After a long-ish abscence; P&Co outlet shop DOES have sales; last time around almost picked up a very nice Cantarelli flannel suit, fully canvassed and all for $400....unfortunately the armhole height wasnt high enough for me so I didn't pull the trigger. Patience 'fellas....
Sounds interesting! I just bought a pinstripe Cantarelli flannel suit from Azzaro for $650. You are right about the armholes..but I pulled the trigger anyway. I figure that I'll get fussy about armhole height when I go bespoke (or blow $$$'s on D'Avenza et al).
I've checked the website and it is mentioned that the construction is "sewn in canvas".
Would that translate to the whole lines (Classic, Collection and MTM) are constructed with full floating interlining (canvassed)?
Great to read your impressions on this new venture by Matt Jensen. I hope the business stays for years to come.
I like the price points of the products, in particular the shirts.
I agree with your comments about their ties. They are made in some fairly classic patterns and nice fabrics but this is all ruined by the too narrow tie width.
Im hoping DJs in Brisbane start stocking MJ Bale's suits in the near future as they currently sell their shirts. The only decent brand they have there at the moment is Zegna, followed by a splattering of Paul Smith and a rather uninspiring range of Durban.
I had some spare time today after a meeting and stopped by The tie rack at The Myer Centre in Brisbane.
They currently have 50% off all socks and 30% off ties.
So decided to buy a couple of Italian made socks, a turkish pair and a chinese made navy grenadine like tie. I dont think its a true grenadine but seeing they are impossible to find in the stores in Brisbane so had to buy it. I also needed a replacement to my recently deceased Brooks Brothers tie.
I think that I'll take a walk over to Tie Rack tomorrow to have a look at the socks. I particularly like the look of middle and right-most pairs in your picture.
There was actually quite a good range there that I couldnt make up my mind as to what to purchase. I tried to think of what I had already in the way of socks so my latest choices reflected this line of thinking.
Im really pleased with what you can purchase at Tierack at the moment. I mean its definitely alot better than whats available in most mens stores in Brisbane. Their goods are usually fairly classic and also nicely priced. Its not hard to buy ties of lesser quality or taste in Myer for $70.00. They also have a fairly nice selection of braces (while not albert thurston) are still really nice. I also saw a good range of self tie bow ties which would be perfect for formal wear. They also have a few interesting silk patterned pocket squares up there which I quite nice although they aren't on sale at the moment.
I also noticed that Admiral Quarters/Stuart suits are selling some fairly nice wooden coat hangers with a trouser bar for about $4.00 each. They are ex shop fitting so feature a little bit of that patina from being roughed up a little. Also worth a look.