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post #21226 of 53846
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Perhaps it's because I am a bit larger around the waist, but I find that whilst my trousers with side-adjusters sit at the right height in the morning, they tend to slip down over the course of the day. Wearing braces stops that from happening.

 

you dont look big at all!

 

I wonder if Ambrosi wears braces...

post #21227 of 53846
Do you ever find that bracers are an annoyance in summer? ie by pressing the shirt onto your skin, perhaps making it sweaty etc.

I could see this happening in walks around the Melb cbd in dec/jan/feb - although to be honest everyone end's up pretty sweaty anyway....
post #21228 of 53846
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THERE is no need for retailers to introduce "fitting fees" because hardly any shoppers try in store before buying cheaper online.
Just 4 per cent of people start shopping in store before eventually purchasing goods online.

New research from the Australian Centre for Retail Studies (ACRS) found just four per cent of people start shopping in store before eventually purchasing goods online.

And most of those people (61 per cent) did not intend to purchase online at first, but found the product they were looking for was not available in store.

"They were forced to – there's not a lot of people going out saying 'great I'm going to buy something online but I'm going to try it in store first,"
said Jason Pallant, research assistant at the ACRS.

Just 17 per cent of those who went from store to online – or less than one per cent of all respondents - intended to do so from the beginning.

Mr Pallant said there was a myth created in the past few years that most online shoppers use in-store resources and staff for research before buying things online.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/most-online-shoppers-dont-try-in-store-before-they-buy/story-e6frf7jo-1226516095766
post #21229 of 53846
^^ That might be true on average... but what do you think the percentages are for Loakes in DJs, HBucks, Macleods, Beggar Man Thief etc.... satisfied.gif
post #21230 of 53846
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

^^ That might be true on average... but what do you think the percentages are for Loakes in DJs, HBucks, Macleods, Beggar Man Thief etc.... satisfied.gif

100% if your name is Michael Sy icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #21231 of 53846
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

100% if your name is Michael Sy icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

blush.gif errrrrr

 

Back me up here Pink Socks?

post #21232 of 53846
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

blush.gif errrrrr

 

Back me up here Pink Socks?

all good mate - ive tried on sneakers at rebel and bought @ wiggle

post #21233 of 53846
EDIT: Probably not.
 
All good Rompster. Guilty as charged :).
post #21234 of 53846
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

^^ That might be true on average... but what do you think the percentages are for Loakes in DJs, HBucks, Macleods, Beggar Man Thief etc.... satisfied.gif

I think in the real world about 2/5ths of SFA

Many online purchasers would not be in the market for shoes that are 2 X dearer than online anyway.

Many men who ask me about my shoes would never go online and would prefer to go to McClouds (and do) etc. Same with Beggar Man. The small % they "lose" to online will be more than compensated for by the brand names, Loake etc, being more widely known and sought after by the walk in crowd.

Trying on shoes is important and for most people, who only run 2 - 5 pair of shoes at a time the small premium for buying locally is easily worth it to ensure well fitting shoes of the right last and colour. Paying the B&M premium, for most people, is a small price to pay for fit, seeing shoes, getting help, buying shoes when you want them, not having to repack, figure out what size and model is best, send them back @$70 when they don't fit etc etc .

The online shirt sales have been popular well before these forums. Just the other day I saw 6 T M Lewin shirts in various colours , all the same size, hardly used, if used at all, in an opshop. Another wrong size I'd guess. I see bunches of Trywhitt and Lewin like this frequently enough to say its a common occurrence. (Sadly they are never my size or they are atrocious colours and checks with double cuffs and /or at the Salvos @ $16 +) Even forumites hate this - imagine how the average bloke feels. And what he cops from the Sig. Other.
post #21235 of 53846

After hearing all the leather stuff, what's a good simple wallet(billfold)? I assume 'Hunt Leather' has one and also what are the benefits of natural tanned leather?

post #21236 of 53846
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Also, the braces that I tend to wear are quite conservative and quiet - plain burgundy, plain navy, or navy with wine stripes and so on.

 

Amen, but I wish more sellers made them with white tabs.

post #21237 of 53846

like raw denim .. its in the patina/personalisation

 

my ilbisonte wallet im using today ... natural patina builds up

 

 

started off looking like this

 

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post #21239 of 53846
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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Also, the braces that I tend to wear are quite conservative and quiet - plain burgundy, plain navy, or navy with wine stripes and so on.

 

Amen, but I wish more sellers made them with white tabs.


If you order direct from Albert Thurston you can put in a request for whatever tabs you want.

 

Also on the braces and side tabs discussion, I would think side tabs would be handy for when you wanted to wear the trousers as separates.

post #21240 of 53846
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

like raw denim .. its in the patina/personalisation

 

my ilbisonte wallet im using today ... natural patina builds up

 

started off looking like this

 

Man I had really hoped this wouldn't be something I'd get into, but that looks awesome. I imagine it's a relatively quick aging process for wallets due to what's known technically as "bum sweat".

 

Wouldn't aging something like a folio to look like this take quite a while?

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