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Good idea, although I'll be wearing my 'F Me' outfit instead.. no one but my date needs to see that. Also aren't you breaking your own rule by posting on this thread :p

 

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What size are you? I have a Boglioli tan sportscoat (size 42) I am going to put up for sale, along with a olive Barbour Liddlesdale quilted jacket (size Large).

A bit smaller than that unfortunately.. thanks though!

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Went into Henry Bucks today looking for Albert Thurston braces. The only thing they had was their house brand which the sales person said 'might be Thurston; the label says they're made in England'. Anyone know more about this? I don't care about the label so much as just having to fork out $155 for something about which quality I have no idea about (my first pair and nothing else around to compare them to).
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 Also aren't you breaking your own rule by posting on this thread

He hasn't posted about his own outfit so he's safe smile.gif
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@ovlov, I think that most braces that are made in England are made by either Thurston or by Trafalgar.

As far as I'm aware, both are of good quality.

What sort of braces are you looking for? Plain black, plain white, patterned?

At the risk of confusing things, you could always give TM Lewin in Melbourne or Sydney a call as they have some braces and might be able to send you over a pair (although I can't remember how long it is until your wedding).

One thing to note is that formal braces (ie for white and black tie) typically have fabric ends, whereas "business" braces have leather ends. TM Lewin only offers braces with leather ends, but as you're not wearing white or black tie for your wedding, that should be fine.
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Why not just buy from AT directly? They have free shipping IIRC.
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Nice shots. Wish I could have attended. But my schedule changed and as it turned out, I was in Shanghai on the night.

I recognise Foxy and Garry, and Lennier with a hot babe, presumably either his wife or...someone his wife doesn't know about.

My wife will be more than satisfied with that description :-)
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 Also aren't you breaking your own rule by posting on this thread

He hasn't posted about his own outfit so he's safe smile.gif

 

My good man is absolutely right. I posted it because I had to come up with the challenge.

 

I'm not taking part this time. Or ever.

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JM- I did not know that about dress/business braces. I don't think I've seen anything without leather ends though. It won't be black tie anyhow though so I should be safe. Wedding is 28th so I have 2 weeks to go. AT dont seem to have a very quick turnaround time with orders so I don't think I can go straight to the source. I'm paying about $40-60 a pop on shipping for my ties to get then here express. Adding that to the cost of a brace order makes it more worthwhile to just buy them here. Though the moire braces look nice and sadly HB don't seem to stock them.
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I read that article. What got me was P Johnson is mentioned as a bespoke tailor. As far as I know it is an MTM operation. A good one at that, but bespoke it is not. Moreover, article states suits are 'Italian-made'. That too is not accurate. The suits are factory made in Holland or was, and most likely in China now or soon. With respect, I'm not even sure Patrick is a practicing tailor. He may have been or trained as one but he ain't one now. This is not to disparage the shop as it is a very fine one with superb service but I read so many articles that point to the business as a bespoke one and it simply is not. Zink & Sons on the other hand most definitely is.

post #45445 of 57933
@Gazman: Yes, the old "bespoke" instead of "MTO" is irritating and is seen far, far too often in what passes for journalism concerning menswear in Australia.

With regard to the "Is Patrick a tailor" question, it's one that's been argued here before, with some friction if I remember correctly, so I'll stay away from it at present.

P.Johnson's suits certainly were all made in Holland but (again, if I remember correctly), they now have three levels - the PJ classic (which may still be made in Holland), PJ Roma, which is made in Rome, and PJ Napoli, which is made in Naples.

Suit Shop, which is some sort of subsidiary of P.Johnson (and which was also the original name of P.Johnson before it became an eponymous business), makes its suits and jackets in China, but I don't know if P.Johnson itself does.
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I read that article. What got me was P Johnson is mentioned as a bespoke tailor. As far as I know it is an MTM operation. A good one at that, but bespoke it is not. Moreover, article states suits are 'Italian-made'. That too is not accurate. The suits are factory made in Holland or was, and most likely in China now or soon. With respect, I'm not even sure Patrick is a practicing tailor. He may have been or trained as one but he ain't one now. This is not to disparage the shop as it is a very fine one with superb service but I read so many articles that point to the business as a bespoke one and it simply is not. Zink & Sons on the other hand most definitely is.

That is true that P Johnson is not a bespoke tailor but the blame is not on Patrick, rather on the writer's subject knowledge.

 

I don't think PJ claims to be true bespoke by any stretch.

 

Also afaik the classic and roma range are made in rome with the Napoli range made in Naples by Orazio Luciano.

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Thanks for correcting me. Was not aware they had several 'ranges' of makes. While PJ is not at fault for the writer's ignorance, I've never read him making a correction. I think they quite like being seen as 'bespoke' and why not if it is good for business. But it's wrong.

post #45448 of 57933
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My good man is absolutely right. I posted it because I had to come up with the challenge.

 

I'm not taking part this time. Or ever.

 

My apologies :embar: Just a light-hearted comment.

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Originally Posted by charliechan View Post

My apologies :embar: Just a light-hearted comment.

 

No apologies needed, I know where you're coming from old mate!

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Navy Shawl cardigan for me as well, can't decide if I should get a cheapy or spend some $$ and get the Drakes Cashmere one.
Navy 3 piece suit
C&J Tetbury boots in black
On the look out for some more cashmere scarves. HenryCarter getting any more? I've got a Grey one which is excellent.

That Drakes is a 4ply so unless your in Melbourne or Canberra I wonder if you would get enough wear out of it for the price.

I would like a pair of Jeans, that is if I can find a pair that fit comfortably.

I need a new two ply cashmere and a lambswool jumper.

A new overcoat would be nice but that requires a good score in an op shop. (yeah right)

ps forgot a coule of pairs of corduroy trousers navy and olive would be good.
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