Okay, I just received my RLBL suit. It fits wonderfully( It could actually be suppressed in the waist further). Pants are a bit tight with my large quads(have to tailor my pants all the time for OTR) so I'll move the leg opening from 7.5" -> 8.25". I kind of like the tabs, but it means I can't show more color with my belt. Shoulders fit perfectly, though I can understand why some people think it has too much padding. Fabric is super soft compared to my 1818 suits(understandably so due to price point differences). My main concern is the canvassing. So it's been confirmed by y'all that this is fully canvassed. I was feeling my Fitz and notice that the chest was much thicker. Is this due to the Fusible in that suit? When I was touching the RLBL, the canvas seemed to float freely between the two layers of fabric from top to bottom. My only question is: why does the suit feel so thin compared to my BB suits? I've never owned a fully canvassed suit before. The upper half and lower half feels very thin. Do any other owners of RLBL think the suit feels thin?
An issue I have is there seems to be bristles(I counted 7) coming out of the outside of the jacket. They poke me when I run my hand down the garment or it just doesn't feel smooth. I think there is one in my other jacket too, near the shoulder pad. Is this normal? Can it be fixed? Is it a sign of wear and tear and excessive dry cleaning?
The bristles are like the ones mentioned here: http://www.gq.com/style/style-guy/suiting/200206/horsehair-canvas
Edited by forbritisheyes - 3/11/13 at 1:30am