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P.Johnson in Sydney

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dingdongbell, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Well-Known Member

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    right! Lucky I asked!!
    any suggestion?

    - Oh FFS, I even replied to your email.
    - just call them & talk to them
    - Sheesh..
     
  2. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Well-Known Member

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    Really? I haven't been impressed with P Johnson for Phat Guido but what do I know... I second this advice! Don't pick a tailor just because your friend or some one on the internet says so...
    I like the PJ look, and some of the details are fun, but it is best suited for a skinny dude. I also don't like them on PG...
    - I hear you, but we all know that it's part of a journey & yes version 1 was tight, but version 2 is a big improvement & so will version 3 & so on. - Unless I'm part of some Super Trust Fund, I'm not about to go to Florence or Naples for pizza & not all pizza's served there are great the first time around
     
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    I like the PJ look, and some of the details are fun, but it is best suited for a skinny dude. I also don't like them on PG...
    What are your dislikes about what they do for PG? Proportions a little whack? Or is it the fit? PG, do you think the P Johnson finish is comparable / worse / better than WW Chan?
     
  4. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Well-Known Member

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    What are your dislikes about what they do for PG? Proportions a little whack? Or is it the fit?

    PG, do you think the P Johnson finish is comparable / worse / better than WW Chan?

    FYI - Chan is bespoke & PJ is MTM. They both are good, but I like the finer details of PJ.
    FWIW - I have 5 Chan suits & have not worn them in over a year. My Peter Lee suits are still worn today, in fact I'm wear PL today.
     
  5. quar

    quar Well-Known Member

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    I'm aware Chan is bespoke. I am a customer of Chan.

    I have also recently orders some PJ items. I was very happy with my first shirt from them. I have just ordered another couple today. I think the quality of the finish on their shirts is very good.

    I was just interested in your opinion on the quality of their finish in their suiting range. The fit and style is another matter for discussion. I personally have found that Chan's level of construction is very good. I have not inspected a PJ jacket yet, but from the pants I saw today (I did also order a pair of MTM pants from Tom today), Chan's finishing is superior. Chan do charge upwards of $600AU for pants though.
     
  6. GuidoWongolini

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    I'm aware Chan is bespoke. I am a customer of Chan.

    I have also recently orders some PJ items. I was very happy with my first shirt from them. I have just ordered another couple today. I think the quality of the finish on their shirts is very good.

    I was just interested in your opinion on the quality of their finish in their suiting range. The fit and style is another matter for discussion. I personally have found that Chan's level of construction is very good. I have not inspected a PJ jacket yet, but from the pants I saw today (I did also order a pair of MTM pants from Tom today), Chan's finishing is superior. Chan do charge upwards of $600AU for pants though.

    - for me it about the sum of all parts & in this case, I'm happier with PJ over Chan.
    - some get excited about hand this had that & we all like hand-jobs, but I don't toss my cookies over these. To my eye the finish is finer on my hand finished PJ to Chan.
     
  7. quar

    quar Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply. That is certainly very promising if you think that the level of finish achieved by PJ is comparable / better than Chan. I think that Chan's level of finish is superior to common 'high-end' companies (EZ, RLBL, etc.). It certainly makes PJ's price-point very attractive for Australian men.

    I would be comfortable in saying that the finishing of PJ's shirts (button-holes, stitching, collars and cuffs, interlining) is higher than Chan (although Chan are not typically known for their shirts). The Thomas Mason range of shirting that they offer is also good quality with many interesting selections.
     
  8. ColdEyedPugilist

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    - I hear you, but we all know that it's part of a journey & yes version 1 was tight, but version 2 is a big improvement & so will version 3 & so on.
    - Unless I'm part of some Super Trust Fund, I'm not about to go to Florence or Naples for pizza & not all pizza's served there are great the first time around


    Saw version 2 on your blog, mate.

    Looks exerent; much cleaner than v1; and I like v1.

    Can't wait for mine (mid-gray SB 2-button; very-subtle POW check; Loro Piana S120s; handmade) to arrive end April... and the shirt too!

    Think I'll get the LP Wave (same cut) in navy next!

    Cheers
     
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    Just went into the new Harrolds today for the first time. I was talking to a charming Italian guy, Simone, who told me they have 9 rooms in the new premises on Pitt St Mall. He offered me a coffee and it was one of the best I have drunk in years. I may be mistaken but I reckon there had to be at least AUD1 million in stock sitting in the rooms. The new premises is like 10X bigger than the old.
     
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    It's certainly a nice looking store, that's for sure.
     
  12. GuidoWongolini

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    welcome back PG
    - thanks, but I never left
    Just went into the new Harrolds today for the first time. I was talking to a charming Italian guy, Simone, who told me they have 9 rooms in the new premises on Pitt St Mall. He offered me a coffee and it was one of the best I have drunk in years. I may be mistaken but I reckon there had to be at least AUD1 million in stock sitting in the rooms. The new premises is like 10X bigger than the old.
    - NVM
     
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    I like the PJ look, and some of the details are fun, but it is best suited for a skinny dude. I also don't like them on PG...

    I don't know if I've confirmed or negated your opinion here, but I am a shade under 6 foot tall, and vary between 98 and 102 kilos - 215 to 220 pounds for the Americans. I'm sure it would all look better if I was 20 kilos lighter, but such is life. My wife is too good a cook.

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr....NDrsaQFe7Ts%3D

    desu
     
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    I don't know if I've confirmed or negated your opinion here, but I am a shade under 6 foot tall, and vary between 98 and 102 kilos - 215 to 220 pounds for the Americans. I'm sure it would all look better if I was 20 kilos lighter, but such is life. My wife is too good a cook.

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr....NDrsaQFe7Ts%3D

    desu


    Who drank all the Johnnie Blue?
     
  15. ethandesu

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    Bond - thats another reason I'm not one of SF's most svelte suit wearers.

    desu
     
  16. ThinkDerm

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    I don't know if I've confirmed or negated your opinion here, but I am a shade under 6 foot tall, and vary between 98 and 102 kilos - 215 to 220 pounds for the Americans. I'm sure it would all look better if I was 20 kilos lighter, but such is life. My wife is too good a cook.

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr....NDrsaQFe7Ts%3D

    desu


    ethan. that looks awesome. what coat size do you wear - 44R?
     
  17. maomao1980

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    I don't know if I've confirmed or negated your opinion here, but I am a shade under 6 foot tall, and vary between 98 and 102 kilos - 215 to 220 pounds for the Americans. I'm sure it would all look better if I was 20 kilos lighter, but such is life. My wife is too good a cook.

    desu


    This is much more important than any clothing related matter.
     
  18. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    Just went into the new Harrolds today for the first time. I was talking to a charming Italian guy, Simone, who told me they have 9 rooms in the new premises on Pitt St Mall. He offered me a coffee and it was one of the best I have drunk in years. I may be mistaken but I reckon there had to be at least AUD1 million in stock sitting in the rooms. The new premises is like 10X bigger than the old.
    When I went in it looked like they had maybe $10k worth of stock. But they were asking $1m.....
     
  19. ethandesu

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    ethan. that looks awesome. what coat size do you wear - 44R?

    ThinkDerm,
    I'm about a 44 chest and waist and a 42 shoulder, but dropped right and pitched forward. OTR always looks wrong on me, so to get even this close with MTM is fantastic for me.

    desu
     
  20. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    ThinkDerm,
    I'm about a 44 chest and waist and a 42 shoulder, but dropped right and pitched forward. OTR always looks wrong on me, so to get even this close with MTM is fantastic for me.

    desu


    I think it looks great on you. wear with confidence!
     

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