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I looked into the Peter Werth popup last week; didn't seem anything special. If they are only aiming at being on a par with Ted Baker, well ....

Harrolds is an easy get, but who would want to pay their prices? If you're going to include them, why not Henry Buck's, a more Melbourne institution?

Topman is crap, just like Zara. No way it belongs in this article.

Good to see they picked up on DM and BMT. I don't know much about their bar and restaurant recommendations
post #32087 of 57822

Hasnostyle - suitshop

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Hasnostyle - suitshop

Hi LonerMatt

 

did you mean http://www.suitshop.com ? I tried suit-shop.com as  mentioned in this (http://www.styleforum.net/t/157432/suit-shop-com-australia-patrick-johnson-any-feedback) thread but that site isn't working.

 

Thanks for the info so far.

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Hi LonerMatt

 

did you mean http://www.suitshop.com ? I tried suit-shop.com as  mentioned in this (http://www.styleforum.net/t/157432/suit-shop-com-australia-patrick-johnson-any-feedback) thread but that site isn't working.

 

Thanks for the info so far.

 

http://suitshop.com.au/

 

Run by our very own Romp!

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only 2 hrs? geeze hardly seems worth the flight from NYC lol

 

 

The event is only on that evening. The pop up shop is there for the month of June. There's more information at http://minipaceman.com.au/article/a-new-slant-on-retail/

post #32091 of 57822
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I haven't had too much personal experience with Thai tailors but there are some horror stories on TripAdvisor regarding those guys. 
http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g293916-d2522995-r128112207-Royal_Asia_Boutique-Bangkok.html#REVIEWS

I
t seems the majority of tailor operations in Thailand are just fronts for suit factories. They take your measurements and then ship it off to the factories which provide generic fabric marketed as premium Italian or English wools. I've heard there are some who are better than others however, but it appears Royal Asia Boutique is not one of them. 

Theres a great epic long thread - perhaps on Lonely Planet?? I forget - its years since I last read it - on Thai suits and shirts. The main poster is knowledgeable about Thailand - well Bangkok and suits etc - basically from what I can remember there are about 3 "proper" tailors in BKK and you won't find them that easy. They also work like other proper tailors - you might get a cheaper suit but you'll also wait more than a week. IIRC there is also styling problems with Thai tailors.

I have to say I've never seen a suit made in Thailand that was as good as a very ordinary suit snaffled at an op shop for $20 and with no alterations.
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Thanks PapaRubbery

 

I have sent them an email

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Thanks PapaRubbery

I have sent them an email

Hi Hasnostyle.. Just saw your comments. Glad to help out but the email didn't make it through. Enquiries@suitshop.com.au or send me a pm. Thanks!
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Theres a great epic long thread - perhaps on Lonely Planet?? I forget - its years since I last read it - on Thai suits and shirts. The main poster is knowledgeable about Thailand - well Bangkok and suits etc - basically from what I can remember there are about 3 "proper" tailors in BKK and you won't find them that easy. They also work like other proper tailors - you might get a cheaper suit but you'll also wait more than a week. IIRC there is also styling problems with Thai tailors.

I have to say I've never seen a suit made in Thailand that was as good as a very ordinary suit snaffled at an op shop for $20 and with no alterations.


http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=1207953

I think that's the thread you're referring to fxh. I took the plunge a few weeks ago with another travelling tailor from Thailand as well and I'm expecting the first order from them within the next two weeks or so. I gave them a suit and shirt to copy so I'm curious to see what they could do in regards to a full canvas suit. I'll take some fit pictures when I receive it and compare it to my recent acquisitions from Elite Suits. 

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Gerry, can I trouble you for some feedback on your Bill's Khakis; wondering what the fit is and what the rise is.

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Hi All

Very new here

Just wondering if anyone from Melbourne has heard of or used a tailor called Prince from Royal Asia Boutique in Thailand? (He comes out to Aus once or twice a year)

I have a friend who has some suits made by him and swears by them, they look ok to me, but i really have no idea when it comes to suit looks or quality

Those Thai tailors, I have noticed, seem to push fabrics as wool, cotton and/or linen but most of the time they are nearly pure polyester. I don't know if a tailor traveling to Australia will try the same trick considering our consumer protection laws but it would not surprise me, especially if they are not familiar with the law.

I wasn't willing to pay $xxxx for a smoking jacket, but I had one made up by a Thai tailor when I was in Thailand and, to be honest, it turned out a lot better than I expected.
post #32097 of 57822

Thank you for the feedback so far people. Its been enlightening 

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What are you lot doing reading lonely planet?!
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Originally Posted by Stebbin View Post

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=1207953


I think that's the thread you're referring to fxh. I took the plunge a few weeks ago with another travelling tailor from Thailand as well and I'm expecting the first order from them within the next two weeks or so. I gave them a suit and shirt to copy so I'm curious to see what they could do in regards to a full canvas suit. I'll take some fit pictures when I receive it and compare it to my recent acquisitions from Elite Suits. 

Yeas thats the thread - thanks - what I like about it is that Kevin /Geographicus maintains calm throughout a long thread with the usual idiots asking silly questions and challenging him without any knowledge or thought or reading what he has already said in a post just above.

He clearly knows good quality clothing but at the same time isn't a parvenu who mistakes a few details, - full canvass etc, or cost or exclusivity or marketing, for quality. And he does appreciate a good bargain. It something I'd recommend to anybody wanting to understand the whole suit thing a bit better. Its more informative, even if rambling and long, than anything on this forum.

edit:: I think Kevins last post was in 2008.
Edited by fxh - 5/26/13 at 12:13am
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Gerry, can I trouble you for some feedback on your Bill's Khakis; wondering what the fit is and what the rise is.

 

The rise feels as high as my wool trousers but I needed to get them tapered to look right as they were straight all the way through.

 

I have a couple of pairs that I got based on the waist rather than the thigh and they fit too tightly - as a result I don't use them anymore but you live and learn!

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