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post #19081 of 52395
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Hallelujah, downstairs in Broadway on the Mall, do a serviceable job.
Joe's Shoe Repairs (or something like that) at Coorparoo does an excellent job.
Therefore, if you can get out to Coorparoo, I'd recommend it, but if you can't, then Hallelujah will be OK.
Unfortunately, Joe's Shoe Repairs is not open on the weekend so if you don't have flexible working hours it can be a bit difficult to get there when they are open.

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Originally Posted by The Upright Man View Post

Hallelujah shoes in Broadway in the mall. Just off queen st mall past country road.

Excellent, many thanks gents.
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Enjoy the new Loakes!  They may take a few weeks to soften up and be really comfortable but it is worth it.  You are now on a dangerous slope . . . first Loake, then C&J, then Edward Green, then G&G . . . then broke.

 

Saphir creams/polishes are fantastic if you can be bothered to order them from overseas.  

post #19083 of 52395
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Just a quick update, I have received my first per owned pair of shoes today. First of all even thou its ½ size bigger than my usual. It fits perfectly. ½ small would’ve been too small. I wasn’t aware that c&j runs narrow. Anyway the topy’ed sole and heel also looks ok. leather looks surprisingly good ! There are some scratches but nothing major. Once I go home I will spray some shoe disinfectors and will need to spend hour long polish. Will do a before and after for everyone to enjoy !

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/300792175194?nma=true&si=oCtz8NEBcsVCtareOgipOvyMhYw%3D&rt=nc&_trksid=p4340.l2557&orig_cvip=true

 

Do a search for the 'Mac method' on the forum and take that as polishing advice. Shell cordovan needs different care than calf :)

post #19084 of 52395
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Originally Posted by npvpositive View Post

Enjoy the new Loakes!  They may take a few weeks to soften up and be really comfortable but it is worth it.  You are now on a dangerous slope . . . first Loake, then C&J, then Edward Green, then G&G . . . then broke.

 

Saphir creams/polishes are fantastic if you can be bothered to order them from overseas.  

 

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Michael,
I think those are good choices.
I've got shoes ranging from Loake up to Edward Green and Berluti and, for the money, I think that Loake's 1880 range are good. I've got a couple of more casual pairs on the 026 last and a pair of the "Strand" Adelaide-throat balmorals on the Capital last. The latter are really nice shoes for the money, particularly after a few applications of a good shoe cream/polish.
I would, however, tend to get another one or two pairs of shoes when finances permit, just to give you a larger rotation so that you can rest your shoes a bit more between wearings and to give you a greater choice, too!

 

Thanks for the replies!

 

It is always nice receiving positive feedback :). I guess it is what we live for.

 

I will let everyone know what I think once I start wearing. Who knows, it might turn into a shoe obsession - I have seen a few of those on SF :O!

post #19085 of 52395

Heads up shoe lovers.  DJ Menswear in Sydney has Canali shoes 50% off.  There is a pair of whiskey/cognac brogues in antique leather going for $299.  Rubber soles though, but Blake-stitched. Size is 42.5 (about UK 8.5), which is half size too big for me, otherwise I would have kopped it.

post #19086 of 52395

While we are talking shoes I thought id try giving you guys a 24 hour head start on our new loafers. 

 

We are working with an Australian designer called Andy Tom who has created us an exclusive pair of driving shoes in camo-suede. These are made in Italy using the finest quality suede and completely handmade. I put them next to a pair of my Tod's and the quality is pretty much identical although ours also have arch support with camo detailing.

 

Price = $199 until Midnight Monday 15th October and shipping is free. First in best dressed and sizing is EU39 through to EU45. PM me to secure a pair.

 

 

post #19087 of 52395
Sweet mate. Couldn't wear them in Canberra, but still sweet.
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Probably a stupid question on driving shoes that I never really understood - but when happens when the rubber studs on the soles wear out? Can you get them replaced or do you just bin it?
post #19089 of 52395
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Probably a stupid question on driving shoes that I never really understood - but when happens when the rubber studs on the soles wear out? Can you get them replaced or do you just bin it?

From what I understand, you have no option but to bin them. Binning for me involves donating to charity, for any item that's still wearable, but yes, you have to pass them on, unfortunately.

Someone else may have other suggestions/know about ways to resole driving mocs?
post #19090 of 52395
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Sweet mate. Couldn't wear them in Canberra, but still sweet.

Please don't be bound by Canberra's track suit pants and New Balance 407 dress code bro!
post #19091 of 52395
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Sweet mate. Couldn't wear them in Canberra, but still sweet.

Well, I don't think that I'd be wearing them to work, but you could still wear them outside work hours - even in Canberra!
post #19092 of 52395
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

From what I understand, you have no option but to bin them. Binning for me involves donating to charity, for any item that's still wearable, but yes, you have to pass them on, unfortunately.
Someone else may have other suggestions/know about ways to resole driving mocs?

And herein lies the reason that I doubt I'll ever be in the market for baller driving shoes. My 30 euro ones I won't mind binning when the time comes (which is likely to be fairly quickly, those rubber studs aren't that durable and they won't wear evenly) but I'm not flush enough to be chucking out $400 Tods or even $200 O&Js every few seasons :-)
post #19093 of 52395
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Originally Posted by FindEvan View Post

Does anyone know of a place in Sydney or AU Online store that sells these?
http://m.ralphlauren.co.uk/product/index.jsp?productId=8454931&utm_source=Affiliate&utm_medium=KO4PsQiOiw0-5fMmzAvekXopA5T2ZWoBFg
They are called Ralph Lauren Denim and Supply Military Chinos. Thanks.

I don't know if they're the same, but you can certainly get RL chinos in Sydney:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/88856/australian-members/18840#post_5803503
post #19094 of 52395
You know those forearm buttons above the wrist that close the slit in french cuffs (don't know what they're called) - yay or nay?

Luxire tells me its more elegant not to have them. My arm hair, however, disagrees.
post #19095 of 52395
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

You know those forearm buttons above the wrist that close the slit in french cuffs (don't know what they're called) - yay or nay?
Luxire tells me its more elegant not to have them. My arm hair, however, disagrees.

Yay for me.

 

I've also heard that properly tailored shirts don't need them.  I'm not convinced.

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