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post #24736 of 54865
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

A bitter life lesson last weekend.

A while ago I bought a pair of black C&J handgrades on eBay. They have been uncomfortable, so I put in a new insole, thinking the old one was worn out.

That made them easier to walk in, but my heel was lifted too high now. I took them to my cobbler. He gave me the bad news: the shoes had been water-damaged to the extent that the layer between the insole and the sole had been warped. The person who had replaced the sole had butchered it, and they are now non-repairable. He said the vendor must have known this, but it's too late to do anything about it.

His advice was never buy a second-hand goodyear welted shoe if it's been resoled. Lesson learned, although I perhaps should have already known that.

BTW, Frank is a very good guy - the best cobbler I've come across. He is in the Mt Waverley village, and really enjoys working with high end shoes. (He's a Church's fan). From my layman's perspective, he seems to really know his stuff, and his prices are good.

PS. Does anyone know if the cost of getting C&J to recondition these would be worth it? Given shipping, I suspect not.

 

CD,

 

This might interest you.

 

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/310084-Alden-Shoe-Restoration-v-B-Nelson-Shoe-Restoration

 

Actually, it will probably interest anyone looking at getting their shoes restored.

 

Cheers,


Eightace

post #24737 of 54865
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Trouser/pants ideas (colours) for the following blazer?
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Tough one that. If it was me I'd get the matching pants as that fabric would make a nice suit. Not so sure about its versatility as an odd jacket though... The fact you are unsure yourself what to wear it with probably tells you something.
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Personally though, I won't wear a coat, be it suit or odd jacket with a center vent. it just doesn't feel correct to me nor does it flatter many body shapes, though a lot of Americans will disagree with that.

fxh can elaborate I'm sure but as a brief aside to this, I think the American preference for single vent jackets (lapsed as it may be - not sure it's applicable nowadays) stemmed from some notion that they were a more egalitarian style. Double vents were, if memory serves, originally designed to accommodate a saddle of a horse - apparently this had plutocratic associations. Hence double vents were seen by Americans (as cufflinks were/maybe still are in some contexts) as a bit stuffy and offensive to the notion of all Americans being created equal (as far as that was interpreted i.e. if you were white, male, etc.)

Then again, the whole thing could be apocryphal.
post #24738 of 54865
Navy. Navy goes with everything.
post #24739 of 54865
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Trouser/pants ideas (colours) for the following blazer?

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Dark racing green corduroys.
post #24740 of 54865
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Tough one that. If it was me I'd get the matching pants as that fabric would make a nice suit. Not so sure about its versatility as an odd jacket though... The fact you are unsure yourself what to wear it with probably tells you something.
fxh can elaborate I'm sure but as a brief aside to this, I think the American preference for single vent jackets (lapsed as it may be - not sure it's applicable nowadays) stemmed from some notion that they were a more egalitarian style. Double vents were, if memory serves, originally designed to accommodate a saddle of a horse - apparently this had plutocratic associations. Hence double vents were seen by Americans (as cufflinks were/maybe still are in some contexts) as a bit stuffy and offensive to the notion of all Americans being created equal (as far as that was interpreted i.e. if you were white, male, etc.)

Then again, the whole thing could be apocryphal.

mid grey pants will look nice with that jacket. For odd jackets I prefer single vent. Double vent looks a bit more formal.So I prefer double vents only for suits.
post #24741 of 54865
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post


Should be less than that. For example, I've calculated 8 shoe trees with postage at 110 euros, or $140 AUD, or $17.50 each. If the order is for more, it gets slightly cheaper and cheaper. 10 is $16.5 each, 12 is $15.8 each.

Yes that's assuming we get that many orders for the shoe trees. The price will come down the more that is ordered smile.gif I'm not looking at making a profit from this.

post #24742 of 54865

Melbourne folks who Topy their shoes, who do you use?

 

I recently saw an old post by fxh, and decided I should Topy some more of my shoes. 

 

I have used McClouds once, and the job is good, but the shoes came back grubby and just didn't feel like 'care' was used...

post #24743 of 54865
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Originally Posted by burnso View Post

Melbourne folks who Topy their shoes, who do you use?

 

I recently saw an old post by fxh, and decided I should Topy some more of my shoes. 

 

I have used McClouds once, and the job is good, but the shoes came back grubby and just didn't feel like 'care' was used...

 

Master Cobbler on Collins St near the Spencer St end.

post #24744 of 54865
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

agree. the MOP on the buottonieres are astounding. p.s. no love for watch over sleeve on your popover?  wink.gif
was too warm to be agnelli wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Trouser/pants ideas (colours) for the following blazer?

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Thats tough ... The base is quite dark. Maybe try to match the tone in the overcheck ... Dusty pink/red cotton or cord pants... Can you get different buttons? Go a light horn to lighten up the jacket and make it more casual
post #24745 of 54865
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Originally Posted by ennb View Post

I'm looking for two suits for around 1000.

Hmmm... if only there was a place that offered a two suits for $1,000 package...
post #24746 of 54865

Bit of a bugger. The new C and Js are creasing on the toe caps. I guess it indicates they are a half size too small but they feel great.

 

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post #24747 of 54865
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Originally Posted by Manuhiri View Post

Bit of a bugger. The new C and Js are creasing on the toe caps. I guess it indicates they are a half size too small but they feel great.

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Which C&Js, Manuhiri?
post #24748 of 54865
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


Which C&Js, Manuhiri?

They are the Lonsdale on the 363 Last.

post #24749 of 54865
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Hmmm... if only there was a place that offered a two suits for $1,000 package...

LOL - yeah, if only.

Ennb, head along to MJ Bale on George Parade in the city (behind the Grand Hyatt). They have a 2 for $1000 suiting offer. Tom or Paolo will be able to help guide you smile.gif
post #24750 of 54865
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


LOL - yeah, if only.

Ennb, head along to MJ Bale on George Parade in the city (behind the Grand Hyatt). They have a 2 for $1000 suiting offer. Tom or Paolo will be able to help guide you smile.gif

That’s the trademark TBM patience that we all know and love!
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