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First MTM project with PJohnson in NYC. This is there Roma line (middle line). Went with a navy seersucker, half lined, and patch pockets so I can wear as separate. Fabric is a bit stiff which you can see in the pictures. It will soften up with time. We intentionally left some room in the back given it is for warmer weather.







 

I think the fit is very good. For your next suit, I would suggest a slightly lower button stance, but that's a personal preference. I think the overall length is spot on. Some would say it should be tad shorter so that it satisfies the "cup the bottom of the jacket with your hand" rule or "second knuckle on your thumb" test. What you have is the perfect length.

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I think the fit is very good. For your next suit, I would suggest a slightly lower button stance, but that's a personal preference. I think the overall length is spot on. Some would say it should be tad shorter so that it satisfies the "cup the bottom of the jacket with your hand" rule or "second knuckle on your thumb" test. What you have is the perfect length.

I appreciate the comments. I agree on the length - It is where I like it for a suit. I may have gone a bit shorter given I plan to wear it as a separate as well.

Hard to see in pics, but pants may need the most tweaking for #2. Although it is primarily because I lost 8 or so lbs between fittings, so not PJohnsons fault.
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Jacket looks good. Trousers seem to be hanging oddly, although that might be the fabric. I dig navy seersucker, although I have no use for it.

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Mr. Six, has the apocalyptic robot duck been retired?

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^@europrep definitely jealous of the navy seersucker. It looks amazing! Would be perfect for Boston in the summer or even during this transition period in the fall.

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Mr. Six, has the apocalyptic robot duck been retired?

 

As much as I like it, I was afraid it might cause someone to seizure.

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Jacket looks good. Trousers seem to be hanging oddly, although that might be the fabric. I dig navy seersucker, although I have no use for it.

A lot has to do with material being stiff. If I had asked for no break hanging above my shoes then they would fall straight on the first wear. I got a slight break - time will tell if the fabric softens up and it will drop more cleanly.
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^@europrep
 definitely jealous of the navy seersucker. It looks amazing! Would be perfect for Boston in the summer or even during this transition period in the fall.

Precisely the reason I didn't go with the traditional seersucker colors. I feel like the navy can go Spring to early Fall.
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As much as I like it, I was afraid it might cause someone to seizure.

Your new avatar made me think of

 

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Haha. It makes me think of Run the Jewels but that's only because that's what it is and I really like their music.
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Jewel?!
Lol, I haven't heard her since middle school.
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As much as I like it, I was afraid it might cause someone to seizure.

Your new avatar made me think of

 

 

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Haha. It makes me think of Run the Jewels but that's only because that's what it is and I really like their music.

 

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First MTM project with PJohnson in NYC. This is there Roma line (middle line). Went with a navy seersucker, half lined, and patch pockets so I can wear as separate. Fabric is a bit stiff which you can see in the pictures. It will soften up with time. We intentionally left some room in the back given it is for warmer weather.
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Cap toe or punched cap toe is safe for CBD, and if you're already covered for black, then brown or even dark tan is nice.  What colour suits do you tend to wear?  Try burgundy/oxblood, perhaps?  

 

For $350 US your options are many and varied.  I like Carmina, just in range, or perhaps try one of the English makers in that price bracket, like Loake, Barker or Cheaney?  At sale prices you'll get Church's, Alfred Sargent and possibly Crockett & Jones falling into that price too.  Take a look at Herring and Pediwear: either will courier to you in Rabat in a couple of days, and both offer good customer service.  Herring have a summer sale on, and I like this for you at Pediwear!

 

Also, what's your AE size?  

 

I'll take a look at these English makers and check on the shipping.   I'm also going to Manchester in October, anyone know of any B&M store I could hit up while there that might carry some of the English makers?  

 

With the strength of the US Dollar right now looks like Carmina is within range.  If I can wait till January (I don't "need" right now) I could visit the Carmina store while in Madrid.

 

 

I'm an 8 1/2 D in AE and usually wear navy and charcoal/mid gray suits.   Over the next couple of years I was thinking brown, black and then the oxblood. 

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I should be stopping by PJohnson later today to pick up navy seersucker MTM suit. I'll post pics for all the New Yorkers that may want to give them a try.

 

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Interested to see pictures as they travel to Chicago as well.

 

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A lot has to do with material being stiff. If I had asked for no break hanging above my shoes then they would fall straight on the first wear. I got a slight break - time will tell if the fabric softens up and it will drop more cleanly.

 

I suspect Mr Six was referring more to the inside thighs - they are draping in swags, which in my understanding is usually from having too much material through the seat/crotch area. Which could itself be a consequence of the weight drop you mentioned, hence not PJ's fault.

 

I have the same issue now - I've lost 6kg and many of my trousers need to be taken in, not just at the waist but also through the seat. Had three pairs so altered last week and now they hang cleanly through the inner thigh. Your trousers should be a similarly easy fix, and well worth pursuing.

 

Interesting that PJohnson - an Aussie mob - are doing trunk shows in the States. WTF! I believe that only their top line (er, Napoli?) is made in Italy. The Roma would have been manufactured in China. Not that there's anything wrong with that, as long as both design and quality control are firmly in the hands of foreigners. (Sorry if this sounds racist - it probably is - but seven years living there turned me into a realist.)

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How much can a pant be taken in and still look good? My only grey flannels are 38" but I anticipate wanting to tailor them down to at least a 36" at some point this Winter. I imagine that going from 38" to 34" would be impractical if even possible.

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