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I think some bludger in Melbourne has two pairs of C&J penny loafers for sale. Or could be the metho has me seeing double again.
post #44732 of 52476
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Originally Posted by kayhill View Post

Definitely.

I once got a laksa stain on a brand new Zegna tie. Sent it off to the dry cleaners as a last ditch attempt and it still haunts me to this day.

I had a magnificent Italian tie. One dot of soy sauce and RIP. Ditto a food stain that gets really in = tie rooned.
post #44733 of 52476
Anyone interested in an affordable casual jacket, David Jones has a few MJ Bale navy wool jackets on sale for ~$150 until Monday. Was at Highpoint Melbourne DJs. Available sizes are 38, 40 and 42. Unfortunately the only 36s available are in Adelaide.

Standard MJ Bale slim fit, notch lapel 2 buttons. pretty casual soft fabric (very very slight smooth fluff feel to it), half canvassed and made in China.

Worth a shot for casual on a budget (if you haven't noticed/familiar with me, I'm always about stuff on a tight budget)
post #44734 of 52476
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

 

There are many choices. What's your budget and what kind of brown?

 

the second is Carmina.

 

Second mr Nelson. 

 

I've got a pair of brown brogues from Carmina on the Rain last. Lovely shoes, lovely last. I imagine these are around the $400AUD mark?

 

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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Or this type of brown and chiseled toe

 

 

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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

both c&j-

 

 

Are these two both C&J? They both look great!

Split toe, non-split toe, I'm easy. I'm very modern, in that way. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I think some bludger in Melbourne has two pairs of C&J penny loafers for sale. Or could be the metho has me seeing double again.

 

If only one could shrink shoes down multiple sizes :(

 

 

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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Anyone interested in an affordable casual jacket, David Jones has a few MJ Bale navy wool jackets on sale for ~$150 until Monday. Was at Highpoint Melbourne DJs. Available sizes are 38, 40 and 42. Unfortunately the only 36s available are in Adelaide.

Standard MJ Bale slim fit, notch lapel 2 buttons. pretty casual soft fabric (very very slight smooth fluff feel to it), half canvassed and made in China.

Worth a shot for casual on a budget (if you haven't noticed/familiar with me, I'm always about stuff on a tight budget)

 

inb4 knifepoint

 

But srsly, went to Highpoint DJ's as we had vouchers to spend post engagement party. Scored some ballin' Vera Wang 56 piece fine muthafucken' dining set for like $200 marked down from $600. Shit was incredible. Also the DJ's is actually nice, unlike the old section of Highpoint. 

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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post
 

 

Second mr Nelson. 

 

I've got a pair of brown brogues from Carmina on the Rain last. Lovely shoes, lovely last. I imagine these are around the $400AUD mark?

 

They're on the Carmina online shop - http://www.shop.carminashoemaker.com/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3640215 for about 330 Euros including shipping. The Simpson is one of their narrower lasts so if your feet are wider, be prepared.

 

There are also these ones from Meermin:
 

 

 

http://www.meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1942

 

Charles Tyrwhitt also has some.

post #44736 of 52476
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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post
 

 

Second mr Nelson. 

 

I've got a pair of brown brogues from Carmina on the Rain last. Lovely shoes, lovely last. I imagine these are around the $400AUD mark?

 

 

 

 

Are these two both C&J? They both look great!

 

I think wurger's is George Cleverly and thus considerably more than $400au. I could be wrong though.

 

Every shoe question in this forum always seems to end up honing in on Carmina or C&J. I don't think you can go wrong with Carmina if you already know your last.

post #44737 of 52476

PR, if only you had a friend who had messaged you the other day, linking you to some beautiful brown suede GC Penny Loafers for a mere $401 AUD.

 

In search of another rain coat for winter, I wish Mackintosh's weren't so fucking expensive.


Edited by Foxhound - 1/25/14 at 5:07am
post #44738 of 52476
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

PR, if only you had a friend who had messaged you the other day, linking you to some beautiful brown suede GC Penny Loafers for a mere $401 AUD.

In search of another rain coat for winter, I wish Mackintosh's weren't so fucking expensive.

mac as in the brand or the general description?
post #44739 of 52476
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post


mac as in the brand or the general description?


Both, the brand, along with high end Mac's are quite expensive.

post #44740 of 52476
Yeah, mine are George Cleverley, about 440 aud when 50% off from Mr Porter delivered, they are made by Crockett Jones.

Really should decide what you want for the toe shape, oval, square, chisel or screw driver.

post #44741 of 52476
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post


Both, the brand, along with high end Mac's are quite expensive.

Last winter I traipsed all over Melbourne trying to find a decent rain coat and found squat.

I ended up on eBay where I eventually snagged a Caruso coat for about $400, which I'm happy with.
post #44742 of 52476
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Or this type of brown and chiseled toe

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I don't like the split toe much. 
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Originally Posted by kayhill View Post

Definitely.

I once got a laksa stain on a brand new Zegna tie. Sent it off to the dry cleaners as a last ditch attempt and it still haunts me to this day.

I had a magnificent Italian tie. One dot of soy sauce and RIP. Ditto a food stain that gets really in = tie rooned.
post #44743 of 52476
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post


Last winter I traipsed all over Melbourne trying to find a decent rain coat and found squat.

I ended up on eBay where I eventually snagged a Caruso coat for about $400, which I'm happy with.

Nice! I realised that last night, I only have one actual rain coat, my Barbour Commander, and I don't want to wear that every day at Uni. The rest of my coats aren't water proof. I really like the simplicity of Mac's and think they'd be great worn casually. I'm extremely disappointed I wasn't able to snag the MHL RainCoat, missed out on the MrP, Union Made and MHL sale :(

post #44744 of 52476
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Went into RMW today and I think I got my size down which is nice - might not have to order MTO after all.

Any opinions on the Comfort Craftsmen insole and sole v regular Craftsmen?

I topy all my shoes anyway, but I have heard that the Comfort sole isn't particularly sturdy. I could always stick a regular or ribbed Vibram topy on a pair of leather soled Craftsmen's.

I do like the idea of the softer insole on the Comfort Craftsmen, though. I generally stick an insole into most boots I own, I find hard leather insoles get uncomfortable after a day's wear.

Dynamic Flex isn't available in width F, unfortunately.

Late to the party:
I bought a pair of leather soled RM boots 10 years ago and destroyed them with overwear - sort of from the inside out. They needed topies every 6 months but a hole I delayed fixing was the final straw.

5 years ago I bought a second pair and was persuaded by the saleswoman that the comfort sole was about a 100 dollars replacement but that this was a rarity.

I admit that I now rotate my shoes but even after 4 years of wear M-F I have only just started to wear the rubber at the toe and at my new rate of wear it will be several more years, 3? before I need even contemplate it.

The heels get renewed twice a year if that, probably once a year now and I'm 'soled' on the Comfort.
post #44745 of 52476
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Probably got me on that one frown.gif

Seriously though, I like penny loafers. The Aldens are a classic, though I don't mind the C&J Mertons either. 

Ollie you get a bit of stick but unlike you I dislike penny loafers (they strike me as American Ivy)and any shoe I consider to be a bit gauche...

I only wear chukkas (any variety includes RMs) brogues (any variety, suede or leather but I am a sucker for suede semi-brogue toecaps) and bluchers. I'm not keen even on back toecapped oxfords. I'd rather wear black brogues.
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