Hey Toby, hope all is well with the little fellow!
Thanks for the kind words, I think the collection pretty much covers any occasion although I wouldn't deem it perfect just yet
This speaks volume about the forum. I thought we were all pretty much 20-somethings. Gen-Yers trying to do their best by helping each other out. But, that wouldn't quite make sense, because I don't know anyone between 20 and 30 with such epic shoe collections. Puts the 'experience' of the 'Aussie' group into perspective for me. Decent spread for the kids though: 18 years old to 10 days old.
So, does anyone use shoe trees with their driving shoes, even if they are suede? Rob, have you tried P Johnson's rubber/mesh navy loafers? They look incredibly durable and comfortable. They are priced similarly to Andy Tom's.
I'm curious - what gave you that impression?
Michael - I'm Gen-Y.
I'm a law student starting my Practical Training Diploma next year. I'm not from a professional background so I've had to learn the etiquette for myself, suits are part of that. I've read Flusser's Dressing the Man and Manton's The Suit until the words have come off the pages, and I should be getting a copy of Molloy's Dress for Success next week. My professional wardrobe currently consists of:
x2 RMW Craftsmen shoes, black and tan
x1 RMW cowhide belt, black
x4 White MJ Bale shirts, x1 MJ Bale blue shirt
x2 HC ties
x9000 Bonds socks/undies
Next week I'm getting the two for a grand suit deal w/ extra trousers at MJ Bale, a few more HC ties and and a tan belt and that should about do me for a while. I keep my wardrobe as conservative and Australian as possible which suits me to a T.
I wear them with jeans and a plaid shirt literally everyday. I plan to chuck them in every once and a while with a suit just to mix things up.
Probably a little informal for a job interview/appearance but they're fine for me in the legal centre.
I use gixen all the time. Actually I can't remember the last time I put a bid in via ebay itself.