Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Can someone who has seen the new model in person comment on how well these pics represent the overall style? I'm a bit surprised by the pictures.
Doc, the pictures aren't showing for me so I can't comment on them, but I did try on a Radcliffe model last fall and was unimpressed. I was struck by how small the lapels are and, as you note, the lack of waist suppression. I think we may have similar builds and I'll tell you that the Radcliffe did not flatter me *at all* (the lapels accentuated my slender shoulders and chest. Ugh.)
I know many people on the forum dislike the Crest model, but for me it's a winner. I really like the roped shoulders and moderate waist suppression of the Crest. I think it's Oxxford's attempt to be more Italianate, without the "in your face" look of Brioni.
And yes, I think $3000 is a very high ebay price. Ten months ago, starting price for a MTM Oxxford Crest was around $2600. I can't believe the Radcliffe would be priced much higher.