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So I must conclude that all these markings are mandated by country of origin. I am fine with that. Let it be - and whip out the xylene!

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I suspect it is printed on. Too much government in my opinion.

 

Next there will be labels on the back of your suit jacket explaining how no sheep were harmed gathering the wool.

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Next there will be labels on the back of your suit jacket explaining how no sheep were harmed gathering the wool.

 

Where in the USA can we buy real wool clothing today? Remember when we were children and wool was plentiful and highly desirable? I have two ankle-length wool overcoats from the fifties, and they are still good, but the last of their kind here.

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Funny, but me mate, Molly, has four mink coats she found in estate sales for pennies, but won't wear any for fear of the activists, of whom she is one!

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Where in the USA can we buy real wool clothing today? Remember when we were children and wool was plentiful and highly desirable? I have two ankle-length wool overcoats from the fifties, and they are still good, but the last of their kind here

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I picked up my black T (no lens yet) yesterday at my Northern Va dealer. And yes, it has the CE engravings on the base plate. So, I'm telling anyone who asks that, "It is a special limited edition engraving by conceptualist artist, Jenny Holzer."

 

 

Ciao, Sully

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Where in the USA can we buy real wool clothing today? Remember when we were children and wool was plentiful and highly desirable? I have two ankle-length wool overcoats from the fifties, and they are still good, but the last of their kind here.

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Funny, but me mate, Molly, has four mink coats she found in estate sales for pennies, but won't wear any for fear of the activists, of whom she is one!

.

 

Im not in the USA, but there is a New Zealand company called "icebreaker" making a lot of stuff out of Merino wool - i love my merino t-shirts

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I bought a very nice Harris Tweed coat in the winter. Pure wool of course, locally made (to me) and warm and beautiful. And will last a lifetime. What more could you want?

 

I'm sure Harris Tweed is available in the States. Worth having a look?

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I was discussing Harris Tweed with Lara Platman, the charming Leica shooter author of a book about it, over dinner last night, lamenting that fact that my 2 year old Tweed jacket isn't a patch on my grandfathers from the 50s that I still wear. This was a jacket bought from a specialist dealer on the island, not one of the really cheap ones that a certain chain of shops based in Edinburgh sell.

 

She said that the International markets demand much lighter fabrics that will not last like the proper stuff. Even the woman from the Harris Teeed Authority in Stornoway told me that my new jacket would wear out long before my grandfather's did. The double weight fabric is available, but it's much more difficult to find.

 

Caveat emptor

 

PS. Lara's book on Harris Tweed is superb

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Today I read this article on the website of "The Norwegian Broadcasting Company".

Compared to what's in this article, it looks like this Leica product from Popflash at least is genuine.

Once again it is the Chinese who are trying to fool us with their fake products and related labeling.

 

«China Export». VS. «Communauté Européenne»

 

See the schematic drawing in the article.

 

Pass opp for falsk CE-merking - NRK - Livsstil

 

Here is a brief translation of what the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning says:

 

CE marking:

 

"Electrical equipment should be CE marked. CE marking is a declaration by the manufacturer that the product meets the applicable safety requirements.

The CE mark does not say anything about other quality aspects of the product and does not imply that the product is approved by a government agency.

As a consumer, you are obligated to use electrical equipment or product like the manufacturer has decided."

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Do not be fooled.

 

CE on Leica products does not mean "Chinese Export", which is a cynical exploitation of a legitimate quality mark in the European Union.

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So does the silver T not have the CE printed on it too. Or does that T merely use a sticker

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So does the silver T not have the CE printed on it too.

There is no difference between the black and silver models.

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