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Originally Posted by spiermackay View Post

Suit or sportcoat?

For me, sport coat. Not much of a suit guy. I'd love to see more offerings in the cut of the hopsack coat, which looks great in the images.
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post

^Those examples are all less than desirable. I am all for gunclub though.

I think you should nail down some staple fabrics that have done well in the field that you can repeat. This goes for shirts and suits. For example, your fabled camel and light gray flannel pants that are very popular around here. I feel like there is too much variety to make an informed decision for online buyers.

Really? I'd snatch them up quickly (I actually own the coat in the first pic). Again, just like @CMAc7 I have my basics covered, and then some. To each his own, though, I suppose.

I agree on having a permanent collection of staples ready. S&M is too much of a hit or miss still. For example, the "fabled" pants you're referring to were, imho, substandard as far as fabric goes. (Rick is promising better, richer flannels for fall!)
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I agree with @Darkside, except for perhaps the last one.

A simpler and darker guncheck would be better than that first example. Both features would make it easier to wear, key in a small collection from a small retailer.

The second is similarly too light or too gray, with gray being the most common color for pants. And though I like single breasted peak lapel jackets, those are probably best reserved for stores with large offerings.

In terms of fabrics for odd jackets, I think SM will be well served focusing on texture and interesting hue, keeping patterns simple. I don't recall ever seeing a tweed jacket from them, which is a little surprising. A simple donegal would also be nice. Patterns like houndstooth work particularly nicely with fabrics that have at least a little bit of texture.

I think it is great they're going to do a 3r2 RTW. Brooks Brothers has established that as an RTW staple. Double breasted is nice too, albeit riskier. From what I understand, S&M has had a lot of freedom in their designs when working with their old factory and has taken advantage of this; I hope they're finding the same freedom in the new factory.
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I'd love to see a simple houndstooth pattern jacket/suit. 

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I'm looking forward to the rest of the samples for fall fabrics. I like big bold patterns rather than small repeating things or very CBD stuff  like tonal glen plaids in my sportcoats, as I've got those kind of covered/they bore me. This often requires a step up in price though, but eHaberdasher is an example of another small company that's able to source some pretty great stuff at similar prices. 

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When will flannel options for pants be available for MTM? Would like to order some for the fall.

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Edited by burgerkong - 7/20/16 at 8:12am
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by JT-PFT View Post
 

When will flannel options for pants be available for MTM? Would like to order some for the fall.

 

Hopefully early August.

 

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Originally Posted by burgerkong View Post
 

Not to be a royal PITA, but I've emailed maybe 5-6 times in the past month and have not had a reply to my question yet, is there another way to request a return label?

 

Can you PM me your order#, I'll get it dealt with ASAP.

 

As explained before, we were having some CS issues. We recently hired new staff that started this week that will help us burn through the backlog and get caught up by early next week to get us back on track.

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Originally Posted by spiermackay View Post

Hopefully early August.


YESSSSS!!!!
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The fit of my first SM MTM jacket is superb. Pictures to come soon.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

The fit of my first SM MTM jacket is superb. Pictures to come soon.

Patiently awaiting those pictures ☺️ What fabric did you go with?
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The camel flannel, since I already had the (RTW) pants. Hip patch pockets on the jacket so I can wear it as an odd jacket or with the pants as a suit.

Out of the box, so creases and the like have yet to settle

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Need to shorten the right sleeve, probably fix the right shoulder a bit (though it is miles better than the RTW), take in the waist a little bit, and maybe address a tiny bit of extra fabric under the arms. The back is very creases from the packing, but it looks as though it needs some work below the left shoulder.
Edited by Claghorn - 7/20/16 at 1:59pm
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Even with the creases I can see how it fits pretty darn well, save for the few small details you mentioned. Smart move with the patch pockets for maximum mileage. 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

The camel flannel, since I already had the (RTW) pants. Hip patch pockets on the jacket so I can wear it as an odd jacket or with the pants as a suit.

Out of the box, so creases and the like have yet to settle

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Need to shorten the right sleeve, probably fix the right shoulder a bit (though it is miles better than the RTW), take in the waist a little bit, and maybe address a tiny bit of extra fabric under the arms. The back is very creases from the packing, but it looks as though it needs some work below the left shoulder.
I had the same right shoulder issue on my mtm, what do you do to fix it?
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