Random Fashion Questions: Best independent menswear stores across the UK


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trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

14 Apr 2010 16:17
FLG wrote: 2. Albam

Definitely. Just got a tee through the post from them. Aside from the rapid post, they put a little hand-written thank you note in.
NigelBenn
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4032 posts since 6/2/08

14 Apr 2010 22:52
^
I thought I was the only person to get one Sad
Agree'd on DSM, proper cool bunch, a couple of weirdo's mind, I always remember some bloke downstairs in black/white stripey clown trousers.

Hideout has goten better, would love to punch that annoying asian bloke in there though, don't know why. (No Tempa T)
Otter the Rotter
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132 posts since 7/3/05

15 Apr 2010 08:27
Not sure if it's already been mentioned but Son of Stag just of brick lane is good.

Staff are very helpful without being pushy. What more do you need?
hdsy-
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3904 posts since 30/4/06

15 Apr 2010 10:19
Otter the Rotter wrote: Not sure if it's already been mentioned but Son of Stag just of brick lane is good.

Staff are very helpful without being pushy. What more do you need?

if they answered emails it'd be nice
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

17 Apr 2010 01:58
Hideout is probably the worst place I've ever been into for awkward silence and dickhead aloof staff.
Otter the Rotter
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132 posts since 7/3/05

17 Apr 2010 10:18
hdsy- wrote:
Otter the Rotter wrote: Not sure if it's already been mentioned but Son of Stag just of brick lane is good.

Staff are very helpful without being pushy. What more do you need?

if they answered emails it'd be nice

No one's perfect I guess.

If you're still aching to know after the 28th I'll go in and ask 'em for you, if you like?
hdsy-
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3904 posts since 30/4/06

17 Apr 2010 15:20
if i don't get good service from somewhere i don't go back…

at the other end of the scale (i know it's not a shop) denim doctor has amazing customer service and does the best denim repairs i've ever seen. highly recommended.
Rez
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7923 posts since 5/4/09

17 Apr 2010 19:20
Really lovely guy that runs it, too.
Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

17 Apr 2010 19:22
Farrell wrote: Hideout is probably the worst place I've ever been into for awkward silence and dickhead aloof staff.


Never been in but always found them really nice and helpful on the phone. Called them today and they were really sound and put something on hold for me.
Marian
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1321 posts since 20/6/01

22 Apr 2010 13:21
I rate b store - as well as handpicking a decent selection of designers, the guys that run it are doing their own label, their snug shirt collars are lovely. The staff are laid back and always seem to know quite a bit about what they are selling. They also put on the most bizarre exhibitions. Also would reccommend checking out this season's Liberty own label menswear. Got gorgeous polo shirts for £60 (not on the website though) http://www.liberty.co.uk/fcp/categorylist/dept/liberty-of-london_menswear?resetFilters=true.
fontelroy
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3200 posts since 14/6/08

22 Apr 2010 16:01
liberty an independent retailer?
loom
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1444 posts since 2/6/07

22 Apr 2010 16:10
Seems DPMHI on Great Pulteney Street is going to re-open, and when it does, that'll be the best. Fucking coolest store in streetwear in myyyy OpiNION.

Based on the article I read in Drapers, seem's it's still independent?
jplxx
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1146 posts since 3/11/09

30 Apr 2010 09:52
biglforlife wrote:
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.

yeah the facebook group has people asking when the stores going to open but no one has replied to them. its weird because they got a delivery of spring originalfake stuff so what they going to do open the store with all the stuff on sale?


loom wrote: Seems DPMHI on Great Pulteney Street is going to re-open, and when it does, that'll be the best. Fucking coolest store in streetwear in myyyy OpiNION.

Based on the article I read in Drapers, seem's it's still independent?

whens that happening?


Hi-Definition wrote:
Farrell wrote: Hideout is probably the worst place I've ever been into for awkward silence and dickhead aloof staff.


Never been in but always found them really nice and helpful on the phone. Called them today and they were really sound and put something on hold for me.

yeah they are cocks. but i still always go when i'm in london.
Robadob
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1435 posts since 29/12/04

30 Apr 2010 09:59
loom wrote: Seems DPMHI on Great Pulteney Street is going to re-open, and when it does, that'll be the best. Fucking coolest store in streetwear in myyyy OpiNION.

Based on the article I read in Drapers, seem's it's still independent?

I'm pretty sure MHI/Maharishi is now owned by JD Sports.
loom
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1444 posts since 2/6/07

30 Apr 2010 10:34
As mentioned, recent Drapers interview states that Hardy Blechman retained ownership, an exec from Paul Smith is moving over there, and there are plans to re-open the GPS store. A credible source, and although I have no inside info to support it, I will that as the true situation. No idea when it's happening (the store) but I am sure it will take some time. At a time like this I guess it's logical to release such a statement to re-ignite confidence in them (instead of everyone thinking they're owned by JD and going downhill).
Murakami
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13306 posts since 9/5/05

30 Apr 2010 10:53
If around Brighton , this is a great place , tiny shop but good stuff

http://www.peggsandson.com/

And the Cool est motherfucker ever works in the Fred Perry store in the Lanes too
aitch
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8921 posts since 19/8/07

30 Apr 2010 11:23
They're a friendly lot in that peggs and son. Found them really helpful the one time I went in.
stelack
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25 posts since 2/3/10

30 Apr 2010 12:01
Hi-Definition wrote: Not really to fuks taste but xileclothing.co.uk won the drapers award for independent fashion retailer a few years ago.

I wouldn't really think of Xile as an independent anymore, they own the G-Star stores in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

On Drapers a few months ago their buyer was talking about how they have taken a whack of the budget used for the smaller, independent brands they stock and putting it into the big sellers, such as Lyle & Scott, G-Star etc.. It's on the way to becoming a general high street store.
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

30 Apr 2010 12:39
Hideout people were actually nice enough yesterday, must be reading this thread. One of them was the guy with true love knuckle tattoos who was in inventory
Murakami
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13306 posts since 9/5/05

30 Apr 2010 12:55
My personal experience with Hideout was your initial statement regarding them