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post #27031 of 54718
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Having read some of your posts you guys are right - double monks might be a bit too much. 

Also - could anyone recommend me a pair of brown driving shoes similar to the ones Patrick Johnson does but at a better price? they're very beautiful, but $400 is a bit steep for what they are. 

You could have a look at the DJ's home brand, Milana. They're not too bad. Best bought during their clearance sales.

Might be heresy 'round these here parts, but I don't get too hung up on buying the top name driving shoes. I wear them casually. They're not going to last forever, even the good ones. I'm sure the quality is there, but I'm with you, I just can't get my head around spending $400 on a pair of suede mocs.
(Shock. I even have a pair of Zara ones in a wine colour which cost 50 bucks, in which I have enjoyed several fun, sock less excursions)

If you want the real deal, patience will probably yield the opportunity to grab some at more reasonable prices. Eg in December, Luisa's in MEL had car shoe or Tod's (can't remember, maybe both?) for sub $200 in their sale.
post #27032 of 54718
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Having read some of your posts you guys are right - double monks might be a bit too much. 

 

Also - could anyone recommend me a pair of brown driving shoes similar to the ones Patrick Johnson does but at a better price? they're very beautiful, but $400 is a bit steep for what they are. 

 

http://www.mrporter.com/product/318209

 

Will take some serious beating, and still come out on top. Note the "Fall/Winter sole" on these driving shoes. These are pictures after 2 weeks of cobblestone in a wet summer in Europe:

 

http://weareallalright.tumblr.com/post/22833682080/these-driving-shoes-with-their-fall-winter-soles

 

http://weareallalright.tumblr.com/post/23082194668/ive-been-asked-what-fall-winter-sole-meant-in

post #27033 of 54718
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Originally Posted by Nicholas D C View Post


On an unrelated note, what do you fellas think of this watch:

http://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/Nav-B-Chrono-II-Black-Special-Edition,665.html
http://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/Nav-B-Chrono-II-black-DLC,458.html

I think it's a beauty, and well-priced, but I'm worried at 44mm it might be a bit too gigantic considering a Junghans Max Bill is what I normally wear (and a size that suits my wrist). 
Personally I don't like watches that try to be "affordable" versions of other watches. This one looks like a poor man's IWC. I get the feeling that if I owned either of the watches you linked to it would be a constant reminder of how my life hasn't turned out quite as well as I planned, because if it had I'd be wearing an IWC.

If you like the pilot style but can't stomach paying IWC's huge premiums (which seem to rise along with the size of their watches), then I might suggest you look at Oris. At least they aren't exact copies of something more expensive.
post #27034 of 54718
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Originally Posted by Nolvadex View Post

hey guys. Am i having more shoe problems or is this nothing to worry about?
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I'm not an expert in shoe contruction, but speaking from experience, that's not normal, especially for new shoes with a Topy.

I've only ever had the outer sole start to seperate from the upper sole on one really old pair of goodyear shoes, and that was after several years of very hard wear, after I'd completely worn through the layer of stitching which held the outsole on to the top sole. I've never seen this happen on a Topy'd pair (actually the Topy protects the final set of stitching so it actually prevents one of the main causes of this type of separation).

I would post your pics in one of the larger shoe damage or meerkat threads, as some of the blokes that post regularly there are very knowledgeable (e.g. fishball, DWFII etc.) and may be able to pinpoint exactly what's gone wrong with your pair.
post #27035 of 54718
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

http://www.mrporter.com/product/318209

Will take some serious beating, and still come out on top. Note the "Fall/Winter sole" on these driving shoes. These are pictures after 2 weeks of cobblestone in a wet summer in Europe:

http://weareallalright.tumblr.com/post/22833682080/these-driving-shoes-with-their-fall-winter-soles

http://weareallalright.tumblr.com/post/23082194668/ive-been-asked-what-fall-winter-sole-meant-in

So these £223.68 shoes are somewhat durable? Wow!

:/

Driving mocs are a racket.
post #27036 of 54718
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

So these £223.68 shoes are somewhat durable? Wow!

:/

Driving mocs are a racket.
Maybe the value becomes apparent when you're doubling the clutch on your 356 as you climb an alpine pass, but that's not a situation most of us encounter everyday unfortunately.
post #27037 of 54718
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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! 

If you're flush - how about one of these? More of satchel kind of thing but still has a shoulder strap if required.

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post #27038 of 54718
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Originally Posted by boff View Post


If you're flush - how about one of these? More of satchel kind of thing but still has a shoulder strap if required.

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this is a beautiful bag... such a soft hide. I was drooling over the one @ MLC 

 

For my needs I need a slimmer tote style rather than strapped so I decided not to pull the trigger

post #27039 of 54718
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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. 

I'm very happy with my briefcase from Henry Tomkins.
http://www.htleather.co.uk/
post #27040 of 54718
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


So these £223.68 shoes are somewhat durable? Wow!

:/

Driving mocs are a racket.

 

This pair, in particlar, is

 

(a) 183 GBP (not 223 GBP), which makes them about 270 AUD, and which makes them respectably cheaper than 400 AUD; and

 

(b) significantly more than 'somewhat' durable - which was something I tried to put across, but evidently wasn't successful in doing

post #27041 of 54718
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

So these £223.68 shoes are somewhat durable? Wow!
:/
Driving mocs are a racket.

Most of the expensive ones are about as durable as a pair of light slippers.
Part of the attraction is the signal that you can afford to wear soft expensive shoes that wear out in a week or two and then buy a new pair!

Depending what you want there are realistic alternatives:
http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/70634?feat=506764-GN3&page=men-s-grand-lake-one-eye-bison-moccasins&attrValue_0=Chocolate%20Brown&productId=1179636
post #27042 of 54718
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Personally I don't like watches that try to be "affordable" versions of other watches. This one looks like a poor man's IWC. I get the feeling that if I owned either of the watches you linked to it would be a constant reminder of how my life hasn't turned out quite as well as I planned, because if it had I'd be wearing an IWC.

If you like the pilot style but can't stomach paying IWC's huge premiums (which seem to rise along with the size of their watches), then I might suggest you look at Oris. At least they aren't exact copies of something more expensive.


May I also suggest Archimede as a possible option?

Quite affordable, and if I remember correctly, it was one of the first companies to manufacture the classic "B-Uhren" pilot watches, along with other companies such as Stowa (which you may also wish to consider). Stowa's Fleiger watch is a classic B-Uhren watch, and the "Antea" is a lovely dress watch with a sub-dial for seconds.

Archimede have some lovely models and I think that if you pay an extra 20 Euro, you can get a "blank" face without any branding for a retro, WWII pilot-watch look (although that may only apply to certain models).
post #27043 of 54718
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Originally Posted by Nicholas D C View Post

On an unrelated note, what do you fellas think of this watch:

 

http://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/Nav-B-Chrono-II-Black-Special-Edition,665.html

http://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/Nav-B-Chrono-II-black-DLC,458.html

 

I think it's a beauty, and well-priced, but I'm worried at 44mm it might be a bit too gigantic considering a Junghans Max Bill is what I normally wear (and a size that suits my wrist). 

Not a fan. How big is the face of your Max Bill? They wear large, but I'm guessing somewhere in the range of 36-38mm, which leaves a bit step up to those Steinharts.

post #27044 of 54718
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Originally Posted by aKula View Post

I'm very happy with my briefcase from Henry Tomkins.
http://www.htleather.co.uk/

Which one did you get, aKula?
post #27045 of 54718

For those that are interested, I have a friend who is coming to visit me from the US who is a semi-retailer (don't ask, it's a long story) of Barker Black seconds. He said that usually, it is almost impossible to find a fault in the shoe.

 

He is bringing me a pair and I thought I might open it up for the Aussie SFers (similar to the recent shoe trees I got from Bexley).

 

The cost is US$350 per pair. As I'm a UK9.5, he only gave me a listing of what he has in that size. PM if you want the the list for UK9.5 (first come first serve), otherwise let me know what style/colour/size (I know he doesn't have any spectators so please don't ask for that smile.gif) you want and I'll ask him. I don't wish to waste his time, so please don't ask for a shoe if you are not prepared to buy (shoes don't come in a Barker box and no shoe bags).

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