Petrol Blue Sharkskin.

Thanks Alberto for this great pic of the Petrol Blue sharkskin suit!

Medium Grey Sharkskin.

1 button suit in Medium Grey Sharkskin cloth.  House design overlapping ticket pocket on jacket.

Pale blue/grey Sharkskin

2 button suit with angled jacket pockets and "house design" overlapping ticket pocket.  Thanks W. for the class photo!

Trouble from London.

Nick and Charlie from London bands Violent Reaction and Crown Court looking the business in SoHo. Both are proud wearers of Thick as Thieves suits, but Iron Charlie is here on his way to work in a charcoal sharkskin 3-button suit like a proper gent.  Trouble from London.

Petrol Blue Sharkskin

This has always been one of our favorite cloths, this photo shows how striking it is. 

Iron Charlie in London!

Now this is what we call "Clean Living Under Difficult Circumstances"!  Charlie from UK hardcore band Violent Reaction and London based Oi band Crown Court, showing us an arm in a sling is still no reason to get properly suited up.  In 3 button 60s styled Charcoal Sharkskin suit on a dreary London day.  Sounds perfect to us!

Medium Grey Sharkskin

Really cool! 1 button suit in the Medium Grey Sharkskin, all house cut details.    

Sharkskin Suit

This is a unique style of suiting, using a client's own sharkskin fabric.  Excuse the wrinkles as it is yet unpressed!!  It is a 3-button cut with fabric covered buttons, and multiple ticket pockets on each side. Sleeves have 6 fabric covered buttons on each side.  The left photo shows its 2-tone sheen when hit with the camera flash, the right side in neutral light to see the details clearer.  This is a perfect suit for the next time Roy Ellis comes to your town to play a gig!!

RESTOCKED! Blue-Grey Sharkskin

This cloth has been sold out for a couple years and hasn't been restockable, until now.  It is currently restocked, hard to say if it will remain re-orderable, so if this cloth interested you in the past, now would be a good time to jump on it while I still have some!  Here's a reminder of what it looks like, on a finished garment.  

"Sharkskin" wool part 2

After a few false starts on availability of these sharkskins which were very popular, I am glad to announce they are finally restocked!  So for all of you who've been asking for the Petrol Blue and the Blue-Grey Sharkskin cloths, they are now available.  This is the swatch from the previous stock I used, the color should not be much different in this new batch, but if they are I will edit the swatches to reflect the change in color, but for now here is what they looked like.  And the lookbook has full worn suit samples of each of these cloths to get an idea of how they look as a full garment

These are English made, super 120s "vintage" sharkskin.  I describe them as vintage since they are more like an early 1960s sharkskin, rather than the highly metallic sharkskin that is more commonly thought of when one uses that term.  Think of "Rat Pack" era American suits, where the cloth has a bit of a sheen due to its 2 thread color weave.  These cloths are a wool/silk blend and have more surface sheen than the cloths I've normally offered.  Despite the sharkskin nomenclature, these choices will still be completely appropriate for those wishing to wear it to work or for interviews as they are NOT metallic and will not have the high reflective property.  Their sheen is subtle and gives the suit a more sophisticated appearance. Prices on the sharkskin are just slightly higher due to the fabric cost, but not much more than the normal cloth selection I offer.  Available in a limited amount and restockability is always uncertain.

-Petrol Blue.   A great greyish blue color for those looking for a different shade of blue and don't want to go traditional navy.  

-Blue-Grey.  A really awesome shade of light grey with a very distinct blue tint to it.  It's hard to say if the color is a greyish blue or a blue-ish grey.  I think half the people who are asked will think it's more grey, the other half will think it's more powder blue.  An amazing shade, and has that vintage early 60s feel that we love at Thick as Thieves.  A great alternative for those looking for a light grey shade suit.

-Medium Grey.  Very nice warm toned medium grey, leaning towards lighter grey.  This is a classic grey color for those who are looking for that perfect lighter-shade. This is a very versatile color as it can be worn with any colors and look appropriate.

"Sharkskin" wool Part 1

From the same series as the Med Grey, Blue-Grey, and Petrol Blue sharkskin cloths added last month, these are the (finally arrived) Navy and Charcoal colorways of the same cloth.  Again, not a reflective/metallic sharkskin, but a very nicely draping cloth with a subtle sheen.  Very much appropriate for most work/business environments.  The navy is a very classic shade, not too blue not too dark/grey...just the right shade for those desiring a classic navy suiting.  The charcoal is on the lighter side of what I would consider charcoal, it's a great dark grey and is perfect for the guys looking at a first suit or if they just plan on having one "versatile/all purpose" suit.  This cloth will transition very easily from being a conservative work suit to a night on the town party suit just by changing your shirt and shoes.