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The "Actively Discovering 'New' Brands" Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 23, 2015.

  1. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    No idea.

    Parenthetically, I just was passing by and stopped to watch the video as I am always interested in different techniques. I was just commenting on the supposed handwelting...I didn't intend to comment on the maker or the overall quality of the shoes, just the technique.
     
  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have a pair of Jalan's and love them. They're a couple of years old though, and their designs these days are less appealing. Probably a bit above AE level in terms of finishing and QC. No idea on construction.

    I understand from someone at Unipair (it may have been @unipair guy) that the guy who designed the production methods trained as a cordwainer in England. But that's pretty meaningless (can't we say the same about Daniel Day-Lewis?)

    I think @EliodA has plans to stop by their factory at some point.

    On a different note, anyone has experience with Breuer ties? Turns out I own one. Makes an excellent knot, but the silk didn't impress me.
     
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  3. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    Yup, that's still the plan, though for the time being I'm stuck in Singapore so it won't be any time soon, I'm afraid.
     
  4. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    VANDA!
     
  5. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Thanks for daylighting them! They've got some great designs. That Moby Dick print is calling me.
     
  6. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    Seems even Gennaro Solito has branched out to Singapore [​IMG]

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  7. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Pretty sure most of the stuff on this forum is made with solito fashion.
     
  8. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Would Solito fashion have clothes in it, or the promises of clothes?
     
  9. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    I have several. My local NMLC gets mainline Bergdorf stuff and they never attract any attention. Pretty sure I haven't spent more than $50 on any of them. Not my faves, but a really great value at the sub-$50 mark if you see them at a NMLC.
     
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    I was looking at Jalan's the other night online and with the exception of a few mentions in the Unpair thread the forum is silent on the matter. But considering that lack of info here and the cost being above Carmina it didn't seem like a good move.

    I have a Breuer wool square. Got it at Nieman I think - it's big and takes up a lot of space but nice.
     
  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The costs are now above Carmina? Wow. Poor, poor euro
     
  12. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Bought two Viola Milano, one 3 fold ,one seven fold. Free shipping on orders over 150, so I'll let you guys know how it is.
     
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    I received my Dapper Classics order and can happily report the fit and quality seem to be very similar to my prior orders from Howard Yount. I can also report that the customer service was a refreshing change of pace as I actually received a response to my e-mail and the response was timely and friendly. In fact, I ordered one day before the sale and was very pleased to get the e-mail response that the sale price would apply to my order. Look forward to ordering from them again.

    Here are pictures of the tan and mid-blue hopsack trousers. I'm definitely keeping the tan, but will likely return the mid-blue because the color is too pale for my tastes and wardrobe.

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    Not a brown SC wearer? I think that would work well with those mid-blue as a pivot from the usual grey trousers that most would wear.

    Anyways, thanks for the confirmation that the quality is on par with HY. I had assumed so since it's coming from the same well known maker but it's always nice for it to be verified.
     
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    I had the exact same thought that the blue trousers would look great with a jacket in the tan to light brown range, but do not have any for Spring/Summer as I do not wear a jacket nearly as much when it's warm. For my purposes, I need something a little darker along the lines of the HY blue tweed trousers that I've found extremely versatile in the winter months (see below).


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