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#1 2013-05-24 04:45:00

SwedeLevov
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Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

Hi Fellas,
long time lurker, was just wondering if anyone had come across these guys : www.leithclothing.com?
Apparently proper bleeding madras? Never heard of them before, has anyone any experience? Checks look nice?
SL

 

#2 2013-05-24 04:57:58

Liam
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

Welcome to the forum SwedeLevov.

Never heard of Leith. Which is strange as the shirts they are making seem to be very much to the general taste of the forum.

I've one gripe with the shirts and only one.  But it's a deal breaker. I really don't like the dark stitching used. A white stitch colour would look infinitely better I think.


Competition for Fitzgerald's Madras?


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#3 2013-05-24 04:59:39

Kingston1an
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

Not bleeding Madras as I remember it from the description:-

''The dyeing process is still completely natural but has been refined to address the problems of shrinkage and excessive bleeding found in the original 1960s cloth. Our fabric gently fades, developing it's own personality and character as it ages to give the perfect lived-in look and feel.''

My O'Connell's old stock, bleeding Madras did not bleed like the old ones either.


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#4 2013-05-24 05:23:08

12BarBlues
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

They look very short in the body and slim fit. But then I would pick holes:) Naa fair play to them. Is this is your company Swedlevov or friends of yours?


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#5 2013-05-24 05:33:51

Liam
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

The 15 appears to be a 40 inch chest (but not sure if that's to fit a 40" or a shirt measurement). Just right for me most likely but perhaps not others.

They do look a bit 'modern' in the length but again likely not a problem for me being short.

The fit I think is a bit too hipsterish. If you like modern Gant then you'll probably like these? The collar is pretty good though. 

I wouldn't consider one though, because I know a Fitzgeralds will be landing soon at the same price and it won't have contrast stitching.


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#6 2013-05-24 05:44:17

Tomiskinky
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

Nice fabrics but as mentioned look a tad short. But at the same prize as a fizzy, i know where my money is going.


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#7 2013-05-24 05:47:38

Liam
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

Is that the nickname they have? A fizzy?

I can back that. A secondary label with 'Genuine Fizzy Madras' would be awesome.


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#8 2013-05-24 05:51:26

SwedeLevov
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

12BarBlues wrote:

They look very short in the body and slim fit. But then I would pick holes:) Naa fair play to them. Is this is your company Swedlevov or friends of yours?

No neither, i came upon them on a little google for bleeding madras. When i saw they were a british company i thought they'd have to be someone on here, how many other Brits care about bleeding madras?!
I'm quite tempted to try one, I really like the olive check. i'm kinda average sized so can how the length works.

 

#9 2013-05-24 06:00:21

12BarBlues
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

Ahh ok, I just thought you may have something to do with it as that website has literally gone live in the last few days and there's nothing coming up when you Google them.


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#10 2013-05-24 06:02:23

Tomiskinky
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

Liam wrote:

Is that the nickname they have? A fizzy?

I can back that. A secondary label with 'Genuine Fizzy Madras' would be awesome.

It has a certain ring to it!


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#11 2013-05-24 06:44:49

SwedeLevov
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

12BarBlues wrote:

Ahh ok, I just thought you may have something to do with it as that website has literally gone live in the last few days and there's nothing coming up when you Google them.

Yeah, does look a bit suspect i guess, 'specially as it was my first post! I can guarantee I'm I'm not behind them though! Just wanted an excuse to post here as i've long been a reader. I think i searched 'bleeding madras uk' or something and found their f.book.
They must at least visit this site/have some Ivy connection, we are a pretty small tribe.
Looking forward to see yours though 12 Bar, have seen one of your oxfords in the flesh and it was fab!

 

#12 2013-05-24 07:00:28

12BarBlues
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

^ Cheers.


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#13 2013-05-24 07:05:34

Tomiskinky
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

I see old Chinmold is on the case with these too - no mention of Fitzgerald's from him though?

http://www.ivy-style.com/bloody-english … hirts.html

Last edited by Tomiskinky (2013-05-24 08:28:15)


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#14 2013-05-24 07:18:10

Liam
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

^that's a pretty impressive link for a link that doesn't work.


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#15 2013-05-24 08:28:24

Tomiskinky
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

fixed!


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#16 2013-05-24 08:43:50

Liam
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

So it's Guy Barley from Chiltern Street?

That's JS model Guys surname isn't it?


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#17 2013-05-24 08:52:54

12BarBlues
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

Christian did give Fitzgerald's a mention a while back, but I didn't  send him anything or any details as I'm connected to this place and thus probably guilty by association. That is Guy from JS, yes. I wonder why he hasn't been on here to mention this. I'd be very interested to know where he's taken inspiration for the collar etc from. looks like he's aiming more at the fashion market but with some nice details, probably wise from a business point of view. Good luck to him I say, hope he does well.


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#18 2013-05-24 08:55:27

Armchaired
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

12BarBlues wrote:

Christian did give Fitzgerald's a mention a while back, but I didn't  send him anything or any details as I'm connected to this place and thus probably guilty by association. That is Guy from JS, yes. I wonder why he hasn't been on here to mention this. I'd be very interested to know where he's taken inspiration for the collar etc from. looks like he's aiming more at the fashion market but with some nice details, probably wise from a business point of view. Good luck to him I say, hope he does well.

H you have never slagged Chens/ Ivy Style off to my recollection so you have no guilt by association at all.


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#19 2013-05-24 09:44:34

Drum Thunder !!!
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

H's do look better


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#20 2013-05-24 09:53:02

12BarBlues
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

Your inbox is full Bop!


"To be honest I do like FNB...I always feel one of the thunderbirds when I say it."

 

#21 2013-05-24 10:22:36

Goodyear welt
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

I think they look alright, H's do look better though. Talking of making things on old looms...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06Oko6kFntw

Not a lot up on their website but more is to be added. Around £20 per meter.

Not Ivy but I know a lot of you guys love your tweeds.

Sorry if its not American enough. wink

best,

A. Snide.


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#22 2013-05-24 10:33:29

Drum Thunder !!!
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

You big girl x


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#23 2013-05-24 11:06:37

woofboxer
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

Is Guy still working at JS?  I'm surprised he hasn't been on here whipping us all into a frenzy for weeks before releasing his shirts, like Henry did smile


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#24 2013-05-24 11:32:27

Topstitcher
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

At last the news is out - Well done Guy !


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#25 2013-05-24 11:38:58

Drum Thunder !!!
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Re: Leith Clothing, Bleeding Madras?

Should be room now H! Or pm me on fb if it doesnt go through.


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