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New and Lingwood destroy their brand?

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

  1. 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?
     
  2. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member 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...
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Mr Whitebeard

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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').
     
  5. Mr Whitebeard

    Mr Whitebeard Member

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    Rats! Failure of capital 'i' in last sentence.
     
  6. Mr Whitebeard

    Mr Whitebeard Member

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

    Mr Whitebeard Member

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

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    Before you post any more corrections, please try clicking the pencil button below your message(s). [​IMG]
     
  9. 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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  10. 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.
     
  11. comrade

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    Depressing. Ever since I have been aware of ther brand- about 40 years- they have prduced
    solid, boring, well-made shoes, informed by what I call a "Midwestern aesthetic. I used to
    wear their long gone Viking 1 model.and the classical Saratoga. They fit my wide feet perfectly.
    Over the years the firm has attempted to inject more style into their line- usually with
    poor results. But they never went for "junk "- until now.

    http://altmanslegacy.tumblr.com/post/9896058036/vintage-allen-edmonds-viking-boar-hide-chukka

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-ALLEN-E...S-US-9-D-UK-8-5-EU-43-BLACK-EUC-/180972301192
     
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  12. azumi

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    Bump, well, so you said that the N&L products selling on HoF are gabbage, but what if I buy their items on their official webpage: http://www.newandlingwood.com/ what do you think? Are they good and worth for money?
     
  13. comrade

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    How many old boys are there in St Helena or Tonga? You sound like one of those morons
    on the Board of Trade in the 60s and the 70s who boasted of British Auto exports to such places
    while the Bristish Auto industry was entereing a tailspin. So today jaguar is owned by
    Tata ( India) Rolls by BMW and Bentley by Volkswagen.The rest of the market is dominated
    by Ford, Honda, etc. .
     
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  14. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    I fell victim to this unpleasant decision from N&L. I ordered an odd jacket as the price was right. What I ended up with was mixed fabrics, huge shoulders, low armholes and a horrible deal throughout. These things must be killed with fire.
     
  15. azumi

    azumi Senior member

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    Did you buy your jacket from their official website or on HoF site? I kind of like these jackets here: http://www.newandlingwood.com/shop/tailoring/jackets
    But I think the length is a little bit too long and I don't like the shoulder. Could you take some pics of your jacket?
     
  16. Naive Jr.

    Naive Jr. Senior member

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    New & Lingwood is excellent, and the persons who work there are decent and striving to do their best. Why N&L has a Doppelgänger I don't know, but anyone can recognise the difference with a little effort. I [​IMG] New & Lingwood's clothes and their salespersons!

    PS: Justin Sumrie, whose sartorial advice was superb, has a talented successor, Simon Maloney; there were highly professional salesmen - Colin Austin, Micharl Howelett, Michael Blackwell, younger original Thomas Bauer, and a younger generation of earnest persons in Piccadilly as well as sweet ladies in Eton. Paul Kennedy is responsible for the new website and full of initiative.
     
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