Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mussel, Apr 5, 2005.
Bry, try to drop in to see Joe Morgan over at Chittleborough & Morgan on SR. Nice chap.
By the way, was anyone here there this morning, wearing a hacking jacket with turned back cuffs and tan suede John Lobbs? Loved that jacket.
Well that took some serious self-control. Ended up buying nothing, but tried on about a dozen jackets, some of which were only $100 (none fit well enough), and half a dozen pairs of shoes. The spectators that Zjpj snagged were in my hands with me in the checkout line when I realized I have much better ways to spend, or not spend $180 right now. But they are beautiful.
< EDIT: Sashae has kindly agreed to seek out size 13 specs on my behalf. Thanks, Sasha.. >
Just came back (with only one suit, made in Canada, Woven in Italy - not sure what does it mean. $300).
For 36 and 37: (relatively ) good selection of suits. Only few not-too-old jackets.
Pants 30-31: None. Promised to bring tomorrow
Small shirts - None ( only botton-down collars)
Duveen - I'm heading back over on a mission for a few people this afternoon, and if I happen to see a pair I'd be happy to pick them up for you.
-s, mr. shoe mission.
I think it means: Fabric woven in Italy; fabric sewn together to form the suit in Canada.
Oddly enough, one of the suits I picked up was made from Italian fabric and sewn in the United States. UNITE label on the inside. Pretty similar in construction to the Southwick suits I've come across in the past. I didn't know PS ever used an American subcontractor.
There's an article in today's WSJ (linked to in another posting) that mentions that a Tennesee contractor makes suits for Paul Stuart (apparently using Turkish master tailors).
INCREDIBLE Sale. I waited about 40 minutes this morning, it's well worth it.
I bought 5 pairs of Stuart Choice:
2 pairs of side laces 1 in black 1 in tan with beautiful antiqueing
1 whole cut medallion
1 whole cut plain
1 wing tip.
zjpj already posted pictures of the last 3 pairs. I'll post pictures of the side laces.
Saw some absolutely beautiful double monks but they're not my size. They're gone when I turned around several minutes later.
All the Stuart Choice shoes are practically flying off the table.
Most suits are Samuelsohn but there're some decent selections of Isaia and St. Andrews. At $500 they're steal. Fortunately, none of my sizes.
There're still some side laces & wing tips availabe when I left.
I just went by again -- sorry to disappoint johnnynorman and Duveen, but no joy on the items you were looking for. The 10.5s were positively devastated when I just went back, and I saw the linen/leather specs in 8, 9, 11, and 12.
Amazing the amount of stuff that's cleared out in the last few hours. I figure I'll go back on Friday for the final markdowns, as I'd love to pick up either some channeled sole casuals, white brogued bucks, or specs at the final markdowns.
Any suggestions for tailoring on thee suits bought there? Will the store tailor these?
zjpj and I are on a wavelength in terms of how to wear these. Only diff is that he actually has a pair.. Oh well, it is off to Ron Rider with me. In a way, I'm happy - I can specify exactly the look I want on the specs.
Specifically, I would wear the specs in summer with the following:
Cream tropical-weight wool trousers
'Natural' linen trousers, poss also some 'Orangina' linen trousers from BB which I may pick up tomorrow with the 15% discount
Tan and white stripe seersucker pants
Very light grey summer flannels
Khaki poplin trousers (light khaki)
Mid-brown linen trousers from RL
The good news is that those pants constitute pretty much my whole summer pants wardrobe.
Basically, I don't see spectators as all that different from the lighter tan shoes that I normally would wear in summer. Particularly if they are linen and leather, the contrast of bright white to non-white pants is less of an issue. While I admit that they are a bit 'costumey', I think that brown and white specs blend in a lot more than black and white specs. I do plan to wear them to my biz cas office at least occasionally (tho' you don't want to overdo it with shoes that distinctive).
Other shoes I wear in the summer with the above-listed trousers include british tan EG Monmouth's (wholecut with medallion toe, a bit like the C&J Weymouth's, but with the distinctive EG toe), 'bone' leather shoes from Gallus (comfort-shoe with some rubber on soles for rainier days), Grenson Stowes in mid-brown. That's about it. I might add bucks next year.
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