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?
try on a few MJ bale suits and see how they fit you. they have the 2 for $1k deal which is good value for money. their Collection range (about $1,300) is very good but for that range you may as well go for PJ. decisions, decisions. if i were you, to build a basic suit wardrobe, get MJB (preferably a navy and charcoal), and once the basics are down pat, move onto PJ. have a look at suitsupply too. they have a big thread here, about 50 pages of solid reading to go thru.