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Southwick (and for Andover Shop). One of the softest shoulders I've ever encountered on RTW. J Press make an Ivy League style with natural shoulder as well.
I've one KW suit and quality wise for RTW or MTM they offer good value if the fit spots on nevertheless KW is better for US based customers since postage is quite restrictive for Australian based customers. As for the suit the jacket armhole is higher than the industry standard, the details are decent and his soft construction is good as well.Agree with the comment that a local MTM would be better if the price point is similar or even at 1k mark.
That Maratac is good if you're looking for aviator style otherwise I would suggest vintage Omega, vintage Tissot, Sea Gull or Seiko if the budget is $500.
I believe Ed Morel is experienced with both fabrics (and many more) hence you can take his advice.LP fabrics aren't well known for their value for money. Their top of the range can be very good however at exorbitant price.I've hold LP cashmere before and my understanding is that if you're looking for light weight and luxurious fabrics then they may be good yet at the expense of the durability. As for the ease of tailoring, that will depend on your tailor.Generally...
The old Faconnable Tailleur (designed by Albert Goldberg) was made by Cantarelli and it's fully canvassed, softly constructed and good quality. Nevertheless the recent years Faconnable (especially after they changed the label) is quite abysmal.I'm of the same opinion of you that Cantarelli (higher end), Caruso Sartorio Parma and Boglioli (especially the K jacket) are some of my favourites (alongside Kei Canali, La Vera Sartoria Napoletana and Attolini however very...
A big fan of Phineas Cole (from Paul Stuart) if you've athletic build otherwise Southwick and/or Samuelsohn provide good values at around $1k mark.
Yup, the fabric tag suggests it's a Prada garment and made by Cantarelli. I can be mistaken but is it half canvassed?
With $3k to burn I would go with Phineas Cole (at $1.5k each) or Samuelsohn, get two suits in navy and dark grey (versatile as odd pieces, not just suit).
May not be the best example but you can get the idea from Suit Supply. Peak Lapel: http://www.suitsupply.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-INT-Site/en_US/Product-Show?pid=P3301&start=62&cgid=Suits Notch Lapel: http://us.suitsupply.com/suit-blue-check-lazio-3p-p3431/P3431,en_US,pd.html If the windowpane is too bold, for my taste it will be too heavy as a suit however I can see that will work as an odd jacket with charcoal, dark or medium gray trousers.
If the options are these two only then go for Paul Stuart (or even better get the Stuart's Choice). It's an option between Southwick (BBBF with Thom Browne aesthetics) or Samuelsohn (Paul Stuart with Paul Stuart aesthetics) or Isaia (Stuart's Choice with Paul Stuart aesthetics).
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