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post #25261 of 57858
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Most here have positive views regarding MJ Bale. The company puts a lot of effort into sourcing wool, which is all from Australia.

 

The classic line of suiting is all half canvassed (or completely de-constructed in some cases) and made in China. Do not let this deter you, some places in China like the supplier MJ Bale uses are getting very good at creating quality suits for reasonable prices. MJ Bale also has a "collection" line of suits, which are made in Japan and are of much higher quality and price.

I understand the reason to offshore and have the suits made in China, as the labour cost is cheap. But why Japan? Thought the labour cost is comparable to Australia. Japan is renowned for quality products and having stuff made in Japan give me the same impression. Why MJ doesn't have their products made in Australia and they can put a stamp on their suit, (100% Aussie made)

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


As Dartagnan Red just pointed out, MJ Bale's suits are quite nice. Some of them are a bit "fashion forward" with narrow lapels but there are some classic suits in their line-up, too.

They have a couple of different "blocks", too, including one that is quite slim-fitting (just slightly too slim for me, alas).

If you are shopping for suits, don't forget to look at Herringbone, too.

I already bought 2 suits from MJ, and I didn't look at Herringbone and they don't fit me very well. too loose. but thanks for the heads up Journeyman.

post #25262 of 57858

Do any of you guys meet up or anything like that? I think we are a bunch of niche as the state of Australian fashion is shocking. At least in Sydney, Melbourne is noticeably better.

 

I think due to the this fact the price of quality men fashion items in this country will continue be high, and will be difficult to find. 

 

I haven't ordered anything (clothing items) online, but I think I will have to go down that path at some point.

post #25263 of 57858
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

+1

7. Take time to find your sense of style. Feel free to experiment, but do it slowly. A little dabbling here and there is fine, but if you jump in with both feet too quickly, you may find yourself purging what you have in a year or two. Finding your own sense of style will take years of maturity (literally) and a lot of honesty. Give yourself time.

8. Don’t spend too much money in the beginning. “Buy less, buy better” is a good mantra to live by unless you’re just starting out. If you are, buying mid-quality things on sale can be a smart way to experiment here and there, as well as make sure your mistakes won’t be too costly. And yes, mistakes will be made.

Those two points are pretty much why I made my comment.
First suits are usually just write offs. so let it be an inexpensive one.
post #25264 of 57858
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

I would be alarmed.

She's a good looking girl and he's only human. No need for alarm.
post #25265 of 57858
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Those two points are pretty much why I made my comment.
First suits are usually just write offs. so let it be an inexpensive one.

There's a difference between inexpensive and a waste of money.
post #25266 of 57858
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Are you Balmain born and bred Selvaggio?

I was not born in Balmain. Most people who were born in Balmain have cashed in long ago and moved to Woy Woy - but have lived there for the last twenty years. So I know a lot of the businesses in the area. Jazma shoes in the Arcade are also good - shoe repair and a small retail section (Loakes, Wolverine Boots, Bartelesi).
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Those two points are pretty much why I made my comment.
First suits are usually just write offs. so let it be an inexpensive one.

I think first suits are only usually right-offs because the hapless owner doesn't know better. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Matt, I think an MJ Bale or Herringbone, on spesh, would be an excellent first suit. I'd go navy as I think it is more versatile and looks less like you've worn a 'business suit' on the weekend as a charcoal may. Lighter greys are okay for daytime, but might not be right for an evening function. Navy also goes with a broader range of complexions.

Some may not agree with this, but if you swap out the stock buttons to something like a horn button, you could probably wear the jacket as a blazer if you go with navy. You might get lucky and find a funky fabric - like, say a linen/wool blend wich has a bit of a casual edge, but is fine for the odd wedding/funeral/opening night/bah mitzvah/awards function/speech night etc. Go formal with a white poplin shirt and a dark tie or you could make it more casual with, say, a pink oxford cloth shirt and no tie.

I reckon if I only had one suit - it would be a decent OTR in solid navy. It is the Swiss army knife of suits.
post #25267 of 57858
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

She's a good looking girl and he's only human. No need for alarm.
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post #25268 of 57858
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post


I reckon if I only had one suit - it would be a decent OTR in solid navy. It is the Swiss army knife of suits.

Agree one hundred percent.

And Gillard has just named the election date WTF? I think my life as a government contractor is over. Time for a career change. (again, sigh)

Worse I don't think my bullshit detector will last till September.

As for AP contract couriers the same bloke has been doing my area for years and he is good at his job. If I am not home we have an agreed place where he can stash items, benefits of living in small rural city. Mind you my mate who lives in Potts Point is constantly going on about how useless the AP contractor is.
post #25269 of 57858
I've used Parcel Point a couple of time for deliveries now. Adds three bucks, but you get peace of mind and low hassle in return. I just get a text when the parcel has arrived and go an pick it up at the news agency in my building.
post #25270 of 57858
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

I've used Parcel Point a couple of time for deliveries now. Adds three bucks, but you get peace of mind and low hassle in return. I just get a text when the parcel has arrived and go an pick it up at the news agency in my building.

 

FWIW Owen and James is an authorised Parcel Point retailer - all returns can be handled via Parcel Point for peace of mind.

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Anybody here old enough to remember the song Election Day by Arcadia (Duran Duran)?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3Yy6c0Tlvk

 

Days of boys in makeup and HUGE MFecking Shoulder Pads.

post #25272 of 57858
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

We always have the same 60 year old delivery guy. He likes to talk to my wife. We never have any missed deliveries. Even if there is nobody home in the morning he swings by again in the afternoon. Huh.

When I was little I used to sit on the fence and chat with the postman. My mum stopped thinking that was OK when I told him how old she was ...
post #25273 of 57858
The postman always rings twice...
post #25274 of 57858
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

The postman always rings twice...

So, who gets there milk delivered?
post #25275 of 57858
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

When I was little I used to sit on the fence and chat with the postman. My mum stopped thinking that was OKwhen I told him how old she was ...
I am a little confused here…..
Do you mean – when I told her how old he was ?
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