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post #37546 of 57918
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Originally Posted by Nolvadex View Post

Edit: tommorow is going to be a stinker. 32 degrees. Better whip our your cotton and linen gear.

huh?
Wednesday 11 September
Summary
Min 10
Max 16
A few showers.
Chance of any rain: 60%
Rainfall amount: 1 to 2 mm
Melbourne area
Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h tending southwesterly then decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
post #37547 of 57918
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


huh?
Wednesday 11 September
Summary
Min 10
Max 16
A few showers.
Chance of any rain: 60%
Rainfall amount: 1 to 2 mm
Melbourne area
Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h tending southwesterly then decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

 

32 degrees in Brisbane.

post #37548 of 57918
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Originally Posted by kayhill View Post
 

I reckon you should aim to have one of the following colours:

- Burgundy

- Dark Brown

- Black

- Tan

 

And one of the following styles:

- Whole-cut oxford

- Cap toe

- Wingtip brogue

- Monk

 

So how many do you need? As few as 4 or as many as 16.

 

Also boots.

Don't forget the material - having pairs in calf, suede and/or shell cordovan can take you up to 48 pairs ...

If you have high insteps, you'd be more comfortable with derbies than oxfords.

post #37549 of 57918
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

It does look quite brownish in some of the photos, but it looks quite burgundy-coloured in some of the other photos. For example, in the third photo down (the shot of the interior), the leather looks quite reddish-brown.

A good coat of leather conditioner/cream in a burgundy colour could help to bring out the underlying colour more, too.

Just an update after a chat with Henry. He described burgundy as a dark reddish-brown with a hint of blue. What he describes is a shade called Old Burgundy, which I found on Wikipedia and looks really close to,the bag. So it is just that my mental image of burgundy differed from his, and I should have checked further before ordering.

He kindly offered to refund if I paid return postage, which is very fair for a MTO piece. I'll hang onto it though; it's a very nice bag even if not the colour I imagined.
post #37550 of 57918
Shoes? I feel almost povvo reading some of the collections people have here.

I sport 2 pairs of C&Js (black Hallams and brown Westbournes), a pair of Loake chukka boots (Pimlico in chocolate brown suede) and a pair of RM Williams Craftsmans in black.

In other news I wear a pair of Steel Blue steel capped boots everyday and rotate the rest according to what function I might be attending on any given evening. All things considered I don't envy those of you who need to choose what to wear to work each day. I like the fact that with a uniform I don't need to think about what to wear - it allows me to put my mind to other pursuits such as determining what y next sartorial purchase is likely to be...
post #37551 of 57918

To throw in my spanner, I prefer not owning many sartorial items beyond the basics. 

 

As well as being excessive for your average middle class white boy, there's something endearing about running a handful of items and making them your own - eg Clinton's Ironmaster or Blair's lucky Churches.

 

If I were you Ari, I'd get two pairs of shoes, a black cap oxford and a brown brogue of your choice and spend the rest on porn.

 

Wear them, love them, make them your own (the shoes not the porn). 

post #37552 of 57918

spend money on porn? have you heard of the internet?

post #37553 of 57918
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Originally Posted by smeggett View Post

Shoes? I feel almost povvo reading some of the collections people have here.

I sport 2 pairs of C&Js (black Hallams and brown Westbournes), a pair of Loake chukka boots (Pimlico in chocolate brown suede) and a pair of RM Williams Craftsmans in black.

 

You're covered for nearly every occasion with that collection. It's very versatile.

post #37554 of 57918
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Originally Posted by Nolvadex View Post
 

spend money on porn? have you heard of the internet?

 

Spend time on internet porn? Have you heard of women?

post #37555 of 57918
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post
 

 

Spend time on internet porn? Have you heard of women?

 

They don't do the things the ones on the videos do. At least not with me :(

post #37556 of 57918
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post


Just an update after a chat with Henry. He described burgundy as a dark reddish-brown with a hint of blue. What he describes is a shade called Old Burgundy, which I found on Wikipedia and looks really close to,the bag. So it is just that my mental image of burgundy differed from his, and I should have checked further before ordering.

He kindly offered to refund if I paid return postage, which is very fair for a MTO piece. I'll hang onto it though; it's a very nice bag even if not the colour I imagined.

 

So you are happy with the quality, construction etc it was just the colour that gave you pause?

post #37557 of 57918
Edit: ever have one of those days where you hate your wardrobe?  

Edited by Osiris2012 - 9/10/13 at 2:55pm
post #37558 of 57918
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

They don't do the things the ones on the videos do. At least not with me frown.gif

Your obviously not going to the right club.
post #37559 of 57918
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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.

I get the full cedar Florsheim trees from DJs (oddly, the Florsheim store no longer sells them). Can frequently be had on sale for about $20.

On another note, can someone explain 'foxing' to me?

I am overdue for some new shirts, and hence many in my collection are fraying around the cuffs and collar. What, exactly, makes this awesome rather than not awesome?
post #37560 of 57918
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post


Yeah mate, I hear you!
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