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I suggest your speak with @jokb about ordering a pair of Vass.

Thanks! Any idea on pricing? I did just find out that C&J makes the Lowndes with a Dainite sole so that's the top of the list so far but at $800 it might be better to just get Vass.
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Check www.gtashoeshine.com to get an idea of pricing. Then google search the bazillion pics of Vass shoes to get an idea of what you like. Then visit Jok to sort out your sizing. The you're golden.
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I wish more shoes came with rubber soles.  I find a single leather sole pretty useless in Canada.  And they are slippery on carpet, tile and hardwood.  Not my favorite choice, and I prefer a full rubber sole, not a topy.  

 

 

@RogerP is correct - An Oxblood Scotch Grain F-Lasted Double Monk on Dainite would be most excellent.

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Thanks! Any idea on pricing? I did just find out that C&J makes the Lowndes with a Dainite sole so that's the top of the list so far but at $800 it might be better to just get Vass.


I had a pair of C&J Lowndes in blue suede....about tenth wear in one of the monk straps tore clean off....the straps on my scotch grain harrogates have lasted much better but they are still starting to wear...i don't think i will bother with double monks again...

congrats on the tetburys.

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I wish more shoes came with rubber soles.  I find a single leather sole pretty useless in Canada.  And they are slippery on carpet, tile and hardwood.  Not my favorite choice, and I prefer a full rubber sole, not a topy.  


@RogerP
 is correct - An Oxblood Scotch Grain F-Lasted Double Monk on Dainite would be most excellent.

Agreed. Aside from my most formal black captoe the rest of my shoes are on rubber soles; they are so much more practical and I can wear them outside with no worries.
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I had a pair of C&J Lowndes in blue suede....about tenth wear in one of the monk straps tore clean off....the straps on my scotch grain harrogates have lasted much better but they are still starting to wear...i don't think i will bother with double monks again...
congrats on the tetburys.

That's one of my concerns with monk straps in general so that's really helpful to know of your experience. Damn if they just didn't look so good but I'm more than OK with not spending more money and using the Tetbury as my casual dress shoes.
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On a totally different topic has anyone handled or owned Suitsupply's Jort suit and can offer a comparison to other RTW suits in the $1k range or can be had for $1k on sale?
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That's one of my concerns with monk straps in general so that's really helpful to know of your experience. Damn if they just didn't look so good but I'm more than OK with not spending more money and using the Tetbury as my casual dress shoes.


i guess, unlike heels, soles etc there is not much you can do in terms of repair when a monk strap goes.

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That's one of my concerns with monk straps in general so that's really helpful to know of your experience. Damn if they just didn't look so good but I'm more than OK with not spending more money and using the Tetbury as my casual dress shoes.

 

I don't even remember how many years I've had my Vass Oxblood double monks - but they still look damned near new.  Heck, I've never had a strap tear off even on my comparatively cheapo AE Moras.

 

 

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the torn-off strap was the only real problem I've ever had with C&Js and i have six or seven pairs....it was particularly annoying as it happened on a business trip and i only had one other pair of shoes with me.

 

Fine looking Vass by the way Roger...

post #2591 of 4449
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I suggest your speak with @jokb about ordering a pair of Vass.

Will soon post a photo of my oxblood double monks from Jok!
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Will soon post a photo of my oxblood double monks from Jok!

What is the price?
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Will soon post a photo of my oxblood double monks from Jok!


Cool!

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On a totally different topic has anyone handled or owned Suitsupply's Jort suit and can offer a comparison to other RTW suits in the $1k range or can be had for $1k on sale?

I have one summer Jort jacket, in one of those crazy blends of wool, silk, linen and who knows what else.
It's nice, very soft and wasn't that more expensive then some of the half canvases stuff they have. If suits are around 1k (CAD) that isn't a bad proposition. But, their MTM starts around that price also, or around few 100 bucks more, and what I understand it is same quality as Jort/La Spalla.
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I have one summer Jort jacket, in one of those crazy blends of wool, silk, linen and who knows what else.
It's nice, very soft and wasn't that more expensive then some of the half canvases stuff they have. If suits are around 1k (CAD) that isn't a bad proposition. But, their MTM starts around that price also, or around few 100 bucks more, and what I understand it is same quality as Jort/La Spalla.

How cool does the jacket wear and do you feel it will be durable material and construction wise?

I really like how soft some of SS's cuts are and the open weave used. You are right that the jackets aren't much more than the half-canvassed ones but I feel the 2x premium is a bit much going from half to full canvas on the suits.

I recall something saying the MTM program isn't well developed at the Yorkville store.
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