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post #39361 of 53409
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

You should at least have two shoes in your wardrobe:
- a black cap oxford
- a brown brogue
 

Haha, that's exactly what I have, and all I have.

post #39362 of 53409
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

Those are some good looking lapels.  What suit/tie/shoes though, details?  I know pictures speak a 1000 words but... tongue.gif

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post #39363 of 53409
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post
 

 

Thanks for the heads up Romp

 

Following on from the briefcase discussion earlier, I've been getting sick of the satchel/messenger bag business, almost missing carrying something especially when in a suit.  I have a proper olderstyle briefcase but I find it too clunky particularly when all I really take into work is a Cpl of bits and pieces and my win8 tablet so after looking around a bit this seems to be the best slim/contemporary option for what im after:

 

 

More pics / details

 

 

hey, just went through the exact process you did. Could really recommend the Jap brands

 

In order of my perception of quality:

Ohba (I bought two from them - have been meaning to do a proper review)

Somes (looks excellent, very positively reviewed - definitely worth a look based on your image, their styling is closest)

Herz (very impressive stuff, albeit in my opinion not quite up to Ohba, possibly because their bags are unlined which I don't like) 

Porter yoshidakaban.com (medium level price points, so $500-$1000, but good quality at those levels)

 

I dont have experience with these 2 brands but their offerings look very attractive and price points are more towards the $500 mark. 

Hergopoch www.hergopoch.com
Anniary http://www.aniary.com

 

If you don't like the Jap ones (only Ohba actively sells to Aus. The others you'd have to go through tenso or similar), you could consider these Italian ones

 

Not in any order: 

Giorgio Fendon (its a mid tier brand, the quality is not superlative but then the prices are not superlative either, good value)

Il Bistonte (Although not universally lauded I have seen them personally and to me it looks pretty good espcially leather quality. Feels soft but its nice and tick. Available locally too so you can try before you buy) 

Zanelleto (again not universally praised but good price points and I quite like their styling. Atrocious customer service though, emails very rarely get replied) 

 

 

 

Alright so that was a bit of an information dump. If you let me know your price point I could whittle that down

 

Gluck!

post #39364 of 53409
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

Fair enough then. This is where I hope Target Australia bring in those captoes from the US. They would be perfect at $30 for your situation.

On the topic - I have checked out cheap shoes for something I'm doing.
Rivers has a far bigger range and they seem better quality too and a cheaper price than Target.
$28 at Rivers for passable black shoes in a range of styles.
If you just want a passable interview shoe, that still looks better than 98% of oz men, then Rivers is the go.
post #39365 of 53409
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Originally Posted by Nolvadex View Post

Not many wiwt posts lately so thought I'd post one.




Jacket- Uniqlo
Shirt- MJ Bale
Tie- The Knotrery
Ps- Kent Wang
Trousers- PRL
Shoes- meermin

 

Good to see the Brisbane CBD in tha background of the top picture...

post #39366 of 53409
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post
 

 

Gerry, don't know about you but I think ive just exceeded the size of my wife's shoe collection haha

 

Incidentally, my mother was just saying that the shoe-cabinets back home are a lot more roomy now that I've moved the bulk of my shoes Down Under.

 

She doesn't have that many shoes. Her collection of saris: that's another situation altogether.

post #39367 of 53409
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


Oh yes and my shoe collection is definitely larger (and a lot more expensive) than my wife's....

I think one pair of my shoes (the C&J Audleys) cost more than my wife's entire shoe collection put together.
post #39368 of 53409
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Originally Posted by lukejackson View Post

Nothing that important, just semi work (or potential work) related social night. To be honest, my current shoes will do it I guess. Just worrying too much. No point rushing a purchase.

On another note picked up Henry carter tie from the post office. Ordered on Wednesday night and got it on Friday. Tie is great, service too! Thanks mate, will be back!
No worries glad you like it!
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

Fair enough then. This is where I hope Target Australia bring in those captoes from the US. They would be perfect at $30 for your situation.

I will be checking out Henry Carter at some stage, I would like to grab that Macclesfield #17.

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post


Great choice! Just be aware that the Macclesfield ties are in limited quantities so once they're gone, they're gone.
Yep Gerry is right, only one of the #17 is left now.
post #39369 of 53409
While there is no denying a stark elegance lingering around a plain black closed laced captoe - see wurgers thread for evidence - it is not the best shoe to have if you only have one or two dress shoes.

I've said it before and I'm about to say it again. Here I go.

A black dress (not country) brogue or semi brogue is the most versatile shoe if you only have one or two shoes. (Even then a country brogue open laced will still serve well)
If you have only two dress shoes the other one should be a brown brogue or semi brogue. (This assumes you have sneakers and boots etc)

A semi, or full, brogue black shoe in a slightly refined last will take you from a wedding to the boardroom and to a funeral and to everyday work - if you are white collar - without embarrassment at any of those functions. Not only no embarrassment but as you look around will even provide you with some pride.

The black captoe gospel is only reified on internet clothing forums.
post #39370 of 53409
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

The black captoe gospel is only reified on internet clothing forums.


Excellent choice of words, fxh.
post #39371 of 53409
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Originally Posted by couldnthaveknow View Post
 

 

 

hey, just went through the exact process you did. Could really recommend the Jap brands

 

In order of my perception of quality:

Ohba (I bought two from them - have been meaning to do a proper review)

Somes (looks excellent, very positively reviewed - definitely worth a look based on your image, their styling is closest)

Herz (very impressive stuff, albeit in my opinion not quite up to Ohba, possibly because their bags are unlined which I don't like) 

Porter yoshidakaban.com (medium level price points, so $500-$1000, but good quality at those levels)

 

I dont have experience with these 2 brands but their offerings look very attractive and price points are more towards the $500 mark. 

Hergopoch www.hergopoch.com
Anniary http://www.aniary.com

 

If you don't like the Jap ones (only Ohba actively sells to Aus. The others you'd have to go through tenso or similar), you could consider these Italian ones

 

Not in any order: 

Giorgio Fendon (its a mid tier brand, the quality is not superlative but then the prices are not superlative either, good value)

Il Bistonte (Although not universally lauded I have seen them personally and to me it looks pretty good espcially leather quality. Feels soft but its nice and tick. Available locally too so you can try before you buy) 

Zanelleto (again not universally praised but good price points and I quite like their styling. Atrocious customer service though, emails very rarely get replied) 

 

 

 

Alright so that was a bit of an information dump. If you let me know your price point I could whittle that down

 

Gluck!

 

Hey thanks for replying mate especially with all the detail much appreciated.  Liking the range of Bordeux coloured bags/briefs on one of the sites.  Would be interested to see pics/review of your Obha purchase but looks like that was a tad above what I was looking to spend.  

 

In the end I stumbled upon an Australia site selling the Knomo for a good price and a great return policy so jumped on that.  Have book marked those two middle ground links though, thanks again.

post #39372 of 53409
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

While there is no denying a stark elegance lingering around a plain black closed laced captoe - see wurgers thread for evidence - it is not the best shoe to have if you only have one or two dress shoes.

I've said it before and I'm about to say it again. Here I go.

A black dress (not country) brogue or semi brogue is the most versatile shoe if you only have one or two shoes. (Even then a country brogue open laced will still serve well)
If you have only two dress shoes the other one should be a brown brogue or semi brogue. (This assumes you have sneakers and boots etc)

A semi, or full, brogue black shoe in a slightly refined last will take you from a wedding to the boardroom and to a funeral and to everyday work - if you are white collar - without embarrassment at any of those functions. Not only no embarrassment but as you look around will even provide you with some pride.

The black captoe gospel is only reified on internet clothing forums.

 

The only kind of shoe I don't have :)

post #39373 of 53409
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post
 

 

Gerry, don't know about you but I think ive just exceeded the size of my wife's shoe collection haha

 

Romp, welcome to my world :rotflmao:

 

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Originally Posted by Nolvadex View Post

Not many wiwt posts lately so thought I'd post one.




Jacket- Uniqlo
Shirt- MJ Bale
Tie- The Knotrery
Ps- Kent Wang
Trousers- PRL
Shoes- meermin

 

Very nicely done!

 

Today:

 

 

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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


I order for Gerry to have a wife with a larger collection he would need to marry Imelda Marcos (though he would take better care of them) - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2207353/Imelda-Marcos-legendary-3-000-plus-shoe-collection-destroyed-termites-floods-neglect.html

Only joking Gerry, like me and Romp and others here, you only have the shoes you 'need'.

Oh yes and my shoe collection is definitely larger (and a lot more expensive) than my wife's....

 

:) More likely better cared for as well. My wife doesn't take care of her shoes at all.

post #39374 of 53409
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Romp, welcome to my world rotflmao.gif

Same here, have heaps more shoes than my girlfriend! It helps that she doesn't exist though.
post #39375 of 53409
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
:) More likely better cared for as well. My wife doesn't take care of her shoes at all.

 

+1 

 

How so? 

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