Darcy's or Old Town Clothing? What are your experiences?

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Rudie, May 20, 2012.

  1. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    ^ i know a couple of people in the 'Plot 22' slideshow. unfortunately they're male rather than female.
     
  2. cookie

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    Agree... so captures the spirit and aesthetic they want to convey it.
     
  3. Flat Foot Floey

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    Is one of them an illustrator and the other one an animator? There must be something with this professions and the workwear aesthetics, right?
     
  4. herringbonekid

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    yes, have you met them too ?
     
  5. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Unfortunately not in person. I really like Pauls work and they both seem to be nice people. He chatted me up about a german translation he needed for a screen print illustration.
     
  6. Two Types

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    Didn't pay much attention to the clothes: too busy admiring the freckly woman in the anchor design hat.

    (The pub in 'Piccadilly Pleasures' is the red lion, off Jermyn Street. A splendid place.)
     
  7. herringbonekid

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    she's the one i like too. :eek:
     
  8. Two Types

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    great minds think alike
     
  9. herringbonekid

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    supposedly the 'Plot 22' shoot has been seen by some viewers as sexist because the young ladies are all serving food or knitting:

    http://oldtownnews.tumblr.com/

    as with most Old Town 'news' entries, this shouldn't be taken too seriously. their sense of humour is as dry as their goods.
     
  10. Metatron

    Metatron One Too Many

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    I think most intelligent people don't need to be told what is sexist and what isn't, and that they knew what they were doing.
     
  11. Yes, but it's a way to get the company's name in the press.
     
  12. Dr H

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    Yes, she's gorgeous.

    I have a couple of Old Town waistcoats, a striped tie, a couple of pairs of trousers (High Rise and Vauxhalls) and a Medway jacket, with a Lounge jacket on the way.

    I've visited the shop in Holt and the staff are incredibly helpful.
     
  13. Warden

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    Heard good things about both, but only used Darcy. No probs at all
     
  14. Chasseur

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    Can anyone tell me the rise on the high-rise trousers? I find emailing Old Town for details is rather spotty... thank you in advance.
     
  15. herringbonekid

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    front 14" back 18.5" on a pair of 32" waist.
     
  16. Chasseur

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    Thanks! That is not quite as high as I'd like but still I am tempted...
     
  17. Chasseur

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    I've picked up a couple of pairs of the their drill trousers and I'm impressed. I use them as part of my traditional fencing kit, particularly for demos/exhibitions. They really look the part.

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    What is the weight and thickness of their tweed? I would like to put together a late 19th century Scottish stalking suit, plus fours etc. The Old Town would be a great base (I'd have to do an after sale modification on the trouser to make them into plus fours) but I'm concerned their Harris Tweed is too light a weight.
     
  18. Chris Cherry

    Chris Cherry New in Town

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    I quite fancy a pair of the vauxhalls, possibly in green cord. Might as well make use of being young and slim before it's gone. I'm going to try and pop down there when I'm next in the area.
     
  19. Dr H

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    I have a Fitzrovia jacket in the green corduroy, which is a great weight and colour.
    Since my original post, I have picked up a Darcy smock/pullover shirt and am really impressed with the quality.
     
  20. volvomeister13

    volvomeister13 One of the Regulars

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    After several good experiences with Darcy's collars, I got one of their spearpoint collar shirts. It was wonderful except for the fact that it was so incredibly huge wearing it was like putting on a toga. A smaller size wouldn't have worked because the collar was just right. I had to send it back for a refund. Anyone else have this problem? I like the look of their fair isle sweater, but I worry it would be of equally gargantuan proportions.
     

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