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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

SuitSupply source their fabrics from medium- to high-end Italian fabric houses. With their scale, they can buy up big and so can keep prices down while providing a low-margin windfall for said suppliers. It's a clever model, better I think than trying to incorporate fabric production into their otherwise vertical structure.

So generally the fabrics are better than what you'd expect at this price point. Brown prince-of-wales sounds outstanding. What's the cut? Soho cut is pretty extreme and I'm only barely getting away with it, having slimmed down a bit over the past few months. Look carefully at the measurements they provide for each garment and make sure they work for your build.
It's in Havana cut. SS offering a EU 44 which will actually be perfect. They have a good range of patterned jackets with shipping it's about $425 USD .
post #49397 of 54982
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Anyone own a jacket or suit from Charles Tyrwhitt? Thinking of picking up an unstructured jacket for cheap but can't find many legit reviews.

I think that Nabilmust has one of their jackets and he's worn it in a few Tumblr photos. From memory, he thought that it was surprisingly decent.

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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Try SuitSupply's online store. They provide detailed measurements for all their garments, and a free ship-back service if the garment doesn't fit. Also very reasonable pricing.

Suit Supply are great, but they are generally very slim-fitting.

I had a discussion via e-mail with their customer service people a while back about their different "blocks", and was informed that Napoli and York/ London are their most generous fits, with Lazio and Sienna being slightly slimmer fitting.

The Havana, Soho, Madison, Hudson, La Spalla, Jort and Copenhagen are the slim fitting models.
post #49398 of 54982
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Originally Posted by nakky View Post

Very exciting and likewise in for some financial pain. Will post some pictures when available.

I am looking forward to see how your first suit will turn out.

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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

i wonder how they'll do second fittings if it's bespoke (or even mtm for that matter). will be an interesting exercise.

Definitely bespoke, my own experience have been 2 fittings on one occasion I have had three. The fittings are courier back to Korea each time.
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Cox - I was looking at that DB but I'm concerned it may come off as contrived at my age (24). Looks lovely though. What is the thigh allowance like on the Soho? It's the one cut I haven't tried yet. 

 

I own Havana, Sienna, Napoli, Lazio and La Spalla/Jort in suiting as well as some SC's. 

 

I think I have a problem, but I'm loving it regardless. 

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Yeah, SS does that to you. Imagine how much worse your habit would be if you had access to a nearby bricks-and-mortar store.

 

The Shanghai store, by the way, is a very cool place to hang out.

 

 

 

They have a mixture of Dutch and Chinese salesmen, all English-speaking, knowledgeable and helpful - which is an absolute revelation in Shanghai, where customer service traditionally comprises an irritating mixture of ineptitude, indifference and barely-concealed resentment.

 

I heard they are already scouting locations and vetting potential local partners in Sydney and Melbourne...

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^ Seeing as you're in China a lot, Coxie...have you tried Shanghai C&G yet? Did I even mention them to you? I can't remember shog[1].gif
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Not sure Frank. Are they a bespoke clothier? I think you may have mentioned them once. Somewhere in deepest/darkest South Shanghai?

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Have charity bins become extinct?  Can't for the life of me find any in Brisbane, then go into a Vinnies today only to be told this store isnt accepting clothes donations atm...at this point it would have been easier to just put them up on gumtree.

 

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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post
 

I own Havana  

 

How do you find button stance on the Havana?  It looks kind of high in some pics.  I like the tobacco Havana sports jacket they have atm but the button height makes me hesitant.

post #49404 of 54982
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Anyone own a jacket or suit from Charles Tyrwhitt? Thinking of picking up an unstructured jacket for cheap but can't find many legit reviews.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Anyone own a jacket or suit from Charles Tyrwhitt? Thinking of picking up an unstructured jacket for cheap but can't find many legit reviews.

I think that Nabilmust has one of their jackets and he's worn it in a few Tumblr photos. From memory, he thought that it was surprisingly decent.

 

Yep, I have a summer tweed jacket from CT and it's actually very decent for its price point.

 

It's a little odd-shaped now after aggressive alterations but i still hang on to it.

post #49405 of 54982
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

Have charity bins become extinct? Can't for the life of me find any in Brisbane, then go into a Vinnies today only to be told this store isnt accepting clothes donations atm...at this point it would have been easier to just put them up on gumtree.

Sadly, charity bins are almost non-existent nowadays as fools kept on putting rubbish inside them or dumping unsuitable items beside them and was costing charities much more to clean them up and sort out the rubbish/useless stuff from the good stuff than it was worth.

I think that a lot of charity shops (well, here in Brisbane, at least) also have too much stuff. Most of the clothing that people want to donate is rubbish and now that people can purchase so much cheap stuff from Target/K-Mart etc, there's no market for cheap, second-hand clothes of that ilk and so charity shops end up with an over-supply of very ordinary, second-hand clothes that they can't sell and so they end up sorting them and using a lot of the clothes for rags.

Perhaps if we were in Melbourne it would be a different story, as charity shops seem to be of better quality down there!
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It has been a good two days. Got given an SLP bifold wallet by the girlfriend and just kopped some TOJ.

 

Also picked up a pair of jawnz from the mailbox, picked them up from an Aussie seller on here for a great price. Excellent quality, best $65 I've spent in a long time, the seller has straight and slim fit styles, highly recommended if you're after a new pair of jeans.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/343411/1-in-10-is-free-aika-denim-japan-jin-jeans-for-sale-1-in-10-is-free/15 


Edited by Liber - 5/9/14 at 6:01pm
post #49408 of 54982
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Just when you thought MJ Bale had run out of gimmicks:
http://www.gq.com.au/style/editors+pick/future+suit+mj+bale+releases+wearable+tech,30657

 

Wow. Sounds like something a wanker would wear in my opinion. :/

post #49409 of 54982
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Not sure Frank. Are they a bespoke clothier? I think you may have mentioned them once. Somewhere in deepest/darkest South Shanghai?

I most likely mentioned them to you. Might be something you could look into in person if you ever need new, cheaper bespoke suits.
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 
Have charity bins become extinct? Can't for the life of me find any in Brisbane, then go into a Vinnies today only to be told this store isnt accepting clothes donations atm...at this point it would have been easier to just put them up on gumtree.

Still plenty of them in my neck of the woods.
post #49410 of 54982
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Sadly, charity bins are almost non-existent nowadays as fools kept on putting rubbish inside them or dumping unsuitable items beside them and was costing charities much more to clean them up and sort out the rubbish/useless stuff from the good stuff than it was worth.

I think that a lot of charity shops (well, here in Brisbane, at least) also have too much stuff. Most of the clothing that people want to donate is rubbish and now that people can purchase so much cheap stuff from Target/K-Mart etc, there's no market for cheap, second-hand clothes of that ilk and so charity shops end up with an over-supply of very ordinary, second-hand clothes that they can't sell and so they end up sorting them and using a lot of the clothes for rags.

Perhaps if we were in Melbourne it would be a different story, as charity shops seem to be of better quality down there!

A lot in Sydney like it when you take it in there and they see it's clean and ready to go on the rack. Biggest problem is splitting up the suits so it ends up as rags. Huge mistake brought on by paying nothing for it. Some management idea that better to get a quick sale for some bottom pair of suit trousers than keep the items intact. At the same time the number of people patronising op shops seems bigger than ever. Users and flippers.
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