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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Speaking of: the $300 hand finishing at PJs, worth it?

yes - because the waistband of the pants is completely different.. fully curtained. I like them better.

post #20702 of 54796
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Speaking of: the $300 hand finishing at PJs, worth it?

There is that "value for money" question that gave Streetminimal a headache.

 

Gerry and Rob have used that option, they'd know best.

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Nah, I've not used the "hand finished" option for either of my PJ suits so I can't say.

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Hmm, PJ's suits started at $1300 right? I got a recommendation for a good local tailor through this board, so I never booked an appointment with Tom for their Perth visit. I'm wondering if I should see if they have any appointments left, and give them a go as well.

 

Just wondering whether our members paid about starting price, or chose options that bumped the price up significantly - what did you get for your money? The local lady's starting price is a bit higher, but she's bespoke, not MTM. Wondering what to do... facepalm.gif

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Latest acquisition. Dark grey suede Tournament Lows from Common Projects.

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post #20706 of 54796
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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

Hmm, PJ's suits started at $1300 right? I got a recommendation for a good local tailor through this board, so I never booked an appointment with Tom for their Perth visit. I'm wondering if I should see if they have any appointments left, and give them a go as well.

Just wondering whether our members paid about starting price, or chose options that bumped the price up significantly - what did you get for your money? The local lady's starting price is a bit higher, but she's bespoke, not MTM. Wondering what to do... facepalm.gif

Your answer is the answer to all of SF's problems.

Go Bespoke.
post #20707 of 54796

Thanks to those who replied to my Cheaney/EG query. I'll put a post on the forum and see what others have to say and let you know.

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Originally Posted by Naka View Post

Your answer is the answer to all of SF's problems.
Go Bespoke.

I'm not sure thats true. Many a time bespoke is the cause of all of SFs problems.

The term "local lady" suggest to me a seamstress, highly talented perhaps, but not a Men's Tailor familiar with all the odd obsessions and fashions us males indulge in.

Now I may be being terribly unfair. Some women tailors or seamstresses have a wonderful eye for mens clothes.

I know sometimes I seek, subtly and unobtrusively, to see my tailors talented, seamstress, wife attend for some issues as she is more understanding and accommodating to some of my foibles.

Sadly with bespoke the client may get to reign. Many photographed online disasters are of client making.

Or just as disastrously the tailor may not be clued up to all things. Keep in mind , very few professionals in clothes read clothes forums. They either don't need to or don't care or both.

The advantage of higher end MTM like PJs is that they have a model and template - a look - you can see it in images - you can see it on people and see if it is what you want. The template has been thrashed out - so within its limited parameters its safe. Not perfect but at least tried and tested - a specific target clients with a specific look. Not a bad thing at all.
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Thanks for all your recommendations for the watch; I think I'll go with the Hamilton will Kop sometime before Christmas; where do you guys for straps (preferred bricks and mortar).

 

In other news it's time for my every-three-month shoe purchase; found too candidates:

Meerkats Light Brown Brogue (Have sizing experience) 6UK/7US-comes to $250 with trees and shipping

AE Brown Boulevard (saw Gerry posting where I found it saying dat shit cray; no sizing experience, Pls Tell Me They Run Wide!) 5.5UK/6.5US-comes to $150 no trees and free shipping

 

EDIT

The widest point of the AE's are about the same as my Meerkats so should be good but further advice appreciated :) My feet are wide and short (flat feet)


Edited by TehBunny - 11/8/12 at 1:38am
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I think AE generally runs narrow actually - and notice it says 6.5 D. This is where sole measurements can fool you.

 

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

The advantage of higher end MTM like PJs is that they have a model and template - a look - you can see it in images - you can see it on people and see if it is what you want. The template has been thrashed out - so within its limited parameters its safe. Not perfect but at least tried and tested - a specific target clients with a specific look. Not a bad thing at all.

 

Yeah, I'm just looking to diversify, but if I'm going to end up spending the same $$$ on MTM and bespoke, I might keep looking for other options. I just don't know whether the $1300 starting price true, and what you're actually getting for it, if that makes sense.

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bunny - best watch all rounder is a white face Timex weekender or similar with a nato band - says = simple - unobtrusive - smart not flashy - business like - ready to go - do the deal - no pretension - trustworthy - amazon - $30 or so
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Just make a call to Melbourne or Sydney and ask them.

post #20713 of 54796
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

bunny - best watch all rounder is a white face Timex weekender or similar with a nato band - says = simple - unobtrusive - smart not flashy - business like - ready to go - do the deal - no pretension - trustworthy - amazon - $30 or so

Sorry for my dad and want a mechanical one; thanks though :)

post #20714 of 54796
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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

I think AE generally runs narrow actually - and notice it says 6.5 D. This is where sole measurements can fool you.

Yeah, I'm just looking to diversify, but if I'm going to end up spending the same $$$ on MTM and bespoke, I might keep looking for other options. I just don't know whether the $1300 starting price true, and what you're actually getting for it, if that makes sense.

From what I've seen its ridgey didge - basic price.

I've seen a few real people wearing PJs in real situations. Looked alright to me.

The only fault I can really find is that they tend to default to a too tight fit - but then again that seems to be what people want.
And I'm sure they'd adapt if it wasn't your preference.
The much mentioned and occasionally lamented, Mista G Wong was never too tight and too short with white ankles from what I recall.

Most of the add ons are pure personal indulgence - ok if you want it.

The other problem I have is perhaps too light a cloth- but thats the modern thing. Just don't expect to have the pants in 5 years. Or get two pair.
post #20715 of 54796
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Grasshopper what you seay is very true. The secret for what it's worth is self confidence and inner belief. Or as a Greek philosopher whose name i forget said 'is work your life or is life your work'
It all comes down to style and the personal ability to pull it off.

I remember reading once many years ago someone saying that you should wear a suit like you don't give a damn or wear it like it's the most precious thing you own. I sometimes ponder that.

Not really up with the watch discussion but for $500 odd you can get a



or for between $600 and $700 there is Stowa, which someone on here introduced me to last year...



Also, did anyone see the full page advert in the papers today from David Jones saying they are working with their international brands to bring prices down and are also offering a limited price match with online goods? What's the retail version of greenwashing?
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