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post #1756 of 1880
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Jake has been the manager for two years? I thought he just move to NYC.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/06/fashion/mens-style/at-the-armoury-classics-are-always-in-style.html?ref=mens-style

I'm guessing they mean NYC and HK.

post #1757 of 1880

excellent service as always at the armoury nyc yesterday. 

post #1758 of 1880
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

excellent service as always at the armoury nyc yesterday. 

Ambrosi fittings?
post #1759 of 1880
I can echo that for the HK stores- the staff were excellent at both on Friday.
post #1760 of 1880
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post


Ambrosi fittings?

 

Yes. Two commissions on my current pattern (high-waisted single pleat w/ extended waistband) for grey and chocolate brown flannels, and a new pattern being created for high-waisted double pleats in a very unusual colored linen that i would best describe as a matte steel grey. 

 

but also got in my first ever orazio suit. PoW flannel DB. they did a really nice job. 

 

its was a grand sartorial weekend. 

post #1761 of 1880
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

 

Yes. Two commissions on my current pattern (high-waisted single pleat w/ extended waistband) for grey and chocolate brown flannels, and a new pattern being created for high-waisted double pleats in a very unusual colored linen that i would best describe as a matte steel grey. 

 

but also got in my first ever orazio suit. PoW flannel DB. they did a really nice job. 

 

its was a grand sartorial weekend. 

 

Glad to hear this PCK and happy to know you had a nice experience.  This actually brings up a good point that bears repeating.

 

I want to hear from you guys in good situations and bad, in-store or online.  I'm here to help with any questions, problems, or concerns that you might have.  You don't have to hold back with me (I know that you won't) and I won't be shy.

 

The Armoury really appreciates everyone's support over the past 5 years!  Here's to 5 more good ones.

 

All the best,

 

Jeff

post #1762 of 1880

Got the dark brown shawl collar cardigan for Christmas this year.  I'd been looking for one for several years, and this one's perfect imo.  Love the fullness of the lapels and how they lay down nicely.  Great heathering and good heft (feels almost twice as heavy as old US-made Peconic Bay Traders one I have).  Really nice fashionioning of the undercollar, shoulders and placket.  Plus, I prefer the welted pocket over patch ones.  In sum, perfection.

 

Thanks guys!

post #1763 of 1880
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

Got the dark brown shawl collar cardigan for Christmas this year.  I'd been looking for one for several years, and this one's perfect imo.  Love the fullness of the lapels and how they lay down nicely.  Great heathering and good heft (feels almost twice as heavy as old US-made Peconic Bay Traders one I have).  Really nice fashionioning of the undercollar, shoulders and placket.  Plus, I prefer the welted pocket over patch ones.  In sum, perfection.

Thanks guys!
photos?
post #1764 of 1880

Here's a quick and grainy selfie, but there are much better pics of it worn by the Armoury guys (or their dummies) online.

 

 

post #1765 of 1880
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Originally Posted by JeffArmoury View Post
 

I want to hear from you guys in good situations and bad, in-store or online.  

 

In the spirit of camaraderie, I'd like to briefly share my experience at the OG Armoury 1 store in the Pedder Building (Hong Kong) last week. Unsurprisingly, it was extremely positive. That may just be the fanboy talking but I trust you forum-ites to make your own conclusions. 

 

Ended up purchasing a beautiful pair of Fukuyama denims. Briefly bumped into Alan who - despite clearly having more urgent matters to attend to - gave some honest and constructive feedback about how to improve the OTR fit (which was quite good anyway). 

 

After he jetted off, I spent the rest of my shop visit with one of the new HK consultants, Sam. It bears repeating that the service at The Armoury is some of the best I've experienced in my short adult life. It does mirror that mythical Japanese MO in that it is attentive without being pushy. Knowledge is prized here, and I received none of the frothy anecdotes from Sam that I would a more pedestrian sales rep at a larger retailer. 

 

Among other things I tried on a lightly canvassed cashmere jacket from Ring Jacket (AMJ03). Good to see that years down the track The Armoury team has remained consistent in their curation of the best tailored products. 

 

All in all a wonderful experience that had me beaming as I left the store and pottered off onto my flight back home.

post #1766 of 1880

What does a standard Ambrosi trouser start at, price-wise? 

post #1767 of 1880
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Originally Posted by kwv07 View Post

What does a standard Ambrosi trouser start at, price-wise? 
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$1200 the last time that I checked.
post #1768 of 1880
Dear @JeffArmoury Hi,

I have been browsing your site and especially the Sorley / Sozzi part and I have noticed that your width choices were (in ascending order) as follows:
a. Cashmere-Wool: 6.0cm
b. Cotton: 6.5cm
c. Silk / zigzag, square-end: 6.5cm
d. Silk / solid, pointed-end: 7.0cm

In my humble opinion, although Sozzi standard width is 6.5cm, the most balanced is 7cm of width which is BTW my favorite and only choice. In lesser widths, especially with thicker materials like the winter ones, one may observe the knot being bulky while at the same time the "body" of the tie to seem disproportionately thin, or at least thinner that it should be.

Having said all that, have you considered ordering in the future Sozzi knit ties at 7cm of width not only in d. above, but also in rest categories?

Waiting for your response,

Dimitris
post #1769 of 1880
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Originally Posted by Bespoke DJP View Post

Dear @JeffArmoury Hi,

I have been browsing your site and especially the Sorley / Sozzi part and I have noticed that your width choices were (in ascending order) as follows:
a. Cashmere-Wool: 6.0cm
b. Cotton: 6.5cm
c. Silk / zigzag, square-end: 6.5cm
d. Silk / solid, pointed-end: 7.0cm

In my humble opinion, although Sozzi standard width is 6.5cm, the most balanced is 7cm of width which is BTW my favorite and only choice. In lesser widths, especially with thicker materials like the winter ones, one may observe the knot being bulky while at the same time the "body" of the tie to seem disproportionately thin, or at least thinner that it should be.

Having said all that, have you considered ordering in the future Sozzi knit ties at 7cm of width not only in d. above, but also in rest categories?

Waiting for your response,

Dimitris

 

Hi Dimitris,

 

At the moment, we only plan to stock the widths that you've listed above, but your point is well taken.

 

I will say, a lot of the knot being bulky has to do with the thickness of the fabric.  The cashmere/wool and cotton knits tend to tie a chunkier knot.  I share your sentiment in regards to large tie knots (hate them) and wear the zig-zag frequently.  Because the fabric is finer than regular knit ties, it actually ties a very compact knot, which is my favorite part about it.

 

That being said, I will pass along your feedback and if anything changes I will make sure to let you know.

 

All the best,

 

Jeff

post #1770 of 1880
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Originally Posted by JeffArmoury View Post

Hi Dimitris,

At the moment, we only plan to stock the widths that you've listed above, but your point is well taken.

I will say, a lot of the knot being bulky has to do with the thickness of the fabric.  The cashmere/wool and cotton knits tend to tie a chunkier knot.  I share your sentiment in regards to large tie knots (hate them) and wear the zig-zag frequently.  Because the fabric is finer than regular knit ties, it actually ties a very compact knot, which is my favorite part about it.

That being said, I will pass along your feedback and if anything changes I will make sure to let you know.

All the best,

Jeff

Dear Jeff,

Thank you very much for your kind response; I truly appreciate it.

Although I do not yet have any winter knit ties - and I would like this to change - I see your point; it's the material which plays the most important role in the formation of the knot. While, however, we can do nothing about it, we can always improve the proportions by widening the tie at 7cm of width! I believe that you have already got my point.

I completely understand that your make-ups for now are the said ones, but I can only hope for the future. BTW, your new offerings, namely the two solids (navy and blue) with the sewn crown/crest are just fantastic; alas, again at 6.5cm of width.

Finally, I will appreciate if at any point of time you'd feel like contributing to a thread that I recently started due to my love for knit ties.

Best Regards

Dimitris

www.styleforum.net/t/517582/quintessential-knit-ties-comprehensive-discussion-appreciation
Edited by Bespoke DJP - 2/15/16 at 1:05pm
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