or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Australian Members
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Australian Members - Page 949

post #14221 of 54943
Quote:
Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Oh David Jones sale is somewhat ok for cheap stuff. $12.50 for DJ branded cuff links. $25 for milana ties even the very CBD navy with white dots. And Jimmy Choos on sale for about $350!!!!!!
They are single swept back monks with straps like these Lobbs:
525
Pity the last is taken from a pair of Doc Martens.

lol8[1].gif
post #14222 of 54943
Quote:
Originally Posted by terty View Post

So kind of just realised the importance of tailors and decided i'd make my first visit, however I have one question. I'm a student and really don't have that much money to spend on tailoring, but still I would like to visit a tailor who will not ruin my clothes. So for my first visit I decided to try M & R Tailors in Sydney and brought in a tweed coat I got at christmas which has since become to big for me. I was charged 80 for bringing the coat in around my chest and 40 for shortening the sleeves at my hands not my shoulders. So what i'm wondering, is this a good cheap price for a tailor in Sydney who won't ruin my clothes. I came here to ask because know one that I know really goes to tailors and I really don't know many decent tailors to compare with.

Expensive . Go to Hayel and Son Alteration & Tailoring in Pitt Street. Lvl 3, Suite 301/ 250 Pitt St
Sydney NSW 2000
post #14223 of 54943
Hey does anyone here have any familiarity with Rembrandt suits?:

http://www.rembrandt.co.nz/

Also, does anyone have any MJ Bale suits? Any particular favourites among their offerings? Their website seems to offer a lot of very similar-looking suits...
Edited by tobiasj - 6/13/12 at 12:08am
post #14224 of 54943
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

However, I think that whether you're having a chat with someone, or you're conducting a strict interview, and I tend to prefer the former, directing the conversation is an art. It helps to create a sense of conviviality about the exchange; it makes for more engaging viewing. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this - but I do feel it could have conducted in a manner that felt less contrived.

Your post reads poorly. The irony. biggrin.gif
post #14225 of 54943
Quote:
Originally Posted by pasey25 View Post


+1 on the open shirt in that interview. it turned me right off to the point of not watching,.

+ 2.  Who dresses like that.  The lower the button the lower the IQ isnt it?

post #14226 of 54943
I just watched that too and the how to fit a suit video that showed up next. First thing I saw was the chest, which is odd because he's not female. He's gone just that one little bit too far, to the point where it looks a bit too obvious. Not to my taste. The black polo with that jacket on Patrick didn't work for me either but I'm a polo hater. The whole thing had a very Australian, very casual vibe.

I'm feeling all conservative now, even though I wear some oddball stuff in some people's opinion, "you're wearing that crumpled jacket again."
post #14227 of 54943
Quote:
Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Hey does anyone here have any familiarity with Rembrandt suits?:
http://www.rembrandt.co.nz/

They used to do good stuff many years ago - a nice line in sportscoats.

They make for a different market now I think but I haven't had a look at any of their stuff for a few years.
They do a lot of the MTM for smaller shops in Australia that is shop branded and they run a few brands of their own, Rembrandt is only one of them.

Probably reasonable value for money.
post #14228 of 54943
Quote:
Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Hey does anyone here have any familiarity with Rembrandt suits?:
http://www.rembrandt.co.nz/
Also, does anyone have any MJ Bale suits? Any particular favourites among their offerings? Their website seems to offer a lot of very similar-looking suits...

from the rembrandts i've seen, nothing good.
post #14229 of 54943
Quote:
Originally Posted by fxh View Post

They do a lot of the MTM for smaller shops in Australia that is shop branded and they run a few brands of their own, Rembrandt is only one of them.
Probably reasonable value for money.

Joe Black is one of those I believe.
post #14230 of 54943
So Rembrandt can make a business out of selling goods made in New Zealand at a fairly low price surely it is just as viable to have the same in Aust.
post #14231 of 54943
Quote:
Originally Posted by blahman View Post

So Rembrandt can make a business out of selling goods made in New Zealand at a fairly low price surely it is just as viable to have the same in Aust.

 

I wouldn't call $695 for an altered factory made suit a low price. In fact I'd call it rather expensive. Where are their suits made? How are they constructed? All their websites are scant on details and I ask why? If their suits are so good and worth $695 then why not tell us why? 

 

They say that their local production unit is based  Lower Hutt, near Wellington which makes me think that they have a non-local production unit also which is probably based somewhere in Asia. $695 for an altered Asian made fused canvas suit made from  a select range of performance fabrics (which makes me think they are poly blends) and an extra $100 for a fine wool fabric is rather expensive when you can pick up a full MTM in a number of places for around $300. Someone somewhere is making a lot of money.

 

Admittedly I don't know anything about the company and I could be completely mistaken in my first impressions. They could be making full canvas suits from high quality fabrics but if so then why not tell us?

 

There are many options available in Australia far better and cheaper

post #14232 of 54943

Is it just me or are the trousers too short on this?

http://suitsupply.tumblr.com/post/25025175814

post #14233 of 54943
Quote:
Originally Posted by blahman View Post

So Rembrandt can make a business out of selling goods made in New Zealand at a fairly low price surely it is just as viable to have the same in Aust.

The problem here is there is no one skilled to make them anymore. People aren't learning tailoring as a craft in Australia now, they all want to be graphic designers!

Fletcher Jones (RIP), daggy as they became had a wonderful factory down in Warnambool which had a big emphasis on in-house staff training. But that was then and this is now. Unfortunately they had all the other issues such as not innovating, clients dying off etc that brought them down and it was sad to see the start of it first hand when I worked there.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon at Elite View Post

I wouldn't call $695 for an altered factory made suit a low price. In fact I'd call it rather expensive. Where are their suits made? How are they constructed? All their websites are scant on details and I ask why? If their suits are so good and worth $695 then why not tell us why? 

They say that their local production unit is based  Lower Hutt, near Wellington which makes me think that they have a non-local production unit also which is probably based somewhere in Asia. $695 for an altered Asian made fused canvas suit made from  a select range of performance fabrics (which makes me think they are poly blends) and an extra $100 for a fine wool fabric is rather expensive when you can pick up a full MTM in a number of places for around $300. Someone somewhere is making a lot of money.

Admittedly I don't know anything about the company and I could be completely mistaken in my first impressions. They could be making full canvas suits from high quality fabrics but if so then why not tell us?

There are many options available in Australia far better and cheaper

I think it's a big call to say there are better options that are cheaper without ever having seeing the product first hand. FWIW, I owned a pair of Rembrant trousers around 15 years ago at the ripe old age of 17. They were fantastic, they actually had those horizontal fishmouth pockets that one of you guys were asking about a few pages ago. I liked them so much at the time I ended up getting I think another 4 pair made with the same pockets MTM when I worked at Fletcher Jones.
post #14234 of 54943
I am considering this jacket from MJBale, since they are out of the Westferry in size 36. Anyone had seen this one in person?

Wood Dobby Navy Jacket
370
post #14235 of 54943
Hey, to the guys who have bought from Meermin – how exactly do you do it? Do you have to fill out that form and they contact you via email or something? Thinking of trying my luck with their double monks.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Australian Members