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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I don't understand them, either.

Van Laack (at least in my opinion) seems intent upon destroying both Herringbone and R&B. They're both forced to order from the same, seasonal lookbook which contains a list of mostly generic and uninteresting clothing that looks cheaper than it actually is, which is quite a notable, albeit unfortunate, achievement.

Well put.

The pricing seems so random as to make no sense.

I do have some MJB and Herringbone gear collected over the years (suits, jackets, shirts) and have always been happy with it. Always purchased at (often deep) discount, but the clothes hold up well and wear comfortably.
post #67562 of 67946

I just bought a Herringbone shirt for the princely sum of $48.

 

It's green. Goodness knows how I will incorporate that into a fit, but I'm damn well going to try.

post #67563 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

I just bought a Herringbone shirt for the princely sum of $48.

It's green. Goodness knows how I will incorporate that into a fit, but I'm damn well going to try.

Let me know how you go, was tempted by those as well but no idea how to incorporate it
post #67564 of 67946
What a debut for the Kent Wang Brollie in McMahon's point just now. It got inverted under a crazy gale, but seems un damaged. Perhaps I should also get a Davek Elite.
post #67565 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

I just bought a Herringbone shirt for the princely sum of $48.

It's green. Goodness knows how I will incorporate that into a fit, but I'm damn well going to try.

St Patrick Day shenanigans?
post #67566 of 67946

herringbone shirts aren't bad - they don't last too long for me at the collar but the cloth is always supple. 

post #67567 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

I just bought a Herringbone shirt for the princely sum of $48.

It's green. Goodness knows how I will incorporate that into a fit, but I'm damn well going to try.
Good luck - its my considered opinion that green shirts don't work on anyone.*

* excepting perhaps a Gerry Nelson
post #67568 of 67946
That said I do have a very faded pale lime green BB vintage OCBD that I deem a stay at home shirt.
I accidentally had a friend drop in one day and she loved it "Oooh great - Makes me want a lime gelato"

So. There you go.

Its a funny old world isn't it.
post #67569 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I don't understand them, either.

Van Laack (at least in my opinion) seems intent upon destroying both Herringbone and R&B. They're both forced to order from the same, seasonal lookbook which contains a list of mostly generic and uninteresting clothing that looks cheaper than it actually is, which is quite a notable, albeit unfortunate, achievement.

Meanwhile, MJ Bale sometimes has some great stuff, but their product photos are absolutely dismal and their clothing is often very slim cut, which rules out a fair percentage of the population. I've got a friend who is quite slim and is a size 36 US/46 Euro in suits, and who finds it difficult to fit into MJ Bale's suits.

MJ Bale introduced a range of Italian-made, "Napoli" shirts a while back, which were very nice but which were offered in some quite odd fabrics. A few of the fabrics were great, but several of them were not very attractive - a bit too textured or shiny for my tastes, particularly when you're paying $300 per shirt. The shirt pricing, of course, was also quite a reach for MJ Bale, given the pricing of their other shirts and their near-constant "two suits for $1000" offer.

They recently started selling off the Napoli shirts for $199 each, with a couple of the shirts marked down massively to $79 each.


R&B has this fixation with having lots of sateen stripes in their shirts.

Regarding MJ Bale, in terms of fit they have drop 7 and drop 8, though it seems that they have been focusing on drop 8. For a regular slim dude I think the drop 7 is a very good fit, though right now I feel I am in between the drops as my drop 7 MJBale jackets feel like they are now a bit drapy..

With the shirts, $300 isn't all that out of place really. Think of the normal blue label ones that regularly sell for $70 as akin to PRL which goes with the Blue Label "2 for a Grand" suits and the "Napoli" ones as RLBL which are in line with MJ Bale's premium "Collection" range which retails for over a grand each.
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Gents, sorry to derail the - frankly extremely interesting - conversation regarding Van Laack's (mis)management of its Australian subsidiaries. But, I thought I'd finally post a fit of that Trunk Tailors (@trunktailors on IG) suit I've been yammering on about.

 

Nothing very interesting. Lightweight cloth (about 8.5 oz) for the hellish swelter that is Qld. Fit is off in a few places. I'm not incensed nor am I overjoyed by it.

 

Still, speaking in relative terms and on market average, not a bad pricepoint.

 

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post #67572 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Styleternity View Post

Gents, sorry to derail the - frankly extremely interesting - conversation regarding Van Laack's (mis)management of its Australian subsidiaries. But, I thought I'd finally post a fit of that Trunk Tailors (@trunktailors on IG) suit I've been yammering on about.

Nothing very interesting. Lightweight cloth (about 8.5 oz) for the hellish swelter that is Qld. Fit is off in a few places. I'm not incensed nor am I overjoyed by it.

Thanks for posting this SE. Plenty of people will chime in with thoughts I'm sure. For me the thing that stands out is that the waist is too suppressed. Love the high waist trews, but not sure why the twisty legs given you are standing straight.

(Standard disclaimer: Just my two cents etc.)
post #67573 of 67946

i think the jacket sleeves are short about 2cm. not sure if it's how you're wearing the trousers (you may need to pull them up a bit( but the seat looks a bit big from what i can see. also the length of the coat is a touch short, unless it is a BlazerSuit (tm) you were after. not sure if it's the lighting but there looks to be some slight bowing on the left lapel. the balance is also off, given the left lapel gorge sits lower than the right. 

 

the twisty legs are common on a lot of mtm if the customer has bowed legs (as I do). sometimes this can be cured by ironing the trousers a certain way; or otherwise, you will need to go bespoke or get wider leg widths.

post #67574 of 67946
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

not sure if it's the lighting but there looks to be some slight bowing on the left lapel. the balance is also off, given the left lapel gorge sits lower than the right. 

The three roll two seems to be causing this.
post #67575 of 67946
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Just finished Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink. I have to get out all the old vinyl and play as I re read a few pages about each song
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