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post #26446 of 57883
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Barker and Barker black are not related companies and therefore aren't going to have related sizing. Barker black is a pretty niche company and you will struggle with sizing advice. Also, although some of those's BBs are great lookers, there are probably quite a few better options in that price range.

Thanks for that, I just assumed they were the same company. I would never purchase a pair of their shoes RRP, but discounted at $300 is a fair deal IMO

 

No one has any experiences with these shoes here?

post #26447 of 57883
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Originally Posted by Marbles View Post

Guys, I've sadly had to accept that my feet aren't the same size as they were a year ago, or even 3 months - I've got some shoes I'd like to move on:

 

Church's Legate, Black calf, Size UK10F, worn once. Asking $220 pp

 

Church's Perth, Cocoa Suede, 1x UK10F (worn twice), 1x UK 10.5G (worn 3-4 times). $220 pp each

 

Meermin Classic line brown calf medallion captoe, UK10 Olfe last. Moderate wear, lots of miles left. http://www.meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2339. $120 pp

 

3x Vintage Florsheim Guboats with the famous V-Cleat;

Royal Imperial in medium tan, US11C, lots of life left. $80pp

Royal Imperial in Whiskey, US 10.5C, uppers look mint, rest of shoe VGC $80pp

Standard line in black calf, US11C a bit wrinkly & seen better days. May be good to get your unstylish brother/workmate/father into a decent pair of shoes. Cost of postage only.

 

As a bonus for the Melbourne guys, I can arrange to meet for collection as I will be down there next week Sunday through Thursday/Friday - personal delivery free :)
 

I may get pics up before I leave, but if you would like to see a particular pair drop me a message and I can grab a quick photo of them.

If the church's were 1/2 a size smaller I would be there smile.gif

post #26448 of 57883
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Would appreciate the input from you local guys on this bespoke shop in Sydney:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/152989/zink-sons-tailors-in-sydney/75#post_6127451'

We were talking about these guys a few months ago. Have a look at this for an idea of the stuff they make: https://www.facebook.com/zinkandsons?fref=ts

 

I personally have absolutely zero bespoke experience, but they are one of Sydney's oldest tailors for what it's worth.

post #26449 of 57883
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post


Apparently AS don't yet have a licence agreement here in Aus so they are ok for AFPOS to still ship them here.

 

Really? The website certainly restricts you from doing so.

Only one way to find out I suppose.

post #26450 of 57883
Hi folks,

I've read through as much of this thread as I can in relation to shoes – but I thought it might be best just to ask.

I'm looking to buy 2 pairs of business/dress lace-ups. Budget is $300-500/pair – specifically, I'm looking for something along the lines of the attached. Could anyone recommend a few brands/stores worth looking at (in Melbourne)? My familiarity with shoe brands is pretty much limited to Aquila etc (just average local stuff).

Much appreciated!

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post #26451 of 57883
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Originally Posted by Mimetic View Post

Hi folks,

I've read through as much of this thread as I can in relation to shoes – but I thought it might be best just to ask.

I'm looking to buy 2 pairs of business/dress lace-ups. Budget is $300-500/pair – specifically, I'm looking for something along the lines of the attached. Could anyone recommend a few brands/stores worth looking at (in Melbourne)? My familiarity with shoe brands is pretty much limited to Aquila etc (just average local stuff).

Much appreciated!

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From what I've been seeing around here, I would pop by Double Monk and take a look.

post #26452 of 57883

I see your silk knot in your lapel, Sir, and raise you:

 

post #26453 of 57883
Thanks, appreciate it!
post #26454 of 57883

Two questions:

 

Rubber Dainite soles, isn't it easier/cheaper in the long run to get leather soles with rubber topy's put on? The Dainite sole will wear down and require a full re-sole as opposed to just replacing the topy in the other option, right?

 

Is the quality/longevity of Meermin's standard range comparable to the Loake 1880 range?

post #26455 of 57883
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mimetic View Post

Hi folks,

I've read through as much of this thread as I can in relation to shoes – but I thought it might be best just to ask.

I'm looking to buy 2 pairs of business/dress lace-ups. Budget is $300-500/pair – specifically, I'm looking for something along the lines of the attached. Could anyone recommend a few brands/stores worth looking at (in Melbourne)? My familiarity with shoe brands is pretty much limited to Aquila etc (just average local stuff).

Much appreciated!

Screen Shot 2013-02-13 at 9.39.36 AM.png 58k .png file

 

If I were you Id look at:

- Henry Bucks CBD; they have a sale on atm (get in asap), stock quality shoes

- Double Monks Collingwood; nicer shoes IMO but you'd spend at least $500 

- Azzaro Sth Melb; I have no experience with these guys though

 

These places will give you a good look at quality shoes. You'd be paying probably >20% more than online, but IMO worth it for your first few pairs (getting a nice proper fit) and great advice.

 

 

Look at Herringshoes and Pediwear for your online options, but sizing will be an issue/ risk.

post #26456 of 57883

Good morning folks.

 

Does anyone have any information/experience on quality Japanese made dress shoes?

 

The only ones I know are:

Spigola

Shetland Fox

Scotch Grain

 

All of them look terrific.  

 

Timely too, given the recent weakness of the yen.

post #26457 of 57883
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Originally Posted by burnso View Post

If I were you Id look at:
- Henry Bucks CBD; they have a sale on atm (get in asap), stock quality shoes
- Double Monks Collingwood; nicer shoes IMO but you'd spend at least $500 
- Azzaro Sth Melb; I have no experience with these guys though

These places will give you a good look at quality shoes. You'd be paying probably >20% more than online, but IMO worth it for your first few pairs (getting a nice proper fit) and great advice.


Look at Herringshoes and Pediwear for your online options, but sizing will be an issue/ risk.

Add to this Herringbone and American Tailors for Crockett and Jones (and Carmina at AT I think) and Beggar Man Thief for Loake and others. McClouds in the city have Churchs but the markups are a bit steep from memory (could be good for a first pair).

Edward Greens are on sale at Henry Bucks for about $500-600 at the moment and I think they may have some Loakes and Grensons on sale too (from their Beggar Man Thief links).

I buy most of my shoes online now (or when back in Scotland or abroad) but tend to know my sizing or the questions to ask to find out when ordering (or I cheat and speak to Gerry Nelson as he seems to own a vast array of lasts and brands to compare).
post #26458 of 57883
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mimetic View Post

Hi folks,

I've read through as much of this thread as I can in relation to shoes – but I thought it might be best just to ask.

I'm looking to buy 2 pairs of business/dress lace-ups. Budget is $300-500/pair – specifically, I'm looking for something along the lines of the attached. Could anyone recommend a few brands/stores worth looking at (in Melbourne)? My familiarity with shoe brands is pretty much limited to Aquila etc (just average local stuff).

Much appreciated!

If you can branch out online you could give AE's a go. These look pretty close;
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF1103_1_40000000001_-1

For sizing you could start by picking up a pair of cheap beaters on ebay and figure it out from there.
Personally I find shoes in Australia an awful ripoff and buy everything online from Pediwear/ebay/AE these days.
post #26459 of 57883
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Good morning folks.

 

Does anyone have any information/experience on quality Japanese made dress shoes?

 

The only ones I know are:

Spigola

Shetland Fox

Scotch Grain

 

All of them look terrific.  

 

Timely too, given the recent weakness of the yen.

 

Regal! 

 

They make shoes for J Press, Ralph Lauren, New & Lingwood, and Johnston & Murphy in Japan - on top of making their own shoes. Competitively priced shoes with Goodyear welting and full grain leather.

 

They have also outfitted some of their former Prime Ministers, IIRC.

 

Those Spigolas, tho....

post #26460 of 57883
If you have narrow feet, I know if no better brand than Allen Edmonds - the commonly recommended Euro makes just don't seem to go that narrow (that I know of anyway). AE, on the other hand, goes to at least a B width in most styles, if not AAA....

NB Unfortunately, you can't try them on in Melbourne though! sorry for the useless recommendation...
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