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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post


I haven't seen them cut a single decent pair of trousers, the examples they post online lack drape and taper far too aggressively from the knee.

Many of the shots they post online aren't flattering - if they can't cut a decent suit for those advertising the brand I'm not going to consider them.

Yes, all these things can probably be changed, but resisting a house cut and styling is an uphill battle.

While I agree based on those pics, keep in mind that is their personal style. I had them make me a navy seersucker suit last year and was happy with it. Pants did need tweaking. I was actually just visiting them earlier today in NYC for another suit.

I have a KW suit and am much happier with my experience at PJ. Just my 2cents. Price points are different but so is the overall experience and product.

My pic from last year of the navy seersucker is in the PJ thread. They took my pants today to clean up. Granted seersucker is a stiff fabric that doesn't drape well and photos make it look worse than reality.
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Originally Posted by europrep View Post

While I agree based on those pics, keep in mind that is their personal style. I had them make me a navy seersucker suit last year and was happy with it. Pants did need tweaking. I was actually just visiting them earlier today in NYC for another suit.

I have a KW suit and am much happier with my experience at PJ. Just my 2cents. Price points are different but so is the overall experience and product.

My pic from last year of the navy seersucker is in the PJ thread. They took my pants today to clean up. Granted seersucker is a stiff fabric that doesn't drape well and photos make it look worse than reality.

Would love to see comparison pics between KW and PJ if you are able.

Edit: a basic comparison pros/cons wise between the two would be awesome as well.
Edited by ericgereghty - 5/17/16 at 6:43pm
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post


Would love to see comparison pics between KW and PJ if you are able.

Edit: a basic comparison pros/cons wise between the two would be awesome as well.

 

The only way this is a valid question is if @europrep had Aaron fit him in person.  Otherwise, I'm not sure how you compare emailing pictures of a trial suit with having a tailor measure and fit you in person.  I'm a KW fan, but I'd much rather have a tailor measure and fit me in person than rely on the picture exchange method (assuming the tailor has the requisite skill, which is not always the case with all MTM outfits).

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

The only way this is a valid question is if @europrep
 had Aaron fit him in person.  Otherwise, I'm not sure how you compare emailing pictures of a trial suit with having a tailor measure and fit you in person.  I'm a KW fan, but I'd much rather have a tailor measure and fit me in person than rely on the picture exchange method (assuming the tailor has the requisite skill, which is not always the case with all MTM outfits).

Totally fair. I wasn't necessarily intending to see the two compared apples to apples. Method of fitting aside (as you mentioned), I don't think the two are intended as direct competitors, so just off that it would seem a bit of a disservice to KW to directly compare.

My intent was more to get an overarching view on the benefits and/or drawbacks of both from a well regarded poster who has direct experience with both.
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I could be wrong but I don't believe Aaron is a tailor and he is definitely not the person who will be making your suit. I believe he is much like Iso will be, someone knowledgable who makes notations for the tailor. While this is certainly better than just sending in pics, it's not like like he is the guy who is making it for you.
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

I could be wrong but I don't believe Aaron is a tailor and he is definitely not the person who will be making your suit. I believe he is much like Iso will be, someone knowledgable who makes notations for the tailor. While this is certainly better than just sending in pics, it's not like like he is the guy who is making it for you.

Similar to PJ. The guy measuring you is not the guy making the suit. Although I have a MTM suit and sport coat from two different well known bespoke tailors and I am not thrilled with either. Their MTM product left a lot to be desired in terms of construction options and details. You pay a lot for the name.

And to @New Shoes1 and @ericgereghty points, it is not apples to apples given my KW was over email. But they are two MTM options being talked about in the thread and it seemed no one had much experience with PJ so trying to add an opinion. PJ has three different price points and a proper shop for an in person experience for those able to make it to SoHo. You are measured and suit is made. They will make additional alterations as needed after the suit is received which is all part of the cost. Like my seersucker suit, you can continue to make alterations over time. I have found a lot of value in this after trying different MTM online options like KW and Luxire. Granted not everyone is able to make it to NYC so this doesn't pertain to everyone. I'll post a pic of my PJ suit when I get it in about 6 weeks.

Edit: But in all this my main point is I wouldn't discount trying PJ just because of the pictures posted earlier in the thread. They will make something to your preference and while they give their opinion they are by no means pushy.
Edited by europrep - 5/18/16 at 5:05am
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

I'm going to become an agent for a tailoring company in Hong Kong! Very excited. Going to present cloth, give styling advice, and do some measuring for commission (to their London clients).

THIS WILL BE MY FIRST JOB. EVER.

Noodles, why don't you get an MTM suit from me? mwink%5B1%5D.gif 
Nice! Congrats! Maybe you can pick up on the art of tailoring as well. Glad to of this, @Isolation.

My, oh my, time has flown by for me. I have been talking, reading, and playingy guitar for my baby boy (still in the womb). But I get a kick out of feeling the baby react to me by kicking the belly like he's sprinting or something. Maybe he hates my voice and wants me to stfu.

As far as rebuilding my wardrobe goes, I have done absolutely nothing. The funds I had for a suit or two was spent on my wife's bday present, a black Chanel Classic Flap Caviar Medium with silver metal straps. And we have slowly started buying stuff for the baby.

@Claghorn may find this to be interesting. My dad has retired and my parents decided to sell everything and move back to Korea. They have purchased a piece of land and will be building a house. They put their U. S. house on the market just today. It was kind of sad to see the house I grew up in going up for sale.

This has been Noodles' monthly update.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Nice! Congrats! Maybe you can pick up on the art of tailoring as well. Glad to of this, @Isolation.

My, oh my, time has flown by for me. I have been talking, reading, and playingy guitar for my baby boy (still in the womb). But I get a kick out of feeling the baby react to me by kicking the belly like he's sprinting or something. Maybe he hates my voice and wants me to stfu.

As far as rebuilding my wardrobe goes, I have done absolutely nothing. The funds I had for a suit or two was spent on my wife's bday present, a black Chanel Classic Flap Caviar Medium with silver metal straps. And we have slowly started buying stuff for the baby.

@Claghorn may find this to be interesting. My dad has retired and my parents decided to sell everything and move back to Korea. They have purchased a piece of land and will be building a house. They put their U. S. house on the market just today. It was kind of sad to see the house I grew up in going up for sale.

This has been Noodles' monthly update.

You're living the dream.
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Heat death of the Noodles thread?

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Clags has apparently decided to introduce the wide-ranging nature of this thread to the main WAYWRN thread, so I guess it's surplus to requirements now.
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

Heat death of the Noodles thread?

 

Everyone is *gasp* spending time outside!

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Clags has apparently decided to introduce the wide-ranging nature of this thread to the main WAYWRN thread, so I guess it's surplus to requirements now.

 

If true, it will be interesting to see how that pans out, since the two threads have such different histories and ‘mission statements’:  GNAT, as its subtitle suggests, focusses on ‘improving a business wardrobe’; WAYWRN has a much broader remit, simply being a place where people can post photos of their (mostly tailored) outfits.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Thread Starter 

It ain't.

 

There had been a couple posts about "trigger warnings" in jest, and I had just had an experience causing me to understand their benefit (and which also led me to discover that the media/internet grossly exaggerates their prevalence and scope) and wrote down some thoughts. Which caused some ire with a member (non-WAYWRN regular). A few subsequent post (one by me) and the thread moved on.

 

It would have been perfect for GNAT though. Damn. Missed opportunity.

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i propose some future topics for GNAT discussions:

 

- Does God exist?

- Should Trump win?

- Are Muslims terrorists?

- Does China own the Spratly Islands?

- Is climate change man-made?

- Should Britain exit the EU?

 

Have at it, gentlemen.

 

Useful photo (Click to show)

 

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If you are so bold, go to CE and have at it. There are PLENTY people to argue those topics with.

 

Theres a reason they call it they CEsspool


Edited by venividivicibj - 5/27/16 at 10:17pm
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