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rofl
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

You guys have ruined the sale of a very nice jacket.

Anyway, the thing with P Johnson is that they once dominated the market. Now a lot of local tailors and stores like Herringbone and MJ Bale are starting to do their own 'custom made' services - which claim to better P Johnson in quality.

i havent seen someone post their mtm h-bone suit here yet
post #19818 of 53853
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Well, everyone has a range. So they start from $1,300 and go up from there. Obviously the quality increases the further you go up. Often people are not judged on their entry level suits - they are often judged on the best quality they can produce.

 

I get the point though, PJ is unmatched in quality and fit (at the moment).

 

Not quite. Out of interest, how would you define quality?

 

The price of a PJ suit depends on the material you choose and whether you go for the hand finishing. You could get a suit in more costly material without the hand finishing options that will cost more than one with less expensive material but with the hand finishing.

 

PJ rightly gets a lot of good press but it would be a mistake to say they're the one and only.


Edited by Gerry Nelson - 10/26/12 at 6:58am
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

You guys have ruined the sale of a very nice jacket.

 

Oh, I think the initial $50 offer pretty much did that all by itself.

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

You guys have ruined the sale of a very nice jacket.

Anyway, the thing with P Johnson is that they once dominated the market. Now a lot of local tailors and stores like Herringbone and MJ Bale are starting to do their own 'custom made' services - which claim to better P Johnson in quality.

Everything about that statement is incorrect.
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post


Everything about that statement is incorrect.

 

If it was correct, it wouldn't solicit responses from other posters ;). Bale and Herringbone obviously have never claimed to be better than P Johnson - perhaps there is a user that has tried both and can confirm/deny the statement. As Rob said, we haven't yet seen a MTM Herringbone suit.

 

Good point Gerry. High quality fabric, no stitching, compared to a low quality fabric with hand stitching. I hadn't quite thought that one through. Time for bed, I am making myself look silly.

 

By the sounds of it though, P Johnson are the best MTM in Sydney - at the moment. Elite suits could do it, but submitting measurements into a spreadsheet and emailing it to the seller is so different to going to a shop and getting measured by the seller!

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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

Anyone here ever had Cheaney's (esp on the 208 last)? I think I might have finally found a pair RTW of dark colour plain wings. They look decent, fiddle waist and channeled sole, but not much about them on the 'net:


Don't know about the 208 last but that is a nice looking shoe and the top line Cheneys are up there in quality with C+J benchgrade (if not better - e.g. channel soles are a nice touch).

Cheney make an austerity brogue for Herrings on the 205 last; not sure if the colour is what you're after but you could email Herring about how they fit.

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=5355

Alternatively you might ask the seller some detailed questions.
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

If it was correct, it wouldn't solicit responses from other posters wink.gif. Bale and Herringbone obviously have never claimed to be better than P Johnson - perhaps there is a user that has tried both and can confirm/deny the statement. As Rob said, we haven't yet seen a MTM Herringbone suit.

Good point Gerry. High quality fabric, no stitching, compared to a low quality fabric with hand stitching. I hadn't quite thought that one through. Time for bed, I am making myself look silly.

By the sounds of it though, P Johnson are the best MTM in Sydney - at the moment. Elite suits could do it, but submitting measurements into a spreadsheet and emailing it to the seller is so different to going to a shop and getting measured by the seller!

Im not sure you can put elite and pjohnson into the same sentence. There is no comparison. Not wanting to sound mean but they are at two very different price points and after a different clientelle
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

In other news, ordered another P Johnson suit. Got remeasured, lost alot of size.
2 button notch lapel, Hand stitched Side tabs, kissing buttons, 1/2 lined, 2inch cuff
New loro piana spring summer fabric in a open weave 280g fabric.
Its a "navy" but A shade lighter and a shade of grey tone through it.
Excitement ++

Why hand stitched side tabs, or is there a comma in there somewhere?

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Anyway, the thing with P Johnson is that they once dominated the market. Now a lot of local tailors and stores like Herringbone and MJ Bale are starting to do their own 'custom made' services - which claim to better P Johnson in quality.

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

By the sounds of it though, P Johnson are the best MTM in Sydney - at the moment. Elite suits could do it, but submitting measurements into a spreadsheet and emailing it to the seller is so different to going to a shop and getting measured by the seller!
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I get that you're keen and all but what on earth are you talking about..?
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I've never really been attracted to M2M or bespoke. I'm a 6ft tall guy and apart from some decent musculature (90kg, 15%) I'm pretty average in terms of build. Something grey/navy, full wool, flap pockets, notch lapel and minimal shoulder padding and I'm right. Maybe if I were more adventurous...

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Why do I get the feeling that this thread is starting to go off the rails?

Anyhow, Melbourne gents I finally got around to getting my haircut. Those who have recently caught up with me know that my hair was starting to get way out of hand as it was probably three months since I last got a trim. After one too many comment from colleagues, friends and family about my incubating mullet, I finally had enough. On the back of recommendations made my a few people in this thread I decided to roll the dice and try out Rockit Barber Shop on Collins St. At first I was quite hesitant, thinking I was going to end up with a rockabilly style quiff, but pushed ahead and came out with one of the best haircuts I've had for a long time. Plus it was only $28 and took less then 25mins. So thanks to everybody who recommended them (you know who you are), and if you haven't tried the place, give it a go next time around.

On another topic, I have a rather unique alteration job that I would like to get done. While in the US I picked up a cotton-casual German air-force blue zip-up jacket at a military surplus store that fits me like a glove except for the sleeves, which are too short. I am hoping that there is a gifted alteration expert who would be game enough to take the job on by remaking the cuffs by using excess fabric from the inside of the pockets (I think there is enough fabric). Normally I would go to Katerina's, but they made a complete mess of my O&J trousers last time, and have decided to try somebody else (that, plus the difficulty of explaining what needs to be done might require somebody with, how do I say this, better communication skills?). Any recommendations (preferably in the CBD)?
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Sorry this is largely a stupid question; but since I'm not very sartorially experienced here goes: Is a navy or blue odd jacket more casual? (when I say blue I mean something in this shade http://ethandesu.com/post/34350034443/the-simplest-way-to-dress-blue-blazer-light)

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Edited by JimmyHoffa - 10/27/12 at 1:00am
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Sorry this is largely a stupid question; but since I'm not very sartorially experienced here goes: Is a navy or blue odd jacket more casual? (when I say blue I mean something in this shade http://ethandesu.com/post/34350034443/the-simplest-way-to-dress-blue-blazer-light)

 

What are the other elements of the jacket and outfit?

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