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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post
 
I'm trying to steer away from any traits that would have led Dylan Moran to refer to us as a nation of Well Dressed Farmers

 

Wrong on two counts. Australia has relatively few farmers, and very few people who are well dressed.

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My 2c on the RMW debate

I think it's great that you can even get a decent shoe/boot which is still made in Australia. I actually worked for RMW back in my uni days and I was constantly struck by how passionate some people are about the product and the brand.

With respect to the quality of the leather all I'll say is that you can opt for 'veal calf' over the standard 'yearling' leather for an additional sum (around $75-100 I believe). I have a pair of Craftsman in Kangaroo which I enjoy owning if only for the novelty value of having footwear made of our national fauna.

Also worth noting that RMW actually has a vast catalogue of MTM shoe styles which they don't display/promote in store - worth asking the store manager about next time you're in.
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

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Rant time - 

For the most part Australia is devoid of sartorial tradition. RMW chelseas and jodhpurs are an exception to this - I imagine wearing boots with a suit was something that was continued here where it died out on the continent due to Australia's isolation and colonial heritage.

Chelseas create a level of interest in an outfit without coming across forced, effeminate or foppish. 

You only have to click around SF to see Americans flogging the log over burgundy cordovan gunboats. I'm no patriot, but I'm always saddened when RMWs gets looked over when a good half of our discussions are about crossing our fingers, legs and anything else available in the hope a last fits or we don't get raped by a foreign dollar. 

Sorry lads, couldn't help myself frown.gif

Absolutely, RMW is an Aussie icon, and I myself am looking to purchase a pair.

However, just as those Americans on SF showing their love for gunboats, they don't find it appropriate to wear them in the city office environment; I feel the same for RMWs.
post #33664 of 54709
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

What a heartless thing to say. Next you'll be telling me there's no Father Christmas.

Don't take the truth too personally LOL
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Originally Posted by suttonzach View Post

My 2c on the RMW debate

I think it's great that you can even get a decent shoe/boot which is still made in Australia. I actually worked for RMW back in my uni days and I was constantly struck by how passionate some people are about the product and the brand.

With respect to the quality of the leather all I'll say is that you can opt for 'veal calf' over the standard 'yearling' leather for an additional sum (around $75-100 I believe). I have a pair of Craftsman in Kangaroo which I enjoy owning if only for the novelty value of having footwear made of our national fauna.

Also worth noting that RMW actually has a vast catalogue of MTM shoe styles which they don't display/promote in store - worth asking the store manager about next time you're in.

That is very interesting information as I have often wondered whether they could reproduce some of my 30/40s vintage shoe styles.
post #33665 of 54709
Gents need some help. Without getting into the nitty gritty details, I have the opportunity to acquire some sunglasses through a friend. The catch is, they will have to be from a ‘mainstream’ line. The brands we would normally default to are going to be too difficult for them to source.

Ideally I wanted to pick up either this or this (both Oliver Peoples), but the brand is unavailable. So my question is, which (if any) mainstream brands have similar style frames?
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^ How much are you looking to spend?
post #33667 of 54709
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

^ How much are you looking to spend?

I'm not too fussed with the price, but for arguments sake I would be happy to go up to $400 for the right frame.
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Gents need some help. Without getting into the nitty gritty details, I have the opportunity to acquire some sunglasses through a friend. The catch is, they will have to be from a ‘mainstream’ line. The brands we would normally default to are going to be too difficult for them to source.

Ideally I wanted to pick up either this or this (both Oliver Peoples), but the brand is unavailable. So my question is, which (if any) mainstream brands have similar style frames?

My go to's are a pair of folding Persol 714's. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
http://www.persol.com/australia/collections/intro/icons-and-representative-styles/PO714
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Re RM Williams - I'm a big fan but still rather embarrassingly have never owned a pair. I'll likely fix that this year sometime but not as dress shoes. I'm more likely to wear them with jeans or Moleskin's and keep my oxfords and derbies for proper trousers, they'd essentially substitute for chukka's.

I don't really see them as work boots (that's what blunnies etc are for aren't they) and living in the country these days with a family farm 20km away, most country folk I see wearing them around don't either. They generally seem to be worn for going down the pub, coming in to town etc etc. and steel caps are for working.
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Re RM Williams - I'm a big fan but still rather embarrassingly have never owned a pair. I'll likely fix that this year sometime but not as dress shoes. I'm more likely to wear them with jeans or Moleskin's and keep my oxfords and derbies for proper trousers, they'd essentially substitute for chukka's.

I don't really see them as work boots (that's what blunnies etc are for aren't they) and living in the country these days with a family farm 20km away, most country folk I see wearing them around don't either. They generally seem to be worn for going down the pub, coming in to town etc etc. and steel caps are for working.

Exactly. The hardcore work boot seems to have relegated them to a rural fashion item. Ironic considering their development as a rugged work boot.
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

I'm not too fussed with the price, but for arguments sake I would be happy to go up to $400 for the right frame.

try these http://www.moscot.com/vintage-eyewear-miltzen_108_1.html the designers behind Oliver Peoples have branched out on their own designing frames http://www.bartonperreira.com/

I want the Grafton for my next optical
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Originally Posted by andrewjamesdean View Post

Forgive me for asking a question that I know has been asked before, but I have searched and can't find the relevant posts.

My favourite jeans are starting to wear heavily at the crotch, and the denim is paper thin there. I'd like to have them repaired and recall someone (TheBrownMan perhaps) saying that they have used a shop for a similar job with very pleasing results. Anyone able to provide some suggestions?

Thanks

I had a drink with Andrew Chen (owner 3sixteen) who suggests something radical .. wash your jeans to prevent crotch blowout ... he reckons guys who actually do wash have jeans that last alot longer

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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

I'm not too fussed with the price, but for arguments sake I would be happy to go up to $400 for the right frame.

try these http://www.moscot.com/vintage-eyewear-miltzen_108_1.html the designers behind Oliver Peoples have branched out on their own designing frames http://www.bartonperreira.com/

I want the Grafton for my next optical

Thanks, I appreciate the ideas, but for reasons I don't really want to get into, they have to be a 'mainstream' line (ie a brand that you'd find at a Sunglasses Hut or something similar). Persol is probably the most 'out there' brand that my friend could acquire, but I find that the 714's don't suit my face shape (it could be because of the size of the frames that I tried).
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Have any of you had anything made up in Minnis Fresco? I'm deciding between the lightest (250/280gm) and next lightest (280/310gm) weight ranges.

I have a few swatches with me.

I have read that the lightest, while much cooler, tends not to drape that well, and is see through (which I can vouch for having now seen the swatches).

Then there is the question of whether to go completely unlined or half lined for the jacket, and whether to put a lining in the pants. I'm leaning towards half lined jacket.

I'm wondering if any of you have experience with this.
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Have any of you had anything made up in Minnis Fresco? I'm deciding between the lightest (250/280gm) and next lightest (280/310gm) weight ranges.

I have a few swatches with me.

I have read that the lightest, while much cooler, tends not to drape that well, and is see through (which I can vouch for having now seen the swatches).

Then there is the question of whether to go completely unlined or half lined for the jacket, and whether to put a lining in the pants. I'm leaning towards half lined jacket.

I'm wondering if any of you have experience with this.
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ive got a 280gr 3ply open weave fabric and its see through - just ensure on lighter coloured fabrics that if you get it lined, you use white or a light colour lining.

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