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post #18721 of 58044
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Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post

I tend to stay clear of non-1880 / non-calf Loakes.  The corrected grain stuff is pretty ordinary in my experience.

I don't know about the particular pair of shoes referenced, but there does seem to be common misconception that non-1880 Loakes are all corrected grain and/or glued sole. This is not the case, there are many shoes in their other ranges that are full calf, goodyear welted and even sometimes made in England. No doubt the overall quality of the 1880 shoes is probably higher, but there are some very well constructed shoes in the Shoemaker and Designer ranges too.
post #18722 of 58044
Bit of a casual Friday at the office today. Was supposed to be 22 so I broke out the summer linens and OCBDs but I doubt the temp has gone past 19. the jacket is thrifted and quite odd. It has no chest pocket or boutonniere hole.

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post #18723 of 58044
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Bit of a casual Friday at the office today. Was supposed to be 22 so I broke out the summer linens and OCBDs but I doubt the temp has gone past 19. the jacket is thrifted and quite odd. It has no chest pocket or boutonniere hole.
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Nice pants! Looking for some well fitting chinos or dress pants; where'd you get those from?

post #18724 of 58044
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Nice pants! Looking for some well fitting chinos or dress pants; where'd you get those from?

Thanks. They're from ASOS.. I'm usually a size 30 but went a size up. Apart from being slightly big in the waist they are a surprisingly good fit. Especially for $47.
post #18725 of 58044
^^ Asos isnt getting enough love here. Was looking at that pair of trousers myself actually, but don't know if they are lined or not so didn't jump on them. Went with a pair of copper coloured chinos for $19 shipped instead.
post #18726 of 58044
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Pictures??

 

I'm sure Diva won't mind...Ive just ripped this image from his site.

 

 

 

 

I've been looking at cufflinks for a while now, and I must say its very difficult to find high quality hand crafted cufflinks these days.

I'm not a big fan of swivel backs, and least of all the cheap mass produced stuff from the Far East, so when I saw that Diva

makes his cufflinks mostly in a fixed style I was pleasantly surprised ....and moved to buy these that you see.

post #18727 of 58044
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

^^ Asos isnt getting enough love here. Was looking at that pair of trousers myself actually, but don't know if they are lined or not so didn't jump on them. Went with a pair of copper coloured chinos for $19 shipped instead.

They're 3/4 lined at the front.
post #18728 of 58044

My white OCBD worn open neck is my default.. lol

 

 

post #18729 of 58044
ROMP, are you a halfie?
post #18730 of 58044
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post


I don't know about the particular pair of shoes referenced, but there does seem to be common misconception that non-1880 Loakes are all corrected grain and/or glued sole. This is not the case, there are many shoes in their other ranges that are full calf, goodyear welted and even sometimes made in England. No doubt the overall quality of the 1880 shoes is probably higher, but there are some very well constructed shoes in the Shoemaker and Designer ranges too.

This is true - I have two pairs from their 'comfort' range which are full calf.  My first pair of Loakes were from the L1 range (shock horror) and were calf as well.  Unfortunately, the Royal is described as 'polished' rather than 'calf' so I think it's corrected grain.

post #18731 of 58044
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

ROMP, are you a halfie?

yeah one part awesome and one part spectacular lol8[1].gif

post #18732 of 58044
Ordered a pair of Asos house brand chino shorts once... they were horrible. Doesn't mean everything else that is Asos branded is crap too though.

Their shipping is much quicker now than it was two years ago as well. About a week to Aus usually.
post #18733 of 58044
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Thanks. They're from ASOS.. I'm usually a size 30 but went a size up. Apart from being slightly big in the waist they are a surprisingly good fit. Especially for $47.
I have the same pair of pants. I think I paid $62 for mine. Quite thick fabric. Lol. They are wool and poly mix !!
post #18734 of 58044
Last Friday went to see my old classmate Billy Birmingham do his schtick at the Putney Bowlo in Sydney.

He held the audience captive for over an hour with stories imitations and anecdotes of his career and everyone was taking snaps of him on their i-phones.

Sometimes you forget that kids that were 16 when he stated are now in their 40s! Funny that.

A true Aussie legend.

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/major-retailers-reject-new-12th-man-comedy-album-by-billy-birmingham/story-e6frfn09-1226213730765
post #18735 of 58044
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Ordered a pair of Asos house brand chino shorts once... they were horrible. Doesn't mean everything else that is Asos branded is crap too though.
Their shipping is much quicker now than it was two years ago as well. About a week to Aus usually.

I have had much the same experience. I dunno, I don't think they are in Uniqlo's league when it comes to basics.
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