I live in Seattle as well, or did, just moved to the EastsideThat makes a lot of sense. I tend to want to go straight to the craftsman, but I definitely see the value in working with someone local (I live in Seattle)! Thanks for the advice!
I also live in Seattle and recently spoke to Carrie. She is not doing in person fitting anymore, but the fit jacket for me came basically overnight, so except for the cost of shipping back and forth is still very convenient.I have had four Thedis, now own 3. In terms of color, they are all pretty amazing. For me, the Cocoa Buffalo Atlas had the richest color, followed closely by the lighter brown Buffalo in the Aegean. I also have a shawl collar in Cognac, and yes it’s a little bit orange but still cool as hell and at least based on Red Devil’s Hektor, it does darken with sun and aging. Also have a dark brown Evander in goat which is easier and less varied in color than the other three.
if you live in Seattle, TB is a no brainer! Maybe you can set up an appointment for fi jackets and make it much more efficient? Good luck w the Thedi! Amazing jackets.