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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I am sure they will be far more comfortable to walk 7/8km in compared to cheap Australian brands.

 

However, if you are walking long distances, like 7km a day, then any shoe is going to get hammered, big time. Not even C&J can withstand that.

 

comfort is subjective. Sturdy english construction is seen by some as thicker/stiffer than its italian peers (generalising). Typically my italian shoes with blake construction have been softer and more comfy than my english shoes. But i love my english shoes for the durability and look good even after years. Plus I normally get blisters with english shoes in the first few weeks

 

Speaking of aussie shoes i had a pair of kangaroo leather loafers that i bought for my year 12 formal many years ago now but I thought that they were the best shoes ever at the time. Suffice to say they were the softest shoes ive ever owned.

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A pair of craftsman with rubber soles would survive a nuclear winter. 

post #22953 of 48611
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


Not a 'dumb question', at least not in my opinion. I mean the whole "worth it" thing could spark another longwinded discussion here, but if you're walking 8km a day in your dress shoes, I think that you will likely find a thin copy to be quite beneficial, or a combination leather/rubber sole. I wouldn't last a week with leather soles on concrete if I were walking 8km a day. I don't mean the shoes, just the walk. I'd die.

 

My man, I worked out quickly a leather sole die fast. I have to get a thin rubber piece fitted to the sole.

 

To be honest - I walk around 2km a day minimum in what I wear to work. Frequently 3km, occasionally (say once every 2-3 weeks) around 8km.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

A pair of craftsman with rubber soles would survive a nuclear winter. 

 

Thank you for your suggestion :).

post #22954 of 48611
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

im also getting a pair of kimber chukkas - i was gonna get green but everyone getting green:(

 

Same here - I want the grey suede now smile.gif I reckon they would look sick with most trousers.

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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Gerry im sitting back and waiting for you to find the M65 because I spent all winter looking for a decent one and no luck (I didnt roll the dice on aspesi which was the best option). I might just go get a bunch made for O&J just to satisfy having one. Shall we say Navy + Green ? I reckon grey would be sick too. OK ive just talked myself into it .. let me find some M65's at Pitti this january and ill bring you back something .. lol what just happened

 

Navy and olive would have been my two choices. Let me know what you find at Pitti. When you come back, we'll have a Pitti party rotflmao.gif

 

Right now, I have the Drizabone Jacana:

 

 

 

as well as a Barbour Beaufort in blue. The Drizabone is fairly heavy and the Barbour has it's own 'fragrance'. I want something a little different. There are some interesting looks here: http://dieworkwear.com/post/22327246041/aspesi-field-specialists

post #22955 of 48611
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

Interesting news on double monk. $500 for CJ seems pretty reasonable, really.


My question about shoes is this: are high quality shoes worth it if one is walking substantial amounts (up to 7/8 km sometimes)?

I know with proper care they live longer, but I am unsure to what extent expensive leather shoes are really designed to be used for actually walking.

Maybe this is a question where they turn out to be the ultimate walking machine, but it's one of those 'dumb questions' mentioned earlier smile.gif.

If the walking is commuting to and from work, then I'd be wearing sneakers etc then changing at work or if you couldn't be caught dead in such attire, changing a block or two away. That's a better way of ensuring the value equation comes out on your side.

I used to walk to work and I wore an aussie brand, the shoes lasted 3 months. Never again - did the same thing in Eccos and the soles lasted years, not months. So for me, even though the Eccos cost triple, I got more than three times the length out of them.
post #22956 of 48611
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Same here - I want the grey suede now smile.gif  I reckon they would look sick with most trousers.

Navy and olive would have been my two choices. Let me know what you find at Pitti. When you come back, we'll have a Pitti party rotflmao.gif

Right now, I have the Drizabone Jacana:




as well as a Barbour Beaufort in blue. The Drizabone is fairly heavy and the Barbour has it's own 'fragrance'. I want something a little different. There are some interesting looks here: http://dieworkwear.com/post/22327246041/aspesi-field-specialists

Gerry, I do hope something eventuates of this research. I have browsed each of the links you've posted about 3-4 months ago and sadly, in my case, nothing came of it. Please buy an Aspesi or Cucinelli jacket smile.gif
post #22957 of 48611
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Originally Posted by strumpey View Post


If the walking is commuting to and from work, then I'd be wearing sneakers etc then changing at work or if you couldn't be caught dead in such attire, changing a block or two away. That's a better way of ensuring the value equation comes out on your side.
I used to walk to work and I wore an aussie brand, the shoes lasted 3 months. Never again - did the same thing in Eccos and the soles lasted years, not months. So for me, even though the Eccos cost triple, I got more than three times the length out of them.

Just stick to the rules for longevity

1) rotate your shoes - the moisture is what accelerates wear i.e. rain and walking on wet floors softens the sole and then the concrete is like sandpaper shredding it up. Also moisture from your feet kill the shoes + stink after a while. Rotating helps them dry + popping in shoe trees helps with shape and creasing

 

2) Always check the weather. If its raining opt for the dainite/rubber sole shoe or a topy (im not a topy fan but others are)

 

3) if you are a heel striker make sure you either fix your stride happy.gif or get rubber heels that are easily replaced.

 

4) if you are a toe roller get steel toe taps to prevent wear (i get this on all my dress shoes)

 

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

Same here - I want the grey suede now smile.gif I reckon they would look sick with most trousers.

 

Navy and olive would have been my two choices. Let me know what you find at Pitti. When you come back, we'll have a Pitti party rotflmao.gif

 

 

OK - will let you know. And DAMNIT I wanted Grey! we should just share wardrobe - same size and all hehe

post #22958 of 48611

I think this one looks great:

 

That one is Aspesi but to be honest all of these look ok.

post #22959 of 48611
Yeah, I like that one too. For me, I want it especially for the warmer months. In winter, I'll be reaching for something that's waterproof and keeps me warm, but in warmer months, I want something for evenings/the occasional rainy day.
post #22960 of 48611
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Yeah, I like that one too. For me, I want it especially for the warmer months. In winter, I'll be reaching for something that's waterproof and keeps me warm, but in warmer months, I want something for evenings/the occasional rainy day.

 

This is exactly what I'm after!

post #22961 of 48611
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

Interesting news on double monk. $500 for CJ seems pretty reasonable, really.


My question about shoes is this: are high quality shoes worth it if one is walking substantial amounts (up to 7/8 km sometimes)?

I know with proper care they live longer, but I am unsure to what extent expensive leather shoes are really designed to be used for actually walking.

Maybe this is a question where they turn out to be the ultimate walking machine, but it's one of those 'dumb questions' mentioned earlier smile.gif.

Topy and tip fronts and enjoy as they become like gloves instead of shoes. And trees are the most important thing at night.
post #22962 of 48611
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Holy fuck my knot was horrendous this morning;

All linens baby.

Forget the knot, that tie is fucking horrendous.

post #22963 of 48611

Has anyone visited DoubleMonk yet or has it closed down already?

 

It would be interesting to get an idea of their markup.

You can get C&J Handgrade for under $600, they need to be no more than $650 to be competitive.

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Who here uses online shirt makers, e.g. Cottonwork? What tips do you have for ensuring a shirt that fits and that you're happy with seeing as how trying it on/being fitted properly is out of the equation.
post #22965 of 48611
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

Has anyone visited DoubleMonk yet or has it closed down already?

It would be interesting to get an idea of their markup.
You can get C&J Handgrade for under $600, they need to be no more than $650 to be competitive.

See posts from earlier in the day and link to FilmBuffNoir (I think) thread.
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