No great shakes - Moss is let down by poor service and a confusing promotional stance
At the front is the Blazer own label which offers a smart casual look. The white linen jackets with mixer trousers are the most eye-catching though and there is a navyalternative. Also of note is a bold navy-on-white Prince of Wales check shirt. In shirts, the Savoy Taylors Guild collection holds sway with a mix of plain basics. Collars are, in the main, classic semi-cutaway. In tailoring, the cloth selection goes from plain black, grey and navy through bird’s eye, stripes and checks.
Moss has a solid offer but one hopes for more. Blazer, once a strong brand on the high street, is a shadow of its former self. The tailoring department was dark. But what surprised most was the salesman who guided Drapers away from a £350 suit to one at £199 and explained that the difference between the two was just the cloth. He was wrong. Drapers expects better.
As with so many of the retailers operating in the classic men’s formalwear sector, promotional activity is prevalent. A Savoy Taylors Guild suit is £199 reduced from £249, and comes as a good value bundle with a free shirt and tie. Cerruti cloth suits are £249 - above rival Suits You’s Cerruti cloth offer. A linen jacket comes in at £129 and the matching trousers are £50.
‘I see Moss as more of a hire shop, where you rent a suit for a special occasion if you’ve not got your own. The windows are a bit dull’
John Behets, photographer, 47