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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post

Azzaro have both Mabro and Antichi Telai dinner suits in stock. These are much better made (fully canvassed, hand finished in Italy) but they have peak lapels. You may be able to get them for under $800.

And if peak lapels are an option then T.M. Lewin are probably worth a look in that price range, half canvassed and you could check size at Myer then buy direct more cheaply (I have no qualms with stores like that).
post #10952 of 54953
Talking about suede shoes and chukkas.

I had a squiz in Mountfords the other day. Their range of suede has certainly improved and some aren't that expensive. There is a lot of suede around. Some of the shoes had that crap shiney distressed look on the toe, such a pity as the rest wasn't bad for the money. There's some nice enought suede chunky shoes in various colours and also some DBs and chukkas. There's a model of Geox, believe it or not, I think that have a boot that would look almost like a Steve McQueen original brown suede playboy boots if you squint a bit.

Well wortha look for casual suede given some of the prices are ok, you can try them on and walk out in them if you want.

The pics on their website are not good. Many of the shoes, boots look better in real life. Some look worse.
http://life.time.com/culture/steve-mcqueen-20-never-seen-photos/#12
Edited by fxh - 3/18/12 at 5:54am
post #10953 of 54953
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

That would have been me. Just click on my name to see previous posts. Was referring to Chukka, Tetbury and Chiltern all by C&J. Tetbury are the more elongated ones. But others have offer other options above too.

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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

Thankyou Pink Socks.  Have been watching with interest all the commentary re suede boots, has been very helpful in narrowing down the choices.  I have settled on the C&J Tetbury chukka.  Any advice on best place to purchase?  I saw a mention somewhere over the last few weeks re Edwards of Manchester.  Delivery to either Melbourne or Brisbane


There are quite a few places where you can order C&J online, such as Bodiley's, Pediwear and Robert Old (and no doubt others, too).

Be aware that some of them have delivery delays on certain models as, if they don't already have them in stock, it could take some time for them to be restocked by C&J. Also, of course, it is possible to order directly from C&J, although you might pay a little more for the shoes.

Speaking of chukka boots, if anyone is interested in looking rather colourful, Robert Old has some different versions of the C&J suede chukka boot in their online store, in navy, blue and red - have a look here for details.

The Robert Old website states that they offer free international shipping, which could be good, but it doesn't say whether they also deduct VAT. If no tax is deducted, then the free shipping might effectively be cancelled out.
post #10954 of 54953
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Have I not hammered into you that sockless is the pinnacle of style? I am very disappointed in you.

I think hammering stuff into people isn't the way to win hearts and minds.

I'm disappointed that you are disappointed in me.
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Looking to purchase a small canvas with leather trim or leather holdall/weekender type bag under $100 and big enough to fit a laptop and a lunch box for work. Something sort of like this but smaller:

http://www.whitestuff.com/canvas-holdall-prod400929_chocolate/?utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=79682
or this:
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tommy-bahama-north-bay-duffel-bag/3252038?origin=category&cm_ven=Linkshare&cm_cat=partner&cm_pla=10&cm_ite=1&siteId=J84DHJLQkR4-P2tpT9lZS5Tog82UHLSXRQ

Any ideas?
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Hi all, apologies in advance if this is discussed elsewhere (although if it is I can't fine it) or is a noob question...

 

Does anyone have any experience, or comment on Bespoke By Nicholas http://www.bynicholas.com.au ?  I would like a couple of good new suits.  To give you an idea about me I've been a strictly off the rack guy until now (okay, I say timidly that I have a $300 Blaq suite in my wardrobe), don't want to break the bank too much...and suffice it to say that posting on a style forum is the most interest I have ever shown in clothes:)  Thanks in advance!

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Looks dodgy, these are the same guys that have the ads in the paper right? I can say that at $699 your not getting bespoke but rather MTM.
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Originally Posted by tass View Post

Hi all, apologies in advance if this is discussed elsewhere (although if it is I can't fine it) or is a noob question...

 

Does anyone have any experience, or comment on Bespoke By Nicholas http://www.bynicholas.com.au ?  I would like a couple of good new suits.  To give you an idea about me I've been a strictly off the rack guy until now (okay, I say timidly that I have a $300 Blaq suite in my wardrobe), don't want to break the bank too much...and suffice it to say that posting on a style forum is the most interest I have ever shown in clothes:)  Thanks in advance!



Yeah Id have to agree with Charlie's Wardrobe, they look dodge to me too.  With the depth of expertise on this thread am sure someone could point you in the right direction in Sydney.  I keep seeing P Johnson mentioned here.  Am going to check them out next time Im in Sydney.  As for Bespoke for Nicholas, Id be cautious Tass

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Pinkie what colour are your socks there? The picture isn't too clear and for one awful moment it looked like you weren't wearing socks.

Sorry fxh, should have added the warning for your sensitive eyes. Look away as you will not want to read the next few lines. I tend to go sockless with all but dress shoes and boots, esp. in summer, this includes sneakers, loafers, boat shoes and driving shoes. I even train and box barefoot.

Do not fear though in business situations my feet are clad in socks (pink or otherwise) and winter is around the corner.
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I knew it was a matter of time before that got picked up by fxh. Laughing hard right now.

I knew that would be picked up before I posted it and was anticipating the witty comment. Still, sockless is my loafer default.
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post



Light pink wink.gif

Light pink indeed Gerry. Was hoping for light brown but not enough sun recently.
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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post



Thankyou Pink Socks.  Have been watching with interest all the commentary re suede boots, has been very helpful in narrowing down the choices.  I have settled on the C&J Tetbury chukka.  Any advice on best place to purchase?  I saw a mention somewhere over the last few weeks re Edwards of Manchester.  Delivery to either Melbourne or Brisbane

If you want to try on and purchase directly in Melbourne Herringbone and American Tailors are your best bet. They may not have all sizes in stock though and are around $500 a pair (if you speak to the right people) but this is still at least $100 more that it cost to get shipped from overseas (model depending).

The problem with C&J's is that they are quite popular and there can be a bit of a wait for them. Depending on who you go with this should not be much more than 8 weeks. Search around and email the relevant sources.

First port of call if ordering online should be Plal. They are not longer getting supplies of C&J's but are selling off their old stock. Email them your size and they will let you know what they have. Next Pediwear tend to be quite cheap but again have limited stock, so are worth using if they have your size otherwise the wait can be quite long.

Bodiley's have a long wait but also have some in stock (there is a list on their website) and their price includes shipping. Their customer service (I have only made communications not purchases yet) is very good.

Robert Old do free shipping and also have some stock and a shorter wait that those above (I am almost positive they, like all EU business, will not charge you VAT). Again good customer service. I think Edwards of Manchester are pretty similar.

Christopher Forbes have good stock and say they can get more pretty quickly. I have used them before and they are very helpful and have super prompt delivery.

You can contact C&J directly, the are pretty quick to reply and quite useful. They will be able to tell you exactly what they have in stock and will have a fairly short waiting time. They do charge 45 pounds for shipping though, so are probably a slightly more expensive offer.

A Fine Pairs of Shoes are a great site to deal with but only stock limited C&J's (mostly very slight seconds) but would be worth checking out.

There are probably a few others I have missed that other might recommend. Otherwise I would google Crockett and Jones Tetbury and see what comes up, a few random sites sell this model and you might find one that has your size at a good price.

Otherwise you might just have to wait for your size in the model you want (which is what I am thinking of doing for the Chukka boot - two months for shoes though...need to start planning better).

Hope that helps.

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Speaking of chukka boots, if anyone is interested in looking rather colourful, Robert Old has some different versions of the C&J suede chukka boot in their online store, in navy, blue and red - have a look here for details.
The Robert Old website states that they offer free international shipping, which could be good, but it doesn't say whether they also deduct VAT. If no tax is deducted, then the free shipping might effectively be cancelled out.

I saw those, but really need dark brown suede first. Also like the look of these - http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/crockett-jones-a-z/products/crockett-jones-camel-chukka-8-5e and think I will get some colourful laces to swap in once in a while for whatever suede boots I get.

As, if anyone was tempted by TobiasJ's Pimilcos (which I might be) here are more pictures and a good price (size depending) for them - http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/loake-a-z/products/loake-pimlico-dark-brown-suede
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Hey there's a 60% sale at Rhodes & Beckett tomorrow and Weds; can anyone comment on their knitwear? Thinking maybe it'd be a good opportunity to pick up a jumper for winter...
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If you want to buy a pair of C&J online instead of locally than just ring up C&J in their Royal Arcade store in London and get them.

THEY ARE THE SAME PRICE AS PEDIWEAR, BODILEY'S etc.

You only save money from other on-line shoes stores on the postage.

The advantage of buying from C&J direct is that they have stock.
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post

If you want to buy a pair of C&J online instead of locally than just ring up C&J in their Royal Arcade store in London and get them.
THEY ARE THE SAME PRICE AS PEDIWEAR, BODILEY'S etc.
You only save money from other on-line shoes stores on the postage.
The advantage of buying from C&J direct is that they have stock.

They do not always have stock and their wait can be the same as Robert Old or Christopher Forbes where you may get cheaper postage etc. Definitely worth contacting though.
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The R& B sale has actually already started - shirts are marked down 40% and staff are happy to do the additional 20% off. Only shirts on sale though that I could see (no suits or knitwear - at least at the store I went to).

How is the quality of R&B shirts. Are they worth it at 20/60 percent off?
post #10964 of 54953

You guys were right - I AM a shoe tragic ...

 

I'm saying nothing more till they arrive ...

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

You guys were right - I AM a shoe tragic ...

I'm saying nothing more till they arrive ...

Gerry! No! If you break, after being so happy with your shoe collection, what chance do the rest of us have?

It is this thread, the temptations it mentions can be hard to ignore...My fault for bring up suede boots?
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