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Mine are a UK9.
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I'm hearing talk about a new shop in Smith Street, Collingwood that's going to stock high-end shoes including John Lobb, anyone else know anything ? location seems an odd choice to me

 

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Ok, now the sales pitch (biggrin.gif): I just this week got a pair of Loake Pimlico Suede with a dainite sole for $209 shipped off Pediwear, and they're freakin' awesome. I've worn them for three days straight (it's been wet here in Melbourne) with wool trou, jacket and tie and with jeans (like today). They look great, they're comfortable, they're versatile, they're great in wet weather. Maybe you're committed to the C&J, and fair enough, but either way, dark suede chukkas are just a must-have.
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Yeah those Pimlicos are a great option I think. Once my cheapo Aquila brown suede chukkas (only bought because they were half price) bite the dust I think I'll be looking at a pair of Pimlicos.
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To add to the suede boot chat I recently bought a pair of Loake Kemptons in brown suede with a dainite sole from Herring. I chose them because the brown was a much lighter brown colour, closer to snuff, see here :
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Something to think about if you want a different colour.

Comparing pics it seems likely that these are rebadged Kemptons for Herring for GBP20 less than they charge for the Kemptons: http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=464
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I'm hearing talk about a new shop in Smith Street, Collingwood that's going to stock high-end shoes including John Lobb, anyone else know anything ? location seems an odd choice to me

no i havent heard that. whats your source?

incidentally, there is a paul smith store opening on collins st, in front of 120 collins.
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The monks work well casually Gerry? With jeans? I think that is why I was originally thinking the Chukka boot...Think I got Double monk envy after seeing yours...



Suede Lowndes with jeans:

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I was at P Johnson today, the new wider notch and unpadded shoulder looks the business. They are going from strength to strength.
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Suede Lowndes with jeans:
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Thank you Gerry. Looks good. Not making the decision easier (too many choice, though the pictures help), but def making more enjoyable.
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What a strange blue land you live in Gerry
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What a strange blue land you live in Gerry


smile.gif Yes, I almost feel like a Smurf! The photos were taken just as the sun was rising on a cloudy day.

 

By the way, I ordered 3 pairs of cedar shoe trees from Endless.com in the US on 13 March. They arrived today, THREE days later! Unbelievably fast shipping and cheap as well - US$20 each plus US$10 for shipping.

 

Quote from the shipping page:
We offer FREE Expedited Shipping (average 10-16 business days) to certain countries on orders of $100 or more. We also offer FREE Priority Shipping (average 2-4 business days) on international orders of $125 or more.

 

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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.

Hey Naka,

Are you based in Chermside store or the city? I might pop in to say hi also at some point over the weekend.
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Thank you Gerry. Looks good. Not making the decision easier (too many choice, though the pictures help), but def making more enjoyable.


For what it's worth, although I really do love my suede Lowdnes, I'd lean towards the suede chukka for a more classic look.

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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.

Hey Naka,

Are you based in Chermside store or the city? I might pop in to say hi also at some point over the weekend.

I'm officially based in the Chermside store, so feel free to pop in anytime. I work from midday Thursday through to Monday, and I'm sure you will enjoy the kit instore and the food and drink should you choose to have a snack or a coffee.

Windowpane, I'm not quite sure about the origin of the Faconnable trousers but I will make sure to enquire about the tomorrow. I will keep you posted.
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For what it's worth, although I really do love my suede Lowdnes, I'd lean towards the suede chukka for a more classic look.


Thanks Gerry. Chukkas seem to be getting the love. But fork out of and wait for C&J's Chukka (unlined and leather sole) or get the Loake Pimilco...?

What model do you have Gerry? You seem very satisfied with your shoe range.

And in the spirit of fairness, C&J Sydney's and jeans...(apologies for iPhone quality photograph)

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The Sydneys look superb!!! I was tossing up between a pair of Marlows and a pair of Sydneys and ended up getting the Marlows only because I got them at a pretty good price. The 341 last is great!

 

I have a pair of Florsheim suede chukkas - bought just before I started building my shoe collection. The'y look similar to the C&J Tetbury and are super comfortable - too good to donate right now and strangely enough have gotten as many (unsolicited) compliments as the suede double monks. The only thing is that after about six months of intermittent wear with regular application of the spray-on protector, the suede on the sides is looking a little rough - almost like a pilling effect.

 

I'm not particularly impressed with the quality of the suede on these chukkas but I plan to wear them out and then replace them with a pair from Northampton :)

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