that is a horrbile thought
I could see that though,
someone went to the club got piss drunk, opps accident.
Both Unionmade and M&S have great end of season sales, and since you aren't a tall beanpole like me, your sizes will likely still be in stock when the sale comes around. Unionmade, however, only does semi-annual, one in February and one on sometime in the fall.
I just listed a vintage BB with a p2p of 22 and a shoulder of 17.75, which seemed a bit "off" to me at first.
It's lower end relative to most of the other things they sell there. Still head and shoulders above your average department store suit, but still. Again don't get me wrong, I have plenty of their made in Italy stuff in my wardrobe and I love it, but finding that stuff isn't really brag-worthy unless it's a "I wanted it, it's good and it fits" brag (still a great brag).
Having said that, I've never encountered Harry Rosen store brand suit or sport coats that were canvassed. Were they house brand, or J.P. Tilford for Harry Rosen? If the latter, that's Samuelsohn's line for the store, which isn't exactly the same as the house brand.
The only labels on the jackets are the Harry Rosen label and the union made in Canada labels. When I do the pinch test above the breast pocket, I am able to grab a thin layer of fabric. These jackets are in good condition but the style is not new. Maybe they changed their construction method over the years? Maybe I do not know how to properly do the pinch test? I am sure you know more about this subject than I do. If you say they are not canvassed, then I will not dispute it.
But getting back to the subject of this thread. For Canada thrifters a Harry Rosen store brand that fits is a good find. If anybody is looking for higher end products, that fit you, in a style that you like, they can be found. But you need time and patience.
If I didn't already have a chocolate brown bespoke velvet jacket, I would be all over this and get it taken in. FWIW, the measurement may be off but if you told me it was accurate, I would believe it. Judging from the button stance, is it from the 90's? I find tons of stuff that fits me in the shoulders, length, and sleeve, but then has a ginormous chest measurement, often 21-21.5 and with tags from late 80's - early 90's. I think it's just a baggier cut. I am a 16.75" shoulder 19" chest 24.75" sleeve 30" length, for reference.
Maybe I didn't measure the pit to pit right. Is there supposed to be a seam under the arms that you measure? I think I got the shoulder seam to shoulder seam measurement right.
This experience really has opened my eyes to the awesome world of fashion and slapped me across the head with the reality that there's another world out there besides the thrift scene. If anyone of you gents are near The City or are planning or thinking of coming here, please stop by The Missions and Castro to check out these awesome shops! You will be glad you did!
great post, Denim can be really interesting. and small shops are always worth sharing.