P.Johnson in Sydney

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  1. dingdongbell

    dingdongbell Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again...

    Sorry one more question - material (Apology, I dont really know much in this area.)

    The purpose of the suit is 1.work 2. functions (for all seasons) what kind of material would you guys suggest?

    wool + cashmere?
     


  2. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    right! Lucky I asked!!

    any suggestion?
     


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    Yes, worsted wool. There are plenty of fine fabric suppliers. You can see samples at all/most of the tailors I listed for you, dingdong. You can then choose the look, colour and feel that you desire.
     


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    I like the PJ look, and some of the details are fun, but it is best suited for a skinny dude. I also don't like them on PG...
     


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    right! Lucky I asked!!
    any suggestion?

    - Oh FFS, I even replied to your email.
    - just call them & talk to them
    - Sheesh..
     


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    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    Really? I haven't been impressed with P Johnson for Phat Guido but what do I know... I second this advice! Don't pick a tailor just because your friend or some one on the internet says so...
    I like the PJ look, and some of the details are fun, but it is best suited for a skinny dude. I also don't like them on PG...
    - I hear you, but we all know that it's part of a journey & yes version 1 was tight, but version 2 is a big improvement & so will version 3 & so on. - Unless I'm part of some Super Trust Fund, I'm not about to go to Florence or Naples for pizza & not all pizza's served there are great the first time around
     


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    I like the PJ look, and some of the details are fun, but it is best suited for a skinny dude. I also don't like them on PG...
    What are your dislikes about what they do for PG? Proportions a little whack? Or is it the fit? PG, do you think the P Johnson finish is comparable / worse / better than WW Chan?
     


  9. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    What are your dislikes about what they do for PG? Proportions a little whack? Or is it the fit?

    PG, do you think the P Johnson finish is comparable / worse / better than WW Chan?

    FYI - Chan is bespoke & PJ is MTM. They both are good, but I like the finer details of PJ.
    FWIW - I have 5 Chan suits & have not worn them in over a year. My Peter Lee suits are still worn today, in fact I'm wear PL today.
     


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    quar Senior member

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    I'm aware Chan is bespoke. I am a customer of Chan.

    I have also recently orders some PJ items. I was very happy with my first shirt from them. I have just ordered another couple today. I think the quality of the finish on their shirts is very good.

    I was just interested in your opinion on the quality of their finish in their suiting range. The fit and style is another matter for discussion. I personally have found that Chan's level of construction is very good. I have not inspected a PJ jacket yet, but from the pants I saw today (I did also order a pair of MTM pants from Tom today), Chan's finishing is superior. Chan do charge upwards of $600AU for pants though.
     


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    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    I'm aware Chan is bespoke. I am a customer of Chan.

    I have also recently orders some PJ items. I was very happy with my first shirt from them. I have just ordered another couple today. I think the quality of the finish on their shirts is very good.

    I was just interested in your opinion on the quality of their finish in their suiting range. The fit and style is another matter for discussion. I personally have found that Chan's level of construction is very good. I have not inspected a PJ jacket yet, but from the pants I saw today (I did also order a pair of MTM pants from Tom today), Chan's finishing is superior. Chan do charge upwards of $600AU for pants though.

    - for me it about the sum of all parts & in this case, I'm happier with PJ over Chan.
    - some get excited about hand this had that & we all like hand-jobs, but I don't toss my cookies over these. To my eye the finish is finer on my hand finished PJ to Chan.
     


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    Thanks for the reply. That is certainly very promising if you think that the level of finish achieved by PJ is comparable / better than Chan. I think that Chan's level of finish is superior to common 'high-end' companies (EZ, RLBL, etc.). It certainly makes PJ's price-point very attractive for Australian men.

    I would be comfortable in saying that the finishing of PJ's shirts (button-holes, stitching, collars and cuffs, interlining) is higher than Chan (although Chan are not typically known for their shirts). The Thomas Mason range of shirting that they offer is also good quality with many interesting selections.
     


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    - I hear you, but we all know that it's part of a journey & yes version 1 was tight, but version 2 is a big improvement & so will version 3 & so on.
    - Unless I'm part of some Super Trust Fund, I'm not about to go to Florence or Naples for pizza & not all pizza's served there are great the first time around


    Saw version 2 on your blog, mate.

    Looks exerent; much cleaner than v1; and I like v1.

    Can't wait for mine (mid-gray SB 2-button; very-subtle POW check; Loro Piana S120s; handmade) to arrive end April... and the shirt too!

    Think I'll get the LP Wave (same cut) in navy next!

    Cheers
     


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    Just went into the new Harrolds today for the first time. I was talking to a charming Italian guy, Simone, who told me they have 9 rooms in the new premises on Pitt St Mall. He offered me a coffee and it was one of the best I have drunk in years. I may be mistaken but I reckon there had to be at least AUD1 million in stock sitting in the rooms. The new premises is like 10X bigger than the old.
     


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