Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Foxhound, Feb 10, 2016.
I grabbed that mj bale suit when it was on clearance, looking forward to spring/summer to wear it
If MJ BALE suits you - I noticed the other night I walked past an MJ Bale warehouse/popup sale with millions of genuine $100 jackets, $30 ties, $199 suits in Little Bourke or Little Collins just above Elizabeth I think.
Well done. It was further 25% few weeks ago. I found the colour to be more on the green side. Can you please post some real life pictures if you get a chance. I must stop buying anything for the remainder of the year.
Here is some pictures of my true olive jacket. It's 50/50 wool/flax by prl , herringbone pattern.
Have to wear a tux for an event in Cambridge. Not looking forward to it. Just renting one for the night - no doubt it will be short trousers and short jacket and shirt starched up enough to hold up a corpse.
Have a great evening, Matt!
The dinner suit will probably be baggy as all heck, with massive shoulders and almost enough break in the trousers to make a second pair, but 99% of the other men will most likely look the same and no-one will really care, anyway. The main thing is to have a good time.
P.S. Even though you're renting the suit, try to find a tie-it-yourself bow-tie, rather than a ready-tied one. If you're not used to tying one, it takes a little bit of practice, but it is worth it - the knot looks so much better.
I have a dinner jacket and pants with a label "Canali - Made In Australia" which I purchased new from David Jones about fifteen years ago.
Greg at the Canali boutique assures me that it must be a fake, as Canali have never manufactured anything outside Italy.
Seems unlikely that DJs would have sold a fake Canali, but there you go. It's actually not a bad garment, although I suspect Greg is right and it's not a real Canali.
If this is UK Cambridge, 95% of the men will be wearing notch-lapeled rentals. Burton etc. are some of the biggest shops in the area. This usually means nothing special for the shirt either, plenty of white poplin with MOP/plastic buttons. I agree with the other poster that a self-tie bow tie will improve things quite a bit.
If you're there for a while, I recommend the acquisition of a dinner jacket as there are just so many black tie events (it's worth it just for the May Ball season) and rental will rack up. At the very least, every year you have your Faculty dinner and Christmas dinner as well as your college Ball.
I don't know if that's still the case but the Salvation Army near the station had some great choices for 10 quid. I picked up a POW check DB there for aforementioned amount which I immediately put on too much weight to wear more than twice, but my brother is giving it good service many years down the road. Loads of nice if a bit worn tweed too. In London there's Old Hat if you're into vintage Savile Row - a few friends liked the shop very much but it was beyond my means at the time at around 100-200 quid a suit.
Funny thing is I no longer own a dinner jacket so had to give the alumni dinner a miss this year. A couple friends missed it for the same reason.
Not to take away from the advice above, but I have to say how fantastic Malcolm Turnbull always looks. Credit to him for not dressing like a dorb as most politicians do.
Yes I don't think Malcolm is a RTW kind of guy or PJ MTM for that matter. I'd imagine it's all bespoke,is he a client of John Cutler?
Anyway I hear Malcolm has called the erection,nice Mother's Day gift to the nation. Now if only I can find a safe place to hide for the next 55 days.
It certainly wouldn't surprise me.
And I also share your dismay about this long election.
On the subject of John Cutler, he is featured in yesterday's Good Weekend ("The two of us" section).
SMH once said Malcolm wears Canali. Whether that's exclusively, or even correct in the first place, I have no idea.
or I suppose someone could ask Tommy Tudehope his former assistant?
Cheers for the heads up, swung past this afternoon, still a few suits and shirts left if you need to stock up the wardrobe with some basics or you want a pinstripe suit (lots left). If you need sweaters and are a size L or XL then a tonne left slightly cheaper than Uniqlo I think.
Managed to grab myself a Navy waxed cotton coat, wasn't expecting much but thing fits awesomely just need to let the sleeves down. For $150 my unprepared for Melbourne winter wardrobe is slightly happier.
Yep definitely green not olive but bang on spring/summer colour and the linen/silk mix is a nice touch to that season, will try to snap some daylight pics. For <$350 and VB fabric couldn't even suit supply it up for that cheap. That said, post alterations the end result will not seem as cheap.
Agreed great buy specially for summer suit. i was tempted to buy the green cotton suit for $274. But how much can you fit into your wardrobe.
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