Hi Andy, joining the others just to say great job on the quality photos and the jacket looks fantastic. How would you rate the colour in person? It might just be the lighting but I'm noticing that in the photos people have uploaded of their polo suede jackets, the colour appears to be a bit different from the official photos provided by craftsman. In the official photo's the colour appears richer and has a more orange/rusty hue. Maybe I'm just being naive and assuming that the photo's haven't been edited, but would you say that in person the colour seems more similar than in the photo's you've provided?
In person the Polo suede does have a distinct red/orange hue to it. It's a deep and, yes, a rich color. It's a richer shade than my Carmina Polo suede MTO shoes.
Sure there are tons of options out there, but I have not felt leather quality like this ever before. I was also affected by the shipping issue but Craftsman is looking into that issue. With these guys you have tons of leather/suede options as well as ribbing details. Its a great value and great piece in my opinion
Justin's right. The quality is there, no question. The options available for customization (or perhaps personalization is a better term) are extensive and I have not encountered another vendor offering comparable options and quality, at least not close to this price point. If Craftsman upgrades their shipping options, they'll be unbeatable.