he's a member on here. shoot him a PM.
If I went back in time and bought my first pair of 'nice' shoes again, I would just pay up for the peace of mind. I'd rather spend ~$100 more and get a pair of C&J bench grade, even on a $350 budget, to make sure I got what I wanted. Can't you get those from PJ's in Sydney now?
Once you factor time potentially spent on returns, plus shipping fees, and wondering if 1/2 size larger or smaller would have been better, why bother? Now that we actually have local places stocking nice shoes, you might as well show your support and get a pair from them.
I don't mean to sound really negative, I've done all the foot tracing stuff and it worked out perfectly well for me (in terms of getting the right size), but if I just wanted some nice black oxfords I wouldn't bother going through it again. Save all that for when you are looking for something peculiar to round out your sizable shoe rotation.
hi terty - sorry I only get a few opportunities to check the forums these days - shoot me a PM or email me at email@example.com
hi to all - PSA Im going to wind down Owen & James given my focus on Suit Shop. Ill be running a deep sale to clear anything that's left.
Im going to hold onto the brand and perhaps do just popovers and denim in the future.