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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.
Quote: Originally Posted by Zenny If you are looking for new suits, go for Herringbone on sale, Ethandesu should be able to hook you up. The suit without tie can work, but it cant be a worsted cloth. Flannel, seersucker, linen etc I think could work. My gripe is that you will see a chaps in Sydney wearing ultra conservative Pin Stripe suites (that don't also fit correctly) without a tie and top two buttons undone thinking they are the...
Quote: Originally Posted by Zenny 90% of the suits in the Sydney CBD. Well thats probably me however the good news is my two I have rotated over the last few years are on the verge of falling apart and I am planning to do away with them over the new year. However what I cannot stand is Suites in Martin Place without ties.....wtf! Why wear a business suite if you do not want to wear a tie otherwise might as well start wearing something in...
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