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Finally received my Spier order. Receiving stuff via UPS is so much smoother than Puro, @spiermackay thanks for switching! Did you do it because you got so many complaints (People always complain with regards to puro, they are so amateurish!)
With regards to my order... Relaunching the Ontario economy during those difficult times! :D Also bored working from home so must purchase stuff to store in closet and work with the same d tshirt!
please disregard the mess, poured entire contents of box on couch:D

Glad I pulled the trigger on the balmacaan. Great deal at the final sale price, I thought I would be disappointed but it's the piece I love most of this order... (Sleeves are tad Short as stated on website, will see if I can get the alterations credit when and if a tailor opens). Oh and loving the Harris tweed sportscoat of course.. oh and also the flannel trousers.. and the shirts... and the cable knits... You understand right, pretty much everything :) will only be sending back M turtleneck as I tried on the L and fits great and maybe some other I'll sized items I hoped I would fit into View attachment 1360669 :)
Nice haul!
 

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Hi Spier and everyone, long time lurker, first post.

I was compelled to make an account finally for two questions:

1. what happened to that raglan trench coat that was in dev?

2. I recently bought this season's navy hopsack Neapolitan sport-coat (my sixth purchase from you guys). Big fan. But this is the first time you guys have included this peculiar detail: there is a contrast panel covering up the vent. It's honestly quite ugly. I'm OK overlooking this because the rest of the jacket is perfect, but I'm just curious as to the purpose? The picture attached shows the two other jackets (bottom) I have from you guys with beautiful finishing (with and without piping) and the top jacket is the new one with this odd panel...

Let me know, guys. Curious to hear. Thanks for coming out with such quality stuff at such affordable prices. Stay safe!

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The difference is seam construction. One has the cloth turned over, the other requires a second piece of fabric. It can either be done with lining or self fabric. Most companies who use this technique use lining because it's thinner and allows the vent to lay smoother.
 

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Finally received my Spier order. Receiving stuff via UPS is so much smoother than Puro, @spiermackay thanks for switching! Did you do it because you got so many complaints (People always complain with regards to puro, they are so amateurish!)
With regards to my order... Relaunching the Ontario economy during those difficult times! :D Also bored working from home so must purchase stuff to store in closet and work with the same d tshirt!
please disregard the mess, poured entire contents of box on couch:D

Glad I pulled the trigger on the balmacaan. Great deal at the final sale price, I thought I would be disappointed but it's the piece I love most of this order... (Sleeves are tad Short as stated on website, will see if I can get the alterations credit when and if a tailor opens). Oh and loving the Harris tweed sportscoat of course.. oh and also the flannel trousers.. and the shirts... and the cable knits... You understand right, pretty much everything :) will only be sending back M turtleneck as I tried on the L and fits great and maybe some other I'll sized items I hoped I would fit into View attachment 1360669 :)
We went with UPS for a variety of reasons. Shipping consolidation. Return handling. Delivery speed and tracking. Insurance. We ship enough volume now that we could negotiate decent rates. But a huge part was customer experience. We know we have good products. We want the experience to match. This is where the investment into the new site, better photography, etc came into focus. UPS as an upgraded shipping partner made sense. We're also working on new packaging/boxes and garment bags. The entire experience from start to finish is a priority as we grow.
 

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Id like to know more about the sportscoat :p looks well comfortable and warm and a nice texture to it :)
 

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How do you like the fabric? I'd love more photos of this shirt or anything else you have in new Soktas fabrics :)
I think the only other one I have is a khaki/brown check. Both are really nice and soft - good value and I recommend. When I have a moment later, I'll take close-ups of the fabric.
 

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@spiermackay I'm looking to place an MTO sportcoat order soon and am thinking about trying a 42L Slim in the Neapolitan cut since I can't get that size/fit combo OTR currently. In the past, I've typically done well with 42L in the Contemporary cut, but always have to take in the waist by 1-2 inches and feel like the sleeves are a bit roomier in width than I'd prefer.

Aside from adjusting the waist, will going from contemporary to slim in the same size narrow the sleeves at all?
 
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Anyone else feel like the Sondrio light brown cotton linen would have made an awesome peak lapel, single button jacket, especially w/ cream satin facings?
 

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Anyone else feel like the Sondrio light brown cotton linen would have made an awesome peak lapel, single button jacket, especially w/ cream satin facings?
Sounds like an MTO idea...super niche and then some
 

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I wear a 40R OTR from SuitSupply, and a 40R Contemporary from S&M is shown in medium gray, below. What I'd really like is a tropical wool suit in the same color. I live in a hot and humid climate. Unfortunately, it seems S&M's travel and tropical suits are all in a lighter gray, while I'd like to have a lightweight option in a normal business color/fabric.

In any case, what do folks think about the fit? I'm generally pleased after the sleeves and trousers would be hemmed. My only uncertainty is the shoulder; in the side-profile shot, you can see a pretty big crease on the outside of the shoulder sleeve. Would that be easy to tailor away?

SMgreysuitFULL.pngSMgreysuitSIDEcontemporary40medgray.pngSMgreysuitFRONT.pngSMgreysuitARMSRAISED.png
 

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I wear a 40R OTR from SuitSupply, and a 40R Contemporary from S&M is shown in medium gray, below. What I'd really like is a tropical wool suit in the same color. I live in a hot and humid climate. Unfortunately, it seems S&M's travel and tropical suits are all in a lighter gray, while I'd like to have a lightweight option in a normal business color/fabric.

In any case, what do folks think about the fit? I'm generally pleased after the sleeves and trousers would be hemmed. My only uncertainty is the shoulder; in the side-profile shot, you can see a pretty big crease on the outside of the shoulder sleeve. Would that be easy to tailor away?

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Tailor could open the back seam between the shoulder blades a bit. That would likely fix it.
 

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