StanierI also should mention an occasional irritation with LVC to watch for if you’re a grumpy authentic seeker like me. Usually it’s tweaking patterns, shallow pocket bags ( that get even more shallow when you wash them!) and “fake” type / incorrect attachment
buttons on the ‘44’s.
I’m hoping that the sad demise of Cone Mills just might mean they license someone else to make LVC who makes them properly with no back room bean counter burk or fashion waller meddling and daft seasonal “themes”.
Just 100% spot on Americana produced as close as possible to how it would have been in its day. Is it really so hard? Just don’t recruit any university marketing / finance / fashion bodies and they’d probably crack it!
Sorry rant over! I’ll put my phone back in my LVC ‘44’s I’m wearing at the mo, and cos the pocket bags are so shallow it pokes out at the top!
Have you got inside info on LVC? I've highlighted the three reasons in your post that nail why Aero's relationship with LVC, as manufacturers for them, fell down in the end..
For the first few years there was none of that, amazing relationship with true enthusiasts then came the uni educated fashion wallahs
For example, this was one classic request ........putting two Type 3 pockets above two 501 back pockets on a Barnstormer ........."for the heritage"
We had to rule that one out, problem is with collaborations is when a style bombs, it's the manufacturer that always gets the blame. Motto, if you think is a wrong 'un, speak up, tell them and refuse the order, it'll be better in the long run
I think the twat who suggested may have been "connected" as it all went downhill after that.
I wouldn't have minded if he'd been old enough to shave, he's probably got a beard and a coffee shop now