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I am looking for my next shoe and looking for advice from wise minds. I had recently purchased a pair of C&J Lowndes and could not be more happier with the thinner elongated last so I am looking for something similar but maybe in an oxford and not necessarily English. I have been looking through the Shoe Porn Damage thread and I have no doubt beauty is in the eye of the beholder and one shoe brand that caught my eye is Romano Martegani. Ideally shoe is...
Lacoste - $200+ for a pair of shoes made in Vietnam and the classic polo now virtually not made in France anymore.
Quote: Originally Posted by DrZRM I'd agree with Chelseas, but I think double strap monks, especially a sleek one, looks great out at night, the buckles hint at excitement. I often wear these To Boots as a night shoe. Not so expensive that I'm paranoid about getting a drink sloshed about. I ll second the Double Monk as I recently got a pair. Wore them out recently and were a real headturner.....but then again I do live in Sydney *sigh*
Nice however I do have one question which may sound silly......is buying shoes meant to be like stamp collecting?
Quote: Originally Posted by Smahatma I don't recall having seen anyone post the Lowndes in black yet. An awesome show. Here are mine.
Quote: Originally Posted by jjl5000 Ok that ain't good however having said that the flash on your camera and such good polishing hasn't done the shoe and its creases any favours. Are you still happy with them?
Quote: Originally Posted by ManofKent I think he means 1880... I've only got one pair of Loake - Kempton boots. Leather is decent and finishing isn't bad. They're certainly slimmer looking in the flesh than on Pediwear's site. Quite happy with Pediwear's service. The Norwich looks very nice, but I do wonder how it will crease. Good point about the creasing.
I am contemplating a purchase on the Loake Norwich in Burnished Dark brown. Although I was looking for a whole shoe with drilled holes on the toes in dark brown, this one isn't too bad in terms of looks. If there are any owners of this shoe or other sharp minds I am open to influence and advice. This is an F last like all standard Loakes. The E last is somewhat marginally too narrow on my Crocket and Jones Lowndes however I like the thinner look of them. I am hoping...
When I was in Melbourne I popped into their store on Collins ST and the guys up on the second floor were a pack of @ssholes. They looked down upon me as if what was I doing in their store. Sure I walked in wearing an old pair of Jeans and a backpack however thats not the point. If only they knew the limit on my credit card. The chick at the Zegna store on the other hand was polite, non judgemental and we managed to get into a nice conversation and of course she got a sale...
Quote: Originally Posted by sydneycentric How about the way Kochie is dressed on Sunrise? Words cannot explain what a @&6$%# that guy is.
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