Menswear: Brands /Labels That Were Popular But Just Dissapeared?


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kid unknown
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5312 posts since 8/12/01

17 Jan 2019 08:27
Never really got Porter.

Super expensive here but was cheap and available in lots of shops in Japan.

Stuff just looked a bit cheap and nan kid to me.
Rez
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7896 posts since 5/4/09

17 Jan 2019 09:03
Porter isn't going anywhere!

It's Head Porter, which is the clothing range.

Shame, always liked their chinos and had a really cool wool a2 jacket by them at one point that I got too fat for.

Also in my experience Porter bags just *last* - found them all really well made compared to other brands.
Byte
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2893 posts since 16/6/10

17 Jan 2019 12:02
Agreed,I got a porter duffle bag years ago and its taken a beating and still looks great and the hardware is all intact. Use to be able to pick them up in the sales for cheap but think the brand is hyped up a bit nowadays.
carl lewis
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23558 posts since 14/10/04

17 Jan 2019 12:40
Rez, What is the difference between Headporter and Headporter Plus?

Byte, the hipsters have clocked.
Anto
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3522 posts since 19/1/12

17 Jan 2019 22:39
Headporter is the bags\luggage label while HPP is the clothing line.

Both founded by Hiroshi Fujiwara in collaboration with Porter
carl lewis
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23558 posts since 14/10/04

19 Jan 2019 05:51
Cool
jsnldn
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265 posts since 20/3/08

posted 21 Jan 2019 14:47, edited 21 Jan 2019 14:47
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YLAup
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5030 posts since 5/9/11

27 Jan 2019 22:59
I see Nigel Hall has completely gone. Saw the store today on floral st is becoming a Leon.
MLI
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4161 posts since 6/10/09

28 Jan 2019 11:40
There's more variety than ever in everything, yet everything is more and more homogenised. I don't really know how to explain it, I went to a wargames show this weekend . I've been going since the early 1990s most years and it's bigger than ever but the variety of games and events is the least ever. What a world..
padawan
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4004 posts since 27/6/03

28 Jan 2019 13:34
come on then…I'll bite.
A War Games Show…..whats that all about then….
carl lewis
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23558 posts since 14/10/04

28 Jan 2019 13:35
YLAup wrote: I see Nigel Hall has completely gone. Saw the store today on floral st is becoming a Leon.

Don’t know how it lasted that long there
MLI
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4161 posts since 6/10/09

28 Jan 2019 23:52
padawan wrote: come on then…I'll bite.
A War Games Show…..whats that all about then….

War

My 2/6 Marines, Golf Coy (heliborne) fought it out against the Commies

SEAD:

Air envelopment:

Here come the Reds:

Hot LZ:
themistake
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10477 posts since 20/2/06

29 Jan 2019 06:59
Laughing out loud
padawan
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4004 posts since 27/6/03

29 Jan 2019 08:11
….."you sunk my Battleship"?
A game or just setup? like D+D but with bullets? so confused.
Burt
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5312 posts since 3/1/10

29 Jan 2019 08:44
padawan wrote: ….."you sunk my Battleship"
Laughing out loud
'It's my turn to operate!'
roophees
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1452 posts since 18/12/10

4 Feb 2019 16:27
Is Penfield still regarded as decent outdoorsy wear? Remember back in 2011 I bought a parka and a down jacket (one with the leather yoke), but heard almost nothing about them in the past few years. Sign of bad quality? Or just not keeping up with the times?
swede
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7700 posts since 21/3/09

4 Feb 2019 16:30
I had one of their parkas in 2010/11? shite quality. gave it to a charity shop after a couple of seasons
illwill
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3404 posts since 17/5/04

posted 4 Feb 2019 17:02, edited 4 Feb 2019 17:02
Decent heritage brand that kicked the arse out of the outdoor-wear wave by reducing quality.

Went for mid-market rather than upmarket like Woolrich/Sierra/Holubar/Rocky etc
MattC
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630 posts since 20/3/12

4 Feb 2019 17:06
They now do another brand called “Cape Heights”
illwill
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3404 posts since 17/5/04

4 Feb 2019 17:08
I didn't realise those were connected