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#301 2012-04-30 18:15:02

g-
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Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

Film Noir Buff wrote:

formby wrote:

prince nez wrote:


Yes, interesting point fnb. I remember a little while ago I was in a lift with this rather average (in a good way) chap who was looking me up and down and can't say I was that comfortable so I said "how you going?" to him. He explained he used to be in the rag trade and was admiring the cut of my suit, and that put a rather different complexion on the situation. Somehow the fact he was a professional admiring my clothes was less unnerving than if it was a clothing fanboy. Kind of like how it's ok to be examined by a doctor, but not by a random guy on the street with a lapel flower.

What's interesting is even though we talk about clothes to an almost OCD level on here, trying to study every nuance ad infinitum, if IRL a random man comes up to us and comments, even to admire our clothes we crumble. Women do not suffer from this problem.

A love/appreciation of clothes is still considered a feminine trait by society.

Being well dressed in NYC isnt necessarily a feminine trait for a man (although, in much of the rest of the country, it can be) but it's a delicate straddle between knowing too much (feminine preoccupation) and knowing too little (Dressed by someone else). I was having lunch in midtown with a friend struggling with a tuna burger and wearing a van buck tie. Three men sitting near us were having martinis and one of them kept turning around to look at me. Finally, he said that I was wearing a great tie and where did I get it. I tried to be witty about "this old thing?" and I think it was partly because I didnt want him to think it was on my mind or that I was in the trade. Immature of me to be sure but it illustrates the point that men, even men who contemplate clothes to the Nth degree, do not like being labelled as such. But, am I like Peter denying my association with clothing?

My tie admirer was South African via London which made sense because American men do not usually ask strangers where they got their tie. Also the tie is more of an English than American taste. I kind of didnt want to let him know where to get it either under the auspices of - This is my swag, get your own, on your own. Sometimes i feel like I take all the risks and others come swooping in for copying. Something like a person admiring my tie to that degree and my discomfort with it reinforces the notion that clothing is deeply personal and possesses totemic powers beyond what we care to admit. I forget who it was that said something like "Ffor all of it's superficiality, clothing is very important and runs to the very depth of our character."

About women and their societal allowance to be concerned with clothing. Most of them, for being allowed to engage in shopping/clothing etc. do not dress that much better than the men. Wanting to and knowing how to are too different things. When it comes to figuring out clothing, you can grind metal for eternity or you can get some quality tires and tear off into the sunset.

It's ironic because I find most women clueless about style and then American men copy women's clueless approach to clothing; separate a pattern with a solid, match tie color to shirt color, try to look thinner, younger and current. Men don't even know when they're doing it. I see iGents saying, never match your this that with your whatsit and the very next move, they match the colors up all the same, although they get the tones wrong which makes it worse.

In many parts of the U.S. it is not just feminine to be well dressed, it is a sign that you are purposely culling yourself from the crowd.  You might be a) gay or (worse still) b) someone who believes they are better than others.  If you didn't believe this about yourself why wouldn't you just put on what everyone else is wearing?

 

#302 2012-04-30 18:21:21

NJS
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From: South America
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Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

g- wrote:

Film Noir Buff wrote:

formby wrote:

What's interesting is even though we talk about clothes to an almost OCD level on here, trying to study every nuance ad infinitum, if IRL a random man comes up to us and comments, even to admire our clothes we crumble. Women do not suffer from this problem.

A love/appreciation of clothes is still considered a feminine trait by society.

Being well dressed in NYC isnt necessarily a feminine trait for a man (although, in much of the rest of the country, it can be) but it's a delicate straddle between knowing too much (feminine preoccupation) and knowing too little (Dressed by someone else). I was having lunch in midtown with a friend struggling with a tuna burger and wearing a van buck tie. Three men sitting near us were having martinis and one of them kept turning around to look at me. Finally, he said that I was wearing a great tie and where did I get it. I tried to be witty about "this old thing?" and I think it was partly because I didnt want him to think it was on my mind or that I was in the trade. Immature of me to be sure but it illustrates the point that men, even men who contemplate clothes to the Nth degree, do not like being labelled as such. But, am I like Peter denying my association with clothing?

My tie admirer was South African via London which made sense because American men do not usually ask strangers where they got their tie. Also the tie is more of an English than American taste. I kind of didnt want to let him know where to get it either under the auspices of - This is my swag, get your own, on your own. Sometimes i feel like I take all the risks and others come swooping in for copying. Something like a person admiring my tie to that degree and my discomfort with it reinforces the notion that clothing is deeply personal and possesses totemic powers beyond what we care to admit. I forget who it was that said something like "Ffor all of it's superficiality, clothing is very important and runs to the very depth of our character."

About women and their societal allowance to be concerned with clothing. Most of them, for being allowed to engage in shopping/clothing etc. do not dress that much better than the men. Wanting to and knowing how to are too different things. When it comes to figuring out clothing, you can grind metal for eternity or you can get some quality tires and tear off into the sunset.

It's ironic because I find most women clueless about style and then American men copy women's clueless approach to clothing; separate a pattern with a solid, match tie color to shirt color, try to look thinner, younger and current. Men don't even know when they're doing it. I see iGents saying, never match your this that with your whatsit and the very next move, they match the colors up all the same, although they get the tones wrong which makes it worse.

In many parts of the U.S. it is not just feminine to be well dressed, it is a sign that you are purposely culling yourself from the crowd.  You might be a) gay or (worse still) b) someone who believes they are better than others.  If you didn't believe this about yourself why wouldn't you just put on what everyone else is wearing?

Oh! let's rise above it! The reason is because they are dressed like oiks! Everywhere! Oiks!

On the Crompton theme: I am just waiting for a firm to send me a tree swing and appropriate suit, to review on my blog: the naked ape gets dressed! Some hope of that. I get about 6,000 'visitors' a month. All but 100 of them are accidental hits through google et al. and leave within 5 seconds of landing. I am very proud of that because (probably), to 5,900 of these guys n gals, I would have nothing to say that they would want to hear. Accordingly, 100 substantial, regular hits a month converts to - well, divide by 30 days = about 3 people a month regularly read my site. Mind you, if I renamed it '21st Century Style Guy Posing' I might well get requests to review swing seats, even swinger sites but, whatever, I hope that I would not get to wear any really bad suits. And smile when doing so. As though I were enjoying myself. No. Not that.

Last edited by NJS (2012-04-30 18:38:26)


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#303 2012-04-30 20:44:03

Film Noir Buff
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Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

g- wrote:

Film Noir Buff wrote:

formby wrote:


What's interesting is even though we talk about clothes to an almost OCD level on here, trying to study every nuance ad infinitum, if IRL a random man comes up to us and comments, even to admire our clothes we crumble. Women do not suffer from this problem.

A love/appreciation of clothes is still considered a feminine trait by society.

Being well dressed in NYC isnt necessarily a feminine trait for a man (although, in much of the rest of the country, it can be) but it's a delicate straddle between knowing too much (feminine preoccupation) and knowing too little (Dressed by someone else). I was having lunch in midtown with a friend struggling with a tuna burger and wearing a van buck tie. Three men sitting near us were having martinis and one of them kept turning around to look at me. Finally, he said that I was wearing a great tie and where did I get it. I tried to be witty about "this old thing?" and I think it was partly because I didnt want him to think it was on my mind or that I was in the trade. Immature of me to be sure but it illustrates the point that men, even men who contemplate clothes to the Nth degree, do not like being labelled as such. But, am I like Peter denying my association with clothing?

My tie admirer was South African via London which made sense because American men do not usually ask strangers where they got their tie. Also the tie is more of an English than American taste. I kind of didnt want to let him know where to get it either under the auspices of - This is my swag, get your own, on your own. Sometimes i feel like I take all the risks and others come swooping in for copying. Something like a person admiring my tie to that degree and my discomfort with it reinforces the notion that clothing is deeply personal and possesses totemic powers beyond what we care to admit. I forget who it was that said something like "Ffor all of it's superficiality, clothing is very important and runs to the very depth of our character."

About women and their societal allowance to be concerned with clothing. Most of them, for being allowed to engage in shopping/clothing etc. do not dress that much better than the men. Wanting to and knowing how to are too different things. When it comes to figuring out clothing, you can grind metal for eternity or you can get some quality tires and tear off into the sunset.

It's ironic because I find most women clueless about style and then American men copy women's clueless approach to clothing; separate a pattern with a solid, match tie color to shirt color, try to look thinner, younger and current. Men don't even know when they're doing it. I see iGents saying, never match your this that with your whatsit and the very next move, they match the colors up all the same, although they get the tones wrong which makes it worse.

In many parts of the U.S. it is not just feminine to be well dressed, it is a sign that you are purposely culling yourself from the crowd.  You might be a) gay or (worse still) b) someone who believes they are better than others.  If you didn't believe this about yourself why wouldn't you just put on what everyone else is wearing?

Well I certainly think b), and a good thing too, or I would have to get rid of all my clothing. wink I am culling myself out from the crowd. I've made a conscious decision to make statements with my clothing rather than just disappear.

Im neither a fruity looking guy not a tough looking which tones down the effeminacy and can even make certain things seem mainstream. Clothing is only half the story, the wearer is the other half, and no less important.

Plus, I am in the right place; if I lived in Spokane, I might dress differently, custom made lumberjack shirts and the like.

I think it doesn't just depend on the place but the audience. I have a few places I like to unwind after hours often starting out on my own which is a seeming invitation to that sort of person who thinks they're going to do some kind of business with me. Aside from the fact that this annoys me, I find that this sort of wheedler, whether male or female, will always try to guess what I do from the way I am dressed; saying so out loud. Sometimes I've changed and I point this out as a spoiler for their guessing what I do. Far from ending their guessing game, it seems to take it to a new level of justifiable, vocal surprise. Apparently, this is a very curious concept for said nosey parker who will try to turn their own intimidation about the idea that someone would change clothes before they go out towards the insinuation of some sort of inadequacy on my part. As you can imagine, this just annoys me further but more to the point, they are always the sort of person I never would want to chat with under any circumstances.  I would expect that people like that never understand that their lack of success for their chosen approach is directly related to their behavior?


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#304 2012-05-01 07:35:11

Reckless Reggie
Member
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Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

Bishop of Briggs wrote:

NJS wrote:

Poor old Crompton gets some stick, doesn't he? Apart from the fact that he damned my first book with faint praise, he seems hardly to justify the equivalence of nativity of Andyland.

And so he should for writing inane nonsense like this "review" - http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/04 … groom.html

Maybe he'll try to topiarize his pubes with it, get the blades stuck and be unable to find the off switch! That would be poetic justice. BBBBBBBBBBZZZZZZZZZZZ


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I'm in love with every gal;
I flirt with Maudie and I flirt with Alice,
I'm a real life Regent's pal.

 

#305 2012-05-22 12:13:15

Reckless Reggie
Member
Posts: 513

Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?


I'm Reckless Reggie of the Regent Palace,
I'm in love with every gal;
I flirt with Maudie and I flirt with Alice,
I'm a real life Regent's pal.

 

#306 2012-05-22 21:01:15

David Reeves
Member
From: New York
Posts: 296

Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

NJS wrote:

g- wrote:

Film Noir Buff wrote:


Being well dressed in NYC isnt necessarily a feminine trait for a man (although, in much of the rest of the country, it can be) but it's a delicate straddle between knowing too much (feminine preoccupation) and knowing too little (Dressed by someone else). I was having lunch in midtown with a friend struggling with a tuna burger and wearing a van buck tie. Three men sitting near us were having martinis and one of them kept turning around to look at me. Finally, he said that I was wearing a great tie and where did I get it. I tried to be witty about "this old thing?" and I think it was partly because I didnt want him to think it was on my mind or that I was in the trade. Immature of me to be sure but it illustrates the point that men, even men who contemplate clothes to the Nth degree, do not like being labelled as such. But, am I like Peter denying my association with clothing?

My tie admirer was South African via London which made sense because American men do not usually ask strangers where they got their tie. Also the tie is more of an English than American taste. I kind of didnt want to let him know where to get it either under the auspices of - This is my swag, get your own, on your own. Sometimes i feel like I take all the risks and others come swooping in for copying. Something like a person admiring my tie to that degree and my discomfort with it reinforces the notion that clothing is deeply personal and possesses totemic powers beyond what we care to admit. I forget who it was that said something like "Ffor all of it's superficiality, clothing is very important and runs to the very depth of our character."

About women and their societal allowance to be concerned with clothing. Most of them, for being allowed to engage in shopping/clothing etc. do not dress that much better than the men. Wanting to and knowing how to are too different things. When it comes to figuring out clothing, you can grind metal for eternity or you can get some quality tires and tear off into the sunset.

It's ironic because I find most women clueless about style and then American men copy women's clueless approach to clothing; separate a pattern with a solid, match tie color to shirt color, try to look thinner, younger and current. Men don't even know when they're doing it. I see iGents saying, never match your this that with your whatsit and the very next move, they match the colors up all the same, although they get the tones wrong which makes it worse.

In many parts of the U.S. it is not just feminine to be well dressed, it is a sign that you are purposely culling yourself from the crowd.  You might be a) gay or (worse still) b) someone who believes they are better than others.  If you didn't believe this about yourself why wouldn't you just put on what everyone else is wearing?

Oh! let's rise above it! The reason is because they are dressed like oiks! Everywhere! Oiks!

On the Crompton theme: I am just waiting for a firm to send me a tree swing and appropriate suit, to review on my blog: the naked ape gets dressed! Some hope of that. I get about 6,000 'visitors' a month. All but 100 of them are accidental hits through google et al. and leave within 5 seconds of landing. I am very proud of that because (probably), to 5,900 of these guys n gals, I would have nothing to say that they would want to hear. Accordingly, 100 substantial, regular hits a month converts to - well, divide by 30 days = about 3 people a month regularly read my site. Mind you, if I renamed it '21st Century Style Guy Posing' I might well get requests to review swing seats, even swinger sites but, whatever, I hope that I would not get to wear any really bad suits. And smile when doing so. As though I were enjoying myself. No. Not that.

I think I will do a post called "21st century style guy posing". If you don't mind I would like to steal that one.


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#307 2012-05-23 12:12:11

Kingston1an
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Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

g- wrote:

In many parts of the U.S. it is not just feminine to be well dressed, it is a sign that you are purposely culling yourself from the crowd.  You might be a) gay or (worse still) b) someone who believes they are better than others.  If you didn't believe this about yourself why wouldn't you just put on what everyone else is wearing?

That sounds suspiciously like Socialism. The sort of idea Vince Cable might espouse.

Whatever happened to The American Dream?

'He used to be a big shot' as the lass said about James Cagney at the end of the film.


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#308 2012-05-23 15:47:15

Reckless Reggie
Member
Posts: 513

Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

David Reeves wrote:

NJS wrote:

g- wrote:


In many parts of the U.S. it is not just feminine to be well dressed, it is a sign that you are purposely culling yourself from the crowd.  You might be a) gay or (worse still) b) someone who believes they are better than others.  If you didn't believe this about yourself why wouldn't you just put on what everyone else is wearing?

Oh! let's rise above it! The reason is because they are dressed like oiks! Everywhere! Oiks!

On the Crompton theme: I am just waiting for a firm to send me a tree swing and appropriate suit, to review on my blog: the naked ape gets dressed! Some hope of that. I get about 6,000 'visitors' a month. All but 100 of them are accidental hits through google et al. and leave within 5 seconds of landing. I am very proud of that because (probably), to 5,900 of these guys n gals, I would have nothing to say that they would want to hear. Accordingly, 100 substantial, regular hits a month converts to - well, divide by 30 days = about 3 people a month regularly read my site. Mind you, if I renamed it '21st Century Style Guy Posing' I might well get requests to review swing seats, even swinger sites but, whatever, I hope that I would not get to wear any really bad suits. And smile when doing so. As though I were enjoying myself. No. Not that.

I think I will do a post called "21st century style guy posing". If you don't mind I would like to steal that one.

Be my guest, my son: just make sure that you stuff the blog full of worthless adverts and advertorials for shit merchandise. ''Result: A Winnah! - Rodders'' (remember them, Del and Rodders?). They're not just at it, aht of a sootcase. dahn Peckham - oh! No! - they're nah up West, dooin' their li''le tricks. Boisey even lays on a Roller for the homeward journey, via Charlie Chester's dive. see ya dahn there, my son! ''Put  twenty 50 pence bets on 0 to win! Luverley Jubberley!''


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I'm in love with every gal;
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#309 2012-05-24 03:27:35

Bishop of Briggs
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Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

The obvious sponsor for Crompton's webshite would be Lord Willy's - http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/05 … ilors.html


Contrary to the lies posted recently, I (along with several other prominent members) have been banned by the Ivy iGent moderators. Those morons have killed FNB as a forum. Move along, there's nothing of interest here any more.

 

#310 2012-05-24 06:13:23

Reckless Reggie
Member
Posts: 513

Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

Bishop of Briggs wrote:

The obvious sponsor for Crompton's webshite would be Lord Willy's - http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/05 … ilors.html

Remember Lord Kilwillie (played by the peerlessly pompous Julian, Life Baron KitchenerFellowes of Futtocks End) in Monarch of the Glen? being squat, he could model the bespoke suits that don't fit Cromps.


I'm Reckless Reggie of the Regent Palace,
I'm in love with every gal;
I flirt with Maudie and I flirt with Alice,
I'm a real life Regent's pal.

 

#311 2012-06-21 10:34:35

Bishop of Briggs
Member
Posts: 3948

Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

Cromps - http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/06 … -worn.html

"Prince Charles, pictured during the recent Diamond Jubilee celebrations for his mother, is a perfect embodiment of that philosophy. Not only does he wear Mr Hitchcock's double breasteds, but he always prefers to darn, patch or otherwise repair his clothes rather than buy new ones. There is a box of old cloth under Mr Hitchcock's cutting board with just that purpose in mind."

Thomas Mahon was Prince Charles's cutter and his suits were sent to Mahon to repair - http://www.englishcut.com/2007/03/14/a- … /#comments

Since 2006, Prince Charles has bought MTM suits from Turnbull & Asser - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ … -Sir.html.

"John Hitchcock, the managing director of Anderson & Sheppard, which is 100 years old this year, confirmed that the Prince was no longer a customer."


Contrary to the lies posted recently, I (along with several other prominent members) have been banned by the Ivy iGent moderators. Those morons have killed FNB as a forum. Move along, there's nothing of interest here any more.

 

#312 2012-06-22 06:24:52

Reckless Reggie
Member
Posts: 513

Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

Bishop of Briggs wrote:

Cromps - http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/06 … -worn.html

"Prince Charles, pictured during the recent Diamond Jubilee celebrations for his mother, is a perfect embodiment of that philosophy. Not only does he wear Mr Hitchcock's double breasteds, but he always prefers to darn, patch or otherwise repair his clothes rather than buy new ones. There is a box of old cloth under Mr Hitchcock's cutting board with just that purpose in mind."

Thomas Mahon was Prince Charles's cutter and his suits were sent to Mahon to repair - http://www.englishcut.com/2007/03/14/a- … /#comments

Since 2006, Prince Charles has bought MTM suits from Turnbull & Asser - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ … -Sir.html.

"John Hitchcock, the managing director of Anderson & Sheppard, which is 100 years old this year, confirmed that the Prince was no longer a customer."

It's kinda like brown-nosing in an invisible crack. Few can manage it.

Come back Bown, all is forgiven! At least we could see where you stuck your nose.


I'm Reckless Reggie of the Regent Palace,
I'm in love with every gal;
I flirt with Maudie and I flirt with Alice,
I'm a real life Regent's pal.

 

#313 2012-09-03 08:39:30

Oldfruit1
Member
Posts: 531

Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

another plug by compty this time on A&S shop on clifford street selling 350 rtw trousers & the like, see http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/09 … mment-form

with a disclaimer from compty (in comments)

Simon Crompton3 September 2012 10:57

I don't think A&S would appreciate me listing all the people that make the clothes that will be in the shop. But most of the purchases have been from people like Will at ASW, and most of the hunting down has come during trips for my next book.

By the way, in case anyone doesn't know, I should declare an interest: I work for A&S writing their Notebook apprentices' blog.

Last edited by Oldfruit1 (2012-09-03 08:41:11)

 

#314 2012-12-05 04:56:47

Bishop of Briggs
Member
Posts: 3948

Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

Cromps' latest "commission"

http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/11 … ckets.html

"Tom Bird (above) has deliberately kept his production at this level. Under his brand House of Billiam, Tom makes bespoke varsity and biker jackets in his east London studio. Customers select wool, leather or suede in a range of colours for the body and arms of the jackets, and then specify the colour of the ribbing on the cuffs and neck, and the lining. 

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Fup9azIhz1s/ULTwEepMTUI/AAAAAAAAESA/jVRfNzMU9R8/s400/House+of+Billiam+jacket.jpg

"Another selling point has to be the price a bespoke jacket with a wool body and leather arms is around 350. A suede body pushes it up to 450 though I would recommend wool or tweed having seen both...

"I recommend a visit. Or, wait a week or two to see the one Im having made."


Contrary to the lies posted recently, I (along with several other prominent members) have been banned by the Ivy iGent moderators. Those morons have killed FNB as a forum. Move along, there's nothing of interest here any more.

 

#315 2012-12-05 12:42:04

Reckless Reggie
Member
Posts: 513

Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

Oldfruit1 wrote:

another plug by compty this time on A&S shop on clifford street selling 350 rtw trousers & the like, see http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/09 … mment-form

with a disclaimer from compty (in comments)

Simon Crompton3 September 2012 10:57

I don't think A&S would appreciate me listing all the people that make the clothes that will be in the shop. But most of the purchases have been from people like Will at ASW, and most of the hunting down has come during trips for my next book.

By the way, in case anyone doesn't know, I should declare an interest: I work for A&S writing their Notebook apprentices' blog.

Are you Crompty as he set the blog up and it would be terrific to have him on this blog - all that sudden, world-wide knowledge and all.


I'm Reckless Reggie of the Regent Palace,
I'm in love with every gal;
I flirt with Maudie and I flirt with Alice,
I'm a real life Regent's pal.

 

#316 2012-12-05 12:43:37

Reckless Reggie
Member
Posts: 513

Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

mistaken post

Last edited by Reckless Reggie (2012-12-06 03:02:08)


I'm Reckless Reggie of the Regent Palace,
I'm in love with every gal;
I flirt with Maudie and I flirt with Alice,
I'm a real life Regent's pal.

 

#317 2012-12-06 03:07:51

Reckless Reggie
Member
Posts: 513

Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

Bishop of Briggs wrote:

Cromps' latest "commission"

http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/11 … ckets.html

"Tom Bird (above) has deliberately kept his production at this level. Under his brand House of Billiam, Tom makes bespoke varsity and biker jackets in his east London studio. Customers select wool, leather or suede in a range of colours for the body and arms of the jackets, and then specify the colour of the ribbing on the cuffs and neck, and the lining. 

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Fup9azIhz1s/U … jacket.jpg

"Another selling point has to be the price a bespoke jacket with a wool body and leather arms is around 350. A suede body pushes it up to 450 though I would recommend wool or tweed having seen both...

"I recommend a visit. Or, wait a week or two to see the one Im having made."

Cromps is everybody's darlin'. He is even probably getting sponsorship from A & S for a world factory tour (just so long as he makes it in that series of hump-backed suits). I wonder what Tiny Rowland would have made of Cromps as an investment - maybe about the same as he would have made of importing accessories from the USA which originated in the UK. Pile mark-up on mark-up and declare that you are ''never knowingly undersold''. Ooh! Whoops-a-daisies - we just went bust.


I'm Reckless Reggie of the Regent Palace,
I'm in love with every gal;
I flirt with Maudie and I flirt with Alice,
I'm a real life Regent's pal.

 

#318 2012-12-07 13:47:49

Bishop of Briggs
Member
Posts: 3948

Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

"I love my [free? Louis Vuitton] Alzer case."  - http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/12 … inted.html

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0PT_dYhuTkM/UMDA3f4WdCI/AAAAAAAAEYg/jiP7wKL6-nk/s400/Louis+Vuitton+Alzer.jpg

I always thought that design was aimed at women.

Last edited by Bishop of Briggs (2012-12-07 13:48:07)


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#319 2012-12-07 15:29:28

Oldfruit1
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Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

i take it reggie that youve been the new RTW A&S shop near the Row? Ive heard about the ridonculous prices they are charging ..

fruity

Reckless Reggie wrote:

Bishop of Briggs wrote:

Cromps' latest "commission"

http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/11 … ckets.html

"Tom Bird (above) has deliberately kept his production at this level. Under his brand House of Billiam, Tom makes bespoke varsity and biker jackets in his east London studio. Customers select wool, leather or suede in a range of colours for the body and arms of the jackets, and then specify the colour of the ribbing on the cuffs and neck, and the lining. 

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Fup9azIhz1s/U … jacket.jpg

"Another selling point has to be the price a bespoke jacket with a wool body and leather arms is around 350. A suede body pushes it up to 450 though I would recommend wool or tweed having seen both...

"I recommend a visit. Or, wait a week or two to see the one Im having made."

Cromps is everybody's darlin'. He is even probably getting sponsorship from A & S for a world factory tour (just so long as he makes it in that series of hump-backed suits). I wonder what Tiny Rowland would have made of Cromps as an investment - maybe about the same as he would have made of importing accessories from the USA which originated in the UK. Pile mark-up on mark-up and declare that you are ''never knowingly undersold''. Ooh! Whoops-a-daisies - we just went bust.

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#320 2012-12-08 03:27:50

Reckless Reggie
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Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

Old Fruit - no - and I have no intention of going there either! The old A&S guys were reclusive and secretive. They must be spinning in their graves to see what the place has become, under PR-man Cromps.


PS - anyone guess what the letters 'SC' stand for on Crompy's Louis Vuitton Light bulb-bag?

PPS - I expect that Crompy is down there in East Sheen rubbing his -er - hands - with glee on the basis that there's no such thing as 'bad publicity'; not even if you're Max Clifford..

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#321 2012-12-08 11:13:46

Bishop of Briggs
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Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

^^ SC - Simon Crompton.


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#322 2012-12-08 12:22:39

Sal
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Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

Cromps is in the weekend FT today crapping on about a renaissance in French bespoke.

 

#323 2012-12-08 15:59:55

Reckless Reggie
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Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

Bishop of Briggs wrote:

^^ SC - Simon Crompton.

Nah - not even close. Think about the posibilties...''Silly'' ''something'', comes to mind...

RR


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I flirt with Maudie and I flirt with Alice,
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#324 2012-12-08 16:01:22

Reckless Reggie
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Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

Sal wrote:

Cromps is in the weekend FT today crapping on about a renaissance in French bespoke.

Freebies Galore no doubt -I  prefer pussies, mysel'.


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#325 2012-12-09 12:55:18

Bishop of Briggs
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Re: Is Simon Crompton the new Francis Bown?

Reckless Reggie wrote:

Bishop of Briggs wrote:

^^ SC - Simon Crompton.

Nah - not even close. Think about the posibilties...''Silly'' ''something'', comes to mind...

RR

Count? wink


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