Above: Photo taken inside the San Francisco store.
A decade ago (!), my first teeny tiny studio apartment was on the same block as Taylor Stitch in San Francisco’s Mission District. Back then, they were solely focused on custom-made shirts; but in the years since, have expanded to cover a wide range of ready-to-wear men’s clothing.
When their team reached out to collaborate, it was an easy “yes”. Their slogan is “Responsibly built for the long haul”, a mission I can certainly get on board with. In addition to their in-stock items, they also have a Workshop section where you can pre-order new monthly pieces at a 20% discount. Their seasonal pieces are typically small-batch and sometimes made from deadstock material, resulting in a reduced production footprint.
The timing was perfect, as my husband was looking to update some very worn pieces in his wardrobe. He decided to go with an olive corduroy Democratic All Day Pant and the waxed cotton Bomber Jacket. He also decided to purchase two of their Heavy Bag Tees in Honey and Black that will be included in this review.
Disclaimer: Some items featured in this post were gifted in partnership with Taylor Stitch. As always, all opinions are our own. This post may contain affiliate links, in which I earn a commission on purchases.
EverWax Bomber Jacket (c/o)
This jacket retails for $298 and is made from organic cotton with an environmentally friendly 100% plant-based dry wax. Developed by Scotland-based Halley Stevensons, the wax is made from non-GMO oils (olive, rapeseed and castor bean) that are by-products from the food industry.
- The quality is excellent, with nice touches like the interior organic cotton lining featuring a map of San Francisco
- The protective wax coating and interior lining make it warm enough to wear into 50F temps with just a t-shirt underneath
- Wax coating is a natural physical water repellent; once it wears off, the jacket can be re-waxed to extend its lifespan (or not, if you don’t care about the water aspect!)
- The wool blend cuffs and collar help with the warmth as well and are not itchy at all
- Bonus: If you have shorter arms, the bomber style sleeves are very flattering without needing any alterations
- The zipper can stick a little at the bottom – hoping this eases up with time
- As a bomber style, the jacket body is on the shorter side, so untucked tees and shirts may stick out quite a bit at the bottom
- Waxed cotton can get a lived-in look over time as creases and scuffs show. This does not bother my husband at all, but is worth pointing out in case you mind
The pros outweigh the cons here, and ultimately this is a well-made jacket that is worth the price tag. It is perfect for many seasons in the San Francisco bay area, and will get a lot of use. My husband is 5’10” and 175lb, and went with the Size 40 Medium, which is perfect for light layering.
Unfortunately, this particular style is sold out. However, the bomber is available in an espresso wool and charcoal wool (currently 40% off!). And they have a few other styles in EverWax, such as this field jacket and quilted vest, both are also 40% off at the moment.
Democratic All Day Pant (c/o)
The All Day Pant is a classic silhouette that can be worn casually or to the office. It comes in two fits, Slim and Democratic – the latter is more of a relaxed fit. Corduroy seemed most appropriate for the cooler weather, though the selvedge twill chino versions look very slick.
My husband typically wears a size 33 waist, and got the same here, which seems to be true to size. Overall, these fit exactly as you would want them to. The organic corduroy is soft and comfortable, great for all day wear. The only minor con is that many folks will likely need to get the 34” inseam hemmed.
Heavy Bag Tee
With over 1,000 nearly five-star reviews, he figured this $45 tee was worth a purchase as well. If you’ve read our Lady White Co review, you know that this household appreciates investing in a heavyweight, quality tee.
Made of upcycled cotton and recycled polyester, this is a “truly waterless fabric and emits only trace amounts of CO2”. In addition to its environmental benefits, it is a substantial t-shirt with heft. After several wears and washes, there are no signs of curled collars (a pet peeve with more cheaply made tees).
Fit-wise, the shoulders do run a bit narrower while the body is roomy. Because of that, my husband had to size up from a size 40 Medium to size 42 Large. Strangely enough, he had tried on a 40 in store which fit perfectly. Sizing can be a little inconsistent, you may want to add adjacent sizes to cart if you are ordering online.
Given quality and price, Taylor Stitch’s tee wins over the more expensive Lady White Co and the similarly priced Everlane Premium Crew.
Overall, it’s evident that a lot of care and thoughtfulness goes into Taylor Stitch’s pieces. While the price points can be high, it’s usually for a good reason – such as investing into styles and materials that are sustainable and will last longer. If you’re looking to upgrade classic pieces in your wardrobe, I would highly recommend giving Taylor Stitch a try.