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For me today was Zegna slacks, Testoni loafers, a FOTL long sleeve tee and a Snowgum zipped top. Op shopping outfit - stuff looks respectable enough to recommend me to the volunteer ladies but is quick to get off and on, for trying stuff on.

Surprising pickup in one op shop. Not SF-approved, but I picked up a brand new Oxford suit for $10. Still has the basting stitches in it and everything.
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Oxford (single x) are variable. I like (and have purchased) a lot of their shirts. I have also had good suits from them. Overcoats, leather jackets, shoes, ties - I've been a good client.

 

But lately I really think Oxford have gone downhill. This was one of the first retail chains to source virtually all their stock from China, starting ten or more years ago. But everyone gets their shit from China now and there's no such thing as loyalty in that culture. So Oxford have probably lost their good suppliers and are now scrambling for the dregs like everyone else.

 

Hopefully you scored a good 'un.

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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post
 

Oxford (single x) are variable. I like (and have purchased) a lot of their shirts. I have also had good suits from them. Overcoats, leather jackets, shoes, ties - I've been a good client.

 

But lately I really think Oxford have gone downhill. This was one of the first retail chains to source virtually all their stock from China, starting ten or more years ago. But everyone gets their shit from China now and there's no such thing as loyalty in that culture. So Oxford have probably lost their good suppliers and are now scrambling for the dregs like everyone else.

 

Hopefully you scored a good 'un.

 

agreed. they were once great. i've seen a few of their old shirts use quality fabrics from Monti. now their quality is heading towards the Marcs direction. 

post #37744 of 58021
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I disagree - brown can be incredible in the right tone.

The cloth that Porter was wearing in the DB and Remy has in the following pics is a dark shade of brown from Loro Piana in a 3ply open weave. You see it and don't immediately think "brown" it almost comes off as a warm grey and is incredibly easy to wear.

Thanks Romp, actually ordered the Loro Piana 3-ply. Triple patch pocket, unstructured, quarter lined. Got a few shirts too, white, pink and a couple of blues (no black watch available).

Very much looking forward to the arrival of my kit.
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I saw Remy's brown suit, I can testify to its coolness. 

I wouldn't trust your average SFer to pick a nice brown though. 

Oli, I am well below your average SFer, but hopefully I did alright.
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Just in case I'm misunderstood.
Despite some of the pitfalls of brown I love it.
And recommend it. Its under valued.

Just be careful on the tone and caste and what other colours it has in it.

Thanks fxh, I got that message from your original post and tried to keep it in mind. Hopefully I picked the right one. I am sure you will give me an honest assessment if I wear it next time we meet.

PoP - thanks for the Tasmania advice. I will read through it now.
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Thanks Romp, actually ordered the Loro Piana 3-ply. Triple patch pocket, unstructured, quarter lined. Got a few shirts too, white, pink and a couple of blues (no black watch available).

 

Congrats mate. I've got a second suit coming in that cloth as well.

 

Something about a SF members' meeting in S.F. keeps appearing in the tumblogs, and the post mentions that there were guests from Australia? Who went?

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Anyone here remember Georges department store on Collins Street?

 

I picked up some great stuff from there in the day. Best of the lot: a Givenchy terry-towelling dressing gown on sale for $200 which has been a daily wearer (at least in the colder seasons) for more than twenty years. Seemed terribly expensive at the time, but has turned out to be one of those classic value-for-money purchases. One day I'll post a sleepwear fit.

 

I also bought a pair of Draper Anton slippers from Georges around the same time. They lasted about ten years before falling apart.

 

Good memories.

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On the subject of Tasmania fxh posted a couple of years ago post #1322 about Routley's Menswear in Hobart.
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


Thanks Romp, actually ordered the Loro Piana 3-ply. Triple patch pocket, unstructured, quarter lined. Got a few shirts too, white, pink and a couple of blues (no black watch available).

Very much looking forward to the arrival of my kit.
 

 

 

Nice one - its a good brown 

 

I just pulled the trigger on my first Orazio Luciano (La Vera Sartoria Napoletana jacket) in light grey - chose a crepe wool from the Delfino Milano bunch

3 patch pocket with signature orazio curve

2.5 roll

smoked MOP buttons

unstructured/unpadded like a shirt

neapolitan shoulder

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Originally Posted by Romp View Post
 

 

 

 

I just pulled the trigger on my first Orazio Luciano (La Vera Sartoria Napoletana jacket) in light grey - chose a crepe wool from the Delfino Milano bunch

3 patch pocket with signature orazio curve

2.5 roll

smoked MOP buttons

unstructured/unpadded like a shirt

neapolitan shoulder

 

Frothing.

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^^^baller

On an unrelated note, I came across these C&J driving shoes on their website:



They look really lovely, but don't seem to actually be available for sale anywhere online. They're about 150 pounds plus 45 shipping from C&J direct, which ain't cheap, in fact it's nearly $350 which is crazy expensive. But they do look very nice...
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^^^baller

On an unrelated note, I came across these C&J driving shoes on their website:



They look really lovely, but don't seem to actually be available for sale anywhere online. They're about 150 pounds plus 45 shipping from C&J direct, which ain't cheap, in fact it's nearly $350 which is crazy expensive. But they do look very nice...

 

might as well have proper italian ones.. colours look quite muted

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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

They look really lovely, but don't seem to actually be available for sale anywhere online. They're about 150 pounds plus 45 shipping from C&J direct, which ain't cheap, in fact it's nearly $350 which is crazy expensive. But they do look very nice...

 

Yeah nah. 

 

I don't see the point of driving shoes - you could get a pair of penny loafers for the same price and look just as pimp. 

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I think if you already have RMs then the Kingsvale is a good choice. Solid perhaps not as hip as Christian's stuff which is also very tasty.
But aren't all SF people like in Lake Wobegon.

 

 

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You could either go the RMWs Kingsvale in suede 

If you're feeling more suave Christian Kimber now does a brown pair

And if you want the bang for buck and are willing to buy shoes online there's always Loakes chukkas...

 

 

Thanks guys

 

I will try grab a pair of Kingsvale for cheap if I can, I went to DJS to try some Loakes to try and figure out which last would be good but all I really came away with is I need a G fit... The one I found that did fit, the Tintagel, has been discontinued and that particular last doesn't seem to be used for any of their other shoes. Churchs in a G also fit well for me, so that might be something down the road...Would love to try Christian Kimber in the meantime, otherwise I might just wing it for a pair of C&J Brecons... thanks for the input

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I actually think drivers suit our australian life style very well in summer. I wear my tods with denim or chinos, no socks (much to fxh's dissaproval) and a linen shirt with the sleeves rolled up all the time between nov and march. Its perfect warm summer night casual dinner/barbie attire.
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post
 

 

Yeah nah. 

 

I don't see the point of driving shoes - you could get a pair of penny loafers for the same price and look just as pimp. 

 

i find that penny loafers are the dressier side of casual. sometimes you just want something a bit more laid back.

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