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 Advertising. Your average Joe associates suits with Moores. When I tell people I work in a suit shop, 100% of them respond with "oh, Moores?"
 I totally understand this sentiment. We used to operate on a Thailand make, which I found stiff (and there were some quality control issues). We recently made the switch to a China make, and it has been a big improvement; it has a nice high armhole and the fusing is much lighter, so the jackets aren't so stiff. I've ordered unlined jackets to test the craftsmanship, and the finishing is excellent. When testing Sur out, it makes sense to take advantage of the competitive...
I recommend popping into Surmesur in Ottawa (Slater and O'Connor). I work in the boutique, so I'm definitely biased, but I also really believe in the make. It's excellent value as far as MTM is concerned.
Selling a pair of Edward Green for Alan Flusser suede loafers; these were made in England, and are in excellent condition (lots of life in the soles still).   $300 shipped (trees not included).   I'm not sure of the exact size (it is not clearly marked), but I find they wear like a 9C, which is a touch narrow for my liking.
Selling a pair of vintage Polo suede loafers; these were made in ~84 I believe, and are in very good condition (lots of life in the soles still).   $200 shipped includes custom shoe trees made for this pair.   The last is an old 8.5D, but I find they wear more like 9C, which is a touch narrow for my liking.
Selling a pair of vintage Polo brogues; these were made in ~89, and are in very good condition (lots of life in the soles still, and one scratch on the toe box pictured).   $160 shipped (trees not included)   I believe these are tagged as 8.5D, but I find they wear more like 9C, which is a touch narrow for my liking.
Selling 4 pairs of dressy chinos in light olive, gunmetal, wine, and milk chocolate. The cloth is 100% cotton and the make is from Surmesur (Canadian MTM comparable to indochino/suit supply). They are great for a slim guy who wears ~29-30 size slim chinos. These are new garments from when we were testing our new maker.   Standard cross pockets, dress extension with button closure, lined to the knee, heel guards, brace buttons on the inside.   They retail for $150 plus...
Selling this cotton seersucker stripe jacket by DR&N. In nantucket red, this is a great spring/summer jacket (pairs great with navy or tan chinos). Only worn a couple times; still in excellent/new condition; here are some specs:   - Half lined interior - Double vented at back - 4 working cuff buttons - great floral details inside/under collar - Fit is comparable to Club Monaco 36S suit jacket   Measurements as per...
I have too many navy suits. This one is for the short and slim guys. Killer deal on an super 100 wool Indochino MTM Navy Suit in size 36S.   Measurements: 17" P2P 16" Waist 28" Jacket Length 17.5" Shoulders 24.75" Sleeves 30" Waist (would fit well if you wear a 28 or 29 waist in most pants) 30" Inseam 7.5" leg opening on the pants, no break (30" inseam)   The jacket has room to take in/let out if needed.   Specs: Peak Lapels, Roped Shoulders, 2 Button...
I like to wear my blazers/jackets such that there's a gentle pull (sometimes a little X, sometimes none depending on the cut). As long as there isn't a lot of visible stress on the button, and the lapels aren't bowing, I think it's an acceptable aggressively tailored look (if you have the body and the confidence to rock it). Do what looks best and feels comfortable to you; don't sweat it when someone tells you it's too tight.   Vents are a good indicator as to whether or...
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