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post #21556 of 52326
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

As I posted a few pages back, J.Crew cotton chino shorts are great. Currently $40 shipped with the sale code.

Mine are J Crew, Uniqlo or chinos that I got bored of as pants that I hemmed into shorts. In fact, the majority of my shorts began life as pants.
post #21557 of 52326
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Most of mine are from Land's End - I've got several pairs of their chino shorts and a few pairs of their plaid shorts. The chino shorts are very durable and soften up very nicely with wear.

 

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Mine are J Crew, Uniqlo or chinos that I got bored of as pants that I hemmed into shorts. In fact, the majority of my shorts began life as pants.

JM, I decided to go with a couple of pairs from J. Crew. My entire wardrobe consists of 1 pair of 'non sports/wear around the house' shorts - those Cotton On shorts. So I badly needed some.

 

$43 and $53 a pop, with the 30% thingo it's not bad. The LE photos just didn't float my boat. With postage, they would have cost the same however, I think the J. Crew shorts are little more 'fashion forward'. Ah well, another SF purchase :\.

 

EDIT: Is it bad when you seriously can't be fucked going into the city and trying on a heap of brands, just for shorts? I know I run the risk of sizing/styling, but fuck, it saves heaps of time.


Edited by JimmyHoffa - 11/18/12 at 4:04am
post #21558 of 52326

What do you guys think about the Spring/Summer 100% cotton chinos at Country Road? $99 and they have a nice array of colours, they seem to fit me really nicely as well. Do you think they're worth it? If not is there a better option in Brisbane?

post #21559 of 52326
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Originally Posted by JRolley View Post

What do you guys think about the Spring/Summer 100% cotton chinos at Country Road? $99 and they have a nice array of colours, they seem to fit me really nicely as well. Do you think they're worth it? If not is there a better option in Brisbane?

what colours are you after? i have some bnwt Leopold blue, khaki and brown shorts in sizes 30 - 34 that i';ll flog off cheap ($30 cost about 100 retail). they're made in Australia too.

brand is http://www.leopoldsempire.com/
post #21560 of 52326
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Yeah I guess jacket budget is low...lets put it at $300-350
Can anyone tell me if they have any experience with Malford (will PM him for measurements) seems ridiculously good value JACKETS

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Stephen (Malford of London) is excellent - great products at great prices, with excellent service.

Can also endorse Stephen's excellent service.
post #21561 of 52326
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


The Perth in suede would be a lovely shoe. And the Legate is a solid business choice. Congrats and look forward to your report!


Kicked off with the Legate today. First impressions are that the 73 last is nothing like the Loake 026 (Herring Knightsbridge), although one of the CS reps at Herring said they were very close. Very tight across the toes, but seem to be loosening up verrrry slightly.

 

For now, ouch.

post #21562 of 52326
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Originally Posted by Marbles View Post


Kicked off with the Legate today. First impressions are that the 73 last is nothing like the Loake 026 (Herring Knightsbridge), although one of the CS reps at Herring said they were very close. Very tight across the toes, but seem to be loosening up verrrry slightly.

For now, ouch.

Don't know why they told you the 73 last is like the Loake 026. They're not at all similar. The 73 last from Church, also the Cheaney 2003 last (they're the same), are best sized up half a size, i.e. get a 9 if you usually wear 8.5. At least, that's been my experience and the experience of many on this forum and AAAC.
post #21563 of 52326
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Don't know why they told you the 73 last is like the Loake 026. They're not at all similar. The 73 last from Church, also the Cheaney 2003 last (they're the same), are best sized up half a size, i.e. get a 9 if you usually wear 8.5. At least, that's been my experience and the experience of many on this forum and AAAC.

+1 to that. Loake lasts tend to be pretty generous, and the Church's 73 never was. Puzzling advice that... I would say the C&J 348/358 is as close a fit to the Church's 73/Cheaney 2003 as I've experienced - both are narrow though the C&J is longer and sleeker, and has a tad more room in the vamp. Definitely advisable to 1/2 size up in both from your "Loake size"...

Out of interest did you get the F or G fitting marbles?
post #21564 of 52326
This is usually fxh's job, but he seems to be late to the party today:

http://www.theage.com.au/business/myer-djs-online-plans-tell-em-theyre-dreaming-20121119-29kua.html

The pair's 'omni channel' internet strategies – pretty much cut-and-paste jobs from Nordstrom's annual report – are based on a lack of understanding of the businesses they are trying to copy, fundamental differences between US and Australian retail structures and the simple mistake of comparing apples with oranges. Or perhaps sheep with goats.

I pretty agree with everything he has written, i.e. that DJ's/Myer's online approach is half-arsed, does not address the major causes of their woes and isn't suited to the Australian retail climate. Still, a step in the right direction nonetheless

I am actually about to purchase something from theiconic.com.au, something which seems to have been advertised in a bit of a blitz recently. Go Aus online retail!
post #21565 of 52326

Actually they feel pretty similar to the Meermin Olfe last. I'm thinking the G width would have been fine. Hopefully they stretch out just a little across the toe cap seam.

 

Edit: I got the 10 F, as the 10.5F in the Knightsbridge were too big


Edited by Marbles - 11/18/12 at 5:04pm
post #21566 of 52326
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I am actually about to purchase something from theiconic.com.au, something which seems to have been advertised in a bit of a blitz recently. Go Aus online retail!

The Iconic is tops. I'm more than willing to support local businesses if they choose not to charge extortionary shipping rates. It may take a few more years but eventually Australia will have an online retail ecosystem as robust and varied as the States'. Whether DJs and Myer are a part of that is up to them, but their vision may be clouded by decades of "the old way". (See: newspapers.)

post #21567 of 52326
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Originally Posted by Marbles View Post

Actually they feel pretty similar to the Meermin Olfe last. I'm thinking the G width would have been fine. Hopefully they stretch out just a little across the toe cap seam.

Your suede pair should give quite a bit. You might also think about taking them to your cobbler to stretch them across the vamp for you.
post #21568 of 52326
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

This is usually fxh's job, but he seems to be late to the party today:
http://www.theage.com.au/business/myer-djs-online-plans-tell-em-theyre-dreaming-20121119-29kua.html
The pair's 'omni channel' internet strategies – pretty much cut-and-paste jobs from Nordstrom's annual report – are based on a lack of understanding of the businesses they are trying to copy, fundamental differences between US and Australian retail structures and the simple mistake of comparing apples with oranges. Or perhaps sheep with goats.
I pretty agree with everything he has written, i.e. that DJ's/Myer's online approach is half-arsed, does not address the major causes of their woes and isn't suited to the Australian retail climate. Still, a step in the right direction nonetheless
I am actually about to purchase something from theiconic.com.au, something which seems to have been advertised in a bit of a blitz recently. Go Aus online retail!

 

I agree. He's pretty much gotten to the heart of the matter. I had a look at the Myer FAQ at http://shop.myer.com.au/shop/mystore/faqs and that's just a joke!

post #21569 of 52326
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

This is usually fxh's job, but he seems to be late to the party today:
http://www.theage.com.au/business/myer-djs-online-plans-tell-em-theyre-dreaming-20121119-29kua.html
The pair's 'omni channel' internet strategies – pretty much cut-and-paste jobs from Nordstrom's annual report – are based on a lack of understanding of the businesses they are trying to copy, fundamental differences between US and Australian retail structures and the simple mistake of comparing apples with oranges. Or perhaps sheep with goats.
I pretty agree with everything he has written, i.e. that DJ's/Myer's online approach is half-arsed, does not address the major causes of their woes and isn't suited to the Australian retail climate. Still, a step in the right direction nonetheless
I am actually about to purchase something from theiconic.com.au, something which seems to have been advertised in a bit of a blitz recently. Go Aus online retail!

Thanks for posting the piece from the Age.  Interesting, not surprising.  

post #21570 of 52326
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Speaking of summer, where do you guys get your cotton/linen shorts from?

Dont wear shorts in public unless I am swimming.

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