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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


Truth.

+1

 

Ive got 2inch cuffs and ive got no cuffs. Both are good

 

I think its good to mix it up

post #17147 of 54752
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Nope, and I don't think it should smile.gif
What's on for the weekend, fellas? Who's doing something exciting?

Friday Homemade Pizza and football.

Saturday cook son's birthday cake then dinner out. Don hair shirt and watch Tigers play Melbourne.

Sunday Fathers day wahoo new socks and son turns 18 cooking up Jamie Oliver's stake sandwich for him and five of his mates for dinner.
post #17148 of 54752
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Eightace -are you on Victoria? We could be neighbors

Howdy neighbour!

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Cheers, the advice is much appreciated.

post #17150 of 54752
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

For you blokes not keeping an eye on the Meermin thread, here are some pics of my new MTO
These are probably the most boring MTO you will see, but they are for my wedding so... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Details: Black Freudenberg Calf, Maroon lining, Olfe Last, sunken toe taps.

The Olfe last has a beautiful waist

Couldn't be happier with the toe taps

Couldn't resist

For those wanting a comparison, this is the Carmina Robert last on the left and Olfe on the right. They are very similar in shape and size. The Olfe comes a bit higher up on the heel which is a good thing for me.

 

 

Can't believe no one has said this but.........CONGRATULATIONS!! :) And the shoes look great.

post #17151 of 54752
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Totally agree.  Anything over super120s are really fragile, and the creasing is ridiculous (especially the cat whisker creases on the crotch area).  My ex-tailor did not bother to tell me this and happily looked away when I chose my fabric by touch and feel.  Two orphaned jackets later (both pants had split crotch within 2 years) and I am looking for a new tailor.

 

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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post


Like the vast majority of Australian retail goods I would never buy them at full price, but as Charlie said 2 for $1000 isn't bad considering brands like Studio Italia and Domingo by Dom Bagnato are $500, fused, made in China and use generally 'meh' fabrics.

 

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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post


My M.J Bale wedding suit is being sent today actually, they are well made and use many of the factories that Herringbone did/do now as they are owned by one of the Herringbone founders.
I have an old AG velevet blazer which is top notch, but it's about 10 years old now and was still made in Australia. I doubt they are canvassed but not sure. They are a bit fashion forward these days for my liking so I've not checked them out for a few years.

 

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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post


MJ Bale has a good reputation. Good fabric and most of their suits are half canvassed IIRC. As for Arthur Galan I'm not too sure. I know their 'casual' suiting which DJ stocks is all fused.

 

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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

They also have a 2 for $1000 deal on some basics which is what we bought for the wedding. What most OTR places in Australia make the mistake of doing on their more expensive OTR suits (Herringbone are bad at this) is making them out of very thin, high super count materials which in turn feel very nice, but hold a crease like crap and generally wear out quicker. The dark grey I got is a mid weight around prob 11-12 oz and seems to sit decently in the middle. I think it's called the Mudgee.
Time will tell though I guess after a bit of wear. But I've been inspecting my brothers one that's been hanging in the closet for the last few weeks and it seems very well made.

Thank you all for your help on this. I currently have 4 AG suits (grew out of 2 Calibres) which l picked up at ridiculous prices . I'm now looking to refine things, with an emphasis on quality. 

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Harvey once again demonstrates how completely clueless he is.

http://www.theage.com.au/business/gerry-harvey-sick-of-internet-spin-20120831-255ax.html
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Harvey once again demonstrates how completely clueless he is.

http://www.theage.com.au/business/gerry-harvey-sick-of-internet-spin-20120831-255ax.html

 

Hah.

post #17154 of 54752
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Nope, and I don't think it should smile.gif
What's on for the weekend, fellas? Who's doing something exciting?

Fathers Day lunch with the kids at Cafe Noir
post #17155 of 54752
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Nope, and I don't think it should smile.gif
What's on for the weekend, fellas? Who's doing something exciting?

Trailer of green waste to tip and a trip to Bunnings - I'm looking for advice on what to wear.
post #17156 of 54752
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

They also have a 2 for $1000 deal on some basics which is what we bought for the wedding. What most OTR places in Australia make the mistake of doing on their more expensive OTR suits (Herringbone are bad at this) is making them out of very thin, high super count materials which in turn feel very nice, but hold a crease like crap and generally wear out quicker. The dark grey I got is a mid weight around prob 11-12 oz and seems to sit decently in the middle. I think it's called the Mudgee.
Time will tell though I guess after a bit of wear. But I've been inspecting my brothers one that's been hanging in the closet for the last few weeks and it seems very well made.

I'd have to agree - after picking up 2 second hand Herringbone Made in Japan Italian cloth 3/2 buttons - a blue self stripe and grey plain - for the price of a machiato and a foccacia - and now snaffled by friends and offspring.

Its starting to get shiny on wear points on pants in particular - shiny on bum and other pressure points. Pants pockets worn through in inside - jackets holding up well enough. Fits well for the market but not impressive at all on the wearing front.

This is NOT "investment" cloth suits. But once or twice a months suits. Need to be looked after. Makes a convincing case for heavier fabrics. These Herringbone suits whilst looking good and fitting well to a certain "youthful" body type are not what most grownups should buy. Be careful.

I've had 30 year old suits with more wear in better condition. The new Super 100s+ are a trap for young players.

The trend for thin weaves in super 100s+ is nice for one season and summer but not for a lasting suit.

Thats not to mention that these are the ones that don't sit well on your shoes or knees or waist and catch on your proper OTC socks.

Think heavy - think less than super 100 - think weight - think tried and true - perhaps even think english not Italian if you want lasting wear ability and not looking like its cheap shiney cotton

Other than that the silhouette and fit looks great on a 6'2" fit, boxing, weightlifting, running, tattooed, very skinny musician/filmmaker/animator , for the odd time he needs a suit or two.
Edited by fxh - 9/1/12 at 12:45am
post #17157 of 54752

I am just going to have a small rant. Why is it that so many M2M providers in Sydney (and Australia?) cannot run a decent service? Offering made to order and bespoke suits myself I find it very hard to cope with some of the stories I hear from clients who have tried other providers and are now no longer willing to go tailor made. I hear of shirts taking 6 months + to be delivered, deadlines not being kept, outrageous stories being concocted to explain delays, appointments missed generally people being given the run around. People arent stupid they realise they are being had and that delays etc are the result of poor management. if you have to miss an appointment, call someone. These so called tailors are ruining the reputation of tailor made in sydney and chasing future business away from the good operators who deliver quality on time as promised.

My business had to stop production due to this problem as a maker we were using was disappointing our clients, and only recently have we resumed full bespoke, after spending over a year getting everything in place, but now we are able to deliver what we promise.

As customers we dont expect much (mostly) just what we were promised, its on the makers to deliver on their side for the good of the whole industry.

post #17158 of 54752
You think that's bad, try ordering a pair of Ambrosi trousers. Some of the guys have been waiting 2.5 years just for trousers.
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Wow, thats extreme, but If they merchants tell them there is that kind of wait, at least the customer gets to make an informed decision.
 

post #17160 of 54752
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Trailer of green waste to tip and a trip to Bunnings - I'm looking for advice on what to wear.

Blundstones not polished of course, OTC socks, Bombay bloomers, King Gee work shirt and British colonial pith helmet.
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