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

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  1. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    Hey a PSA for the Modern Tailor fans out there--they have a pretty decent cotton/linen fabric at the moment (it's going to be a hot summer) for $45. Here 'tis:

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    Lavender Stripes
    USD $44.95
    No.: A251-5
    Material: Cotton/Linen

    There are pictures of a made-up shirt in this fabric on the site as well. I reckon this would make a nice casual Friday / weekend shirt for when things heat up.
     


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    Romp Affiliate Vendor

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    +1

    Ive got 2inch cuffs and ive got no cuffs. Both are good

    I think its good to mix it up
     


  3. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Friday Homemade Pizza and football.

    Saturday cook son's birthday cake then dinner out. Don hair shirt and watch Tigers play Melbourne.

    Sunday Fathers day wahoo new socks and son turns 18 cooking up Jamie Oliver's stake sandwich for him and five of his mates for dinner.
     


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    Howdy neighbour!
     


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    jmills Senior member

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    Cheers, the advice is much appreciated.
     


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    Thank you all for your help on this. I currently have 4 AG suits (grew out of 2 Calibres) which l picked up at ridiculous prices . I'm now looking to refine things, with an emphasis on quality.
     


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    Fathers Day lunch with the kids at Cafe Noir
     


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    Trailer of green waste to tip and a trip to Bunnings - I'm looking for advice on what to wear.
     


  12. fxh

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    I'd have to agree - after picking up 2 second hand Herringbone Made in Japan Italian cloth 3/2 buttons - a blue self stripe and grey plain - for the price of a machiato and a foccacia - and now snaffled by friends and offspring.

    Its starting to get shiny on wear points on pants in particular - shiny on bum and other pressure points. Pants pockets worn through in inside - jackets holding up well enough. Fits well for the market but not impressive at all on the wearing front.

    This is NOT "investment" cloth suits. But once or twice a months suits. Need to be looked after. Makes a convincing case for heavier fabrics. These Herringbone suits whilst looking good and fitting well to a certain "youthful" body type are not what most grownups should buy. Be careful.

    I've had 30 year old suits with more wear in better condition. The new Super 100s+ are a trap for young players.

    The trend for thin weaves in super 100s+ is nice for one season and summer but not for a lasting suit.

    Thats not to mention that these are the ones that don't sit well on your shoes or knees or waist and catch on your proper OTC socks.

    Think heavy - think less than super 100 - think weight - think tried and true - perhaps even think english not Italian if you want lasting wear ability and not looking like its cheap shiney cotton

    Other than that the silhouette and fit looks great on a 6'2" fit, boxing, weightlifting, running, tattooed, very skinny musician/filmmaker/animator , for the odd time he needs a suit or two.
     
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    I am just going to have a small rant. Why is it that so many M2M providers in Sydney (and Australia?) cannot run a decent service? Offering made to order and bespoke suits myself I find it very hard to cope with some of the stories I hear from clients who have tried other providers and are now no longer willing to go tailor made. I hear of shirts taking 6 months + to be delivered, deadlines not being kept, outrageous stories being concocted to explain delays, appointments missed generally people being given the run around. People arent stupid they realise they are being had and that delays etc are the result of poor management. if you have to miss an appointment, call someone. These so called tailors are ruining the reputation of tailor made in sydney and chasing future business away from the good operators who deliver quality on time as promised.
    My business had to stop production due to this problem as a maker we were using was disappointing our clients, and only recently have we resumed full bespoke, after spending over a year getting everything in place, but now we are able to deliver what we promise.
    As customers we dont expect much (mostly) just what we were promised, its on the makers to deliver on their side for the good of the whole industry.
     


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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    You think that's bad, try ordering a pair of Ambrosi trousers. Some of the guys have been waiting 2.5 years just for trousers.
     


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    Wow, thats extreme, but If they merchants tell them there is that kind of wait, at least the customer gets to make an informed decision.
     


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