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P Johnson MTM

surefire1017

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Quick question, why is it believable that Calder can provide MTM from an italian workshop for the same price as p.johson? I have no experience with him and I think his work is great, I'm just interested in the rationale.
 

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Well, those were @sebastian mcfox's photos, so let's see if he can remember the fabric that he used.

Edited to add: I noticed that he previously mentioned (in another thread) that it's an 8oz Dugdale Bros Luxury English Mohair in a great shade of slate blue:

https://www.styleforum.net/threads/...arting-may-2014.394373/page-3076#post-8782095

That’s the one

Quick question, why is it believable that Calder can provide MTM from an italian workshop for the same price as p.johson? I have no experience with him and I think his work is great, I'm just interested in the rationale.

Are they the same price?

Plus I would think they have quite different overheads: large showrooms in multiple CBDs + marketing campaigns + multiple staff vs one sartoria
 

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That’s the one



Are they the same price?

Plus I would think they have quite different overheads: large showrooms in multiple CBDs + marketing campaigns + multiple staff vs one sartoria

I believe both makers are around 1800-2k for a two piece suit. I could be wrong.

Ultimately, I want to believe both makers but I would imagine that a company expanding analyzes the overhead in a new market and the potential revenue generated and then decides.
 

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Is it common for the PJT (or even other tailors) not to get all alterations that was decided on the second fitting right the first time?

Whilst they are happy to make changes, I find it disappointing that this is not done right the first time. What are you experiences? thanks!
 

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Current opinions on PJT for suits, shirts, pants etc?

If you're willing to take the risk that you might end up looking like this!

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This was P.Johnson's second try at his suit, too:

https://www.timelessman.com.au/bespoke/p-johnson-finished-suit/
 
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Has anyone had a positive reaction with P Johnson lately? Reading this thread sounds like a big stay away, but forum experience always suggests the negative gets written up more often than the positive
 

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Has anyone had a positive reaction with P Johnson lately? Reading this thread sounds like a big stay away, but forum experience always suggests the negative gets written up more often than the positive
I had a great time with them. I wanted something unique and Porter was more than accomodating. It’s a loro piana searsucker unlined for a wedding in Spain.

For MTM when you know what you want it’s great.
 

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Anyone still into PJT? Notwithstanding manufacturing issues, I still think they're great at their price point for Chinese produced MTM ie unlined/unstructured blazers and shirt jackets.
 

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These days I would recommend The Finery Company (they do mtm and bespoke), Calder (not sure if taking new clients atm?) or Mawson Ossa (mtm or bespoke) for Australian options.
 

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These days I would recommend The Finery Company (they do mtm and bespoke), Calder (not sure if taking new clients atm?) or Mawson Ossa (mtm or bespoke) for Australian options.

Thanks for those, TFC and Calder are certainly beautiful but the aesthetic doesn't speak to me ie. seems a bit fussy as opposed to being clean and light which draws me to PJT (for context, work in a tech company where standard dress is sneakers, jeans and button down).

Never heard of Mawson Ossa but will definitely visit them, seems promising!
 

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Mawson Ossa is probably the closest to PJT look - they use very soft canvas / soft construction

Still a bit more classic in terms of fit (a good thing), I think PJT is a bit short / slim by default,
 

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Their ready to wear knit wear and similar is criminally overpriced for what is likely just standard white labeled stuff
 

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how's P Johnsons Sartoria Carrara tailoring these days? It's the same people producing No Man Walks Alone tailoring.
 

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