Unbelragazzo's magical mystery tour through England

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by unbelragazzo, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks guys - trips to Huntsman and Lobb are now being scheduled. More to follow. HF, what's your hourly?
     


  2. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Going to put a vote in for a tour of EG over JL. Or even AS, C&J, G.J.Cleverley, or Foster and Son

    AS and C&J might be interesting since they manufacture stuff to different quality standards, so it would be nice to see those differences in the same shop.

    Incidentally, while I know shops aren't as interesting as factories - and mid-level shops especially aren't as interesting as a place that makes $1,000 shoes or $5,000 suits - I think it would be good to have someone visit a place and let us know if certain things might be worth buying. There are a number of UK shops that get overlooked on SF, but have been mentioned on LL. It would be good to get more coverage of those places.
     
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  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Derek,
    Thanks for those thoughts - I've been working on AS. C&J would be a good one, which I may be able to get to. I like the idea of the shops too. I think that's best done just as a customer than doing a full interview and writeup. I will try to get to as many as I can.
     


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    E TF Senior member

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    Well that's good to hear.
     


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    poorsod Senior member

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    Consider

    Fox flannels
    Lovat mill
    Harrison's of Edinburgh
    Smiths woolens and w bill
    JJ Minnis and Huddersfield ltd
    Budd shirts
    James Smiths
    John lobb St James st
    Chester Jeffries
    Drakes
     
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  6. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Go for a shave in Geo. F Trumper if you have time (and the inclination of course)
     


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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Have a great trip and I look forward to your posts.
     


  8. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    Have you given any consideration to the language barrier? At least on your Italian trip, you were already proficient in the local tongue.
     


  9. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Ok ragazzi...leaving Italy tomorrow for London. Had a really nice meeting with the folks at caccioppoli in Naples. Report coming soon.

    I'll be scooting up to Northampton tomorrow night, but back in London the 7th, leaving the 10th. You guys still in for a London meetup?
     


  10. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    So what were the stops you decided on? :lurk:
     


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    Enjoy your trip matey!
     


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    Take a photo inside if the EG factory shop. Point your camera in the direction of uk 11.5
     


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    If on one of these dates there is a meeting (drink, meal, coffee, whatever) I should be able to make it.
     


  14. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Going off the top of my head, scheduled to meet with shoe snob Justin Fitzpatrick, C&J, G&G, Trickers, Loake, Steed, Huntsman, Lobb, Budd...probably forgetting some
     


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    David at Trickers is a riot. So much knowledge. Ask him how he thinks they tan shell cordovan. The answer might stink..
     


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