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
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.
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.
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 :)