Menswear: The 'Whistle And Flute' Thread..Everything To Do With 'Suits' In Here!!

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abagnale avatar

877 posts since 6/1/14

posted 7 Aug 2017 15:27, edited 7 Aug 2017 15:27
Any recommendations for alterations in Newcastle? Need to get a jacket taken in and trousers tapered and hemmed.
eazypz avatar

3679 posts since 16/4/10

16 Aug 2017 10:02
What the general consensus on shirt monogramming?

Was thinking of something like this:

Or this:
illwill avatar

4170 posts since 17/5/04

16 Aug 2017 11:18
swede avatar

10510 posts since 21/3/09

posted 13 Sep 2017 22:54, edited 13 Sep 2017 22:54
need a black bow tie (self-tie). where would be a good start to look? mcqueen one on mrp is awesome but not keen to spend that much. asos ones look shite
Rirawin avatar

9648 posts since 17/7/05

14 Sep 2017 05:54
eazypz avatar

3679 posts since 16/4/10

14 Sep 2017 07:47
Got a silk one from m&s which was decent for £15.
You can tie it properly and then undo it via a hook at the back to save tying it again.
dilong avatar

6 posts since 10/10/11

14 Sep 2017 14:09
Sholto avatar

830 posts since 25/12/12

23 Oct 2017 15:18
Need a couple of new suits for work. Don't really have a budget. Where to start? Any good sites/blogs for fashionable business wear? No pitti
Anto avatar

4111 posts since 19/1/12

23 Oct 2017 19:12
Suit Supply is decent for everyday business wear.

Got a few suits and can't complain for the money. Can't say anything on shirts, coats etc
MoB avatar

37384 posts since 31/8/04

23 Oct 2017 20:33
Suitsupply for suits 100%
ginner avatar

356 posts since 15/4/14

24 Oct 2017 20:54
massimo dutti made to measure better value than suit supply but takes longer.
timmbo avatar

3511 posts since 9/2/10

25 Oct 2017 11:20
if you really don't have a budget, I wouldn't settle for Suitsupply. If you want to learn the basics of bespoke tailoring, Simon Crompton's blog is seen as a good starting point, although his sense of style is dubious.
carl lewis
carl lewis avatar

23965 posts since 14/10/04

25 Oct 2017 18:00
Long time Tim Jawdropping!
Anto avatar

4111 posts since 19/1/12

8 Nov 2017 19:47
Cross posting from the shoes thread, anyone interested in a pair of these Fratelli Rossetti oxfords?;=sr_men80&cod10;=11274552IQ&sizeId;=5&sizeName;=40

Got them off Yoox before summer for around £350, used for a month or so but unfortunately they are a touch too small.

UK9\EU43, classic shape, great quality and still in great conditions.

Looking for a quick sale so after 200£ all in shipped from Italy. If anyone is interested will take some pictures
gawkrodger avatar

7695 posts since 4/11/08

30 Nov 2017 17:16
Best OTR plain black suit for under £500?
Doogan avatar

1257 posts since 13/4/14

30 Nov 2017 17:24
For office folk - I got 4 pairs of trews for dirt cheap from the Jaeger outlet website. Will be great for the winter. Sadly couldn't get jackets in my size to match.

Sizes might be a bit shite now.
rotting_otter avatar

61 posts since 18/5/12

10 Jan 2018 18:15
Need a suit for my wedding at end of August and was hoping to get a MTM with a budget of around 1.5k.

Planning on going to London in a few weeks - is there anywhere I should be looking with that kind of budget or have I got no chance? Have seen P Johnson Tailors mentioned on here before as a possibility - anywhere else people recommend?
ginner avatar

356 posts since 15/4/14

11 Jan 2018 08:59
Timothy Everest mtm might get within that budget. There is a place in Manchester that does Caruso made to measure for 1200, I imagine some others in the uk will do that also but don’t know where. Full canvas loro piana wool mtm from massimo dutti will set you back 800 or so.
snaye avatar

11109 posts since 24/10/02

11 Jan 2018 09:28
Thom Sweeney starts around that price for MTM, certain fabrics will cost extra. I highly recommend paying them a visit as the product and service are excellent.
timmbo avatar

3511 posts since 9/2/10

posted 12 Jan 2018 10:50, edited 12 Jan 2018 10:50
Depending on what style you're after, Steed's MTM is within range at that price, or if you want something softer Anglo Italian has more hand finishing and is a bit less fashion-forward than Patrick Johnson, but is £1700 as far as I recall.