- May 30, 2009
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They weren't able to fix those issues, what constitutes a re-do ?Simon's jacket seems like it has the same issues I've experienced in my own A&S commission, as well as the jacket made for Manton. Those three samples spans three different cutters, which makes me wonder if it's an issue with their block patterns. Although, I'm also not sure why, even if it's in their block patterns, these issues aren't caught at fittings.
Three main issues are sleeve pitch, balance, and always having the grain of the fabric run away from the wearer. This was easier to spot on Manton's jacket since it's checked; harder on Simon's since it's a plain fabric, but visible if you pay attention to the weave.
Mine doesn't have that grain/ pattern issue. But it did have sleeve pitch and balance issues. I ended up having those issues adjusted elsewhere.
Modern A&S is also not very drape-y.
Will say A&S' customer service otherwise has been great. And Colin is one of the best dressed people I've ever met. I love the history of the firm, but the fit issues makes me hesitant about going back.
Actually, @Concordia, I think you're an A&S customer, is that right? Have you experienced these same issues?