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post #29806 of 52583
The 348 is possibly the worst fitting last I've ever tried. It gapes in the heel and is tight in the toe box.

I like the look of many Alfred Sargent styles but have no experience with their lasts.
post #29807 of 52583
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

Higher Education = Lower Living Standards.

The dog barks the caravan moves on.

Found these two clothes brushes lurking in the back of my bedside cupboard today, hadn't seen them in years think I picked them up in an op shop years ago. Normally have use two horse hair and also had a wonder brush which is great removing the excess of young children off black trousers.

Both designed for traveling one made out of acetate the other looks like it was part of some coat hanger combo as there two small holes in the wood then you simply fold and voila it folds into a brush made in japan think the bristles are horse.





post #29808 of 52583
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

What would you guys consider as the most elegant, lined chukka boot available?

Just throwing it out there from left field, but maybe the RMW chukka boot (the Kingsvale)? Looks good in suede and you can try on in an RM store as opposed to rolling the dice with Carmina lasts. About $325 online, don't know how that compares to the Carminas but I'd wager a bit cheaper.



Christian Kimber is also an option for you of course. I'm sure Gerry etc. could give you some insight into how they wear as well.
post #29809 of 52583
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


Just throwing it out there from left field, but maybe the RMW chukka boot (the Kingsvale)? Looks good in suede and you can try on in an RM store as opposed to rolling the dice with Carmina lasts. About $325 online, don't know how that compares to the Carminas but I'd wager a bit cheaper.



Christian Kimber is also an option for you of course. I'm sure Gerry etc. could give you some insight into how they wear as well.

wow these look quite decent for $325 + RMW quality.

 

I might investigate.

 

and yes Kimber has a brown chukka soon too TBM

post #29810 of 52583
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Suede, Jas.

Those are on the Soller last (ones pictured). I think.

 

Carmina make some on a few lasts (Simpson, Soller, Rain), C&J make some on a couple of different lasts (348, 325? I think.). Vass on the F or U would be nice too.

post #29811 of 52583
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

wow these look quite decent for $325 + RMW quality.

I might investigate.

and yes Kimber has a brown chukka soon too TBM
Yeah, if I was in the market I would probably go with these. Never liked the kangaroo versions (comfortable as hell but too wrinkly for me) but RMW suede is good quality in my experience and suits this style of boot much better. Also I think they are all MTO so you could probably ask that the factory leave the longhorn logo off the upper if you want, not that it's all that noticeable in the suede version.

I was interested to learn it also comes in a black suede as well - I think it was you Romp IIRC that was interested in black suede boots a while back?
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post #29813 of 52583
I'm rather partial to the Vass. Obviously the normal Vass problems tho...

Talking of boots just got some Cheaney FS029s in. Lovely boot in danite too so no topys required... I'd warn people that its the lighter of the two colours you see floating around in various online pictures tho.
post #29814 of 52583
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

Carmina make some on a few lasts (Simpson, Soller, Rain), C&J make some on a couple of different lasts (348, 325? I think.). Vass on the F or U would be nice too.

A word of warning - once a long time ago someone got the order mixed up, maybe Gerry, and Vass sent a combination last - turned out to be a FU last!

Bad karma all round!
post #29815 of 52583
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Just throwing it out there from left field, but maybe the RMW chukka boot (the Kingsvale)? Looks good in suede and you can try on in an RM store as opposed to rolling the dice with Carmina lasts. About $325 online, don't know how that compares to the Carminas but I'd wager a bit cheaper.



Christian Kimber is also an option for you of course. I'm sure Gerry etc. could give you some insight into how they wear as well.


Really like the look of those as well the Carmina pair - don't have either but soon it will be time to replace my pair of dark brown suede chukkas (Florsheim Asian-made).
post #29816 of 52583
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

A word of warning - once a long time ago someone got the order mixed up, maybe Gerry, and Vass sent a combination last - turned out to be a FU last!

Bad karma all round!

Welcome back! You have been missed!
post #29817 of 52583
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

Talking of boots just got some Cheaney FS029s in. Lovely boot in danite too so no topys required... I'd warn people that its the lighter of the two colours you see floating around in various online pictures tho.
Nice. How did you go about ordering those out of interest? I've seen the pics floating about and they are without doubt a handsome boot. Would love to see some pics of your boots if you have a chance.
post #29818 of 52583
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

Don't sweat it Oli: I sometimes wear brown double monks, in the Magistrates Court anyway. And there's one senior junior who wears his with robes (which I think looks silly, black and brown, but anyway...)

Oh man, those double monks must blow the minds of some of the bogan clients!

Simon: I've seen some of your suits around, the cut is boring and the wool isn't great. Your australian Marino wool option is $1K compared to MJ Bale's 2 for a grand deal.

Jason: Suede!! I'm going to get some meerkats down the line myself.

PoP: I don't know that RMW do the kingsvale in suede anymore, only chestnut.
post #29819 of 52583
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

@LM, ones tie collection is only ever complete until the next season!
 

 

...but I wear ties only about 10 times a year, so while the collection may grow, I hope slowly.

post #29820 of 52583
I tried on some RMW chukkas a while back, good quality but they had ivory colored plasticky soles which sorta killed the look for me. Also quite a pronounced chisel toe, if you like that sort of thing...
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