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Moss, Oxford Street

No great shakes - Moss is let down by poor service and a confusing promotional stance

Product 6

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.

Experience 4

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.

Value 5

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.

Score 15

‘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

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