Clarinetplayer, hopefully you have received your Oxxford suit by now. Mind to write a little review?
I will try. It took nearly four months, but the suit was finished at last in mid January. Â Well, for starters, there is no comparison to anything in my closet to it. Â I have a wonderful MTM Hickey Freeman DB suit (with vest) and a British cut custom made suit which I certainly enjoy. Â But the Oxxford is just on a higher level in terms of construction, fit, and quality. My Oxxford is a super 130s wool, charcoal gray with a very faint blue window pane. Â The pattern is so subtle that one really has to get close to see it. Â But it is an unexpected surprise which I think is neat. DB, side vents, vest with lapels, inward pleats in the trousers, no belt loops, working sleeve buttons, ticket pocket on the coat, watch pocket in the trousers. Wearing the coat and vest--everything buttoned up--is like wearing nothing at all. Â It so light. Â The shape and fit of the coat has a nice hourglass contour. Â I have a very average build--39 chest, 33 waist. Â The fit of the coat is very flattering. Â The side vents have a nice drape. Â The armpits of the sleeves are so comfortable--complete freedom of the arm. Â Again, I am not aware of wearing a coat. The legs of the trousers seem just a bit slim compared to some other suit trousers I've had. Â And I like it--a very clean look. Â I am glad that I selected the inward pleat rather than the commonly seen reverse pleat. I have worn this suit in all kinds of situations, and the thing impresses me the most is that it never shows a wrinkle. Â It looks band box neat at the end of the day. I enjoy wearing British spread collar shirts, and this suit is the perfect match. Â I've been ordering Robert Talbott MTM shirts. Â I really should try Jantzen. Â The dark charcoal gray goes with just about every color--white, blue, purple solids and patterned shirts. I feel that I am spoiled. Â And, now, I want another Oxxford. Â Better start saving my quarters. Â (To get this suit, I decided to put off purchase of a new car this year. Â And a few other items.) Â I would have never taken the plunge to order this suit were it not for the wonderful report provided by "The Foxx" some months ago.