Random Fashion Questions: Best independent menswear stores across the UK


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Sleuth
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5376 posts since 12/9/04

8 Apr 2010 23:33
biglforlife wrote:
Ulster_Blue wrote: What does W2 stock bigl, never come across it?

Margaret Howell, Adam Kimmel and different Comme labels


fjm11 wrote: is that the former cdg pop up shop?

That's right. Here we go- http://www.w2store.co.uk/


I've been there. Did it not just used to stock women's clothes? It was in Elle one time. I remember it being in 7 years ago.

joe151
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6230 posts since 21/2/07

8 Apr 2010 23:33
have always found the staff in dsm friendly personally
beam
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1425 posts since 14/8/03

8 Apr 2010 23:33
bigforlife, has the new goodlife store opened yet?

bizzlebizzle
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678 posts since 29/10/09

9 Apr 2010 00:23
not a fan of the hideout staff, and they could do with more extensive collections
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

9 Apr 2010 00:31
joe151 wrote: have always found the staff in dsm friendly personally

When I was in there last time they were pretty cool, I had also decided I didn't give a fuck I can't afford most the stuff in there so was less meek and more.. forward Oops But all the other times they've been pretty aloof.

edit: v the hideout lot refuse to even look at you. Evil
Pauly
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1910 posts since 1/1/10

9 Apr 2010 00:33
Had a look in the new Oi-Polloi this after. Good, but not as cosy as the original. Its also in a prime position on Thomas Street and I recon it'll get rinsed by the regular general public.
loom
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1444 posts since 2/6/07

9 Apr 2010 00:35
If staff don't say hello or talk to me then I don't really notice them, so haven't really had a 'bad' experience in-store, I'm far more interested in the clothes.

However those that have been good store experiences in London recently are albam, hideout, and wholesome. I've mentioned it before but when I was up in Newcastle and Sunderland a while back I had a really good shop in End and Eleven and rate them as my two bests.

Don't know if it's independent anymore, but the dpmhi store was ridiculously cool, which is irrelevant apart from that alot of the staff have moved over to the Floral street Maharishi store making it both a really nice spot, with the new added bonus of pretty good customer service.
aitch
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8925 posts since 19/8/07

9 Apr 2010 00:38
Dsm have always been helpful, whenever I've been in there. Also, I know it doesn't strictly fit this category but apc on Dover street are really nice and friendly, especially one of the birds in there.
biglforlife
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2100 posts since 23/9/06

9 Apr 2010 18:11
beam wrote: bigforlife, has the new goodlife store opened yet?

I haven't been in glasgow for a while tbh but no update on their website. Still just says spring 2010.
du tan
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1270 posts since 15/8/03

9 Apr 2010 18:20
Autograph and atoo in Birmingham, as has been said, are brilliant
swiftus
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1644 posts since 1/7/09

9 Apr 2010 19:59
joe151 wrote: have always found the staff in dsm friendly personally

Same here, was a bit put off by the guy serving me at the time, was wearing a skirt
rural
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17840 posts since 26/9/06

9 Apr 2010 22:16
aitch wrote: Dsm have always been helpful, whenever I've been in there. Also, I know it doesn't strictly fit this category but apc on Dover street are really nice and friendly, especially one of the birds in there.

The nice South African girl who works at apc, is offensively fit.
vip
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3970 posts since 27/3/06

9 Apr 2010 22:19
the Kiwi girl in Dover St. APC is smashing.
FLG
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5890 posts since 21/5/04

9 Apr 2010 23:29
1. Oi Polloi
2. Albam

Twice I've been to Present and twice the customer service appears to be stare until they leave approach, don't get half the shop being candles and don't understand why BBC is in there. Do like the look of the store and everything non-candle & non-BBC tho. Sorry Font
Kingmob07
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9171 posts since 11/5/07

9 Apr 2010 23:36
So what have we learned? Hot women are hot, and Present is a slightly misleading name for a store.
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

10 Apr 2010 10:53
Sounds like Present needs some secret shoppers, you want to pay me fonts to go in? Eye-wink
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

14 Apr 2010 15:19
http://hypebeast.com/2010/04/present-elbow-patch-lambswool-knit/
fontelroy
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3200 posts since 14/6/08

14 Apr 2010 15:49
Why is dsm being mentioned on here? Its far from independent…
figurine
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6070 posts since 14/5/07

14 Apr 2010 15:55
That Present knit looks nice, shame they don't do smaller sizes.
fontelroy
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3200 posts since 14/6/08

14 Apr 2010 15:58
They fit quite small. Im a large in supreme and i wear a 46/48 in them