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  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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
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    Andover Shop vs. O'Connell's shetlands

    Hi, all, I'm looking to pick up a few shetlands (sweaters, not ponies) this fall and am soliciting any observations comparing those from the Andover Shop vs. O'Connells. Specifically, I'm wondering about features. While I have a long-standing relationship with O'Connell's and would rather...
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    San Francisco tailor?

    Can any SF locals recommend a tailor in the city? Someone who won't balk at 2" cuffs and no break? I'm not looking to have anything made, just need some alterations. Basically, I'm looking for the SF equivalent of Paul Winston. Thanks, HL
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    I've found my shoes for New Years Eve

    Stopped in Stubbs and Wooten this afternoon and found the slippers I'll wear this New Years Eve. Anyone else planning to sport festive/fun or even devilish black tie this year?
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    Trad sighting at Chipp?

    I was at Winston's on Monday around 3:00, maybe, picking up some work Paul had done for me, and saw a rather tradly looking guy there discussing some custom work with Paul. He was with a woman (who gave a subtle, approving nod to my four-panel tartan trou, thank you). I'm wondering if it...
  8. HL Poling and Sons

    Ralph loves club collars

    We'll get the customary disclaimer over first: I don't work for RL nor am I in any way affiliated with the company. OK. In visiting Ralph's various Manhattan emporia over the past few days, I've noticed that he's produced incredible numbers of club collared shirts in a great array of patterns...
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    Press in Princeton?

    Here's a new wrinkle in the Press saga: apparently, they used to have a shop in Princeton. That is, if a coat hanger can be believed: Anyone have the story?
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    Shoe Mart discount codes?

    Does anyone know of any current ones? Many thanks, HL
  11. HL Poling and Sons

    Alden in Boston?

    Hello, boys, I'm up in Boston/Cambridge for a couple days this week. Does anyone know a source for Alden up here, aside from Brooks Bros? Many thanks, HL
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    Attn, David Hober: What Would You Call This Tie?

    I recently picked up some vintage Brooks Brothers and Yale Co-op ties that have sparked a mini-obsession. I've also seen the same at the RL Rugby stores. I don't know what to call them, and I apologize profusely for not being able to provide pictures, but I'll describe as best I can...
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    Alden NYC Sale?

    Hello, Gentlemen, Does anyone know whether the Madison Ave. Alden shop usually has a fall sale and, if so, when it might be? Many thanks, HL
  14. HL Poling and Sons

    grooming Call for Hair Styling product suggestions

    Hello, all, First my apologies if this topic has been covered ad nauseum in this forum. I'm in the process of letting my hair grow out (parted off-center, cut to one length to the ear, tapered from there and short in the back. wish I was savvy enough to be able to post a pic). I'll be...
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    Thrift/Consignment stores in NYC?

    The discussion on thrift store finds has me wondering where are the good ones in NYC? And by "good", you know what I mean.
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    Affixing blazer badges

    A question, but first some background: I had a blazer badge sewn on this week. I asked the woman (through a translator, as she didn't speak English) to trim the backing, leaving as minimal a margin around the badge itself as was necessary for sewing. Upon picking up the jacket yesterday, I...
  17. HL Poling and Sons

    Affixing Blazer Badges

    A question, but first some background: I had a blazer badge sewn on this week. I asked the woman (through a translator, as she didn't speak English) to trim the backing, leaving as minimal a margin around the badge itself as was necessary for sewing. Upon picking up the jacket yesterday...