Anonymous said: Hey Dale, I am a size 34 jacket and need a really soft shoulder, perhaps even no shoulder pads. Do you have any recommendations in yeg? I have done a couple coppley's and am not particularly impressed. I am considering Samuelsohn b/c I have some options on cut of suit and it's fully canvassed as well. Heard they go on sale once in a while as well.
It’s incredibly refreshing to see some one who knows what they’re taking about in regards to suiting construction around these parts. I’m not personally familiar with Samuelsohn but having eyeballed some of their work via the interwebz, it’s probably a strong choice when your looking at bang for buck options. If you want to take a look into some more obscure brands from Italy check out The Helm on 104 Street and Jasper Ave. While the prices are a little steep, if you’re looking for a full canvas you’re probably aware of that in the first place. The guys there are great and if catch a good sale you can usually grab a full suit for under a G. As far as alternative brands go, check out Lubiam and the sub-brands which fall under it such as L.B.M. Of course you could just head to Simon’s in West Edmonton Mall and ball the fuck out on some Margiela for $3,000….on sale.