It's not just you.
I had a look around at casual pants and it was slim pickings. (This skinny pants trend is getting out of hand.)
I have noticed this too, the construction just doesn't seem as light as some of my other jackets. Upon further investigation I noted a couple of things. Classic jackets are half canvassed, but the canvas is the heaviest and thickest I have come across. It is very inflexible and doesn't move with the wearer much at all. Very strangely, I can actually feel two layers in the canvas (it actually pulls apart into two layers). That is, I can feel a total of four layers in the jacket. This said, the jacket is by no means poor.
Right, so on the weekend I went to Melbourne, and while there I followed up the lead I had found (and mentioned a couple of hundred pages ago) regarding a stockist for George Cleverley shoes. The Australian stockist is listed as a shop called Double Monk, at 53 Smith St Collingwood.
Well, I had a wander along Smith St yesterday, and at number 53 there is indeed a shop being fitted out. I couldn't see in exactly, as they had paper screens covering the windows, however, the motif on the paper screens did indeed suggest a shoe shop. Now this was a bit frustrating, I was intrigued, so I thought "bugger it, it's only Collingwood," and I pushed my face up against the glass to try and get a glimpse of the inside of the shop. And indeed, my efforts were well rewarded, as stacked high on the shelves that were just visible between sheets of paper were boxes and boxes of Crockett & Jones. There were also many flash-looking green-coloured boxes with a name I couldn't read.
I went home and emailed them. And here's the news - they're hoping to open next Tuesday.
I'm back in Sydney now, but I can easily imagine that there might be some Melbournites at 53 Smith St Collingwood at 9:00a.m. next Tuesday morning. If so, do let us know how it all is.
Good work 8Ace. Fine investigation and reporting.
+1 eloquen as usual. Assessment is correct, there are better options, but at a price.
Which is why I bought the jacket.