I just think black seems a little too formal for business casual. But really, nothing wrong with it if you like it. Brown seems to be the most versatile to me; but in the end, get what you like. The shoe itself is fine!
Completely agree with this. You really need a black plain captoe oxford for formal and business suit occasions. I just purchased the Lexington and am a big fan, but it's a blucher; you would still have the hole in your collection. I prefer the captoe on the Lexington, but the choice is oxford vs. blucher, and oxford wins for suits.
He actually lists the measurements in the description of each suit. I couldn't find a 40S on the US site, but here's the link to one on the UK site: http://www.ehaberdasher.co.uk/servlet/the-1319/Benjamin-Sartorial-Suit-cln--39S-fdsh-40S/DetailJust read down below the description, and you'll see a section called "Jacket Details/Measurements", and then one for pants.Probably the same measurements, except for length, as the 40R, of which there are quite a few examples on...
Are you asking about updates on the half-canvassed suit? There was a post about that recently in the main ehaberdasher thread:http://www.styleforum.net/t/69315/www-ehaberdasher-com-affiliate-page/2085#post_7051082I'd hop over there or email ehaberdasher (Ben) directly. He probably forgot to check this thread.Hope this helps!
Thanks, gents. I did get these on sale. Not the 2-day flash sale, unfortunately - missed that. But I saw this pair in my size pop again and jumped on them, even before the current 25% off sale. Still a great deal. And great looking in person.