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post #27001 of 55996
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

my top 3 shoes would be 

1) Cap toe oxford in black

2) Semi brogue in black

3) Dark brown to snuff brown suede captoe/semi brogue on rubber sole

Given im a Sydney sider and im CBD Id opt for two black shoes to alternate between and the dark brown suede for cooler/wetter months
When your collection expands you'll end up having a few more brown pairs as there are many shades/textures/leather types to pick from.
My actual shoe lineup at the moment is
3 black shoes. Plain captoe, semi brogue adelaide, wholecut, 2 leather, 1 dainite
Mid brown suede oxford semi brogue - dainite
dark brown suede plain cap toe - dainite
dark brown semi brogue adelaide - leather
3 x suede driving shoes - blue/grey, tan, chocolate - looking to add a calf leather in the mix
black chelsea boot
Im now looking for a NST derby in a brown, a dressier loafer and a replacement dark brown suede for the mix.
I also want the Alden snuff suede chukka to wear with my new 3sixteens

Nice.
I sometimes think I could live with a black punch captoe (adelaide type) and a dark brown one and a bunch of slightly different shades of brown suede chukkas.

I've only got two Dainite soles but I find them more treacherous - particularly on slippery timber deck, - and hard underfoot - than leather.

How do you find them?
post #27002 of 55996
Never found dainite to be more slippery than leather, but agree it can be harder on your feet. Not entirely sure why.
post #27003 of 55996
Mine aren't worn down much, and I suspect that contributes, but I've actually slipped arse over tit on a few wet wooden decks.

They feel very very hard to wear underfoot.

I think they are a northern hemisphere snow/wet weather shoe.
post #27004 of 55996

What are favourites for messenger bags?

I'm looking to spend up to probably $600 max.

 

Have seen some nice ones from Coach....Mr Porter had a nice Mulberry one but a little out of my $$ bracket. 

 

It's for work; attire - suit. 

 

Cheers for any recommendations! 

post #27005 of 55996
^ Messenger bag with suit = confusion + crushed jacket

Often seen with dark suit + white shirt + no tie.

If you don't want to wear a suit then don't wear one.
post #27006 of 55996
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Originally Posted by Spinning View Post

What are favourites for messenger bags?

I'm looking to spend up to probably $600 max.

 

Have seen some nice ones from Coach....Mr Porter had a nice Mulberry one but a little out of my $$ bracket. 

 

It's for work; attire - suit. 

 

Cheers for any recommendations! 


Mission Workshop

 

Hellbrand Leather

 

Tailfeather


Temono

 

Wood and faulk

 

Agreed that a messenger bag + suit is confusing. I'll also add that while I love messenger bags, I find them pretty impractical, really. I'm considering moving back to a backpack - big enough for my stuff, but doesn't cause my shoulders/back to become sore.

post #27007 of 55996
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

^ Messenger bag with suit = confusion + crushed jacket

Often seen with dark suit + white shirt + no tie.

If you don't want to wear a suit then don't wear one.
If you wear the strap diagonally, you stand a chance of ruining your lapels and tie.
post #27008 of 55996

Sigh. 

Ok, my mistake.

I don't want a backpack though. I'm not a fan. 

 

I guess I'll keep looking for something more along the lines of a briefcase type bag. 

post #27009 of 55996
If youre in Melbourne, this place has some nice satchels/briefcases last time I was in. Vintage leather for <$100. Nothing on their site, though:

http://www.shappere.com.au/
post #27010 of 55996
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Originally Posted by Spinning View Post

Sigh. 

Ok, my mistake.

I don't want a backpack though. I'm not a fan. 

 

I guess I'll keep looking for something more along the lines of a briefcase type bag. 

 

filson?

post #27011 of 55996
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I'd say you just need three pairs:
  • formal in black (captoe or plain toe oxford)
  • semi-formal in dark brown (wingtip/longwing derby)
  • casual in dark brown (suede chukka)

I reckon that will get you through most situations.

Single/double monks, wholecuts, wingtip boots, shell, scotchgrain etc. can come later if you want.

Interesting - you've basically quoted my shoe purchases to date (although not in order)... I guess I represent a case of Styleforum osmosis!

I have a semi-brouge in burnished calf, a black toe cap oxford and some chocolate brown suede chukkas. The chukkas get the most wear as they work with denim as well as chinos and trousers, whereas the oxfords are only worn with chinos (occasionally) and suit trousers.

I must admit to a pair of RM Craftsmans (in black) as well which work great with denim and polo, etc

I've always liked the idea of a single or double monk, but never bought myself to pull the trigger on a pair. But, I guess I have a slightly conservative nature which I like to think I'll overcome someday soon...
post #27012 of 55996
PJohnson Dove Grey shit for sale in size 38 - $110 - PM me if interested.

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post #27013 of 55996
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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post

PJohnson Dove Grey shit for sale in size 38 - $110 - PM me if interested.

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I only buy bespoke shit. smile.gif
post #27014 of 55996
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Are these the meerkats with the heel problem?

 

yep. and its the same shoe as well

 

 


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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Does the sole appear to have split open? I suppose that it's possible that water could penetrate into the sole through that split (if that is what it is) and that the shoe could be damaged as a consequence.

I'd be inclined to take them in to Joe's Shoe Repairs at Coorparoo if you are able to do so.

Failing that, take them in to Hallelujah at the bottom of Broadway on the Mall and ask them to have a look at them. I'd definitely recommend Joe's Shoe Repairs over Hallelujah, but Hallelujah are nonetheless much better than your regular, kiosk-style shoe re-soling places.
 
thanks for the suggestion
post #27015 of 55996
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Originally Posted by Spinning View Post

What are favourites for messenger bags?
I'm looking to spend up to probably $600 max.

Have seen some nice ones from Coach....Mr Porter had a nice Mulberry one but a little out of my $$ bracket. 

It's for work; attire - suit. 

Cheers for any recommendations! 

Blackthorn Leather. Get in touch with Andy for customisation.

But as advised by the elders, do not sling it across your suit.
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