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post #30631 of 52627
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

^Great, Great, Great post!
Also I missed some comments about bespoke shoes and just caught up on them; I think that the Japanese shoes are exquisitely beautiful and I've also lost my soul to that thread. Though my decision in going Cleverley if I go bespoke is because DubMonk has them coming in and because they seem to me to be the staple bespoke shoe maker so why not?


Bunny, if you are going MTO or bespoke, I'd probably choose a place that is easily accessible and where they speak the same language as you, particularly for something as expensive as high-grade MTO or bespoke shoes. Therefore, were I in your position, the choice would be Cleverly via Double Monk, rather than a Japanese shoemaker.

This is particularly so given that it takes some time to make shoes and you may well need to try on the partially-finished shoe and then have it sent back for finishing, which would be very difficult to do if you are only in Japan (for example) for a short visit.

By the way, have you been to Double Monk to try on either the Edward Green 202 or 606 lasts?

The 202 last is a very roomy, somewhat round-toed last and the 606 last is the soft-square version of the 202 last so it is still quite roomy. I know that you've had issues with getting shoes to fit you before as, if I remember correctly, you have wide but short feet so the 202/606 last might suit.

The Carmina Rain last is also pretty roomy and accommodating across the foot and it has a contemporary, fairly chiselled toe shape and I assume that you can try it on at American Tailors in Melbourne.

Please ignore the above and accept my apologies if you've already tried on shoes on those lasts!
post #30632 of 52627
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post


I'm 5'9" at 70kg, so not really!

Make no mistake, I don't like bulky ties, they are all quite light silk so seven folds just gives them a nice heft. But I always, always wear a coat, generally buttoned, and so the wider tie gives me plenty of body in the 'V' of my coat. They also tie a nice, long double four-in-hand.

It's not a Prince Michael kind of effect, by any means. See my (crappy) fit pics for examples...

 

Hmmm interesting. I saw your fit pics. They seem to work. 

 

Thanks for the info. I'll try not to dismiss wider ties out of hand and give them a try from now on! 

post #30633 of 52627
Don't be surprised if you get knocked back at American Tailors, they are very suspicious now of people trying on shoes then getting them cheaper via the internet.

At one point Tony, who I find rude and surly, refused to let me look at a swatch book. Made it seem akin to entry to the Melbourne Club. Totally ridiculous.
post #30634 of 52627
Lost my Chester Jefferies gloves on the bus the other day... devastating. I loved them. Someone is walking around with a nice and almost new pair... a bit disappointing that they didn't hand them in! Second hand unlined gloves are not something that I personally would want to wear... Oh well, at least they aren't *too* expensive to replace now that I have payed the first time bespoke fee.
post #30635 of 52627
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Originally Posted by spectre View Post

Don't be surprised if you get knocked back at American Tailors, they are very suspicious now of people trying on shoes then getting them cheaper via the internet.

At one point Tony, who I find rude and surly, refused to let me look at a swatch book. Made it seem akin to entry to the Melbourne Club. Totally ridiculous.

 

Yeah I haven't been game enough to go to AT to try and buy elsewhere. I went in there once looking for cufflinks for the GF's father and while they were welcoming, I got the feeling that my presence was suspicious to them and they seemed a tad reserved. 

 

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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Lost my Chester Jefferies gloves on the bus the other day... devastating. I loved them. Someone is walking around with a nice and almost new pair... a bit disappointing that they didn't hand them in! Second hand unlined gloves are not something that I personally would want to wear... Oh well, at least they aren't *too* expensive to replace now that I have payed the first time bespoke fee.

 

How did you find that bespoke process? I've got comically small hands (but a giant wang, if anyone is curious), and I struggle to buy OTR mens gloves. 


Sorry for your loss! 

post #30636 of 52627
Very easy, scan a copy of your hands, don't bother tracing (make sure the scan is 1:1). Really nice gloves, can't recommend them enough.
post #30637 of 52627
Great post spectre.

A couple of questions:
-- What are these Boggi jersey knits you refer to? They sound interesting.
-- Which Herring loafers do you like?

Cheers
post #30638 of 52627

Morning all 

 

I'm weighing up a pair of shell cordovan shoes that have some surface scraping on the toe area. Does anyone have experience in how easy this sort of damage is to deal with in shell shoes?

 

Cheers.

post #30639 of 52627
Boggi is an affordable Italian chain of stores which carries some nice items. Their website is not very useful though, with few of their products on show.

Basically, the shirts are like a long sleeve polo except cut like a business shirt and with a stiffer lined cutaway collar.

They are cut quite slim. I am a normal 40R with a 32 inch waist and got away with their medium, but only just.

I suppose you could try emailing or phoning a store. I bought most of mine in the Paris shop. They all speak English there. The shirts came in white, pale blue and a beautiful deep blue, along with grey.

Language and communication could be a problem. I was lucky enough to be able to try on stuff in store. They are worth the effort because they are so versatile.

Patrick Johnson makes basically the same shirt with Thomas Mason jersey ... probably a better option, but specify collar details.
post #30640 of 52627
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Originally Posted by spectre View Post

Boggi is an affordable Italian chain of stores which carries some nice items. Their website is not very useful though, with few of their products on show.

Basically, the shirts are like a long sleeve polo except cut like a business shirt and with a stiffer lined cutaway collar.

They are cut quite slim. I am a normal 40R with a 32 inch waist and got away with their medium, but only just.

I suppose you could try emailing or phoning a store. I bought most of mine in the Paris shop. They all speak English there. The shirts came in white, pale blue and a beautiful deep blue, along with grey.

Language and communication could be a problem. I was lucky enough to be able to try on stuff in store. They are worth the effort because they are so versatile.

Patrick Johnson makes basically the same shirt with Thomas Mason jersey ... probably a better option, but specify collar details.

http://luxire.com/collections/home/products/knitted-pique-shirt
post #30641 of 52627
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Originally Posted by spectre View Post

Don't be surprised if you get knocked back at American Tailors, they are very suspicious now of people trying on shoes then getting them cheaper via the internet.

At one point Tony, who I find rude and surly, refused to let me look at a swatch book. Made it seem akin to entry to the Melbourne Club. Totally ridiculous.

Welcome back, spectre.

Did I read that you worked as a journo? If so, where abouts?

As for AT, I know that people have different experiences there. Mine have all be positive.
post #30642 of 52627
The shoes I have are tassle loafers - which I'm now on the fence about - from Herring's Premier range, the Matisse. Also the Charlton loafer from their Classic range, although it seems the dark brown suede has disappeared or is out of stock.
They are all nice, the tassles in particular are beautiful, made by Cheaney, but they are another purchase I could have done without.
post #30643 of 52627

Wow...what a great find. that's basically the shirt. Very helpful.
post #30644 of 52627
^^ Thanks, there seems to be a Boggi shop in London on Jermyn St--I'll be there in Sept, so I think I will add it to my list.
post #30645 of 52627
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

^^ Thanks, there seems to be a Boggi shop in London on Jermyn St--I'll be there in Sept, so I think I will add it to my list.

I had a good lèche-vitrine there.
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