Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
Do they come witha deer bone for polishing?
Wot j man said. In general they don't work out all that cheap if you use the better materials and the end results I've seen vary from just ok, a bit better than rtw/OTR and very bad like a 24 hour suit from Nathan Road.
I have heard you do better if you had been in HK used a firm whilemyou lived there then ordered off them on their trips over here on there subsequent trips.
At the cheaper end of the market I think Pernac is still around and can do a reasonable MTM, with measurements in melb, sewing os, the alterations back here. They used to do a basic for around $5 or6 hundred. But there's also other options atbthatnprice point.
When we did fxhs and Shooeys Big Melb Shoe Adventure we tramped all over looking at shoes and one we certainly did was Muirs. They have some nice stuff there and they are friendly. We did McClouds, AmericanTailiors, and to prove we weren't just tyre kickers shooey went back the next day and bout two pairs of G&G , just like that. We also checked out DJs, and Henrry Bucks and also Herringbone and also LOiusas, and others.
My problems with Pernac were two-fold: firstly any alteration to the house style is a hit or miss affair as the proprietor - while a nice guy who tries hard - has little or no tailoring training, and their house style is nothing to write home about; secondly their quoted manufacturing tolerance was plus or minus 1cm so a possible variation of up to 2cm between one suit and the next for critical dimensions, which to my mind defeated the purpose of MTM almost entirely.
I have a dead animal in my BYard, I think it's a possum but same thing right?
No news yet on if cordovan shoes and polishing equipment has been discovered.
Chinese Daoism is a cosmologically holistic system wherein everything is integrated in the cosmic dance. Tai Chi is part and parcel of holistic approach to life, so is one overall element in what to us gweilo is an alt medicine approach. And didn't our current Westernised medical approach have its origins in folk medicines?
Me I will use herbal and other alt approaches, I found that acupuncture is good for my hay fever and has over the years fixed other minor aliments, however I am not adverse to the use of penicillin and other western antibiotics if need but. However exercise a healthy diet and good pinot noir does go a long way to ensuring balance.
Overall I adopt the "Mens sana in corpore sano" approach and ensure that I have a wardrobe to match. And speaking of which can someone recommend a brand of cotton wool wash and wear casual trousers.
Sadly you will just have to eat it. Consider it part of new Paleo diet that appears to be all the rage but if it is Paleo diet what is chicken doing in it?
What style / system, mate?
I know kid leather is used for gloves, but is deer leather used for shoes at all?
Russian Reindeer Calf?
Can we hear more about this BMSA? I hope he didin't beat some poor unsuspecting JOKER or SNIVELLING GIRLY MAN to a pulp who suggesting he might like a nice pair of dove grey, bicycle toed, grosbies.
Anyone familiar in either Brisbane or Melbourne with alterations shop who may have a button hole machine. Have jacket that is currently tailored without button hole in a surgeons cut. Ie no holes and no buttons!!
Are you missing the buttons? I think some of the better RTW makers do this to make it easier to adjust the sleeve length - normally the buttons are provided separately so It might be worth checking the internal pockets (apologies if you already know this).
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