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I'd honestly just get fake buttonholes stitched on. My brother had real ones done locally on a nice purple label sportscoat he got o/seas and they didn't do a great job, it's a real skill and costs a bomb to do as well. Plus it makes selling it harder if you might down the track.
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post #10894 of 55225
Shoe advice please!
 
Im in the process of upgrading my wardrobe. Im currently stuck on what shoe i should be looking at next.
I like the look of the DC Lewis porter models in both mid brown, and in navy, as well as the carmina wholecuts (the shoes on the left in the picture with three shoes)
 
I am worried that the carmina whole cut may not go with as many items in my wardrobe and might be a bit too fashion forward. I dont wear suits or dress shoes for work so i guess i am looking for a decent pair of shoes that can look with a grey suit or with a pair of jeans (sorry if this is not acceptable in the mens clothing section!)
 
Has anyone had any experience with DC Lewis or with Carmina? Or any other shoe that is around that mark? I would love obviously to get a pair of Gaziano and Girling but it is beyond my budget!
 
 
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If you want to wear them with suits and jeans then I don't think oxfords are your answer. I would suggest dark brown single monks or wingtip derbies.

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Originally Posted by wishiwasricher View Post

Shoe advice please!
 
Im in the process of upgrading my wardrobe. Im currently stuck on what shoe i should be looking at next.
I like the look of the DC Lewis porter models in both mid brown, and in navy, as well as the carmina wholecuts (the shoes on the left in the picture with three shoes)
 
I am worried that the carmina whole cut may not go with as many items in my wardrobe and might be a bit too fashion forward. I dont wear suits or dress shoes for work so i guess i am looking for a decent pair of shoes that can look with a grey suit or with a pair of jeans (sorry if this is not acceptable in the mens clothing section!)
 
Has anyone had any experience with DC Lewis or with Carmina? Or any other shoe that is around that mark? I would love obviously to get a pair of Gaziano and Girling but it is beyond my budget!
 
 
Shoe.jpg.Shoe 2.jpgTan.jpg
 

Those top two pics are nice shoes. Artful sleek.

These days I'm not very taken with wholecuts. But it's a look , if you like it then you like it. To me it's a bit too sleek and can look try hard. I tend to like a minimalist stealth dressing look a lot nowadays. Whole cuts are bit more dandy and peacock.

If you don't wear suits each week for serious business then I'd avoid the black dress shoe. If you have on,y a few suits and mostly wear them by choice and socially then I'd suggest steering away from black and toward dark leaf brown.

If you want thema bit more versatile Id suggest going for a dark brown leaf colored full brogue and even an open laced shoe witha slight gunboat feel. It will work well with jeans and casual as well as scrub up ok for most , if not all of your suit occasions.

It's not the standard SF advice but you know it makes sense.
post #10897 of 55225
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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

SURGEONS CUFFS

Anyone familiar in either Brisbane or Melbourne with alterations shop who may have a button hole machine.  Have jacket that is currently tailored without button hole in a surgeons cut.  Ie no holes and no buttons!!  

With regard to Brisbane, send a message via the forum to member "Neyus" as he has more up-to-date knowledge with regard to good tailors in Brisbane than do I.

George at Richards & Richards in Brisbane does nice buttonholes but he is so busy doing in-house alterations at present that I don't think that he does outside work anymore. Therefore, getting in touch with Neyus might be your best bet to find out some good suggestions.
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For me, these >> http://www.thearmourystore.com/shoes/carmina-tan-full-brogues-forest-last - with a pair of dark denim jeans is just beautiful.
post #10899 of 55225
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

If you want to wear them with suits and jeans then I don't think oxfords are your answer. I would suggest dark brown single monks or wingtip derbies.

These oxfords can certainly be worn casually:
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:P


All honesty, I think brown suede can always make a pair of oxfords versatile enough to go with either suit or jeans.
My vote is those:
http://www.thearmourystore.com/shoes/carmina-brown-suede-captoe-simpson-last
Edited by blahman - 3/15/12 at 6:02am
post #10900 of 55225
I think Gerry really wanted to suggest these as a good buy for dressy casual

http://www.styleforum.net/t/289900/churchs-dark-brown-darwin-custom-grade-loafers-us10-price-includes-worldwide-shipping
post #10901 of 55225
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

For me, these >> http://www.thearmourystore.com/shoes/carmina-tan-full-brogues-forest-last - with a pair of dark denim jeans is just beautiful.


These look great! Unfortunately my size is out so i might search for them elsewhere. When i looked at the site i keep getting drawn back to the G&G's though!

 

http://www.thearmourystore.com/shoes/gaziano-girling-rothschild-vintage-chesnut

 

I might have to sit down and revisit my budget.....

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


With regard to Brisbane, send a message via the forum to member "Neyus" as he has more up-to-date knowledge with regard to good tailors in Brisbane than do I.
George at Richards & Richards in Brisbane does nice buttonholes but he is so busy doing in-house alterations at present that I don't think that he does outside work anymore. Therefore, getting in touch with Neyus might be your best bet to find out some good suggestions.


Thankyou for this, will contact today.  Need to get down to R&R see what they have for next season, if anything at the moment.

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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post


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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

With regard to Brisbane, send a message via the forum to member "Neyus" as he has more up-to-date knowledge with regard to good tailors in Brisbane than do I.

George at Richards


Thankyou for this, will contact today.  Need to get down to R&R see what they have for next season, if anything at the moment.

There's no new season as of yet, but there are plenty of Borrelli shirts and Cantarelli trousers on sale for decent prices. All of the Sutor shoes are on sale too.

Speaking of Richards & Richards, we opened our new store at Chermside yesterday. We will be carrying mainly our house brand for suiting and shirting, and will be getting in some Faconnable casualwear next week. The store looks fucking fantastic, and the bistro/menswear concept we have running is getting a very positive reception so I'm really excited about our future. Feel free to come down for a chat and a coffee, I'll be working all weekend.
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Still deciding on a new pair of shoes for winter. Was thinking of the C&J Chukka boot in brown suede and have been told by most sources for these that I will need to size up half a size due the the narrow width. However noone seems to have my size in stock and the wait looks like at least about 8 weeks. (I will post a list of all the online stores I have found that stock C&J's and my experience of their waiting times and help if anyone is interested).

With this wait in mind I am consider getting the Lowndes double monks in brown suede instead (though the wait and stock levels for these in my size may be the same). I been a fan of the double monks since seeing them in Bernhard Roetzel's Gentleman book about a decade ago. I know they have become quite popular recently but they are still rarely seen in Australia.

I know some here have double monks (even suede ones, thinking MickyD and GerryNelson) and chukka boots (some may have both) and am wondering which shoe would be most versatile and stylish for a Melbourne winter?

I will be using them mostly for casual wear with selvedge indigo jeans, shirt and possibly sweater, navy peacoat or quilted jacket. Also occasional wear with something smarter like grey flannel trousers, shirt and unlined navy blazer. Weekend wear in winter is dinner out and days socialising with friends or at the AFL (with MCC Members "dress code", not that that counts for much. As an aside can we have a push for dress code for work, restaurants, clubs, MCC Members etc to change from "shirt/tie/suit/shoes/collar required/ whatever" to WELL FITTING, GOOD QUALITY "shirt/tie/suit/shoes/collar required/ whatever". I am guessing most here would look better in jeans and T- shirt that many in workplace etc in their "suits" and "shoes"? Banging head on brick wall I know, but still..)

Which pair would you suggest and why? (Inspired by the debate above).

Also consider these Bodiley's own brand

Chukka Boot - http://www.shoes.shoppingsection.co.uk/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=5009&Category_Code=

Double Monk - http://www.shoes.shoppingsection.co.uk/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=5004&Category_Code=

instead of C&J. Similar style, a little cheaper and probably in stock. Am going to ask for more details but wondering if they are made in C&J factory (based on their reference to their sizing). Does any have experience, opinions or further advice on these?

Thanks Australian Thread. Love your work and appreciate the interesting and informed discussion.
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Originally Posted by Naka View Post


There's no new season as of yet, but there are plenty of Borrelli shirts and Cantarelli trousers on sale for decent prices. All of the Sutor shoes are on sale too.
Speaking of Richards & Richards, we opened our new store at Chermside yesterday. We will be carrying mainly our house brand for suiting and shirting, and will be getting in some Faconnable casualwear next week. The store looks fucking fantastic, and the bistro/menswear concept we have running is getting a very positive reception so I'm really excited about our future. Feel free to come down for a chat and a coffee, I'll be working all weekend.


Naka - wasn't aware R&R had ventured back into the 'burbs'.  Thought the migration from Woollongabba would have cured that forever.  I will head out to see the new shingle this weekend, have to swing by Apple so will source you out.  Are the new Faconnable trousers the cotton Incotex?  Need to replace a couple of pairs that are now to be retired to the local Vinnies.

 

 

 

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