Originally Posted by GQgeek
They are not fully canvassed. The lapels are and that's it. The fit is also horrible. They have massive armholes that really don't provide much freedom of movement. They use nice materials and the lapels are decent but that's it. I don't recommend.
I appreciate there are different opinions on matters. However, I do have to say that the Brant I purchased from STP is fully canvassed, no question. I checked it out myself as soon as I took it out of the STP box.
I then told my tailor, who didn't believe me until he looked at the jacket, and to his surprise he agreed with me that it was indeed fully cavassed.
I also know the article I dug up, that is posted in this thread earlier, describes the black lable line as "fully canvassed".
Given that I'm not an authority on Brant black label I wouldn't go so far as to suggest they are all fully canvasses, but I would say I would be rather surprised to learn otherwise, and would have interest in hearing from someone who has personally come across one that wasn't fully canvassed.
I can also say that the cut on mine is actually rather to my liking. The armholes are high and there is significant waist supression. If you're of thin or average build the cut is fine. If you're corpulent, best look to the regular Brant line. In short, the black label fits nothing like the mainline Brant, or at least my particular suit suggests this.
Finally, the cloth on my suit is of very high quality. My only complaint is the suit I purchased is really tropical weight, but that isn't anything against the cloth itself, only that living in the winter wonderland of Western Canada i'll only be able to wear the suit half the year at best.
In my opinion it was an absolute steal at $288 (retail was $1200). That said, at the full price point I think there are better suits out there that retail in the same range, such as Samuelsohn, but at anything under $400 I think purchasing NWT fully canvassed suits can't be a bad deal, can it?