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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 Tetbury's arrive soon.  Oh well am covered for what could be a wet winter in both Melb and Bris.350x263px-LL-ec185a99_ZegnaBoots1.jpeg

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Some tight trees will fix that wrinkling after applying shoe leather conditioner.
post #11102 of 52412
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post

Embarrassingly I own more shoes than my wife, not to mention more expensive shoes. That ain't right!

WRONG!
post #11103 of 52412
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Originally Posted by scar3face View Post

So here's the damage from simply walking across the wet road today.

I had a pair of Handgrade C&J's on today, I died a little inside when I had to go up the street - I always try and avoid wearing them in the wet, but they got soaked today.
post #11104 of 52412
Micky, don't worry, they will be fine. My leather soled shoes take a soaking once in a while, it's inevitable. Just dry them out with some newspaper stuffed inside. Then Topy them. smile.gif
post #11105 of 52412
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

... But, shipping may cost you because Brooks Brothers don't ship to us.
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Regarding shipping, are you sure they don't ship to us? According to their website, they do for most things:

"International Delivery ($49.99 charge)

Overnight delivery currently not available outside of the United States. Please note that we cannot ship gift cards, fragrances, or products containing alligator or genuine fur internationally. All shipping & handling and applicable duties will be paid by the customer and will be billed by the delivering carrier."
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

As for shipping, you're right - they do now ship internationally and have done so for some time now. I am going off my early-2011 experience where I wanted to buy from them online and they didn't ship here. There may be something where they don't ship shoes to Australia - some retailers annoyingly do this, but I cannot say for sure.

Thebrownman, the shipping bit is a bit odd, as I've been buying things from BB for the past few years and have never had a problem with them shipping to Oz. The only downside is that they insist on using FedEx, which used to cost $40 or so and now costs $49. Still, the Australian dollar is much stronger now, so it balances out.

I, too, have read that some people think that Loake make the "lightweight" Peal & Co shoes, but I don't know if anything has been firmly established one way or the other. I suppose that someone should really write to Alfred Sargent to ask them, too, as they also make Peal & Co shoes for BB. I've got a pair each by C&J and AS, and both are very well made.
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Originally Posted by MickyD View Post

I had a pair of Handgrade C&J's on today, I died a little inside when I had to go up the street - I always try and avoid wearing them in the wet, but they got soaked today.

They will be fine. Stuff with newspaper and dry on their side. Shoe tree when dry and polish as required. And forgot that Topying business.

PS Grand Prix photographs look good. Not an F1 fan too much myself but appreciate you sharing your work and passion.
post #11107 of 52412
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Originally Posted by meister View Post


Some tight trees will fix that wrinkling after applying shoe leather conditioner.


Absolutely, have a spare set here so will use them.  Conditioner is in the cupboard somewhere !!  These will be the wet rainy day boots, keep the C&Js dry I think.

post #11108 of 52412
A Fine Pair of Shoes sale http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/?utm_source=Customer+List&utm_campaign=2826e4433f-Sale_21_03_2012&utm_medium=email

I just wonder how much these will be marked down http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/products/sanders-jude-dark-brown and of course this comes the week the Oz$ decides to melt.foo.gif
post #11109 of 52412
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Agony isn't it smile.gif
Four is my PJohnson limit for now, and I think we double up on the same Loro Piana Four Seasons grey glen check and light navy sharkskins from what I've seen in your pictures. From there we diverge and narrowly escape finger pointing and mumbling, lucky we live in different cities. Excellent taste you have though I must say smile.gif.

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

^ Oh, he comes across as categorically NUTS..

...either that or he is taking the piss on a completely new level.
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I have a question for all you Melbournites: what are the most versatile fabrics for trousers for Melbourne residents? (referring, say, to HY's collection: http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants)

I already have a pair of flannels and a pair of tropical wool (both in med grey); any suggestions for pair #3? I've noticed that flannel can be too warm for 20C+ days.

(NB: I'm a trousers and odd coat kinda guy at the moment, don't wear suits, so these are staple items for me.)
post #11112 of 52412
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I have a question for all you Melbournites: what are the most versatile fabrics for trousers for Melbourne residents? (referring, say, to HY's collection: http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants)
I already have a pair of flannels and a pair of tropical wool (both in med grey); any suggestions for pair #3? I've noticed that flannel can be too warm for 20C+ days.
(NB: I'm a trousers and odd coat kinda guy at the moment, don't wear suits, so these are staple items for me.)

i would have said something 9/10oz. the pants labelled four seasons didnt give it away?
post #11113 of 52412
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I have a question for all you Melbournites: what are the most versatile fabrics for trousers for Melbourne residents? (referring, say, to HY's collection: http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants)
I already have a pair of flannels and a pair of tropical wool (both in med grey); any suggestions for pair #3? I've noticed that flannel can be too warm for 20C+ days.
(NB: I'm a trousers and odd coat kinda guy at the moment, don't wear suits, so these are staple items for me.)



I was going to ask the same question! I'd like to get a woolen pair in a dark blue.

 

post #11114 of 52412
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I have a question for all you Melbournites: what are the most versatile fabrics for trousers for Melbourne residents? (referring, say, to HY's collection: http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants)
I already have a pair of flannels and a pair of tropical wool (both in med grey); any suggestions for pair #3? I've noticed that flannel can be too warm for 20C+ days.
(NB: I'm a trousers and odd coat kinda guy at the moment, don't wear suits, so these are staple items for me.)

The Tasmanian wool trousers could be good for the days around 20C. Warmer than that might be a proble. I've got a pair that I don't quite fit in at the moment so I haven't tested them myself. If you're a size 34 and want to have a look/buy them off me I'm happy to meetup and let you take a look.

For other options I'd be tempted by the Nailhead blues.

I'm on a bit of an epaulet trouser kick at the moment, I can't wait for their cotton twill trousers to land tomorrow. See their current options here.
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I love my linen trousers in summer.
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