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post #37201 of 53491
WishIwasricher - I've got a pair of Loake wingtip brogue boots in a scotchgrain leather with a Dainite sole that I wear quite a bit in winter. They're great to wear with cotton, corduroy, or flannel trousers or jeans.

You can see some photos of them here, here and here.

I've also got a pair of calf balmoral boots with a suede shaft that are nice, but quite formal. I'd never wear them with jeans or even with cotton trousers - I think that really only look good with a suit, and so if you are interested in getting boots to wear with jeans, I personally wouldn't get the Wigmores as I think that they'd be too formal.
post #37202 of 53491
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

If Kangaroo leather creases a lot, does that mean it's more supple/soft?

If so, is there someone making sandals out of it? Currently breaking in a pair with calf leather, and blisters ALL over.

 

Is it more supple? Yes. It's used to make football boots where softness, suppleness and thinness helps with your touch on the ball.

 

Is anyone making sandals? No idea.

post #37203 of 53491
The loake look good. Will add them to the list to investigate. I love the wigmores but I agree- they prob wont get enough use to justify.
post #37204 of 53491
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cheers.gif Done deal.

Price was 530AUD shipped from http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/

The Meermin tassle loafer is based on a Ron last, i have these in 8UK. I ordered the same size in the Carminas. I think they fit similar but unfortunately I'm wearing thicker socks (for my AE's) today so ill try these properly when i get home tonight, but they definitely did fit.

One think to mention is that Instantly i noticed the high step that these have like my meermins.

also the other half approved of them too haha

 

 

20.5" pit to pit

 

19" waist, from seam to seam, measured along the front of the shirt, with it buttoned. 

 

$530AUD is very very nice. A big step up from C&J too? Interderasting. 

post #37205 of 53491
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Originally Posted by wishiwasricher View Post

The loake look good. Will add them to the list to investigate. I love the wigmores but I agree- they prob wont get enough use to justify.

Trickers and Grenson also make wingtip brogue "country" boots like the Loake boots, with Trickers' "Stow" model probably being the most well-known example of that style of boot.
post #37206 of 53491
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Originally Posted by wishiwasricher View Post

Have any Aus members got any boots that they wear dressed up? (Not rm's!) I'm looking for a versatile boot that I can potentially wear with jeans/ and suit.
 

 

Yep, 2 pairs:

 

Alden

 

 

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ed et al

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post #37207 of 53491
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post
 

I have one of those annoying recommend-me-this type questions. I'm after a large, leather duffel/holdall/weekender/travel/whateveryouwanttocallit bag. I'm thinking under $500 (am I crazy), does anyone have any recommendations? I've found a couple of candidates on places like pediwear, but I'm a bit worried about the quality of leather at this price point. Was price no object, I'd already have bought this: http://www.huntleather.com.au/il-bisonte-large-travel-bag.html

 

Any help will be rewarded with internet points (and gratitude).

Hi all, first post.

 

Lurking for approx. the last two weeks and have finally decided to create an account and introduce myself - mainly from all this talk of the Sportscraft Roosevelt leather carry all. I received one as a Christmas gift from my girlfriend last year, quite a nice bag. Leather is grainy and very soft, quality is good too for the price. Managed to pick it up online with a $100 sale coupon at the time which completed the deal. Made in India if I remember? Anyway, allow me to introduce myself.

 

Age: 22 yrs young

Location: Style capitol of Australia - Darwin

 

Not sure what else to write... Currently on an around the world trip with my girlfriend for 6 months having a great time - in France right now near the end of our trip. Hoping to pick up some Saphir polish somewhere in Paris soon to put a nice shine on some black lace-up's I got from the Gucci flagship store in Florence (late birthday gift from the girlfriend). Got a pair of Tod's leather drives from the outlets out from Florence as well for $280 AUD. Stocked up on a lot of good things whilst we we're in LA/NYC too, its been a good 6 months. Didn't get to use the Sportscraft holdall for the trip because it's not really an ideal bag to haul through rural area's of China/ up Macchu Picchu etc! 

 

Looking forward to sticking around here to learn more and drool over things to empty my poor bank account on.

 

Cheers

post #37208 of 53491
Very nice nabil- what are last pair? The tan ones?
post #37209 of 53491

They are Ed Et Al (as he specified) - a Singaporean shoe maker.

 

Are his shoes decent Nabil - been curious for awhile now.

post #37210 of 53491
Ha ha- sorry. Didn't get the reference.
post #37211 of 53491
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Originally Posted by wishiwasricher View Post

Very nice nabil- what are last pair? The tan ones?

 

Ye, like Matt said, Ed Et Al, from Singapore

 

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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post
 

They are Ed Et Al (as he specified) - a Singaporean shoe maker.

 

Are his shoes decent Nabil - been curious for awhile now.

 

Very decent - and the new pairs have even better leather. This was from his very first batch of shoes. They wear well and they're very comfortable.

 

Very decent price point, too. You gain the benefit of lower labour costs in Asia. A friend of mine had a bespoke pair made by Edwin, and was blind-tested by the folks at London Lounge. Good reviews all round.

post #37212 of 53491
g-banger, great full brogue in dark oak, very useful colour for both business and casual, very good price too!
post #37213 of 53491
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post


This is exactly what I need right now ! (NOT)
How much have you guys spent so far this year in shoe shopping ??
Up to 1k
1-3k
3-5k
Or 5k++ ?

in a shoe purchasing phase, more than 5K....
post #37214 of 53491
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

Ye, like Matt said, Ed Et Al, from Singapore


Very decent - and the new pairs have even better leather. This was from his very first batch of shoes. They wear well and they're very comfortable.

Very decent price point, too. You gain the benefit of lower labour costs in Asia. A friend of mine had a bespoke pair made by Edwin, and was blind-tested by the folks at London Lounge. Good reviews all round.

Well, of course the reviews were good then. Everybody knows Stevie Wonder can't see...
post #37215 of 53491
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I thought that it might be worth posting this here:

It's on again at Edwards of Manchester:


VIP Club End of Summer Offer - 20% Off Selected Brands!
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For a limited time only - until midnight on Wednesday 11th September - we are offering a huge 20% discount off our entire range of the following brands:

Anatomic Gel

Barker

Bass

Cheaney

Church

Crockett
Does Edward Green has a hand grade line and a mainline?

These guys don't do C&J Hand grade, fwiw.

the discount is too good to resist.... mwink[1].gif

EG rtw line is all hand cut by clickers, hand lasted; so more handmade procedures and less machine work (probably just goodyear welt)
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