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I picked up a pair of red suede shoes on the weekend in Sydney half price due to a sale, noticed a lot if suede oxfords and brouges in shop windows.
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Just when I thought Santoni couldn't descend any further into poor taste, they come up with these.

 

 

"Turtle Style" indeed. More like Turkey Style.

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There were some "Santoni x AMG" shoes advertised in Monocle that weren't that unattractive but not nearly worth the money.

Actually, an apt companion for the A Class AMG with which they were pictured...
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Prof - those shoes - details please?

 

Scored another two Kamakura Linen shirts today. Got some sweet compliments from the ladies on my OCBD university stripe Kamakura shirt today, too. And by 'the ladies' I mean my friend. Whose a man. His girlfriend said nothing. That still counts, yeah? 

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Prof - those shoes - details please?

 

Scored another two Kamakura Linen shirts today. Got some sweet compliments from the ladies on my OCBD university stripe Kamakura shirt today, too. And by 'the ladies' I mean my friend. Whose a man. His girlfriend said nothing. That still counts, yeah? 

 

a compliment from a man has more weight than a woman. counts!

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Just when I thought Santoni couldn't descend any further into poor taste, they come up with these.

 

 

"Turtle Style" indeed. More like Turkey Style.

 

Looks like camo to me. 'Rock' em with some camo pants and a camo pocket square.

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I have seen a very similar pattern from the Ariston (giacche) book. Very popular!

There are a few gun checks in the Pj books. If I get time today ill take a photo
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More pics and a review here: http://greedanddisgust.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/Carmina-Shoemaker-Wingtip-Brogue-922-Skoaktiebolaget-product-review.html

 

I believe Foxhound was asking about sizing for the Rain last a few pages back? I'd take your usual size; they're slightly wider along the ball of the foot, but the toebox is still quite slim. More in the review.

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I believe Foxhound was asking about sizing for the Rain last a few pages back? I'd take your usual size; they're slightly wider along the ball of the foot, but the toebox is still quite slim. More in the review.

Lovely shoes, kayhill.

For what it's worth, I agree with your sizing advice. I take my usual size (UK9) in the Rain last. Whilst it has a nicely chiselled toe, it's generous across the ball of the foot and also has a high instep, which suits my foot well.
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I don't remember seeing a report on Woolovers despite the discussion a few weeks ago, so here's my contribution:

 

- They fit like a tent. I am a 43in chest, 19in shoulders and sized down to a large (I usually take XL in most knitwear) and the Large cotton/cashmere V neck and polo shits swum on me. On reordering the Medium V-neck it is much better although the shoulders are a bit on the broad side.

 

- Postage is about normal for UK > Aus, around a week and only $9.99

 

- Charcoal V-Neck cotton/cashmere knit sheds something awful. I have a lint roller stashed in my drawer at the office because of this. It seems to be slowing down after about 6 wears but still pretty bad. Will monitor and report. No significant pilling noted at this point.

 

- Pretty hard to beat for the money, $32 for the sweater if memory serves, plus there seems to be weekly sales on one or two items. Fabric feels nice enough, and there seems to be a few different thicknesses available. I have worn the thinner one for temps in the low 20's (and I run a little hot).

 

On another note - Hair product. I'm finding that Brylcreem is doing a pretty good job for me at the moment, but wouldn't mind trying something else. I think what I'm looking for is a mousse. Any recommendations?

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Lovely shoes, kayhill.

For what it's worth, I agree with your sizing advice. I take my usual size (UK9) in the Rain last. Whilst it has a nicely chiselled toe, it's generous across the ball of the foot and also has a high instep, which suits my foot well.

 

This free shipping from the Carmina store has me all giddy. 

 

http://www.shop.carminashoemaker.com/articulo.asp?idarticulo=4546950

 

That in particular. 

 

How does the Inca last compare to lasts in say Barker, Meermin, etc? Should I be comfortable ordering my usual size? My feet are small, but not retarded. I fit a 39.5/40. 

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Prof - those shoes - details please?

Scored another two Kamakura Linen shirts today. Got some sweet compliments from the ladies on my OCBD university stripe Kamakura shirt today, too. And by 'the ladies' I mean my friend. Whose a man. His girlfriend said nothing. That still counts, yeah? 

Got them from ASOS. They're "Base London". Think they were like $52. Do you wear the linen shirts to work? I'm thinking of getting a bunch made and wearing them all to work this summer.
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Prof - those shoes - details please?

Scored another two Kamakura Linen shirts today. Got some sweet compliments from the ladies on my OCBD university stripe Kamakura shirt today, too. And by 'the ladies' I mean my friend. Whose a man. His girlfriend said nothing. That still counts, yeah? 

How did you go with the sizing? All the options they have do my head in.

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Got them from ASOS. They're "Base London". Think they were like $52. Do you wear the linen shirts to work? I'm thinking of getting a bunch made and wearing them all to work this summer.

I'm thinking about a couple of linens for work as well. Has never crossed my mind before, bit with brutal summers back on the agenda...
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On another note - Hair product. I'm finding that Brylcreem is doing a pretty good job for me at the moment, but wouldn't mind trying something else. I think what I'm looking for is a mousse. Any recommendations?

Yadleys Lavender Brillantine is great if you like a high gloss slick back, will ask son about mousse.

Also Prof.B.Bear Adelaide has very low humidity? If so linen would be excellent for summer shirts, linen it suits most summer days in Canberra no humidity biggrin.gif
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Got them from ASOS. They're "Base London". Think they were like $52. Do you wear the linen shirts to work? I'm thinking of getting a bunch made and wearing them all to work this summer.

 

Cheers man. I quite like 'em. Looking at some offerings from Herring but I'm not sold on dropping $150 on driving mocs. I actually quite like O&J's offering, but just not in the camo! I love the shape, the details, etc but I couldn't wear camo shoes. 

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How did you go with the sizing? All the options they have do my head in.
I'm thinking about a couple of linens for work as well. Has never crossed my mind before, bit with brutal summers back on the agenda...

 

Okay so I bought a 15.5/33 from their Tokyo Slim Fit. I love it. Fits fantastically. Has the body of say an MJ Bale 38 Slim or 39 Super Slim - but a neck size to accommodate my gigantic head and neck. 

 

I bought a S from their Linen range previously, but I don't have any full length fit pictures. The fit is more relaxed than their 15.5/33 - the sleeves are longer (34), so I've had them taken up. Aside from the sleeves I'm hesitant to do any other alterations. 


I would have worn it to work today but upon waking up I decided to 'work from home'. 

 

I'll wear it tomorrow. Prof; Linen all summer is a fantastic idea. I'm pretty much doing the same. Being posted to Darwin for a month so it'll be 24/7 linen. Sans pants. 

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