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post #121 of 55005
Country Road is terrible. Cloakroom has Grensons. The lads thier are good, happy to accomadate people. However, they don't really do what MC members like. They are more into making tailored clothing work for the younger generation.
post #122 of 55005
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This week there was a 25% off sale at Country Road and they have a nice Blake Rapid Brogue made in the Paul Smith type Dip dyed leather for AUD199 and AUD175 on sale. They were nice with a soft leather from that process like PS Starrs.

I was curious so I went into the CR at my local mall this weekend. I didn't see anything remotely resembling a good-looking shoe. Most of their shoes have soles about as thick as cigarette paper, which is great if you want to become a cripple. And the leather looks like it was moulded from melted-down synthetic footballs. Definitely not worth $200.
post #123 of 55005
Yeah, CR is nothing special but it is still probably the best of the Australian chains when it comes to footwear. You can pick up some ok stuff from time to time. Desert boots this season for instance. Last winter they carried a straight up rip-off of Paul Smith's Ricard boots. Italian manufactured and absolutely identical - probably made in the same factory. I'm still kicking myself that I didn't pick them up for about $75 on sale.
post #124 of 55005
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Originally Posted by Nuff said View Post
Yeah, CR is nothing special but it is still probably the best of the Australian chains when it comes to footwear. You can pick up some ok stuff from time to time. Desert boots this season for instance.

+1.

Country Road shoes tend to differ in quality from year to year, or even from season to season. They usually have one or two reasonable shoes, and a few horrible ones. Their blucher boots typically aren't too bad - they recently had a pair with welted soles and a combination heel.
post #125 of 55005
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
+1.

Country Road shoes tend to differ in quality from year to year, or even from season to season. They usually have one or two reasonable shoes, and a few horrible ones. Their blucher boots typically aren't too bad - they recently had a pair with welted soles and a combination heel.

All the above but I was talking about something like the Rickard boots.
post #126 of 55005
Are'nt Rickards just blake stitched? IMO your paying PS money for the design, last and leather treatments, not construction. Aldo has had PS ripoffs for some time. My bone with CR is that they just are just as bad as say Aldo - they just steal design. I didn't like the last of the DB's I saw so I just got the originals. I'll get the C+J Tetbury to wear with tailored clothing. Grenson > C+J. It's not as if it's that expensive via pediwear either.
post #127 of 55005
after looking around in Melbourne for shoes I have decided to order a pair of loake dorchester from pediwear. what do you guys think?
post #128 of 55005
Why not get the Wells? Cheaper, and basically the same shoe from what I can see. JMO.
post #129 of 55005
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It's not as if it's that expensive via pediwear either.

You are probably right as the GBP is only AUD2 now when it was AUD3 a year or so ago.
post #130 of 55005
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You are probably right as the GBP is only AUD2 now when it was AUD3 a year or so ago.

+1. Happy days are here again! Time to order another pair of C&Js...
post #131 of 55005
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Why not get the Wells? Cheaper, and basically the same shoe from what I can see. JMO.
Wells in Black is not available at Pediwear. I have the Wells in Chestnut and it is a nice colour but not sure if still available at Pediwear. Anyone know if Wells in Black is available in store in Australia?
post #132 of 55005
how do you like the look and feel of your Wells? Its on the 026 last is it not? anyone know how long pediwear usually take to ship to australia (melbourne)?
post #133 of 55005
The look and feel are great for what I want - conservative classic attire. The last is 026. I like a lot and am disappointed the model and last was discontinued. Pediwear takes 1 - 2 weeks.
post #134 of 55005
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Wells in Black is not available at Pediwear. I have the Wells in Chestnut and it is a nice colour but not sure if still available at Pediwear.

Anyone know if Wells in Black is available in store in Australia?

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Originally Posted by misterjase View Post
The look and feel are great for what I want - conservative classic attire. The last is 026. I like a lot and am disappointed the model and last was discontinued.

Pediwear takes 1 - 2 weeks.

The Pediwear page for the Loake Wells indicates that it is still available and that they still have it in both black calf and chestnut burnished calf.

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/318.php

I've got another pair of Loakes in chestnut and I agree that it is a nice colour.

If you're concerned about the fit, David Jones usually has a few pairs of Loakes, including a model or two on the 026 last, that you can try on to make sure you know your size.
post #135 of 55005
Whether available or not will depend on size I suppose. Wells in Black was not available at Pediwear in UK 7 at least. I have tried to order and was told that could not provide since model and last was discontinued and stock was out. The website has not been updated. Anyone know if Wells in Black is available in store in Australia?
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