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Originally Posted by Jimbosaurus View Post

On leather goods, does anyone have any recommendations of brands/stores to look at for a decent leather folio? Just looking for something to hold a note pad and a couple of A4 reports.
No specified price range at the moment, just trying to get an idea of what is out there.

 

saw this the other day:

 

http://bergbergstore.com/leather-goods/portfolios-cases.html 

post #21197 of 51850
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Gents, going to PJs for my first appointment on Saturday. I'm looking at getting a business suit for the warmer weather (i.e. Nov through to end of March) and a shirt to wear with it.. I'll probably take delivery in Jan, so it will need to be able to cope with the height of summer.
I've been taking photos of my current suits and shirts to show htem what I have, and started to make some notes about what details I'm looking for. Is there any other prep you'd suggest to make best use of my and their time?
Also, any particular fabric books you'd recommend?

Hi CD,

 

As Pink Socks has already said, just have an idea of what you'd like to use the suit for and the kind of colour you had in mind. Some other things you might like to think about are:

  • the kind of pockets you'd like (welted vs patch),
  • peak or notch lapels?
  • wide or extra wide lapels?
  • the colour of the lining
  • the type of buttons
  • belt loops or side adjusters and/or brace buttons
  • the type of shoulder on the jacket
  • would you consider a waistcoat for this one?
  • Cuffs on the trousers?
  • Spare pair of trousers?
  • You might also want to ask about what you get with the hand finishing option - I understand the trouser waistband is different.

 

That's all that comes to mind right now but in any case, Tom or Matt will take you through the options and choices. I wouldn't be too worried about the fabric books - once you have a purpose in mind, they'll bring out the relevant books. Tom can also advise what kind of colour would work with your skin tone as well.

 

I'd suggest making notes of what options you end up choosing because it's easy to forget once you leave.

 

I'm very excited for you and I hope you have a most enjoyable time on Saturday!

post #21198 of 51850
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

This is in Brisbane, right? Or Melbourne?

Doh. Yes Brisbane, should learn to read. So I'm out :-)
post #21199 of 51850
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post


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

Hi Romp

Out of curiosity, your Kiton, is it part of a suit, or a sports coat?
post #21200 of 51850
I think he means Kiton pocket square
post #21201 of 51850
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

 

These are watermarks right? thats normal for a natural tanned leather... not a fault of the bag, rather a misunderstanding of the user ... if you want to play the patina game this is what happens.

 

The bag will darken over time and eventually you wont even notice them.

 

Im a big il bisonte fan and ive had the odd water marks too 

 

EDIT: please verify - these are watermarks? the leather doesnt look coloured, rather its treated with an oil

Yes they are marks where water has caused the dye to run. Lotuff leather has confirmed that it is dye and that it is not expected to run.

post #21202 of 51850
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Hi CD,

As Pink Socks has already said, just have an idea of what you'd like to use the suit for and the kind of colour you had in mind. Some other things you might like to think about are: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
  • the kind of pockets you'd like (welted vs patch),
  • peak or notch lapels?
  • wide, extra wide or "flying nun" lapels?
  • the colour of the lining
  • the type of buttons
  • belt loops or side adjusters and/or brace buttons
  • the type of shoulder on the jacket
  • would you consider a waistcoat for this one?
  • Cuffs on the trousers?
  • Spare pair of trousers?
  • You might also want to ask about what you get with the hand finishing option - I understand the trouser waistband is different.

That's all that comes to mind right now but in any case, Tom or Matt will take you through the options and choices. I wouldn't be too worried about the fabric books - once you have a purpose in mind, they'll bring out the relevant books. Tom can also advise what kind of colour would work with your skin tone as well.

I'd suggest making notes of what options you end up choosing because it's easy to forget once you leave.

I'm very excited for you and I hope you have a most enjoyable time on Saturday!

I have the perfect photo for the PJ boys to work off...

post #21203 of 51850
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

I think he means Kiton pocket square

Oops, another gaff! I think a self imposed exile would be most appropriate nod[1].gif

post #21204 of 51850
JM, Next friday should be fine at this time too.

I quite liked LS (HI) when I was over there surfing -- Ended up with some EGs -- when I was there, but then again I prefer a hands off kind of service for rtw.

I'd also mention that (apprently) they're very useful for actually getting timely service out of EG Top Drawer.
post #21205 of 51850

Came across this, found it mildly humourous

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nevermind

post #21207 of 51850
^^ I especially can't stand wrist "accessories" (other than a watch) - in my humble opinion, they make you look like you're a dirty backpacker at a Full Moon Party.
post #21208 of 51850
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Gents, going to PJs for my first appointment on Saturday. I'm looking at getting a business suit for the warmer weather (i.e. Nov through to end of March) and a shirt to wear with it.. I'll probably take delivery in Jan, so it will need to be able to cope with the height of summer.
I've been taking photos of my current suits and shirts to show htem what I have, and started to make some notes about what details I'm looking for. Is there any other prep you'd suggest to make best use of my and their time?
Also, any particular fabric books you'd recommend?

Have fun, mate; it's an experience!

For shirting, I'd go with an oxford from the TM Silverline books.

For suiting, the Dugdale worsted fabrics are very nice.

Personally, for business, I'd go with the following specs - dark gray or blue, 3-roll-2, roped shoulder, welted breast pocket (barchetta if it's in hand-finished) and flapped, welted hip pockets, fully lined (as you can them request a pocket for your cellphone), and pants with side adjusters for a smoother, cleaner look (also gives you the option of wearing braces and believe me, once you do, there's no going back to belts)

Additional considerations:

1) How fitted do you like your garments? The PJ default is to go with a pretty exact fit, and that might not be the best thing if your weight tends to fluctuate a lot. Make sure you discuss this with Patrick.

2) Low-rise flat front pants may be the inthing, but more and more, I'm leaning towards pants with pleats and a higher rise for my next commission as a) there's the comfort factor, b) I don't like the wrinkling that goes on at crotch-level with flat fronts and c) I'll be wearing braces and therefore, require a higher rise.
post #21209 of 51850
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

^^ I especially can't stand wrist "accessories" (other than a watch) - in my humble opinion, they make you look like you're a dirty backpacker at a Full Moon Party.

+1. I've seen the unrefinery piece before, and tend to agree!

I like some of Patrick Johnson's style, but really didn't like the plaited cord that he used to hold his glasses (as shown in the pic above) - particularly as, just as in the pic above, it seemed to be connected to the wrong arm of his glasses.

I've noticed that Alan See, of The Armoury, has unfortunately started wearing a cord from his lapel buttonhole recently, which he apparently uses as a keychain.

Then again, there have been some other egregious things going on at The Armoury lately, too: http://lnsee.tumblr.com/image/35333310035

His co-worker/employee really needs to do something with that tie - and why on earth is he wearing clip-on braces? (Although, having said that, I was surprised to see Ethan wearing clip-on braces in one of the photos on his "Rugged Old Salt" blog a month or two back.)
post #21210 of 51850
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Some nice stuff here, pricey though

http://www.huntleather.com.au/business/leather-folios.html

I've seen this one in the flesh, it's very soft leather http://www.huntleather.com.au/hunt-organizer-zip-compendium.html

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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

saw this the other day:

http://bergbergstore.com/leather-goods/portfolios-cases.html 

Thanks guys. Hunt leather is just around the corner, I'll go take a look.
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