26
Mar

It’s On Sale: L.B.M. 1911 at Haberdash — Depending on what you buy, you can get around 20-25% off blazers and suits from L.B.M. 1911 at Haberdash right now. 

L.B.M. 1911 jackets tend to run a bit short, however, I own two of them and like their fit on me. I actually own a very similar one to the blue cotton double-breasted jacket above. I’ve worn it in the day with white linen-cotton trousers and suede tassels and at night with light-grey tropical wool trousers and black horsebit loafers during the spring months. 

23
Jan
It’s on sale: L.B.M. 1911 moleskin blazers — At Haberdash for $299 through Monday. Sadly, there are no navy blazers in 38R, otherwise I’d be damned tempted. 

It’s on sale: L.B.M. 1911 moleskin blazers — At Haberdash for $299 through Monday. Sadly, there are no navy blazers in 38R, otherwise I’d be damned tempted. 

01
Oct
If you lived in Italy, then you could buy things on Yoox’s Italian site, like this L.B.M. 1911 jacket for under $200 on sale.
Trust me, I tried signing up for a Yoox Italy login, but their address book only will ship to Italy. Feel free to click here and see all the L.B.M. 1911 jackets you can’t buy for cheap.
What drives me even more crazy? The Euro right now is tanking against the dollar, so this stuff gets a currency rate discount, too.

If you lived in Italy, then you could buy things on Yoox’s Italian site, like this L.B.M. 1911 jacket for under $200 on sale.

Trust me, I tried signing up for a Yoox Italy login, but their address book only will ship to Italy. Feel free to click here and see all the L.B.M. 1911 jackets you can’t buy for cheap.

What drives me even more crazy? The Euro right now is tanking against the dollar, so this stuff gets a currency rate discount, too.

09
Aug

Anyone have an L.B.M. 1911 jacket in size 42R or 44R?

A reader emailed me asking if I had sizing info on them, which I don’t have, and doesn’t have a store nearby him to try them on. Normally, I’d say go true-to-size, but he’s got really broad shoulders. Anyone have one in those sizes and care to share measurements?

01
Aug

L.B.M. 1911 blazer sizing & measurements

For those curious how the L.B.M. 1911 blazers fit, I decided to take some measurements of my double-breasted jacket to hopefully give you an idea. Keep in mind, this is only for size EUR 48 (38R) and the jacket’s unconstructed, so the measurements may mean something different than a constructed jacket. Still, it’s a benchmark and if anyone else is willing to take measurements of their jacket in a different size and send it to me, I’ll post it here, too.

  • Chest (pit-to-pit): 21”, doubled 42”
  • Waist (narrowest measurement near the second row of buttons): 19”, doubled 38”
  • Shoulders (directly across the top of each shoulder seam): 18”
  • Sleeve length (top of shoulder to bottom of cuff): 25.5-25.75”
  • Length (bottom of collar on back to the hem): 29”

To give you some reference, I wear a 15.5”/35” in Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit’s line of dress shirts and have a 38.5” chest and a 34” waist. My MTM shirts have a 42” pit-to-pit measurement and I consider than a pretty slim fit. The jacket definitely fits slim with a 10.5” armhole and I had no alterations done. I typically wear a 38R or 38L, so I’d recommend going with your typical sizing.

01
Aug
Of all the jackets L.A.S. posted of the upcoming L.B.M. 1911 fall-winter 2011 line, this is the only one that’s got a bit of my attention. Some of the glen plaids are nice, but I’m just not as crazy about the colors being used.
Ideal jacket? Navy or royal blue with a burgundy or wine windowpane flannel, chocolate-brown suede patches, leather buttons with flap patch pockets. In my head, it sounds like a good idea, but who knows what it would look like if it was executed.
(To see the rest of the collection, visit Sartorially Inclined)

Of all the jackets L.A.S. posted of the upcoming L.B.M. 1911 fall-winter 2011 line, this is the only one that’s got a bit of my attention. Some of the glen plaids are nice, but I’m just not as crazy about the colors being used.

Ideal jacket? Navy or royal blue with a burgundy or wine windowpane flannel, chocolate-brown suede patches, leather buttons with flap patch pockets. In my head, it sounds like a good idea, but who knows what it would look like if it was executed.

(To see the rest of the collection, visit Sartorially Inclined)

25
Jul
07
Jul

Where & what brand did you get your navy double breasted?

- Asked by Anonymous

It’s made by L.B.M. 1911 that I bought via Gilt.

I think in the future I’ll start including brands of the clothes I’m wearing in my posts (after a “read more” cut) for those interested in knowing these sorts of things. I did this early on, but stopped because I didn’t want the focus to ever really be on what brands I was wearing for several reasons.

Mainly, I hate to give some sort of impression to people that I prefer certain brands over others or that one should buy certain brands over others. For me, the more important thing was fit and that’s rarely achieved in garments OTR without alterations.

Secondly, a lot of my stuff is thrifted or eBay’ed or Etsy’ed. So, it’d be tough to replicate anyway.

Still, I’ll start putting the information after the cut so those interested can know and I won’t have to flood people’s dashboard with questions like this in the future. (Not that I mind the questions, but I’m just trying to respect people’s information overload on Tumblr.)

28
Jun

@ the LBM jacket post - can you not easily shorten the sleeves on a jacket with working cuff buttons?

- Asked by Anonymous

It depends on a few things. First off, the stitching on the L.B.M. 1911 jackets on the cuff have a very particular style to them. My jacket has a very visible stitch into the cotton fabric that would look odd if the cuff stitching was removed and restitched.

Secondly, the working buttonholes makes it difficult to reduce the cuff by much. At best, you could go a small amount, but not before you hit the first button. If you go too far, then you’d have to fold a buttonhole under and the first button would be right on the edge on the cuff. It’d look weird and bad.

Finally, you best option normally would be to shorten the jacket at the shoulder/armhole, but the stitching of the natural shoulder of the jacket would be ruined. I’d be hesitant to do that and it’s also expensive.

So, that’s why I hate functioning/finished sleeves on expensive jackets where the company doesn’t offer “long” or “short” sizing for customers.

28
Jun
thisfits:

FOR SALE: L.B.M. 1911 Cotton Navy Herringbone Blazer, Size 38
Working cuff buttons on OTR jackets, the bane of my existence.
I picked up this navy L.B.M. 1911 blazer on YOOX a couple weeks ago, and now that I’ve been hands on, I can confirm that the brand lives up to the hype.
Unfortunately, as with many of the other navy blazers I’ve reviewed, the working cuff buttons are a dealbreaker. I actually called a well-reputed local tailor for a quote on shortening the sleeves—the only guy I’d trust to do the job—and he put it at $90. Yowzers. Adding that on top of any other alterations, I’d be in the low-end MTM or bespoke range.
The fabric is a lovely herringbone cotton, probably a bit too thick for the hottest days of summer. Unstructured and unlined (except the sleeves) with double vents.
Since YOOX doesn’t seem to carry L.B.M. 1911 at the moment (I’m guessing the birthday sale cleared them out), I’m willing to offer this jacket for sale at $349 shipped. If there are no takers by the end of the week, I’ll just return it to YOOX.
MEASUREMENTSChest, armpit to armpit: 20.25”Length, bottom of collar to hem: 27.5”Shoulders, seam to seam: 17.5”Sleeve, shoulder seam to hem: 24.5”
Interested? Message me.

That’s a really reasonable price for the jacket and similar to what Gilt was selling them for a while back.

thisfits:

FOR SALE: L.B.M. 1911 Cotton Navy Herringbone Blazer, Size 38

Working cuff buttons on OTR jackets, the bane of my existence.

I picked up this navy L.B.M. 1911 blazer on YOOX a couple weeks ago, and now that I’ve been hands on, I can confirm that the brand lives up to the hype.

Unfortunately, as with many of the other navy blazers I’ve reviewed, the working cuff buttons are a dealbreaker. I actually called a well-reputed local tailor for a quote on shortening the sleeves—the only guy I’d trust to do the job—and he put it at $90. Yowzers. Adding that on top of any other alterations, I’d be in the low-end MTM or bespoke range.

The fabric is a lovely herringbone cotton, probably a bit too thick for the hottest days of summer. Unstructured and unlined (except the sleeves) with double vents.

Since YOOX doesn’t seem to carry L.B.M. 1911 at the moment (I’m guessing the birthday sale cleared them out), I’m willing to offer this jacket for sale at $349 shipped. If there are no takers by the end of the week, I’ll just return it to YOOX.

MEASUREMENTS

Chest, armpit to armpit: 20.25”
Length, bottom of collar to hem: 27.5”
Shoulders, seam to seam: 17.5”
Sleeve, shoulder seam to hem: 24.5”

Interested? Message me.

That’s a really reasonable price for the jacket and similar to what Gilt was selling them for a while back.

03
Jun

@ LMB 1911 post - I picked up an unlined, light-khaki colored single breasted on sale last weekend at Haberdash on State St. Couldn't be happier - the material is so comfortable, I feel like I could sleep in it. Took it over to the Golden Needle at Chicago & State to have it taken in. Looking forward to getting it back and wearing the sh*t out of it.

- Asked by Anonymous

Yeah, those jackets are pretty swell. I didn’t know cotton could feel like that. Forthcoming post next week about the one I snagged off Gilt.

As for Haberdash, I need to stop in there some time. I worry though that such a visit will result in my wallet filing assault charges against me.

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