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Does anyone know who does Neapolitan button sewing (crows claw 3 point) in Melbourne? I need some buttons sewn on some Kiton shirts.

 

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Why?

They're monstrous.
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They're monstrous.

 

You do realise the guy has foot issues and hasn't been able to wear most shoes, don't you?

 

The Allen Edmonds orthotic range looks to be perfectly decent shoes and as the saying goes, 'if the shoe fits' ...

 

Winter Park Orthotic Long Wingtip Lace-up Oxford Men's Dress Shoes by Allen EdmondsBenton Orthotic Cap-toe Lace-up Oxford Men's Dress Shoes by Allen EdmondsScottsdale Orthotic Slip-on Loafer Men's Dress Shoes by Allen Edmonds

The above are a cut and class above the square toed or pointy monstrosities that grace the feet of most men these days.

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On second glance they're not that bad. I stand corrected.
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I wish Australia had a shoe maker like Allen Edmonds (RM doesn't count if you don't wear Chelsea boots).  Every different style in every width, lots of shops, knowledgeable staff, very reasonable ticket price.  Probably the most complete range of any maker in the world.  I agree they don't have the elegance of English lasts (partly because of the lasts themselves, partly because they only leave the shoe on them for 24 hours), but neither do the continental manufacturers (perhaps with the exception of the Spanish up and comers).  You also can notice inferior hide around the heel often.  All in all though, a great brand, a name that actually means something, of which there are now fleeting few.

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AE are awesome in that they are affordable enough to wear regularly.

Aesthetics aside, I don't think I'd feel comfortable wearing a $1K pair of shoes.
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Whilst walking back from lunch today, I saw a man walk past wearing a sky-blue linen shirt, a pair of beige linen trousers with side adjusters and a very high waist, no socks, and a pair of brown calf tassel loafers.

Was that a Brisbane member, by any chance, or someone lurking around here?

I'd say that the trousers had to made-to-order, because you'd never get a pair like off the rack.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Whilst walking back from lunch today, I saw a man walk past wearing a sky-blue linen shirt, a pair of beige linen trousers with side adjusters and a very high waist, no socks, and a pair of brown calf tassel loafers.

Was that a Brisbane member, by any chance, or someone lurking around here?

I'd say that the trousers had to made-to-order, because you'd never get a pair like off the rack.


Ahahaha that was Zach. Regular lurker, irregular poster. Friend o mine. Trousers and Shirt are MTOs.

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Originally Posted by FredAstaire1899 View Post
 

I wish Australia had a shoe maker like Allen Edmonds (RM doesn't count if you don't wear Chelsea boots).  Every different style in every width, lots of shops, knowledgeable staff, very reasonable ticket price.  Probably the most complete range of any maker in the world.  I agree they don't have the elegance of English lasts (partly because of the lasts themselves, partly because they only leave the shoe on them for 24 hours), but neither do the continental manufacturers (perhaps with the exception of the Spanish up and comers).  You also can notice inferior hide around the heel often.  All in all though, a great brand, a name that actually means something, of which there are now fleeting few.

 

Yeah AE aren't perfect and I tend to agree that the English/European shoemakers have refinement that AE don't but yep it would be nice to see those things you mentioned locally.  From the AE thread their recrafting service seems to be pretty good too so that adds some value for the guys in the States, their outlets also provide them with the cheapest way to start building a proper shoe collection and rotation lucky bastards.

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That would suck. I'm a big AE fan. At least half my rotation.
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Thanks very much for all the advice. Yes, normally orthotics shoes look ridiculous, I have a pair that I wear when I dress up as a clown, but the AE ones look swish. They also have a properly good fit guide (printable) on their website - makes you wonder why other shoe makers don't have one. 

 

Looks like AE have just about everything in a EEE fit, which traditionally has been the right fit for me... might have to give these a try

 

Will hit up DJs and try on some Church's soon to test out their lasts, and Herringbone also stock the C&J drummon, which is a G fit in their 348 last, so will give those a try too

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Yeah im just going to say do some investigation maybe in the AE thread regarding sizing.  That fit guide is interesting but in my case it said I needed a 10D...that's a whole size too big for what I needed in the end.

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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

Yeah im just going to say do some investigation maybe in the AE thread regarding sizing.  That fit guide is interesting but in my case it said I needed a 10D...that's a whole size too big for what I needed in the end.

First do you have access to a Brannock Device? Also AE has a print off which is helpful in terms of shoe width.
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Cracker of a day down here today! What are we all up to this weekend?

Having a Big barbie with all the boys, wives, kids over at lunch. Doing 11 hour slow roasted lamb shoulder, should be fantastic. Will be washed down with more than a few shiraz's and Kosciusko pale ales I dare say.
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