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post #37516 of 55015
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Originally Posted by JayH View Post
 

 

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

 

Fit. 
Too much of a hassle for me to get back to Melb just to change them. I made a post about the story before. 

Anyway, I'm quitting my job so no need for a suit anymore. :)

post #37517 of 55015

I went to Henry Bucks and the service was fantastic. If you ever consider buying from a local store and support the local economy I highly recommend Henry Bucks and Herringbone. Joseph's on the other hand I would avoid.

 

They had the Aldwych and Buckingham, but unfortunately not in my size. The smallest size they had is 7, which is way too big. We measured my foot and it was between 5 and 6 and an f width would likely fit.

 

I'll measure my foot up some more and then probably just take a leap and order it online or wait until I am in England next months to buy it there.


Thanks for all your help and suggestions.

post #37518 of 55015
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Originally Posted by Kimcha View Post
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I went to Henry Bucks and the service was fantastic. If you ever consider buying from a local store and support the local economy I highly recommend Henry Bucks and Herringbone. Joseph's on the other hand I would avoid.

 

They had the Aldwych and Buckingham, but unfortunately not in my size. The smallest size they had is 7, which is way too big. We measured my foot and it was between 5 and 6 and an f width would likely fit.

 

I'll measure my foot up some more and then probably just take a leap and order it online or wait until I am in England next months to buy it there.


Thanks for all your help and suggestions.

 

Hi Kimcha

 

I'm glad you took our advice and went and visited Henry Bucks. I also had a rousing suspicion that it just isn't economical for them to carry a shoe size below 7. That is unfortunate. You would also notice that their pricing for the Loake 1880 is well above what you had priced as your maximum ($450 > $350). As a result, even if they had a 5 1/2 / 6, you would still have to buy online.

 

Joseph's is terrible.

 

Off the top of my head, there are no other shops in Sydney that sell the level of shoe you are after. Visit Harrolds or Double Monk next time you are in Melbourne for sizing, as all the shoes they stock are also way out of your price range.

 

I hope you get something good next time your in England, or get it right when you order online.

post #37519 of 55015
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post
 

Hi Kimcha

 

I'm glad you took our advice and went and visited Henry Bucks. I also had a rousing suspicion that it just isn't economical for them to carry a shoe size below 7. That is unfortunate. You would also notice that their pricing for the Loake 1880 is well above what you had priced as your maximum ($450 > $350). As a result, even if they had a 5 1/2 / 6, you would still have to buy online.

 

Joseph's is terrible.

 

Off the top of my head, there are no other shops in Sydney that sell the level of shoe you are after. Visit Harrolds or Double Monk next time you are in Melbourne for sizing, as all the shoes they stock are also way out of your price range.

 

I hope you get something good next time your in England, or get it right when you order online.

 

Thanks I really appreciate your advice. I really wanted to get them earlier, but I'll probably just get them in London. Hopefully it won't be more expensive than pediwear.

post #37520 of 55015
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post
 

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 :)

 

I like the use of classic men's casual pieces - the  key here is nothing other than fit (or colour) in the pursuit of flattery. Most of us dress in classic men's pieces. Sometimes no amount of fit can flatter, but you can get close.

 

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Originally Posted by Superfudge View Post
 

 

Out of interest, what do you use the valet for? Is it for laying out your next day's clothes the night before? Or for photographing your ensembles?

 

 

I plan to use it to lay out my clothes, but also to carry the odd pair of trousers, and shirt that can be worn again that week...

post #37521 of 55015

Hey guys,

A while back several members were talking about leather traveller bags and I was curious if anyone has run into this mob before?

http://tailfeather.com.au/

They are substantially more expensive than ruggeredluxury for instance but it seems quite boutique.

Cheers in advance.

post #37522 of 55015
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Originally Posted by Kimcha View Post
 

 

Thanks I really appreciate your advice. I really wanted to get them earlier, but I'll probably just get them in London. Hopefully it won't be more expensive than pediwear.

 

I'm not quite sure whether it will be cheaper buying them in the U.K and flying back. It will definitely be cheaper than buying them here in Sydney.

 

When you purchase online you avoid the VAT which is about 20%, but then you have to pay for postage. So it will be slightly cheaper buying online (maybe $50 or so) then buying in the U.K. However, you get the added benefit of having tried them on first. Once you get your first pair of shoes correct in sizing, every pair of shoes after that is significantly easier.

post #37523 of 55015
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Originally Posted by Kimcha View Post

I'll measure my foot up some more and then probably just take a leap and order it online or wait until I am in England next months to buy it there.

Have you considered one of the Asian MTM outfits? TheWraith seems to have had considerable success with Shanghai Tianzi. Search the forums for more, I'm sure you'll find good and bad.
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Online MTM, though you can certainly go to them as well if you're able. I sent them an outline of the soles of my feet, measured various points of the soles of my feet and supplied overall measurements of key areas of my feet. Obviously, getting it all done in person is better, but the shoes fit me perfectly, they nailed it, and for $221, I'm thrilled biggrin.gif I have three pairs of shoes from them so far, with more to come.
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post #37525 of 55015
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Originally Posted by boff View Post


Have you considered one of the Asian MTM outfits? 

 

I would avoid this for your first pair of shoes. MTM and all that jazz is for people with a bit of experience already.

post #37526 of 55015
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Originally Posted by Nolvadex View Post

Is the new trend to go pantless?
+1.
Rmw pull tabs are notorious ….. better go pant less ….
post #37527 of 55015
Alright I just bought the black Hallams from Edwards of Manchester. Can't wait to get another pair of C&Js they look so damn good. How many pairs of shoes is enough? I feel like I spend all my money on shoes and have no savings.
post #37528 of 55015
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Originally Posted by herringbonePete View Post

Sometimes no amount of fit can flatter, but you can get close.

I have days where this is the case. #badhairday
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I would avoid this for your first pair of shoes. MTM and all that jazz is for people with a bit of experience already.

Have to agree with Mr Sy here, stick to tried and true classics to start with....or always.
post #37529 of 55015


Saw this and thought of you fxh (especially with summer coming) - http://suitsandthecityft.tumblr.com/post/60785437293/if-the-shoe-fits-who-needs-socks-loafers-by

The captions reads "If the shoe fits, who needs socks?"

Who indeed?
post #37530 of 55015
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

How many pairs of shoes is enough? 

 

 

IMO, anything more than 5 good pairs of shoes for work, crosses over into the excessive classification. You won't have time to properly maintain and shine them otherwise. Trading up is fine.

 

As for casual and sport, anything more than 10 crosses over into the excessive classification. 2 pairs of trainers and 8 casual shoes is plenty.

 

That's a total of 15 pairs of shoes sitting in a closet!

 

Having said that, all the people that actually add value to this thread, add value because they are excessive in what they do (not me). It's highly admirable.

 

P.S Grats on the new news shoes! :D.

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