Ring Jacket MTO
Ring Jacket’s made-to-order program is pretty awesome.  If you fit into one of our 5 stock Ring Jacket fits, you can tweak the sleeve length, jacket length, and body directly from the factory.  Additionally, just like you would in a made-to-measure program, you get the added benefit of picking your own fabric and details like buttons, lining, and pockets.
My MTO above is in vintage Carlo Barbera silk from Ring Jacket’s summer trunk show.  This weekend they’ll be bringing another selection of winter-weight vintage Barbera cloths which we’ll be able to offer for MTO and MTM commissions.
Gross facial hair not included.
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Ring Jacket MTO
Ring Jacket’s made-to-order program is pretty awesome.  If you fit into one of our 5 stock Ring Jacket fits, you can tweak the sleeve length, jacket length, and body directly from the factory.  Additionally, just like you would in a made-to-measure program, you get the added benefit of picking your own fabric and details like buttons, lining, and pockets.
My MTO above is in vintage Carlo Barbera silk from Ring Jacket’s summer trunk show.  This weekend they’ll be bringing another selection of winter-weight vintage Barbera cloths which we’ll be able to offer for MTO and MTM commissions.
Gross facial hair not included.
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Ring Jacket MTO

Ring Jacket’s made-to-order program is pretty awesome.  If you fit into one of our 5 stock Ring Jacket fits, you can tweak the sleeve length, jacket length, and body directly from the factory.  Additionally, just like you would in a made-to-measure program, you get the added benefit of picking your own fabric and details like buttons, lining, and pockets.

My MTO above is in vintage Carlo Barbera silk from Ring Jacket’s summer trunk show.  This weekend they’ll be bringing another selection of winter-weight vintage Barbera cloths which we’ll be able to offer for MTO and MTM commissions.

Gross facial hair not included.

Ring Jacket Scotch Flannel Chalkstripe 3-piece.

Fukushima-san, Sasamoto-san, and Tani-san will be visiting the NYC store again this Friday and Saturday for MTO and MTM fittings.

One of the most exciting things about their visits is the small collection of vintage Carlo Barbera cloths that they bring with them, usually in such small lengths that it’s only enough for a single jacket or suit.  As pretentious and nerdy as it may sound, it’s a pretty cool feeling to have a piece of tailored clothing that’s really only yours.

For appointments email nyc (at) thearmoury (dot) com or call 646.613.7613.

fromsqualortoballer:

Out & About: A visit to The Armoury NYC
In the same way that our online personas are rarely identical to the way we live “IRL”, I have found that stores usually offer very different experiences between their online presence and physical locations. On the one hand, there are great stores that have existed for decades and are just now beginning to realize the power of e-commerce. On the other, you have stores that dominate the internet but have a physical presence that doesn’t do the product justice. There are many degrees of this, but one thing is consistent: a store may have a great web presence or a great physical presence, but it is very rare to have both.
The Armoury seems to be the exception to this rule, as their new store in New York is a flawless extension of the brand’s powerful presence abroad and online. 
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fromsqualortoballer:

Out & About: A visit to The Armoury NYC

In the same way that our online personas are rarely identical to the way we live “IRL”, I have found that stores usually offer very different experiences between their online presence and physical locations. On the one hand, there are great stores that have existed for decades and are just now beginning to realize the power of e-commerce. On the other, you have stores that dominate the internet but have a physical presence that doesn’t do the product justice. There are many degrees of this, but one thing is consistent: a store may have a great web presence or a great physical presence, but it is very rare to have both.

The Armoury seems to be the exception to this rule, as their new store in New York is a flawless extension of the brand’s powerful presence abroad and online. 

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One of the most impressive pieces of clothing I’ve ever come across.

A client’s Liverano ulster coat in a wool/cashmere herringbone at first fitting.

At this point, you can see all of the internals - completely hand canvased all the way down to the bottom of the coat and throughout the lapel and the body.  The engineering is not dissimilar to his suits and sportcoats, which he’s able to keep light through carefully placed horsehair in the chest.  The collar and body in the ulster are a bit more reinforced to hold up to the weight and structure of the garment.

Nevertheless, every bit a Liverano in the cut, styling, construction, and make.

My basted Liverano, in vintage Zegna Electa sharkskin, ready for the first-fitting.  To say I’m excited is an understatement.

A quick story - when Antonio, Taka, and Qemal were in town this past April, I had the opportunity to see how they conducted their fittings.  Some clients, who were very specific, knew exactly what they wanted while others took Antonio’s guidance wholly.  I was one of the latter.  I asked Antonio to pick something out for me that he felt was representative of what I’d like and I left all of the details to him.

After a few minutes of deliberation with Taka and Qemal, he handed me a single, tiny swatch of fabric on a old, yellow card.  I started laughing.

In reality, he could have handed me any swatch and there was a 95% chance that I would have said yes.  But the fact that he picked something that immediately resonated with me made the process that much more enjoyable.

I saw one swatch that day and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.

Clothing nerds unite.

Liverano & Liverano.

We’re very excited to have Antonio, Taka, and Qemal back in town to do first fittings and take new orders.

More selfishly, I’m excited to have my first first fitting for a bespoke piece of tailored clothing, especially one as legendary as Liverano.

Liverano will be at The Armoury NYC from the 11th - 13th of September.  nyc (at) thearmoury (dot) com to make an appointment.

menswearhousepodcast:

Dear God, we’re lazy. And summer’s hot. And the subways suck. What else can I complain about? Rent sucks, my AC broke, whatever.

You now have the Menswearhouse Podcast as your beacon of hope and we’re back with a hypothetical sitch.

If you had a blank check to write to one fledgling designer, who would it be?

Who will win? Who will be banished to the menswearhouse dungeons? When will we get a cease and desist letter from Men’s Warehouse?

These answers and more in episode 14, now in iTunes low definition.