They are awesome. Wonderful mens clothing patterns, with an attention to detail and eye for classic yet on trend design which seems impossible. Plus they seem to be lovely people and a fantastically well rounded partnership.
They have the Parkland Collection from last year (Newcastle Cardigan, Goldstream Peacoat, Strathcona Henley and Jebediah Pants) which rocked. I have the cardigan and pants in the queue, and have a finished Goldstream Peacoat post to come, but before I made that, I was lucky enough to pattern test the Comox Trunks (Boxers).
I don't have a lot to say about this pattern because it's so great. I have never sewn for my husband before, and have never sewn pants before either. One might think that would be a double recipe for disaster, but these patterns are clear and conscise and super user-friendly.
My only words of caution are twofold.
- These patterns are annotated / sold as slim-fit or athletic build: they mean it! I am jumping for joy as my husband is skinny, so for me this rocks. For others, it means nothing other than you know where you are with it - adjust accordingly...
- Sewing for my husband is oddly compelling. So me-sewing time is a little threatened by how much he likes his pants (and how much my dad likes his Goldstream Peacoat!). I didn't expect to want to sew so much more for the gents in my life: you have been warned...
For this pair I used a plain black cotton (90%) and elastane (10%) mix. This combo worked very well - good stretch, but also good recovery. Nice and comfy apparently!
All up a great sew, and highly recommended by Nick :)