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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
 

 

Hopefully, they were correct in their assessment. 

 

Unfortunately (as I've ranted about in the past), a lot of menswear sales assistants seem to think that to fit well, a suit must be one or two sizes too big, so as to give a man some room to move. 

 

Whilst I don't want a skin-tight suit, I don't really understand this idea of needing room to move. A well-fitting suit gives a person room to move because it fits them well, not because it fits them like a sack. 

 

I lost count of the number of times I'd try on a jacket that fit me well and was a really good width across the shoulders, only to be told that I needed to try on the next size to give me some room. 

 

And don't get me started on the number of times that I was told that sleeves should come down to where the thumb joins the hand (yes, really). 

 

So, in short, I hope that the staff who told you that it was a perfect fit were accurate! 

It's okay, I won't get you started.  Thanks for your comments though. I don't trust assistants either which is why I hate shopping and why I come to this forum to get my information/answers. 

 

Initially, the first assistant put me in a size that was too big and said that was best. I then took it a size down and found that was better. 

 

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I wouldn't put much weight in sales assistant opinions on fit -- too many of them are purely self interested, or don't know enough about how it should fit. I mean really, they're just people working a retail job usually -- not necessarily any interest in suits.

 

I think given Thanasi wants a first time suit places like MJ Bale are a good choice because they have a more modern cut and the prices aren't too bad.

 

I find most DJs brands to be too boxy (or pricey Zegna, Armani, Canali etc).

I was told that because of my height (6'4"), that MJ Bale, or any other Off-the-rack brand would not suit and would most certainly require alterations. They said the exception was Anthony Squires. 

post #50582 of 58046
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Originally Posted by Thanasi View Post

It's okay, I won't get you started.  Thanks for your comments though. I don't trust assistants either which is why I hate shopping and why I come to this forum to get my information/answers. 

Initially, the first assistant put me in a size that was too big and said that was best. I then took it a size down and found that was better. 

I was told that because of my height (6'4"), that MJ Bale, or any other Off-the-rack brand would not suit and would most certainly require alterations. They said the exception was Anthony Squires. 

You'll probably need a brand that offers Long sizing then I'd imagine, and unfinished trousers. Off the top of my head, Charles Tyrwhitt do. And Brooks Brothers. Or go MTM.
post #50583 of 58046
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Originally Posted by Thanasi View Post

It's okay, I won't get you started.  Thanks for your comments though. I don't trust assistants either which is why I hate shopping and why I come to this forum to get my information/answers. 

Initially, the first assistant put me in a size that was too big and said that was best. I then took it a size down and found that was better. 

I was told that because of my height (6'4"), that MJ Bale, or any other Off-the-rack brand would not suit and would most certainly require alterations. They said the exception was Anthony Squires. 

You'll probably need a brand that offers Long sizing then I'd imagine, and unfinished trousers. Off the top of my head, Charles Tyrwhitt do. And Brooks Brothers. Or go MTM.

TM Lewin might be worth a look. Have a long cut, sell separate jackets and pants and the pants come unfinished. As long as you like the strong British silhouette they're decent value (half canvassed and reasonable fabrics).
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Originally Posted by Thanasi View Post

 

I was told that because of my height (6'4"), that MJ Bale, or any other Off-the-rack brand would not suit and would most certainly require alterations. They said the exception was Anthony Squires. 

 

Try suit supply who also have short and long sizes and a range of different cuts. Free shipping over 500 USD; and also, their free returns policy is excellent. just put it back in the box, fill out the form etc. and courier picks it up from you. 

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Originally Posted by sliq View Post
 

 

Try suit supply who also have short and long sizes and a range of different cuts. Free shipping over 500 USD; and also, their free returns policy is excellent. just put it back in the box, fill out the form etc. and courier picks it up from you. 

Thank you. Thanks everyone. 

post #50586 of 58046
Late to the party but FWIW I own two squires suits from my pre SF days both were expensive, fit terribly, are boxy and shapeless in the lapels and are made out of fabric that feels plasticky compared to everything else I now own. Including MJ and herringbone.

I don't think I could go past SS if your budget is around $700, particularly being tall. Also it doesn't matter what your dimensions 99% of people need some alterations on pretty much everything OTR.
post #50587 of 58046

Not sure of your sizing but may be worth checking the ad in my signature. Suitshop tux for sale.

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Originally Posted by Teggeh View Post

I'm in need of a Tux. I'll be going to a few functions this year and next year that require a Tux. So I'd like something nice, but not overly expensive. I don't really like the look of the options available from MJ Bale and don't really want to spend more than $900 for the tux (pants+jacket). Any suggestions of other places to look? Prefer to try it on. Online only/US/UK stores are a no go.

edit: Forgot to mention, RM Williams shoes (not boots), whats the quality like? Recommended or avoid?
post #50588 of 58046
The US Mr Porter site is now on sale - up to 50% off apparel and up to 40% off footwear
post #50589 of 58046

Hi all,

 

I'm new to Australia and after some very high end suits in either Sydney or Melbourne (ie. as close to Saville Row as possible).

 

Journeyman has kindly suggested the following three tailors in Sydney:

 

J.H. Cutler: http://www.cutlerbespoke.com/

 
Does anyone have any other recommendations?
 
thanks
post #50590 of 58046
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Originally Posted by suttonzach View Post

The US Mr Porter site is now on sale - up to 50% off apparel and up to 40% off footwear

 

meh, not available for Australia yet. 

post #50591 of 58046
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Originally Posted by BradJ View Post

Hi all,

I'm new to Australia and after some very high end suits in either Sydney or Melbourne (ie. as close to Saville Row as possible).

Journeyman has kindly suggested the following three tailors in Sydney:

J.H. Cutler: http://www.cutlerbespoke.com/
Bijan: http://www.bespokebijan.com.au/bijan.html
Zink & Sons: http://www.zinkandsons.com.au/
 
Does anyone have any other recommendations?
 
thanks

I've answered your question in the other thread you started.
If budget is not an issue I'll go with Bijan.
John Cutler is not what it use be, both of his tailors have left and started their own business. http://www.lengbespoke.com.au
I don't think Zink and Son is on the same level as Bijan's work.
post #50592 of 58046
Thanks for the info tchoy.
 
Another important factor in choosing the tailor is their age, and whether or not they are training younger tailors to take over when they hang up their shears and nimbles. Not to suggest that elder tailors are not capable of fantastic work, more so, it's nice to know that once you find someone, you'll be able to use them for many years to come. I believe Bijan has this one covered.
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Met up with a few SF guys yesterday. Thought you all might enjoy a candid pic (fxh is on the extreme left):

 

 

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post #50594 of 58046
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

Met up with a few SF guys yesterday. Thought you all might enjoy a candid pic (fxh is on the extreme left):

 

 

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Nice vintage ties - they must be from Passagio Cravatte. 

post #50595 of 58046
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
 

 

Nice vintage ties - they must be from Passagio Cravatte. 

 

Nice compliments. Compliments.

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