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I saw that. I still can't decide between wool and cotton. Tbh, I like cotton a little more. More Neapolitan, which is how we roll up here in Newcastle. 

 

I thought even this for a bit of colour:

 

http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Cardigan/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2657630&WT.ac=rec_viewed

post #30872 of 52495
Is it just that I've been on sf too long and see way too many bb sales or that $1000 for Brooks brothers suit a little too expensive
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I see your point, but is it really worth double retail? 

I own Loake Aldwych in black, and brown suede Loake chukkas (both 1880's range) and am fairly happy with both. Then I saw the Aldwych in brown (in person) and thought the uppers looked horrible. 

 

While Im sure there'll be some markup for the brand name, I think the quality of leather and the way they tan it makes a huge difference (especially in anything but black). 

Even my Cheaneys (for example) at 20-30% more, are worlds apart from Loake.

post #30874 of 52495

...Talking about shoes, I walked past a store in Rome which turned out to make bespoke shoes on site:

Bocache & Salvucci.

 

They were beautiful, and the guy I talked to was fantastic (one of the two guys/ cobblers). They are all priced at 1000 Euro, which was out of my range unfortunately.

 

Their website is largely 'under construction' though, and not good, but found a few brief articles...

 

http://www.capolavoroitaliano.com/precious-things/1984/bocache-salvuccis-designer-footwear/?lang=en

 

http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2012/10/bocache-e-salvucci-next-italian-greats.html

 

Pic of their card

 

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post #30875 of 52495
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Where is this? -10?! Blue Mountains?
Nah up in the snowies, top of lake Eucumbene where the river comes in. I think its about 1450 m above sea level.
post #30876 of 52495
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

Gerry, was it you who was looking for a mid grey cardigan a little while back?

If so, Country Road have one: http://www.countryroad.com.au/shop/man/clothing/knitwear/60154416/V-Neck-Cardigan.html

I'm calling for the head of whoever it was at CR who decided that the all-grey look was a thing.
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Goes together like paisley and plaid...

(Herringbone, Finamore, Brioni)

Does anyone know how to make iPhone uploads not tiny?
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Jezus, Melb is fukkin cold today. Love it and hate it. Winter is coming here. Where are my goddamn wool sleeveless cardigans and Sunspel merino turtleneck... Ordered a while ago...
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Goes together like paisley and plaid...

(Herringbone, Finamore, Brioni)

Does anyone know how to make iPhone uploads not tiny?


FP, a bold look but I like it (and I'm a big fan of paisley, as well).

I usually e-mail my iPhone photos to myself (or have them appear on my iPad/computer via iCloud) and then upload using SF displayed on Google's Chrome browser. They've never been tiny using that procedure, to the best of my memory.

I'm not sure how you're uploading photos, but when I upload, the forum software gives me a choice of sizes/fidelity of photos - small, medium or large. I always choose medium. Is it possible that you're choosing the smallest option?
post #30880 of 52495
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Why do you guys like C&J more than loake? after stareing at the two for a few hours I literally cannot tell the difference other than colour. 

Oli, as others have said, most of the difference is in the leather quality. That can affect the way the colour looks on the leather, the way it creases when you wear it, and the way it wears over time.

I've got shoes from Barker and Loake at the lower end, and from Edward Green, Lobb and a couple of Italian places at the upper end. The leather on the upper-end shoes really is much better than the leather used in the cheaper shoes. The colour looks much better, it develops a nicer patina, it tends to "hold" polish better and to develop a better shine, and the creases are much finer. The stitching is also finer, particularly on my Italian shoes. Also, the higher-end shoes wore in more quickly and easily than did my Loakes.

Notwithstanding that, however, as has already been said, if you only wear Loakes and take good care of them, your shoes will still look very nice. I like the Loakes that I have and the Capital last is very nicely-shaped. I've found that, if I put some RM Williams leather conditioner on to the vamp of a new pair of Loakes a couple of times before I wear them (letting it soak in for a day or two, applying another coat, letting it soak in for another day or two and then wearing them), the shoes feel more comfortable and wear in quite quickly.
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

Gerry, was it you who was looking for a mid grey cardigan a little while back?

 

If so, Country Road have one: http://www.countryroad.com.au/shop/man/clothing/knitwear/60154416/V-Neck-Cardigan.html

 

 

Been looking for a cardigan, thanks.

post #30882 of 52495
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

...I'm a big fan of paisley, as well...
Thanks JM, right back atchya mate.
post #30883 of 52495
I prefer Coriander
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My mate The Shooman says to always put conditioner on new shoes as they have often been sitting a long time without a drink.

I always condition the heel inside and out and especially on the top edges to avoid the dreaded topline seam rub. Sometimes its worth conditioning the inside of the toe cap seam
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Been looking for a cardigan, thanks.


Also check out Hallenstein. Their stuff is cheap but quality is very good for the price. http://www.hallensteins.com/product/Merino-Cardigan?i=7860420&v=7862210

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