Sid Mashburn Online Store Live

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  1. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    I was in there last week and all anyone in the place could talk about was how busy things have been since the website went live. I got the impression they are sorting out the growing pains/getting a better feel of what the site needs to be before they expand their online offerings. I talked to the SA about the suits and he made no mention of them being offered online in the near future. I think the site will remain what it is now until the dust settles.
     
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  2. porcelain monkey

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    My understanding is no time soon. I think the feeling is there are some things that should be fitted in person. This may change though.

    A few thoughts about Sid Mashburn in general:
    1) The SAs are some of the more engaging, non-pushy guys in the business. They have a "house style" in the way they dress, but don't come across to me as holier than thou. They are also very knowledgeable. I was in once and Mark Anthony complemented my suit, looked at my shoes and said "vintage?" They were.
    2) Online clothing sales is a tricky business and I think they are going about it the right way - starting largely with accessories and items that are easy to fit like shirts. I've told the guys there in the past that they should have a blog - similar to Blackbird or Leffot - where they highlight new items, maybe post some pictures of things that inspire them, whatever. It would drive business to the store and I wouldn't think would be too tough to maintain.
    3) Sid is one of the nicest guys I have met anywhere, and, It sure seem's, a master at marketing himself and his store. He has cultivated this on-line cult status that I believe is very well deserved, and something many others in the business would kill for. This rubs off on the SA's. I go into the store about two or three times a year and they always remember my name.
     


  3. Artking3

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    Has anyone had any experience with Sid Mashburn trousers, as regards to fit and workmanship? I am thinking of getting one and would like opinions on their quality.
     


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  5. killercadi

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    I have about four pairs and love them. I like them more than any Incotex or Valentini pants I have. I think they are made very well and have a nice price point. SM's customer service is very good also.
     


  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    All of the ones I saw in the store recently had a "Made in Brooklyn" label on them
     


  7. geoffmartin17

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    Any shirt experience? I like the modified spread collar they do, wondering how they fit.

    -Geoff
     


  8. killercadi

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    Mine all say "Made in Brooklyn". I like the fit because it's not a super skinny but a nice slim fit. Some Incotex and Mabitex are just to slim for me in the thighs.
     


  9. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I bought three sized shirts (i.e. 16 x 35) the fit is somewhat similar to a Brooks Brothers Slim Fit. The SA told me that their S, M, L, XL shirts are a bit more fitted in the chest but I didn't try any on.
     


  10. Artking3

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    Thanks for your input. I'll probably pick up the cotton canvas pants. It helps they have a good return policy if it doesn't work out.
     


  11. clemente21

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    Like BB slim fit? So they're bigger than the BB extra slim?
     


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    I find mine are just a little more than my MTO extra slim fit BBs...
     


  13. clemente21

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    yikes - the bb extra slim already have way too much fabric in the back. I like sid mashburn, but he is definitely appealing to an older, less thin crowd than other places.
     


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    No worries, I have mine made without the extra material in the back. The fits are not far off from each other.
     


  15. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Update on my Sid Mashburn purchases. I bought three shirts, all sized 16 x 35. After washing and wearing them several times here are my comments

    Pro
    -The fabric colors are excellent. They really caught my eye and look good
    - Nice cut in should area
    - collar shape is nice

    Con
    -OCBD collar has far too much excess fabric and is always wrinkled
    -End on end fabric and gingham fabric collar and cuffs have stiff fused feel, they are also a bit hard.
    - Waist seems far too big and not proportional to the shoulder dimensions (and I am not skinny in the waist)

    I doubt I will buy more of the Sid Mashburn house brand unless the cut and fabrics are changed.
     


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