I’ve had some people ask about my eHaberdasher Benjamin suit, so I figure I’d post a pic that shows a bit more than my upper chest.
I own the Classico model. As you can see, it features a clean chest and slightly-structured shoulders. The silhouette is very much inspired by Canali, but with a lower button stance. Coupled with the shoulder-height gorge, that makes for a longer lapel line that’s especially flattering on shorter men like myself.
The suit features full-canvas construction; pretty impressive given the $525 price tag. I’m not well-versed in identifying handwork, but the jacket features pick-stitching throughout and a tightly-wound boutonnière loop to complement the open lapel buttonhole.
The fit is fairly slim—I sized up one for the trousers since the standard size was too tight in the thighs on me. This is also a pre-lunch shot—there was a bit more pull at the button after I had something to eat.
Obviously, the arms can use a bit of clean up, and I probably should have had the tailor shorten the sleeves a tad. But these don’t bother me too much.
Overall, I’m very happy with the suit. I’m in the market for a new staple navy suit, and probably will go with Benjamin again. They’re out of Classicos in my size, but plan to introduce a new “Napoli” model soon that features minimally-padded, slightly-roped shoulders. Sounds pretty awesome, if you ask me.
Sorry for the poor phone camera lighting. Tried cleaning it up a bit, but it’s still pretty bad—the shirt is a light blue striped Borrelli, and the tie is a forest green grenadine from Chipp.