The "Actively Discovering 'New' Brands" Thread

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

  1. 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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  2. 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.
     


  3. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    VANDA!
     


  4. 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.
     


  5. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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

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  6. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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


  7. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Would Solito fashion have clothes in it, or the promises of clothes?
     


  8. 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.
     


  9. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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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.
     


  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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


  11. 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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  12. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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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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  13. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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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.
     


  14. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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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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  15. New Shoes1

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    As a follow-up, I forgot to mention specific cuts for HY and Dapper Classics. The Dapper Classics slim fit is pretty similar to the HY USA cut.
     


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