Menswear: The Bicester Outlet Is Slightly Improved Reports GG Thread!


generic_guy
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9978 posts since 16/9/02

28 Sep 2007 21:47
Vans outlet was great today.
All slip-ons, Eras, Authentics and Old Skools were £10. Stand out pairs for me were Pendelton slips-ons in red or blue, white with gren trim Eras (or authentics, I can never remember which is which), also had white with a black line round the sole. Also had some lovely skate highs, all white canvas with leather toes and black laces, looked very Supreme-esque (if that makes sense). All in al they had about 30 different styles at £10. Bought 3 pairs of slip-ons but one pair was for a mate and one pair my Dad.

Nicole Farhi had some nice tees in but they weren't bargains (I got a black one with thin velvet strips on, £30, pretty sure I saw it for less in Harvey Nics sale but never picked one up). Some very nice boots, still £140 though.

Levis outlet had some nice well-worn jeans in but they were still around £100, variety of sizes, lots of 30s and 32s.

Reiss had a beautiful short pea coat (very like the one Anddy wore a couple of days ago in WAYWT), still £113 though.

Paul Smith had loads of straight leg cords for £40, all 30x32 though. Had a lovely jacket, 4 patch pockets on the front (like an M65) but with a hood with black wool/fur lining. Really nice, £200 but they only had M or L. Lots of nice shoes and a couple of pairs of boots, all around the £140 mark.

Dior had loads of pairs of black cords, 28 and 30 as far as I saw, £50-60. Few pairs of those horrible black jeans with blue denim around the waist. Some really nice waxed/coated black jeans for £110-ish, mainly between 30 and 33 I think. Some very heavily washed jeans (“Bleu Clair” if that helps) for £110, tried a pair on and liked the fit but wasn't sure about the wash, decided I'd only be buying them because they were Dior and I should wait for a pair I really like. Black chino type trousers in large sizes for about £80.
Jacket wise they had nice jackets like a cross between a suit jacket and safari jacket for £385, small sizes. Very nice slightly M65ish jacket in 54 for £300 (I think). Had a nice black leather bomber with 4 or 5 zip pockets on the front, £600, think it was a 50. Had 3 hoodies with an inkblot design I hadn't seen before, red in M and L, white in XL, all £90. Had some red canvas high tops with white leather tongue for £100-ish. Quite a few nice shirts around £80, noticed 40s and 41s but didn't look too closely.
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9935 posts since 21/10/05

28 Sep 2007 21:53
i love your reports, they make me feel as if i am wondering around from shop to shop

is the ralph store still open im in need of some jumpers
generic_guy
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9978 posts since 16/9/02

28 Sep 2007 21:56
Yeah, Ralph store still going strong but no particlualr bargains. Usual stuff though, nice plain tees 2 for £40, polo shirts 2 for £50, some nice simple jumpers in, very soft wool v-necks for £60 (also note TK Maxx has nice crewneck RL jumpers in beautiful cotton in a variety of sizes for £40, blue or black).
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

28 Sep 2007 21:57
that ralph is always shit imo. good report man.
Seventyfour
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9387 posts since 6/10/05

28 Sep 2007 21:57
if any ones going back i want some black cords in a 31 if they got em! 19s tho not 21s
Ineff
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9849 posts since 7/4/04

28 Sep 2007 21:57
If you're scrawny, Ralph Lauren kids is good.

I always get polos from there for £25 each.
generic_guy
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9978 posts since 16/9/02

28 Sep 2007 22:02
Noble Locks wrote: that ralph is always shit imo. good report man.
It's pretty hit and miss apart from basics but has the odd great deal. Got a hoodie I love from there for £20 (just completely plain but love the fit and super soft cotton), and I also picked up a pair of boots there for £20 that I love (bit of a faff to put on mind, got buckles around the top)
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9935 posts since 21/10/05

28 Sep 2007 22:08
Ineff wrote: If you're scrawny, Ralph Lauren kids is good.

I always get polos from there for £25 each.

they are a terrible fit for me, i have four or five kids xl polos but i rarely wear them the body is to short and wide and the arms are way to long. Custom fit ralph stuff is the best fit for me although the arms are a little tight for my guns (no paolo)
Jason789
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6210 posts since 2/1/07

28 Sep 2007 22:14
nice report GG might pop down tommrow.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

28 Sep 2007 22:14
p.s bicester village, not outlet. Fascist!
Ineff
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9849 posts since 7/4/04

28 Sep 2007 22:21
Best wrote:
Ineff wrote: If you're scrawny, Ralph Lauren kids is good.

I always get polos from there for £25 each.

they are a terrible fit for me, i have four or five kids xl polos but i rarely wear them the body is to short and wide and the arms are way to long. Custom fit ralph stuff is the best fit for me although the arms are a little tight for my guns (no paolo)

I wear a Medium in kids (age 12-14 LOL) and they fit me perfectly.

The sleeves aren't long at all on mine, plus I always turn up my sleeves to make them smaller, anyway.
hdsy-
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3904 posts since 30/4/06

28 Sep 2007 22:25
for the record, the major difference between eras and authentics is that authentics have no padding while eras have padding
pand
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1006 posts since 22/3/06

28 Sep 2007 23:18
GG how do you remember so much?

Do you have a pen and pad, or do you just write it into a text on your phone?

robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

29 Sep 2007 00:15
Did you notice if they had those Bleu Clair Diors in a 31, GG? Really like that wash. They have them often?
hdsy-
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29 Sep 2007 00:18
PM +44 (0) 1869 357 725
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

29 Sep 2007 00:36
Was there last Sat - loads of those Dire Homme washed jeans, RL had sleevless puffas on discount plus the slim fit, vintage polos on offer (some £14.99 - most £29.99 each when buying 2), purple label suits (from £2695* to £399 - *bespoke quality), but it's always a gamble what's in there.
Farhi had only shite (imo), Mulberry manbags from £130, nice wallets from £67 - good deals if you want that kit (recomended), PS suits were shite but shoe selection, sizes & prices were excellent.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

29 Sep 2007 00:46
hdsy- wrote: PM +44 (0) 1869 357 725

That one of them phone numbers things, or whatever you call it? Next big thing I reckon. Not gonna be much point using the internet once that takes of
generic_guy
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9978 posts since 16/9/02

29 Sep 2007 02:51
PAND wrote: GG how do you remember so much?
Do you have a pen and pad, or do you just write it into a text on your phone?
Just a big shopper and make a mental note of stuff I think fukers will like.
They had these in small sizes:
These were the ones I tried on I think:
http://item.rakuten.co.jp/fc/7e311054-0199-500/
Robadob
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1503 posts since 29/12/04

29 Sep 2007 08:24
would anyone heading down soon be willing to pick up a pair of eras or authentics for me?
kie
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1666 posts since 9/7/03

29 Sep 2007 15:45
Bleu clair in 19cm and waist 30 and I'll pay a good amount thankyou