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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.
Well it's only one jacket. They still have quite a few navy SB jackets, and a stable of pretty conservative navy and grey suits... I think they are allowed to experiment a little without being labelled the next Arthur Galan. And really what they are doing IMO is a far lesser evil than a lot of the consumer-driven "creative" MTO shoes you see on some of the other threads on this forum.

Plus I haven't even seen the jacket in question apart from online. It could be rather well made in a decent fabric and actually wear quite well.
post #52262 of 56335
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Well it's only one jacket. They still have quite a few navy SB jackets, and a stable of pretty conservative navy and grey suits...

Each season they do a few silly things but most of their stuff is still basic clobber for working stiffs at a particular price point.

Last summer it was the floral print jacket and shorts.
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Each season they do a few silly things but most of their stuff is still basic clobber for working stiffs at a particular price point.

Last summer it was the floral print jacket and shorts.
Ah yes, this year it's the "Highfields" high-gorge jacket; last year it was the "Spoopoker" floral short suit.
post #52264 of 56335
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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.
 

 

I thought in general shorter guys are meant to have a low button stance so the longer V elongates the torso, and a high button stance like that, especially double-breasted, tends to make shorter guys look shorter and wider.  Even at 5'9 I find that a low button stance is good and a 3-button suit or other high button stance makes me look short and that I have to be very careful with the cut of DB jackets.

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You may be right. In all honesty it's not something I've had to think about too much. The effect to me of all those buttons from the pictures on the model is that it makes his legs look shorter than his body. Kind of like this guy's neck:

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post #52266 of 56335
That MJ Bale abortion.

They've turned into Tarocash with some funky digital marketing.
post #52267 of 56335
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Hehe, we're about the same size (if I recall correctly from Nomad), 36R slim.

I just bought Fox's commander in small - (15 wears + a wear in the rain).

So one of us will be right :\. I didn't know whether to get a small or medium either. Then again, you are looking to wear it over your suit jacket, which means you'll definitely need a medium, not a small.

Hi mate, yeah we met at nomad. You will be fine with a small. I will try to wear over a suit - if I can or at least some heavy knits. And was worried with narrow shoulder of this jacket.
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Over a suit?
Yeah over a suit- will try . If it doesn't fit or look silly then will use it as casual jacket. I have 2 over coats one knee length and one full length . So want to experiment a little. Will let you know the outcome. Good or bad.
post #52268 of 56335
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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
Apparently these jackets are tight around the shoulder and chest and wide at the waist with super long sleeves .
post #52269 of 56335

Woodlore Ultras are $USD25.11 on Amazon at the moment.

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Woodlore Ultras are $USD25.11 on Amazon at the moment.

 

i prefer these over the twin tubes only because they have a better application to my shoe size (8E/42) by filling the shoes with some good spring action.

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MJB still does dozens of plain navy and grey suit.

Considering you lot all wear pink and windowpane suits their new line should be just up your alley.
post #52272 of 56335
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

- 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.

We like to offer a service rather than just a product
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i prefer these over the twin tubes only because they have a better application to my shoe size (8E/42) by filling the shoes with some good spring action.

Careful with spring loaded trees they can mishape your shoe
post #52273 of 56335

OK, I'm bored.  Let's say that:

 

1.  Money wasn't a factor in the decision.

2.  You needed suits and shirts for the office or more formal social stuff.

3.  They had to be sourced in Australia . . . no flights to London or HK

 

Where would you shop?

______________________________________________________________

 

My list would be:

 

SUITS (Bespoke): B&Tailor, maybe JH Cutler though not sure his cut/structure is to my taste

SUITS (MTM if I needed quicker turnaround):  Zenga Couture, Brioni (Harrolds), and I'd probably still go to PJ


SHIRTS (I'm less hung up on MTM vs bespoke):  Nakhle, Cutler, Ascot Chang trunk show, Zegna Couture, Brioni, B&Tailor, and PJ

 

Any more creative options that I'm missing?


Edited by npvpositive - 7/23/14 at 4:52am
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npvpositive - re bespoke i'd go to bespoke bijan or b&tailor for suits. i've seen cutler's work and i'd rate bijan over cutler over all aspects (in particular, if you have OCD, finish such as pattern matching at the shoulder seam, collar to back, and collar to lapel). you aren't just buying a suit, but a piece of art. you won't find anyone else in oz that could do it to the same level. see timeless man's website on his experience with getting his linen coat done.

 

mtm - pjohnson or suitshop/oscar hunt; i wouldn't go for zegna or brioni because it's not good value for money, even if money wasn't a factor. this is where an appetite for quality and taste comes into play - i have some friends with more money than sense... even with all that coin, they still buy sh*tty fused Hugo suits, burberry/LV shoes because they don't know better (hugo shirts actually aren't that bad). sure, it costs a lot of money, but is it really quality and value? 

 

shirts - better get in quick whilst ascot chang are coming to town; they are competitive on price and quality for what they are. i've seen some of their shirts in recent times and it is excellent; i've heard of their hand finishing stitches that are so fine, it can barely be seen with the eye. that takes skill and craftsmanship. otherwise, shoot incontro a PM for some bespoke steadystate shirts. their single piece collar shirts are magnificent. big range of finish (see their instagram), some of which might not be to everyone's liking, but if you're like nabilmust, you will chase those waterfalls. Pjohnson and suitshop also make very nice shirts, big range of fabrics and patterns. Romp had a few shirts made for a mate of mine who had a fairly solid yet rotund body - it fit like a second skin. needless to say, i was impressed.

 

after that, i'd invest in some quality shoes. a black cap toe, cognac/dark brown wingtips, suede tassel loafers. that should just get you out of trouble for the time being.

post #52275 of 56335

I'd forgotten about Bijan . . . yup, would definitely add him to the list.  Haven't seen the steadystate shirts but will check them out.

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