I've tried that jacket on a few times now at your store. Looks great on you...less great on my XL frame.I really like the UW line. I'd love to see some of their sport coats. Have you guys ever carried them (or have plans to)? Or do they fill a similar slot as EG?
Correct, JCrew they are. I've posted these images a few times now, but here's an experiment I tried when they were fairly new. I'd never tried a mirror toe on shell before. They looked great with a suit.In the end, I prefer the matte finish for shell. More versatile like this way.
I spec'd two West End belts in 1 3/8" and find they do just about everything well. Scott Harness with brass and a burgundy bridle belt w/brass buckle. The burgundy works with jeans/chinos and even business attire in a pinch. It's been the perfect travel belt with Color 8 LWBs or boots as I can dress the shoes up or down as needed. The Scott belt is a bit more casual, but still works well with business casual and just as well with heavy jeans & boots. 1 3/8" is a great...
That's simply the underside of the hide. Leather has a grain side (smooth) and the non grain side which is rough. That's where the term Roughout comes from, an item with the rough side out. Perfectly normal for full grain leather goods.
Upon opening the small package of leather swatches, you are overcome with the aroma that to me conjures an image of a turn of the century shoe and bootmaker. Since they've come from Great Britain, I imagine the Midlands, like Northampton.