Murl the Squirl's Adventure Across the Pond

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Murlsquirl, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Go to Scotland. And Lake District. Both are amazing. If I didn't love London so much, next time I go to UK (in 3 years :-( ), that's probably where I'd spend all my time.
     
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    I could totally see Cleav curb stomping and flinging chairs in his immaculately tailored suit and red face paint...

     
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  4. GusW

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    I was in London in December and loved the new Anderson and Shepherd RTW store for cords, trousers, ties, pockets squares and knit wear. They are very friendly and the space is so well done.

    Also, stop in at the Drakes store. It has a very edited look and also very well done. Check out their Made in Italy private label jackets, they are a good value.

    Consider your fabric weight well before meeting Steed. It would be easy to go "a bit heavy" while in the cold and damp English countryside and then coming back to CA and never having a chance to wear it. When I met Bruce Boyer last week he had a Steed tweed jacket. That sucker weighed a ton. I'd wear it a couple days a year at best in CA.
     


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    What is the average temperature of San Francisco during the winter months?
     


  7. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There is only one month where the average high drops below 60. For the last two - three years it hasn't been cold enough for me to wear an overcoat
     


  8. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Steed is 20 miles from the park and I plan on going. Scotland isn't going to happen.


    I plan on stopping by both....Drakes without a doubt and A&S if I have time. I don't plan on getting anything above 12oz from Steed....or anyone from that matter. I can't imagine ever spending money on something that can't/won't get worn at least 10 times a year.
     


  9. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The Lake District is beautiful and a favorite place in the UK (My SIL lives there). Hopefully you can get a recommendation from Steed for an ancient pub that will serve you a nice dinner seated next to a fireplace. The food gets better and better with every trip we take. So many excellent choices of local beer, cheese, wild game, fish, stews and breads.

    You will have a great time. So many options and all of them good!
     


  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Hopefully I can drag them to a pub with me. If you have any personal recommendations, shoot me a PM.
     


  11. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't have any specifics off hand but....the last time I went, I did a search for best pubs in whatever city, town I was going to be in and usually a couple of great UK pub blogs popped up ranking the better pubs in each town with a bit of a description (no whiney Yelp chatter). I found great places with all local food and beers, smoked local fish stew, wild pheasant with rice, meat pies, etc.
     


  12. Cleav

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    Not long now...

    In the meantime

    George Best: "If you'd given me the choice of going out and beating four men and smashing a goal in from 30 yards against Liverpool or going to bed with Miss World, it would have been a difficult choice. Luckily, I had both."
     


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    Sounds like a great trip!
     


  14. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Can't wait. I love that one, but my favorite is in your signature. Brilliant.

    In other news, I think I decided on a cloth for the Steed jacket...Moonbeam

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    Thanks to Mr. Six who helped out.
     
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  15. Mr. Six

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    Happy to assist with this adventure!
     


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