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  1. HL Poling and Sons

    Not all is bad @ Brooks

    This might be a good point to clarify: the Cambridge sack on Brooks Brothers' floor is not the Southwick Cambridge model. It's just a curious and confusing coincidence that they both use the same name. Further, I believe that Brooks' Cambridge is made in the Far East (at least that's what I...
  2. HL Poling and Sons

    Name That Logo!

    TJ-- I actually asked the same question about the same label about a year ago and C. Sharp provided the answer: https://askandyaboutclothes.com/community/showthread.php?118178-Label-ID Best, HL
  3. HL Poling and Sons

    Ebay Trad Spoilers: Clothes, Shoes & Accoutrements

    Duckbill, if that's that's the case, you have a longer memory than I have! On second thought, the A&F jacket may have come from Tweedy Don. If that's the case, sorry TD--it never fit right. And it's been a long time hanging unworn in my closet. I do think, though, that the A&F jacket is the...
  4. HL Poling and Sons

    Ebay Trad Spoilers: Clothes, Shoes & Accoutrements

    Thanks, mjo, very much. I'm still around, though write rarely and haven't found the mojo to begin posting pictures again. I'm still enjoying listening to the conversation, however, if only as a auditor. Best regards, HL
  5. HL Poling and Sons

    Ebay Trad Spoilers: Clothes, Shoes & Accoutrements

    With the moderator's indulgence, I'd like to mention some auctions I am currently running on eBay. Among the items are * an original Abercrombie and Fitch ivory silk sportcoat (48L) * a vintage Brooks Brothers tweed suit (45L) * authentic bleeding madras Bermuda shorts (36) * genuine Nantucket...
  6. HL Poling and Sons

    Tailcoat

    I wouldn't normally flog my eBay auctions, but, as this is on-topic, I do have a larger tailcoat for sale: HL
  7. HL Poling and Sons

    It's here, the new J Press.

    I see they co-opted my club's motto for their "The Shop" section. Classy.
  8. HL Poling and Sons

    Label ID

    C. Sharp, your detective work is incredible. I also saw the Gannon entry (or one like it) but couldn't find my way to the GT, Inc. connection. Thank you, again---that's exactly the answer I was hoping to find! HL
  9. HL Poling and Sons

    Label ID

    Thanks for the response, C. Sharp. I'll take any guess I can get. HL
  10. HL Poling and Sons

    Label ID

    Hello, gents, I'm looking for a little help on ID'ing the manufacturer of a pair of vintage Press madras swim trunks I purchased awhile back. I've looked everywhere on the trunks for an RN or WPL #, but no luck. No luck in searching through trademarks and logos on Google, either. Here's...
  11. HL Poling and Sons

    AAAC Informal Trad Thrift Store Exchange

    FYI: #9 in TweedyDon's listing above is the semi-infamous University Blazer Brooks brought out ca. 2005. I have one, it's great, and they're super rare. Someone should jump on that. HL
  12. HL Poling and Sons

    Italian Umbrella Makers

    Would anyone happen to know which "third-generation Italian umbrella maker" makes Howard Yount's umbrellas? Many thanks, HL
  13. HL Poling and Sons

    Who Makes J. Press' OCBDs?

    Thank you, David! HL
  14. HL Poling and Sons

    Who Makes J. Press' OCBDs?

    Just a quick question that the search function wasn't able to answer: Does anyone know who is the most-current maker of Press' OCBDs? Thanks! HL
  15. HL Poling and Sons

    No trad women??

    Just out of (sincere) curiosity, could someone define --as specifically as possible-- "trad" vs. "preppy" dressing for a woman? Current/contemporary photos would be especially helpful to illustrate each category.
  16. HL Poling and Sons

    American Textiles and Mills

    As Katon brought it up, does anyone know who produces Brooks Brothers' oxford cloth?
  17. HL Poling and Sons

    A Trad "What are you Wearing"

    Rambler, agreed there, with your "imperfections" point. I like to think of it as "insouciance" and it certainly has its place. As I said, I'm not fussy or persnickety in my own dress. I've rolled plenty of pairs of chinos (and, hookem, more pairs of jeans), especially when worn with, say, a...
  18. HL Poling and Sons

    A Trad "What are you Wearing"

    It could very well be, Rambler. It just looked to me that the bottom edge of the cuff looked thicker than it would be if it were simply a "two-ply" roll-up. Looked more like a "four-ply" cuff. At any rate, I do stand by my opinion that a proper cuff looks better than a roll. I'll amend that...
  19. HL Poling and Sons

    A Trad "What are you Wearing"

    ^This. Leave it to an Italian to nail it. I actually don't think those are rolled/turned up. It looks to me that he took an older (or pre-hemmed, if such a thing existed back then) pair and retro-fit it with cuffs. The lighter line running through the center of the cuff would be the...
  20. HL Poling and Sons

    AAAC Informal Trad Thrift Store Exchange

    Georgetown University Shop Troy Guild blue w/white stripe ocbd This shirt appears to be virtually unworn. Immaculate condition. 15.5 x 34 $25 conus It tears me up every time I see something from the old GU Shop come up for sale. I worked there for three years while I was an...