I'd expect eHaberdasher to swap out the smaller sized pants if necessary. If you are already in the DC area, i'd suggest Reeds Tailors off Lee Highway in Arlington for any alterations. I have a Benjamin suit being worked on now.
Thanks, makes sense. I'm using Reeds off of Lee Highway in Arlington. First time using them so when I heard $25 per button I immediately assumed the dude didn't know what he was talking about, but happy to hear that this is a market rate.
What is general consensus on the cushioned footbed? Got them in my new Long Branch's, first AE pair I have experienced them in, and was a bit surprised to see anything other than a hard leather liner. I appreciate the added comfort, but my first impression was that it was a cheap substitute vs. a hard leather footbed that has been developed anatomically correct and will adjust/form over time.
The lining issue that I discussed in my original post is a manufacturing defect that causes bunching and doesn't have anything to do with the fit of the shoulders. Below is a picture that I took to justify the exchange with eHaberdasher.I've already sent back the defected jacket, so i'd have to get back to you with regards to the narrowness of the shoulder but I recall the shoulders being rather narrow. I am pretty broad shouldered to the point where I think i'd benefit...
Just directly compared an $1800 Hickey Freeman against a Benjamin this past weekend. The Benjamin was made of better materials and included some details that were missing in the (much more conservatively styled) HF like pic stitching. Unfortunately the Benjamin's inner lining was too small throughout causing bunching in the back of the jacket. Inconsistencies in the manufacturing of the Chinese made Benjamin product, a small business unable to perform the same level of QA...
Thanks for the reply. The Cognac color that I was eyeing in the Frye's sold out, so I ended up going ahead and grabbing the pair of Long Branch's from 6PM.com for $188 with today's 15% off sale. Good price, awesome shoe, excited to try them out!
Has anyone compared the Frye James Lug Wingtip boot to the Long Branch?
Frye James Lug Wingtip:
I prefer the Frye because it seems a little less bulky and perhaps more of a year-round boot where the Vibram sole on the Long Branch. However the Long Branch is more detailed and with similar price points, I am...
I desperately need to replace my well worn navy blue suit, which I acquired while in Saigon in 2008. It's been beyond its useful life for at least a year, perhaps two, but I kept it in the outskirts of my rotation and opted to fill out my collection with different color variations and materials. Now's the time for something new.
I scored a Hickey Freeman suit on their website, retail at $1,895, unfortunately due to the sale at the time the only suit in my size...