Originally Posted by RogerC
What's your opinion of Bookster in terms of fit and construction? I might like to give them a go.
I have a cap from Bookster (in linen), and have no complaints (but the sizing for their caps ever so slightly on the small side). The general consensus for their jackets is that they're good, with full canvassing, but very British in styling (padded shoulders, suppressed waist) and not exactly timely with delivery (I got my cap in autumn of last year after ordering at the beginning of summer). My biggest problem with them is that I can't quite find the right brown herringbone tweed from them – I want something that's neither too thin nor too heavy, too light nor too dark, and maybe with a little color in the weave, like the third from the left in Slewfoot's post, above. Unfortunately, none of their offerings are quite what I'm looking for. The recent addition of Magee Donegals is tempting, though; I just have to get over my worries that the lack of a pattern will be too "plain" for a tweed jacket.