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

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  1. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    I saw The Dressmaker the other night.
    Mainly because I'd had it recommend, softly, by a friend in the game.
    And another friend has a extra/bit part. At one magnificent close up taking up the whole screen with his face. Briefly.
    It probably didn't help that I initially asked the nice young girl for 4 tickets to The Seamstress. Clearly she didn't know what a seamstress was. My family "helpfully" corrected me.

    I thought the first hafl of the film was like the worst of Australian cutesy comedic outback (the real Australians!) films but the second half managed to almost rescue it with a kind of sunny gothic tragedy.
    In general I wasn't convinced by the broader mise en scène at all. In fact it got in the way. I thought it was too contrived, cartoonish and self aware. I did like the costumes.
    I haven't read the book and going on the film I'm unlikely to but I did sometimes get the feeling this was a missed opportunity for a grander film with a more centred noir feel.
    But then again maybe I'm just a grumpy old fart.
     
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  2. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    The most recent film I saw was The Martian. I liked it a lot, but I'm worried about Matt Damon; is he starting to become typecast as "bloke left behind in outer space"?
     
  3. eightace

    eightace Senior member

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    Fitpics from this evening:

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  4. sliq

    sliq Senior member

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    not bad eightace. i think the jacket is a touch big for you - if that were me i'd size down; and i'd swap the tie for something less bold and with a bit of texture that is more suited to the texture of jacket and also because it's a dressed down outfit. maybe a navy knit tie.
     
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  5. iSurg

    iSurg Senior member

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    Thoughts on the new PJT glamour shots? Would like to know if I am alone in my assessment....

    https://pjt.com/gallery

    Maybe I am losing touch, but I don't see many good lines: just lots and lots of wrinkles, lots of collar gaps, and very poor trouser fits. Quite a few of the photos make me cringe and the photography hurts my eyes (over exposed, contrast way too high, poor representation of fabric textures and colour). The tailoring does not appear comfortable to me. They are nice guys personality wise, but I have to say I only know (or knew) a significantly smaller proportion, given all the new staff.

    Please please please dial it the fuck back and take us to simpler times. Please. I beg u....

    End rant. Back to regular programming...
     
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  6. Nolvadex

    Nolvadex Senior member

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    First pic
    "Hey nice shoes bro!"
    "You too. Lookin sprezz brah!"

    second pic
    "we're all wearing the same shoes lololol"
     
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  7. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    The whole jumper over the jacket is cringey, especially when seen on 28+ degree days.

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  8. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    I agree. That said P Johnson clearly have the ability to make well fitted suits.

    A couple of months ago an American was skeptical about P Johnson having seen pictures of Porter in a double breasted jacket that was way too slim for him. It's not a good marketing image.
     
  9. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    I don't see any ill-fitting garments in that gallery. Some jackets are a little less structured and the material could be a little wrinkly. That's all.

    The lighting is harsh and makes all the materials look too shiny. I think that's the main problem.

    Apart from that, the actual clothes look pretty good - nice cuts, nice style.
     
  10. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    I think they have presented their products extremely poorly. The whole thing looks awful, save for a couple of shots.

    Hopefully the stylist gets the boot next time cause the clothes deserve better.
     
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  11. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    One of them is wearing chukkas?

    Agree with you Cox. PJ's point of difference is to try and be casual in a formal setting. Basically trying to be a linen summer suit with wool. I think they do a good job, but yeah, shiny flash!

    The female models in the section below look nice.
     
  12. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    You are trying way to hard in attempting to emulate Guido.
     
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  13. eightace

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    Thanks for the feedback Sliq. Yes, the jacket is a touch too big. I'm annoyingly between 36 and 38 (and I've lost weight recently), the jacket is 38. And yep, I need a couple of new ties. Maybe I'll mention it to the missus followed by the word 'Christmas'.
     
  14. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    Who me?

    If only. Dartagnan Red was right, I've gone back down to MJB $350 suits. Cost of living is just ridiculously high at the moment.
     
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  15. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

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    Wine Fridge?
     
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  16. GinoSprezzalini

    GinoSprezzalini Active Member

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    Hey guys, new guy here - hoping to be able to contribute. Was doing some research on suits when I came across this site.

    I was thinking about PJT, but are these guys even tailors? The guys in the pictures look a bit young?
     
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  17. ruzzi

    ruzzi Senior member

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    lol geezus not this again.

    no theyre not "tailors".

    yes they have "tailors" in their name".

    someone call the ACCC!!!
     
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  18. GinoSprezzalini

    GinoSprezzalini Active Member

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    I'm sorry - I'm still reading through the forum. This thread is pretty long.
     
  19. ruzzi

    ruzzi Senior member

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    apologies, this has been discussed at length.
     
  20. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Senior member

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    Does PJ allow you to lower the lapel gorge at all? This is something that irks me on a lot of styleforumy type suits, very high gorges which just don't look right to my eye.

    Don't know what they were thinking with that lighting, all the darker suits look like suit pyjamas.
     
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