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Have you tried contacting shooman? IIRC he doesn't have a non banned account over here atm. Try FNB.

EG hasn't done bespoke for a while.


Plestor, whilst it's true that EG doesn't do bespoke anymore (not since Tony Gaziano left to found Gaziano & Girling, or G&G), they still do MTO shoes and you can specify a particular design and a particular width, for example. You will pay quite a lot for the privilege of doing so!

Even top drawer wont fit very many (read pretty much anyone) people who can't be fitted by Alden (ortho lasts) + AE (widths...). Realistically TD is only useful for design based ideas that you don't want to pay full bespoke prices for (still ~1600+) hence my confusion on why it was mentioned in this context. Fwiw you're much better off going through a re-seller (ex leather soul) for better turn around speeds for TD.

Romp, are you planing to offer a more versatile range of English fabrics than PJT?
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Hi guys, just came back from the states and was able to visit a number of Styleforum approved brands and wanted to give my thoughts.

 

Some highlights were:

1) Brooks Brother's (next to Alden - I only checked the shoe section but the lady who served me had so much knowledge in regards the fitting of shoes, I was almost convinced to buy my Alden's here, however they did not have my size). This shop is a must visit if your in NYC.

2) Epaulet (the rivet chinos are very nice as well as the sweaters), once you get your sizing reorder online - will 100% be doing.

3) Chipp2 - the grenadine ties are really great value and tie a nice knot - got 3 of these chocolate, navy and Forest green. 

4) Alden (great range - got a pair of shell long wing blucher's)

5) Blue in Green Soho - They know they denim!

6) Ippudo (not a StyleForum brand) but the best Ramen I have ever had.

 

Also, anyone know a good barber in Melbourne CBD. I remember reading this thread a while back seeing a few recommendations but wasn't able to find them.


Edited by tailoredstuff - 3/11/13 at 1:33am
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3) Chipp2 - the grenadine ties are really great value and tie a nice knot - got 3 of these chocolate, navy and Forest green. 

Would be perfect, if only they did skinnier widths. They look lovely though.

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bought a tie from ovadia and sons; wasn't my cup of tea after i tried it on.

 

it's a 3" houndstooth flannel hand made in the USA wool tie. it has a good weight to it.

 

looking for $95 + shipping. let me know in the next couple of days, otherwise back to the US it goes!

 

 

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Originally Posted by tailoredstuff View Post

Hi guys, just came back from the states and was able to visit a number of Styleforum approved brands and wanted to give my thoughts.

Some highlights were:
1) Brooks Brother's (next to Alden - I only checked the shoe section but the lady who served me had so much knowledge in regards the fitting of shoes, I was almost convinced to buy my Alden's here, however they did not have my size). This shop is a must visit if your in NYC.
2) Epaulet (the rivet chinos are very nice as well as the sweaters), once you get your sizing reorder online - will 100% be doing.
3) Chipp2 - the grenadine ties are really great value and tie a nice knot - got 3 of these chocolate, navy and Forest green. 
4) Alden (great range - got a pair of shell long wing blucher's)
5) Blue in Green Soho - They know they denim!
6) Ippudo (not a StyleForum brand) but the best Ramen I have ever had.

Also, anyone know a good barber in Melbourne CBD. I remember reading this thread a while back seeing a few recommendations but wasn't able to find them.

Rockett Barber is the one l think.....
Edited by Dusty Brogues - 3/11/13 at 3:48am
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The block (pattern) used is very similar to PJT and is highly alterable for everyone's unique body shape.

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There are other differences such we dont have wide lapels, hand made or unstructured options and the inside pocket design is a little different. But 90% of the options exist and we want to focus on being great value and highly efficient for a high quality product.  

 

Hey Romp, the underlined part confuses me, as it seems to be a contradiction. 

 

I was under the assumption, judging from the pictures posted here and the PJ interview (was that you behind the camera, btw?) that the PJT block is a fairly fitted unstructured one? If you don't offer unstructured options, is the default very minimal shoulder padding? The PJT approach seems to be more italian than british, in terms of style?

Regardless it's a very cool business model and I'm hoping it works out wonderfully for you. Will be watching this with great interest!

 

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Rockett Barber is the one l think.....

 

Definitely the one. Those guys are great. $30 and a beer while you get your haircut. Score. Not cheap shit beer either. 

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Just posted a classified add for some shoes I'm trying to get rid of. http://www.styleforum.net/t/339751/aus-shoes-alden-loake/0_100

 

Alden #8 Chukkas in 11D US

Alden snuff suede PTBs in 10.5D US

Loake brown cap toe oxfords in 10.G UK

 

Also have a pair of Meermin snuff suede chukkas NIB in 10.5 UK to sell if anyones interested. 

 

Should have some more to add next week.

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Those sound great, I'm always searching for some decent local gloves. Will pick up a pair when the weather starts warranting it.
Thanks, yeah they came in just in time for this heat wave we are having! One less thing to worry about before the trunk show anyway.

I'm sure in a week or 2 though autumn will start settling in, my yard already full of leaves of all the trees.
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Thanks for putting that info up, Rob. I hope that prevents the initial slew of questions that would have inevitable followed the launch.

 

This looks like an interesting product at the right price point and I wish you much success.

No problems thanks GN

 

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Romp, are you planing to offer a more versatile range of English fabrics than PJT?

What are you considering? The beauty of our model is that we can do pretty much anything but at the same time we dont want to overwhelm the Suit Shop customer with too much choice. For that reason we are starting off with a "distilled" selection which basically means practical/popular cloths that are well suited to our climate. Heavy tweeds and flannels for example just wouldnt make alot of sense here.

 

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Hey Romp, the underlined part confuses me, as it seems to be a contradiction. 

 

I was under the assumption, judging from the pictures posted here and the PJ interview (was that you behind the camera, btw?) that the PJT block is a fairly fitted unstructured one? If you don't offer unstructured options, is the default very minimal shoulder padding? The PJT approach seems to be more italian than british, in terms of style?

Regardless it's a very cool business model and I'm hoping it works out wonderfully for you. Will be watching this with great interest!

 

Thanks & good question. At Pjohnson you can get a totally "unconstructed" option which has no lining, almost no structure/canvas or padding. Its the ultimate soft jacket for our climate and for travelling. It requires alot more skill to make and alot more handwork.

 

At Suit Shop you can have notch , peak, shawl lapels from the get go (we will add Wide lapels later, its possible) and shoulder options you can get a normal shoulder, soft minimal padding or a roped option. We can also do full or half lining. Importantly there is still alot of hand work in our suits, especially the attachment of the sleeve to the jacket arm hole

 

 

 

PS - Jason im down for a new scarf ... Lost my one in the move from last year!

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hi guys, I've had a search through the website, but struggling to find anyone in Aus who has ordered a suit from suitsupply...

 

Is there anyone out there who has and can provide feedback to shipping time, and quality of the cut and fit, or maybe a link if i've missed it?

 

I've sent through an email to them a week ago and haven't received any response so right now they aren't making the best impression from the get go, but the suits look reasonable and looking for some alternatives.

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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post

 

Hey Romp, the underlined part confuses me, as it seems to be a contradiction. 

 

I was under the assumption, judging from the pictures posted here and the PJ interview (was that you behind the camera, btw?) that the PJT block is a fairly fitted unstructured one? If you don't offer unstructured options, is the default very minimal shoulder padding? The PJT approach seems to be more italian than british, in terms of style?

Regardless it's a very cool business model and I'm hoping it works out wonderfully for you. Will be watching this with great interest!

 

 

Definitely the one. Those guys are great. $30 and a beer while you get your haircut. Score. Not cheap shit beer either. 

 

 

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Rockett Barber is the one l think.....

 

That's the one! Thanks guys :)

 

 


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Would be perfect, if only they did skinnier widths. They look lovely though.

 

 

The width (3.25) is actually isn't too bad but I guess everyone has their own preference. What I really like is the light lining.

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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Thanks & good question. At Pjohnson you can get a totally "unconstructed" option which has no lining, almost no structure/canvas or padding. Its the ultimate soft jacket for our climate and for travelling. It requires alot more skill to make and alot more handwork.

 

At Suit Shop you can have notch , peak, shawl lapels from the get go (we will add Wide lapels later, its possible) and shoulder options you can get a normal shoulder, soft minimal padding or a roped option. We can also do full or half lining. Importantly there is still alot of hand work in our suits, especially the attachment of the sleeve to the jacket arm hole

 

A soft minimal shoulder would probably be as close to PJ's then. Good to know, thanks! Any chance of patch pockets?

I know what you mean about the ultimate travel jacket. I picked up a completely deconstructed, unlined sports coat from suit supply. Ultra soft, patch pockets, navy. It's my go to jacket now. Especially when travelling. 

 

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hi guys, I've had a search through the website, but struggling to find anyone in Aus who has ordered a suit from suitsupply...

 

Is there anyone out there who has and can provide feedback to shipping time, and quality of the cut and fit, or maybe a link if i've missed it?

 

I've sent through an email to them a week ago and haven't received any response so right now they aren't making the best impression from the get go, but the suits look reasonable and looking for some alternatives.

 

I own a sports coat, a lazio, a sienna and a napoli from SS. In terms of cut/fit it goes, in order of tight to loose: Washington -> Copenhagen -> Havana/La Spalla -> Sienna/Roma -> Lazio -> Napoli

 

Free shipping when you order over $500, free returns where the UPS driver comes to your house and picks it up for you, at a time convenient for you. Refunds are processed within about 5-10 days. Should get here within about 3 business days. 

 

I think that the Sienna is the sweet spot in terms of cut, cloth, level of hand finished details, and price. La Spalla is their top end, and it's a great suit, but it's $1000, and the Sienna is $600, and I'm not convinced the differences are worth it. Everything else is $469. 

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There are other differences such we dont have wide lapels, hand made or unstructured options

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A soft minimal shoulder would probably be as close to PJ's then. Good to know, thanks! Any chance of patch pockets? 

Yeah patch, flap, jet, slant all available!
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I own a sports coat, a lazio, a sienna and a napoli from SS. In terms of cut/fit it goes, in order of tight to loose: Washington -> Copenhagen -> Havana/La Spalla -> Sienna/Roma -> Lazio -> Napoli

 

Free shipping when you order over $500, free returns where the UPS driver comes to your house and picks it up for you, at a time convenient for you. Refunds are processed within about 5-10 days. Should get here within about 3 business days. 

 

I think that the Sienna is the sweet spot in terms of cut, cloth, level of hand finished details, and price. La Spalla is their top end, and it's a great suit, but it's $1000, and the Sienna is $600, and I'm not convinced the differences are worth it. Everything else is $469. 

 

i have 2 washington suits. fortunately i'm quite lean with a slight muscular build so it fits quite well. the sleeves are quite long as it is (i have long arms so it's no problem), and they come with functional button holes, so make sure you check the lengths. avoid the sevilla - it's fused. as paparubbery has stated, washington is slimmest and napoli is the most generously cut. the la spalla are fully canvassed and tend to be high super 100's so they shouldn't be bought as a daily worn suit. great value suits. i'd rate them alongside MJ Bale.

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