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I've just moved into Sydney and I'm about to do a wander around the city in search of a decent pair of shoes. I'm looking for something casual for summer and in darker brown (maybe even a brownish red, if it works), potentially a pair of leather loafers or brogues. Would anyone have any suggestions about places I should have a look at?

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I've just moved into Sydney and I'm about to do a wander around the city in search of a decent pair of shoes. I'm looking for something casual for summer and in darker brown (maybe even a brownish red, if it works), potentially a pair of leather loafers or brogues. Would anyone have any suggestions about places I should have a look at?

Welcome cciss. You might find your options a bit limited - and expensive - in Sydney (or better, depending of where you have come from). Places to try:
David Jones - but sale time would be better- and you would have to sift through the dross - they have Loake and their own line, Milana, which can be okay (esp for loafers/mocs)
Josephs - Strand Arcade and Pitt St - stock Church
Herringbone - stock Crockett and Jones
Voi - Castlereagh St - stock Cucinelli and other Italo-brands

and, if in Balmain, I will give mention to a very small local shoe repair/mens shoes shop in the arcade opposite woolies (right in the centre of Balmain), Jazma Shoes - they have Loake, Wolverine, Bartelesi, RM Williams and their own brand.
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

Welcome cciss. You might find your options a bit limited - and expensive - in Sydney (or better, depending of where you have come from). Places to try:
David Jones - but sale time would be better- and you would have to sift through the dross - they have Loake and their own line, Milana, which can be okay (esp for loafers/mocs)
Josephs - Strand Arcade and Pitt St - stock Church
Herringbone - stock Crockett and Jones
Voi - Castlereagh St - stock Cucinelli and other Italo-brands
and, if in Balmain, I will give mention to a very small local shoe repair/mens shoes shop in the arcade opposite woolies (right in the centre of Balmain), Jazma Shoes - they have Loake, Wolverine, Bartelesi, RM Williams and their own brand.

I suggest you avoid Josephs at any cost.
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I suggest you avoid Josephs at any cost.

+1 

 

im yet to find "decent" shoes in Sydney

 

C&J at herringbone but nothing else.

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+1 

 

im yet to find "decent" shoes in Sydney

 

C&J at herringbone but nothing else.

Well, if price is of no concern, the playing field widens up with:

 

Edward Greens at Henry Bucks

Artioli at Harrolds

Bally Scribes at Bally

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hi guys offering free shipping on all orders this week only - use the code LANDED at checkout.

 

Im taking this one global so be quick to ensure sizing (if its still available)!

 

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I suggest you avoid Josephs at any cost.

How come? I've never bought anything there - I just included them for completeness.
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A few questions:
- In consideration of the other thread on the board regarding the best menswear brands what do you think are the best Australian menswear brands? I'd pick Anthony Squires, P Johnson, Herringbone and RM Williams. 
- So long as you have a black belt and shoes is it okay to mix a brown leather watch and wallet?

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[quote name="Oli2012" url="/t/88856/australian-members/18300#post_5766105"

- So long as you have a black belt and shoes is it okay to mix a brown leather watch and wallet?
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No one will ever notice.
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What a great welcome to the forum! I've just done some brand research and they are lovely looking shoes, particularly some of the Loake. The monk strap Blackfriars look appealing, so I'll try and find a pair tomorrow. 

Pairing leather shoes with casualwear is a little new to me, what does everyone think about it? Is a loafer something safe?  I'm hoping that they will work with summer things like shorts and loose cotton shirts.

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Pairing leather shoes with casualwear is a little new to me, what does everyone think about it? Is a loafer something safe?  I'm hoping that they will work with summer things like shorts and loose cotton shirts.

With shorts I wouldn't rock longwings. Some do however. Personally I think sockless longwing is a terrible hipster look, but that's just me!

I would stick to penny loafers or, even better, boat shoes if you wanna pair leather shoes with shorts.
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

A few questions:
- In consideration of the other thread on the board regarding the best menswear brands what do you think are the best Australian menswear brands? I'd pick Anthony Squires, P Johnson, Herringbone and RM Williams. 
- So long as you have a black belt and shoes is it okay to mix a brown leather watch and wallet?

Im not so sure of Mr Squires and Herringbone isnt really Australian anymore

 

I mix brown watch/wallet with black shoes all the time. The "rules" would dictate black shoes, belt, watch strap but meh...

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What a great welcome to the forum! I've just done some brand research and they are lovely looking shoes, particularly some of the Loake. The monk strap Blackfriars look appealing, so I'll try and find a pair tomorrow. 


Pairing leather shoes with casualwear is a little new to me, what does everyone think about it? Is a loafer something safe?  I'm hoping that they will work with summer things like shorts and loose cotton shirts.

Loake Blackfriars you say? How very interesting smile.gif
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Originally Posted by cciss View Post

What a great welcome to the forum! I've just done some brand research and they are lovely looking shoes, particularly some of the Loake. The monk strap Blackfriars look appealing, so I'll try and find a pair tomorrow. 

Pairing leather shoes with casualwear is a little new to me, what does everyone think about it? Is a loafer something safe?  I'm hoping that they will work with summer things like shorts and loose cotton shirts.

Good luck, but I don't think you're going to find them. DJs hardly stocks any Loake, Josephs only stocks L1 range and a couple of standard black 1880s.

 

As much as this makes me feel guilty, go to Josephs, try on Loake anything and buy something online in the same size from Herring Shoes or Pediwear. Sizing is pretty comparable across Loake ranges, regardless of last in my experience.

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HONG KONG...

 

Hello All, am heading up for first visit to Hong Kong in couple of weeks for MTM and bespoke suits and shirts and some serious shoe shopping - mostly casual shoes as work shoes happily come from Herrings.  I have read many of the threads here re where to go and what to see and of course stand out tailors and those not so good.  Have a good list of must visits (Armoury, Chan, Slowear etc etc).  Am keen to learn from the AU thread members re any recommendations for places to head.  Am there from Sunday to Sunday so have heaps of time to explore and am staying in the Lan Kwai Fong area.  Please feel free to unleash on places to avoid also.  For example, I am told Nathan Road is not worth the effort.

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