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post #31981 of 57963
can't wait for my meaty tax return to come...ill finally have some $wag cash for the PJ I've been putting aside for almost 7 months now
post #31982 of 57963
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Is he the infamous Captins of Industry tailor?

Nah, that's Thom Grogan.
post #31983 of 57963
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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post

can't wait for my meaty tax return to come...ill finally have some $wag cash for the PJ I've been putting aside for almost 7 months now

 

hopefully this is the year where i DON'T have to pay more taxes  T.T

post #31984 of 57963
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Is he the infamous Captins of Industry tailor?

Nah, that's Thom Grogan.

 

Who is also going to be there.

post #31985 of 57963
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

American Tailors in Melbourne has C&J Islay wingtip boots for AUD595. Built on the 325 365 last, these are dark brown scotchgrain derby wingtip boots with speed hooks and a Dainite sole and are very difficult to get generally. Right now, they have a pile of sizes there but stock is, of course, limited. I understand they had to wait quite a while to get them.

If you don't want to or can't get the Lindrick, this might be an alternative.

More info about the boot at http://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/product/crockett-jones-islay


Funny you should post this as I was just looking at these today. $595 is a good deal for those boots, they are probably the most handsome of the English full brogue foul weather boots - or "David Copperfield boots" as my partner calls them!

I have to say though, I think they are overkill for Sydney. It gets very wet here, but you obviously just don't get the slush of winter you do in a European or North American city. And I'd wager they would be useless as bush or riding boots... Anyway, if you like the look, these would be a nice option for wet weather.
post #31986 of 57963
Those boots look like they are for blokes who still yearn for their old 12 up docs but are scared a forum poster might see them from tram.
post #31987 of 57963
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Those boots look like they are for blokes who still yearn for their old 12 up docs but are scared a forum poster might see them from tram.

Depends where the member is from. A Scandinavian member recommended boots like that for me for my trip last year. I got some from Herring (made by Grenson I think) and they came in very handy. Will probably get some use out of these again this winter.
post #31988 of 57963

If you're really after an alternative to the Lindrick, I would say the C&J Skye or Skye 2 (shell) is a lot closer in look and rather more beautiful IMO. The Skye 2 is basically the Lindrick with a Dainite sole. I am looking at the Syke and C&J tells me they are 394gbp shipped to Australia (current price as at a week ago).

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

American Tailors in Melbourne has C&J Islay wingtip boots for AUD595. Built on the 325 365 last, these are dark brown scotchgrain derby wingtip boots with speed hooks and a Dainite sole and are very difficult to get generally. Right now, they have a pile of sizes there but stock is, of course, limited. I understand they had to wait quite a while to get them.

 

If you don't want to or can't get the Lindrick, this might be an alternative.

 

More info about the boot at http://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/product/crockett-jones-islay

 

post #31989 of 57963
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

If you're really after an alternative to the Lindrick, I would say the C&J Skye or Skye 2 (shell) is a lot closer in look and rather more beautiful IMO. The Skye 2 is basically the Lindrick with a Dainite sole. I am looking at the Syke and C&J tells me they are 394gbp shipped to Australia (current price as at a week ago).

Are they in stock? If not, you'll be looking at an 8 - 10 week wait.
post #31990 of 57963
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Those boots look like they are for blokes who still yearn for their old 12 up docs but are scared a forum poster might see them from tram.

 

At least they can go sockless without showing any ankle ...

post #31991 of 57963
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Funny you should post this as I was just looking at these today. $595 is a good deal for those boots, they are probably the most handsome of the English full brogue foul weather boots - or "David Copperfield boots" as my partner calls them!

I have to say though, I think they are overkill for Sydney. It gets very wet here, but you obviously just don't get the slush of winter you do in a European or North American city. And I'd wager they would be useless as bush or riding boots... Anyway, if you like the look, these would be a nice option for wet weather.

I had a pair from Brooks - the C&J Conistons - and sold them. Never got any wear in Sydney.
post #31992 of 57963
Are boots like this comfy? Ive never gone higher than a Chelsea or chukka
post #31993 of 57963
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Are boots like this comfy? Ive never gone higher than a Chelsea or chukka

If they fit properly, yes.

My Alden cordovan boots are fractionally lower than these and are very comfortable despite their sturdiness. It could even be that the sturdiness lends some comfort.

No substitute for trying on, though.
post #31994 of 57963
If you are a size L Slim Fit in Herringbone shirts and want a new white OCBD shirt, PM me.

Brand new with tags - $50 inc. postage in Australia



(Sorry for the poor picture quality)
post #31995 of 57963
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Are boots like this comfy? Ive never gone higher than a Chelsea or chukka

Yes - as TBM said, they're very comfy if they fit well.

I've got a pair of very similarly-styled Loake boots (wingtip brogue boots in a scotchgrain leather with a Dainite sole) which I wear in wet weather. The first couple of times I wore them, I got a sore patch on my left calf where the shaft of the boot was pressing against my calf muscle. However, after using some leather conditioner and after wearing them a few times, that went away and I've never had a problem since.
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