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

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  1. Overcomb

    Overcomb New Member

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    Noobie post incoming.
    What are your thoughts on the MJ Bale suits they have in the 2 for 1 grand offer? (sadly missed the gq code).
    Im at uni and it seems pretty decent, not sure what 'weave' means in regards to some of their suits.
    They will be my first interview/job suits, does it matter that they are only half canvas?

    Saunders navy: http://www.mjbale.com/suits/2-suits-for-1000/saunders-weave-navy-jacket
    Armidale navy: http://www.mjbale.com/suits/2-suits-for-1000/armidale-weave-navy-jacket
    Norwood grey: http://www.mjbale.com/suits/2-suits-for-1000/norwood-grey-jacket

    Would I be better off going for herringbone over mj bale?
    Thanks
     


  2. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Distinguished Member

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    I agree with both of you splendid chaps on this.


    Nothing wrong with a good pair of Church's (I have 3 and they are just as good as my C&J's). Also, in asking if they Church's he was paying you what he considered to be a very high compliment.

    Always liked this story about Church's - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2007-06-22/blair-wears-same-shoes-for-10-years/77290

    In other news the Mr Porter Sale final broke me...think I might have a Nice Guy Gerry Nelson style addiction for Boglioli, ordered my 4th blazer today. Also picked up a Drakes Navajo Pocket Square, some socks (pink of course) and boxer shorts (well, since I had already paid the shipping). Have heard great things about Mr Porter's service so looking forward the arrival of the goods (have been impressed by their website and other media).

    Here is the link (and a few photograph of the blazer) - https://www.mrporter.com/product/328979

    Not sure they have quite the right chap modelling it, reminds of this MostExerent review - http://mostexerent.tumblr.com/post/17363056722/looks-good-unless-you-know-what-to-look-for.

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  3. joiji

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    Half canvas is fine.

    If MJ Bale fits you well, or well with little tailoring, the suits in the 2for1k offer are a good buy. MJ Bale are a perennial favourite along with Herringbone around these parts.
     


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    The Norwood and Armidale would be an excellent start to a wardrobe IMO.
     


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    ties do wear.
     


  6. California Dreamer

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    And stain. A tie can go from hero to zero in one lunch hour. Unlike suits etc. a stain usually spells the end for a tie. It can get expensive.

    When it comes to ties, op shops rule. And Jason, when only the best will do.
     
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    Don't say that! How am I going to sleep tonight? My precious ties ... don't listen to them, you're safe now, they can't hurt you ... [​IMG]
     
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  8. sliq

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    nothing a bit of rubbing alcohol + hairdryer action can't fix.
     


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    Quote:80% off will break anyone! Was tempted to get the Turnbull & Asser PJs but it seemed like overkill. In other news, some decent deals on the Paul Smith online store with an additional 20% of already reduced items (SS13EXTRA20 or SS13SALE20EAU) - looks like most of the popular shoe sizes disappeared overnight though...
     


  10. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Over 20 years ago I was looking at a paisley tie in Paddington i picked it had a look and it stated 100% pure polyester.
     


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    MJB are fine. Be sure to budget around $150 for fitting per suit. Don't know where you are, but ask on this forum for recommendations for a good tailor (as opposed to just some alterations dude). MJB can also frequently be found for sale (permanently through their factory outlet), meaning you can get a decent suit for as little as $350.
     


  12. Oli2012

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    This is the forum where a $500 pair of Churches is 'mid tier'

    As something that hangs from your neck people really do notice ties. IMO, $100 for something from HC or Hober isn't much of a call, nor is a $150 from Drakes with our current exchange rate.

    Don't listen to him he hates Weather Report!!2!
     


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    Hi guys,

    Any suggestions for a good tailor for jacket alteration in Brisbane? I've heard the place (forgotten the name) on Caxton street is good, as is the place on Park Road, Milton...I'd rather pay a bit more for quality on this one as it is a nice Canali double-breasted blazer (?) that I got for $60 (ebay), so a couple of hundred on alterations and I'll still come out ahead. Thank you!
     


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