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post #33211 of 52594
I'm back for good. Done with Boganville, Victoria.
Anything new in SF?

MJ Bale is worth a look along with that GQ offer. When did they start offering full canvas made in nippon suits?
post #33212 of 52594
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

I'm back for good. Done with Boganville, Victoria.
Anything new in SF?

MJ Bale is worth a look along with that GQ offer. When did they start offering full canvas made in nippon suits?

Since they opened, I think. MJ Bale has had the two lines - one cheaper, made in China line and one more expensive, made in Japan line - for at least the past couple of years.
post #33213 of 52594
I'm surprised that they're not as much talked about as HB here then, as a few fellas here seem to like the old HB Osaka which is the MJB SU2 cut now, and that it's made in Japan.

Anyway, if anyone is looking at an MJ Bale suit that's part of 2 for $1000 but only want to get one suit, give me a shout and I will likely get convince to buy one myself - if that offer stacks with the 20% off GQ sale.
post #33214 of 52594
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

I'm surprised that they're not as much talked about as HB here then, as a few fellas here seem to like the old HB Osaka which is the MJB SU2 cut now, and that it's made in Japan.

Anyway, if anyone is looking at an MJ Bale suit that's part of 2 for $1000 but only want to get one suit, give me a shout and I will likely get convince to buy one myself - if that offer stacks with the 20% off GQ sale.

I quite like some of MJ Bale's stuff, but I think that they let themselves down by having some odd details on quite a few of their shirts - strange trim or piping, loud and very obvious stitching in contrasting colour, edge-stitching on collars and a few other such things.

Then there was the really, really odd decision in 2011 to order a batch of really nice popover shirts with the breast pocket ON THE INSIDE!!! Really, yes, really. They would have been great shirts but for that very, very odd detail and they had them in a faded red chambray and a blue, from memory.

Also, most of their ties are too thin for my tastes.

Still, Herringbone are doing some pretty mediocre stuff nowadays, too, so they're both much of a muchness.
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post #33216 of 52594
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post

I find this one of the greatest (and ballsiest) off-the-rack suits I've ever seen.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NWT-3495-ISAIA-NAPOLI-Gingham-Check-Summer-Suit-Slim-42-R-Hanger-Coral-Pin-/281121308063?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&hash=item417422bd9f&_uhb=1

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There's a Zara jacket that's pretty much identical to that hahaha.
post #33217 of 52594

MJ Bale shirts at $50 each - in more conservative patterns/designs - are a good buy imo. Especially for something you can actually walk in and buy in person. A real rarity for something at that price point in Australia. 

 

I'm a short arse, so I need the sleeves taken up, which adds $30 per shirt, making that $50 now $80, and pushing into online MTM territory - or even Kamakura. So not as great value for me; but I'm used to things never fitting just right OTR anyway and my tailor loves me for it. 

 

RompyRomp - how far does your travelling tailor in Melb go? Would he venture outside of the CBD for fittings, or would it be best for potential customers to go to the PJ store in Prahan? 

I don't mind, I'm easy either way. I've been putting aside my pennies for a SuitShop purchase! 

post #33218 of 52594
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post

I find this one of the greatest (and ballsiest) off-the-rack suits I've ever seen.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NWT-3495-ISAIA-NAPOLI-Gingham-Check-Summer-Suit-Slim-42-R-Hanger-Coral-Pin-/281121308063?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&hash=item417422bd9f&_uhb=1

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Actually, speaking of MJ Bale, they had a jacket that was rather like that a couple of years back, but in a slightly larger-scale check. It was part-cool, part-1970s-used-car-salesman.
post #33219 of 52594
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
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I quite like some of MJ Bale's stuff, but I think that they let themselves down by having some odd details on quite a few of their shirts - strange trim or piping, loud and very obvious stitching in contrasting colour, edge-stitching on collars and a few other such things.

Then there was the really, really odd decision in 2011 to order a batch of really nice popover shirts with the breast pocket ON THE INSIDE!!! Really, yes, really. They would have been great shirts but for that very, very odd detail and they had them in a faded red chambray and a blue, from memory.

Also, most of their ties are too thin for my tastes.

Still, Herringbone are doing some pretty mediocre stuff nowadays, too, so they're both much of a muchness.

 

 

x10!

 

They make beautiful shirts, but then they go and screw it up by making everything a herringbone, pic-and-pic or twill weave. They can't just leave them alone. 

 

Their ties are much the same - cotton blends, fluro colours, skinny everything...

post #33220 of 52594
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Shirt and tie are to much the same- not bold enough.


As wild as that outfit is, the brother carries it with a commendable air of confidence and attitude.
 
Made an appearance in the infamous Bold Suit thread
post #33221 of 52594
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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post

 

RompyRomp - how far does your travelling tailor in Melb go? Would he venture outside of the CBD for fittings, or would it be best for potential customers to go to the PJ store in Prahan? 

I don't mind, I'm easy either way. I've been putting aside my pennies for a SuitShop purchase! 

 

Depends where you are - Matt will travel out of CBD - send us an email enquiries@suitshop.com.au and ill get matt to give you a buzz

 

PS broadsheet today !

http://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/fashion/article/pjohnson-tailors-launch-suit-shop

post #33222 of 52594

Congratulations on the feature. That author calling it a 'diffusion line' seems unfortunate though - I guess I just have negative associations for that term.

post #33223 of 52594
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

I'm back for good. Done with Boganville, Victoria.
Anything new in SF?

Good to have you back.
post #33224 of 52594
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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

Congratulations on the feature. That author calling it a 'diffusion line' seems unfortunate though - I guess I just have negative associations for that term.

i agree - i think the editor wanted to make a bigger deal that PJ is involved than anything else. I seem to have been forgotten but im not the "illustrious" one haha

 

nevertheless im really happy that we get to showcase some of the younger up and coming guys like matt here

post #33225 of 52594
Anyone ventured down to Azzaro lately and had a look at what they have in stock? Any thing decent in small (36) sizes?
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