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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Foxy

Agree with your sentiments about Valentine's Day. My wife and I never really do too much for it but always take a moment to reflect on our wonderful relationship. This year I bought her favourite flowers and organised cheese, Tasmanian sparkling and dinner. She has had a long and tough week and was very happy with it all.

 

I remember us having a similar conversation around Halloween. Where's CD at?

 

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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Been MIA for a while. Trying to read more so I can catch up on Matt.

 

1. I'm reading a big boy book at the moment, and have camp next week, so I expect to fall behind for the moment (for awhile I was matching Steve B!)

2. Aiming for 70, aiming for 70, aiming for 70 (must stay away from YA Sci Fi - I think it's time to re-read Gibson - I'm sure JM has opinions about this)

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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

You go to a tailor to have clothes made for you. This is what we do.

Patrick doesn't make the garments himself, we employ specialists in varying workshops to do this. Patrick's specialty is in fitting and pattern making plus an exceptional eye for design. We have lots of customers who ask about the process and we explain everything to them, we don't try to pretend everything is made on site like other "bespoke" tailors

FWIW Patrick trained at St Martins in design and under Emmett as a pattern maker and fitter and started the MTM suiting business in London. 
 
Hopefully we are now satisfied and can now all move onto new topics baldy%5B1%5D.gif

I look forward to your store opening up in Sydney!
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post


I look forward to your store opening up in Sydney!

Thanks - if we are lucky it could be Tuesday!

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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post
 

If I was to provide him with the cloth, could he sit down and make me a jacket himself, perfectly fitted?

 

Keeping in line with the positive and friendly attitude laid down by other members of this thread, I have to say that your question is superficial. There is no such thing as a 'perfectly fitted jacket' as perfection is not possible, hence it is impossible to answer you question.

 

Acquiescence! Dropping the big words!


Edited by JimmyHoffa - 2/14/14 at 5:33pm
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My dad was a tailor. So were other family members.

Patrick is not a tailor. He's a top bloke doing a great job making people appreciate clothing and style.
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

I remember us having a similar conversation around Halloween. Where's CD at?

I'm here. smile.gif Valentine's Day is not on my radar, because my wife's birthday is in Feb, and we focus on that. I don't care about it either way. I also don't see it being taught in schools, and children do not knock on my door telling me that they love me and asking for lollies.

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1. I'm reading a big boy book at the moment, and have camp next week, so I expect to fall behind for the moment (for awhile I was matching Steve B!)
2. Aiming for 70, aiming for 70, aiming for 70 (must stay away from YA Sci Fi - I think it's time to re-read Gibson - I'm sure JM has opinions about this)

I'm shooting for 70 too. On track so far. The acid test for me will be when I go back to studying. I have a couple of months to go to get my certification, and I've promised myself I will do it this year.
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

I also don't see it being taught in schools, and children do not knock on my door telling me that they love me and asking for lollies.

 

I can 'fix' both of these!

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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

You go to a tailor to have clothes made for you. This is what we do.

Patrick doesn't make the garments himself, we employ specialists in varying workshops to do this. Patrick's specialty is in fitting and pattern making plus an exceptional eye for design. We have lots of customers who ask about the process and we explain everything to them, we don't try to pretend everything is made on site like other "bespoke" tailors

FWIW Patrick trained at St Martins in design and under Emmett as a pattern maker and fitter and started the MTM suiting business in London. 
 
Hopefully we are now satisfied and can now all move onto new topics baldy%5B1%5D.gif

^^^this.

OP, please forgive my tone if I seemed unkind. I was trying to kill this discussion before it got started. But yes...let's let it die!

In other news, how about that heat, Brisbane?
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

There are two issues: 

(1) the glut of Gen-Ys whose parents told them they would be golden children who would go onto study medicine or law (because, you know, those two are totally related)
(2) the universities who use the high fees and low costs of law faculties to subsidise their other departments

The golden days are over.

One of the things which would reduce me to want to scream was hearing 20 something APS graduates carry on about how they should be higher up the food chain WTF they have no corporate knowledge or understanding of the culture but hey they should be boss, FTFAJ

The only thing worse was 35 yo bitching that they should be Directors, yeah right.
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The thing about P Johnson is.  You take some considerable risk regarding your first order.  You can only alter the finished garment which arrives in a limited way.  You certainly can't change the buttoning point.  You can't realistically change the length by much, given you will end up making the hip pockets look strangely placed.  You can't change the shape of the quarters.  You can't change the shoulders (well perhaps you could narrow them, but that is a pretty major operation).  You can't change the pitch of the sleeves (again, you could, but another pretty major operation).

 

You are compensated for the above risks by the fact that the prices offer relatively good value.  The PJ Roma line with hand-finished details run about 1900 in a standard cloth, ie. a "C Cloth".  That's considerably cheaper than other options which may offer more flexibilty and control.  And in Australia, we don't have any realistic options most of the time for bespoke tailoring.  Only a few exist.  The PJ Roma line has a reasonable finish too.  Certainly better than nearly most RTW clothing I can think of, other than the esoteric stuff, such as Kiton.  If you compare the PJ Napoli line to the PJ Roma line, you can start to see what next level finishing offers though.  The PJ Roma stuff is finished very much on the rustic side.

 

I've seen some seriously below par stuff leave the showroom, usually on my friends.  On the flip side, I've seen some absolutely stellar stuff delivered.  I certainly do not feel that they are so amazing that they never produce a lemon.  They are soooooooo busy now though that I worry about how they will maintain their standards.  It seems every few months they are recruiting someone new.  They are great guys though, really friendly and approachable.  The aesthetic they showcase is not too my taste though.  Darker trousers with light colour plain weave blazers (that look like suit jackets), dark denim like shirts too, and a black knit tie to bring it home.  I don't get that.  In the menswear blogosphere, the boys from The Armoury leave them for dead in my opinion.  But to be fair, the clothes on the boys from The Armoury cost three times as much.  

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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

Just finished a 16 hour shift. Been working the last few days for the florist down the road. I'm so happy that a lot of the 86 posts I had to come back to read where small puns. Some were even mildly entertaining. Getting up at 6 to pull apart the kitchen with old man so we can start tiling and install the new kitchen. The joys of life.

I'm surprised there haven't been any posts concerning Valentines Day. I hope you all had a much better one than me.

Working in a florist has given me a real appreciation for the day, and I now sincerely think that it recieves far to much critism. Marketing scam or not, I delivered dozens of different flower orders. I saw an uncountable amount of faces light up with smiles as I delivered their flowers. Many men also chose to send flowers to not only their significant other, but also their daughters, often quite young, which was really sweet. I walked past many resturants jam packed with people laughing and smiling, all enjoying themselves. It's a day that makes a lot of people very happy, I think it's a fantastic thing, and recieves far too much critism. It also brings very little harm with it.


As for the PJ discussion, I just would like someone to answer my very simple question, yes or no. It's really quite funny, people seem to go to extensive lenghts to avoid asnwering it. Is Patrick a tailor? If I was to provide him with the cloth, could he sit down and make me a jacket himself, perfectly fitted?

Thanks to Oli as well for sending me a copy of Fuck Yeah Menswear to read. I'm a little disappointed that there aren't more words and too many pictures. Going to read ZAMM afterwards.

It appears as though 2014 will be the year of the waiting period as well.  Waiting for three TOJ's. Waiting for Luxire Mac. Will soon be waiting for RMW's and probably another Oscar Hunt jacket. Not sure what I'll do when I have nothing to wait for though.

Waiting for Godot?

As for Valentines Day it's a crock a micro machine for making money, it's crap. You don't need a designated day to send the wife/GF/squeese flowers.
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

I remember us having a similar conversation around Halloween. Where's CD at?


1. I'm reading a big boy book at the moment, and have camp next week, so I expect to fall behind for the moment (for awhile I was matching Steve B!)
2. Aiming for 70, aiming for 70, aiming for 70 (must stay away from YA Sci Fi - I think it's time to re-read Gibson - I'm sure JM has opinions about this)

If your going to reread Gibson start with Neuromancer. I read the Patten Recognition trilogy last year.
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