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Originally Posted by masaccio View Post
 

Weren't all of PG's suits from P. Johnson bespoke?

 

 

There's a lot of the talk about "bespoke" in the Australian media concerning P.Johnson but they are really made-to-order. There are certain things that you can change but other things that you can't change in their designs. When you go in for a fitting (at least when they're doing a trunk show) they'll put you in an existing suit of theirs in your usual size and then make notes as to the adjustments that it needs, so I certainly wouldn't call it bespoke.

 

I haven't used P.Johnson but, as far as I'm aware, they're willing to make certain changes to their suits but, as with various other places such as some firms on Savile Row, if you don't like the house style then you're better off going elsewhere to find a style that suits your preferences.

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Gentlemen,

 

I am considering two Spier & Mackay suits as a budget-friendly way to increase my wardrobe. So far, the only suits I own and consider acceptable are a solid charcoal Corneliani and navy SuitSupply. Which of these would be the most appropriate/versatile two for a banking/wealth management type job? (Or at least, are any of them terribly wrong in that context?)

 

 

Blue Texture (Click to show)

 

 

Blue/Grey Solid (Click to show)

 

 

Medium Grey (Click to show)

 

 

Marine Navy (Click to show)

 

 

Steel Blue Sharkskin (Click to show)
post #36198 of 37396
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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post

Gentlemen,

I am considering two Spier & Mackay suits as a budget-friendly way to increase my wardrobe. So far, the only suits I own and consider acceptable are a solid charcoal Corneliani and navy SuitSupply. Which of these would be the most appropriate/versatile two for a banking/wealth management type job? (Or at least, are any of them terribly wrong in that context?)

Blue Texture (Click to show)

Blue/Grey Solid (Click to show)

Medium Grey (Click to show)

Marine Navy (Click to show)

Steel Blue Sharkskin (Click to show)
I would say the medium grey and the blue grey solid would be the best for a financial management profession. I'm also a big fan of Spier and Mackay. Ordered two MTM suits and would even suggest @The Noodles maybe give them a shot. Hard to beat the Minnis fresco cloth at $750 CAD which converts roughly to $600 USD. But, as always, it is up to you.
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Based on how they look on my phone, anything but the last two would be totally fine.
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

I would say the medium grey and the blue grey solid would be the best for a financial management profession. I'm also a big fan of Spier and Mackay. Ordered two MTM suits and would even suggest @The Noodles maybe give them a shot. Hard to beat the Minnis fresco cloth at $750 CAD which converts roughly to $600 USD. But, as always, it is up to you.

Thank you for weighing in. I haven't bought any suits from them yet; I'm hoping the cut will work for me.
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

Based on how they look on my phone, anything but the last two would be totally fine.

The Steel Blue I completely understand, and honestly, I'm not sure why I even included it, but what about the Marine Blue seems inappropriate?
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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post

The Steel Blue I completely understand, and honestly, I'm not sure why I even included it, but what about the Marine Blue seems inappropriate?

It looked brighter on my phone (more of an air force blue) than it does on my computer. It looks fine on my laptop.
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OK, third strike asking for help in this thread in the last few weeks!

 

I need to buy some bow ties.  Gifts for people I respect.  At least four, possibly eight if the deal is good enough.  Rather not pay more than, say, $50.  Less would be better.  Who's got a selection, and can ship fast?

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

OK, third strike asking for help in this thread in the last few weeks!

I need to buy some bow ties.  Gifts for people I respect.  At least four, possibly eight if the deal is good enough.  Rather not pay more than, say, $50.  Less would be better.  Who's got a selection, and can ship fast?

Brooks Brothers used to be at the sweat spot from the cost/quality perspective. They suck ass now, so I don't know if they still sell bow ties, but if they do and they're made in the USA, you should be good to go. Their shipping sucks though, so I'd spring for expedited or use shop runner.
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I've heard good things about Beau Ties in Vermont. No personal experience though.
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post


Brooks Brothers used to be at the sweat spot from the cost/quality perspective. They suck ass now, so I don't know if they still sell bow ties, but if they do and they're made in the USA, you should be good to go. Their shipping sucks though, so I'd spring for expedited or use shop runner.


I don't think it's fair to say that Brooks Brothers sucks ass. They are not the company they used to be but that doesn't mean they have a loss of quality across the board. Many of their products, including ties, continue to be made in the U.S. and have a high quality. They do indeed still make bowties and many of them are quite nice. As for their shipping I just bought something that arrived in 2 days without expedited shipping. 

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post


I don't think it's fair to say that Brooks Brothers sucks ass. They are not the company they used to be but that doesn't mean they have a loss of quality across the board. Many of their products, including ties, continue to be made in the U.S. and have a high quality. They do indeed still make bowties and many of them are quite nice. As for their shipping I just bought something that arrived in 2 days without expedited shipping. 

I'd say going from an unconditional lifetime warranty to a 90 day one akin to J Crew is, indeed, ass sucking. Not to mention all their non-iron junk, red fleece garbage, and Southwick (rather than Greenfield) GF suits now selling for around $800 more. It used to that every single tie that BB sold was at least decent. Now, a bunch of the regular line (online) ties are completely inferior (though USA made - who cares if they suck?) red fleece ties re-labeled. Don't even get me started on the shoulder treatment. It's like Southwick ups their shoulder padding by 5% annually.

If you're a BB fan, and a 38R I'll sell you a NWT Milano in charcoal cheap.
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I'm sorry, I simply can't agree with that. I fully acknowledge that quality has taken a hit in some respects, however the strident comments you make about them are simply overstated. One would think you were talking about H&M or something. If you tone down the rhetoric by about 60% then I'm probably agreeing with you.

post #36208 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

I'm sorry, I simply can't agree with that. I fully acknowledge that quality has taken a hit in some respects, however the strident comments you make about them are simply overstated. One would think you were talking about H&M or something. If you tone down the rhetoric by about 60% then I'm probably agreeing with you.

Good thing for me, your agreement isn't my priority. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Thanks chaps.  I've just found something obscure and reasonably priced that I'm hoping gets here in time.  Not quite my bag for ties and PS, but the bows were just the selection I needed for this purpose.  Will see how they turn out: www.henrymole.com

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