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post #52246 of 54796
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Just ordered this-$399USD minus 15% off using code fifteen. Plus $22.95 shipping. All up about $400 AUD with conversion. They are out of small. Ordered a medium. I plan to wear over suit .I am a super slim 36R. Do you guys think it will work out ? The sizing seems a bit off for a casual jacket specially around shoulder -

Pit to Pit Back Shoulder Arm
Small 20" 28" 16.5" 19"
Medium 20.5" 29" 17.5" 19.5"

http://www.endclothing.com/brands/barbour/barbour-skyfall-commander-jacket.html

Over a suit?
post #52247 of 54796
I've got one of these jackets, and they fit incredibly small. I usually buy a size small in these types of jackets, went with a medium in the Barbour and it is still very snug. I struggle to fit anything more than a shirt under it
post #52248 of 54796

I thought this was an overcoat, but no, no, it's a jacket.

http://www.mjbale.com/highfields-navy-jacket-19287

 

Apparently it will "...take your formal wear to a new level of sophistication"

 

MJ Bale's design team are a pack of galahs.

post #52249 of 54796
Yeeees, saw that last night.

Reminded me of...




MOAR BUTTONS.
post #52250 of 54796

Had a retail (menswear) interview today. Got complimented on my fit, she loved the shoes (brown suede tassel loafers, loakes). Went pretty well, l did my research etc. See how we go. Going to keep applying to a few more places though.

post #52251 of 54796
That MJ Bale jacket whatever-it-is is, straight up, some of the dumbest shit I've seen.

It's not even the buttons. If it's double-breasted with open quarters, it better be a woman or I'm not interested.
post #52252 of 54796
I actually don't mind it. Not all innovation is good but I prefer it to a classicly cut jacket with gaudy red button holes. I'd imagine it would be good for shorter gents as it has the effect of elongating your torso. And it's not really that far out is it? Sure it has two extra buttons but I have an extra nipple so no one's perfect.

Perhaps MJB see themselves competing more with the MTM market, where clients can shell out a bit more for fabric choice and improved fit on classic items. So to differentiate themselves they are trying to offer value through unique design - e.g. I'm not sure you could walk into Suit Shop and ask Rob to make a jacket like that for you. Whether you want to or not is a subjective question of taste of course.
post #52253 of 54796
MJ Bale revamped their website to bring us this... thing?? I bet it's to be worn with cropped/short slacks
post #52254 of 54796
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Yeeees, saw that last night.

Reminded me of...




MOAR BUTTONS.

Matching lovers' outfits- how cute....

post #52255 of 54796
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I actually don't mind it. Not all innovation is good but I prefer it to a classicly cut jacket with gaudy red button holes. I'd imagine it would be good for shorter gents as it has the effect of elongating your torso. And it's not really that far out is it? Sure it has two extra buttons but I have an extra nipple so no one's perfect.

Perhaps MJB see themselves competing more with the MTM market, where clients can shell out a bit more for fabric choice and improved fit on classic items. So to differentiate themselves they are trying to offer value through unique design - e.g. I'm not sure you could walk into Suit Shop and ask Rob to make a jacket like that for you. Whether you want to or not is a subjective question of taste of course.

Yeah, but Patrick will cos he's a tay-larhhh. stirpot.gif

TOPY!
post #52256 of 54796
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post
 

I thought this was an overcoat, but no, no, it's a jacket.

http://www.mjbale.com/highfields-navy-jacket-19287

 

Apparently it will "...take your formal wear to a new level of sophistication"

 

MJ Bale's design team are a pack of galahs.

 

MJB pls, stahp.

post #52257 of 54796
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


Yeah, but Patrick will cos he's a tay-larhhh. stirpot.gif

TOPY!

 

That's an MJ fai-larhh joke!

 

Hehe.

post #52258 of 54796
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Originally Posted by CoffeeDudeGuy View Post

MJ Bale revamped their website to bring us this... thing?? I bet it's to be worn with cropped/short slacks

Incorrect, it actually has matching cuffed shorts due out this spring. You heard it here first. 

 

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

...I'm not sure you could walk into Suit Shop and ask Rob to make a jacket like that for you. Whether you want to or not is a subjective question of taste of course.

I would hope Rob would strongly persuade you otherwise.

 

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Perhaps MJB see themselves competing more with the MTM market, where clients can shell out a bit more for fabric choice and improved fit on classic items.

 

I think MJ Bale sees themselves as the cutting edge of fashion. The design team is likely a bunch of semi-edgy female or gay designers who weren't quite good enough to get design jobs at womenswear joints, so they feel the need to show off their talent by "innovating" and "rethinking" menswear.

post #52259 of 54796
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


Yeah, but Patrick will cos he's a tay-larhhh. stirpot.gif

TOPY!
I think an old school tailor would be far less inclined to make something like that for a client!
post #52260 of 54796

The true test to the business is whether the garment sells. Most men don't care about fashion - that's why a lot of brands are cheap and nasty, or overpriced and over-styled. Many men are also dressed by their girlfriends, wives, mothers and sisters, so that often results in disastrous outfits (no sexism intended). With this in mind, expect to see more items like this out on the streets.

 

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