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Well normally the schoolkids don't go, isn't that the point?

They encourage kids to come along, and we've just about always taken our boy.
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@ovlov Ive never really had much joy in Adelaide with suits. The bigsmoke is a better option.

Ive recently had some small alterations done at John K Tailor on Magill Rd. All the right questions were asked, and good result. Definitely an old skool style tailor (who will retire soon, he says). They also do MTM with a range of fabrics. I was considering a jacket. But with a quick look through their fabric books nothing really grabbed me. Their jackets arent canvassed, but that was probably reflected in the price.

I would be keen to hear if you do get anything made in Adelaide. It would be good to have some more options.

 

So I had a chat over the phone with Mr John K. He has been tailoring for 40+ years. I was surprised to hear that his wool suits started from $850, were entirely made by him in store, but were fully fused. I thought fused canvases were a product of factory machined suiting? I asked him about a full canvas option and he told me that he used to do all full canvas, but now everything is fused. He said it is better this way and a seemed perplexed that I would ask about such an antiquated process. 

 

This foray into the world of sub $1k tailor made suiting is blowing my mind. I think I will need to stick to good old fashioned chinese factory mtm suiting.

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May I ask where did u grab ur A1 Jacket? At Bally retail shops in Sydney? Cheers smile.gif
Bally outlet in St. Peter's
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Today double breasted jacket by ovadia and sons. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Yesterday Suitsupply . Sleeves are already 0.3" too short and chunky cable knit made it even 1" shorter.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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^^^that Ovadia is damn nice!
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

So I had a chat over the phone with Mr John K. He has been tailoring for 40+ years. I was surprised to hear that his wool suits started from $850, were entirely made by him in store, but were fully fused. I thought fused canvases were a product of factory machined suiting? I asked him about a full canvas option and he told me that he used to do all full canvas, but now everything is fused. He said it is better this way and a seemed perplexed that I would ask about such an antiquated process. 

I cant remember exactly but i think he said around $4-500 for a jacket. But it would be fused. It would actually be good to have a look at some work in progress. Then again im such a neophyte with tailoring i would probably just nod wisely, and actually have no idea.
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Thread Starter 

Lapels are dope a f.

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I know its not as well-regarded anymore but Herringbone 50% off Menswear Store Wide until tomorrow (Friday) midday... online only.
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Wednesday 27 July 2016

In the next edition of PBS' monthly film series, Stryka D and Mohair Slim present a free screening of Duke Vin and the Birth of Ska at The Spotted Mallard.The night includes a Q&A session with director Gus Berger, and the screening of a short film about Stryka D and Melbourne's sound-system culture to start the night. This comes in the lead-up to August's sound-system special edition of Jamaica Jump-Up, with Stryka D's Heartical Hi-Powa system set to shake the dance-floor.Here's a bit of info about the film: Duke Vin and Count Suckle arrived in the UK in 1954 and Duke Vin would soon set up the first sound system in the UK. They brought with them a sound that was sweeping across Jamaica and would later change the face of music in the UK. This was the sound of Ska!The short film starts at 7:30pm, Q+A at 7:45pm and the feature screening starts at 8:15pm. The Spotted Mallard makes great food, and opens from 4pm, so why not get down early for some dinner and a few drinks in the lead-up?

The screening is FREE entry for all, and PBS members receive a free pot of Thunder Road beer or glass of Cake wine on entry! Members also receive a 10% discount on food and drinks all night, so don't forget your membership card.

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Gott im Himmel ABC says its -5c this morning. Pea Coat weather even for walking the dog.
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Gott im Himmel ABC says its -5c this morning. Pea Coat weather even for walking the dog.

Sounds like everyday for you.
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Sounds like everyday for you.

We do actually have four seasons in this town although the hot air coming off the hill does affect the weather at times.

AFR magazine out today includes annual watch porn extra.
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AFR magazine out today includes annual watch porn extra.

Here is the online version for those of you interested:

http://magazine.afr.com/afr/watch/
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Just flicked through that. Some nice watches. Have to say I like the Rolex Air King. Looks big though.
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Here is the online version for those of you interested:

http://magazine.afr.com/afr/watch/

What's wrong will killing a few trees for the tactical experience of drooling?
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