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Trip to the UK in late April and early May - What clothing should I bring?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Achilles_, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Watching Wallace and Gromit claymations is decent preparation for visiting Britain for the first time.

    If you can find any of the old California Raisins claymations, those are good, too. Basically, anything claymation.


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    Those who have been to England or speak English can back me up on this.
     
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    Ha!

    Not claymation, but Benny Hill is definitely not source material. Dr. Who is the way to go.

     
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  5. CousinDonuts

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    I am also headed to London for a short (3.5 days) jaunt in mid-May. This will be my 4th appearance in the city, but will be with my first-time abroad parents. Therefore I'm pretty much a tourist. Though I'm setting the schedule so I will be steering us by some shops I want to see.

    To Achillus - FWIW, I plan on bringing 2 pairs of dark selvedge jeans, white canvas sneakers, 3 casual button downs (think J Crew or Club Monaco), 2 merino sweaters in case it is cool, a navy cotton sport coat, a light-weight casual jacket with removable hood in case it rains. Maybe some dub monks if we plan go to a nicer dinner or a show.

    To the broader group and locals - do Londoners wear chukka boots? The pair I have are pretty comfortable to walk in so I was considering bringing them as well. At night they can pass for slightly nicer shoes than the sneakers.
     
  6. E TF

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    Hey Achilles, how was the trip?
     
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    The trip was amazing!

    I posted on the wall of the armory thread, talking briefly about the Drakes store (amazing place!)

    The shops were incredible in that area, and the shopping mall I went to off oxford street was filled with Zegna Couture, Brioni, etc

    I went to one thrift store, but the prices were very very high for used clothing :cloud:

    I loved the building and museums and people. I don't think I could ever afford to live in the are I would want, but I will definitely visit again!

    My only gripe is the cost of the food, but then again I was in the most expensive part of the city...
     
  8. Loathing

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    I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to our humble city.

    Which "shopping mall" are you referring to? Selfridges?

    Also, did you make it to Knightsbridge? It's actually more expensive their than Mayfair, these days.
     
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    Hmmm I can't remember. It was a block or two from the Bond Street tube platform on oxford street though...
     
  10. E TF

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    Sounds like Selfridges.
    Glad you had a good time, you see so many threads about upcoming trips/weddings/interviews etc and never hear anything more - it's nice to get a bit of feedback!
     

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