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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post


Some decent places online, too.

which MTM online suit places are decent? i want to investigate

post #18902 of 57232
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Originally Posted by Robert Meredith View Post

http://www.studiosuits.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=174&products_id=1300&zenid=899cccc914c4522e88bb6264c8159213

 

?  It's probably pretty crap for that price.

Very intriguing.  Low risk for a casual blazer.  Just need to get the shoulder measurements correct.  All the rest can be altered.  Anyone tried them yet?

post #18903 of 57232
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

which MTM online suit places are decent? i want to investigate

I think Indochino is pretty decent when on sale or when you can get a coupon for a deal. I posted a fit pic a little while back. Jason (CW) thought it was RL.
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Very intriguing.  Low risk for a casual blazer.  Just need to get the shoulder measurements correct.  All the rest can be altered.  Anyone tried them yet?

They have some pretty horrid feedback when you google their name.
post #18904 of 57232
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Very intriguing.  Low risk for a casual blazer.  Just need to get the shoulder measurements correct.  All the rest can be altered.  Anyone tried them yet?

I got a very cheap ($60) linen unstructured coat from them ages ago (wore it to the first Melbourne SF meet up if anyone remembers) and it's not terrible, and for the price actually pretty good. Main issue is with fit more than anything, so a second attempt with adjustments would probably be a whole lot better. Certainly a cheap and low-risk option for casual stuff.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Trying to find the same thing online is always a bit chancy, but RL Polo stuff is usually widely available on eBay and there are quite a few very reputable sellers there.
A lot of new-with-tags (NWT) jackets and suits sell for $400 or less on the 'Bay, so if you can find the same jacket, you will save a significant amount of money.
The only potential obstacle could be the seasonal differences between here and the northern hemisphere, which means that we usually have better luck picking up cheap winter stuff from the US during our summer.

Thanks for that mate.  I scoured the bay, nothing ATM. No bloody way I will pay $1k for a linen unlined blazer. I rather wait until I get back to HK EOY and pick up a cheapo from Uniqlo, or worse case, just get one tailored.  The problem with jackets is getting the fit correct, so online is quite chancy unless price is dirt cheap to allow for alterations.  The available alternatives on the market such as Blazer, Gazman, Country Road or Sportscraft just refused to fit properly on me.

 

You are right though, finding summer stuff is more difficult than finding winter stuff at reasonable prices. I recently bought a navy blue cashmere /wool blend Burberry Made in USA coat for $400.  Perfect for our shitty winter in Sydney this year. 

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Gentlemen,

Here are some photos of today's outfit. I decided to take advantage of the cooler weather this week to get one or two last days of wear out of a couple of cooler-weather garments.

Details:
- Navy chalkstripe flannel suit by Caruso for Adriano & Sons;
- Purple gingham check shirt by Borrelli;
- Charcoal wool glen plaid tie by MJ Bale;
- White linen pocket square by Kent Wang; and
- Chocolate-brown suede captoe brogue balmorals by Ferragamo Tramezza.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






post #18907 of 57232
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Gentlemen,
Here are some photos of today's outfit. I decided to take advantage of the cooler weather this week to get one or two last days of wear out of a couple of cooler-weather garments.
Details:
- Navy chalkstripe flannel suit by Caruso for Adriano & Sons;
- Purple gingham check shirt by Borrelli;
- Charcoal wool glen plaid tie by MJ Bale;
- White linen pocket square by Kent Wang; and
- Chocolate-brown suede captoe brogue balmorals by Ferragamo Tramezza. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Love the tie. With my navy chalk/pinstripe, I am very hesitant to wear anything other than a solid blue or white shirt, but that is probably just me.
post #18908 of 57232
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

which MTM online suit places are decent? i want to investigate

Bookster and Pernac are, I have heard, quite good. I've used Barrington Ayre and gotten good results, also. There's always Cad & the Dandy, too.

It's always best to see a tailor in person, of course, but when you can't (either due to your location or otherwise), those listed above might be a good option for such people.
post #18909 of 57232
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

For all the experts on Ralph Lauren, I recently found a linen navy blazer which fitted me well. At Myer in the city, if I recall correctly.  They want $1k for it, which sounds stompingly extravagant to me.  Does anyone know whether I can get the same item cheaper online?   

Been waiting for that exact blazer to go on sale for a while now. They price these things so high but they inevitably go on sale as there just isn't the market in Australia to buy that.

 

I always find it humorous how people at RL stores go straight past the beautiful Corneliani jackets, linen trousers, cashmere knits and light silk ties and straight to the garish big pony crap. Humourous, but a bit sad.

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Also, a bit late, but when it comes to identifying fake RL polos, there are two things which are consistently done wrong.

 

1) On the "gusset" or bottom seam, the back seam is always longer by about an inch on real polos. Most fake polos on the bay get this wrong

2) On the back of the tag, the thread used to sew the label normally runs free on real polos (hope this makes sense)

 

Neither is foolproof, but they make a good start for anyone with worries.

post #18911 of 57232
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Also, a bit late, but when it comes to identifying fake RL polos, there are two things which are consistently done wrong.

 

1) On the "gusset" or bottom seam, the back seam is always longer by about an inch on real polos. Most fake polos on the bay get this wrong

2) On the back of the tag, the thread used to sew the label normally runs free on real polos (hope this makes sense)

 

Neither is foolproof, but they make a good start for anyone with worries.

fyi the gusset is only true for original style polos and not rugbys or striped/patchwork etc incase anyone (im looking at you Ryback) is panicking

 

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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post


Bookster and Pernac are, I have heard, quite good. I've used Barrington Ayre and gotten good results, also. There's always Cad & the Dandy, too.
It's always best to see a tailor in person, of course, but when you can't (either due to your location or otherwise), those listed above might be a good option for such people.

 

Ah i didnt realise these places were online MTM ... thought they were tailors that took measurements. Cad and Dandy is always on giantbeards posts.. and yes he is on their webpage!

post #18912 of 57232

Bookster look quite good, but I tried pricing up a Pernac suit and it was $1600. PJ's would be infinitely better for the same money!

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Thanks for the links, but online ordering makes me really nervous. I guess it depends how many measurements you can give them. Most of the slim cuts with a big enough drop for me usually have pants with far too small rear and thigh. In these circumstances, no face to face contact seems to mean trial and error, as I'm not so well informed on the intricacies of custom tailoring.

post #18914 of 57232
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

You might check out Saddleback leather. They have some messanger bags/scholar bag crossovers and they are all made tough in the USA.
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Prior to getting my FFS I did have a long look at their briefcases, good bags and all most took the plunge one but the FFS won out.

One thing about the W+P bag is its minimalist look,(am I trying to sell myself here?)
post #18915 of 57232
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Originally Posted by jmills 
Thanks for the links, but online ordering makes me really nervous. I guess it depends how many measurements you can give them. Most of the slim cuts with a big enough drop for me usually have pants with far too small rear and thigh. In these circumstances, no face to face contact seems to mean trial and error, as I'm not so well informed on the intricacies of custom tailoring.

Yeah, online MTM tailors are a dime a dozen. I only listed the ones that I've heard (and used myself that) are good. Pernac, for example, you can get measured at various locales within Australia (don't think WA, though, and their prices vary depending on the fabric, naturally). I haven't listed Modern Tailor or Indochino, for example, as they appear to get more things wrong than right. But those listed are probably the safest bets in regards to online MTM. Again, it's probably best to use those if you're located in such an area that makes face-to-face tailoring difficult or impossible. And remember, it's trial and error even with in-person MTM/bespoke, especially the first time around. Perfection (or even close to that) takes time and work to achieve.
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