Real People: Tweed, Oxford, and Wool Challis

We’re still about a month away from fall, but I’m already thinking about heavy flannels and thick coats. Derek from Nashville  provides some nice inspiration. Here he’s wearing a houndstooth checked tweed sport coat from Martin Greenfield, an oxford cloth button down shirt from Kamakura, and a solid, olive green wool challis tie from Sam Hober. The combination of textures keeps things visually warm and interesting, while the pattern on the jacket adds a little variation to an otherwise solid-colored ensemble. You can’t tell from the photo, but the shirt is actually light blue, not white, which makes for a nice complement to the rustic browns, oranges, and greens that Derek is wearing. I imagine on his feet are brown suede shoes. 

These photos had me shopping around for more wool challis ties last night. Sam Hober, EG CappelliExquisite Trimmings, O’Connell’s, J. Press, Brooks Brothers, and Henry Carter are all worth looking into. The first four have the largest selection of patterns, while the last two are having sales. 

It’s On Sale: Martin Greenfield & Schott NYC

Lately, I’ve felt that Gilt’s rarely had exceptional sales worth noting, but today they’ve got two I think deserve some attention. Martin Greenfield’s hand-tailored suits are on sale at Gilt for about $1,000 and there are several other sport coats, too. Additionally, Schott NYC, which is probably best known for their pea coats and motorcycle jackets, has their duffle coat on sale for $150, which typically retails on their on site for $280. 

If you don’t have a Gilt invite yet, you can use ours here.

-Kiyoshi

A heads up for New York readers, Gilt City is offering a made-to-measure suit by master tailor Martin Greenfield for $1,199. The suit will be made from a year-round Loro Piana fabric. I know the price may seem expensive to many people, but $1,199 is a pretty good price for a made-to-measure suit, especially one from a tailor like Martin Greenfield. Greenfield’s made-to-measure for Brooks Brothers starts at several hundred dollars more.  You can read about the quality of Greenfield’s work at A Continuous Lean. 
The purchase also includes lunch and a factory tour, which is just icing on the cake. 
If you’re in New York, and want the perfecting fitting suit, I recommend you consider this. 

A heads up for New York readers, Gilt City is offering a made-to-measure suit by master tailor Martin Greenfield for $1,199. The suit will be made from a year-round Loro Piana fabric. I know the price may seem expensive to many people, but $1,199 is a pretty good price for a made-to-measure suit, especially one from a tailor like Martin Greenfield. Greenfield’s made-to-measure for Brooks Brothers starts at several hundred dollars more.  You can read about the quality of Greenfield’s work at A Continuous Lean

The purchase also includes lunch and a factory tour, which is just icing on the cake. 

If you’re in New York, and want the perfecting fitting suit, I recommend you consider this.