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Im sure the guys a good bloke, i just dont like his 1s and 2s
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Colour lining sounds a bit scary. Would the colour not rub off on your socks?
Dunno, I pretty much only wear navy and charcoal socks anyways. (Pantherella's of course)
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Speaking of socks, Myer has a brand called 'Lafitte', which I've found to be very good quality. Most of them are about $12/pair, most of them are made in Australia, and, get this, some of them come with a 1 year warranty against holes in the toe!

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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post


Dunno, I pretty much only wear navy and charcoal socks anyways. (Pantherella's of course)

ditto - variations on grey and navy socks (various dots/plain/weave)

 

Jason has some great pantharella socks if im not mistaken?

 

EDIT: well i obviously didnt see jason's comment re pantherella! :)


Edited by Romp - 7/25/12 at 12:41am
post #15800 of 58007
Both navy fun socks guys I see.

To be honest I'm likely to order even more staples next time.

AE are overpriced for people with equal acces to European / American shoes (eg importing both to outside the EU). Nothing offensive or bad about them tho -- then again I own multiple pairs of (plain) captoes ... in black.
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Most of my socks are shades of grey and black. Also have a pair of mid blue and a pair of wine fun socks from Jason.

I have a problem. A pair of mahogany wholecuts from Bartalesi which, some of you might remember, I bought late last year. Haven't worn them in months because they have been causing blisters on my pinky toe due to a deceptively low/narrow toebox. Last ditch effort today, I'm going to try putting a couple of inserts in to push my feet back so my toes get a bit more room. Otherwise, I think I will either need to flip them or do a pass-me-down to an ungrateful cousin.
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Colour lining sounds a bit scary. Would the colour not rub off on your socks?

 

Two of my pairs have purple lining and so far, there's been no issue.

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Two of my pairs have purple lining..

Oh stop showing off, Mr. Nelson wink.gif
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Haha Gee so sorry guy's, I'm an 20yr old intern at UBS IBD so cant go dressing around in the most 'look at me' possible products ever (nor would I want to).. Yes to be honest I'm just thoroughly
pleased with the quality, shape, and style and my first observations are that they live up to their tag of a classic business shoe, nor have I seen anything around Sydney that I would even consider for the same price tag ~$350, admittedly I haven't been shoe shopping in all the boutiques around town, but they are a monolithic step up from my previous rockports.. Pretty sure they look a lot better then 99.4% of the other shoes I see walking around, but haters gonna hate :)

I will however change the lace configuration, it's just how they came shipped.

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AE are overpriced for people with equal acces to European / American shoes (eg importing both to outside the EU)..

Easy claim to make, but what's your justification for this? They're $270 shipped from endless.com when I buy them.
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^^ Not at the moment. They are $350.

And at that price, I'd go with a pair of these from shopthefinest:

http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-42968-sutor-mantellassi-dark-brown-shoes-size-105-us-95-uk.aspx
*if they have your size.

As unappealing as I find those Park Aves, you can do a lot worse. Like a pair of Steve Maddens or Jimmy Choos or something.
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

^^ Not at the moment. They are $350.
And at that price, I'd go with a pair of these from shopthefinest:
http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-42968-sutor-mantellassi-dark-brown-shoes-size-105-us-95-uk.aspx
*if they have your size.
As unappealing as I find those Park Aves, you can do a lot worse. Like a pair of Steve Maddens or Jimmy Choos or something.
At nordstrom. they are at 219+ shipping. I pay around $270 for AEs from endless. They have 20% off time to time. One just finished last week.I quite like AE to be honest. But I do agree AEs are not "sleek" business shoes. Then again I prefer a bit of laid back look.
Steve Maddens and Jimmy Choos are 2 complete different class of shoes. Last time I checked DJs they had few nice Jimmy Choos shoes. The finish on them was perfect. But can't justify paying $800+ for them. But if they were under $300 I would actually pick up a pair.Steve Maddens on the other hand.....
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Also just finally found out where Luisas is - and completely taken by surprise by how much shop space they take over! Found a pair of nice plain toe oxfords by Cesare Paciotti at Luisas. Not $700 nice though!

Wow,that's a bit steep for them. Did you see those in the store front on Russell St, or the outlet shop inside the KPMG building?
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

AE are overpriced for people with equal acces to European / American shoes (eg importing both to outside the EU)..

Easy claim to make, but what's your justification for this? They're $270 shipped from endless.com when I buy them.

I'd rather have Herring* / Loake 1880 / Barker* / Meermin for less^ having handled (and owned Loake/Herring and Alden too for that matter) all of them bar meermin?


*Some dodgy models.
^Actually I'd probably just pay more and go to C&J/ Carmina /DC Lewis/Vass ect. but given that is my budget...

Obviously there are some stylistic exceptions.

Eta: Mbuck, I nitpick -- I really wouldn't worry. Fit diffrences are more important and will actually make a bigger visual diffrence that the change of quality I talk about. (OT) Also I assume you mean some kind of coop deal?
Edited by Plestor - 7/25/12 at 5:25am
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Wow,that's a bit steep for them. Did you see those in the store front on Russell St, or the outlet shop inside the KPMG building?

Inside KPMG I think? The place that's divided into few different stores and the mens shop is labeled as such: Luisas Uomo.
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