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post #22006 of 54709
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Finally caved and bought the light grey cashmere Drakes tie there with the "thanks" 20% off code, minus VAT and with free shipping came to about $120. Means I can choose something a little different when the HC cashmere ties arrive.
And I agree with wishiwasricher so here is a picture of some nice shoes (in my opinion, happy to hear polite disagreement).

http://ethandesu.com/post/24058730740/back-in-stock-carmina-uetam-loafer

I've nearly bought that loafer a number of times, the navy looks great as well.
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P.S. watched James Bond last night. very good; the opening sequence with bond chasing the villain on the rooftops with motorbikes is really something. what was even more crazy was when he ploughed his bike into a wall to propel himself onto a train.

 

the suits didn't really look Tom Ford. i looked hard for collar gaps but didn't see any. tab collars have really grown on me. Craig did that billy reid pea coat and the distressed levi's leather jacket some justice. there was a scene or two showing some C&J's. overall, thoroughly enjoyed it.

post #22008 of 54709
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Originally Posted by elvish View Post


somebody's never heard of Miranda Kerr.

 

 I can't believe you just compared andrew macdonald shoes to miranda kerr, lol. But I get your point about going and seeing. Personally, I just wouldn't spend 800 bucks on AM shoes when I could get a sweet pair of uetam loafers and then maybe an extra Drakes tie.

post #22009 of 54709
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Originally Posted by quar View Post

It just annoys me when people spread misinformation. AM shoes are shit. I've seen them in the flesh. The materials are poor quality. I'm not going to sugar coat it. I tried, but then you came in and started spreading misinformation. If you knew anything about shoes, you would agree with me.
Here is what I am wearing today. A pair of City II's that are 2 years old and going strong.

Please do tell how I spread misinformation? I wrote, "I don't know about the others but i'd say A Mcdonald workmanship is not too bad; as far as i'm aware it's all hand made, good year or otherwise. And the leather would be locally sourced.
I live around the corner from his studio so i'll pop in to confirm. regarding the styles, i personally like my toes touching the ground but I do have blue suede hiking boots from Italy so each to their own."


The only thing I wrote that could vaguely be seen as misinformation is the subjective comment "not too bad", however this was followed up by stating I'd confirm. Your bigotry is incredible, and for someone who knows a lot about shoes, 2 years is sweet FA. They will go strong for much longer I don't deny.
post #22010 of 54709
Whatevs.

Why get an Uetam Loafer when you can get a "Rust Mule" from Andrew McDonald for even more money?

You guys obviously have NO taste!



EDIT: Let it be noted that these are advertised as men's shoes. No amount of goodyear welting, aniline dying or hand finishing of either the Northampton (UK) or Koh Samui (Thailand) variety is going to convince me to wear a pair of these mules.
post #22011 of 54709
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Originally Posted by catpower View Post

Heading into a (physical!) MJ Bale store to lift my suit game today - will probably opt for the 2 for 1000 deal depending on what's on offer. Definitely a charcoal/grey (thinking the Mudgee Grey Weave - looking at you, Jason/Charlie's Wardrobe!) and maybe a blue/navy.

Sydneysiders, is there much difference between the flagship Woollahra store and the others in terms of the range/stock they have on offer? Westfield Syd is more convenient but I don't want to be left hanging for choices.

I haven't found any appreciable difference between the two stores TBH.

Just a note on the 2 for $1,000 suits. It's been the experience of a couple of friends of mine who have taken up the offer that some of the suit styles fit a little differently, even though they are the same size, so make sure you try on both suits you intend to buy (rather than trying on one and taking the same size in a different style). The differences tend to be due to the different fabrics used in the various suits, as far as I can tell.
post #22012 of 54709
If people want to have proper arguments, please do so over PM. I'm not a forum moderator or anything, but I think it'd be nice for everyone if things were a little friendlier in the main thread.

EDIT: Or arrange to duel in person. Whichever you prefer.
post #22013 of 54709
I like arguing on the Internet. It brightens my work days.

It's the first time I've been called a bigot.

AM shoes are crap. The pictures tell you as much as you need to know.
post #22014 of 54709
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

If people want to have proper arguments, please do so over PM. I'm not a forum moderator or anything, but I think it'd be nice for everyone if things were a little friendlier in the main thread.
EDIT: Or arrange to duel in person. Whichever you prefer.

TBM. Very fair. But does it really negatively affect the thread that much? The odd argument?
post #22015 of 54709
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Or arrange to duel in person.

Entertainment for tomorrow's meet: sorted.

post #22016 of 54709
I'm all for the odd argument, and even a bit oif snark when it's humorous, but the last few pages have been nothing but screaming and yelling.
Videos of RL duels between coat-clad members would be hilarious.
post #22017 of 54709
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Originally Posted by wishiwasricher View Post

Ive been biting my tongue watching the discussion deteriorate.

One of the best things about the Aussie thread is the lack of snarkiness that is present in the other threads. I dont care if the reason for the snarkiness is valid in some cases but overall the Australian thread has been devoid of the name calling, arguments, and "get the last word in mentality".

Can we please just get back to the old methods please. I want to see pictures of shoes rather than pages of  well crafted vitriol.

 

Here here. Saying something is "crap" and attacking anyone who has a different opinion (note that word - opinion) is not conducive to civil discussion, whether you are right or not.

Have a bit of respect for other people and maybe you will earn some respect yourself. Shoot off at the mouth and you can probably expect to be flamed in return...

Australians - we don't start wars, we just fight in them.
post #22018 of 54709
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Originally Posted by elvish View Post


Please do tell how I spread misinformation? I wrote, "I don't know about the others but i'd say A Mcdonald workmanship is not too bad; as far as i'm aware it's all hand made, good year or otherwise. And the leather would be locally sourced.
I live around the corner from his studio so i'll pop in to confirm. regarding the styles, i personally like my toes touching the ground but I do have blue suede hiking boots from Italy so each to their own."

The only thing I wrote that could vaguely be seen as misinformation is the subjective comment "not too bad", however this was followed up by stating I'd confirm. Your bigotry is incredible, and for someone who knows a lot about shoes, 2 years is sweet FA. They will go strong for much longer I don't deny.

 

 

 

 

Misinformation is unintentional, as opposed to disinformation and "Not bad" is synonymous with "good", unfortunately.

But come on, AM shoes are just pure phugly. If we can't agree on the idea that most people (particularly SF) hate that particular last/shape, then we will never reach common ground. Perhaps it is SF groupthink, and I'm sure many in the general public think AM shoes are the good stuff. Similarly, many Aussie guys think Aquilla shoes and elf shoes are the pinnacle of menswear. I beg to differ.

 

And if you can't admit that City II's are pretty sweet-as, then we will never agree. Don't hate on quar, just cuz he has some awesome shoes.

post #22019 of 54709
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

EDIT: Or arrange to duel in person. Whichever you prefer.

Preferably in full morning dress, with seconds who are similarly attired, and the duel has to be with sabres.

Or perhaps, to reduce the risk of injury, it could be a shoe polishing duel - the person with the shiniest toecaps in the least time wins, and the loser forfeits their shoes to the winner.

Anyway, to change the topic back to something that is hopefully less inflammatory, I've previously mentioned that I've got some of MJ Bale's long-sleeved polo shirts from a year or two back, and they are excellent, with self-fabric, shirt-style cuffs and collars and smoked mother-of-pearl buttons. I think that they were made in Italy, but don't quote me on that as I haven't looked at the tags for a long while.

I was idly browsing the MJ Bale website a couple of days back when I noticed that they had a sale on polo shirts, amongst other things, and so I was able to snaffle three of them (green, blue and blue-and-white striped) for $51 or so each. As it was my first time ordering something from the website, I also got a $20 online voucher, which more than cover the shipping cost of $11-12 and brought the total cost down further. The shirts arrived yesterday, and they are great - slim, with the same longer placket and self-fabric, shirt-style collar that I liked on my previous shirts, and still with MoP buttons. Highly recommended.

Here's a photo:




There's also a local website called "themensshop.com.au" that sells some MJ Bale stuff and they seem to have a "$50 each when you buy two or more" sale on MJ Bale polo shirts, which sounds tempting - I might have to pick up another couple.
post #22020 of 54709
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Whatevs.
Why get an Uetam Loafer when you can get a "Rust Mule" from Andrew McDonald for even more money?
You guys obviously have NO taste!
EDIT: Let it be noted that these are advertised as men's shoes. No amount of goodyear welting, aniline dying or hand finishing of either the Northampton (UK) or Koh Samui (Thailand) variety is going to convince me to wear a pair of these mules.


[/quote] Misinformation is unintentional, as opposed to disinformation and "Not bad" is synonymous with "good", unfortunately.
But come on, AM shoes are just pure phugly. If we can't agree on the idea that most people (particularly SF) hate that particular last/shape, then we will never reach common ground.Perhaps it is SF groupthink, and I'm sure many in the general public think AM shoes are the good stuff. Similarly, many Aussie guys think Aquilla shoes and elf shoes are the pinnacle of menswear. I beg to differ.
And if you can't admit that City II's are pretty sweet-as, then we will never agree. Don't hate on quar, just cuz he has some awesome shoes.
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The question has never been about the looks, for that I can agree with you and have stated so previously. It's the same for Crocs, Prada's highboy shoes or any other fashion forward, but there's obviously a market for butcher's shoes and the whole 'drape' phenom.
I personally wouldn't but City IIs because they don't suit my age but I own JL and admitted they are good quality.

Regardless, it appears that nobody actually knows how AM makes his shoe, nor do we know what materials he uses. Even though they are modern clogs (for men?), we (SF) don't know how well/poor they are made... or do we? Which is what I've been asking for.
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