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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


Sneakers at an Exhibition, isn't that the title of an ELP album?

The sequel to this?

 

post #31652 of 57117
^ This is ELP far Groovier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y1x04hAUT4
post #31653 of 57117

Alright, Issue #1056864

My Gillard money (Youth Allowance) comes this week, and for a while now I've been thinking about dropping it on a choice pair of black oxfords by either Loakes or C&J. 

My Brogues turned out to be a disaster. Stupidly, I went and tried on a pair of Loakes from one of their C tier lines, turned out it had a wide fit that the lady in the shop wasn't even aware of. I ordered way too small, and on multiple occasions of it slicing my feet to pieces I gave up on them.

I'm really nervous about blowing my money on a pair again, not really knowing what size/last is going to fit me. I'm also nervous about going down to Henry Bucks and faking that I'm going to buy a pair of $600 shoes - I'm not that great of a BS artist. 

 

On the other hand, my RMWs are getting to the stage where they're fitting me like a second skin. My blacks get me through any CBD context, whereas my browns can do anything from odd jackets to jeans and a plaid shirt at the pub. 

My question is: Do RMWs fit the sartorial mould? I love wearing them, but I worry about coming across another RMW and Anthony Squires balding middle management type (minus the balding). 

 

Also - Do british shoes handle a lot of leg work? between my car, the law school, the court, lunch, the pub and my car again I clock a few miles. 

post #31654 of 57117

If you're using youth allowance for shoes, you don't need it.

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Alright, Issue #1056864

My Gillard money (Youth Allowance) comes this week, and for a while now I've been thinking about dropping it on a choice pair of black oxfords by either Loakes or C&J. 

My Brogues turned out to be a disaster. Stupidly, I went and tried on a pair of Loakes from one of their C tier lines, turned out it had a wide fit that the lady in the shop wasn't even aware of. I ordered way too small, and on multiple occasions of it slicing my feet to pieces I gave up on them.

I'm really nervous about blowing my money on a pair again, not really knowing what size/last is going to fit me. I'm also nervous about going down to Henry Bucks and faking that I'm going to buy a pair of $600 shoes - I'm not that great of a BS artist. 

 

On the other hand, my RMWs are getting to the stage where they're fitting me like a second skin. My blacks get me through any CBD context, whereas my browns can do anything from odd jackets to jeans and a plaid shirt at the pub. 

My question is: Do RMWs fit the sartorial mould? I love wearing them, but I worry about coming across another RMW and Anthony Squires balding middle management type (minus the balding). 

 

Also - Do british shoes handle a lot of leg work? between my car, the law school, the court, lunch, the pub and my car again I clock a few miles. 

post #31655 of 57117

Go down to Chris at Double Monk; they should be able to help you out. I even fessed up when I went in just looking looking to see if anything fits and they where not even the tiniest bit cold.

At you price range I'd consider trying out the C&J bench grade and if your feeling up for it the hand grades too. In terms of leg work I wouldn't wear them more than a day at a time(C&J, RM black and then RM brown would be a good enough rotation). 

And in regards do RM's for business I'd say no on styleforum; but hell your still better dressed than most of the business people with RM's....so yes go for it!

Also make sure the shoes at DubMonk fit darn well before pulling the plug and ask them for advice as they've been honest with me when it comes to sizing (speaking of which I should go try some more pairs on and see if my newly slimming feet fit anything!)

post #31656 of 57117
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Go down to Chris at Double Monk; they should be able to help you out. I even fessed up when I went in just looking looking to see if anything fits and they where not even the tiniest bit cold.

At you price range I'd consider trying out the C&J bench grade and if your feeling up for it the hand grades too. In terms of leg work I wouldn't wear them more than a day at a time(C&J, RM black and then RM brown would be a good enough rotation). 

And in regards do RM's for business I'd say no on styleforum; but hell your still better dressed than most of the business people with RM's....so yes go for it!

Also make sure the shoes at DubMonk fit darn well before pulling the plug and ask them for advice as they've been honest with me when it comes to sizing (speaking of which I should go try some more pairs on and see if my newly slimming feet fit anything!)

 

I thought Oli was in Newcastle. 

 

Are you now in Melbourne, Oli?

post #31657 of 57117

Woops pardon my stupidity in thinking Henry Bucks was Melbourne only :) Also don't be afraid to go into Henry Bucks.

Also why not hit up Herringbone in Sydney they might have some C&J's.

post #31658 of 57117
WIWT - Digging trenches and Drains
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Hipster genuine Bill Cunningham jacket.= from hardware store in Toulouse.fr = $22aud
NQR moleskins from Rivers = $6
Cotton micro check blue shirt Rivers = $10
Fruit of the Loom thick cotton polo w pocket = $0 - free promo logo shirt
Clompy workboots = $20 on sale
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Edited by fxh - 5/19/13 at 5:09pm
post #31659 of 57117

go into herringbone and find your C&J size & last then order from Double Monk :)

post #31660 of 57117
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Things fall apart the centre does not hold. And stereo amplifiers are not built to last well this one did 16 years but it just up and died and so went and picked up a new Rotel amplifier goes great with new speakers i got recently. Sure the neighbours enjoy Bitches Brew. Mind you I think its going to cost me a new sewing machine for her.

Re OCBD and the 'roll' this is worth a read http://putthison.com/tagged/The-Oxford-Cloth-Button-Down-Shirt-Series

Today I've been wearing a Pink BB OCBD over a white crew ( Duchamp they have a high neck line which I prefer ) navy blue shawl collar half zip jumper, LE British Khaki Corduroy trousers and and RM boots.

What sort of amp was it that blew up? No repair blokes around in the city that never sleeps?

I see Aldi have wool cardigans with shawl collar for $19 or so and jeans for $7.
Their gin was voted one of the best - in a tasting including Tanqueray etc in UK. And their soft cheeses here beat known brands in a Sydney comp.
post #31661 of 57117
Haha, on second thoughts I might try henry bucks or herringbone, it might even be worth going down to Melbourne 'Mels' and getting some straight from Double Monk.

Would you guys consider C&J a better investment to say Loakes? The C&J are definitely a step above, but I'm looking for something to topy and turn into a beater.
post #31662 of 57117
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

not sure if any Aussie members here are on the thrift thread. if not.. boy. I'm no spoo worshipper, but I gotta hand it to him. he cumulated all his profits from thrifting to buy an F430.

I don't know what a F430 is - a watch?

I thought that the spoo character bought and sold job lots of "luxury" brands from administrators and deceased estates and and such and then flogged brand names on ebay ?

Not what I'd call thrifting.
post #31663 of 57117
oli - shoes are not an investment - they are a practical item you wear.
They can also have various degrees of aesthetic appeal.
post #31664 of 57117
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Alright, Issue #1056864

My Gillard money (Youth Allowance) comes this week, and for a while now I've been thinking about dropping it on a choice pair of black oxfords by either Loakes or C&J. 

My Brogues turned out to be a disaster. Stupidly, I went and tried on a pair of Loakes from one of their C tier lines, turned out it had a wide fit that the lady in the shop wasn't even aware of. I ordered way too small, and on multiple occasions of it slicing my feet to pieces I gave up on them.

I'm really nervous about blowing my money on a pair again, not really knowing what size/last is going to fit me. I'm also nervous about going down to Henry Bucks and faking that I'm going to buy a pair of $600 shoes - I'm not that great of a BS artist. 

 

On the other hand, my RMWs are getting to the stage where they're fitting me like a second skin. My blacks get me through any CBD context, whereas my browns can do anything from odd jackets to jeans and a plaid shirt at the pub. 

My question is: Do RMWs fit the sartorial mould? I love wearing them, but I worry about coming across another RMW and Anthony Squires balding middle management type (minus the balding). 

 

Also - Do british shoes handle a lot of leg work? between my car, the law school, the court, lunch, the pub and my car again I clock a few miles. 

 

 

 

 

Is this a terrible idea? :

 

Rather than go into a retail store to find your size, why not ask if you can try a fellow forum member's shoes? In Sydney and Melbourne at least, we must have most of the lasts and sizes of the major makers covered. Then you can order online with a clear conscience.

post #31665 of 57117
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

oli - shoes are not an investment - they are a practical item you wear.
They can also have various degrees of aesthetic appeal.

 

Elaborate please fxh (I know youre good at it!)

An old man in a guitar shop told me once that I needed to buy everything now before I have a mortgage and a nagging wife to contend with.

 

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Is this a terrible idea? :

 

Rather than go into a retail store to find your size, why not ask if you can try a fellow forum member's shoes? In Sydney and Melbourne at least, we must have most of the lasts and sizes of the major makers covered. Then you can order online with a clear conscience.

 

I'd be down with this - I'm a 10.5G in RM Williams. There'd be a six pack of Murrays for anyone in Sydney who can lend a foot!

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