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Originally Posted by MickyD View Post

what did you do in F1? I've just come back to reality (i.e. work) after working at the grand prix all weekend, albeit in a lowly track marshal role, but my dream is to one day be a full time F1 photographer. Unfortunately I think it's something I should have been working towards about 15 years ago....
(but here's my photos from the weekend anyway... http://mpd.smugmug.com/Cars/GP-2012 )

Oh please no - don't post GP photos- its all downhill -next you know it people will be posting picks of their ankles in shoes with no socks.
post #11072 of 48466
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Originally Posted by scar3face View Post

I purchased a pair of Ted Baker wingtips on Monday

Not SF approved. Prepare to be flogged.
post #11073 of 48466
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Oh please no - don't post GP photos- its all downhill -next you know it people will be posting picks of their ankles in shoes with no socks.

There, there...

It's okay.

Just let it go and be at peace, brother.
post #11074 of 48466

Release from Zahra today post the hammering their stock price received this morning - 

 

...

 David Jones CEO Paul Zahra said Australian retail prices were high compared to overseas, a fact that had become obvious to the droves of shoppers who opted to buy goods online from foreign stores.  He said David Jones was negotiating with suppliers to ensure the wholesale prices it pays are on par with those paid by foreign retailers, so it can charge shoppers similar prices to those in overseas stores.  Zahra said some suppliers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Kiehls, Lancome, Fossil and DNKY had already decreased the wholesale prices they charged David Jones.


But, while lower wholesale prices would mean lower sales tags for customers, Zahra said David Jones would have to focus on lifting sales volumes to offset the impact of cheaper prices on its earnings.

 

 

Nothing this forum didn't already know.  Authenticity Zahra, thats were DJs is really suffering.  They have NO authenticity - its about markups on rubbish stock that we know is rubbish yet we expected to pay top $$.  Have a look at old Paddy Pallins, they have been around for years and yet, they have authenticity - quality with credibility. It will take a lot more than placating customers with more disinterested staff to make people part with $$.  But, hey, Im glad to know my Fossil jeans and DKNY China made get ups will be cheaper in the future...thats gotta be a relief!!!  Did I just hear the sounds of a CEO succession plan being hatched??

post #11075 of 48466
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

In that case C&J must make more than one type of perforated cap toe oxford for Peal. I have a pair (below) of Peal C&J oxfords (they were purchased from the C&J factory by another SF member) and they look different to those in the link. The C&J person told me the perf captoe oxford they make for Peal is on the 240 last.


According to post 40 in this thread, Loake make the lightweight Peals.


Its raining and too wet to go outside and risk getting my soul damp. I have no interest at all in those shoes so I meandered over to the thread to have a squiz.

This is why the forums are so useful.

The consensus on that thread is that the shoes in question are:

  1. Crockett & Jones
  2. Alfred Sergeant
  3. Loakes

    and
  4. Loakes do not make for Peal & Co (BB)
post #11076 of 48466
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Originally Posted by scar3face View Post

I purchased a pair of Ted Baker wingtips on Monday and decided to wear them to work today.

 

It's raining in Melbourne today and I walked across the road to grab a coffee, but by the time I came back, my feet were soaked all on the bottom.

 

I took the shoe off and noticed that only the bottom of the shoe is wet, so it must be letting water through where the shoe meets the sole.

 

I'm pretty pissed off given my Florsheim shoes have been through all sorts of Melbourne weather and my feet have stayed dry, but as soon as this pair of shoes gets a hint of water, your feet end up soaked.

 

I'm going to take the shoes back to David Jones and try to get a refund, or at least swap them for a pair of Loakes, or is it a case of buy beware?


Take them back, get your $$ back in your pocket and order real shoes from real shoe retailers.  Heaps of recommendations on here.  Oh and I wouldn't bother with Ted Baker anything, they used to be very good, quality is down the toilet especially the DJs stock - see my point re DJs???.  

 

Didn't someone once say you never skimp on shoes or watches.  

 

post #11077 of 48466
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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

Didn't someone once say you never skimp on shoes or watches.  

Shoes and watches will be my undoing. shog[1].gif
post #11078 of 48466
Re the BB Cap toes

Apparently the lightweight is by Alfred Sargent - post no.4 - http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?108231-Peal-amp-Co-vs.-Allen-Edmonds-Perforated-Captoe&highlight=peal+perforated+captoe+bal
The regular weight Peals are by C&J.
post #11079 of 48466
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Amen. Here is an excellent case in point:
Martial Art "master" of Aikido gets ass kicked in real martial art fight

http://randomaccesstalk.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/martial-art-master-of-aikido-gets-ass.html

Yeah, that got passed around at training last year. Its an interesting study of psychology.

RE : F1. I did aerodynamic development for Renault F1 for a couple of years. This mainly involved sitting in front of a computer for 50 hours a week writing Fortran. I did get some nice T-shirts though.
post #11080 of 48466
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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

Didn't someone once say you never skimp on shoes or watches.  
I thought it was shoes and mattresses. Because if you're not in one, you're in the other
post #11081 of 48466

This will make you all laugh your guts out for an afternoon.  Whilst downing another coffee and reading the forum here, these Zegna boots came up on fleabay, so I picked them up for $120 inclusive of postage from the US.  Will be interesting to see what they like.  Problem will be the C&J Tetbury's arrive soon.  Oh well am covered for what could be a wet winter in both Melb and Bris.Zegna Boots 1.jpg

 

Zegna Boots 2.jpg


Edited by Windowpane1967 - 3/20/12 at 8:50pm
post #11082 of 48466
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post


Shoes and watches will be my undoing. shog[1].gif


Am same BHall, shoes and watches, weakness Im afraid.  Challenge is not to let on to the other half whats currently in the collection, luckily she not overly attentive!!

 

 

post #11083 of 48466
is anyone interested in buying the BB shoes?

PM me as I intend to order a pair if someone assists in shipping...
post #11084 of 48466
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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

This will make you all laugh your guts out for an afternoon.  Whilst downing another coffee and reading the forum here, these Zegna boots came up on fleabay, so I picked them up for $120 inclusive of postage from the US.  Will be interesting to see what they like.  Problem will be the C&J Tedbury's arrive soon.  Oh well am covered for what could be a wet winter in both Melb and Bris.Zegna Boots 1.jpg

 

Zegna Boots 2.jpg



 

 

Hey Windowpane1967, what configuration of the Tetburys did you order? Post a review once you get both pairs. Congratulations on both pairs of boots! What's the point of getting new things if we can't celebrate them with people who understand smile.gif

 

Elvish, good luck with those BB shoes - no matter who makes them, they should be decent quality and a pretty good buy at the price. Let us know how they turn out if you do end up getting them.

post #11085 of 48466
^will do.
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