Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by A Harris, Sep 23, 2008.
nice. I plan on doing the same with my children one day when I have them.
that is very sweet. i should really buy a book, and start reading it to mine. good reminder, thanks!
Picked up a Barbour Porter on sale at Orvis, I'm psyched because it fits a niche I've been trying to fill for a couple of years:
I really like this.
also, what niche is it to fill?
Some casual stuff.
Seersucker bag for going to the beach and such
Generously sized beach towel
Terry cloth, buttonless polo
And for when it gets cold and wet again, Gore-Tex Field Jacket, made in Canada
Russian reindeer penny loafers
Kaplan - very nice. i like all the shades of blue.
bourban - deets?
Those are badass
wow. did those cost you 5Gs?
I initially fell for a beautiful, ridiculously light Isaia "trench", but at $1800 it was well beyond my budget for an outerwear piece, so I set out to find something "close enough".
My criteria were: casual but-not-too, lightweight, navy (preferred) or black, rain resistant or waterproof, fitted, long enough to cover a jacket. This fits the bill perfectly. It's made out of Gore-Tex so it is completely rainproof - I'm not a big fan of Barbour's oiled canvas offerings, especially in a work environment.
So, are they Cleverly bespoke or N&L?
BTW the article, from 2006, stresses how rare and almost exhausted the supply of Katerina hides is, and yet nobody ever runs out...hmmmmm
They are made by Poulsen, Skone & Co (aka N&L). They are RTW. Cleverley has first right of refusal of the hides, and from what I have heard has sold off a lot of what they initially purchased. So, while rare, there are a few out there to be had. Still a cool story and the leather comes with an unbelievable feel, smell and patina fresh out of the box.
Stitchy, I didn't pay anywhere near retail. Nabbed them off the 'Bay, unworn, for a great price. Tip of the hat to member summej2. I'm still deciding whether to keep or flip.
Veilance? Had one of these but didn't like the fit
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