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post #67696 of 67946
Last I heard it started at $2200 for a 2 piece.

I would put my faith in Joe above any of the others listed above
post #67697 of 67946
The main difference I see between the finery company mtm and the rest is the styling. I prefer the classic look over the overly fitted ones from Patrick and the like

Quality between the two will also be much different. A lot more handwork goes into the Bntsilor made mtm as far as I have seen and handled. This would also translate to a longer process

I suggest you speak to Joe. Apart from being an excellent fitter her is also a good stylist and will help you understand the whole process a bit better. Check out his Instagram
post #67698 of 67946
Can't go wrong with Oscar Hunt, from what I've seen here on SF.
post #67699 of 67946
Spot cleaning has failed me and I need to send a suit in to be drycleaned. Anyone have a recommendation for a trusted dry cleaner in melb cbd?

Thanks on advance.
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Hey guys chasing two types of shoes both of the style that I'm purchasing for the first time so need some recommendations of brands and their styles. also happy for any alternatives you may recommend. My price range is like $0-250? Also happy to buy used off eBay etc.

 

First is a driver similar to the below

2nd is a toe cap type of oxford which is not so formal that I can wear with chinos etc. Similar to the below;

post #67701 of 67946
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Originally Posted by nevernotspurs View Post

Hey guys chasing two types of shoes both of the style that I'm purchasing for the first time so need some recommendations of brands and their styles. also happy for any alternatives you may recommend. My price range is like $0-250? Also happy to buy used off eBay etc.

First is a driver similar to the below


2nd is a toe cap type of oxford which is not so formal that I can wear with chinos etc. Similar to the below;


You could see if there is anything suitable in the 124 sale.

http://www.124shoes.com.au/online/sale-ss15/men
post #67702 of 67946
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Originally Posted by VirgilVerne View Post
 

Well, visited a few mtms in the Sydney Area and have narrowed it down to Oscar Hunt or Suit Shop for a versatile charcoal suit. George & King actually offered some great deals and to be honest from my experience I cannot tell the difference from them, and other seemingly more advanced shops.However GK does recruit publicly for stylists and with a short training program apparently 'anyone' can consult and measure their clients, and the one who consulted me is actually a college student doing the final year in fashion....so that's that. 

 

Charcoal full canvass three-piece pricings (Cheapest option available) All made in China.

 

OH - $1295 Three fittings

SS- $1495 presumably three fittings

GK-$999 two fittings

 

I've actually somewhat bluntly asked the Suit Shop tailor at the time what really sets them apart from other cheaper options, to which he replied that he has no direct experiences with shops such as Montagio or GK, however in the market today a lot of MTMs simply consider only the length of the cloth, rather than also factoring in the complete posture file of the person - which places them closer to the Bespoke experience. I've also addressed the same questions to GK, and got the confirmation that they do also take in to account of the posture, some sort of a 'molding' was mentioned however I had to hurry for a train so did not stay long.

 

Anyway just wanted to ask if any of you guys want to pitch in, I'm leaning towards Oscar Hunt at the moment, however on the flip side am also pretty curious about GK and how cheap MTMs like this actually work. 

 

Hi,

In Melbourne I have used Oscar Hunts.

 

Got a suit made from them a couple of years back when it was just a couple of guys. I think 'Jules' looked after me.

The jacket fit really well, the pants are a bit baggy ... but I may have been chubbier back then (I honestly can't remember). Anyway I was happy overall, but the style is a bit more conservative and slightly plainer than I was looking for. A good, solid business suit.


Recently I had shirts made at Oscar Hunt. The vibe and setup has completely changed since the first time I went there - it is a big showroom with a bar, receptionist, people buzzing around, glass room with tailoring going on. I saw three different guys in the course of getting one shirt made.

I'm not sure if I was meant to be impressed by their tattoos, but I wasn't impressed with the shirt. Through all 3 fittings I kept telling them that it didn't fit around the shoulders and under the arms - too tight, can barely lift my arms. All of the three different guys who looked after me and nodded and promised to adjust it. At no stage did it actually get fixed. By the end of it, I asked one last time for another adjustment, and he gave me a quizzical non-committal response, muttered something about Spring racing carnival, looked towards the door and his watch which I translated as "it's all too hard"... so I gave up and moved on. When you pay up front for something so simple as a single shirt, when they already have your measurements on file (granted my guy may have come in slightly) it should be a simple process to get a shirt that fits. It should not take months & months and a series of fittings where the desired fit is not even close to being achieved. Sadly I think they have a very set style of close fitting skin-tight shirts and they aren't able to understand different fits.

 

This is not an OH bash - they have given me some fantastic customer service. They do try to look after you. They fixed a suit for me once for free. However I feel that somewhere along the way they have lost some of their ability to be flexible to a range of different fits and preferences. Maybe they have too many apprentices now and too much business to give a consistent product.

 

Worth a look maybe. There are certainly much worse out there.

 

I have not tried suitshop (or Patrick Johnson) but I will probably give them a go soon.

post #67703 of 67946
^ I'm always wary of one/first post critiques such as this.
post #67704 of 67946
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Originally Posted by stanley44 View Post
 

 

Hi,

In Melbourne I have used Oscar Hunts.

 

 

This is not an OH bash - they have given me some fantastic customer service. They do try to look after you. They fixed a suit for me once for free. However I feel that somewhere along the way they have lost some of their ability to be flexible to a range of different fits and preferences. Maybe they have too many apprentices now and too much business to give a consistent product.

 

Worth a look maybe. There are certainly much worse out there.

 

I have not tried suitshop (or Patrick Johnson) but I will probably give them a go soon.

 

 

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^ I'm always wary of one/first post critiques such as this.

Somewhat agrees with this, however it is perfectly reasonable. Nonetheless the Oscar Hunt showroom in Sydney is actually pretty shabby at the moment, with only two tailors on site and not a lot of furnishings so I don't think I'll have that problem.

post #67705 of 67946
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Recently I had shirts made at Oscar Hunt.

I also had a shirt made there a while ago. My only quibble is that I ordered dark MOP buttons and the shirt came back with a mix of dark MOP buttons and white MOP buttons on the shirt collar and sleeve gauntlets. It looked plain weird and they had to order some smaller buttons in that sort of match the originals. That took a while but I'm now very happy. I will be wearing it to the cricket tomorrow in fact, with my Henry Carter wombat tie.

My bigger purchase from OH was an overcoat; I'm not aware of anybody in Melbourne making MTM outerwear of this quality. It's a terrific garment that never fails to attract positive comments, keeps me warn as toast and I can carry half the contents of my house in the various pockets they incorporated into it. Doubtless it will last me years and prove to be a very wise investment.

I was planning on getting a suit from them, but my new job has landed me in a non-suit environment, so I don't think I will bother with that for a year or two. I will definitely go to them for my next suit though.
post #67706 of 67946
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I also had a shirt made there a while ago. My only quibble is that I ordered dark MOP buttons and the shirt came back with a mix of dark MOP buttons and white MOP buttons on the shirt collar and sleeve gauntlets. It looked plain weird and they had to order some smaller buttons in that sort of match the originals. That took a while but I'm now very happy. I will be wearing it to the cricket tomorrow in fact, with my Henry Carter wombat tie.

My bigger purchase from OH was an overcoat; I'm not aware of anybody in Melbourne making MTM outerwear of this quality. It's a terrific garment that never fails to attract positive comments, keeps me warn as toast and I can carry half the contents of my house in the various pockets they incorporated into it. Doubtless it will last me years and prove to be a very wise investment.

I was planning on getting a suit from them, but my new job has landed me in a non-suit environment, so I don't think I will bother with that for a year or two. I will definitely go to them for my next suit though.

May I ask how much the overcoat was? That's actually on my to buy list as well and if the suit is great I'll probably get it from OH as well. 

post #67707 of 67946
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Originally Posted by VirgilVerne View Post

May I ask how much the overcoat was? That's actually on my to buy list as well and if the suit is great I'll probably get it from OH as well. 

Coat was about $1300 IIRC, but that was with a pretty high-end cloth and some optional extras.
post #67708 of 67946
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Coat was about $1300 IIRC, but that was with a pretty high-end cloth and some optional extras.

wow, that's actually not bad at all, however considering the AUD value now perhaps there might have been mark ups. 

post #67709 of 67946
Tay Tay all the way.
post #67710 of 67946
RE Oscar Hunt - visiting Sydney Showroom next week for 2nd fitting of a suit in Dormeuil cloth. Hopefully it fits well and will let you know how it goes.
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