or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Australian Members
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Australian Members - Page 1630

post #24436 of 56021
Quote:
Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

picked up a navy RLBL suit for $800 in David Jones... i bought it because its a classic colour and a great deal for black label but i already have alot of suits... Should i keep or return?

The jacket body and sleeves look rather short.

If you don't mind the short look - which is fairly trendy at present - the body of the jacket is probably fine, but I'd make sure that you can let the sleeves out sufficiently before deciding to keep it.
post #24437 of 56021
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nicholas D C View Post

Anyone here tried out the SuitSupply 'Suit Up' line of suits? I'm tempted to try 'em out for my next major purchase in a few months, but wanted to get others' opinions on their recent output and quality.

 

I own a Sienna (Suit Up) and it fits great. Really really nice, soft shoulders, pick stiching, horn buttons, slim but not H+M slim. I think it's lovely. I've got pictures if you're interested. I'm no model, however!

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Romp View Post

But if you wait a few weeks ill be able to reveal a new, better quality mtm suit at similar price point... None of this measure yourself crap either smile.gif

 

Details please! Will it be like a Kent Wang deal, with the trial suit sent out and then alterations made from it? I'd be interested, especially if you can nail the quality at a similar price to the Suit Up line from SS. 

post #24438 of 56021
Quote:
Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post

 

I own a Sienna (Suit Up) and it fits great. Really really nice, soft shoulders, pick stiching, horn buttons, slim but not H+M slim. I think it's lovely. I've got pictures if you're interested. I'm no model, however!

 

 

Details please! Will it be like a Kent Wang deal, with the trial suit sent out and then alterations made from it? I'd be interested, especially if you can nail the quality at a similar price to the Suit Up line from SS. 

 

yup finalising - will let you guys know. Cheaper than Wang but i believe the only way to get MTM to fit properly is have people who know what they are doing take the measurements and avoid F-ups like on the indochino thread!

post #24439 of 56021
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romp View Post

 

yup finalising - will let you guys know. Cheaper than Wang but i believe the only way to get MTM to fit properly is have people who know what they are doing take the measurements and avoid F-ups like on the indochino thread!

 

So does this mean that the trial suit comes with a tailor to measure you as well?

 

Mind = blown

post #24440 of 56021
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romp View Post

yup finalising - will let you guys know. Cheaper than Wang but i believe the only way to get MTM to fit properly is have people who know what they are doing take the measurements and avoid F-ups like on the indochino thread!
Interesting Rob, keen to hear some more details on this when the time is right.

Today's fit. I'll predict It'll be about 10.30 by the time my tie comes off in this weather.


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Coat: Caruso Hopsack
Shirt: Henry Carter light blue micro check
Tie: Henry Carter Navy knit w/ gold dots
Trousers: Random MBT
Shoes: Carmina cap toe
post #24441 of 56021
Mind also blown, Rob. Eagerly awaiting your announcement.

For Melb guys, it seems Gerry and TBM may show up if there is a meetup. Matt is double booked but may drop by. I'm pretty keen. Should we hash out the details? Realistically, I can only get out of work at 6. Siglo/supper club if no other suggestions? There is another drinks place next to gin palace which is quite good, as another option...
Edited by iSurg - 1/16/13 at 2:42pm
post #24442 of 56021
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romp View Post

yup finalising - will let you guys know. Cheaper than Wang but i believe the only way to get MTM to fit properly is have people who know what they are doing take the measurements and avoid F-ups like on the indochino thread!

Whaaaaat? This is huge. Very exciting!
post #24443 of 56021
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Me .. What are these?

they look to be Oliver Peoples' Riley

also, tried the sweet moon cafe - lovely work your friend/family has done. delicious.
post #24444 of 56021
Quote:
Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

The jacket body and sleeves look rather short.

If you don't mind the short look - which is fairly trendy at present - the body of the jacket is probably fine, but I'd make sure that you can let the sleeves out sufficiently before deciding to keep it.

It looks to be a good fit in the all-important shoulders...but speaking of the shoulders, are you ok with the built-up RLBL look? The trend at the moment (especially on here) definitely seems to be towards natural shoulders, so to my eye at least big shoulders look a bit dated/strange. Compare the RLBL with the jacket Jason is wearing, above.
post #24445 of 56021
Sounds great Romp.

So Melbourne gents, with the temperature looking to hit 39 degrees, who was brave enough to jacket up today?
post #24446 of 56021
Sorry guys, I'm a maybe at this stage for tomorrow. In fact, won't know til' tomorrow. I may be umpiring the juniors cricket game on Friday night.
post #24447 of 56021
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Sounds great Romp.

So Melbourne gents, with the temperature looking to hit 39 degrees, who was brave enough to jacket up today?

If I'd been in town I would have, but I'm working at home :-)

Actually I have a theory that as long as the jacket is not too thick or tight (of weave or fit) then it doesn't actually make you any hotter at those sorts of temperatures. In fact by keeping direct radiant heat off the layer next to your skin it might actually help you feel a little cooler (at least enough to perhaps offset any extra heat the layer creates). It's different of course if there's a significant breeze that can evaporate sweat on exposed skin, in which case jacket-less with no tie and rolled sleeves will definitely feel cooler. But hot still conditions I don't seem to see much difference, you're just hot regardless :-)
post #24448 of 56021
I think the key factor is how much you have to move. If it's a matter of crossing the street for a coffee and coming back it isn't going to be too big a deal, but if you are walking to meetings etc wearing a jacket it is going to make you feel hotter.
post #24449 of 56021
Quote:
Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

It looks to be a good fit in the all-important shoulders...but speaking of the shoulders, are you ok with the built-up RLBL look? The trend at the moment (especially on here) definitely seems to be towards natural shoulders, so to my eye at least big shoulders look a bit dated/strange. Compare the RLBL with the jacket Jason is wearing, above.

Yeah agree with what you said - all my other suits are c.2010 herringbone, so this one is a bit different in the structured shoulders. Not sure if i need another navy suit if my current work wardrove is:

- Navy Suit with 2 pants (Herringbone)
- Charcoal Suit with 2 pants (Herringbone)
- Medium Grey Solid Suit (Herringbone)
- Blue/Grey POW Check Suit (Herringbone)
- Navy Pinstripe Suit (RLBL)
- Navy Sports Coat (Herringbone)
- Navy Blazer with gold buttons (PoloRL)
- 4 pairs of odd trousers in varying shades of grey.

When you were in your early to mid 20s, what would your budget for suits and clothes look like? I am trying not to overspend on these ridiculous sales.
post #24450 of 56021
That's a pretty impressive set up for someone in their mid-twenties, Ari.

Perhaps all you need is a grey or brown/tweed jacket that you could match with some navy pants.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Australian Members