Possibly the shoulders are better because I ordered a fully canvasses suit.
I think I'm going to try a Beckett and Robb Suit - Page 3
I'm gonna side with Kai on the lapel width; it seems fine to me on him (though I understand in principle why wider lapels would favor men of his build).
Sans the collar gap and the pleats, it looks perfect. When I saw it on WAYWRN, I was struck by how well it fit not knowing it's back story.
Agreed on the lapels. I think you could go slightly wider if the suit was a solid but I think it would look, in Kai's words, very cartoon gangster if you went wider wider lapels on this particular suit.
I'm really not a fan of wide pinstripes but Kai pulls it off quite well. I think it takes a person who cuts sort of an imposing figure to wear it well.
Kai looks like the last person you'd ever see if you skipped town and owed 10 grand - and that's a compliment haha.
They've noted the fit tweaks and will be changing the pattern on the next suit.
For my second Beckett & Robb suit, I went back and forth on fabrics for a while, but ultimately settled on a grey herringbone with a bit of a nap to it. Slightly heavier fabric than the first suit. A little bit of a "country" feel to it, but still suitable for business.
Changes from the first suit: I'm going with notch lapels instead of peak. (seemed like a better fit for the fabric.)
We're moving the pants pleats out just a smidge.
Suit will be half lined instead of full lined. (It seemed like a good idea given that the fabric is more of a medium weight compared with the lightweight fabric on the first suit.)
Other than that, I'm leaving everything else alone. I was very pleased with the overall fit and look of the first suit, so I figure I will stay with what's working for me.
I also am trying one of their custom shirts.
Should be here in time for cooler fall weather.
They had some really nice Loro Piana cloth on special offer.
Bought 2 more suits.
One is a wool and cashmere flannel in a grey/blue windowpane. Doing a 3 piece in this.
The other is a nice navy pinstripe. Doing a double breasted in this one.
Going to make a point of crossing to the other side of the street when I pass by their shop. (I really don't need any more suits right now.)
The suit looks great (and you're obviously happy) but if I were making you a coat I would want either a longer skirt (which isn't really appropriate with your arm length) or a higher button.
Personally, I think the button stance on Kai's suit looks fantastic. Yes, it's clearly a good deal lower than what's currently fashionable, but I think most of what's available in RTW today puts the button stance way too high, resulting in something out of balance. This looks properly balanced to me.
However, on my flannel windowpane suit with the notch lapels, I am going to follow the advice of a few folks on this thread and try some very slightly wider lapels.
Should have the suits some time in August.
Will post pics when they arrive.