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post #6781 of 54779
yeah i need to get one for the wife because she wants to stretch her shoe abit. just gonna go with a plastic fantastic from ebay
post #6782 of 54779
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

I'm actually looking for someone else to go buy tree trees in larger quantities with to save on shipping from overseas.
Right now I'm just using those plastic ones from Daiso laugh.gif

Just buy those German Schuh Spanner that sell at Wynyard Ramp (Sullivans) or in Coombes in the Strand for like AUD40. They are excellent between than the Florsheims.
post #6783 of 54779
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Originally Posted by quar View Post

Don't buy MJB at RRP. PJ is a better product, best save an extra 300 dollars and go that way. MJB on sale would be worthwhile though if you like their product. I wear the cotton pants (which are ludicrously overpriced at $345), but only because the cottons from PJ aren't pre-washed, and therefore are dry-clean only.

I have a couple of pairs of MJB chinos. They say "dry clean only".... Are you saying they can be washed?
post #6784 of 54779
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Originally Posted by ruzzi View Post

need to buy some affordable shoe trees - buy in australia or online? which onez?

Nordstrom do great shoe trees. Full price is around USD$20 a pair.
post #6785 of 54779
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Given that MJ Bale has suits for just under $1000 at full retail (although yes, some cost more than that), I think that he would have to save up more than an extra $300 to afford something from P.Johnson.

Also, bear in mind that although it is very nice to have a good MTO suit, it takes time and effort.
Sometimes, people just want to find something reasonable to buy off the rack, as long as it fits well, rather than go to the effort of making an appointment, having themselves measured up, and then waiting six weeks for the end product, with the possibility of needing to have alterations made at that time.
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Fair points.

I've never looked at the price of suiting in a MJB Store, I was just guided by the prices on the website which seem to start around 1195AU.

Good on MJB for being one of the cheapest options in AU for a non-fused suit.


I think MJB and PJ cater to slightly different markets, with some overlap of gents that want different things from different garments.

As Journeyman says, a major advantage of MJB and Herringbone as quality RTW is that their suits are, well, ready to wear (as opposed to wait-and-see in 6 weeks)... I know this is styleforum and we like to plot "pyramids" and rank things in discrete league tables, but RTW is not necessarily an inferior option and MTM is not always > RTW.

Of course, there is only an advantage to any RTW (or MTM for that matter) if the garment fits you well, which is not the case for everyone.

Personally I'm happy to see both companies in the market place - and seemingly doing well enough to expand. They are, to this point, bucking the retail trend in Australia, proving that people will spend money on clothes when they think the service and product are worth it. Some of our larger retailers would be better served following their example of "quality, service and price" rather than whingeing about GST import thresholds......
post #6786 of 54779
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


I have a couple of pairs of MJB chinos. They say "dry clean only".... Are you saying they can be washed?

Well I didn't know that. But I machine-wash mine in cold water all the time. No shrinkage or other issues.
post #6787 of 54779
MJB are shooting themselves in the foot by putting surgeon's cuffs on all their jackets facepalm.gif
post #6788 of 54779
True true, and is it just me but do all of their jackets look very short? I was in there on the weekend (didn't try any on though) and yeah being 6ft2 the working buttonholes can make life difficult.

I settled on one of Herringbone's new navy core suits, they have made a slightly lighter plain blue super 130's in (I think) the new york cut, which I prefer over the Osaka (bit too open quarters for me). It's not air force blue light but somewhere in between that and the dark navy herringbone core (which is what I'm replacing). It's a great colour.

Problem I have now after a winter in the gym is I have outgrown the 38 in the shoulders chest, but still a 32 inch waist so seperates or MTM are the go. Now I'm a 40R I don't need the sleeves lengthened anymore, just in time for them to go to non-working buttonholes! Anyway stay tuned for a few 38R Herringbone suits on B&S shortly.
post #6789 of 54779
Yes, they do look short. I'm only 5'8" and they still look like they'd be too short for me.

I've been considering getting a Herringbone SC. Are they all the Osaka cut? It doesn't say on the website.
post #6790 of 54779
Not sure but some of the new ones on the Herringbone website look quite short also. I'm wearing an osaka SC today actually and despite what I said above it's cut quite well. But I have an osaka suit (soon to be on B&S) which somehow looks different, more than likely sue to the size difference as the suit is a 38 and the coat a 40.
post #6791 of 54779
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Originally Posted by crinklecut View Post

MJB are shooting themselves in the foot by putting surgeon's cuffs on all their jackets facepalm.gif
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

True true, and is it just me but do all of their jackets look very short? I was in there on the weekend (didn't try any on though) and yeah being 6ft2 the working buttonholes can make life difficult.

It's an age-old dilemma - fake buttonholes for ease of alteration or working cuffs because they look better?....

FWIW, I have a few suits/jackets from MJB and Herringbone - some have perfect length sleeves, some are if anything a tad short (though I prefer that over them being too long) as I'm 6'4".... but all in all I am happy with the way all these suits fit given their price points - it is literally a matter of mm and within the tolerances of the manufacturing (and probably MTM for that matter).
post #6792 of 54779
Off topic i guess but does anyone have suggestion for best tailor to do alterations on suit which needs trimming down as i have.......... Also another one which needs to be let out a bit as its a tad too tight they are both expensive suits RL corneliani and the too tiht one Kilgour of Savile Row.
Sorry meant to say in Sydney.
Edited by labravajazz - 8/22/11 at 5:07am
post #6793 of 54779
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Originally Posted by crinklecut View Post

Yes, they do look short. I'm only 5'8" and they still look like they'd be too short for me.

I've been considering getting a Herringbone SC. Are they all the Osaka cut? It doesn't say on the website.

Really?

I'm 5'11 and the size 38R jackets are too long for me (overall length) at 29.9 inches; my P Johnson's are both about 28.5 inches long.
post #6794 of 54779
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post




It's an age-old dilemma - fake buttonholes for ease of alteration or working cuffs because they look better?....

FWIW, I have a few suits/jackets from MJB and Herringbone - some have perfect length sleeves, some are if anything a tad short (though I prefer that over them being too long) as I'm 6'4".... but all in all I am happy with the way all these suits fit given their price points - it is literally a matter of mm and within the tolerances of the manufacturing (and probably MTM for that matter).

Lucky man.

If it fits you close to perfect, then OTR is definitely an option.

Problem for me: perfect is the enemy of good.

My HBone suit jackets were a good fit, but now that I'm wearing my PJohnson suit jackets, which are a perfect fit, it's hard to go back to merely good. foo.gif
post #6795 of 54779
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post


Really?

I'm 5'11 and the size 38R jackets are too long for me (overall length) at 29.9 inches; my P Johnson's are both about 28.5 inches long.

That sounds pretty short. I need about 30" BOC to cover my butt.
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