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post #19366 of 57963
Tried to try on a pair of C&J Sydney at H'bone this arvo; couldn't get them on. My arches are too high. They may be too high for all loafers.

Devo'd.
post #19367 of 57963
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post


Got mine. Orange knit - they look great Jason.

 

+1

post #19368 of 57963
Thank you fellas. 3 Orange knits are now gone in about 45 minutes... I'm thinking I should have ordered twice as much! Don't sit on your hands if you're thinking of one.
post #19369 of 57963
damn... i should contribute here more often.
post #19370 of 57963
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Thank you fellas. 3 Orange knits are now gone in about 45 minutes... 

 

It's your own fault for having good taste!

 

Remember, one grey cashmere tie is booked wink.gif

post #19371 of 57963
Anyone here know of decent tailors in the Western Sydney area?

I just need a quick hemming of some of my ocbd's that i wear with jeans.

I've tried Nakhle Tailors in Parramatta. He took only 10-15 minutes and was relatively cheap. However he said he is busy till new years.
post #19372 of 57963
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

 

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It took me a full 2 weeks to get it pressed, tailored and seek advice from many users on this forum (thanks to you all).

1. Did you have to take the suit some where special to get it pressed or Dry Cleaned?? I am a bit worried about taking my suit to just anybody I would rather have a recomendation for my area ( which Is Monavale Northern Beaches )

 

P.S Did you notice that the original measurement form didn't have a measurement for jacket waist!?

2. No I did not notice, as I took the forms to a Tailor and he measured me up as to what was on the forms.

 

I could post pictures up, but they aren't good. Prof B, Charlie, Wraith have all seen different versions.

3.Are those the same photos that are on the Elite thread?? ( which were OK )

Thanks for your input Michael

post #19373 of 57963
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Thank you fellas. 3 Orange knits are now gone in about 45 minutes... I'm thinking I should have ordered twice as much! Don't sit on your hands if you're thinking of one.

Bloody hell, wake up at 8am and find I need to get straight onto it. Orange knit ordered along with the classic navy grenadine. One bright and one classic. Well they do say dress for where you want to be (not were you are)...

Looking forward to them arriving. The orange will be great for sunny days and the navy will go well with so many outfits.
post #19374 of 57963
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Originally Posted by Gilmour View Post

Thanks for your input Michael

 

A dry cleaner would definitely have a 'press only' service. If they are busy they'll be doing 150 pressed garments per day. This is what a dry cleaners just around the corner from my house does. It isn't a complicated process and isn't risky. For a suit, shirt and pants it cost me $11 to get pressed. Try on the suit before getting pressed.

 

If your tailor didn't berate to you the dangers of buying MTM online for the 20 minutes he was measuring you, then you definitely got of light-handed. When my suit arrived: the seat shape was too big (not a measurement), pants were too long, jacket waist and hips were too big. I think the tailor deliberately made these big to be on the 'safe side'. The shirt also had to come in at the waist. $110 of alterations all up, covered by Elite. Everything else, was fine (except I would prefer a lower button stance, tapered legs and a slightly better sleeve pitch).

 

The photos on the affiliate thread aren't mine. I don't have a proper camera so the photos are blurry as crap. I can PM you them if you like?

 

Overall Simon has been an absolute pleasure to deal with. I am sure the suit is decent and I was just having a down day a few ones back.

 

Michael

post #19375 of 57963
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


bunny - baby - I'm usually diplomatic - but - I've never understood the appeal of Barbours.
If you "like that sort of thing" why not go Drizabone - even then if you aren't on a farm why?

There's something I find elegant but more on the 'manly-man' side of clothing about Barbour :)

post #19376 of 57963
The Barbour over a suit look is something I don't really like. I know it's popular on these boards, and in this thread, though.

It definitely has certain country connotations - therefore think it looks better with sportscoats, flannels etc. than over a full CBD look.
post #19377 of 57963
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Bloody hell, wake up at 8am and find I need to get straight onto it. Orange knit ordered along with the classic navy grenadine. One bright and one classic. Well they do say dress for where you want to be (not were you are)...
Looking forward to them arriving. The orange will be great for sunny days and the navy will go well with so many outfits.

Yep I've definitely underestimated how popular they would be! There is now only 1 orange left less than 12 hours in and I haven't even had a chance to email the mailing list. I'm just about to send an email off to Italy to see if I can sneak in another order before xmas and if so I will do a re-stock on the orange.

Oh and PM me with what socks you want
post #19378 of 57963
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Glad you like them.

Im sitting down with Andy this weekend to go through all the leather swatches. Grained Calf is definitely high on my priority list smile.gif Ill post a photo of the swatches I end up picking

We sold out of all the popular Camo loafers on O&J really fast so im going to pull the trigger on the dark green camo next time I think.

They are great. Well done on them.

Seriously consider darker grey grained calf. A very versatile colour.
post #19379 of 57963
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

 

A dry cleaner would definitely have a 'press only' service. If they are busy they'll be doing 150 pressed garments per day. This is what a dry cleaners just around the corner from my house does. It isn't a complicated process and isn't risky. For a suit, shirt and pants it cost me $11 to get pressed. Try on the suit before getting pressed.

 

If your tailor didn't berate to you the dangers of buying MTM online for the 20 minutes he was measuring you, then you definitely got of light-handed. When my suit arrived: the seat shape was too big (not a measurement), pants were too long, jacket waist and hips were too big. I think the tailor deliberately made these big to be on the 'safe side'. The shirt also had to come in at the waist. $110 of alterations all up, covered by Elite. Everything else, was fine (except I would prefer a lower button stance, tapered legs and a slightly better sleeve pitch).

 

The photos on the affiliate thread aren't mine. I don't have a proper camera so the photos are blurry as crap. I can PM you them if you like?

 

Overall Simon has been an absolute pleasure to deal with. I am sure the suit is decent and I was just having a down day a few ones back.

 

Michael

 

 

Cheers

 

I did not get a lecture from the Tailor it was actually a tailor that Simon had pointed me towards in the City so I will go back to him with any alterations that need doing.

 

No need to send photos but thanks for the offer.

 

+1 on Simon being a pleasure to deal with it is a shame what has happened to the Elite affiliate thread but I hope common sense will prevail.

post #19380 of 57963

Tried putting some pocket squares in an old cheap roger david suit i outgrew - couldn't even fit them in. Hows that for cheap?

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