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Post by Bandeapart » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:41 am

I'm wondering about the price of Fred Perry and Ben Sherman clothing out there in England. Out here, the prices are pretty ridiculous, so maybe someone can give me price examples of what it costs in England?

Out here a polo shirt is like $80 for Fred Perry and $50 for Ben Sherman. I figured since the companies are British, that they may be cheaper there.

Anyways, let me know peeps.
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Post by MSP » Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:59 am

I've been to London--not cheaper.
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Post by tugartheman » Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:47 am

I know, Ben Sherman stuff is ridiculous. I've got some Sherman ties and shirts, and an awesome hoodie...but I can only afford them at Nordstrom Rack.
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Post by damienwatt_au » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:15 am

im pretty sure it will always be a bit pricey where ever you are. but London prices are rediculous. Ive got relatives there and its just stupid what you have to pay for
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Post by irish_admiral » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:00 am

It's all pretty expensive unless you find it in out of town outlets who sell last season's stuff. Generally, it's priced for and aimed at young pikeys with more money than sense.

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Post by Neiloler » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:02 am

Pikeys. I love UK slang. :)

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Post by Bandeapart » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:09 am

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I buy from the clearance section of the Ben Sherman store... I wait for the seasons to change, ha.
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Post by NiallB » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:18 am

Ben Sherman used to be fairly cheap, like £20 for a polo shirt, fred perry I wouldn't know, never bought anything Fred Perry.
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Post by ESBlonde » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:20 am

I'm getting really old and cynical.

I can't understand why anybody would buy clothing AND pay a premium to wear the makers name advert on it! When I feel the need to sponsor fashion, I'll do it a bit differently :D

Quality yes, being made to look a pussycat, NO!

Oh and Ester, London prices are not always representative of the whole country. ;)
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Post by kungfu » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:22 am

Maybe you already know, but there are two kinds of Fred Perry, ones that are made in UK, and the ones that are made in China (or somewhere like that) which are cheaper.

A month ago I bought a tshirt from Fred Perry (that's made in UK), it was 60 pounds!!! :?

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Post by bclaire » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:38 am

I look for it on the clearance racks at TJ Maxx and Marshalls. And when I'm in the UK, I check out TK Maxx. Same store, different country.

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Post by MaxRossell » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:44 am

Yeah, I pretty much buy all my clothes at TK Maxx. To be honest, in the UK spending a lot of money on clothes as unremarkable as that just because they have a (not very) fashionable label on them pegs you as a bit of a townie moron.

There's a video on youtube of Eddie Vedder complaining that after grunge became popular, people started making grunge-style clothing lines and selling them at a premium. He said the whole point of their "fashion" was being able to go up to your friends and saying, "Hey, see this cool shirt? I got it at a thrift store for <i>35 cents</i>."

I kind of follow that principle.

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Post by manwithgun » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:31 pm

Yeah ive got a few Fred Perry Polos that were made in the UK and they were all 60 quid!

you could get your mitts on a Chinese one for about 40 though

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Post by zombie youth revolt » Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:30 pm

i bought beautiful fred perry cardigan few weeks ago - i love it

but my fav brand of clothing is ralph lauren.
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