Bold Navy Windowcheck suit

2 button suit in "2010 Windowcheck", bold navy pattern!  Rakish 2 button suit with peak lapels, in traditional cut proportions and details.  As can be seen by this photo, while the plaid pattern is bold, from a viewable distance it softens out and is not as bold as it seems when seem up close.
2014-06-18

Navy Mohair suit in action! pt. 4

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Navy Mohair suit in action! pt. 3

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Navy Mohair suit in action! pt. 2

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Navy Mohair suit in action! pt. 1

Many thanks to Mr McArthur, a very classy gentleman who was gracious to share these photos he had taken for a personal portfolio wearing his Thick as Thieves suit made from navy wool/mohair.  Mohair/wool blend is a classic fabric, gaining it's utmost popularity in the early-later 60s (which happens to be our favorite era of clothes).  Never looks out of place in conservative environments, and won't look stuffy (if worn correctly) at more casual social events!  As you can see Mr McArthur knows how to wear it with panache, and add his own personal touches for a complete story.
2014-06-18

Windowcheck Tweed #5 Suit pt. 2

2014-06-18

Windowcheck Tweed #5 Suit pt. 1

2 button suit with Peak Lapels.  Traditional style/cut.  Trousers with 2" cuffs
2014-06-18

Navy Birdseye wool in sunlight

This is the same suit in photos below, but in direct sunlight, as you can see lighting plays a big part in how fabric color appears.
2014-06-18

Navy Birdseye peak lapel suit pt. 3

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Navy Birdseye peak lapel suit pt. 2

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Navy Birdseye peak lapel suit pt. 1

Some great photos to show the Navy Birdseye wool cloth posted November 2012.  This suit is done in a hybrid house/traditional cut, with peak lapels rather than the standard notch lapel on a 2 button suit.  Thanks for the great pics Adrian!
2014-06-18

Navy Birdseye suit

Closeup and normal shot of the Navy Birdseye from the "G-series" cloths posted in Nov 2012.  Great color and texture!
2014-06-18

VBC 127 navy suit represented at Harvard Law School!

Good job bro!  I know where to look next time I need a lawyer
2014-06-18

Dark Grey Mohair in Action!!

Wow! We love this photo by Frank!!  He is wearing a traditional styled suit in dark grey mohair.  All details (lapel, jacket length, etc) are in the traditional style, tho with this awesome action shot it definitely makes the suit look more like one of our house cuts!!  Also his trouser has the optional 2 button side tab (no belt loops).  Needless to say it's a fantastic image, so many thanks to Mr. Frank!
2014-06-18

Peter/Shruthi Wedding pt. 3

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Peter/Shruthi Wedding pt. 2

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Peter/Shruthi Wedding pt. 1

One of our favorite summer/spring cloths, the pale grey #19, here shown on a house cut wedding suit.  Congratulations to Peter and Shruthi on their big day!
2014-06-18

Navy Birdseye Wool

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Charcoal #9 jacket

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Lam wedding party! pt. 2

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Lam wedding party!

Couple shots from Johan and Charlene's wedding.  All groom/groomsman suits in navy mohair wool.
2014-06-18

Johan & Charlene wedding!

Many may know Johan from the country's top denim retailer Self Edge as well as international denim line 3Sixteen jeans......we're thrilled to have been a part of his and his gorgeous bride Charlene's wedding over the summer.  Groom and groomsmen suits in navy mohair by Thick as Thieves....congrats to J & C, they are an amazing couple and we wish them the best!

Photos seen on their photographer's blog, here (copy and paste in browser):

http://chennergy.com/charlene-johan-san-francisco-ca/
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L&M wedding down under! pt. 3

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L&M wedding down under! pt. 2

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L&M wedding down under! pt. 1

Congrats to the newlyweds down in Oz!  Glad to have been a part of your ceremony.
2014-06-18

Closeup: 2 button Traditional Jacket in Med Grey Nailhead

2014-06-18

Closeup: 2 button Traditional (aka Conservative) jacket

For those looking for a first suit, an interview/work suit, or an all purpose suit, most go for the 2-button suit in the traditional (previously known as Conservative) cut jacket.  There seemed to be a misnomer with the term "conservative" in that it was thought the fit was loose/baggy, compared to the house cut.  The fit through the body is nearly same between the Traditional and House cuts.  The largest difference is in the detailing.

The specific details for the Traditional cut is:
-wider lapel, 2.5" across (House cut is 2") on a size 34-40, 2.75" on a size 42
-jacket length closer to normal  The house cut jacket ends around the top thumb joint, the traditional cut jacket ends about an inch or so longer at the middle thumb joint.
-Ticket pocket is nonoverlapping.  (Or can be omitted altogether)
-Trousers have normal side slant handwarmer pockets (instead of frogmouth/jean style)
-Trouser hem is not as tapered as House cut trouser.  It's still tapered to give a slim look but not nearly as tight at the ankle which does create a more relaxed fit thru the leg, while maintaining a slim profile.

So for those who ask for the house cut but want to make changes and do a wider lapel, longer jacket, no ticket pocket, side slant trouser pockets and less taper thru the leg are in essence asking for the Traditional cut, just to clarify.

The fabric shown in this sample suit is the S/S 2010 Navy Nailhead wool which is a lightweight fabric in approx 8oz cloth.
2014-06-18

2 button "Traditional Cut suit"

Here is a client supplied photo of a "traditional/conservative cut" 2-button suit.in the Prince of Wales #53, which is a med-grey shade.  Lapels are widened to 2.5", no ticket pocket on jacket, a normal jacket length and trousers falling to a half break.
2014-06-18

2 button suit PoW#52

Photo of client wearing 2 button suit in Prince of Wales #52 (light grey shade).  Many thanks to James and Casey Chang Photography for these shots!
2014-06-18

2 button Traditional suit

Here is a client photo that is a great example of the 2 button traditional (aka conservative cut) cut suit. The Traditional/conservative cut is not loosely fitting. It is still fitted as are all Thick as Thieves suit, the difference is mostly in the details, with less aggressive detailing. The lapels are slightly wider, jacket length slightly longer (closer to "normal"), traditional styled ticket pocket, side slant trouser pockets. The fit is still fitted, the only difference from the house cut is the trouser has less taper so it isn't as skinny down towards the leg hem.
2014-06-18

Navy jacket with NEW MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS

Navy wool jacket with now available option, Mother of Pearl buttons for all closures. Smoky colored high quality MoP buttons give navy and grey jackets a new dimension of cool and individuality. There is a minimal surcharge for the MoP buttons and depending on availability, it may add a few days to your turnaround time.
2014-06-18

Navy cotton blazer

Navy blazer in a cotton-lycra fabric. This jacket also has Mother of Pearl buttons which is a new option!
2014-06-18

2 button Light grey Flannel suit

Pale Grey flannel suit with patch pockets. Dare to be different!
2014-06-18

Thick as Thieves in Scandinavia

All suits are house cut details. Upper left 1 button notch lapel in taupe glen plaid (no longer avail), upper right 1 button notch lapel in tan herrigbone tweed, lower left 1 button peak lapel in 10oz navy, lower right 2 button in blue tweed w/red overcheck (no longer avail)
2014-06-17

2 Button suit, charcoal conservative

Another conservative cut, again lapels widened to 2.5", jacket length added to house cut. Fabric is standard Super120 charcoal.
2014-06-17

2 button Conservative suit

2 button suit in navy 10oz worsted. This is the standard "conservative cut" 2 button suit with lapels widened to 2.5", jacket length longer and closer to normal but still on the short side, fitted but not as tight as house cut.
2014-06-17

1 and 2 buttons

All details house cut with no modification. One button suit on left in med grey. 2 Button suit on right in Black/White Twill Pattern Tweed.
2014-06-17

2 button

2 Button sportjacket in midnite navy flannel. Adjustments from house cut: lapels widened to 2.75" and custom underside of jacket pocket flaps with client supplied fabric from a tshirt that reads "Lover" on one side, "Fighter" on the other.
2014-06-17

2 button suit

Fabric: navy flannel. Adjustments from house cut: lapels widened to 2.5", jacket length 1" longer than house cut. A good example of the "conservative 2 button" suit.
2014-06-17