In terms of the specifics, I decided to go with wide peak lapels, natural shoulders, patch pockets, and cuffed trousers, all constructed from a grey windowpane fabric by Vitale Barberis Canonico. One thing that I really appreciated was the fact that Oliver Wicks provides a swatch kit of up to 12 sample fabrics. This was extremely helpful because I was able to touch and feel the fabric before it went into production, instead of just making my decision based on photos.
The only area that I believe needs improvement is the amount of custom options available on the site. For instance, I would have preferred to have more options in terms of choosing the width of the lapel, the style of buttons (I changed the buttons myself), and the positioning of the monograms. Ironically, I’ve come to realize that an inexperienced customer could do with out those options because it can make the overall experience more stressful. However, they do offer more custom options upon request, such as incorporating a natural shoulder to your jacket.All in all, I am extremely impressed and satisfied with my final result and this suit will be in heavy rotation this season.
Suit by Oliver Wicks, Shirt by Ralph Lauren, Tie by Ralph Lauren, Shoes by Magnanni
As always, thank you reading and special thanks to Oliver Wicks for this opportunity.
The Dapper Advisor