Superfluous, I would like to respond on behalf of Beckett & Robb. I don't know if it's appropriate to reply directly in these threads because we respect the right of the consumer to share their unbiased opinions. But I thought I could still be helpful and figured as long as I disclose who I am, it's ok. We have an account on StyleForum as a company. My name is Jason and I'm one of the founders. We have 2 showrooms at the moment: one in Salt Lake City (where we are headquartered) and one in San Francisco. Both locations have many samples for prospective clients to examine.
We build our suits in a factory in Portugal. We do not own the factory, so in that sense we don't build them ourselves. However, our program is truly OUR program. We developed it, did the design work, and contracted the tailoring to an amazing facility in Portugal. Our shirts are built in Spain and are basically the same story as our suits. And for what it's worth, all of our cloth is purchased from well-known mills in England and Italy. Nothing off-brand or generic.
As far as construction, that is a large topic as most SF members know. The short version is that our standard make is a floating half-canvas. We never fuse, period. Clients can opt for Full Canvas or Unstructured if they wish. Independent of the chest and lapel construction, clients also have the choice of 3 levels of shoulder padding (regular, minimal, none). By the way, our "regular" shoulder pad is already fairly light. Finally, and also independent of canvas and shoulders, clients can choose to have jackets fully-lined, half-lined, or unlined.
Finally, the client can control the button stance. We typically recommend a stance for a client and most often they go with our advice. But the client can control this if they wish.
I'll keep watching this thread and am happy to answer any other questions about our (relatively young) brand, our construction, cloth, customizations, fittings, etc, etc.
Edited by beckettrobb - 4/9/13 at 10:21pm