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

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  1. TheWraith

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    Someone else told me that he'll be heading to http://pjohnson.com.au/

    So it's no longer SuitShop? [​IMG]
     


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    So it's no longer SuitShop? [​IMG]

    Dunno.
     


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    Thanks for clearing that up PG. The current discussion just shows what a great impression Ethan left on customers, myself included.
     


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    Dunno.

    At least the website is a little more informative under its new guise. Now we know the product is made in Holland rather than the previously described "Europe." I still say the prices are too high for what is essentially offshore MTM.
     


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    At least the website is a little more informative under its new guise. Now we know the product is made in Holland rather than the previously described "Europe." I still say the prices are too high for what is essentially offshore MTM.

    http://www.suit-shop.com/ - lol

    Is it MTM or Bespoke?

    $1300 for S120 is hmmmm....and it's not 'fully hand made', so does that mean it's partially machined?
     


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    I actually have made some enquiries with P Johnson and was indending to make an order in the next month or so, pending whether or no we decide to go to HK for a holiday. I spoke to the Melbourne tailor, Tom, who said that the price of the average 2 piece suit is $1,350 and three piece $1,600. The starting price of three piece with an extra pair of trousers is $1,750.
     


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    I actually have made some enquiries with P Johnson and was indending to make an order in the next month or so, pending whether or no we decide to go to HK for a holiday. I spoke to the Melbourne tailor, Tom, who said that the price of the average 2 piece suit is $1,350 and three piece $1,600. The starting price of three piece with an extra pair of trousers is $1,750.

    Interesting. Do you think you'd get a better deal over in HK?

    I wonder how much they would charge for any alterations after the fitting, or is it inclusive?
     


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    Interesting. Do you think you'd get a better deal over in HK?

    Probably not that much of a better deal $ wise, but you probably would option wise. P Johnson is more MTM then Bespoke, so you can only customise it to a certain point. Eg they can't make double breasted waist coats or pants with fishtail backs.
     


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    Around $1,500 seems like a very decent price for a MTM suit, especially if it includes full canvas lining. Especially considering most Australian designer RTW suits are there or thereabouts in terms of price.
     


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    Around $1,500 seems like a very decent price for a MTM suit, especially if it includes full canvas lining. Especially considering most Australian designer RTW suits are there or thereabouts in terms of price.


    I agree.
     


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    I agree. That said, I think a full canvas is extra ($100 or $250 - something like that).
     


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    Based on those prices I'd be willing to give p johnson a go.

    Popped in to Beggar Man Thief today. Nice shop, nice shoes, nice staff. Hope they do well.
     


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    In my view $1,500 is a good price for a full canvas MTM suit in Australia.

    Understand that it may be cheaper in HK but the air ticket price has to be factored also (about $1,000 for a return ticket), except if you are a regular visitor or the tailor already has your measurement.
     


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    In my view $1,500 is a good price for a full canvas MTM suit in Australia.

    Understand that it may be cheaper in HK but the air ticket price has to be factored also (about $1,000 for a return ticket), except if you are a regular visitor or the tailor already has your measurement.


    Yep, if I do pull the trigger I am planning to spend about $2k for a three piece with two pairs of trousers and go for the hand made option. I would expect that two pairs of trousers plus a waistcoat shoud make it versitile enough to last many years.

    That said, if I am going to be in HK for a holiday anyway like the Mrs is nagging me, I would probably get somthing simmilar over there.
     


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