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post #23896 of 54686
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

T shirts or polos?

The special fabric from Vastrm (an affiliate) is excellent. I have Sunspel polos and Vastrm polos and the fit and material of Vastrm is superior. I am comparing a small Sunspel to a small Vastrm. Sunspel is noticeably more expensive.

Thanks, but was specifically looking for t-shirts, not polos.
post #23897 of 54686
Hi Sydney siders, a few quick questions!

1. Anyone give recommendations for a tailor in the sydney CBD for alterations for a suit? Looking for quality of work, value and their ability to provide good guidance with regards to what i need done. The tailoring work involves:
a. Taking in the waist of a new suit
b. letting out the waist of a suit that has previously been taken in
c. Lowering of the collar to remove rolls on the back.
d. Lengthening of the sleeves by 0.5".

2. Can anyone provide guidance as to how much I should expect to pay for such alterations? I have not visited a tailor in almost 2 years (blasphemy! i know)

3. If i previously taken in the waist of the suit jacket around 2 years ago, and i have since gained weight, is it possible to let it out again?


Many thanks guys.
post #23898 of 54686
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

Hi Sydney siders, a few quick questions!
1. Anyone give recommendations for a tailor in the sydney CBD for alterations for a suit? Looking for quality of work, value and their ability to provide good guidance with regards to what i need done. The tailoring work involves:
a. Taking in the waist of a new suit
b. letting out the waist of a suit that has previously been taken in
c. Lowering of the collar to remove rolls on the back.
d. Lengthening of the sleeves by 0.5".
2. Can anyone provide guidance as to how much I should expect to pay for such alterations? I have not visited a tailor in almost 2 years (blasphemy! i know)
3. If i previously taken in the waist of the suit jacket around 2 years ago, and i have since gained weight, is it possible to let it out again?
Many thanks guys.

 

 

Ill let others chime in with tailor suggestions however the waist suppression should be able to be let back out. I use to hate altering OTR suits because I never found a tailor that could maintain a nice shape/drape and keep it clean

post #23899 of 54686
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

T shirts or polos?

 

The special fabric from Vastrm (an affiliate) is excellent. I have Sunspel polos and Vastrm polos and the fit and material of Vastrm is superior. I am comparing a small Sunspel to a small Vastrm. Sunspel is noticeably more expensive.

Cool just checked out Vastrm and the site is promising however do you have a pic of the actual shirt? seems like only CGI on their website

post #23900 of 54686
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Cool just checked out Vastrm and the site is promising however do you have a pic of the actual shirt? seems like only CGI on their website

Hey Rob

 

Thanks for replying :).

 

I am waiting on this damn Canon camera from shopping square, so I can start taking some photos! It still hasn't arrived.

 

When it does arrive, I will take quite a few photos. I've tried all the different hems, collar types and weaves. In the meantime, my best description would be: Sunspel weave is the most like 'chain mail' - meshy with holes. It makes the shirt very cool to wear, but isn't as crisp as a more 'stitched weave'. Also, don't expect sunspel to be tight around the bicep - because of that 'cool feel' the Sunspel is very roomy in the arms.

 

For Vastrm, the Lacoste Mesh is closest to the Sunspel polo however, it is noticeably less meshy. The Soft interlock is a lot closer to a 't-shirt weave', which I don't like. The Limited fabric is the absolute best, it is unique and crisp. I like Vastrm because: you can get the contrasting plaket, which is very cool, no logo on the outside of the shirt, and no irritating tag whilst wearing the shirt.

 

Pictures will come. I need something new for Facebook.

post #23901 of 54686
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

We had an Amiga. Good times.
Back to matters sartorial--my Sperrys:

All the kids on social-media would coin those as 'Boat Ready'. That's the new go-to phrase for good Mens clothing :P.

 

Having said that, do you sail?

post #23902 of 54686
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Hey Rob

 

Thanks for replying :).

 

I am waiting on this damn Canon camera from shopping square, so I can start taking some photos! It still hasn't arrived.

 

When it does arrive, I will take quite a few photos. I've tried all the different hems, collar types and weaves. In the meantime, my best description would be: Sunspel weave is the most like 'chain mail' - meshy with holes. It makes the shirt very cool to wear, but isn't as crisp as a more 'stitched weave'. Also, don't expect sunspel to be tight around the bicep - because of that 'cool feel' the Sunspel is very roomy in the arms.

 

For Vastrm, the Lacoste Mesh is closest to the Sunspel polo however, it is noticeably less meshy. The Soft interlock is a lot closer to a 't-shirt weave', which I don't like. The Limited fabric is the absolute best, it is unique and crisp. I like Vastrm because: you can get the contrasting plaket, which is very cool, no logo on the outside of the shirt, and no irritating tag whilst wearing the shirt.

 

Pictures will come. I need something new for Facebook.

 

Ah - yeah i just want a plain polo with long sleeves which i discovered they do not do. Lacoste italian and slim fit polo's do me fine for short sleeve.

post #23903 of 54686
Rob, are you still heading to Florence for pitti?
post #23904 of 54686

So to conclude my briefcase meanderings, I cancelled my Fossil Estate Doc. briefcase order as a friend linked me to this insane deal (http://www.thomaslyte.com/byron-briefcase-calf-leather-chocolate.html) on a Thomas Lyte briefcase. Managed to snag a usually $1300 AUD product for about $500. Looks absolutely beautiful and I'm sure it would last me a lot longer than a Fossil cheapie would. 

 

Thanks to meister for some great recommendations previously in the thread however, they were also very helpful.

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Has anyone seen this article about PJohnson?

http://thehundreds.com/rob/2012/12/27/patrick-johnson-tailors/

Some quotes which left me a bit perplexed about the knowledge of the author

 

 

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P Johnson Tailors is an apointment only bespoke tailor studio.

 

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How many times have you been in the Augusta clubhouse and gotten your shirt mixed up with the other hedge fund managers? Patch Johnson solves that problem with monogramed collars.
post #23906 of 54686
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Originally Posted by charliechan View Post

Has anyone seen this article about PJohnson?

http://thehundreds.com/rob/2012/12/27/patrick-johnson-tailors/

Some quotes which left me a bit perplexed about the knowledge of the author

 

 

 

The guy is making some humour ... kanye etc etc 

 

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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Rob, are you still heading to Florence for pitti?

Not with the little one this year, Andy is there right now though representin' :) Lucky guy. 

 

He at least speaks italian which helps alot. Determined to find a good M65 jacket for this winter.

post #23907 of 54686
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

All the kids on social-media would coin those as 'Boat Ready'. That's the new go-to phrase for good Mens clothing :P.

Having said that, do you sail?

Nah, I'm just too well-dressed for Havaianas and not enough of a wanker not cool enough for driving mocs biggrin.gif
post #23908 of 54686
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


Nah, I'm just too well-dressed for Havaianas and not enough of a wanker not cool enough for driving mocs biggrin.gif

 

Tobias can this wanker/cool guy please order a black and a bottle green knit tie? Ill promise to grace them only with driving shoes and take lots of selfies in my mocs and your tie.

 

Honestly though - one black and one green please. Thanks

post #23909 of 54686

What do you guys use to hang you 7-folds? I have a wooden tie rack from big-w but the space between the metal makes them a pain in the ass to get in/out. 

post #23910 of 54686

I just got this field jacket in navy:

 

 

This is made by TCNY which is a subsidiary of Ascot Chang. I'm a 38R in suits and I got a medium. It's a very light jacket that's pretty slim cut and I wouldn't wear anything more than a shirt or t-shirt underneath - maybe with a very thin jumper/cardigan but that's pushing it. The fit is good - no excess material but not tight. The only quibble I have is the sleeve length. When I enquired about this jacket, TCNY advised me that some customers find the sleeves too short and offered to lengthen the sleeves for me. I had them lengthen the sleeves by half an inch. I think this is just about right although if I was doing it again, I would have gone a full inch longer on the sleeves. Nonetheless, I think I will be getting a lot of wear out of this over the coming years and TCNY were a pleasure to deal with. Their online retail is not up and running yet so you can email them to order.

 

The jacket cost about $150 with another $15 for alterations

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