Previously we have discussed the general fit and necessary alterations for the grey glen plaid suit from Black Lapel.
The only alteration that was needed on the remade jacket was to lengthen the sleeves 1/4-1/2″. The alteration was made and the jacket looks very good. The fit of the jacket around the chest, shoulders and down the arms is pretty much spot on and equally well so for the pants. The fit of the jacket and pants can be seen in the second post in this series; just note that the actual sleeves are now a bit longer. In the first post in this series I noted that I opted for the fully canvassed jacket (a $150 option, you need to email them for this). Which I am happy I did opt for. I have seen Black Lapel’s half canvassed jacket, and although it looks and feels nice for being so jacket, a fully canvassed jacket is always superior. The feel of the Black Lapel canvassing is light and flexible, not rigid and structured. The feel of the fabric is also quite nice, but more importantly, it drapes very well. Additionally, I am quite satisfied with the construction of the suit given the price point. But let’s now complete the Black Lapel review, see below for some further thoughts.
I am quite satisfied with the end result of my Black Lapel suit. The fit, fabric, feel and look of the suit is strong and working with Warren and Derek was a pleasure (the guys who not only run the business but handle all of the fittings if you so choose to do in person). I was a little disappointed that the jacket had to be remade, however, it was done quickly and efficiently. I was also disappointed when I did not receive the extra fabric to have side tabs made, but this disappointment was immediately assuaged when I realized they gave me an extra pair of pants at no charge! Given all of this, I give a full and strong recommendation for Black Lapel. In short, the price to quality and fit ratio is superb. If you have any questions or comments about my Black Lapel experience sound off in the comments.