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post #9676 of 57117
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

As a piece of general advice, don't feel your options are limited by the preferences of the majority on this forum. You should, ideally, seek out a MTM tailor/brand with a style you desire and which suits your body shape, rather than try and fit yourself into a certain shape that is "in".
As for the tailors in question, some of their clients haunt these boards so I would consider their input as to tailors' capacity and willingness to deviate from their 'house style'.

agreed - the too tight slim fit often looks better in promise (carefully posed still photos by professionals) than it does in real life.

In real life no one has a perfect body and no one wears a suit cleanly pressed and only standing still. Real people move around, walk, get on trains, sit in cars, take their jacket off, forget to polish shoes, sit down to eat, drink coffee, bump against dusty surfaces, slump on couches,sit on plastic chairs on the footpath, put on weight, take off weight, change preferences, get sick, feel bad, slouch, get tired, get happy, have creases in seat of jacket all day, etc.

Sit at a footpath cafe for a few hours relaxing with coffee in the CBD - or anywhere- and look at men (and "boys") going about their business. Get idealised silhouettes out of your mind and try to throw away prejudices. See what seems to suit (small pun) people, even if it goes against he received wisdom, of colour combos, etc. You can just concentrate on one or two things - say shirt sleeve showing beneath jacket and see the variations and what looks alright. You'll learn a lot.

Many make the mistake of thinking something that looks good on stage ( eg black suits) will look good in everyday life, ditto with TV, photos ( as an aside presenters on TV often look shite in things that would look good in everyday life and vice versa).

Have a look at some of the blokes who post on the picture thread here and are different to the rest.

I don't look at it much but from memory Old dog /oldtrix, crusty and holdfast are different in fit and colours etc. All of them have many things I don't like but they do go against the grain of the hivemind iGentts and mostly look ok. But most importantly they are dressed for everyday work and sometimes play, and don't look like they are playing grown ups or a role.
post #9677 of 57117
Thanks guys. I only wear bespoke/mtm suits that were made by London tailors. I'm now back and looking for someone new, but can't justify the prices charged by the bespoke tailors charged here in Sydney (which, FYI, are about 40% more exy than what I paid in London).

I suppose I'm more geared towards the London rather than Italian styling, so some of the shoulders and softer coats by p Johnson arnt really what I'm after. I don't like the look of the super waisted jackets either, id prefer some waist but not super tight. There are some on the website that I quite like however.

I do like the fashion forward nature of p Johnson and am quite comfortable about explaining what I want, I also like the idea of building a rapport with a local tailor. Having him here in Syd means we can fix up anything that doesn't work quite right.

OTOH, I like the suits I've seen by Gordon Yao, but with only one fitting and no follow up the service by p Johnson is superior.

Cost perspective is much the same between the two.
post #9678 of 57117
Also getting married soon, daytime ceremony dinner reception at a vineyard in hunter valley.

Views on:
3 piece suit v 2 piece

Dark grey v light grey.



Thanks
post #9679 of 57117
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Originally Posted by budgiesmuggler View Post

Thanks guys. I only wear bespoke/mtm suits that were made by London tailors. I'm now back and looking for someone new, but can't justify the prices charged by the bespoke tailors charged here in Sydney (which, FYI, are about 40% more exy than what I paid in London).
I suppose I'm more geared towards the London rather than Italian styling, so some of the shoulders and softer coats by p Johnson arnt really what I'm after. I don't like the look of the super waisted jackets either, id prefer some waist but not super tight. There are some on the website that I quite like however.
I do like the fashion forward nature of p Johnson and am quite comfortable about explaining what I want, I also like the idea of building a rapport with a local tailor. Having him here in Syd means we can fix up anything that doesn't work quite right.
OTOH, I like the suits I've seen by Gordon Yao, but with only one fitting and no follow up the service by p Johnson is superior.
Cost perspective is much the same between the two.

ok sorry - I didn't look who the advice was for when I expounded above. I imagine you know how to suck eggs.
post #9680 of 57117
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Originally Posted by budgiesmuggler View Post

Also getting married soon, daytime ceremony dinner reception at a vineyard in hunter valley.
Views on:
3 piece suit v 2 piece
Dark grey v light grey.

Thanks

Views on getting married or suit?
post #9681 of 57117
PRL tan suit
Summer sale Seven hundred.
Lament lack of cash.
post #9682 of 57117
Photograph of Leslie 'Squizzy' Taylor on his surrender to police in September 1922

Note striped shirt collar, tie pin and striped tie.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squizzy

552px-Squizzy_Taylor_1922.jpg
post #9683 of 57117
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Views on getting married or suit?

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post #9684 of 57117
Any one use mother of pearl collar stays and if so views as to robustness of such items?
post #9685 of 57117
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Any one use mother of pearl collar stays and if so views as to robustness of such items?

MOP collar stays are aaaaaabsolutely ridiculous biggrin.gif

...and the fact that they are probably quite breakable just adds to the hilarity
post #9686 of 57117
What then? sterling sliver?
post #9687 of 57117
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

What then? sterling sliver?

Just don't pack them for overseas travel if you get these unless you like strip searches. They look uncomfortably (literally, for the owner) like bullets on x-ray screens...
post #9688 of 57117
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

What then? sterling sliver?

Errr...why do they need to be made of something valuable? I have some that are steel, but I actually find that they're too rigid and it can look weird. Plastic is best IMO.
post #9689 of 57117
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Just don't pack them for overseas travel if you get these unless you like strip searches. They look uncomfortably (literally, for the owner) like bullets on x-ray screens...

biggrin.gif That is actually a very good piece of advice - thank you.
post #9690 of 57117
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Errr...why do they need to be made of something valuable? I have some that are steel, but I actually find that they're too rigid and it can look weird. Plastic is best IMO.

I've a couple of sets that look like stainless steel but are very bendy and adjustable and stay how bended. Another set looks like brass but I'm sure it isn't and is similarly bendy.

Maybe they are really rubber coated tin in a steel like coat?

Some brands of shirts like to be smart and have extremely narrow or wide slots for stays so you need some different widths
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