Thanks for posting pics; and I loved the pajamas comment. The mid grey certainly looks pretty good and should be very versatile; I too would like to see a lighter grey offering at some point, same with blue, actually. For now, I think I may end up waiting for the next round of navy suits to come out.
It's true - full canvas construction makes a big difference!
I don't have anything against black blazers, but I'm guessing there'd be low demand for this. Just my guess; I could be wrong.
Believe it or not, black SUITS are one of, if not the the top selling color in suits world-wide (obviously not on the forums though). We'll probably cut a few blazers anyway despite the lack of love on the forum - I do think a black blazer is fairly useful in either a hopsack or a nice heavy cashmere.
No, not big on you. Unfortunately roughly 15% of people who try on the Benjamin suits run into the collar issue. We didn't catch that because the 8 or 9 people we had, myself included, who tried on the samples didn't have this issue. It should be corrected for the production moving forward though.
Ooooh ... perfect. This was my biggest hesitation about ordering again. My tailor was able to mostly fix it for around $50 (not perfect, but good enough).
Other than that, the button stance and slightly tight pants also bothered me.
It sounds like the adjustments you're making will be perfectly suited for me. Can't wait! Really glad to hear that your line is incorporating feedback.
Ben - can I ask you to comment on the fit pics posted by Nandreetta? For a 42R the jacket looks a bit more "boxey" than I would expect. Is there any waist suppression at all? It looks to me more like a Hickey Freeman-type cut. Am I seeing this wrong?