Here's a few interesting things for Sydneysiders:
1) There's a couple of pairs of Loake 1880 for under $300 in Enrico Santi in Pitt St. One was a brown size 8 monkstrap, the other a tan brogue, can't remember the size, but bigger than 8. Good value.
2) The guy at Eastpoint Shoes in the Edgecliff Centre said he can replace a goodyear welted sole. He has the equipment, he's an authorised RMW repairer and it costs $120 for a full sole.
3) In the course of the last year or so, I've had 3 suit jackets altered. In all 3 cases, the sleeves had to be taken off, the shoulders taken in and sleeves replaced, a difficult (and expensive) job. I tried 3 different tailors. They all cost about the same ($150). The best was Con Varnavas in Town Hall Square.
Edited by eightace - 8/1/14 at 10:00pm