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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Real men don't use batteries.

LOL pretty close to quote of the year.
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double post?
Edited by Geoffrey Firmin - 12/29/12 at 12:21am
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Real men don't use batteries.

Real women do...
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Florsheim has lost its production values.  A year or so ago I noticed the "leather" soles would wear out after only 6 months.  I'm not sure what they use for a sole but it resembles cardboard once the laquer comes off. 

 

I took the advice of this forum and yesterday bought a pair of 1880 Loakes from David Jones.  Really happy with my purchase too. But still disappointed that Sydney doesn't have more. 

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IMO the best shoes to get are craftsman.

1) Chelseas are the most formal type of shoes and yet the most casual so they're extremely adaptable - eg popular in the legal fraternity yet you can wear them to a pub. 
2) Good for young executives as theyre not flashy and are synonymous with old world/agrarian conservatism. 
3) Can be sourced/sized locally almost anywhere in Australia.
4) Can be repaired easily almost anywhere in Australia 
5) High resale value 
6) Don't need trees nor regular rotation 
7) Hardy as hell 

8) Easy to source matching belts (from RMW)

 

Only downside is like many great australian products (Commodores, Maton guitars, vegemite etc) you either love or hate them. 

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I can't see chelseas being an overly formal shoe? RMW's also produce oxfords not, don't they? I imagine those would be better suited to a formal environment, you lose the versatility though.

 

Also, RMW's seem to sell shoe trees, so I can't imagine the boots don't need treeing if you can be bothered.

post #23617 of 56309
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post


Only downside is like many great australian products (Commodores, Maton guitars, vegemite etc) you either love or hate them. 
Hate is a big word. But I don't like rmw, commodores or vegemite(tastes like $hit). And there is nothing great about commodores.
Also you talked about " 5) High resale value " of a pair shoes.
Commodores you drive out of a car yard and 10 seconds later reverse it back to the yard and car will depreciate 10% of its original price.Worst car to have and worst resale value.
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

I can't see chelseas being an overly formal shoe? RMW's also produce oxfords not, don't they? I imagine those would be better suited to a formal environment, you lose the versatility though.

 

Also, RMW's seem to sell shoe trees, so I can't imagine the boots don't need treeing if you can be bothered.

 

I've never seen RMW oxfords. I know they used to make shoe trees, but don't seem to anymore.

 


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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post


And there is nothing great about commodores.
 

They're reliable, parts are cheap and they're easy to maintain. Current economic climate doesn't suit 3.0L+ V6 engines though so they're going to disappear.

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Went to American Tailors today--cool little store---still a decent range of C&J and Carmina available along with Aster, Drakes and Bresciani---I bought a couple of Aster shirts and my boy took home a very nice pair of burgandy Carmina's.
post #23620 of 56309
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

IMO the best shoes to get are craftsman.


1) Chelseas are the most formal type of shoes and yet the most casual so they're extremely adaptable - eg popular in the legal fraternity yet you can wear them to a pub. 

2) Good for young executives as theyre not flashy and are synonymous with old world/agrarian conservatism. 

3) Can be sourced/sized locally almost anywhere in Australia.

4) Can be repaired easily almost anywhere in Australia 

5) High resale value 

6) Don't need trees nor regular rotation 

7) Hardy as hell 
8) Easy to source matching belts (from RMW)

Only downside is like many great australian products (Commodores, Maton guitars, vegemite etc) you either love or hate them. 

First problem: they're not shoes mate.

Second problem: you'll look like a Young Liberal.
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Yeah wearing RMWs with a suit is a definite look. To me it's a "I'm in a suit but I'm still country" look. Might have a different connotation to others, though. It's not something I'd consider for a first "shoe". You'll get a reputation as that "boot guy" pretty quickly. I think they look a lot better with jeans. Although they have, unfortunately, been co-opted by the hipster fraternity recently.

Nothing worse than seeing the back of a pair of suit trousers caught on a RMW tag...
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Yeah wearing RMWs with a suit is a definite look. To me it's a "I'm in a suit but I'm still country" look. Might have a different connotation to others, though. It's not something I'd consider for a first "shoe". You'll get a reputation as that "boot guy" pretty quickly. I think they look a lot better with jeans. Although they have, unfortunately, been co-opted by the hipster fraternity recently.
Nothing worse than seeing the back of a pair of suit trousers caught on a RMW tag...

 

Virtue comes from the country - British gentry, the American West, the Australian Outback etc. The very concept of 'noble' comes from the Roman Equate/Equestrian 'owner of a horse'. 

I couldn't care what some (not you) Newtown hipster, Prius driving, fairy boy pleb thinks of them, those people never make hiring positions. 

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Virtue comes from the country - British gentry, the American West, the Australian Outback etc. The very concept of 'noble' comes from the Roman Equate/Equestrian 'owner of a horse'. 

I couldn't care what some (not you) Newtown hipster, Prius driving, fairy boy pleb thinks of them, those people never make hiring positions. 

Seriously, just STFU. You're embarrassing yourself.

Virtue comes from the country? L-O-L.

Yeah, virtues like racial/religious tolerance, gender equality, acceptance of anything "different" from the narrow spectrum?

And your little epistemology show off - WTF was the relevance except mental self-pleasuring? Good job, so noble = horse owner 2000 years ago. Woop dee doo.

Finally, I'm sure city folk will see your "virtue" any day and raise you culture, technology, economy, infrastructure, the law, and government.
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Originally Posted by burnso View Post

Been having a great time over Christmas watching (and re-watching) the latest Bond movies, with a new/ increased focus on his wardrobe. Skyfall at the cinema, then re-watched Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. 

Great range of casual and leisure wear in Casino Royale with a few nice suits mixed in.
Then in Skyfall: his awesome range of suits and formal wear, with some nice casual gear ie sports jacket (http://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/product/barbour-x-ki-beacon-heritage-sports-jacket)
Had to laugh at the logistics required to keep Bond dressed for Skyfall. Im guessing he just has one of these (http://www.creativeboysclub.com/vintage-louis-vuitton-wardrobe-trunk)  bigstar%5B1%5D.gif


I loved the sleek black dress shoes he wore throughout Skyfall, and found they were all C&J (http://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/tags/products-skyfall). The ones in particular I liked were the whole cut: 'Alex'.
C&J's are a bit out of my price range atm, so I ordered a pair of 'Herring Chaucer II' Ive been eyeing off instead (http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&shoeid=5196&colourid=2712&brandid=6), which come to about $300 AUD delivered with cedar trees.

Really liked Skyfall BTW...

Nothing beats the Sen Connery Bond wardobe for suiting IMO. Roger Moore also had some very nice casual wear pieces.
post #23625 of 56309
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Seriously, just STFU. You're embarrassing yourself.
Virtue comes from the country, LOL. Yeah, virtues like racial/religious tolerance, gender equality, acceptance of anything "different" from the narrow spectrum?
Not to mention city folk effectively subsidise you with their tax dollars... so much for "hiring positions".

It's where the term derives, it has nothing to do with bs notions of political correctness.

You subsidize a country based on mining, farming ad privacy industry? Good one cumwad.
Edited by Oli2012 - 12/28/12 at 11:34pm
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