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

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  1. lennier

    lennier Senior member

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    That's great! I might have to get serious about trying one. So far Herringbone Osaka cut are the only OTR jackets I've found that fit me decently, and they're just overpriced when not on sale I believe. And I've yet to see anything decent on sale. So given it appears that MJB have a very similar cut in their line-up they're sounding like a good option. I'll have to grit my teeth and set foot in DJ again and check them out.. :)
     
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    Not for too long mate, they're opening up shop on Collins St from next month I believe. Their 2 for $1000 is a steal.

    That said, your PJohnson stuff looks fantastic!
     
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    Ah you must have been very satisfied. It's just the slightly too narrow lapels that keep me away from MJ Bale.
     
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    I feel exactly the same way, but then I think that at 2 for $1000, it's a great deal, particularly for people building a suiting wardrobe early in their career.
     
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    Wow just saw these at work; here's hoping that's actually you :p
    P.S. Fuk it; since we have chainstitch denim alterations here now I'm gonna go blind and order a pair of the straight 3 sixteens from selfeldge I'll probably go a 33 or 34 since I'm looking for a 'looser' pair with a highrise. Wish me Luck :)
     
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    Here's a further twist: apparently, R&B is now owned by Van Laack, the same clothing giant that owns Herringbone.

    Re- Shirting fabrics: If you have the chance, the best font of knowledge to consult (here in Sydney) is Charles Nakhle out at Parramatta. As you might have gleaned by now, he is a Master Shirtmaker of the highest level who deals primarily with fabrics such as the one you've mentioned.

    Personally, I can attest to the superb quality of shirting fabrics from Acron, Classic English Shirtings, Thomas Mason, Sic Tess and Alumo. Among these, Sic Tess is my go-to. May be a but more pricey, but the product is unmatched.

    Super numbers may or may not mean anything; it depends on the actual cloth in question. Oxfords and twills crumple less easily than poplins. Linens are made to crease. That said, I have two shirts - one in 2-ply 100 poplin from Classic Shirtings, and the other in 2-ply 80 poplin from Alumo - that hold their shape superbly... Just depends on the SPECIFIC fabric in question.
     
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    Quote: These kicks are the real deal this time man! They are not a SF desirable (To Boot - Adam Deryck), and l'm not sure if they're good year welted, however they will get me over the line till my next purchase, hopefully a pair Carmina's in the "Simpson" last......
     
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    ill be interested in how they turn out.. im really keen to try 3-sixteen for fit/size. Sometimes the back pockets look a tad too low for my personal style
    nah - i grabbed one jacket in 3/2 and 1/4 lining but i prefer the fit of the straight 2 button and 1/2 lining
     
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    Thanks TBM! I'd heard MJB were opening a store but didn't realise it was that close. Hard to go past the results and the overall experience of commissioning from PJ, but it would be nice to be able to get less expensive beater suits that fitted half decently!
     
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    P Johnson starts lower (around $1300).

    $1500 or so is usually for the hand-finished option.
     
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    I noticed some people mentioning PJ and weight loss above.

    My weight bounces around a fair bit, across a range of about 78-83kg. Do you think this is something PJ can accommodate, or would it just result in an ill-fitting suit?

    (I also need them to disguise my shoulder misalignment but they've already assured me on that score).
     
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    2 great posts. Thanks for the info regarding shirts and shirting fabrics. I learn more on this forum than I would from most SA or even relatives.
    When there are so many shirting suppliers out there, it is hard not to rely on superficial marketing like 'Egyptian cotton'. Or to use a 2x100 ply as a standard measure.
    I currently have a 2x80 Ply shirt and it just isn't thick enough. I would like the fabric to be 'denser' and more rigid.

    What I am tossing up bettwen is:
    - CT shirts at $45 a pop.
    - MJ Bale shirts $48 a pop.
    - Luxire shirts $60-$120 a pop.
    - Rhodes and Beckett shirts $125 a pop.
    - O&J $160 a pop.
    - Herringbone shirts $180 a pop.

    I am having real difficult tossing up between the first 4.

    This white shirt from Luxire just seems too good to beat.
    http://custom.luxire.com/collections/whites/products/lusterous-fine-white Whether it is MTM or just the standard OTR size. 2x140, Zambiata (what ever the fuck that means) and MOP buttons.

    I should take some photos in a shirt and get you guys to comment on fit.
     
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    I recall reading somewhere that if the cutter is proficient, a 4kg tolerance either side of a given weight will not affect the fit. Pehaps being fitted when you weigh 80-81kgs would be optimal? This could be just mystical iGent nonsense, you should shoot PJ an email.


    If you decide to go with Luxire, get the cheapest option available first so you can dial in the measurements. The first one or two shirts are never perfect; this is the nature of online MTM.
     
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