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post #61 of 111
I've seen Caruso in Harrolds for about $1600 ($1200 on sale). That said, I've seen them online for even less...
post #62 of 111
where online?
post #63 of 111
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I've seen Caruso in Harrolds for about $1600 ($1200 on sale). That said, I've seen them online for even less...
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where online?
I've seen them on Yoox occasionally, both under the Caruso name and under the Adriano & Sons name. If I remember correctly, Caruso make the suits for the Ralph Lauren Black Label range. Unfortunately, I rarely see RL Black Label online.
post #64 of 111
so are joe black suits in melbourne any good?
post #65 of 111
Thanks for the pointers guys.
post #66 of 111
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My suit from Sam Disano is now finished. I'm reasonably happy with it, it isn't perfect but I don't think it's a bad first attempt. I've commissioned a sports coat from him and asked for some changes so we'll see how that turns out.

For the sportcoat I've requested the following changes;

1. Less shoulder padding
2. Slightly narrower shoulders
3. Narrower lapels and higher gorge
4. Higher armholes

I'd appreciate it if anyone sees something that looks wrong if they could tell me so I can get that changed also.

Cheers,

Craig

That's pretty damned good and I can't really see much wrong with the fit. Sam is one of the best cutters in town in my opinion. As usual the shoulders are still structured, the chest clean, with a retrained amount of waist suppression. He absolutely hates natural shoulders and strong waist suppression. That's just Sam, his "house style" the product of several decades of experience. If you can live with it, he is solid value for money.
post #67 of 111
I agree, it is good and I'm happy with the fit in general which is why I'm not getting the suit adjusted any further. I asked him to make some style changes to the sports coat I've ordered ie. softer shoulders and narrower lapels and he's all cool with that.

The high armholes thing I was a little less happy about since I was very specific about that at least 3 times during the initial order but we spoke about so much other stuff I guess it was just missed. It's too late now and I'm not going to cry over spilt milk but I've asked him to cut higher armholes on the sports coat.

At the end of the day it's a very well made suit as far but with the first suit from someone you'll always have things that you're not 100% happy with.

Cheers,

Craig
post #68 of 111
For the record, Herringbone suits in store are all Japanese made, by two quite good makers in Japan, one of which is fairly well known there for their house label. They are canvassed and use Australian Merino from Barbaris, E.Thomas and Lesser for the most part. Buttons are usually horn or Corozo nut, although we have used plastic as well. Obviously they aren't bespoke or even MTM suits, but for something off the rack I am quite proud of what we can present for under $1500 aussie.

Dont want to sound like Im trying to get free advertising, but we have never sold a Chinese made suit in store, and hopefully never will, or I'll be looking for new employment. Our old suits were made in Malta, and thankfully we dont use them anymore.
post #69 of 111
Herringbone suits are quite well made ^^. I would suggest going to harrolds or henry bucks during the big sales though. Ludlow doesn't seem to go on sale much but every so often Harrolds has a 50% off everything sale. I got a good quality Brioni suit from there, and also a more day to day Paul Smith one. The tailor that they use to alter the suit is pretty good (but overpriced)
post #70 of 111
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For the record, Herringbone suits in store are all Japanese made, by two quite good makers in Japan, one of which is fairly well known there for their house label. They are canvassed and use Australian Merino from Barbaris, E.Thomas and Lesser for the most part. Buttons are usually horn or Corozo nut, although we have used plastic as well. Obviously they aren't bespoke or even MTM suits, but for something off the rack I am quite proud of what we can present for under $1500 aussie.

Dont want to sound like Im trying to get free advertising, but we have never sold a Chinese made suit in store, and hopefully never will, or I'll be looking for new employment. Our old suits were made in Malta, and thankfully we dont use them anymore.
- I agree the MIJ suits are great, shame they cut is quite long
post #71 of 111
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Herringbone suits are quite well made ^^.

I would suggest going to harrolds or henry bucks during the big sales though. Ludlow doesn't seem to go on sale much but every so often Harrolds has a 50% off everything sale. I got a good quality Brioni suit from there, and also a more day to day Paul Smith one.

The tailor that they use to alter the suit is pretty good (but overpriced)
- Harrolds is having a private 50% sale yesterday & today (though you need a invite to get the discount as the stock is not marked down
- I was there this AM, & was tempted to get another Caruso but my OCD behaviour would just confuse me with what to do with my GA wardrobe since I have moved on..
- Also I need to save as I will be moving to SIN in a few months.
post #72 of 111
We have shortened our suits up a little, Guido, and rebalanced the shoulder. If you try our Osaka fit you ahould get something that sits pretty clean.
post #73 of 111
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We have shortened our suits up a little, Guido, and rebalanced the shoulder. If you try our Osaka fit you ahould get something that sits pretty clean.

That sounds good. The last time I tried a coat on when you were in Canberra, it was a little too long for me as well.
post #74 of 111
Hey Chanop, Good to hear from you. I think you'll find the new season fits much better and balanced than when we last met.
I have linked your blog to mine, hoping you'll update it with some new hats soon!
post #75 of 111
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I've seen them on Yoox occasionally, both under the Caruso name and under the Adriano & Sons name. If I remember correctly, Caruso make the suits for the Ralph Lauren Black Label range. Unfortunately, I rarely see RL Black Label online.

My alterations guys say that Pal Zileri at Harrolds are slightly better inside than Caruso but not much ...on sale today 50% off tomorrow 40%
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