A bit hit or miss for me so far. Some really outstanding pieces (a certain peacoat for example…) intermingled with some proportionally challenged head scratchers. I remember walking through the BR section at a local NYC retailer fairly recently and approaching various promising pieces due to their fabric or silhouette, only to be disappointed with details like the size and depth of the lapels or the button stance/placement. However, I think the brand is on a decent trajectory, and has a promising future.
What do you think about the clothes from Freemans Sporting Club? I think the gorge on the suit jacket is a little too high (relative to the shirt collar) and certain items seem reasonably priced. Thanks.
Most of the clothing seems well constructed and I’ve seen some very nice fabrics in their shop. However, I don’t have any first-hand experience with the new suiting. From looking at it online though, I actually don’t mind the gorge, although it does appear to be fairly high (and maybe too high for some). For me though, I am getting more hung up on the button stance, as it looks to be a bit too high for me. It may just be the model though. This picture represents what I’m referring to:
Hey Jake. Info on that rollneck? Can you maybe suggest a few places to find a good chunky oll neck sweater (around $250 max)? Thanks as always.
It’s from Drumohr. Unionmade has a bunch around that price range from brands like SNS and Howlin. To get some of the Italians down around that budget I would check out sites like Yoox and Farfetch. Just go to knits or sweaters and search by rollneck or turtleneck.
Have any recommendations for a starter sport coat for someone with a limited wardrobe? Being taller (6'4'') and interested in a slimmer, less structured look (a boglioli or cantarelli look, perhaps) that still has length, it's tough to find anything below 600$. A linen blend might be nice as it never gets too cold where I live.
I would suggest you go to Suit Supply. They have a wide range of sizes/fits and also use solid fabrics in a variety of weights and patterns.
I recently discovered Yoox. I live in europe. What I can say is that it seems like an awesome place to buy clothes, if you know your size. But it's so big, with so many brands, that I feel lost. Do you have any guide on how to buy good stuff and find what you need? thanks
I typically look for things on Yoox, Farfetch and the rest by brand. My list isn’t super long, but it consists of the ones that those sites mainly carry i.e. Boglioli, Lardini, Cantarelli, etc. You can also find great deals on random and lesser known brands like Tagliatore.
Hello there. I have a problem with a pair of trousers that were tailored, and then re-tapered at the calf area, but now it fits a bit too tight there. Is there anyway a tailor would be able to loosen the calf area a bit (I know it seems far fetched)? Also the trousers are from incotex and are cuffed in addition. Love your blog by the way. Thanks in advance...
You might be able to get them let out again, depending on how much fabric the tailor left near the seam when he/she tapered them.
I like the larger cuffs on mens trousers that I see in many of your photos. I'd like to try them but I'm having a difficult time guessing the size (2.5"? 3"?). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and thank you for an extraordinary blog and unerring taste. Cheers.
2” is relatively standard for the cuffs you’re thinking of. Some will push them a little higher or lower, but that’s probably the mean.
I just shake my head and laugh at the ignorance of hipsters riding high flange, deep rim, no tape bars with their hands gripping the center near the bar stems. Anyone who has actually raced track bikes know the rule to avoid this. YouTube the Belgian crash at the 2013 UCI Worlds Mens Madison race. Deep rims, high flange track fixies on road sans chamois is for guys who don't want kids; and noodle leg dudes in toques never create enough torque to need them, nor spin at 180 rpm or even 100 rpm.
Twas simply a nice looking image, but you have proven your point sir. Thank you.