P Johnson MTM

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  1. ethandesu

    ethandesu Senior member

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    [​IMG] This one is for comic book guy. Moronic beads and fully canvased mtm, as I cannot afford half canvased bespoke just yet. My favourite jacket by the way - an Ariston cloth from P.Johnson, as is the shirt in Thomas Mason Silverline.
     


  2. GuidoWongolini

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    4 Season Loro Piana Flannel
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    * Must remember to pull in side tabs on my pantaloons!
     


  3. JohnsNotHere

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    This one is for comic book guy. Moronic beads and fully canvased mtm, as I cannot afford half canvased bespoke just yet. My favourite jacket by the way - an Ariston cloth from P.Johnson, as is the shirt in Thomas Mason Silverline.

    That's a great jacket Ethan... that ariston cloth is the business. Nice pattern matching as well.

    Don't get the hate for the beads myself. I'm not brave enough to wear in my line of business, but you wear them well.

    PG, nice flannel, and great fit as always.
     


  4. Pink Socks

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  5. CHECKstar

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    Small mention and big photo of P Johnson in Melbourne Broadsheet...

    On a side note, I am going to be waiting a little longer then I hoped to get a first glimpse of my order [​IMG]
     


  6. TheTukker

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    Nice write-up - does anyone know where he trained in London? Btw, his jacket is pulling a bit much in that pic.
     


  7. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Good thing we live in different countries, Phat.

    desu


    Ah crap!

    But I just commissioned a suit in that fabric!

    (Cackles uncontrollably)

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    aka ZegnaGent

    Just kidding, mate... suit no. 2 is actually a simple French Navy twill from the All Seasons book; handmade natch. Ordered spare pants for both suits as well. Still need more shirts...
     


  8. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Nice write-up - does anyone know where he trained in London?

    Never mind; it's on their website:

    http://www.pjohnson.com.au/
     


  9. Simon29

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    Some great looking suits here!

    I've decided to go with P Johnson for my upcoming wedding tuxedo (classic single button, peak lapel). Slowly starting to work out the details and research everything. Anybody have any recommendations for which of their cloths would be best for a tux? Their prices are very reasonable compared with my original budget so I'm willing to pay extra for some top quality fabrics.

    Also, any difference between going to the Sydney vs Melbourne store for someone having their first MTM suit made?

    Cheers
     


  10. GuidoWongolini

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    Recent P Johnson commissions - will wear more later this week.. Jkt is part of a suit Pants are fine wale cord all Loro Piana cloth [​IMG] [​IMG] More deets at you know where.
     


  11. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    New PJ suit in Ariston flannel.

    Changed the block ever so slightly by reducing the front panels (see middle 1st button point, & then added the reduction to the rear to cover my back FAT.

    & added a besom ticket-pocket.

    Pants now have a higher rise & straighter leg.

    FWIW - my last 2 suits & pants did not require any extra adjustments - it was like picking up my dry-cleaning

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  12. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    I like this much better than your previous PJ commissions, but am not sure it's at the level you were with your previous (HK?) tailor.
     


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    IMO, it's pretty damned decent. Am 95% sure if PG said hey guyz this is my new Liverano (or insert big expensive bespoke tailoring house name) we would need to put towels on the floor to mop up the slop, because that's the way SF rolls - name recognition.

    IMO it's better than the Chans for sure, the shoulders were a bit off on those - can't quite put my finger why but that is my impression. Chans were also probably a lot more expensive.

    A lot of the folks here get caught up in HKG this and HKG that but forget that there is the added cost of actually getting there, and actually staying there long enough to have something decent made with a suitable amount of fittings.

    Contrary to popular SF memes HKG/Asia is not really the place it is made out to be for fast, cheap and good tailoring, and most overlook that there is so much bad out there - the classic you can get 2 out of the 3 but not all 3 (i.e. cheap & fast but not good, cheap & good but not fast, good & fast but not cheap, etc).

    To some (most) of us, there will almost certainly be a degree of culture shock when dealing with Asian tailors - language difficulties aside, sometimes the customer is not always #1 (or even #10) in Asia, and often stylistic input on the part of the tailor is at best suspect as most Asian tailors are craftsmen not artists.

    For the Australian, PJ is a pretty damned decent compromise, and IMO a good options for those who want to dip their toes into the world of custom clothing because while options are limited when compared to bespoke - let's face it the majority of the time the more uncommon options are often... lacking in taste, and the guys (or at least Tom anyway, have not met Patrick yet) make up for it with real passion for what they do...

    ...which is IMO worth it's weight in gold.
     
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  14. GuidoWongolini

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    - well surmised & you are always add your weight in gold

    I like this much better than your previous PJ commissions, but am not sure it's at the level you were with your previous (HK?) tailor.
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    - Actually no, this is better than Chan could ever do for me. Each suit took on average 5 fittings, 2 of the suits they started again & after 5 suits I gave up. Compared to PJ where it is almost choose cloth & order.
    - Strange but everyone I know IRL (not via forum chat), will not even use consider Chan anymore for various reasons based on experience & that delivery time is 4 months now
    - if the weather is fine this w/end, I will do a photo comparison
     
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  15. quar

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    PG, are you suggesting that your HK Broski's at The Armoury do not believe in WW Chan? I would have thought otherwise, but correct me if I'm wrong.

    If Chan visited Melbourne, you could be damn sure I would be a WWC customer every day of the week. Why? Well, because I think what they have done for me fits well (and could be improved with further commissions). Their finish is significantly better. And WWC coats can be made much lighter and softer (if that's what you want in a coat). And I can't get over the way the skinnier PJ notch lapel looks. It looks feminine to me. But that's purely a matter of taste.

    Having said that, I've bought 6 shirts, 3 pairs of trousers and a dinner suit from PJ in the last few months, because their product is satisfactory to me, and importantly, they are accessible. The PJ shirts really are made quite well. All things said, the WWC versus PJ debate really has limited real world relevance, because few of us have the opportunity to order from WWC.
     


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