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post #16096 of 57211
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

This is where you should be wearing it. One of the many great little cafes in Melbourne!

ha - Kingsville /YarraVille - The New Thornbury!
post #16097 of 57211
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Originally Posted by maplefuturist View Post

I posted here a while back. I'm normally a streetwear guy but I'm after a basic black derby or oxford shoe for job interviews, formal occasions, etc. Previously people here recommended I go to DJs, try on the shoes, then order online. What stores do you guys use? My budget is around $200. Will I get anything decent for that price or should I stick to Florsheim until I get more money/a job? What should I look for in a shoe? My previous pair were brogues from Florsheim which cost me $150. Lasted me about three years. I don't mind paying more if it means a better construction and more beautiful shoe.

My recommendation is that you order a pair of Loake 1880 Aldwych. These are Oxfords, which are Goodyear welted and still (apparently) made in England. They would be more than suitable for a job interview and could also be worn on other, more formal occasions. You can order them from Pediwear online for 162 pounds exclusive of VAT, which I realise is a bit over your budget, plus shipping:

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/4991.php

You can try on Loake shoes at DJs and maybe Myer?

If you are in Melbourne you could drop by Beggar Man Thief in South Melbourne (they also have a concession at Henry Bucks now) - BMT stock Loake as well as Grenson. Their prices will be higher than Pediwear however.

I don't rate Florsheim these days, unfortunately, although you could do worse.
post #16098 of 57211
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Originally Posted by maplefuturist View Post

I posted here a while back. I'm normally a streetwear guy but I'm after a basic black derby or oxford shoe for job interviews, formal occasions, etc. Previously people here recommended I go to DJs, try on the shoes, then order online. What stores do you guys use? My budget is around $200. Will I get anything decent for that price or should I stick to Florsheim until I get more money/a job? What should I look for in a shoe? My previous pair were brogues from Florsheim which cost me $150. Lasted me about three years. I don't mind paying more if it means a better construction and more beautiful shoe.

I'm not sure what sort of streetwear bloke you are or how many business formal occasions you go to - how formal they are and how many suits etc you have ... but - if the general answer is not many / not much then you might consider getting yourself a pair of nice black longwing brogues like the old school Florsheim Imperials - not the current crop.

There are USA second hand ones in good nick - and improved by a bit of conditioner - are available in Melbourne for around $60. They will look smart for dress ups and also work with jeans or what ever else you need them for .

These would have suited you - but I gave them away - cost $30 - size 8 I think.


If you don't look after them very well - they will only last around 30 years - .......

https://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=en&client=opera&hs=xqC&rls=en&channel=suggest&biw=1333&bih=558&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=florsheim+imperial+wingtips&oq=florsheim+imperial+wingtips&gs_l=img.12...0.0.0.87.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0...0.0...1c.LnAzCbaUFng
post #16099 of 57211
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I'm not sure what sort of streetwear bloke you are or how many business formal occasions you go to - how formal they are and how many suits etc you have ... but - if the general answer is not many / not much then you might consider getting yourself a pair of nice black longwing brogues like the old school Florsheim Imperials - not the current crop. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
There are USA second hand ones in good nick - and improved by a bit of conditioner - are available in Melbourne for around $60. They will look smart for dress ups and also work with jeans or what ever else you need them for .
These would have suited you - but I gave them away - cost $30 - size 8 I think.

If you don't look after them very well - they will only last around 30 years - .......
https://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=en&client=opera&hs=xqC&rls=en&channel=suggest&biw=1333&bih=558&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=florsheim+imperial+wingtips&oq=florsheim+imperial+wingtips&gs_l=img.12...0.0.0.87.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0...0.0...1c.LnAzCbaUFng

i prefer your way of thinking into op's situation. imo, it's the more useful hence better advice.

anything in my size around?
post #16100 of 57211
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

ha - Kingsville /YarraVille - The New Thornbury!

Oi I used to eat at Yim Yams quite often. Decent Laos/Thai food.
And for $200, why not just jump on the Meermin bandwagon?
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Has anyone here bought a pair of 59 Bond St shoes? was wanting to get an idea of sizing? true to eur sizing or larger or smaller?

post #16102 of 57211
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

i prefer your way of thinking into op's situation. imo, it's the more useful hence better advice.
anything in my size around?

austria / australia

fritzl - you lost again?

Turn right at Vienna perhaps not left?

What size are you?

The Florsheims I know of are more 70s and later but still V cleat - many in good nick, but not spruced up.

Postage is a bit of a killer. $70aud to EU I think - others here will know.

That Sevan Minasian, Classic Shoes might work out better for you - hes in EU isn't he?

Have you dealt with him?
post #16103 of 57211
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Oi I used to eat at Yim Yams quite often. Decent Laos/Thai food.
And for $200, why not just jump on the Meermin bandwagon?

blah - if maplefuturist is mainly street /casual he wont get much use out of "dress" shoes.

I dunno - does these meerkats come in suitable brogues that will work with street/casual?
post #16104 of 57211
The fella wants new shooz fer intarbiews.
post #16105 of 57211
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

austria / australia
fritzl - you lost again?
Turn right at Vienna perhaps not left?
What size are you?
The Florsheims I know of are more 70s and later but still V cleat - many in good nick, but not spruced up.
Postage is a bit of a killer. $70aud to EU I think - others here will know.
That Sevan Minasian, Classic Shoes might work out better for you - hes in EU isn't he?
Have you dealt with him?

no, not lost. i'm just debating the first glas wine with me... ...hence i need easy entertainment.

turn right at Vienna leads you to burgenland. the idiots of our country. they start breakfast with wine, you know what i mean... biggrin.gif

i'm size EU 44/UK 10/US 11. this is not scientific, though. we talk then. v-cleat is a must.

a fellow member quoted AUD 90 yesterday. how much is this again in real world's money?

yes, i have dealt with Dr. Minasian. he's a nice guy. i would love to be his successor. he has amazing stuff. no doubt.

i'm always happy to communicate with the world.
post #16106 of 57211
yeahbut..

Not all interviews are with banks, law firms and such.

Most places, any pair of shoes that aren't scuffed and dirty will look smarter than 70% of people.

Shoes that fit, are leather and clean will look better than 99%.

You think anyone outside here cares or even knows what a plain captoe is?
post #16107 of 57211
aud is THE REAL money of the world.

Do you have the internet and google in austria?

http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert/?Amount=90&From=AUD&To=EUR

XE Currency says 90.00 AUD =77.0251 EUR

But might be cheaper to EU - USA has slapped a "security" fee of aud$9 on everything to USA.
post #16108 of 57211
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

yeahbut.. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Not all interviews are with banks, law firms and such.
Most places, any pair of shoes that aren't scuffed and dirty will look smarter than 70% of people.
Shoes that fit, are leather and clean will look better than 99%.
You think anyone outside here cares or even knows what a plain captoe is?

lemme guess. blah is from burgenland? amirite?
post #16109 of 57211
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post


So let's say for example you work a 48 weeks year over 2 years ie roughly 250 business days per year with what I would say would be a reasonably conservative wardrobe for an SF member of
3 x P Johnson suits $5000 (total cost)
3 x shoes $1200
8 x ties $560
8 x socks $100
10 x shirts $1000
1 x coat $500
=$8360/500 days of wear
~$16 per day over that 2 years.

You gotta spend to keep up in the #menswear game, son. Otherwise you'll be so last season.
post #16110 of 57211
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

aud is THE REAL money of the world.
Do you have the internet and google in austria?
http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert/?Amount=90&From=AUD&To=EUR
XE Currency says 90.00 AUD =77.0251 EUR
But might be cheaper to EU - USA has slapped a "security" fee of aud$9 on everything to USA.

do we have what?

well standard shipping(postal service) from EU - US is € 23,-

EU - AUD is € 35,- express € 50,-

so what are you guys thinking who you are asking this ungodly charges? holy mother of god.
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