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New and Lingwood destroy their brand?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Geezer, May 26, 2012.

  1. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    Since when is AE a cheap and nasty producer of junk?
     


  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Well, it's unremarkable at best.
     


  3. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    unremarkable, sure.

    But they still build GY welted, solid, useable shoes that many people really like.

    Have they had some quality issues, but they seem to honestly care about building a good shoe.

    I don't think they fit into this conversation.
     


  4. LeJouvre

    LeJouvre Senior member

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    Depending on which other shoe products you would like to compare them to I can answer your question.

    For example, compared to Edward Green or Gaziano & Girling or John Lobb they are pretty "meh, I'll pass thanks", but compared to Mezlan they actually rate fairly well.
     


  5. LeJouvre

    LeJouvre Senior member

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    Yes, they are a good quality shoe in that respect, but are you referring to the models Union produced in the USA or the models produced in places like the Dominican Republic
     


  6. JohnnyMarr

    JohnnyMarr Well-Known Member

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    Chaps, what's the consensus on this gear then? See some not bad looking shirts on ebay from HoF outlet for less than £20, is it worth it?
     


  7. davesmith

    davesmith Affiliate Vendor

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    I bought a suit a couple of years ago by N&L for Hose of Fraser, the shoulders had too much padding and the sleeves were too long but apart from that I liked it. I don't have the buying power of a lot of people on this forum and it suited my needs at the time perfectly. Would I buy again though.... Hmm...
     


  8. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    You really get what you pay fo. In thi sday and age it is mor fashion, less style, unfortunately.
     


  9. Mr Whitebeard

    Mr Whitebeard Member

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    I agree with Geezer. I live in Cardiff but shop in Jermyn Street and St James's. Most people in Cardiff had never heard of N&L and that was just fine by me. Then they turn up in a corner of House of Fraser and splatter their name (if not their better products) all over the place. it certainly knocked the gilt off the gingerbread.
    By the way, Geezer, it's Cheaney (with an 'a').
     


  10. Mr Whitebeard

    Mr Whitebeard Member

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    Rats! Failure of capital 'i' in last sentence.
     


  11. Mr Whitebeard

    Mr Whitebeard Member

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    Damn! Penultimate sentence. Why can't we just edit these posts?
     


  12. Mr Whitebeard

    Mr Whitebeard Member

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    Curses! Penultimate sentence. Why can't we just edit these posts?
     


  13. jmills

    jmills Senior member

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    Before you post any more corrections, please try clicking the pencil button below your message(s). [​IMG]
     


  14. AlexE

    AlexE Senior member

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    Well look at this and tell me it is not junk:

    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF3514_1_40000000001_-1

    Their "Classic" line shoes are still decently constructed, even though I observed that leather quality and detailing has gone down between my first purchase 5 years ago and the last one about one year ago. They are the entry level into good shoes, but nothing special.
     
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  15. Mr Whitebeard

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    Thanks JMills. I can't actually see a pencil to click on at the mo but I'll see if one appears if I start a new message.
     


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