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post #30406 of 54995
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Originally Posted by tailoredstuff View Post

Guys.. need some advice... dad needs a suit for a wedding in 4 weeks. He does not wear suits at all (was thinking about getting him a jacket that could be worn casually as well), any recommendations what and where to get a suit?

 

I was thinking PJohnson for the jacket (provided it could get made in that time).

 

Also had Travelers Apparel in mind, anyone tried them out before?

 

Lastly was OTR and then altered (Brands I had in mind .... MJ Bale?)

 

Availability of sizing will also be an issue. His shoulders fit a 36 jacket (but his waist does not).

 

Thanks in advance!

4 weeks is cutting it fine for MTM - just go OTR

post #30407 of 54995
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


My thoughts exactly. Maybe patch pockets and soft shoulders to keep coat looking orphaned.

+1 and perhaps brown horn buttons to keep the jacket more casual

post #30408 of 54995
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

+1 and perhaps brown horn buttons to keep the jacket more casual

I thought brown horn buttons regardless biggrin.gif

EDIT: And soft shoulders, and patch pockets, for that matter.
post #30409 of 54995
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Originally Posted by smeggett View Post


Jumping on the bandwagon here - thanks fxh for posting the details of this site. They certainly look to be providing decent eyewear at a price which wont bring tears to ones eyes.

Unfortunately my myopia is such that they do not yet make lenses to suit, which is a shame 'cos they have some quite decent frames available. I might make a call during the week to see if there is any possibility of them grinding lenses which a sphere greater than -6 anytime in the near future.

Just a follow up to my post earlier - I spoke with the Sydney store this morning and they advised they only use polycarbonate lens, and only supply in a refractive index of up to 1.74. This equates to a correction of -7.5 dioptas (without any astigatism correction which impacts as further).

 

So for me, it's the decision to try some frames without lens and wear the $300 odd from the optometrist to get high index glass lens fitted.

post #30410 of 54995
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Originally Posted by Orchie View Post

Yeah, I had two shots at getting a dimple but failed miserably... need more practice. The pant colour doesn't show up well in the photo, they are somewhere between an olive green and gray.

Grant

And...good heavens...is that a buttoned second button? uhoh.gif
post #30411 of 54995
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


And...good heavens...is that a buttoned second button? uhoh.gif

Ha! Nice pickup. I noticed it after I took the photo... stupid autopilot.

 

Grant

post #30412 of 54995
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

With all the talk of grey herringbone odd jackets recently I find myself somewhat tempted to get one made up.

Questions is, would you get a full suit made? Or just the jacket? In something like this:

Three piece or go home.
post #30413 of 54995
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Three piece or go home.

Five piece or nothing - http://alioutfit.tumblr.com/post/32257091855/5-piece-suit-with-inclusion-of-matching-hat-and
post #30414 of 54995
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I hear the CIA are issuing this style of urban camouflage to the rebels in Syria. If he stood in front of a concrete wall he'd be invisible.
post #30415 of 54995
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

With all the talk of grey herringbone odd jackets recently I find myself somewhat tempted to get one made up.

Questions is, would you get a full suit made? Or just the jacket? In something like this:


Lachy I think if you are going to use it as an odd jacket ala the famous grey herringbone Sydney versions some of us have the herringbone needs to be a larger scale than most suit fabrics you find in a Herringbone weave. A smaller weave might look a bit orphaned on it's own as a coat, but then again a larger one might look funny in the trousers by themselves. I'd most likely do one of the other myself.

P.S after 3 days lost business after being hacked the website is finally functioning again.
post #30416 of 54995
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

With all the talk of grey herringbone odd jackets recently I find myself somewhat tempted to get one made up.

Questions is, would you get a full suit made? Or just the jacket? In something like this:


Hi Lachyzee,

Soft shoulders, patch pockets, brown horn buttons and THAT is it. PS If your a size 40 get two made mwink[1].gif

I have to concur about getting a full suit made, complete versatility for the colder months. 

I think JM stated Herringbone have released another series of that jacket this season, that's the path l will be taking. Let us know how you go.

post #30417 of 54995
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Originally Posted by Orchie View Post

 

Yeah, I had two shots at getting a dimple but failed miserably... need more practice. The pant colour doesn't show up well in the photo, they are somewhere between an olive green and gray.

 

Grant

 

Some ties dimple more easily than others; some dimple better over time; some don't dimple at all. I wouldn't be too fussed about it, especially since the rest of the look is nicely put together.

post #30418 of 54995

Romp, any pictures to share with us from your Suit Shop venture? Would love to see some results of your work!

post #30419 of 54995
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


I hear the CIA are issuing this style of urban camouflage to the rebels in Syria. If he stood in front of a concrete wall he'd be invisible.

 

Could be coincidental -- but the pattern matching on all the pieces are pretty wicked. 

 

I have officially have nothing more to say about that getup.

post #30420 of 54995

Thanks for the info guys. I'll check out the TM Lewin store later on today.

 

What are your guys thoughts on Julius Marlows? I have a couple of pairs of them (Ballistic in black and Premium in dark brown). What is a sensible next choice of shoe to purchase to wear with suits and formal wear?

 

And finally: I like the look of Bailey Nelson. I haven't bought sunglasses that aren't cheap trash in a long time. What is the basic run down of buying sunglasses? Are you looking to match them to outfits or stand out?

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