Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Navy w/subtle overcheck agrees with Harvard Law School graduate!

Congrats to our good friend Kelvin, who finished his law degree from some school called Harvard.  Next stop, kicking ass working in NYC!  That hair will conquer and take no prisoners!!

Black Mohair suit

Mostly House cut suit in black mohair, having a good time (we hope) at the Golden Globes!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Iron Charlie

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!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

VBC 124

Not the best lighting, but who cares when you have this much swagger!  Coop is wearing a 3 button suit in classic 60s style, with MOP buttons.  We always endorse dressing HARD and SMART!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

2013 Winter Burgundy/black Tweed in action

This is the burgundy/black weave tweed that I added at end of 2013, the fabric is made of interwoven burgundy and black threads, but the final effect is that of burgundy.  Really nice shade, not too red, just the right color of oxblood, makes for a great full suit, or separates.  Can easily be paired with different jackets/trousers if you get the full suit as the cloth is very versatile to mix/match with.  Shown here in a 3/2 roll jacket stance with ticket pocket and swelled seams at the lapels.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Navy Mohair suit in action!

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.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Windowcheck Tweed #5 Suit

2 button suit with Peak Lapels.  Traditional style/cut.  Trousers with 2" cuffs

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Velvet Collar sportjacket

 For this coming fall season why not add some spice to your wardrobe with a velvet half collar sport jacket.  Similar in concept to our Crombie overcoat, this is a great way to add some visual interest to a sport jacket, can be done with any cloth and there are a few color options for the velvet (black, brown, navy, burgundy)

Jacket shown is a 1 button notch lapel with Mother of Pearl buttons, angled jacket pockets with house design overlapping ticket pocket.  Burgundy half collar

Fabric is the grey windowcheck originally posted here in 2010 (also available in a navy and brown colorway)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

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.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Navy Birdseye peak lapel suit

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!

Monday, July 1, 2013

3 Button CMT

This is a 3 button suit, styled like a traditional later 60s "skinhead suit" with high 3 button stance, angled pockets and ticket pocket.  The fabric is my own CMT that I found just enough for 2 suits, mine and a client in Tokyo. 2 photos, shown in a harsher direct sunlight, and in a diffused shade light on a hot summer day!

If you have already purchased a suit and dialed in your fit, CMT is a great way to get something unique that may otherwise not be possible!  CMT orders are only for established customers, if you have never ordered a suit (and decided the cut/fit works for you) then you will have to order from house cloth before doing CMT.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Navy Birdseye suit

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

VBC 127 navy suit represented at Harvard Law School!

Good job bro!  I know where to look next time I need a lawyer

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Medium Grey Sharkskin

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

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Peter/Shruthi Wedding

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!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Definition: Pick Stitching

To clarify the difference between a "top stitch" (heavier stitch that is more visible) vs "Pick Stitching" (the norm on most ordered jackets/suits), this photo is an example of PICK STITCHING.  Pick stitching is a small hand done stitch that runs along the lapel.  It is not a hard seam stitch that top stitching has (see other post below), but a more subtle hand finishing touch.  Some prefer NO lapel stitching, and if so desired you can request no pick stitching, but unless otherwise requested, all jackets will have pick stitching running along the lapel.

Definition: Topstitching (not pick stitching)

There seems to be some confusion about "topstitching" vs "pick stitching".  The photo example here is TOP STITCHING, which is a hard stitch that runs along the lapel, (and along edges of pocket if they are made patch style).  The stitch runs about 1/4" inset from the edge of lapel, and generally looks better on a slightly wider (at least 2.5" wide) lapel.  This style of lapel stitch is NOT the norm, and most suits/jackets ordered will not have this heavier Top Stitching unless they are ordered as a "casual" style jacket with patch pockets.

Definition: Ticket pocket

The ticket pocket is a 3rd smaller pocket usually on the wearer's righthand side, placed above the main pocket. Traditionally, there is a gap (approx 1/2" or so) between the main pocket and the ticket pocket above it.  The Thick as Thieves "house cut" ticket pocket is placed so that it overlaps the main pocket by about 1/4-3/8".  Ticket pocket can be requested either way, traditional or house cut.  Or if you prefer it can be omitted altogether with only the 2 main jacket pockets at the bottom.  The jacket show here has the traditional style ticket pocket, shown with optional detail of angled (aka hacking) pockets.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Navy Flannel sportjacket with MOP buttons

2 button Navy flannel sport jacket.  Patch pockets with MOP buttons, Traditional cut proportions.

Monday, March 4, 2013

VBC 124 jacket

High button stance "house cut" 3 button jacket in VBC 124, a greyish blue wool.  This is indoor appearance, when seen in natural light the fabric will appear lighter in color.  This jacket also has angled pockets with the house style overlapping ticket pocket and Mother of Pearl buttons.

Navy Birdseye Wool

Charcoal #9 jacket

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Overseas shipping price increase effective immediately

Due to the massive price increase by the US Postal System on international shipments, any orders that are non-USA or Canada will have a $50 shipping surcharge (was previously $35) on top of the cost of the garment.  This is shipment via EMS which is a 3-5 day delivery with tracking.  More than 1 garment I will provide you a shipping price depending on how many garments are being shipped.

Orders to Canada will still remain at $35 for EMS shipping.

Please do not ask to mail regular airmail, as I will only mail EMS overseas, due to an increase in packages not reaching their destinations (not mine, but others I know who do a lot of overseas shipping without EMS have been having a lot of problems with lost mail)

Thanks for your understanding in the matter

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lam wedding party!

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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):


Monday, October 22, 2012

VBC traditional style suit

A very nice client supplied photo of a hybrid house/traditional cut suit in VBC 125 (dark navy) cloth

-the jacket has a narrow 2" lapel which is a house cut detail

-the jacket length is more of a traditional cut length

-trousers made with side slant pockets and less aggressive taper (traditional cut)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fall crombie in Tweed

You can never go wrong with a full suit, but why not mix it up with separates.  Or even with a crombie coat paired with odd trousers, for a smart look that has more personality than a full suit.  The Thick as Thieves crombie is meant to be worn over a shirt, rather than over a suit.  So it replaces your suit jacket as one's outerwear.  This coat is made with a lightweight suiting tweed (called Tweed 5 in the fabric section), it is not a heavy cloth, but heavier than most of our suiting options.  It is a midweight fabric, approx 12-13oz and is perfect for fall temps.  This cloth is a complex plaid pattern that is bold yet seen from a short distance begins to appear less patterned.  It is a cool grey palette with a subtle orange overcheck running throughout.  The fabric is pattern matched wherever possible as shown in closeup pics.  It is paired with a rust brown tweed trouser.  The coat is a 4 button closure with hidden front fly.  Angled pockets with ticket pocket, 2 buttons on sleeve, and a higher button stance with velvet half collar.