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post #18931 of 52270
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

Dunno if you have nothing in the ball park most places will do a reasonable interpretation of body measurements as long as they are acurate... No comment on the company itself however.

True, but everyone's idea of a "well-fitting shirt" is different. Some like them fairly form fitting, others prefer more room in various places etc. Just look at the incredible variety in the fits posted on WAYWT. If you simply give an MTM operation your body measurements, you're leaving it completely up to their interpretation, other than using imprecise words like "slim fit". If you take a shirt to a tailor, you can pretty much get it to fit how you would like.

But if you can't be bothered, then its definitely better than just guessing.

I suggest that if you don't have well fitting shirts to start with you won't know how you want them to fit either and furthermore what you want may not be ideal / the most flattering*. Using darted waist measurements can cause problems as the cloth is only being take out of the back**.

*As a general comment on people in this situation rather than advice about this situation or posters.

** You may or may not need/ want darts in the final shirt anyway.

Jmills about a 3.5, so a narrowish spread I suppose. (Credit Kabbaz for the image)
post #18932 of 52270
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

What Mr Nice Guy Gerry said. I got a similar jacket from Boglioli for my birthday the other day. Works well with dark denim and suede chukka or chinos and leather loafers, throw on a knit tie if you like (and I know you do). Have had both silk and cotton pocket square on with it and both look great.
Gerry's advice to trust your instincts is best. I think we are too often fearfully on making a "mistake" in the way we dress, when that is the best way to learn what can work for us and develop our own sense of style.
There is a theory that everything looks better when worn with confidence and I think that works for those who understand the basic of dressing well (def. you). Wear it with pride and try out different things. Hell, if you want some (usually polite and constructive) criticism be one of those brave souls who posts a picture (since you have prize winning skills if memory serves, from the Henry Carter competition).
For reference this is my jacket.

Available here - http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/men/boglioli-single-breast-jacket-item-10161420.aspx
And this link has some advice for "cigar linen" (similar colour) - http://dieworkwear.com/post/19240786953/cigar-linen

Tobiasj - what about this outfit for your jacket (from the Rose and Born magazine -http://roseborn.com/uploads/weekend-wardrobe/4.jpg), I think it is called the fxh hipster special, bicycle needed to complete look -


Here are a few other ideas from my Tumblr archives - Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #18933 of 52270
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post


I suggest that if you don't have well fitting shirts to start with you won't know how you want them to fit either and furthermore what you want may not be ideal / the most flattering*. Using darted waist measurements can cause problems as the cloth is only being take out of the back**.
*As a general comment on people in this situation rather than advice about this situation or posters.
** You may or may not need/ want darts in the final shirt anyway.
Jmills about a 3.5, so a narrowish spread I suppose. (Credit Kabbaz for the image)

 

My collar pref is a higher semi-cutaway

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post


It wont.
Where abouts can I get an MTM half canvassed suit that's been measured by someone experienced who I can meet with on a regular basis for $800 in Australia?

 

Thats my question! Is there one? or is the hierachy 

 

$300-500 = DIY MTM online

 

$500-1300 = DJS/HB OTR

 

$1300-2000 = PJohnson

 

2k+ = "bespoke" but im not sure there are many tailors worthy in australia. 

post #18934 of 52270
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

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?)

Ha ha - in that case I think the best suggestion I can make is for you to go with your instinct wink.gif
post #18935 of 52270
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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

Yeah, I'm just curious about my options because I'm stuck out in Perth. I will keep an eye out for when PJ's entourage visits us again, but I'm wondering whether Herringbone might be a decent alternative for the time being.

Sounds like you would not have to wait too long -
P Johnson Tailors- Perth Visit
Tom will be conducting fittings in Perth on Wednesday 14th November till Friday 16th November at the Duxton Hotel on St Georges Tce. To book an appointment please email matt@pjohnson.com.au or call 0488 207 240


Am going to pick up my new P Johnson kit today, something to look forward to (four shirts and a suit).
post #18936 of 52270
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


Sounds like you would not have to wait too long -
P Johnson Tailors- Perth Visit
Tom will be conducting fittings in Perth on Wednesday 14th November till Friday 16th November at the Duxton Hotel on St Georges Tce. To book an appointment please email matt@pjohnson.com.au or call 0488 207 240
Am going to pick up my new P Johnson kit today, something to look forward to (four shirts and a suit).

cant wait to see!

 

I might order a green suit next week =D

post #18937 of 52270
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

cant wait to see!

I might order a green suit next week =D

Green suit? Like this?
http://christiankimber.tumblr.com/post/31191687381/shade-from-the-rain-menswear-villan


Depending on work needs, I am think brown cotton based on this for my next commission (who knows when?) -
http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/shopping-for-fall-brown-pants/
post #18938 of 52270
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I haven't, but I did go to the local launch and was able to try on some of their "sample" suits.
It seemed to be a pretty limited MTM operation. In essence, the local store has a supply of suits/jackets in various sizes on their MTM block, which they get you to try on. It's worth noting that the block on which the suits/jackets are made is not the same as their usual, off-the-rack blocks, but it is instead a block supplied by the MTM suit maker, Scabal.
Once you're wearing the sample suit, one of the employees takes some measurements and makes notes about what needs to be modified. There are, apparently, various things that can be done but the essential block stays the same.
To be frank, I wasn't pretty impressed. The MTM block didn't fit me as well as the standard, Osaka block and the relatively small range of options/alterations available meant that the only real advantage of getting MTM was so that you could get a particular fabric.
I must say that they do have some nice fabrics in their MTM books, particularly in regard to odd jackets for summer but as long as the MTM program is so restricted, I'm not interested.

Not only that, but with the shirting, you're effectively paying close to $200 or over that for 'mystery', 1-ply fabrics. If you pay $300 or so, you get better fabrics, whatever that means. Might be 2-ply or more, might not. And the fabric mill is still a mystery.

With PJohnson, a shirt in 2-ply Thomas Mason Silverline goes for about $225.

With Charles Nakhle, the average price for a good 2-ply shirting fabric he has in stock from the likes of Monti and Classic English Shirtings is $235. If you pay close to $300, we're talking Alumo 2-ply 120s or finer still.

So not interested, I'm afraid frown.gif
post #18939 of 52270
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


Green suit? Like this?
http://christiankimber.tumblr.com/post/31191687381/shade-from-the-rain-menswear-villan

 

 

yup - what you think? I think ive seen Tom in the same cloth?

post #18940 of 52270
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Tobiasj - what about this outfit for your jacket (from the Rose and Born magazine -http://roseborn.com/uploads/weekend-wardrobe/4.jpg), I think it is called the fxh hipster special, bicycle needed to complete look -

Thanks for that pinky - I'll certainly be rockin' that look as soon as the sun peeks out here. (do people still "rock" looks or is there another word?)

On a related note - driving down Clarendon Street - yesterday I spied a young, tall bloke in a grey suit, - as much as I could tell from a distance it was well enough made and new, tie, (and socks!) very tight, skinny skinny trousers, and tight jacket so short, and I'm not exaggerating here, it was about belt length - it was well above his bum.

Its a funny old world.
post #18941 of 52270
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

yup - what you think? I think ive seen Tom in the same cloth?

It is a bit out there. Would depend on what you already had in your wardrobe (am guessing you have the basics more than covered) and where you would/could (ie what work dress code) wear it.

Say that, I think it looks good and if you got the jacket made in the right way (soft shoulders, horn/MOP buttons, patch pockets for example) you could wear both jacket and trousers as separates.

Personally I would probably go with khaki, tan, brown or olive, but that is only because they would probably be more versatile and suit me better (and my wardrobe needs more basics).

But hell, be seen in green.
post #18942 of 52270
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Thanks for that pinky - I'll certainly be rockin' that look as soon as the sun peeks out here. (do people still "rock" looks or is there another word?)

Once you cop an item, I believe you can be stunting in it for the sprezz...but what the hell do I know?
post #18943 of 52270
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

It wont.
Where abouts can I get an MTM half canvassed suit that's been measured by someone experienced who I can meet with on a regular basis for $800 in Australia?

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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Thats my question! Is there one? or is the hierarchy 

$300-500 = DIY MTM online

$500-1300 = DJS/HB OTR

$1300-2000 = PJohnson

2k+ = "bespoke" but im not sure there are many tailors worthy in australia. 

Well, at the risk of proselytising - as I mentioned a few posts back:
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

For $100 more, you can get precisely that from Deer Style in Brisbane.

In other words, Deer Style will do a half-canvassed, MTO suit where you are measured up by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly person for $900 upwards. Of course, if you want a full floating canvas or full handwork (and the full handwork suits are excellent - the hand-stitched pad-stitching behind the lapels is beautiful and the buttonholes are lovely) you pay more, and if you want H&S or Fox cloth, you pay more, too.

I've got to order another couple of odd jackets for summer - time to arrange a meeting with Rene from Deer Style...
post #18944 of 52270
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

but what the hell do I know?

You forgot the next line: I'm just a Chi-town n*gga with a nice flow..
post #18945 of 52270

Gents - recommend me a new strap for my small timer watch?

 

 

I'm thinking maybe perforated leather? Looked at some leather bands with red contrast stitching but dunno if it's a bit much.  And any recommended places to buy from?

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