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

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  1. RerunAway

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    So I've just moved to Sydney and I've been lurking here for a little while (in addition to doing some research) and I have definitely decided to have my next suiting/coating/pantsing (oh yes) experience with Zink and Sons. I've also decided to have a thing made by Bijan perhaps come tax/bonus time however, I do have one question, ahem (Seinfeld voice), what is the deal with P. Johnson? I had a look at the online store and I love many of the ties (especially all of the ones that are sold out) but I don't get the obsession.
     
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  2. wurger

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    there is no obsession, we just appreciate different makers at different price points.
     
  3. RerunAway

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    I see the name come up frequently, what's the price-range for say, a nice pair of MTM trousers?
     
  4. wurger

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    no idea, I get trousers with my suits, not alone.
     
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    argh, not again...
     
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  6. Pink Socks

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    Welcome to the thread. PJ pricing questions...you'll find right in.

    The usual response is to contact them and really the price all comes down to fabric and what details you want. But to give you an idea I recently picked up a pair of Cotton Trouser which usually cost about $400 (I got mine at a cheaper rate do to a small error in the order).

    Just don't ask about shoe topying.

    Out of interest, where did you move from and why are you thinking of choosing Zink and Sons and Bijan. Definitely nothing wrong with that, just curious. Also what do they charge for a pair of trousers?
     
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    Nice to see you back posting iSurg. Really great to catch up last weekend. I need to order myself one of those denim shirts you and Mr Kimber had from PJ - they look superb (...how much did it cost...).
     
  8. Geoffrey Firmin

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    We are social animals but first and foremost we act in our own self interest. The mode of attire we don as we navigate the world is part of our projection into the world. Our dress and deportment sends signs which others interpret upon socially interacting with us.

    Self confidence and self esteem is developed by our actions over time and increases our ability to successfully navigate our environment, the focus here is I and how I draw strength from my own abilities in navigating the world.

    Clothing is just a prop and aids social mobility and enables you to navigate the world. The rest of it has to come from within you.
     
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    Saying this thread in general doesn't have an obsession with P Johnson is like saying I don't have an obsession with TOJ.
     
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  10. fxh

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  11. iSurg

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    Very insightful, Foxy. Look deep within ourselves, and there we will find the answer...

    Pink, likewise - had a great time. I need some Boglioli love. If only HB had IT44's and 46's.
    PS: Who's heading to the HB event? PS and GN and fxh no doubt.

    I have made a few worthwhile purchases this week. An aeropress complete with Hario hand grinder and Able disc. Awesome cuppa. Onto some Kenyan single origin beans from Campos and the flavours are amazing. Thinking of the Otto for my new home but not sure. Does anyone have one and would they care to comment?

    Lastly, I will resolve to be about 12 months in the no purchase club. I convinced my wife that Seoul is our next travel destination in 2015 and hope to see my favourite tumblr group with a mind to bespeak some threads... Patience and thoughtful meditation are in order....
     
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  12. charliechan

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    It's all about the sweet price point that no one can talk about..
     
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  13. wurger

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    well, I guess not any people just buy MTM trouses
     
  14. DartagnanRed

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    Foxy, good review but I'd really like to see some closer up pictures of the suit and I'm sure some others would too. I'd be interested in a close up of the lapels and the shoulders in particular if you get around to taking more pics.
     
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    I'm in that Japan. Concerts later this week.

    Monday I have the morning off in Tokyo. Checking out of my Ikebukuro hotel and have to be at Haneda airport around 3pm for a 4.30 flight to Shanghai. So...where do I go shopping?
     
  16. Gianni Cerutti

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    Nice paisley
     
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    An Obsession mean you have to be like Rick on SZ.

    I'd be worried about repeatability with respect to the otto, however I don't own one personally. You've also got a lot of other options that cheap(ish) end of the market that seem more sensible -- What are you actually planing on drinking espresso wise? You're also not going to want to grind to the point they want (between Turkish and espresso) for the otto with a hario. What are you using technique wise on the Aeropress?

    I get Pants made mtm. SS / Deer are both 3xx. PJ were ~500 for wool. This is last time I checked. Things may be different now. Rule of thumb is 2/3 for the SC // 1/3 for the pants (maybe with a slight markup).

    Also what is all of this talk of cardio at the gym isn’t that like legs day? :foo:
     
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    What cloth was that, A/B?
     
  19. iSurg

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    JM: I would buy a grinder for the Otto, it comes with an induction heater, probably because it was unpredictable on the stovetop. My current technique is inverse loading, 80 degree water, 2 scoops to number 2, 20 seconds seep, 30 seconds extraction with an Able disc filter, the Hario as you rightly pointed out, can only do coarse grinds but it's fine enough for press coffee.

    I occasionally fill to number 4 for Americana. Also like it.
     
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  20. Geoffrey Firmin

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    The cardio comes from watching the young woman in the spray on Lycra do her squats, lift and thrust. #voyeur #eye candy
     
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