I have been told by various sources that the suiting essentials line is indeed half canvassed. Check the Q&A in the link below, BB actually states it is a half canvassed jacket.
Two-Button Suiting Essential Jacket
I'd like to throw my name in the ring for Hampton Roads ambassador to Styleforum. We're already the largest metropolitan area in the country without a professional sports franchise. We should at least have a SF ambassador.