M&S Autograph

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  1. kit

    kit New Member

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    HI ALL :flower:

    For those gentlemen in the UK with access to the limited number of MARKS & SPARKS ( SPENCER ! ) stores who stock the AUTOGRAPH range , check out the new saeson's range of stone-washed , pre-creased jeans ! B)

    They are AWESOME for the price - £49 !!!!! :p

    I bought a pair , yesterday ! :blush:

    Recommendation indeed !!! :heart:

    Regards KIT :blink:
     
  2. leyla m.

    leyla m. New Member

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    have you got a pic of those jeans.
    i would love to see them.
    i know ther autograph collection and they are not bad ;)
     
  3. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    I bought a pair of silver wool trousers in M&S very similar to Dior Homme yesterday...I'm not a cheapskate... :innocent:

    Who the h*ll is Oliver Sweeney (or whatever) though?
     
  4. kit

    kit New Member

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    Sorry , I havn't a photo . :unsure: I've just gone through the webpage , but they are not there yet .

    All I know is that Marithe et Francois Girbaud did exactly the same style , last year , and they were just short of £200 ! at the Girbaud shop in Perpignan !!!

    Oliver Sweeny is a shoemaker , who makes both conservative AND edgy shoes . He designs the autograph range for Marks & Sparks . He has now branched out into leather jackets and belts , VERY nice ! , and he has a shop within a shop in the new Harvey Nicks in Manchester .I've actually got 4 pairs of boots in different styles from the FIRST autograph collection in 1999 . ( NOT boasting - just trying to emphasise that they ARE GOOD , ESPECIALLY FOR THE MONEY - like the Autograph jeans ) . I actually had a Christmas card from Oliver ! ( They took my particulars when I bought a belt at the HN shop , last November ! ) .

    I saw your silver-grey trousers , yesterday , Prince of Cats , in the Handforth Dean branch - VERY posh ( portside -out , starboard home - British Raj-speak for upper-crust ! ) .
    Are they the ones with a patterned lining , nice and wide , parallel , with flap pockets ? Very nice ! CERTAINLY NOT cheapskate !!!

    Incidentally , the top button on the dirt-wash version of the jeans would just NOT come undone , once I'd got them on , as the buttonhole was so small . I had to be prized out of them by the floor manager !
    Some like it hot , but not THAT hot !!!

    I actually bought the stonewash version as I really am a size 30 , and Autograph sizes don't go below 32 , but I uncovered a pair made rather small and they fit a treat !!!

    Phew !!!
    I've gone on enough , but one always wants to share , when one has found a bargain !

    Yours KIT B)
     
  5. Acid

    Acid yes

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    im a little aprehensive about M&S.......

    some of the womenswear is probhably more suited for men than the :sick: menswear
    please take a photo of your jeans and post it kit

    or else im gonna have to trek to M&S myself ;)
     
  6. kit

    kit New Member

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    For various reasons , which I won't go into here , you'll have to make the trek !!! :cry:

    Hope the tube is NOT in its usual disarray !!! :rolleyes:

    KIT :heart:
     
  7. kit

    kit New Member

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    BTW , I bought the Autograph combats in olive and in beige , last October .

    According to Dylan Jones of GQ , they were also to be had in navy elephant cord .

    I haunted the Wilmslow/Handforth Dean store , every Friday , ALL autumn/Winter , but they NEVER appeared .The cotton ones are ABSOLUTELY super , with ALL the authentic trimmings . PITY the navy elephant corduroy ones were never made up for the stores . :cry:

    Still , I bought a packet of M&S lamb sausages with mint , each time I went , ABSOLUTELY SCRUMPTIOUS , so it wasn't a wasted journey each time I ventured there ! :rolleyes:

    I MUST emphasise that I DO NOT work for M&S , so I'm NOT advertising ! :blush:

    Regards KIT :innocent:
     
  8. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    Is GQ any good? I thought it was all just softcore porn.

    But anyway...I saw three M&S items in December Vogue :shock: That's more M&S than there was Stella McCartney...
     
  9. kit

    kit New Member

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    I have a quick read of it , in the supermarket !

    The Dylan Jones article was in the ' INDEPENDENT ' , and was put up on a card in the Autograph section in M&S !

    KIT B)
     
  10. Orochian

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    I may be a bit late to dig this topic up...

    ...but you have no idea how much I envy you Brits who have convenient access to Sweeney's shoes. They used to advertise quite heavily in mags like Arena Homme Plus and ever since I first saw the ads I've fallen in love with his designs.

    Too bad they aren't distributed in North America, at least as far as I know. I've actually never seen the shoes in real life. Looks like I'll have to plan a trip to the UK if I really wanted to get my hands on his shoes. Smedley sweaters and Sweeney shoes - these will be on the top of my shopping list. B)

    He has a great website with his entire collection on display:

    Oliver Sweeney
     
  11. seditionary

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    ot: :hardhead:

    *starts singing it's a small world*

    kit...
    ur soo from around where i am from..
    handforth dean.. manchester.. where u from

    im from alderly edge....
     
  12. kit

    kit New Member

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    I'm actually from Stalybridge in the Pennines - I can see Alderly Edge and Jodrell Bank from my bedroom , the WHOLE Cheshire plain , in fact !!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    If you've read any of my early posts , Vivienne Westwood was born just around the Longdendale hillside in Tintwistle/Hadfield ( of ' The league of Gentleman ' fame ) , notoriety indeed !!! ;) ;) ;)

    If you come frrom Alderly Edge you must be REALLY loaded !!!!
    The house prices are horrendous , but it's soooooo exclusive - NO pikeys or scallys for ' The Cheshire set ' !!!! :yuk: :yuk: :yuk:

    KIT :innocent: :innocent: :innocent:
     
  13. kit

    kit New Member

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    Regarding Oliver Sweeny shoes , if you search THIS site :-

    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/Forum/default.asp

    You will find that the ' REAL BESPOKE CLOTHES BRIGADE ' do not have a very good opinion of these shoes , being rather ' sniffy ' about their NOT meeting their exceedingly exacting standards ! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    KIT :cry: :cry: :cry:
     

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