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I just picked up a suit Beckett & Robb made for me last week, and I couldn't be happier (granted, it was a complimentary suit for review on my blog, but still...). The jacket was quite off on the first attempt due to a miscommunication between B&R and their production facility in Portugal. Dustin at the SF store was more than gracious about the error, and the remake was rushed. The second make of the jacket fit perfectly in the shoulders and chest, but needed a little bit let out in the waist. I'm quite pleased with the final result. The pants were perfect in their first iteration.

The fabric is a midweight Vitale Barberis Canonico grey flannel, and the jacket is unlined and unstructured w/ a 3 roll 2 lapel and 3 patch pockets. I'll be posting a full review over on my blog in the next few weeks.
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I just picked up a suit Beckett & Robb made for me last week, and I couldn't be happier (granted, it was a complimentary suit for review on my blog, but still...). The jacket was quite off on the first attempt due to a miscommunication between B&R and their production facility in Portugal. Dustin at the SF store was more than gracious about the error, and the remake was rushed. The second make of the jacket fit perfectly in the shoulders and chest, but needed a little bit let out in the waist. I'm quite pleased with the final result. The pants were perfect in their first iteration.

The fabric is a midweight Vitale Barberis Canonico grey flannel, and the jacket is unlined and unstructured w/ a 3 roll 2 lapel and 3 patch pockets. I'll be posting a full review over on my blog in the next few weeks.

 

Looks great! Interestingly, the same thing happened with mine (the button stance moved the opposite of the change I asked for) - likewise, they were great about handling a remake. Dustin mentioned you were interested in the leftover first jacket :). I picked up the remade jacket last week, and just got a few hopefully decent photos. I may have it tweaked at the waist a bit, due to overcompensating for the fit problem on the first one, but overall I think it's great. It's unlined & unstructured as well, and would have been just the thing for the Berkeley/Alameda wedding I went to late last month!

post #48 of 141
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Looks great! Interestingly, the same thing happened with mine (the button stance moved the opposite of the change I asked for) - likewise, they were great about handling a remake. Dustin mentioned you were interested in the leftover first jacket smile.gif. I picked up the remade jacket last week, and just got a few hopefully decent photos. I may have it tweaked at the waist a bit, due to overcompensating for the fit problem on the first one, but overall I think it's great. It's unlined & unstructured as well, and would have been just the thing for the Berkeley/Alameda wedding I went to late last month!

That H&S linen you chose was extraordinary! Your jacket fit me surprisingly well, with the exception of maybe 1/2" to be taken off the sleeves...I'm glad to hear you've received the remake, but sad it wasn't in time for what I'm sure was a beautiful Bay Area summer wedding...
post #49 of 141

Yeah, I'm really, really digging the fabric. I've been seeing suits made from the same fabric popping up all over tumblr from some of the tailors I follow for inspiration, too.  (bntailor in particular has a lot of nice summer suits).

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Need pictures of the linen suit!
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Here's a photo of the first jacket (previously posted on the summer suit challenge a while ago). I'd asked for the button stance to be lowered by 2 cm, and it ended up raised instead. There were actually a couple of other inconsistencies wrt. the details I ordered, although neither of them were fit related. 

 

 

 

Here's a detail photo of #2 - the rest will have to wait until this evening, as they're all at home. You can see the texture of the linen very nicely, though, and the color is pretty accurate on my monitor.  I think it's pretty close to USAF Academy blue. 

 

 

 

The remake has the button stance in the right place, and I also added a bit to the chest because the first one was tight. I think that may have overcompensated a little bit (the raised button stance on #1 put the button squarely over my rib cage), and I'll probably have the sides brought in a touch. 

 

And boy, does it ever wrinkle. Don't get a 100% linen suit unless you love the wrinkles (I do). It wrinkles when you look at it sideways icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #52 of 141
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Love the fabric. (I don't fear the wrinkles on a linen suit.)
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Here's a bad photo of a decent look at the suit? Oh to have a professional tag around to document my every last bit of sprezz. Check out the rumples!

 

One more on my tumblr: http://monsterpartyhat.tumblr.com/post/56478563831/suits-are-for-doing-stuff-in-not-just-posing

 

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They are altering the collar and upper back of the jacket a bit for me now to smooth out the fit and address the collar gap.

They've noted the fit tweaks and will be changing the pattern on the next suit.


Here's the suit after the alterations: Very pleased with it now. Don't think I would change a thing.




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Here's the suit after the alterations: Very pleased with it now. Don't think I would change a thing.

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i like the fabric

 

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not so much the tie and ps

post #56 of 141

I received my first B&R suit a few weeks ago and have been chronicling the whole experience on my blog. You can see my review here (and some explanation of how the process works here and here). Overall, I think it turned out well. Slight adjustments could be made but to me it wasn't worth having them mess with it at all. I thoroughly enjoy wearing it and I think it's a great starting point for a relationship with a custom clothier.

 

 

 

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Here's a bad photo of a decent look at the suit? Oh to have a professional tag around to document my every last bit of sprezz. Check out the rumples!

One more on my tumblr: http://monsterpartyhat.tumblr.com/post/56478563831/suits-are-for-doing-stuff-in-not-just-posing



Could use more room at the shoulders. Looks shrunken at the moment.

Were you gunning for unstructured route similar to Boglioli?
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Yep - it's completely unstructured. There's nothing in the shoulder at all besides fabric, and the shoulder seams are exactly where I wanted them for this style of jacket - if they were wider without any structure, they'd be messily falling over. I do realize it's not a look for everyone's taste, though.

post #59 of 141

Interesting.  They have the shortest shoulder width of all the unstructured jackets I've seen.  Asides from the Thom Browne styles that is. 

 

Maybe its that con rollino shoulders giving the illusion?

post #60 of 141

Well, because it's MTM, the shoulder width can be whatever you want it to be :)

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