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S&M Jacket, Shirt, Trousers.  

 

 

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Excellent!!

Is that jacket MTM? I don't remember there was a herringbone jacket offered OTR.

And are those Rain last?

And please tell me those are not the milner stripe shirt.

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Thank you sir.  Pictures are pretty poor quality.

 

 

OTR Mid Blue Herringbone - http://www.spierandmackay.com/product_information/3288_mid_blue_herringbone___model_2_sportcoat

 

Simpson Last 

 

I think its the Wharton stripe, its from July/Aug, has the scalloped cuff.  Looking at the Milner on the website these stripes are much finer.

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Thank you sir.  Pictures are pretty poor quality.

 

 

OTR Mid Blue Herringbone - http://www.spierandmackay.com/product_information/3288_mid_blue_herringbone___model_2_sportcoat

 

Simpson Last 

 

I think its the Wharton stripe, its from July/Aug, has the scalloped cuff.  Looking at the Milner on the website these stripes are much finer.


Thanks.

And Rick needs to bring back the Milner.

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With respect to the belts, what's the difference between "top grain" leather and "full grain" leather?

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With respect to the belts, what's the difference between "top grain" leather and "full grain" leather?
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The distinction between the categories of a Top Grain leather and Full Grain leather are important. Top Grain leather refers to the process of sanding away the natural grain from the top surface of the leather. Imitation grain gets stamped into the leather to give a more uniform look, but no genuine grain remains. The word "top" often confuses seekers of the finest leather because it infers that it is "the tops" in quality.

The real "tops" in quality is Full Grain leather. The best upholstery Full Grain leathers should display the natural markings and grain characteristics from the animal of which it was taken. Full Grain leathers generally come from a better quality hide or skin and no sanding processes are applied to its surface. Full Grain leathers offer a natural look and feel and are treated by transparent aniline dyes.
post #2376 of 6228

Received my Blue Subtle check trousers.  Love the new closure!  

 

Fabric is also very nice, good hand, great colour.  The pattern is just as described.  Subtle.  Can barely see the check IRL.  

 

 

Off to Sam today for hemming.  :fonz: 

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With respect to the belts, what's the difference between "top grain" leather and "full grain" leather?

 

Top grain should also not be confused with corrected grain. It uses the top portion of the leather and peels away the under layers. Leaves a softer, more pliable leather. To add back the strength, its sewn together with nubuck. These belts will last for years.

 

Full grain, uses the pretty much the full thickness of the skin. It's a bit stiffer and and has imperfections that are generally visible. Good for casual belts and some dress belts. We opted for Top Grain to keep the pliability and suppleness for our dress and semi-dress belts.

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Picked up both the brown and black dress belts. Both seem great for the money. They are very soft. I will be interested to see if that nubuck helps them hold their shape over time.

I don't buy high end belts, so I don't have much to compare to, but these are much nicer than the super-cheap belts I've had in the past.

Would buy walnut, if/when those come in.
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Top grain should also not be confused with corrected grain. It uses the top portion of the leather and peels away the under layers. Leaves a softer, more pliable leather. To add back the strength, its sewn together with nubuck. These belts will last for years.

Full grain, uses the pretty much the full thickness of the skin. It's a bit stiffer and and has imperfections that are generally visible. Good for casual belts and some dress belts. We opted for Top Grain to keep the pliability and suppleness for our dress and semi-dress belts.

Good to know. I have a full grain leather belt from Equus Leather and although it's thicker than some cheaper belts I've had in the past, it's super soft like butter, extremely flexible and the surface is really smooth. However, to get a full grain leather belt without imperfections means $$$.

Once the store downtown opens I'll definitely check these belts out, especially if there's a lighter brown. Would also buy a dark brown suede belt in an instant if the price similar.
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Hi Rick,

 

Any plans for size 30 for the belts?

 

Thanks,

Peter.

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Hey Rick,

 

I know the short and long sizes in suits are coming out soon, do you have measurements for those?  I normally wear 36S, but am wondering if I should pull the trigger on a suit you have on sale in 36R; I've got my eye on the grey flannel suit.  I'd like to see the differences and compare them to some suits I already have, to see how much tailoring might have to be done.  Sorry if this was already mentioned.

 

Thanks

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Rick,

Are promo codes from your emails online-only?
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Can anyone recommend what Spier and Mackay shirts they have (or Rick) that are relatively wrinkle-resistant, or perhaps, what fabrics in general are more wrinkle-resistant? I have this one white shirt with a blue check and spread collar that is significantly more wrinkle-resistant than most, and it's a blessing.
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Hi Rick,

 

Any plans for size 30 for the belts?

 

Thanks,

Peter.

 

No plan just yet. But that could change as we get feedback.

 

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Originally Posted by Billyum View Post
 

Hey Rick,

 

I know the short and long sizes in suits are coming out soon, do you have measurements for those?  I normally wear 36S, but am wondering if I should pull the trigger on a suit you have on sale in 36R; I've got my eye on the grey flannel suit.  I'd like to see the differences and compare them to some suits I already have, to see how much tailoring might have to be done.  Sorry if this was already mentioned.

 

Thanks

 

I don't have them right now. I'll try to dig that up and let you know. But from memory, the shorts are approx. 1.25" shorter in the body and sleeves are about 1" shorter.

 

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Rick,

Are promo codes from your emails online-only?

 

No. Applies in store as well. Don't need the code in-store.

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Originally Posted by rainmaker View Post

Can anyone recommend what Spier and Mackay shirts they have (or Rick) that are relatively wrinkle-resistant, or perhaps, what fabrics in general are more wrinkle-resistant? I have this one white shirt with a blue check and spread collar that is significantly more wrinkle-resistant than most, and it's a blessing.


In general, I found the more expensive OTR shirts are worth the price and are fairly wrinkle resistant.

One of my favourite shirt fabric is the blue white rope stripe (wish it was semi spread instead of full spread). My other favourite one is the pin oxford fabric. I would like to try the royal oxford as well.

 

 

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