Hands down the very best outfit I've seen this year. Amazing!
The monkstraps make it particularly striking.
Thanks, man. I'm glad you like the monks. I actually can't stand wearing black shoes, so I ordered these monks thinking they would be a sporty compromise when black shoes are called for. I'm thrilled with how they turned out.
Christmas semi formal party -BB twill sports jacket -LL Bean OCBD -BB Clark green corduroy pants -Wool Tie, thrift -J Crew Belt -Forgot to take picture of my shoes, wore Cole Haan Dirty Bucks Christmas Night, midnight church mass -Gap Pea Coat -BB Clark blue corduroy pants -Cole Haan loafers -Gap Scarf, surprisingly made in Italy Same outfit as above, coat removed -BB shawl cardigan -Critter Tie, thrift Same outfit -The pants are royal blue color, looks clearer in this pic -BB plaid belt Friend's birthday dinner -LL Bean Signature Line Harrington G9 Jacket -John Ashford fair isle sweater -J Crew Gingham OCBD -Levis STF 501 -Clarks Dark Brown Suede Desert Boots Dinner with a friend, layered up for the snowy night -Trench/military coat, inherited from my grandfather -RL sweater -Abercrombie flannel (lol only thing left from my high school days) -Levis 505 -LL Bean boots Snow pic from last week.
thank you! just the type of review I was looking for; agree that the prices seem pretty reasonable.
Originally Posted by ndw
Foxx (My caveat) This suit is the only experience I have with any of their products so my comments only address the quality of this particular model.
I am very pleased with the overall quality and product. I would compare it, in terms of handwork and attention to detail etc., in line with the high end RTW makers that are admired here. That said, I think the price (I am talking full retail) is pretty reasonable when comparing it with these makers.
From what I can tell, the button holes are hand attached - in terms of the amount of overall handwork- I am not sure. I particularly like the collar, shoulders, and shape of the coat OTR, although, I have to say it is a more unique cut than I have encountered in the initial, unaltered product (there was much more shaping in the waist). I like that they leave plenty of seam allowance in the coat and pants to allow for alterations, although, in the coat they aren't as generous with the allowance in the lining.
I can only speak to my own experience, but the collar grips the neck nicely and the shoulders pitch forward slightly, which works for me and the way my arms hang. I dont think there is any actual padding in the shoulders, but the shoulder is not completely "soft" and the waterfall sleeves are very subtle (sorry -dont know the terminology). The armholes are nice and high and the sleeves are pretty slim, but the overall all feel of the jacket is great. There seems to be more "room" in the chest than I am used to relative to the shoulder width and waist. I believe the coat is also fully canvassed.
I would certainly recommend their product to anyone and The armoury was a fantastic help, which made me much more comfortable taking a chance. I am sure they would be happy to give you more information (and they were not pushy in any way), and they are certainly much more knowledgable about the overall product.
Happy New Year...pounded out a 5.5 mile run this morning in shorts in the balmy 51 degrees. Then we had to take the kids out, who've been inside since the snow storm: The only way to get two walkers to stand still for a photo! Not bad considering this was just a few days ago: