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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    I think my last post, and then Cox's above, just show how fit is vastly different for different people!

    After talking about it, I went to check KW's site again and their stuff seems to fit way slimmer than SS as standard. How did you work it out with the trial suit?
     
  2. CaptainTohm

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    The trial suit was actually comparable to my Havana jackets in terms of sizing. It was way too short also, so I added roughly an inch and a half to the length, and dropped the buttoning point. We'll see how it turned out soon!
     
  3. Joenobody0

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    How was the shoulde compared to the Havana?
     
  4. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    You can change the shoulder..
     
  5. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    If you're looking at the Jort/La Spalla range, I'd definitely say give KW a try. If you're looking for a 2 piece, you can get VERY nice quality cloth made up MTM for less than you'd pay for OTR SS.
     
  6. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Well-Known Member

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  8. sebastian mcfox

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    I would also have to factor in KW's exhoberant international shipping fees, plus the international return fee, if I wanted to test the trial suit. I would probably be looking at +$300 at least
     
  9. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    Ah, ya, that is tough. Perhaps, if you're looking to buy a few, inquire and see if shipping might be reduced/waived in such a case?
     
  10. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    Sebastian,

    What about B&T? Or do they charge as if they're in Seoul but Joe just happens to be in AUS?
     
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  11. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    I believe the goal of these suits was to be more economical than Formosa...
     
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  12. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know the current price of P. Johnson MTM? Phat Guido got really nice results from them.

    Might be an option for you, S McF.
     
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  13. masaccio

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    Weren't all of PG's suits from P. Johnson bespoke?
     
  14. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Well-Known Member

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    A whole wardrobe of B&T would be rad, but I'd also be living in that wardrobe.

    I can't get over P Johnson's styling and house cut - it's awful.
     
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  15. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Well-Known Member

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    I think he used whatever program they have, which now that I've looked at it again seems like a bit of a hybrid, so "custom" might be the best description. But I only know what I read on the interwebs.

    Just looked at the P Johnsons thread and saw that you already asked about it. Did you dislike all of their work? Seems like different people got different results.
     
  16. Journeyman

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    There's a lot of the talk about "bespoke" in the Australian media concerning P.Johnson but they are really made-to-order. There are certain things that you can change but other things that you can't change in their designs. When you go in for a fitting (at least when they're doing a trunk show) they'll put you in an existing suit of theirs in your usual size and then make notes as to the adjustments that it needs, so I certainly wouldn't call it bespoke.

    I haven't used P.Johnson but, as far as I'm aware, they're willing to make certain changes to their suits but, as with various other places such as some firms on Savile Row, if you don't like the house style then you're better off going elsewhere to find a style that suits your preferences.
     
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  17. flvinny521

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    Gentlemen,

    I am considering two Spier & Mackay suits as a budget-friendly way to increase my wardrobe. So far, the only suits I own and consider acceptable are a solid charcoal Corneliani and navy SuitSupply. Which of these would be the most appropriate/versatile two for a banking/wealth management type job? (Or at least, are any of them terribly wrong in that context?)


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  18. aglose

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    I would say the medium grey and the blue grey solid would be the best for a financial management profession. I'm also a big fan of Spier and Mackay. Ordered two MTM suits and would even suggest @The Noodles maybe give them a shot. Hard to beat the Minnis fresco cloth at $750 CAD which converts roughly to $600 USD. But, as always, it is up to you.
     
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  19. Joenobody0

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    Based on how they look on my phone, anything but the last two would be totally fine.
     
  20. flvinny521

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    Thank you for weighing in. I haven't bought any suits from them yet; I'm hoping the cut will work for me.


    The Steel Blue I completely understand, and honestly, I'm not sure why I even included it, but what about the Marine Blue seems inappropriate?
     
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