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

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    "6" Senior member

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    I realised late last year that nialma.com has someone based in Melbourne and they offer a personalised service. Meet you, show fabrics, take measurements etc. I don't think they promote it on the website but I was referred by a mate from Sydney. I dealt with a guy called Stuart. Very happy with the results.

    I know in Sydney there are a few tailors in an around the CBD but could not tell you business names. Not overly expensive from memory, not cheap either.


    This is news to me indeed. Thanks for the lead!
     


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    Firstly, regardless of the intent of the OP on this point, it is inviting gossip based on nothing. Why bring it up? Seems to me it's possibly an attempted slight against P Johnson not being able to hold onto good staff. Certainly that would be in keeping with that poster's previous public feelings towards P Johnson. Second, I don't have to have met Ethan to make a basic judgement about him (albeit one that explicity has this disclaimer); a person gives a lot of themselves away in their blog (the modern public diary), and through the good references of others. A man with poor taste generally won't have a tasteful blog, and vice versa. So I feel comfortable making this call on certain aspects of Ethan's character - namely that he has good taste and seems easy going. I don't think I'm drawing a long bow here - and would be interested to know if you would challenge my judgement. Also, making a positive judgement about someone you've never met is not impolite as far as I'm concerned. Finally, go take a powder.
    Not sure what taking a powder means in this situation, even after I looked up the meaning. I was just jumping to the defense of the OP who seemed to be targeted for nothing. We have clearly interpreted his message differently. I am not challenging your judgment, I've actually bought some clothing from Ethan before, and I found him to be a helpful, friendly bloke.
     


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    Can anyone recommend a shirtmaker in Melbourne (or Sydney at a push)?

    I can't find anything from the usuals that fit me properly. I've got narrow shoulders, slim frame but quite long arms which means that any standard slim-fitting shirt I get is too short down the arms.

    I'm happy to pay decent dollars for this, as I'm sure I've wasted thousands already on my ill-fitting efforts so far.

    Cheers.


    The P Johnson shirts are a good product, at a reasonable price. I am very happy with the quality of the stitching. The fit on my first shirt was good also.
     


  4. JohnsNotHere

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    Ha! Go take a powder - I love it.

    To clear it up, I am making the move to Hong Kong because the chance for international exposure is too great, the guys at The Armoury are good friends I want to work with, and my wife and I figure this is the time to make the move - if we leave it any later, kids may come along and the opportunity mightn't still be around.
    I made this decision with some sadness, and PJ and I are still working closely together. I'd love to see his product make it to Hong Kong some day, and I'll keep wearing it as much as I can.
    As PG said though, this is my life. Nobody really needs to worry about it but me.

    desu


    All the best in Hong Kong Ethan. If I ever take a side trip from Singapore, Ill be sure to come see you at The Armoury.
     


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    The P Johnson shirts are a good product, at a reasonable price. I am very happy with the quality of the stitching. The fit on my first shirt was good also.
    What is the price?
     


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    Pricing information can be seen on the website, http://www.pjohnson.com.au
    Um, right...I think a little out of the price range! I am sure they are good but I don't think a shirt needs to cost that much.
     


  8. Geoffrey Firmin

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    While the current spate of autumn is proving to be very enjoyable I am of the opinion that this is going to be a somewhat miserable winter and was thinking of picking up a Drakes scarf in particular this one http://www.drakes-london.com/catalog...f/category/90/ the main page is http://www.drakes-london.com/sale/scarves It would go well with a grey mac I already own and a blue overcoat I have my eye on, any opinions about quality or do you think i could get a better deal elsewhere?
     




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    Good luck with it.
     


  10. Prince of Paisley

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    Um, right...I think a little out of the price range! I am sure they are good but I don't think a shirt needs to cost that much.
    For a handmade shirt where you can specify the fabric, collar type, placket etc. I think this is fairly reasonable. Even if you only get a few tailor made shirts I think it is a good investment.

    I think there was an article in the Age a couple of years back that summed up the pros of having a few tailor made shirts. I'll try and find the link.

    Here is its: http://www.theage.com.au/news/fashio...949862598.html
     


  11. Prince of Paisley

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    While the current spate of autumn is proving to be very enjoyable I am of the opinion that this is going to be a somewhat miserable winter and was thinking of picking up a Drakes scarf in particular this one http://www.drakes-london.com/catalog...f/category/90/ the main page is http://www.drakes-london.com/sale/scarves It would go well with a grey mac I already own and a blue overcoat I have my eye on, any opinions about quality or do you think i could get a better deal elsewhere?
    I think the quality would be very good, based on the Drakes stuff that I own. Colour choice is always subjective but I think this is a humdinger.
     


  12. Geoffrey Firmin

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    I think the quality would be very good, based on the Drakes stuff that I own. Colour choice is always subjective but I think this is a humdinger.

    Nice. Worth considering.

    On another note, just received Car Rego quite a hike in the third party insurance from last year.ACT sucks no choice but to with with NRMA.

    Anyone else notice a premium spike with their insurance as the industry attempts to recoup/offset their losses incurred these past few months with the spate of natural disasters?

    Can hardly wait for home and contents.[​IMG]
     


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    Is driving over the border for registration an option for you? Just about everyone on the NSW North Coast has a QLD licence plate to avoid paying the rip-off NSW levies and charges.
     


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    Assuming everyone who wears a pocket square and not looking like a douche to highly likely be SFer, who could the chap walking down Latrobe with a green stripe tie, med length hair be this morning?
     


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