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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Really? That's interesting Romp, have you seen many Cutlers in the wild. I was basing this off some things that I read on SF around 2 years ago, I have not actually seen anything Cutler in the flesh, but I've heard a few good reports from some friends. The only other well known bespoke tailors I can think of are Fink and Sons and Sam Disano.

 

Also, please edit that suits post or add to it. I was hoping to make it a place to direct anyone new to protect the sanity of others. In my mind, if there's a good detailed section on Australian suits, shoes, pants and jackets on that wiki, this thread will remain a place to discuss more important things, like indulge in 10 page arguments about eBay sniping. Who wouldn't want that?

One of the guys who helps with Owen and James worked at Cutler without being paid for a year or so to try and learn the craft. Apart from being a bunch of old blokes who had no interest in teaching anything (why he eventually left) Ive had the low down on their suits. Yes all hand made in sydney, yes its "bespoke" but im just not certain the price tag matches the quality. You could get a plane ticket to HK (like WW Chan) or even England/Italy and for the same money get a much better suit.

 

Apparently they are looking at cheaper line that is outsourced in Asia or something... 

 

Not many bespoke tailors in Oz - Bijan is another one that comes to mind on O'Connell St.

post #21137 of 53880
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post


Because only at P. Johnson does the humble pocket square really come into its own and become a "pochette".

Actually, speaking of P Johnson pocket sqaures, have yourself or Rob bought any? How do they compare to the almighty Hightied/HC pocket squares?

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have you guys heard of Copper River Bags?

They create full grain leather bags at what looks like a very good price.

http://copperriverbags.com/Welcome-To-CRB.html
post #21139 of 53880
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Ah! So that would explain why silk ties can feel quite different. Thanks JM, that was explained quite well. So if two silk ties feel different, it could be the variation in the thickness of the lining, the weave of the silk or how the tie was woven.
I was going to write almost the same thing that JM wrote. And at the end of the day there is one other big factor too, and that's personal preference. Some people like really light ties whereas other want something in a thick silk with some heft as a sign of quality. But at the end of the day it only matters that you like the tie and wear it, because a $200 kiton tie is worth nothing if it never gets worn the same as a $40 tie from the tie rack means a lot if it goes in to high rotation.
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Originally Posted by Deapht View Post

have you guys heard of Copper River Bags?
They create full grain leather bags at what looks like a very good price.
http://copperriverbags.com/Welcome-To-CRB.html

I hadn't heard of them. Have just taken a little look at the site. Something about the design of all the 15" laptop bags that looks a little too country 'n western for my liking.
post #21141 of 53880
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Originally Posted by Deapht View Post

have you guys heard of Copper River Bags?
They create full grain leather bags at what looks like a very good price.
http://copperriverbags.com/Welcome-To-CRB.html

I haven't used them, but definitely make sure you check out http://www.saddlebackleather.com/ - they are an affiliate.

post #21142 of 53880
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

[A]t the end of the day there is one other big factor too, and that's personal preference.

Most things boil down to this. I noticed Michael Sy asking how HC or Hightied pocket squares rate against PJohnson. It's not necessarily so simple.
post #21143 of 53880
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I haven't used them, but definitely make sure you check out http://www.saddlebackleather.com/ - they are an affiliate.

Brand new bags (often shoes, too) look shit. So stiff and lifeless.

P.S. Michael Sy, enjoy your new Loake shoes.

EDIT: Probably shouldn't have put the bit about the shoes after paying out how new shoes look. Silly oversight on my behalf.
post #21144 of 53880
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Actually, speaking of P Johnson pocket sqaures, have yourself or Rob bought any? How do they compare to the almighty Hightied/HC pocket squares?

Yeah ive got a bunch. I havent tried jasons yet but they are on par with our own reservable ps in terms of feel and size.

I do like a larger ps as i tend to just stuff it in my pocket and it sits snug and eith more heft .. I dont know how to fold origami

I prefer wearing them over my Kiton as the colours are more playful. The other PS that i like are the Vanda vintage kimono silk... They just have lovely drape and life that really pops
post #21145 of 53880
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


Most things boil down to this. I noticed Michael Sy asking how HC or Hightied pocket squares rate against PJohnson. It's not necessarily so simple.

I think all are good. HC, Hightied, P Johnson, Drakes, they all make great pocket squares. It comes down to a matter of preference and how they are worn on the day, by wearer.

 

It is quite easy to fall into that 'comparative mode'.

 

Cheers Brownman. When did you get your first pair of brogues?

post #21146 of 53880
"Real" brogues - my Alden cigar longwings in 2010. But I probably bought brogues when I was 15 or 16.

You'll forget buying these. At least, I hope you do because more important stuff (wedding day, birth of child, etc.) crowds out the memory of purchasing a couple of pairs of shoes smile.gif
post #21147 of 53880
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

"Real" brogues - my Alden cigar longwings in 2010. But I probably bought brogues when I was 15 or 16.
You'll forget buying these. At least, I hope you do because more important stuff (wedding day, birth of child, etc.) crowds out the memory of purchasing a couple of pairs of shoes smile.gif

Tbm's feet were born brogued
post #21148 of 53880
Haha, nah, but I was probably born with a moustache.
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I caught up with Pink Socks for a coffee today. He looked decidedly elegant in a P Johnson charcoal suit and shirt (with 2-button turnback cuffs a.k.a. cocktail cuffs) together with a HC navy grenadine tie and a white pocket handkerchief.

 

Here's another Scotsman in pretty much the same ensemble - no doubt inspired by Pink Socks:

 

On the topic of brogues - I had a pair on and he spoke with one.

post #21150 of 53880
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I haven't used them, but definitely make sure you check out http://www.saddlebackleather.com/ - they are an affiliate.

ive had a look at their stuff before. Im not looking to fork out $500 for a bag
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