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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. lachyzee

    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    Never thought about claiming GST back on clothes... might do it on my PJ suit - I guess I would then have to carry it round though... hmm.
     
  2. Geoffrey Firmin

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    The History of Mens Fashion by Nicholas Storey, Paul Motian On Broadway complete set and hopefully convince the wife we should get tickets now to go to Europe next year. And two bottles of Kooyong Estate Haven to wash down Xmas lunch and dinner.

    Does anyone have any views on Penhaligons fragrances?
     
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  3. California Dreamer

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    I haven't used them myself, but the Blenheim scent gets its share of love on Basenotes.

    http://www.basenotes.net/company/100690
     
  4. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I swear by the Blenheim Bouquet after using it in The Witchery (http://www.thewitchery.com/) where my wife and I stay just after we got married in July.

    It has a lovely, long lasting (on me anyway) citrus smell and my wife loves it (which is the most important thing).

    Highly recommended.


    I know it would be a lot cheaper. You obviously have good taste. A field coat appeals, there are plenty out there (again, another thing I do not really need yet though). I like the look of these (but am not really prepared to pay that much for them).

    http://linenforsummertweedforwinter...2379/jhilla-boglioli-m-65-boglioli-knows-blue
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    http://mostexerent.tumblr.com/post/35762460408/maybe-that-sort-of-a-day-m65-sort-of-a-day
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    Wonder if these are any good?

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/12054922...eName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    This could be you next year GN (?)
    http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-faded-creased-cuffed-denim-pitti-uomo/
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    Also got my Christmas present sorted - an Ettinger wallet -
    http://www.ettinger.co.uk/wallets-p...e-hide-black-billfold-wallet-with-3-c-c-purse
    [​IMG]
     
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  5. TehBunny

    TehBunny Well-Known Member

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    What's the minimum I would be paying at Pjohnson for a mtm odd jacket or anywhere in Melbourne for that matter?
     
  6. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Well-Known Member

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  7. Petepan

    Petepan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that. I was actually hoping that someone will have experience on the longevity and wear of the fabric. Two particular gripes- one, the cat whiskers creases on the pants are unsightly with lighter/inferior fabric. Second, it is annoying to have a canvassed jacketed finally molding to your body shape after several years, but then ripping/tearing the seat of the pants as the material gets worn down. The fabric is proprietary to PS, and I doubt I can get it replaced. Same problem with some of my tailored suits with lousy fabrics.
     
  8. jobro

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    HOW ABOUT YOU ASK P.JOHNSON.
     
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  9. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Well-Known Member

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    First rule of Aussie SF members club: you don't talk about P Johnson pricing.
     
  10. jobro

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    I don't mind discussion however asking these types of questions annoys me greatly. Its like going to the counter of Coles with your list of groceries and asking how much is this and that before you've even had a look down the isle.
     
  11. TehBunny

    TehBunny Well-Known Member

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  12. thebrownman

    thebrownman Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough - just call and say, "I like the look of what I've seen/I'm interested, but cost is an important consideration for me..."

    They'll tell you a ballpark, and then you make a decision. Sometimes, I think the reason some people post on Internet forums is that they lack the regular social skills to ask questions in real life...
     
  13. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Well-Known Member

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    My three cats and I unanimously disagree with this.
     
  14. iSurg

    iSurg Well-Known Member

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    Guys, guys, guys. No need to get annoyed. Too close to the jolly holiday season.

    There is the concept of "there is no stupid question" (stated by almost every lecturer I've had), but we all know that's a setup for a suboptimal questions.

    No need to be harsh though. Gentle guidance, please.
     
  15. streetminimal

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    Just as a further reference to anyone else if they haven't gotten the clue yet.
     
  16. Petepan

    Petepan Well-Known Member

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    To be fair, OP did ask for MTM "anywhere else in Australia."

    I think OP wants a general idea, and do not necessarily want to waste P Johnson's time with tire-kicking.

    Spirit of Xmas- give more, expect less.
     
  17. TehBunny

    TehBunny Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
    Ok let's move onto a different topic.... TBM you end up getting the aspesi?
     
  18. streetminimal

    streetminimal Well-Known Member

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    You're going into the MTO/MTM/Bespoke/#menswear game with the wrong mindset if money is above all else. I'm sorry, but to want something that is really high quality with a hint of personalisation and have it at a 'good price' is not going to happen (in most cases that is). It's a shame that the Australian ingrained thinking of getting a 'bargain' is still affecting the way in which we consume goods. If you're unable to afford a $650 MTM jacket then move on and find something else.

    P.S. The fact that it is nearing Christmas doesn't mean that people all of a sudden have to be more charitable and nice to each other, at the risk of sounding like the Grinch.
     
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  19. Petepan

    Petepan Well-Known Member

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    OP is just asking for a general indication of pricing. I see no indication of him wanting to scrooge, nor him stating money is above all else, nor him stating that he wants high quality at a "good price".

    Every day, every consumer is trading off price versus value. And despite your high falutin language, you will be doing exactly the same. Just that each person's concept of "value" is different, and this affects prices that they are willing or able to pay.

    And dont forget that for some consumers, such as me, we have alternatives rather than Australia. Don't fall in thinking Australia is the only shopping pond available.

    Like I said earlier, OP is just asking for a general idea as to pricing. A perfectly reasonable response could have been "At least $650 for decent MTM jacket" rather than hostility and rudeness.

    It would be fair to say that being charitable and nice to each other is certainly worth aspiring for, Xmas or not. You dont risk sounding like Grinch at all, you just sound like an asshole.
     
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  20. iSurg

    iSurg Well-Known Member

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    I think your point is valid. However, in my experience, my entrance into bespoke and better MTM started with an assessment of pricing and its balance with quality of the garment. At least, that was my mentality when I dropped what I thought was a lot of money at WWC. Since then, my perception of price point now includes customer service among other things.
    My point is that price still plays a part in someone's decision to go above RTW.

    Also, true that the hols shouldn't influence how we interact on this forum - I prefer that we treat each other cordially throughout the year.
     
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