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post #37501 of 53395

For those in Brisbane, there is a new (I think) cobbler in the wintergarden, in the food court, that has $35 dollar wooden (not sure if cedar) shoe trees. Was in a rush so didn't inspect properly. They also have plastic ones, which I assume would be substantially cheaper. Obviously you get what you pay for. I don't have any and don't have any shoes worth getting them for, but thought it might interest some.

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Originally Posted by lukejackson View Post

For those in Brisbane, there is a new (I think) cobbler in the wintergarden, in the food court, that has $35 dollar wooden (not sure if cedar) shoe trees. Was in a rush so didn't inspect properly. They also have plastic ones, which I assume would be substantially cheaper. Obviously you get what you pay for. I don't have any and don't have any shoes worth getting them for, but thought it might interest some.

It's the same cobbler, Hallelujah, that used to be downstairs in Broadway on the Mall, but they moved over to Wintergarden because Broadway is being redeveloped.

I haven't seen their shoe trees - I might take a walk over at lunchtime to check them out for future reference.
post #37503 of 53395

FH - allow me to explain:

 

You've got potential for an excellent slim profile - higher rise pants, tapered, etc - you've actually got the build that stuff works for.

 

That being said, you're dressing with a jacket that makes you look way fatter, and doesn't flatter your frame, and the large belt buckle does not draw the eye in the way it should (hey look, there's his belly button) - because it's large, and it stands out. This is amplifed because the pants are the strongest colour there - so the eye moves towards them (the shirt almost fades away to when I look at it).

 

I'm far from an expert, and I could have a few things wrong. It's good that you like the way you dress, but you could be doing what you're tring to do (classic men's casual pieces) a lot better because they could be flattering you.

 

If I've made some mistakes I'm sure some of the more viscerally intense characters wil let us know :)

post #37504 of 53395

Journeyman -- Ah, are they worth going to for shoe repair etc.? Also for future reference.

 

On another note, does anyone have experience with Polo Ralph Lauren sports coats?  In particular, the difference between custom and classic fit? All Brisbane seems to have custom fit, so I couldn't try a classic one on for comparison? Not going to buy retail ($499 or something), but for future online shopping purposes.

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Journeyman -- Ah, are they worth going to for shoe repair etc.? Also for future reference.

Hallelujah are fine for replacing the heel pieces on shoes, or for putting on a Topy (if you're that way inclined) but if your shoe needs a full resole, then please don't use Hallelujah as they don't have the expertise to do it well.

If you need a full resole, then you're much better off going over to Coorparoo to Joe's Shoe Repairs (now run by Joe's son, John). Unfortunately, Joe's Shoe Repairs is (I think) only open Monday to Friday, but John knows his stuff and has the right machinery to resole a Goodyear-welted shoe.
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Originally Posted by lukejackson View Post

On another note, does anyone have experience with Polo Ralph Lauren sports coats?  In particular, the difference between custom and classic fit? All Brisbane seems to have custom fit, so I couldn't try a classic one on for comparison? Not going to buy retail ($499 or something), but for future online shopping purposes.

It's been a while since I've bought an RL Polo coat, but if you're thinking of getting one, make sure that it's one of the made-in-Italy ones that are made by Corneliani.

If I remember correctly, the Custom fit is slimmer than the Classic fit.
post #37506 of 53395
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

It's been a while since I've bought an RL Polo coat, but if you're thinking of getting one, make sure that it's one of the made-in-Italy ones that are made by Corneliani.

If I remember correctly, the Custom fit is slimmer than the Classic fit.

Agree with both of these points.
post #37507 of 53395
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Originally Posted by lukejackson View Post

Journeyman -- Ah, are they worth going to for shoe repair etc.? Also for future reference.

On another note, does anyone have experience with Polo Ralph Lauren sports coats?  In particular, the difference between custom and classic fit? All Brisbane seems to have custom fit, so I couldn't try a classic one on for comparison? Not going to buy retail ($499 or something), but for future online shopping purposes.

Topys are $35 and if recall correctly heel replacements are about $20
post #37508 of 53395
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I haven't seen their shoe trees - I might take a walk over at lunchtime to check them out for future reference.

 

If you check them out please let us know how they shape up.  would be nice to be able to easily source some local ones.

post #37509 of 53395

 

Readying the sartorial armour. 

 

Suit: MJ Bale (navy)
Shirt: MJ Bale
Tie: HC Black Grenadine
Belt and shoes: RMWs

post #37510 of 53395
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post
 

 

Readying the sartorial armour.

 

Suit: MJ Bale (navy)
Shirt: MJ Bale
Tie: HC Black Grenadine
Belt and shoes: RMWs

 

 My mother would have a heart attack if she saw my shoes on the bed like that.

post #37511 of 53395
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Agree with both of these points.

Thanks guys. It's just a cheap option for me for a casual sports coat (if bought online). I also noticed Herringbone has some nice ones for around the $550 mark (navy atm). As a full time, self supported masters student, money is a important consideration unfortunately. I'm just unsure how much baggier/boxier/looser the classic fit may go.

 

Also, I do need some shoes topyed -- my main problem with my half decent shoes is the leather soles soaking up liquid (e.g. beer and worse.) when I'm out on the town. At least I think that is what has led to 'disfigured' soles on some of my shoes.

post #37512 of 53395

So guys, 

I have completely unworn 2x MJ Bale Suits

1 Navy

1 Charcoal

 

Never worn. 38R jacket and 30" pants (that they had taken up) 

 

Where would be the best place to sell these? 

Pissed off I laid down $1k for it, anyway. 

post #37513 of 53395
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Originally Posted by Spinning View Post
 

So guys, 

I have completely unworn 2x MJ Bale Suits

1 Navy

1 Charcoal

 

Never worn. 38R jacket and 30" pants (that they had taken up) 

 

Where would be the best place to sell these? 

Pissed off I laid down $1k for it, anyway. 

 

What is the reason for sale? Both seem to be staple colorways.

post #37514 of 53395
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post




Readying the sartorial armour. 

Suit: MJ Bale (navy)

Shirt: MJ Bale

Tie: HC Black Grenadine

Belt and shoes: RMWs

Is the new trend to go pantless?
post #37515 of 53395
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Originally Posted by Superfudge View Post

 My mother would have a heart attack if she saw my shoes on the bed like that.

my GF would have my b@lls on a silver platter if i did that, she's of asian background so no shoes in house.foo.gif
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