Ring Jacket Japan

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  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Went to Khaki's of Carmel yesterday. Trying on Ring Jackets was near the top of my list of things to do. Both Jason of Brokeandbespoke and I tried them on and were very impressed. The quality of workmanship, fabric and the shoulder are amazing.

    Here is the last herringbone they had in stock:

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    I am normally a Euro 52. I sized up to a 54. The fit was flawless. Just a little nip in the waist and a little on the sleeves and it would be perfect. I had lots of range of motion. I would say the shoulder and the movement were what impressed me the most. But when I saw the price, that blew me away. There isn't anything close to this fit and quality for the price. It beats Cucinelli at 3x the price.

    They also have a navy jacket with the same great fit. I think at $990 it is the very best navy jacket value anywhere. This isn't a big boxy typical American cut. This is for guys who can wear a more trim fit but without being a skinny cut. If you are considering a blue blazer, get it.

    This cut is unique to Khaki's of Carmel. I don't know for sure how it compares to say The Armoury but would assume it is a bit longer in the body but without being a Long.

    The buttons are nice as are the inside details. It looked like some hand and some machine stiching inside.

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  2. Trompe le Monde

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    fabric looks lovely. can you show a wider (full length) shot though?
     


  3. The False Prophet

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    Hi there,

    Do you mean 280k yen, ie $2800? If so, that's an awful lot for an RJ suit, much though I do adore them!
     


  4. GusW

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    wow that's a very nice blue blazer with a full chest. is the sleeve pitch problem due to the pose or the cut?

    any free alteration services at j lawerence?
     


  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The pitch is my poor attempt at a Styleforum robo pose :) When I stood naturally it looked fine on both the navy jacket and herringbone tweed.

    Yes they alter your purchases.
     


  7. Trompe le Monde

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    pocket seems a bit square, and tall
     


  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think the angle of the pic enhances that effect. Let me see if I can find a better side pocket pic.
     


  9. conradwu

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    Herringbone looks great. I'm surprised they didn't choose to stock RJ special seasonal fabrics (creamy waffle).
     


  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is their first shipment. Most smart retailers and manufacturers build gradually to work out any details. I'm told they will have a much greater selection for Spring which means January. They also discussed shirts and many other Ring Jacket items. This could really get interesting in a few months. :)
     


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    $28 usd via EMS
     


  12. conradwu

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    Their shirts are extra slim from what I remember. I can see their blousons being very popular but they also fit extra short/slim - I'm wear EU46 and their size M is snug on me.
     


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    Right, just for the shipping! How much was the suit itself? Also, what did you get in terms of cut/fabric? Enquiring minds want to know!
     


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    Anyone know whether any Ring Jackets also come with flap pockets?
     


  15. GusW

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    They have suits with flap pockets. I can't recall ever seeing flaps on their sport coat pockets. All of the outerwear I've seen has flap pockets.
     


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