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SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spiermackay, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. chiggyv

    chiggyv Well-Known Member

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    Seeing as the sportcoats are on sale I'm wondering what would be suggested for a (first and only) basic navy blazer?
     
  2. sobecane

    sobecane Well-Known Member

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    I notice their ties never get mentioned much by members or by Rick himself. Can anyone provide a review or recommendation? I would like to find out more regarding where they are made, the process, and the quality.
     
  3. Burzan

    Burzan Well-Known Member

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    The hopsack I think would be a great choice, I really have no clue but I was eyeing that one.

    http://www.spierandmackay.com/product_information/5412_blue_hopsack___contemporary_fit

    I bought some a few years back and they are great, sadly I don't wear ties much so they sit around most of the time. I think Rick is planning some new ones with input from the guys here and that might include some color block styles, in which case I might try out wearing ties again haha.
     
  4. Spex

    Spex Well-Known Member

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    Burden's suggestion is exactly right. Your first an only basic navy blazer should be a solid hopsack blazer, and luckily Spier & Mackay offer one (well..technically two).

    The one he linked to above is the one from the new factory (I think you can tell by the little white x stitching across the lapel hole). S&M also still have their older version from the summer made at the old factory. Both are great, I've tried the older one and it was really nice. If I hadn't bought a solid navy sport coat earlier in the year, I would totally buy one during this current offer.
     
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  5. Ebichuman

    Ebichuman Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the hopsack. I just picked up the newest one and it is an outstanding piece....
     
  6. Mr Clemson

    Mr Clemson Well-Known Member

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    I've also been looking at the hopsack. I want to pick up a navy f/w sportcoat, but I'm wondering if this is too light for f/w and more appropriate for s/s. Thoughts? Maybe a cashmere/wool option from somewhere like SuSu would be better for f/w.?
     
  7. spiermackay

    spiermackay Well-Known Member

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    Or a Wool/Cashmere option from us? [​IMG]
     
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  8. JayBeee

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  9. Ebichuman

    Ebichuman Well-Known Member

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    Good one :)

    Yes, the latest hopsack is rather light, more Spring/Summer than Fall/Winter.
     
  10. Mr Clemson

    Mr Clemson Well-Known Member

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    But do you have a solid navy option? I'm only seeing the blue herringbone as an option.
     
  11. colHolm

    colHolm Well-Known Member

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    Hey Rick,

    Any other colours or stripe options coming for the casual cut oxfords?

    Thanks
     
  12. Mashfir

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    Not an expert on ties by any means but I received the Navy Polkadot tie as a gift from their grand opening party. Can't comment too much on the quality but it's a very good-looking tie, I've received many compliments on it. I should also note that it holds the knot and dimple very well. My only other point of reference is a Kent Wang grenadine. It's not as 'crunchy' or weighty as that one but that is to be expected.
     
  13. Weathered

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    Hey everyone, looking for some wisdom here on the S&M trousers.

    I ordered a pair of their Contemporary Fit dress trousers in the Blue Pinhead Texture in 36 based on matching the measurements to my favorite pair of dress pants (JCF Bedford Slims). The S&M pants are significantly trimmer than the Bedfords, and based on some quick measurements this morning, are slimmer than the measurements posted on the S&M website (the waist appears to measure at 36.5/37). Is this typical based on what everyone has experienced, or have folks found that they typically run closer to the stated size on the S&M website?
     
  14. spiermackay

    spiermackay Well-Known Member

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    They should match the size on the chart with minor variation that doesn't affect fit. If they are off spec, send them back for an exchange.

    A 36 marked waist, will measure out to 37.5" or thereabouts. Was it just the waist or the seat and thigh as well?
     
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  15. NickInTO

    NickInTO Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if this has been asked, but is the blue striped brushed oxford available for custom?
     
  16. Spex

    Spex Well-Known Member

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    I was just about to ask the same thing. I am also considering ordering some custom spread collar Oxford Cloth shirts [​IMG]. Not sure about this yet, though. Thoughts anyone?
     
  17. Weathered

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    I'm going to measure the seat and thigh as well, but just based on trying them on, the seat and thigh seem to be slimmer than expected as well. I'll send a note to customer service once I have better measurements.
     
  18. Pepetito

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    Anyone have the mélange shirt (or that material) that just dropped on the website? Curious on the fabric of it.
     
  19. tonster

    tonster New Member

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    Hi Rick, were you able to find out if I can order the sportcoat through MTM? Also, will I be able to place my order through the website, or do I have to go in store? I've already been measure in-store for shirts.
     
  20. JayBeee

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    Rick can you comment on this? Is it denim/chambray because that would be an instacop for me.
     

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