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

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  1. ryanohare

    ryanohare Senior member

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    Ryan that was me.

    The guy is in the Myer building, opposite ANZ, in Collins St. His name is Sam.

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    Many thanks for that too btw. i brought two suits into Sam last week, and he had them ready in 4 days.

    I'd highly recommend this guy; he did a wonderful job on both suits, was extremely friendly (and quite complimentary about my grey Paul Smith suit too), and had everything ready ahead of time.
     


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    The front door step at the new Drakes store...

    [​IMG]
     


  3. ruzzi

    ruzzi Senior member

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    pink socks, pop, lennier, elvish - thanks for the feedback all, very helpful and I think I'm a bit more comfortable with the peak lapels now. 1 or 2 button is a toughy. another question - best bespoke or mtm tailor in australia that does a slim modern cut ie. high armholes, narrow lapels? i'm 5'10" 60 kgs with girl arms [​IMG] edit: hmmm i think i might have answered my own question.. patrick johnson? http://patrickjohnsontailors.tumblr....ons-navy-twill think he would be able to slim this down for a skinny asian kid? [​IMG] tough one as i'm in brisbane and my wedding is in 9 weeks. and i'd need to fly to sydney three times.
     


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    Many thanks for that too btw. i brought two suits into Sam last week, and he had them ready in 4 days.

    I'd highly recommend this guy; he did a wonderful job on both suits, was extremely friendly (and quite complimentary about my grey Paul Smith suit too), and had everything ready ahead of time.


    Reasonably priced ?
     


  5. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    Reasonably priced ?

    IIRC correctly, he asks about $15 to shorten hems on pants, $25 to alter pants waist, $25 to do shirt sleeves, etc. Not bad, considering the quality.

    I find that he gets the length right on trouser hems; I always found Katrina's cut them too long for my taste and are reluctant to do them shorter even if you ask.

    I like the fact that he is willing to talk you out of doing alterations if he doesn't think they'll work. I took a suit into him on Monday and he gave me chapter and verse on the issues before we agreed it wouldn't work.
     


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    pink socks, pop, lennier, elvish - thanks for the feedback all, very helpful and I think I'm a bit more comfortable with the peak lapels now. 1 or 2 button is a toughy.

    Just to chime in on the button question. Regardless of style, I'm thinking a 2-button suit might be more practical. I'd hate to be walking around Docklands in the current Arctic conditions with only a 1-button suit on.
     


  7. blahman

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    Gents: To buy or not to buy? https://www.oxfordshop.com.au/index....rt&Itemid=139# 80% wool and 20% rubbish. The italian weavers, as it turns out are Manifattura Emmetex which from their corporate site appears to be just mass producers of 'techno' fabrics. There is also a newer grey and black model with the same style except the fabric now is down to 55% wool and 45% rubbish. Also stalked a young gent at Southern Cross Station this morning in dark grey suit, soft black 2 buckle briefcase and a very elegant looking pair of tan half brogue oxfords and perfectly hemmed trousers. Actually I just love those shoes.
     


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    ^ I suppose for the price it's ok, but the epaulets really don't do it any favours.
     


  9. blahman

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    Or should I pay double that for a Brioni Silk Trench [​IMG]
     


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    Had the same thought about the epaulets.
     


  11. blahman

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    Hmmm what's with the hate for the Ee-Pees?

    There anything finally worth a look at at DJ's this second week of sales?
     


  12. Jimbosaurus

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    I've got a Black coat from Oxford that is similar length. I bought it about 2 years ago and I've been pretty happy with it for the price. I just checked the fabric on mine and it's 80% wool 20% viscose with 50/50 viscose/poly blend lining. It was belted with epaulets and cuff belts(no idea what these are called). I removed all of these recently using a seam ripper and I'm much happier with it. The stiching in one of the pockets has recently gone but everything else has held up well. I paid about $270 for it and certainly don't regret the purchase but I wouldn't buy another one.

    I've just re-read that and realised it wasn't particularly helpful. I guess that's due to the nature of it though. I'm neither displeased or thrilled with the purchase.
     


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    I'm like a 36S... Looking for a single breasted coat actually.

    edit: Pee Gee - where is azzaro? And you see any in my size?
     


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    Azzaro are having a sale. I picked up a Pasini suit for $100.

    Made in Italy by a Neopolitan compnay. Half-canvassed, classic Neapolitan shoulders, 3-roll 2-button jacket. Giddy up.
     


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