Bond Street tube
  3. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Mar 23, 2002
    London, UK
  4. Wrenkin

    Wrenkin Senior member

    Dec 16, 2006
    At least they don't use guns here. An innocent bystander was shot a few years ago on Boxing Day on Yonge St. in Toronto after a fight started at Foot Locker.

    As for the sales, the smaller C&J on Jermyn and Trickers had some nice deals, though I didn't get anything as I'm hard to fit (the new Loake store had all of two models in a G-Fitting). Church's on Jermyn had some samples, but they refuse to mark down anything in black (which is all they offer in my size, and £370 is just too much). Fosters had a curiously wide selection, from £200 to £400, though they seemed reluctant to help me. After visiting about a dozen stores I almost ended up buying some full-priced Finsbury's from the very professional staff in the large C&J store on Jermyn, but none were available in London, and by the time the salesman suggested calling Birmingham I was too frustrated to proceed.

    Austin Reed seems to have ditched the sale racks full of shoes in their new Regent St. digs, though the boxes piled seven-deep seemed to ensure that nobody bothered trying anything on.

    H&K's best deals included some very damaged trousers, and a rail of unpriced pyjamas. First time bothering to check T&A and I immediately stumbled on the braces—£39 is a good deal for white-end boxcloth, especially as they had several sizes. (I made the mistake of purchasing some "one size" braces from Ede last year). T&A also had the black and white silk moire ones with woven ends on offer. Apart from half-price smoking jackets, If you go all the way to the back of the basement they had a charming selection of marked-down silk smoking hats. Ede by Saville Row had some nice small leather goods (stud boxes, etc) and the Polo store had the usual assortment of half-priced madder. Everything in Rugby is 50% off.
  5. Macallan

    Macallan Senior member

    Jan 9, 2010

    Did you have a look at Edward Green, some of the shoes were £440.

    I picked up two pairs on the 27th and went yesterday with a friend, who wanted brown laced shoes; they still a good selection left, although mostly black and then dark browns.
  6. kristianml

    kristianml Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Going to London for 1-4 june.. Which shops should I stop by? I know my Selfridges and Bond/Oxford Street from previous visits, but this is my first time as an actual menswear enthusiast.

    Guess there won't be any sales going on, but preferred to revive this compared to starting one myself.
  7. AndyMG

    AndyMG Senior member

    Oct 14, 2011
    Jermyn Street and Savile Row are either side of Piccadilly. Also worth a wander through the Burlington Arcade while you're there. Even if you don't end up buying, there's plenty there to give you some ideas.
  8. Loathing

    Loathing Senior member

    Mar 2, 2011
    My recommendations for London are:

    Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Chelsea area:

    Harrods - by far the best high-end menswear store in London.
    • There are various shops around harrods (inc. Church's, Rolex, and a Corthay boutique a little south), as well as another large department store called Harvey Nichols.
    Sloane Street - luxury superbrands like Gucci, LV, etc., as well as Loro Piania and Cucinelli.
    King's Road - famous road that used to be a hotspot for artists/writers (Wilde, Whistler), then aristocrats, then rockstars. Not so interesting for menswear enthusiasts any more.

    Mayfair / St James's area:

    Bond Street - every major luxury brand has its flagship on or nearby the street
    • Brioni is on Bruton Street
    • John Smedley on Brook Street (English knitwear)
    • Kiton and Drake's are on Cork Street (connects Bond Street to Savile Row)
    • Cucinelli and Ede and Ravenscroft (and A&F!) are on Old Burlington Street.
    • Burlington Arcade (C&J, Harry's, Globetrotter, lots of small luxury shops) and Savile Row both run off OB Street.
    Mount Street - very cool stealth-wealth street in Mayfair. Stores include: Double RL, Goyard (luxury luggage, trunks), and Rubinacci.
    Jermyn Street - Edward Green, John Lobb (Hérmes), C&J x2, Church's, T&A, H&H, etc.; Emma Willis and Emmett are two shirt-shops unique to London that provide an OK shirt for £100 roughly.
    St. James's Street - SAB, Jonh Lobb (English, bespoke only), Gentleman's Clubs, etc.

    That's where I shop in London.
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  9. Dan189

    Dan189 Active Member

    Aug 24, 2009

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