I was always told by my best friends that size did not matter.
My two best friends are called BigNose and SmallPinkie.
Fuuuuuuuuuuark. So tempting. In your pictures, it goes from brown to black, quite quickly.
So I have two wedding invitations this year, and I currently own 0 suits. Neither wedding is black/white tie - so a simple suit should suffice.
Thinking back over the discussions I've read, I can recall two major options for suiting in Australia:
- MJ Bale (plus alteration)
- PJ MTM
I know Romp's hinted at some other stuff, and people have mentioned Azzaro in Melbourne a few times as a place with some options (although the other retailers like American Tailors, and Henry Bucks are usually 'overpriced', correct?).
I suppose I'm tossing up whether it's worth going the MTM route (which is most money, but from reports of higher quality) or OTR + alterations (presuming the suits can be altered appropriately).
Some of the things that are attracting me to PJ are:
- Choice of cloth (since I sweat a lot and often feel 'too warm)
- Measurements done by someone who is (presumably) competent (I don't know a decent tailor, nor do I have much of an idea about what makes a good suit)
- Options (in terms of colours, construction, detailing)
How does that compare with MJ Bale? Have I missed any options that are worth considering?
I decided to stay home today in order to sign for a parcel. The tracking page has just updated, and is now showing delivery was apparently attempted at a time when I was at home. No delivery card can be found placed in the door or in with the mail. The parcel is now stuck at the local, which opens late and closes early, so there is no hope of collecting it in the next few days. Is it common for these Australia Post delivery drivers say "screw it" and lie about attempting delivery?
And yes, this was an expensive courier company that decided to forward the parcel on.