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PS I've got a few pairs of sneakers from CP and they're certainly worth what I paid, but I paid about $150 - $200 a pair during various sales. Not the $250 - $350 at retail.

Funnily enough, one of the first pairs I ever bought had problems where the suede tore, and while I noticed others with the same issue, it seemed to be to one specific model. It was then addressed in subsequent releases of that model (tournament low suede). I've not got 2 Low Tournament a suede pairs with zero issues.

They're a simple style which I think works really nicely with denim and slim chinos.
post #25067 of 55025
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

So I went a bit overboard shopping for winter today..

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Also got the following Longwings. I've heard quite a lot of good stuff about this company and for $79 I thought why not.

http://www.beckettsimonon.com/products/hugheslongwing3

Good work on the Lands End stuff - I just picked up some cords for winter, too.

I hate to say it, though, but those long-wing shoes look awfully plasticky. I hope that they wear better than they look in the photos.
post #25068 of 55025
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PS I've got a few pairs of sneakers from CP and they're certainly worth what I paid, but I paid about $150 - $200 a pair during various sales. Not the $250 - $350 at retail.

They're a simple style which I think works really nicely with denim and slim chinos.

Thanks. There are a few specific model l like the look of. None of which seem to be on sale at the moment. Where did you get yours?
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Good work on the Lands End stuff - I just picked up some cords for winter, too.

Rob - any updates on when your O&J cords will be available, what colours etc.?
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Originally Posted by elisiX View Post

PS I've got a few pairs of sneakers from CP and they're certainly worth what I paid, but I paid about $150 - $200 a pair during various sales. Not the $250 - $350 at retail.

Funnily enough, one of the first pairs I ever bought had problems where the suede tore, and while I noticed others with the same issue, it seemed to be to one specific model. It was then addressed in subsequent releases of that model (tournament low suede). I've not got 2 Low Tournament a suede pairs with zero issues.
They're a simple style which I think works really nicely with denim and slim chinos.

Agree with all of this. I find my CP Tournament Lows very comfortable and versatile. They are great with any casual pants. I bought them on special from Tres Bien Shop.
post #25071 of 55025
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I didn't even know that was a thing (the antiques market). I should go next time I'm in town and it's on.

it's a permanent antiques market called The Packing Shed, right next to the Tyabb railway station. It's open 7 days. Huge place with a vast array of stuff, and a nice little cafe too.
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Originally Posted by elisiX View Post

PS I've got a few pairs of sneakers from CP and they're certainly worth what I paid, but I paid about $150 - $200 a pair during various sales. Not the $250 - $350 at retail.

Funnily enough, one of the first pairs I ever bought had problems where the suede tore, and while I noticed others with the same issue, it seemed to be to one specific model. It was then addressed in subsequent releases of that model (tournament low suede). I've not got 2 Low Tournament a suede pairs with zero issues.

They're a simple style which I think works really nicely with denim and slim chinos.

 

Nice price to get those CPs at - I've been looking around but only found 'em around $300. Any tips about specific sales at which you can nab 'em around the range you mentioned? Right now I'm looking at settling for the Kent Wang white sneaker, which looks quite decent for the price.

 

On reddit the other day there was a great lil' sneaker resource pic that ran through some white sneaker alternatives (lol @ Ken Wang mispelling):

 

 

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And places to buy (US centric though, but gives you a feel for prices):

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/malefashionadvice/comments/17aez1/lots_of_people_here_might_say_that_cp_achilles/c83pbzs <--- permalink to comment 

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Dearly beloved culprits (you know who you are)

Cut the patronizing bullshit already eh?

1) The Aussie thread is a good place for sharing info, horsing around and indulging in other chilled-out trivialities. Leave you bloody ego at the virtual door please.

2) It's one thing to give someone your opinion. Politely. It's something else to snub and deride them just because of what they wear, or don't wear.

3) Even if you're actually trying to be helpful (as opposed to being an ass for the sake of it), think before you type; how often is it that peppering someone with insults leads them to accept your so-called advice? Think about it.

4) FFS, it's only clothes. Relax a little; it'll do your bp good.

+1 ... Love these massive debates and people throwing in paragraphs of text to sound educated and more knowledgable about how to dress. Its just clothes and its style forum.... There is no rule to what "style" an individual may choose. Listen, observe, learn but ultimately dress how you like
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Rob - any updates on when your O&J cords will be available, what colours etc.?

Probably around March .. Sorry for tardiness been off getting wisdom teeth removed. We have 4 new popover colours enroute (white, blue, pink, light denim) as the first batch were so popular they sold out before i could organise a photoshoot.

Im also working on another menswear project thats been occupying my time. Cant wait to /reveal
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Its just clothes and its style forum....

#menswear is a #lifestyle; it's no game.
post #25075 of 55025
Pls more suggestions for the chukkas; didn't wanna reqoute cuz it's a huge paragraph smile.gif

Thanks n advance guys!
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Nice purchases Prof.

 

Meanwhile I had to scratch the  C&J's cuz my wife bought me some RMW's and I don' think it wise for me to pig out on some Cj's right now...so instead CHUKKAS!!!

 

Here is what I have got right now in terms of chukkas which I'm willing to buy:

 

Herring Gosforth II: * $230 ish (also in pebble and black calf)

 

Which would you buy?

I would like some opinions generally which you think looks the best and seeing as the Loake's are from the 1880 line they should be fairly decent.

If any of you guys have had any of these would you reccomend them and also do you think they would suit someone with a wide and slightly short feet.

Only chukkas I own are some Clarks Db's and they are pretty forgiving size wise; are these the same?

 

P.S.

 

Buying a bowtie from you right now Jas :)

 

I have a pair of shoes on the 026 last and find them very roomy in the toebox. I'd personally also lean to dark brown suede, unless you need to use them in a business setting, then probably brown calf, but it's up to you. 

 

Alternately, look at Meermin or places like STP. I found some Trickers dark brown suede chukkas on a leather sole for ~$230 AUD. 

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So I went a bit overboard shopping for winter today.. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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14 wale cords. I sized up as they look quite slim

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All from Lands End and all were on sale. Plus an extra 25% off the total order. Came to $179 or thereabouts.

This reminds me, I'm interested in finding out what people's preferences are for crew neck vs vee neck jumpers. And why?

 

I favor v necks, find they work better with button ups, and I rarely wear ties, so they allow the collar to flare open naturally. I've made a point not to buy any v neck tshirts etc recently, also. 

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I fully disagree. fxh is a bit of a twat.

blahman is incapable of speaking an untruth
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

I'm about to go full retard and get a tweed blazer made with elbow patches. Which fabric do you guys prefer? I'm leaning towards the last one.
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Prof - I reckon those selections are a bit "old man" sport coats.

I know its a bit of a thing to get the suede patches but I don't think it looks good - unless you are doing the whole Jarvis Cocker thingo - hes a pretty special case.

I think you run the risk of looking like you borrowed your grandad's old jacket or a failed ironic hipster look if the rest of you is too smart (or wearing socks! with no Ned Kelly beard)

The action back is fine if you pick up a second hand jacket that fits and you use it for just knocking around but it will be a bit costume-y

Tweed is great - and there are a myriad of choices.

Herringbone is always a great look in tweed.

I'm not sure if you are getting it made up or buying OTR but if you want something a bit different but "young" a black and white puppy tooth/dogtooth that looks a bit grey from distance can look spiffy but interesting. Other puppy tooth colours can look good too.

Depends what you are after and what you already have. If you are happy enough with what you have and just want a bit of winter fun - then do what you want.

I would like to see more hounds-tooth /puppy tooth around.
Edited by fxh - 1/27/13 at 6:51am
post #25079 of 55025
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Pls more suggestions for the chukkas; didn't wanna reqoute cuz it's a huge paragraph smile.gif

Thanks n advance guys!

I've got both lasts, it is clear that the 026 has a roomier toe, less pointed/ doesn't taper as much, and just looks wider.

However the capital last shoe I have is a half size smaller than the 026, but I don't mind taking a quick side by side pic if wanted ;)

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Thanks. There are a few specific model l like the look of. None of which seem to be on sale at the moment. Where did you get yours?

I am also curious, if anyone has the answer?

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