Drop in to Andy Trott Kerrisdale Menswear in Vancouver to see our collection of Bobby Jones.
Visit Andy Trott Kerrisdale Menswear in Vancouver to see our selection of Tori Richard pants, shirts and polos
van Laack shirts at Andy Trott Kerrisdale Menswear Vancouver
Fine Italian sweaters in merino wool, made by Dalmine available at Andy Trott Kerrisdale Menswear in Vancouver
Copley pants and blazers at Andy Trott Kerrisdale Menswear Vancouver
Viyella sportshirts, a key part of our menswear collection for Vancouver
Peter Millar clothing for the office or the golf course at Andy Trott Kerrisdale Menswear in Vancouver
Alan Paine Knitwear, cashmere and lambswool sweaters, available at Andy Trott Kerrisdale Menswear in Vancouver
Submariner Sweaters at Andy Trott Kerrisdale Menswear in Vancouver
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Posted 1/8/2012
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This is our first ever post...so, to start, we thought we would list the merchandise we currently stock. Of course, we are always fine tuning our stock, with the intention of offering our customers an exceptional selection of stylish, tasteful, superb quality menswear!
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Posted 1/12/2012
Tags: Crockett & Jones, English Shoes, Handmade Shoes, Footwear, Mens Shoes, Crockett and Jones, Goodyear Welted, Hand Lasted, Leather Soles, Mens English Shoes, Shell Cordovan, Chelsea Boots, Shoe Factory
This post has significant meaning to us for many reasons. Partly because Crockett & Jones is the pinnacle of English made footwear, partly due to the enjoyment our clients have experienced wearing such superb footwear for decades, but mostly because we have been family friends for over 40 years.

On a recent trip to the Crockett & Jones factory in Northampton England, we snapped a few pictures of the timed honoured, labour intensive, art of shoemaking at its finest. We thank the Jones family and their staff for being such gracious hosts, and look forward to seeing them again soon!


Catching some Z's...must be jetlag!

Left to Right: Robin Guiness, Jonathan Jones, Mr. Richard Jones, Andy Trott

Precision Stitching of the Uppers

It's remarkable how labour intensive great shoes are, but it makes a significant difference in terms of overall quality. Highly skilled artisans are required to carry out the many 'hands on' operations.
Waiting to be Lasted
Hand 'skin stitching' an upper. Very high skill!
Cork is used for the footbed. It absorbs the shock of each step taken by the wearer and forms to the underside of the foot over time, offering exceptional comfort.
The Last Bin
Robin gave us an indepth tour of the factory. What a fantastic experience!
As exceptional shoes are harder to come by these days, the machinery to make them is non existent! Machines from the early 1900's are still used.
The Finished Product

Over 200 hand operations and between 8 to 10 weeks later, the finest English made shoes are ready for packaging, shipping, selling and enjoying!
Knock Knock...
Crockett & Jones production capability is about 2800 shoes per week. This is a drop in the worldwide footwear market bucket! Compare that to inexpensive, low quality shoe factories, that can produce tens of thousands of pairs per day. High volume, low quality factories can produce a pair of shoes, start to finish, in 20 minutes, whereas Crocketts, using traditional highly skilled hand operations, take 8 to 10 weeks per pair. Traditional shoemaking methods create footwear of superior construction, fit, feel and look for many years to come. Visit Andy Trott Kerrisdale Menswear in Vancouver to view first-hand the stunning quality of Crockett & Jones footwear.
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Andy Trott Kerrisdale Menswear "101"

Our merchandising philosophy is quite simple...provide our clients a selection of tastefully designed, exceptional quality goods, made by manufacturers with a longstanding history and the utmost in integrity.

Filling a store with brand name "stuff" is easy. At Andy Trott Kerrisdale Menswear, we build our inventory by establishing relationships with the people who manufacture our goods, making thoughtful decisions based on customer needs, and by constantly pursuing new ideas. A customer-centred vision can only be accomplished at the small, independent retail level. When we buy our merchandise, we actually envision the individual clients we are buying for, their needs, their tastes and their demand for quality. Compare this to the other extreme, the big box retailer, whose major concern is volume of sales, not the long term satisfaction of the customer. Nothing is more rewarding for us than seeing our clients enthusiasm when "experiencing" the merchandise we carry, and the satisfaction it provides them...this is truly the essence of traditional retailing.

Our merchandise can be divided into 3 catagories:

1. Staples or classics:

A Samuelsohn navy blue blazer, gray flannel pants from Coppley, a white button down shirt or a Dalmine merino wool v-neck sweater; just a few examples. Tried, tested and true. Any self respecting closet would feel naked without any of these necessities. We are careful to have a selection of classics at all times.
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Posted 1/29/2012
Tags: Menswear, Custom Made, One of a Kind, Custom Suit, Custom Shoes, Custom Blazer, Samuelsohn, Coppley, Crockett & Jones, Navy Blue Blazer, Gray Flannel, White Dress Shirt, V-Neck Sweater,
3. One of a kind, custom made:

We offer our clients the option to create that special item they have always wanted! We can offer many options to satisfy your needs, and creativity. Whether it's a custom suit, a made to order blazer, or a one of a kind pair of shoes...we can help set you apart from the crowd!
2. Unique, limited edition, exclusive:

Merchandise made specifically for our store, to our specifications. This is truly where you can set yourself apart from the crowd. We actively seek out manufacturers who allow us to have goods made just for our store, as we detail them. This enables us to enhance the quality by upgrading materials, adding unique details to a garment, or a combination of both. The key is to add value wherever possible, and never sacrifice quality. This gives our clients a selection of exceptional quality, tastesfully designed merchandise not found in other menswear stores.
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Posted 2/11/12
Tags: Menswear, Menswear Vancouver, Spring Menswear, Kerrisdale Menswear, Spring 2012, Quality Menswear
Spring 2012:

Our new Spring 2012 merchandise is starting to trickle in! We are extremely excited with the Spring selection, and we know you will be too!

Just arrived:

Van laack shirts in classic, subtle patterns with button down collars.

Casual shirts from Signum in contemporary patterns.

Unstructured, spring-weight blazers from Coppley, perfect for dressing up or down.



This is just the begining of many new and exciting items for the coming Spring season!
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Posted 2/13/12
Tags: Lavenham, Quilted Jackets, English Quilted Jackets, Lavenham England, Quilted Waistcoats, English Waistcoats, Lavenham of England, Lavenham Waistcoats
Lavenham English Quilted Jackets are on the way! (Estimated delivery 2/20/12)

Think English cottage industry meets big city style, now you're thinking of Lavenham. We could not be more excited for our first shipment of Lavenham jackets to arrive! We appreciate Lavenham's commitment to, and passion for quality garments. We also appreciate the tremendous style their jackets will offer our clients! Lavenham established their impressive reputation in 1969...they have not wavered since. By sourcing raw materials from within the U.K., and manufacturing in their factory in Sudbury, just outside London, Lavenham is truly a British icon.
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Posted 2/20/12
Tags: Menswear, Menswear Vancouver, Spring Menswear, Kerrisdale Menswear, Spring 2012, Quality Menswear
Spring 2012:

Our Spring 2012 merchandise is continuing to arrive! We are extremely excited with the Spring selection, and we know you will be too!

Just arrived:

Lavenham jackets from England.

Peter Millar knits and polos, perfect for the golf course or smart casual wear.

More shirts from Signum.

Jacques Britt contemporary button down shirts. A new line we are excited to add!

Bobby Jones knits and polos.


Lots more to come!
Posted 2/21/12
Tags: Lavenham jackets, English Quilted jackets, Lavenham,English made jackets, Union Jack, Lavenham Union Jack, Waxed quilted jackets, Lavenham quilted coats
We are pleased to present...Lavenham! Crafted in the U.K. since 1969, Lavenham is renowned for their distictive style and unrelenting quality. We couldn't be more excited to add Lavenham to our menswear collection! Visit Andy Trott Kerrisdale Menswear in Vancouver to see our collection of English made product, now including Lavenham. (Some styles pictured below...more in our store!)
Lavenham quilted jacket with detachable hood
Lavenham quilted vest with detachable hood and Union Jack lining
Lavenham waxed quilted jacket
Andy Trott Kerrisdale Menswear in Vancouver Canada, 2034 West 41st Ave, 604-569-3773, andy@andytrott.com
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