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post #28606 of 56334
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

What do you all think of 3 piece suits? Will they come 'back' into the popular domain in the same way everything else #menswear has?

I like them and have had a couple of them over the years. They make sense in a climate like Canberra or Melbourne and still popular with certian sections of the legal fraternity in Sydney.

And speaking of popular what is it with men in capri pants and worse an outbreak of dork nobs (ponytails) ? Seen so many this week in Canberra its reaching epidemic proportions and its not just bogans,suits in Civic as well.

Quick question suspenders or side ajdusters? are there pros and cons for each?

Also bit jack of this DHL process where they pass last leg and delivery on to Australia Post. My leather messenger bag arrived in Sydney Thursday night made it to Canberra depot early Friday,then instead of delivering it to me they pass it on to AP so it wont be here till some time Monday.Something is definitely wrong with this picture.
post #28607 of 56334
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

What do you all think of 3 piece suits? Will they come 'back' into the popular domain in the same way everything else #menswear has?

I keep considering getting one as my next suit purchase - they're versatile since with the right one you can wear it as a 2 piece, as a vest and pants or the full 3-piece look depending on the situation - but you can tell how out of fashion they are by the rarity of seeing them in either shops or online sales.  Probably seen as an old-fashioned or vintage look here in Australia, if you're wearing one and you're under 50 and it's not a wedding or Derby Day.

post #28608 of 56334
Yes I am mid 20s...

There was an article in The Age recently about how suspenders are "back" (not just for the Pitti crowd - I am talking more among the general population)...and I'm wondering if the 3 piece might go the same way, and whether I should get a vest made up with my next suit purchase (also not sure whether to get 2x trousers).

^^ G Firmin:

I have started wearing suspenders recently and love them. I think you should get side adjusters or DAKS adjusters on the trousers, though so you have the option of not wearing suspenders too.

Get a pair of pants made with an inch or so extra room in the waist at rest (so that the suspenders actually do their job), and then use the side tabs to cinch them in when you go suspender-less.

RE DHL - they pass everything onto AP now I believe. Go with TNT or Fed Ex if you can...
post #28609 of 56334
Re: three-piece suits.

I've got a few, including some by RL Polo or RL Purple Label, and one MTO suit by Deer Style. Clearly, I'm not going to stroll around with a waistcoat and a suit jacket in the middle of summer, but it's certainly fine to wear in winter and I enjoy doing so.

Re: braces or side-adjusters.

I tend to use both (and I think that there was a discussion about this a few weeks or a month ago) as if I wear my side-adjuster trousers without braces, I find that they tend to inch down during the day and that I have to pull up my trousers and adjust my shirt. However, if I wear the trousers with braces, they stay at the right level all day long.

People in my office know that I wear braces, as I take off my jacket in the office. However, people outside the office don't notice as I'm always wearing my jacket when I leave the office.
post #28610 of 56334
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Did any forum members attend the shoe polishing event at Double Monk yesterday? Apployon and iSurg were there and one or two of the other guys looked like they might be members here but I didn't ask.

If you didn't make it, you missed a really great night with some VERY good whiskey!

Pics now up at:
http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/46023023723/rubinacci-crockett-and-jones-john-lobb
http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/46023023723/rubinacci-crockett-and-jones-john-lobb
http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/46022824831/tea-and-toothpaste
http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/46022663689/shoe-polishing-at-double-monk-as-part-of-meet-the
http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/46022186429/the-double-monk-shoe-polishing-event-as-part-of

Gerry - some advice please.

I'm just about to get dressed in my suit to polish a few pairs of shoes.

Should my tie match the colour of my shoes?

And would you recommend french cuffs as best with a white shirt to polish shoes or barrel cuffs?
post #28611 of 56334
Fxh,

Yes, match them and if you two different colored pairs of shoes, wear a tie in each color.

I recommend French double barreled cuffs - they provide a better shine.

You may feel silly to begin with but those in the know, know.

Warmest Wishes,
Gerry
post #28612 of 56334
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

 

Reasonable indeed. Try bespoke pricing. $5.5k -$7.5k, easily. You gotta pay to play.

You can find places in Sydney who'll make a bespoke suit at around $2-2.5 K.  It won't have the hand details of those that are more expensive or are offshore MTM, but it will be cut for you (either via drafting a pattern or highly modifying an existing block) and can be fully canvassed.  And you'll get a real baste fitting, not alterations of a finished suit.

 

I can't comment on PJ, although there are MTM makers that charge around this mark like Herringbone and Cutler himself.  Zegna charge over double this.

 

If the master garments are close enough in fit and you like the silhouette, with an experienced person measuring you who knows the ins and outs of the system, you might get a better suit with MTM than local bespoke.  But if you are truly tricky to fit or if you want something a bit more unique or a style that isn't currently popular, bespoke is your only option.

post #28613 of 56334
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Fxh,

Yes, match them and if you two different colored pairs of shoes, wear a tie in each color.

I recommend French double barreled cuffs - they provide a better shine.

You may feel silly to begin with but those in the know, know.

Warmest Wishes,
Gerry

If that is what it takes to get the results you do, then French cuffed shirt on...need that brown grenadine from Henry Carter.

Sorry I could not make it along last night. Looks like it went really well.
post #28614 of 56334

Michael, may I ask how long your mocc socks took to arrive?

It has been a week since order, hoping they come this week.

 

 

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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post


RE DHL - they pass everything onto AP now I believe. Go with TNT or Fed Ex if you can...

It seems a few people are having issues with DHL. 

They only pass onto AP when they have too many deliveries. I have just 2 weeks ago had a DHL (Express) delivered parcel, but the two prior to that were passed on to AP (and would have been delivered the same day anyway). I am in Melbourne metro so that may make some difference. 

post #28615 of 56334
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


If that is what it takes to get the results you do, then French cuffed shirt on...need that brown grenadine from Henry Carter.

Sorry I could not make it along last night. Looks like it went really well.

 

No worries, PS. It was a hell of a night - Chris spoke about the general polishing and conditioning of shoes and then I spoke and demonstrated the technique for mirror shining. Lots of questions from the crowd but thankfully, I think I was able to answer them satisfactorily. Great venue and atmosphere.

 

In Dec 2011, I learnt the mirror shine technique and yesterday I was invited to demonstrate it.  I'm still on a high.

 

 

In a month's time, we can both collect our brown grenadines. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #28616 of 56334
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

What do you all think of 3 piece suits? Will they come 'back' into the popular domain in the same way everything else #menswear has?

All my PJ commissions have been 3 piece just for the versatility and rock them during the Melbourne winter.
post #28617 of 56334
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I don't know, I think in winter a 3-piece suit in a medium weight fabric is a more practical business outfit than a heavy coat or a 2-piece heavy flannel suit. And you can still wear it as a 2-pc if you wish.

As far as the "look" goes I like them personally but they're probably not for a junior associate, unless it's your wedding day or your dad owns the company.

Yeah fair call.. If rocked in winter.. I saw the odd guy with 3pc on over the past few months and looked more costume than practical

I do layer with a cardigan on cold days so this would be no different
post #28618 of 56334
Just got back from PJ. Commissioned a suit of charcoal twill Aniston fabric. 3 roll 2, flap pockets, a conservative siuit as we head into the cooler weather.

Matt tried to sell me on a birdseye fabric that a nice chap from here ordered, but I don't want to end up at the pub wearing the same suit as the next guy. :-)

Had a v. frustrating morning at the op shops, having to leave behind a stack of mostly Zegna pieces beause they didn't fit. These included a pure cashmere blue blazer, a Su Misura suit and what looked like a brand-new pair of wool slacks by Incotex. The day was saved when I found a Cantarelli blazer that fits perfectly. Tom told me it's 3 ply wool, so nice score.
post #28619 of 56334
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Originally Posted by FredAstaire1899 View Post

You can find places in Sydney who'll make a bespoke suit at around $2-2.5 K.  It won't have the hand details of those that are more expensive or are offshore MTM, but it will be cut for you (either via drafting a pattern or highly modifying an existing block) and can be fully canvassed.  And you'll get a real baste fitting, not alterations of a finished suit.

I can't comment on PJ, although there are MTM makers that charge around this mark like Herringbone and Cutler himself.  Zegna charge over double this.

If the master garments are close enough in fit and you like the silhouette, with an experienced person measuring you who knows the ins and outs of the system, you might get a better suit with MTM than local bespoke.  But if you are truly tricky to fit or if you want something a bit more unique or a style that isn't currently popular, bespoke is your only option.

Highly modifying an existing block = MTM.

Only drafting a pattern for you = Bespoke.

HBone: don't like the pattern.

Cutler: You sure 2K is what they charge? I believe Cutler is bespoke, not MTM, and one of those that charges 6K and above.

Zegna is indeed about 3K... for a basic suit.
post #28620 of 56334
I think cutler have a MTM option also, but your about spot on for their bespoke pricing.
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