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All pretty similar in my experience (if you look at AS Exclusive range). Some people do not rate Church's. I have three pairs and am very happy with the quality. Just avoid the Bookbinder leather. my problem with Churchs is that I have not seen a Double monk style of theirs I like.
Thankyou. Fair enough. A friend of mine has a pair which I quite like over on his blog.

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The limited edition were a one off for A Fine Pair of Shoes in snuff suede with golden buckles, very similar to these ones made for Ovadia and Sons.

http://linenforsummertweedforwinter.tumblr.com/post/50969639735/outfits-ideas-for-snuff-suede-double-monks-for
http://linenforsummertweedforwinter.tumblr.com/post/50967082243/outfit-ideas-for-snuff-suede-double-monks
Ah, nice, but after brown calf.

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No O&Js popovers left in your size in any colour Foxy? Damn shame they are a great product (unfortunately the sizing does not quite work for me). Other places that sometimes have nice popovers - Gant Rugger (I wear mine almost weekly), Brooks Brothers and Sid Mashburn (shipping pricey but I think you have a US postal connection).
Unfortunately not. I don't know how their sizing is but I'm assuming I'd be a small.
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Foxhound, the standard Ramsey double monks are calf, the limited edition were suede - that's the difference. If you were after Carmina, look at the pair on the Simpson last if you have narrow feet. The Inca last suits wider feet.

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GN, do you wear your Carmina Inca DM's frequently?
post #38899 of 53345
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What I don't like about the Cowes is the way the top buckle is cut so straight. What looks great on the Carmina, and to a lesser extent on the AS Ramsey, is the way the top buckle "sweeps" across the vamp and side of the shoe. It looks more elegant.

 

Nice spot, I agree. 

 

FH, I rate my Church's above my Carmina's (mainly in leather and build quality, not comfort), and below my AS's.

But I think those listed are pretty much on par with each other, its just comes down to the last and styling IMO (ie my Church's are a more rounded toe, and a bit chunkier and 'classic' compared to C&J and Carminas for example...)

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I don't wear them as much as I'd like but it's nothing to do with the comfort factor. These days, I tend to wear more lace ups than buckles but that's my mood more than anything else.

post #38901 of 53345
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I don't wear them as much as I'd like but it's nothing to do with the comfort factor. These days, I tend to wear more lace ups than buckles but that's my mood more than anything else.

...too many shoes Mr Nice Guy...perhaps you should donate a few or gift them to someone similar with an upcoming birthday...
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Foxhound, I would really reallly reallly advise staying away from online orders so you can get size right (then go from there), that takes out most of the options you listed but there's C&J at American Tailors and DubMonk as well as Loake at Henry Bucks.

If anything I would suggest trying on at Henry Bucks then buying from Herring Shoes to save some money if your looking for something cheaper.

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...too many shoes Mr Nice Guy...perhaps you should donate a few or gift them to someone similar with an upcoming birthday...

 

Mine?

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Foxhound, I would really reallly reallly advise staying away from online orders so you can get size right (then go from there), that takes out most of the options you listed but there's C&J at American Tailors and DubMonk as well as Loake at Henry Bucks.

If anything I would suggest trying on at Henry Bucks then buying from Herring Shoes to save some money if your looking for something cheaper.

All good, got sized up at Henry Bucks.

 

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

Foxhound, the standard Ramsey double monks are calf, the limited edition were suede - that's the difference. If you were after Carmina, look at the pair on the Simpson last if you have narrow feet. The Inca last suits wider feet.

I got that, should have mentioned so. How does the rain last go?

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Foxhound, I would really reallly reallly advise staying away from online orders so you can get size right (then go from there), that takes out most of the options you listed but there's C&J at American Tailors and DubMonk as well as Loake at Henry Bucks.

If anything I would suggest trying on at Henry Bucks then buying from Herring Shoes to save some money if your looking for something cheaper.

 

What brands does Double Monk carry? I know it's EG and C&J, but do they stock Carmina? 

post #38905 of 53345
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What brands does Double Monk carry? I know it's EG and C&J, but do they stock Carmina? 

From memory,  Cleverly's, EG, JL and C&J

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Nah, as far as I'm aware:

Quoddy

C&J (Bench and hand)

EG

Cleverley (Anthony as well)

post #38907 of 53345
I can't get into 'popovers'. For some reason they feel less formal than a polo shirt to me. Also, because they're not generally knits, don't they crumple up around the middle?
post #38908 of 53345
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What brands does Double Monk carry? I know it's EG and C&J, but do they stock Carmina? 

EG, C&J, John Lobb and Cleverley.

I think American Tailors have Carminas. I used my Loake fitting to get my Carmina fitting (with the help of a few emails) and nailed it.
post #38909 of 53345
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Doing good, been more of a ghost on this thread just checking now and then :)

Job has become very casual (a la mostexerent); pants do not fit me anymore, started lifting weights seriously for the first time in years (been going for 6 months and loving it). So been wearing casual pants which still fit me and now it's summer .....shudder.... shorts, button down and boat shoes and as it happens superga's....to work!

 

Superga's- Have navy and white; will recommend white if you like the aged look otherwise navy for the contrast to the 'light' pinks, blues etc. you might wear in summer. Any recommendations for socks to wear with shorts in summer that aren't no show nor athletic? (no no-socks for me you'll be glad to hear fxh)

 

Haven't been buying much clothes since I want to get to a stable weight, but dressed with ivy elements while winter was ending and I guess my summer uniform is a tad ivy. Looking to get better basics once I reach stable weight.

 

 

Hey man, that's good to hear your training up, good timing to boot with summer around the corner. I've gone down my pants size due to a new work out regime, so now l have to get a few of my suit pants adjusted, could be ugly. Might have to post one of those annoying are there any decent bang for buck tailors/alterations in Brisbane.

 

I think Mr Sy, posted something yonks back re mini sockettes - (oh yeah Mr Sy, don't go there with those ties man, please don't)

 

Re Supaga's still cant decide between Navy and White..

 

Mr Firmin - Awesome post mate re colour..... 

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Keep in mind that American Tailors Carmina shoes are all on the Simpson last.There's also C&J at Herringbone.

 

The Carmina Rain last is one of the wider ones like the Inca and Soller lasts.

 

Foxhound, Pink Socks is referring to himself :) He and I share similarly sized feet and similar wardrobes, strangely enough. I would never consider giving him a pair of secondhand shoes in case it gets back to his good mate, Michael Bastian.

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