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post #30316 of 58003
Do not buy this. Its from the Lauren by RL brand which is made for outlets. Terrible quality. Go to Myer or DJs and RL there has a whole bunch of stuff for 50% off including some black label too.
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

Some grey herringbone jackets up on STP from Ralph Lauren. I remember some people lamenting that they didn't get the Herringbone one recently.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lauren-by-ralph-lauren-herringbone-sport-coat-wool-for-men~p~3749n/?filterString=keycodebypid~19504%2Fclothing~d~5%2Fmens-clothing~d~15%2FLauren-by-Ralph-Lauren~b~30014%2F&colorFamily=03
post #30317 of 58003
+1 to what Ari said - don't buy those jackets.

Also, your shoes really shouldn't be hurting your feet to that extent. Some discomfort is expected, but it should IMO be slight. Hope they're able to break those shoes in for you!
post #30318 of 58003
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Originally Posted by meister View Post


Did you go the full last making bespoke route etc or just went with a pair you saw on the site?

What sort of secure payment did they have?
Literally? or is this after they make up your personal last?

It's my first time ordering from Bonita so I went with the pair they had on the site. However, aliexpress isn't set up very well for the different grades of shoemaking so I had to follow her instructions in ordering a pair of goodyear welted boots in the style I wanted. The idea is to have an idea of the quality for my first order so I can make my personal last and design for any subsequent orders. 

I think Aliexpress has its own secure payment portal through credit card. No paypal, unfortunately. However, I've ordered other stuff from the website before (not shoes) and the orders usually turn out okay. 

post #30319 of 58003
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

Do not buy this. Its from the Lauren by RL brand which is made for outlets. Terrible quality. Go to Myer or DJs and RL there has a whole bunch of stuff for 50% off including some black label too.

 

Really?! I just saw Joiji's post and l thought that represented a great deal. Was not aware of the inferior quality. 

Cheers Ari.

BTW You must be all geared for the new season of Entourage

post #30320 of 58003
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

Do not buy this. Its from the Lauren by RL brand which is made for outlets. Terrible quality. Go to Myer or DJs and RL there has a whole bunch of stuff for 50% off including some black label too.
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

Some grey herringbone jackets up on STP from Ralph Lauren. I remember some people lamenting that they didn't get the Herringbone one recently.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lauren-by-ralph-lauren-herringbone-sport-coat-wool-for-men~p~3749n/?filterString=keycodebypid~19504%2Fclothing~d~5%2Fmens-clothing~d~15%2FLauren-by-Ralph-Lauren~b~30014%2F&colorFamily=03

 

Ugh, my bad. Sorry guys.

post #30321 of 58003
Sorry - wrong thread
post #30322 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Really?! I just saw Joiji's post and l thought that represented a great deal. Was not aware of the inferior quality. 
Cheers Ari.
BTW You must be all geared for the new season of Entourage

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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

Ugh, my bad. Sorry guys.


Don't sweat over it - it's a relatively simple mistake to make and one that, in my opinion, is probably encouraged by the manufacturers.

If I remember correctly, Lauren by Ralph Lauren isn't one of the "core" RL brands. It's actually licensed out to another company entirely and so it's not under the design umbrella (nor, presumably, the quality control) of the RL group.

Much better to trawl the Buying and Selling subforum, eBay or the internet for RL Polo on sale.
post #30323 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

aghh seems ur site is down again...

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just down for some maintenance last night. Back up now.
post #30324 of 58003
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

Did you go the full last making bespoke route etc or just went with a pair you saw on the site?

I know this question isn't aimed at me, but I went the bespoke route with Shanghai Tianzi. At those low prices, why not? Provided my measurements and tracings of my feet.
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

What sort of secure payment did they have?

Secure payment on the Aliexpress website, same as on most other online sites. No Paypal but they have secure credit card payments and a variety of other options, including bank transfers.
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

Literally? or is this after they make up your personal last?

They'll make any shoe for you provided you show them exactly what you want. I don't think that's limited to their bespoke (or MTM) offerings.
post #30325 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Man, second time wearing my loakes today. Went for a walk along the harbour, my feet are shredded. 

 

I hope they are the right size. I'm taking them to the leatherman to be broken in on monday (if I can walk)...


I'm currently experiencing the same problem with a pair of Loakes.

 

The first time I wore them I had to take them off after walking a total distance of a few hundred metres. I went with double socks for the next two wears which helped (thin cotton socks, single think wool would have been okay).

 

I am now about 4 wears in and they are getting significantly better.

post #30326 of 58003
Wraith how've your first couple pairs worn in? Pics would be wonderful.....and dude I can't believe your in the comic books/graphic novels biz your living my childhood/teenage dream!
post #30327 of 58003
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Originally Posted by McFIsh View Post


I'm currently experiencing the same problem with a pair of Loakes.

The first time I wore them I had to take them off after walking a total distance of a few hundred metres. I went with double socks for the next two wears which helped (thin cotton socks, single think wool would have been okay).

I am now about 4 wears in and they are getting significantly better.


With future pairs, before wearing, you could try slathering some RM Williams leather conditioner or similar over the shoe, particularly around the vamp where the shoe flexes most, so as to help make the leather softer and more flexible. It might also help to reduce the size of creases. I usually give the vamp of the shoe a couple of coats of leather conditioner before wearing and I find that it helps, but of course, your mileage might vary.
post #30328 of 58003
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Originally Posted by McFIsh View Post


I'm currently experiencing the same problem with a pair of Loakes.

 

The first time I wore them I had to take them off after walking a total distance of a few hundred metres. I went with double socks for the next two wears which helped (thin cotton socks, single think wool would have been okay).

 

I am now about 4 wears in and they are getting significantly better.

 

Glad I'm not the only one. When I first put them on they fit 'snug' and I was really happy with them, but the heels and toe cap dig at my feet I've been thinking I went a whole size too small...

 

My local cobbler told me to expect as much, sadly I didn't listen. I'll take them to him on monday.

post #30329 of 58003
Dub step.

post #30330 of 58003

Had a look through this thread the other day to see if anyone had any good suggestions for dry cleaners in Melbourne and there didn't seem to be much consensus. Bancrofts was the most mentioned name but it seems to be getting mixed reviews and sounds like it is quite pricey.

 

I decided to give On The Spot on Bridge Road in Richmond a crack as their name had been bandied about a few times elsewhere. Had a big load, three suits, two of which had two pairs of pants. One of the suits is a P Johnson number I've had for almost a year with a nice roll in the lapel I didn't want to lose, the other two had had their lapels steamed flat by previous dry cleaning expeditions. First time to the dry cleaners for the P Johnson suit so I made sure I mentioned to the lady who took them that I didn't want the lapels pressed. She said they always "rolled" the lapels rather than pressing flat unless specifically asked.

 

Got the results back today and I was pretty impressed. They'd kept the roll in the P Johnson jacket perfectly, and actually managed to put a roll back into the other two. One small issue was that the new roll on one of the other jackets wasn't on the right line, so there's a slight point where it looks like it changes direction and then the roll finishes a little high above the top button. Looks better than it did though and hopefully it will settle after a few wears. Anyway, $84 for 3 jackets and 5 pairs of pants and the results are pretty good. Worth checking out if you haven't found anywhere great.

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