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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

 

skimping on tailoring is a big no no in my books.

 

i've just spent $80 getting the sleeves lengthened and having the sides taken in slightly on a navy sportscoat. money well spent, irrespective of the price of the jacket. if it improves the fit, it's priceless. you gotta pay to play. there's a book you should read that will hopefully inspire you - Glenn O'Brien's How To Be A Man. 

I can see how I come off as being too cheap on tailoring, but simply most jackets can't be tailored for me on account of my body shape (not enough material etc.)

post #20582 of 52383
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

You are spending a lot of time analysing whether $350 is money well spent or not.

 Do you mean in terms of the amount of money? $350 in one's lifetime is pocket change and hence, shouldn't be taken too seriously?

 Or as in, I am over thinking it? All I have done is look at a few webpages and come back with a few questions and findings.

Or both?

post #20583 of 52383
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Good to hear you endorse the Herringbone sports coat. If you bought it, and it fell apart, or you felt that it didn't live up to its expectation, I would have liked to have known. Seeing as it didn't do anything of those things, it sounds good. Dartagnan Red is quite a fan of the Corneliani Ralph Lauren jackets/suits. There are none on ebay at the moment.


Pink Socks, I read through your earlier posts. The ones where you felt guilty as all hell using Henry Bucks as a sizing station. I did for my shoes, so don't feel guilty at all. There are plenty of wealthy people out there that don't have time to read up on style and brands, but they want a place where they know they can go to get great quality clothing, knowing full well that it is marked up. Henry Bucks serves its purpose.

A lot of Boglioli jackets are 3 buttoned - very short lapels. I think I am still coming around to this style. I will keep the name at the back of my head. The quality looks incredible.


TehBunny, have you tried Bone and Bale - as Rob alluded to? I found out that they have quite a lot of jackets in-stores that they don't have online. So even though both companies look sparse online, they aren't in-store.

I am going to Herringbone Macquarie Place to try on the Metro cotton jacket, tomorrow morning. Then, I will go to Myers to try on this P Johnson jacket, then I will walk down to the Herringbone Warehouse where they have about 4-5 different cotton jackets in my size. They are last seasons jackets, but they are probably worth checking out - $200-$500 a jacket. MJ Bale has no jackets on sale (sports coats), they are all upwards of $400. So I will check out 3 places and work out which one I prefer. If I get time I will pop in and check out the Ralph Lauren jackets JM mentioned.

Michael why are you going to myer to try on a p.johnson jkt? They don't make otr or have I missed something?
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Has Prince Charles' get up at Melbourne Cup been discussed here?
His DB looked great.
don't think it's been discussed but HRH always looks impeccable. I believe most of his stuff is Anderson & Shephard. Here's a fun fact about the royals. My family, who hail from Coventry mostly, had a royal warrant for sausage making in the late 1800's!
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post


Michael why are you going to myer to try on a p.johnson jkt? They don't make otr or have I missed something?
 

The person who is selling the jacket lives further west than where the sun sets, but they happen to work in the city. So it makes sense to meet in the city. Where else can you meet in the city that has free mirrors :)?

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

The person who is selling the jacket lives further west than where the sun sets, but they happen to work in the city. So it makes sense to meet in the city. Where else can you meet in the city that has free mirrors smile.gif?

So you try it on in the fitting room while he waits outside?

Senor Chang's catch phrase comes to mind..

LOL - sorry to make such a joke at your expense, MS. Hope it fits and you get yourself a good deal.
post #20586 of 52383
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

You are spending a lot of time analysing whether $350 is money well spent or not.

+1 this is alot of effort you have put in to the research on the jacket. I commend you on the effort but sometimes it just comes down to experience which along the way means some dollars blown on crud. Everyone's bodys are different but as you wear more you will become more knowledgable of what fits, is quality etc etc. This is part of the reason why some of the world's best dress men are old! they have alot of experience in working themself out:)

post #20587 of 52383
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

I'm from Melbourne though T_T

Shouldn't be a problem TehBunny. Both MJ Bale and Herringbone have stores on Collins St.

After you're done at Bale, get a bite to eat (aka order the veal ragu) at Il Solito Posto.
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


So you try it on in the fitting room while he waits outside?
Senor Chang's catch phrase comes to mind..
LOL - sorry to make such a joke at your expense, MS. Hope it fits and you get yourself a good deal.

FUARK Darn it TBM....cloud.gif

I was drinking my coffee while I was reading this post and when I hit the punch line it snorted out my nose......baldy[1].gif

P.S.

Any watch aficionados here I'm looking for a vintage military watch (ww2 style) under $300 something along the lines of a Hamilton...if you find me one I will turn 'Senor Chang's catch phrase comes to mind..'  for you :)

post #20589 of 52383
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

+1 this is alot of effort you have put in to the research on the jacket. I commend you on the effort but sometimes it just comes down to experience which along the way means some dollars blown on crud. Everyone's bodys are different but as you wear more you will become more knowledgable of what fits, is quality etc etc. This is part of the reason why some of the world's best dress men are old! they have alot of experience in working themself out:)

 

Do you guys come from academic backgrounds? I don't know what 'a lot' of research is, but I would have thought it had been more than what I have done. I think most people don't ask broad questions on a forum and slowly get more and more narrow on exactly what it is they want. They more or less do their research and then ask the forum where or how to get what they specifically want. It gives the illusion that they haven't thought about it a great deal. That, and most people don't get into philosophical discussions about the right approach to buying clothes biggrin.gif on a forum.

 

Have you ever bought a piece of clothing that didn't turn out to be a success, Rob?

 

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


So you try it on in the fitting room while he waits outside?
Senor Chang's catch phrase comes to mind..
LOL - sorry to make such a joke at your expense, MS. Hope it fits and you get yourself a good deal.

:).

post #20590 of 52383
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


Shouldn't be a problem TehBunny. Both MJ Bale and Herringbone have stores on Collins St.
After you're done at Bale, get a bite to eat (aka order the veal ragu) at Il Solito Posto.

 

When I go to Melbourne for the tennis in January, I always go to Cumulus and Movida Next Door. Porridge at Vu De Monde in the morning is a regular and I like Ladro in Fitzroy for pizza and 'Merchant' for late night pasta. Will check out Il Solito Posto.

post #20591 of 52383
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Have you ever bought a piece of clothing that didn't turn out to be a success, Rob?

 

 

All the time .. and i still do.

post #20592 of 52383
First P Johnson visit tomorrow, can't wait. I am in desperate need of a new suit.
post #20593 of 52383
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

First P Johnson visit tomorrow, can't wait. I am in desperate need of a new suit.

 

let us know what you get! you sydney or melb?

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Melbourne - looking for something in a charcoal with some texture...
post #20595 of 52383
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Value is all in your perception. Many men (by which I mean the vast majority) would think that paying $250 for a pair of shoes is not good value, when they can buy shoes that do the same damn thing for $80 from the Myer sales. Because someone has told you that Loake shoes are good quality, you are now prepared to pay $250 for them and think you are ahead - but only because you value certain characteristics in your shoes (Goodyear welting, better quality leather), and perceive that as "better" than a pair of Indian made, glued sole shoes.
Other people don't have the same set of values for shoes or jackets or any number of things. For most people a jacket is just an extra layer to keep the cold out. They don't care about surgeon's cuffs or hand sewn buttonholes. The fact that you are prepared to pay a certain amount for these things is a reflection on you, not the article itself. Any given item may have a million values placed upon it by a million individuals (or one individual a million times), but it's still the same item.

+1

Could not have said it better myself. Just because Ethan says so does not make it so. It is very easy to reframe things to suit your point. Judging by the number of people here who are in the legal profession, the irony is quite exquisite.
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