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#26 2012-11-23 02:51:46

Taylor McIntyre
Son of Ivy...
Posts: 342

Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Is that place over the road from American Classics still going ?

Dickies & Carhartt stuff that even the Neal Street Carhartt shop didn't have, all el cheapo.

'Satelite' ?  Can't remember...  My old dentist was just by it... I'd pop in to use the loo & buy a toothbrush sometimes. I think that was when I first started being a 'character'...  AKA a pain in the arse...  wink

 

#27 2012-11-23 02:53:01

IvyLeagueOfGentlemen
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From: Grace Brothers
Posts: 1170

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

Tom, wasn't that hisknibs something to do with ole Lord Dunsby?


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

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#28 2012-11-23 02:56:18

Tomiskinky
Member
Posts: 3036

Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Dunsby used to have hisknibs as his website, but he gave it to Dave from Modculture to use as a menswear blog with a broader spectrum than mod.

Jim, you mean Interstate - it's still there, but prices ain't what they were. Long gone are the days of Selvedge denim at £60 a pop.


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

 

#29 2012-11-23 02:59:48

Taylor McIntyre
Son of Ivy...
Posts: 342

Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

IvyLeagueOfGentlemen wrote:

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.

He is Ian Johns - Love dat man! We used to go to Poppy's chip shop on the Bethnal Green Road together after hours. Then a pint, tease a few straights (well, that was me, never him)...

I used to roll up at The Dory with a Mojito in each hand from next door. 'Appy Daze !

 

#30 2012-11-23 03:09:47

Taylor McIntyre
Son of Ivy...
Posts: 342

Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Tomiskinky wrote:

Dunsby used to have hisknibs as his website, but he gave it to Dave from Modculture to use as a menswear blog with a broader spectrum than mod.

Jim, you mean Interstate - it's still there, but prices ain't what they were. Long gone are the days of Selvedge denim at £60 a pop.

That's it. Shame.

Here's a story: Steve, Lord D., was to have done me a masthead for this place once upon a time - A very nice mates rates deal - I offered it to FNB out of my own pocket, but the moment passed and so all was kept FNB (as it should be - His site, not mine)...

Just another chapter in the book.

wink

 

#31 2012-11-24 08:21:06

Taylor McIntyre
Son of Ivy...
Posts: 342

Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Have I missed something today ?

FNB has been on duty deleting spam & shite, I was out.

Cheers -

 

#32 2012-11-24 11:07:24

Drum Thunder !!!
Son of Odin
From: the Time that Land Forgot.
Posts: 3768

Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

that must of been a spam bot, nobody has got that much spare time, not even me!


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#33 2012-11-24 12:55:37

Midatlantic
Member
Posts: 16

Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

@Ivy Jim - yes, that place opposite American Classics is still going. I saw it just last week. Hope that helps.

 

#34 2012-11-25 00:14:01

Taylor McIntyre
Son of Ivy...
Posts: 342

Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Thanks !

 

#35 2012-11-29 14:30:05

Tomiskinky
Member
Posts: 3036

Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Checked out the Present sample sale this morning, some nice bits, the chap Jim interviewed was working the floor. Tiny venue but plenty of nice bits at good prices. I picked up a cracking wool cape, alas for the missus not me, shame as been after one for ages. Picked up a Marimeko striped tee (very west coast vibe) for £10, and picked up some butter soft ftroupe tobacco suede moccasins for £20.

Lots of nice unstructured jackets and some great gingham macs as well as some excellent Woolwich trousers. All in all if you're in the area it's worth sticking your head in for a look see.


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

 

#36 2012-11-29 14:59:40

MarkCoyle
Member
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Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

I'll try to pop in between meetings next week if it is still on.

 

#37 2017-04-15 12:50:56

woofboxer
Devil's Ivy Advocate
From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
Posts: 6029

Re: "American Classics" in Covent Garden

Called in at American Classics today, the first time I've been in for a while. There seemed to be a bigger variety of stuff on display, cracking top quality gear as always, although some of it is on the pricey side!

They have also given the website a revamp which is worth a gander: https://www.americanclassicslondon.com


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

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