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#1 2009-02-05 12:13:36

eris
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"American Classics" in Covent Garden

...just ran across this store today for the first time. It's on Endell Street, close to JS. Has anybody ever been there? Form what I glanced walking by they stock Red Wing Boots, flannes, Canada Goose down parkas, flannels, jeans etc.

And here's there website: http://www.classicredwingshoes.co.uk

 

#2 2009-02-05 12:15:49

eris
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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

 

#3 2009-02-05 12:19:09

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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Close to Diane's Diner greasy spoon, Rock & Sole Plaice fish &chip shop, a half-decent pub and a good Italian restaurant. I have never been in the shop though.

 

#4 2009-02-05 12:23:08

Taylor McIntyre
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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Welcome to my world!  wink

(John's is still best)

 

#5 2009-02-05 12:35:46

IvyLeagueOfGentlemen
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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

There's a good little shop smack bang opposite AC, it's called Interstate. They have a huge range of dry denims, plus American workwear - Dickies, Carhartt et al.

You're guaranteed to find something in there you'll like.


“As I looked out into that night sky, with all those infinite stars, it made me realise how unimportant they are.”

Peter Cook

 

#6 2009-02-05 12:37:51

Taylor McIntyre
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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

IvyLeagueOfGentlemen wrote:

There's a good little shop smack bang opposite AC, it's called Interstate. They have a huge range of dry denims, plus American workwear - Dickies, Carhartt et al.

You're guaranteed to find something in there you'll like.

This is a part of "The Circuit".

Chris_H knows.

 

#7 2009-02-05 12:41:04

IvyLeagueOfGentlemen
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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Russell_Street wrote:

IvyLeagueOfGentlemen wrote:

There's a good little shop smack bang opposite AC, it's called Interstate. They have a huge range of dry denims, plus American workwear - Dickies, Carhartt et al.

You're guaranteed to find something in there you'll like.

This is a part of "The Circuit".

Chris_H knows.

What else does "The Circuit" consist of?

Being a London man I'd like to tread the trodden path (wink)


“As I looked out into that night sky, with all those infinite stars, it made me realise how unimportant they are.”

Peter Cook

 

#8 2009-02-05 16:02:01

eris
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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

IvyLeagueOfGentlemen wrote:

Russell_Street wrote:

IvyLeagueOfGentlemen wrote:

There's a good little shop smack bang opposite AC, it's called Interstate. They have a huge range of dry denims, plus American workwear - Dickies, Carhartt et al.

You're guaranteed to find something in there you'll like.

This is a part of "The Circuit".

Chris_H knows.

What else does "The Circuit" consist of?

Being a London man I'd like to tread the trodden path (wink)

Yeah and then we should put it on a Google map....;-)

 

#9 2009-02-06 00:34:28

Taylor McIntyre
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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

... Makes me think of all the places we've lost though... Ray's... James of New Row... The old basement Scotts... The old Ronnie Scotts come to that... The New Piccadilly... The Dive Bar... The Pollo...

Last edited by Russell_Street (2009-02-06 00:34:43)

 

#10 2009-02-06 08:12:31

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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

I remember lots of trips to American Classics back in the 80's.....back when you could buy good vintage clothing at respectable prices. Those shops (there was a good one in Kensington market too if my memory serves me well, plus one at the Worlds End end (sic) of the Kings Road by Johnson's shop and various other outlets dotted about) Back when we called em second hand clothes.

Is Vintage like Trad, a new name for an old game? I'm sure you've a comment about that Russell?

 

#11 2009-02-06 08:35:59

Get Smart
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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

we hit up AC and Interstate, then a quick dinner at Rock and Sole Plaice

didnt realize we were walking "The Circuit". I feel so "in" now haha

 

#12 2009-02-06 09:10:34

Taylor McIntyre
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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Prof Kelp wrote:

I remember lots of trips to American Classics back in the 80's.....back when you could buy good vintage clothing at respectable prices. Those shops (there was a good one in Kensington market too if my memory serves me well, plus one at the Worlds End end (sic) of the Kings Road by Johnson's shop and various other outlets dotted about) Back when we called em second hand clothes.

Is Vintage like Trad, a new name for an old game? I'm sure you've a comment about that Russell?

Trad seeks to impose a new ideology on the past. Vintage, I think, is just old stuff.

The basement of American Retro on Old Compton Street was good for Hanes & vintage Levis back in the day too...

 

#13 2011-08-25 16:17:39

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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

A nice shop.  Guy in there was very friendly - comes from oop north originally.

 

#14 2011-08-25 16:27:03

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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Buckle-backs at eye-watering prices.  Around £255.

 

#15 2011-08-26 01:36:06

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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Funny, because I wasn't looking for the shop.  Killing time a bit I wandered down a back alley, turned right and there it was, a cough and a spit from Drury Lane.  It reminded me of 'Nixons', a now defunct shop back home and the first that offered Dockers (now available in CostCo).  Pricier, though, by far.  The shop back home had some lovely rare denim back in the day (circa 1976-79).

 

#16 2011-08-27 09:49:51

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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

I did not mean to suggest it's an 'Ivy' shop.  There was perhaps a little crossover with JS, nothing serious.

 

#17 2011-08-28 07:06:01

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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Regarding the Pike Brothers sweatshirt, I should not have taken their word that it is German-made.  It is, in fact, made in Turkey.  Not terribly impressed.  Caveat emptor.

 

#18 2012-11-23 01:07:29

IvyLeagueOfGentlemen
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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

I was in Shoreditch yesterday and came across a mens independent clothes shop called Present. It's located at 140 Shoreditch High St. There's plenty of knits, Filson, Penfiled jackets, shirts, etc. It's in a similar vein to Albam, but worth a look if you're in that neck of the woods. They've kept the original old signage outside from The Golden Horn Cigarette Company.

http://paintedsignsandmosaics.blogspot. … mpany.html

There's also one of those Prufrock coffee counters inside as well. So if you fancy a quick shot while you're in there, you can fill your boots. Although at £2.30 for an espresso, I passed on the opportunity..

http://www.present-london.com/clothing/?filter=Jackets


“As I looked out into that night sky, with all those infinite stars, it made me realise how unimportant they are.”

Peter Cook

 

#19 2012-11-23 01:28:43

Taylor McIntyre
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#20 2012-11-23 01:47:21

IvyLeagueOfGentlemen
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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Ivy Jim... wrote:

http://www.garmsville.com/2012/04/ideal-day-and-ideal-look-by-jimmy-frost.html

Thanks for the link. I now remember reading that piece when it was originally posted up. Although it was well buried and forgotten in the recesses of my mind by the time I arrived at Present yesterday..


“As I looked out into that night sky, with all those infinite stars, it made me realise how unimportant they are.”

Peter Cook

 

#21 2012-11-23 02:09:12

Taylor McIntyre
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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Hunky Dory Vintage, Brick Lane, is nearby - Just across from the Beigel Bake - The other London stockist of my 'Smoking Cat Vintage' range, apart from JS.
No Smoking Cat currently in stock (my fault), but some great vintage scarves. It's run by my 'Uncle' Ians - Two of the nicest people in the world.

 

#22 2012-11-23 02:22:24

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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Picked up a madras hartford jacket in Present - it's pretty local to me as is Hunky Dory, and of course the ever entertaining Blackmans shoes.

Anyway, I am off all next week, so i'll be checking this out if anyone fancies joining me. http://www.hisknibs.com/2012/11/present … t-off.html


Clothes make the man - naked people have little or no influence on society! M.Twain

 

#23 2012-11-23 02:30:32

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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Tomiskinky wrote:

Picked up a madras hartford jacket in Present - it's pretty local to me as is Hunky Dory, and of course the ever entertaining Blackmans shoes.

Anyway, I am off all next week, so i'll be checking this out if anyone fancies joining me. http://www.hisknibs.com/2012/11/present … t-off.html

Thanks for the tip Tom, last time they had one of these there were some major bargains. I got some Red Wing Postman shoes (with a small split in the sole, ex-display) for £40. :-)


"I have about 100 pairs of pyjamas. I like to see people dressed comfortably."
Hugh Hefner

 

#24 2012-11-23 02:43:19

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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

As we're in Covent Garden, it's always worth a look in Rokit. They seem to know their 'onions' on denim and vintage sportswear (always priced 'correctly' so no bargains) but seemingly don't have a clue about much outside that, Pendleton Topsters and Topsman ( shorthand - '49ers') are always mis-labelled as CPO jackets and around £20 and anything that looks like a Harrington thats not a Barrcuta gets racked up at £15-20 (got a couple of London Fog jackets in amazing condition, one lined and another unlined for £12 each).


"I have about 100 pairs of pyjamas. I like to see people dressed comfortably."
Hugh Hefner

 

#25 2012-11-23 02:47:12

IvyLeagueOfGentlemen
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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Ivy Jim... wrote:

Hunky Dory Vintage, Brick Lane, is nearby - Just across from the Beigel Bake - The other London stockist of my 'Smoking Cat Vintage' range, apart from JS.
No Smoking Cat currently in stock (my fault), but some great vintage scarves. It's run by my 'Uncle' Ians - Two of the nicest people in the world.

I also popped in there as well yesterday, along with Mendoza's. There's a really smart rocker billy type with grey hair who works in there (Hunky Dory). Such a nice bloke indeed.

You can't pass through Brick Lane without picking up a bagel or a salt beef sarnie, so I went for the former. I was a pickled herring bagel virgin until yesterday.


“As I looked out into that night sky, with all those infinite stars, it made me realise how unimportant they are.”

Peter Cook

 

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