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post #6061 of 54935
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Originally Posted by Jimbosaurus View Post

Nice to see everyone survived the update. My C&J Loafers arrived today. Off getting taps/plates/blakeys put on at Rekaris and then it will be a long wait for the weather to fine up so that I can wear them. Maybe I'll bring them on my US trip in a few weeks, should be nice and hot over there.

I must say the quality is an easily visible step up from my Loake shoes and the fit is spot on. They're appear to be made for BB Peal & Co but the markings are slightly different to the ones here, perhaps they're samples? Thrilled with the service from A Fine Pair of Shoes, especially given they threw in a free tin of Saphir polish to get me addicted to smile.gif

I'd like to add my endorsement of A Fine Pair of Shoes. I ordered a pair of Loakes last week and they arrived here just a few days later. Free shoe trees and, as Jimbosaurus mentioned, a free tin of Saphir polish. One thing I really like about their website is that they give the dimensions of the shoes in each size - a great help when working out the right size and avoiding disappointment.
post #6062 of 54935
What shoe did you order bro.
post #6063 of 54935
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Non sartorial question are there any ipad users here? Wifi or 3G?If so what do you think of it? Practical? I know a couple of academics who swear by them in terms of functionality for use as a diary and adobe reading. I know in my line of work it would be useful (either that or a mac air) but somewhat unsure about it. Any opinions would be appreciated.

Just got mine tonight from one of the boards I,m on we decided to throw away paper 500page agendas minutes etc each meeting. First time I,ve really used it to type this.

If it wasn't supplied by my board and I was buying it myself I might probaly have gone for an android with an ASus eee pad transformer and keyboard.

We use dropbox for minutes, files agendas etc. Dropbox works ok so far on all 6 computers I have it installed on for my personal use.

I think it's slowing down my reading when reading a500 page port or agenda I speed read and it's easier on a4size page I can read two pages at a time.

This iPad seems to slow me down reading and. I haven't mastered pinning notes to PDF etc yet after two hours usage

I,ll let you know more as I stress test it and me.

I can say that typing on screen is much much better than I anticipated
post #6064 of 54935
OK I think the initial shock has worn off but my 16 year old son asked me for advice about clothing in particular youth brands, sadly my knowledge here is limited I know GAP but who else is there that I point him towards. I told him no tshirts but polos are ok. I think he is thinking ahead to summer anyway it is a big more from JayJays and Industrie. Maybe RPL?

I think he has a thing for madras shorts, any advice appreciated.
post #6065 of 54935
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

OK I think the initial shock has worn off but my 16 year old son asked me for advice about clothing in particular youth brands, sadly my knowledge here is limited I know GAP but who else is there that I point him towards. I told him no tshirts but polos are ok. I think he is thinking ahead to summer anyway it is a big more from JayJays and Industrie. Maybe RPL?

I think he has a thing for madras shorts, any advice appreciated.

I think 16 is too young to be asking your dad for clothing advice except in a general manner

However agree t shirts are only fr wearing under open necked oxford button downs in winter

Oh to be 16 again the choices are so much better these days
I had to look for import Hipster red cord flares, satin shirts, white suede driving shoes, and my bespoke item - a fringed suede jacket.
post #6066 of 54935
16?
Get him a pair of vans 'new era' shoes
a pair of denim shorts
a pair of nudies or cheap mondays
a few plain white/black t's from country road
post #6067 of 54935
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

16?
Get him a pair of vans 'new era' shoes
a pair of denim shorts
a pair of nudies or cheap mondays
a few plain white/black t's from country road

Noooooooooooooooooooo NOT JORTS FOR ALL THAT IS HOLY. But srsly, what kind of look is he going for? No point buying him anything super expensive because he'll grow out of it anyway.
post #6068 of 54935
Dude, just stick with Nike, Adidas, Converse, etc from DFO.
And Dunlop Volleys never disappoint.
Just teach your son just basics of fit and colour coordination (which sadly no one ever taught me until I stumbled upon this place) and make sure to not tell him to pull his pants up if he decide to wear jeans around his knee - just laugh at his arse (rimshot.gif) until he pulls them up out of embarassment .
post #6069 of 54935
When I was 16 amphetamines, purple hearts and booze was all we had. Marijuana was almost impossible to get and it was a few years until LSD was available .

Times were hard I tell you young blokes.
post #6070 of 54935
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

When I was 16 amphetamines, purple hearts and booze was all we had. Marijuana was almost impossible to get and it was a few years until LSD was available .

Times were hard I tell you young blokes.

You had free education back then. I just calculated my tax for this year and I am still owing heaps because of the HECS debt I have. New shoes will have to wait now angry.gif
post #6071 of 54935
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

OK I think the initial shock has worn off but my 16 year old son asked me for advice about clothing in particular youth brands, sadly my knowledge here is limited I know GAP but who else is there that I point him towards. I told him no tshirts but polos are ok. I think he is thinking ahead to summer anyway it is a big more from JayJays and Industrie. Maybe RPL?

I think he has a thing for madras shorts, any advice appreciated.

Lands' End, and Lands' End Canvas have quite a few pairs of madras check shorts in stock at present, and they are nice and cheap.
They also have chino shorts and chino pants in various cuts which are good value for money.

They also have lots of other quite good, cheapish gear such as linen shirts, check shirts, polo shirts and so on.
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

16?
Get him a pair of vans 'new era' shoes
a pair of denim shorts
a pair of nudies or cheap mondays
a few plain white/black t's from country road

Not denim shorts, for the love of God! Nooooo!
post #6072 of 54935
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Dude, just stick with Nike, Adidas, Converse, etc from DFO.
And Dunlop Volleys never disappoint.
Just teach your son just basics of fit and colour coordination (which sadly no one ever taught me until I stumbled upon this place) and make sure to not tell him to pull his pants up if he decide to wear jeans around his knee - just laugh at his arse (rimshot.gif) until he pulls them up out of embarassment .

I don't know whats wrong with me but I find myself agreeing with The Blahsta. (feels forehead for fever)
Go for the classics Dunlop volleys, desert boots,

Maybe it's just me but I,ve always had foot issues , perhaps agood pair of , hip, leather shoes or RMs?
post #6073 of 54935
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

When I was 16 amphetamines, purple hearts and booze was all we had. Marijuana was almost impossible to get and it was a few years until LSD was available .

Times were hard I tell you young blokes.

You had free education back then. I just calculated my tax for this year and I am still owing heaps because of the HECS debt I have. New shoes will have to wait now angry.gif

You aren't going back far enough kiddo

I left school at 16 working full time

University was only for private school kids

Way before hecs
post #6074 of 54935
trust me, i was there in the 2000s unlike these oldies nod[1].gif
post #6075 of 54935
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

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Originally Posted by Lowly Public ServantView Post
Sydneysiders,

I am going to be in town over the weekend and plan on going around to various establishments to try on shoes before I make a purchase a bit further down the track.

Can anyone tell me if there is anyone who stocks Carmina's at all. I pretty much know where to go to find most everything I want to check out except for Carmina's.

LPS

No Carminas in Sydney but Herringbone (Macquarie Place near Circular Quay and Bent St. for C&J. Harrolds also have an Italian selection (Santoni Artioli etc) in the new Mid City Centre and the best (free) cup of coffeee in Sydney IMO. The Strand 'Josephs' have some shoes on sale mainly their Spanish home brand standard UK business styles (goodyear)and some nice Churchs though beware the binder Churchs leather ones. Other than that there is Xile in the Martin Place and also QVB and they have some nice stuff like Maurizi though binder/corrected grain is creeping into even the de Tomassos they stock. Henry Bucks also stock some shoes like Fratelli Rossetti and so does Vince Melouney in Elizabeth St.

Thanks meister.

Tis a pity about the Carmina's, I really want to check them out. I will have to make an excuse to head down to Melbourne.

LPS
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