Brunello Cucinelli A/W ‘14.
SbN Review: DB Suit Edition Pt. II - Oliveo by MakeYourOwnJeans
Oliveo is probably unfamiliar to most, as it was to myself when I stumbled upon them. Oliveo is the label that Makeyourownjeans makes their suits under. Yes, very complex, but they make MTM suits so that was enough for me. They sent me out a suit to review since they definitely peaked my interest.
Oliveo worked with me extensively throughout the process, always a plus in my book. This gave me increased hope for a decent final product. They were diligent with working out some of my additional requests, and that worked out for the best.
- “Stretchino” Cotton
- 2x6 Double Breasted Jacket
- 2 Functional Button Cuff
- Patch Pockets
- 4.25 inch Peak Lapels
The pros were many. One of which was the fabric. 100% cotton in a nice shade of beige with a bit of a stretch. Very soft and durable - definitely better than I expected. The construction was pretty solid all the way around. The fit was pretty solid all the way around, except a mishap with the shoulders that I will explain in a second. My additional request included patch pockets and specified lapel width - other than that, I stuck with mostly their offered options.
The cons were few, but still need for mention. Two of my requests were not able to be granted: side tabs and a soft shoulder. They don’t offer side tabs, which was fine, and that’s why they were unable to grant that request. The other, they wanted me to review their standard jacket first and we would look at an unstructured jacket in the future - also, no big deal. The problem came in with the jacket shoulder because it had a pointy-ness to it that required tailoring, which once taken care of, now this is one of my favorite suits.
I had a more than pleasant experience with Makeyourownjeans and was definitely impressed with the final suit under the Oliveo label. The construction and fabric were more than impressive, and the overall product, with a little extra love, came out great. I am happy I was able to get this company on my radar because this is definitely a winner. Check them out HERE.
T4L jacket, Alarashirt, J. Crew Tie, Incotex trousers
SbN Review: DB Suit Edition (Pt. I) - iTailor
iTailor is a familiar name on SbN. They have been featured on the blog a couple of times, and this time I bring a suit review. After speaking with iT about the possibility of reviewing a suit, they sent me a voucher to try out the process.
iTailor does many things well when it comes to their service and products. The price can be a deterrent to many, but an online MTM suit starting at $189 - its not too shabby.
iT always does a good job with packaging and delivery when the suit is delivered. The suit arrived in a velvet bag and an always welcomed garment bag. Now to the suit.
- 2x4 Double Breasted
- Patch Pockets
- Wide Peak Lapels
- Soft Shoulder
- Functional Cuffs
- Side Tab Adjusters and a Single Pleat
The jacket was came out nicely. The construction is as good as you’ll get in this price range, if not better. iT nailed most of the details on the head. The buttons seemed to be a step up from most online MTM services that don’t offer horn/MOP options. The button holes also show some focus on detail, being cleaning sewn without loose threads - something that impressed me.
The trousers also showed attention to detail. The side table adjusters were pretty sturdy, the cuffs contained cuff guards, and the waist features the non-slip grip to keep your shirt tucked better. They were able to accommodate all my requests for the pants.
The fit was pretty good, but very (very!) slim. There is not much allowance, if any, with the slim fit measurements - keep that in mind when doing your measurements. I did have to get the chest let out, as well as the seat of the pants. That was a bit disappointing, but I understand the difficulty of the variation of allowances from each online MTM service. Also, they don’t offer pick stitching, which is not a big deal, but a detail I like.
Overall, I was pretty happy with the suit. The fabric is decent for what it is, and they nailed my detail requests. After I had alterations done, the suit fits great and will definitely be in rotation from now on. At $189, its not a bad choice. Check out iTailor HERE.
Casual by Frank.
Its Still Summer…
Shorts: J. Crew
Sneakers: Jack Purcell