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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

A fine pair of shoes are good for Saphir. There was a French place too but the name escapes me. Also The Hanger Project. Think it depends on the size of your order where is cheapest. For me A fine pair of shoes worked out best.

Might be worth checking if people want to place a group order. And as an ongoing thing if anyone is ordering from a fine pair of shoes I would love a pair of FLAT waxed laces in brown and black (will pay of course).

Valmour. Also, Double Monk stocks it for those in Melb.

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buy from this guy:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/260880331443#ht_1100wt_1180

 

fuck the local ripoff merchants.

post #26733 of 55210
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


I think they're Alden tassels in burgundy shell. I could be wrong.

 

Yessir, that's right.

 

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Originally Posted by burnso View Post

 

Hey guys I need help with loafers.

 

Nabilmust I have seen your penny loafers in your shoe 'group shot', and am after something similar (1st pair of loafers, brown ish colour?, to wear with chinos mainly and with shorts?, possibly get away with nice slacks and blazer).

 

Firstly, Im going to Europe (Amsterdam, Florence, Paris, London main cities), but have also been looking online at these Herring loafers (http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=2768). 

 

 

 

Yessir, I do have a pair of penny loafers. I got them for a song at the Edward Green factory store in Northampton (Go bananas: http://bit.ly/WQF9im).  

 

That city is worth a visit if you're in London - it's a nice, short(ish) drive from the city too. Here's a helpful link: http://www.northamptonshireleather.com/pdf/factory-shoe-shop-directory.pdf

 

Remember to take note of the opening hours for the different factories.

 

The Florence outlets are great for Car Shoe / Tod's driving shoes.

post #26734 of 55210
Sale on at Brooks Bros. Few linen shirts on offer for $50.
post #26735 of 55210
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

buy from this guy:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/260880331443#ht_1100wt_1180

fuck the local ripoff merchants.

From memory the prices for Saphir at Double Monk in Melbourne are very competitive with online sellers.
post #26736 of 55210
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

 

Yessir, that's right.

 

 

Yessir, I do have a pair of penny loafers. I got them for a song at the Edward Green factory store in Northampton (Go bananas: http://bit.ly/WQF9im).  

 

That city is worth a visit if you're in London - it's a nice, short(ish) drive from the city too. Here's a helpful link: http://www.northamptonshireleather.com/pdf/factory-shoe-shop-directory.pdf

 

Remember to take note of the opening hours for the different factories.

 

The Florence outlets are great for Car Shoe / Tod's driving shoes.

I personally quite like the shoes from Mannina in Florence. Ive got a pair of snuff suede brogues from there and my wife had two pairs of shoes made - nothing like knowing and meeting the guy that makes your shoes :)

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buy from this guy:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/260880331443#ht_1100wt_1180

 

fuck the local ripoff merchants.

 

 

How much do the 'local ripoff merchants' sell Saphir polish for?

post #26738 of 55210
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

 

How much do the 'local ripoff merchants' sell Saphir polish for?

From memory I think a jar of cream polish at Double Monk is $22. Really good price I think. If you are only buying small quantities it makes buying local make sense.

post #26739 of 55210
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Originally Posted by Manuhiri View Post

From memory I think a jar of cream polish at Double Monk is $22. Really good price I think. If you are only buying small quantities it makes buying local make sense.

 

I agree with you - I wanted to know the basis for his statement. 

 

Saphir suede cleaner sells for $25 at DM and $22 at Leffot and Hangar Project not including postage. How exactly is the local merchant ripping all of us off?

post #26740 of 55210
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I agree with you - I wanted to know the basis for his statement. 

Saphir suede cleaner sells for $25 at DM and $22 at Leffot and Hangar Project not including postage. How exactly is the local merchant ripping all of us off?

They are not. We should support them.
post #26741 of 55210
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Originally Posted by Manuhiri View Post

From memory I think a jar of cream polish at Double Monk is $22. Really good price I think. If you are only buying small quantities it makes buying local make sense.

 

$22 is correct.

 

Why pay that when even for a single jar the cost is $20 from overseas and more realistically people would be purchasing multiple jars to get all the colours they need and in that case the price comes down a little bit further from the online guys.

 

It's not about the $2, it's about the fact that I believe they don't need to charge that extra amount.

post #26742 of 55210
Showing your your ignorance again there UP...

Firstly your link isnt to the product he is after. Renovateur is a white cream not a coloured polish.

Secondly knowing the wholesale price of it, factoring in freight, gst, duty etc anyone selling it in Aus under $40 is doing everyone a public service, not ripping us off.
post #26743 of 55210
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post


How much do the 'local ripoff merchants' sell Saphir polish for?

I bought a jar from DM, think it was 20-something dollars.
post #26744 of 55210
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

I personally quite like the shoes from Mannina in Florence. Ive got a pair of snuff suede brogues from there and my wife had two pairs of shoes made - nothing like knowing and meeting the guy that makes your shoes smile.gif
I know it might be heresy to say this on SF but I actually found Mannina to be a bit pushy... lovely shoes but he and his wife looked like they were about to put the evil eye on me when I told them that the pairs I liked were painful on my feet. Who knows, maybe he thought I was just a tyre kicker but the truth was out of the 3 or 4 styles I really liked, all of them felt like I was wearing a moustrap on my feet (and didn't feel like they would stretch much either). Of course that is no reflection on the quality of the shoes, but their reaction to my revalation that their shoes were uncomfortable for me was received with annoyance, which rather puzzled me (that's the kind of attitude I expect from an Australian shoe shop!)

I ended up finding a similar pair in another shop in Florence to the ones I liked in Mannina, also made in the local area, that were far more comfortable for me so I bought them instead. Coincidentally I'm actually wearing them today:

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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

Yessir, that's right.


Yessir, I do have a pair of penny loafers. I got them for a song at the Edward Green factory store in Northampton (Go bananas: http://bit.ly/WQF9im).  

That city is worth a visit if you're in London - it's a nice, short(ish) drive from the city too. Here's a helpful link: http://www.northamptonshireleather.com/pdf/factory-shoe-shop-directory.pdf


Remember to take note of the opening hours for the different factories.

The Florence outlets are great for Car Shoe / Tod's driving shoes.

Unfortunately, the Edward Green factory shop is only open by appointment at present, so if anyone is going to Northampton, make sure that you plan your visit well and make an appointment with EG in advance.

Regarding Saphir, I've placed a couple of orders with Valmour. If you're only ordering a little bit, it's expensive, but if you are placing a group order so that you can share postage and can take advantage of their "degressive" pricing (the price of each item decreases as you order more of that item), it becomes very affordable.

If, however, you only want one jar and you happen to be in Melbourne or Brisbane, then seeing if you can get it at Double Monk or the Cloakroom respectively makes sense.

From memory, Waproo has the Australian distribution license for Saphir but you must order a dozen in any one colour for an order - you can't break the dozen up into different colours. I did enquire of them a while back, but I can't remember how much they were charging for a dozen jars of cream.
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