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post #6631 of 57995
Hi all,

Just put the first of at least 7 Hbone and MJ Bale suits on sale in the B&S Forum.

This one's the Navy Washington Model released last S/S. Core range. Osaka cut. Going for $120 postage inclusive.

Watch this space, more to come (e.g. MJ Bale core Charcoal, HBone Navy PoW check, HBone Sharkskin Blue Ortona etc...)

And lotsa ties too.

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post #6632 of 57995
Hmm can't see it up yet. Your not a 40r by any chance?
post #6633 of 57995
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

Hi all,

Just put the first of at least 7 Hbone and MJ Bale suits on sale in the B&S Forum.

This one's the Navy Washington Model released last S/S. Core range. Osaka cut. Going for $120 postage inclusive.

Watch this space, more to come (e.g. MJ Bale core Charcoal, HBone Navy PoW check, HBone Sharkskin Blue Ortona etc...)

And lotsa ties too.

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Have you decided to become a naturist or something?
post #6634 of 57995
Or worse!!!
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post #6635 of 57995
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Would you prefer your Mahler SSO-style with a white skivvy?

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God no if you doing Mahler its the full soup and fish thank you, somethings in the world need to be upheld.
post #6636 of 57995
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Wouldn't you just die without Mahler?

Well I have been listening to Gustav for thirty years, a very nice German girl turned me on to him in 1981, I do wonder considering I have 60 odd recordings of the individual symphonies and two boxed set, yes it could be seen as a problem. But one I do enjoy.biggrin.gif
post #6637 of 57995
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Have you decided to become a naturist or something?
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Or worse!!!
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Haha!

Nah... going 'minimalist'!

Relocating overseas in a few months, and can do without the added bulk (I have too many suits and jackets!). Will prolly pare down to just P Johnsons for suits, jackets and pants. smile.gif

Here's the link (hope I'm not breaking any rules): http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/260953/herringbone-sydney-navy-suit-38r-3-roll-2-osaka-block-core-model
post #6638 of 57995
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God no if you doing Mahler its the full soup and fish thank you, somethings in the world need to be upheld.

But Ashkenazy is a legend, so I guess I'll forgive him. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #6639 of 57995
thinking about purchasing shoes shown in this thread:
http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/229174/ic-allen-edmonds-mega-thread-nib-park-fifth-ave-strand-macneil-shell-cordovan

what colour would be most versatile? charcoal and brown pants biggrin.gif
post #6640 of 57995
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Originally Posted by tomee View Post

thinking about purchasing shoes shown in this thread:
http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/229174/ic-allen-edmonds-mega-thread-nib-park-fifth-ave-strand-macneil-shell-cordovan

what colour would be most versatile? charcoal and brown pants biggrin.gif

My preference would be for walnut or merlot, personally. Either of those colours looks good with charcoal, and the walnut will look good with brown trousers.

Bear in mind that AE lasts are quite "low" in the instep and so if you tend to have a high foot, you may have a bit of trouble with the fit - at least in my experience.
As an example, I can wear the C&J 337 last (as stocked by Herringbone and American Tailors) with a bit of a "v" in the laces, but when I tried on a pair of AE Park Avenues, without even trying to do them up it felt as though the top of my foot was being squashed.
post #6641 of 57995
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


My preference would be for walnut or merlot, personally. Either of those colours looks good with charcoal, and the walnut will look good with brown trousers.

Bear in mind that AE lasts are quite "low" in the instep and so if you tend to have a high foot, you may have a bit of trouble with the fit - at least in my experience.
As an example, I can wear the C&J 337 last (as stocked by Herringbone and American Tailors) with a bit of a "v" in the laces, but when I tried on a pair of AE Park Avenues, without even trying to do them up it felt as though the top of my foot was being squashed.

bugger, my foot has a high instep. hard to explain but i have a big bone on the top of my foot. should i look elsewhere then or can they be messaged and stretched over time?
post #6642 of 57995
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My preference would be for walnut or merlot, personally. Either of those colours looks good with charcoal, and the walnut will look good with brown trousers.

Bear in mind that AE lasts are quite "low" in the instep and so if you tend to have a high foot, you may have a bit of trouble with the fit - at least in my experience.
As an example, I can wear the C&J 337 last (as stocked by Herringbone and American Tailors) with a bit of a "v" in the laces, but when I tried on a pair of AE Park Avenues, without even trying to do them up it felt as though the top of my foot was being squashed.

bugger, my foot has a high instep. hard to explain but i have a big bone on the top of my foot. should i look elsewhere then or can they be messaged and stretched over time?

I'm a bit the same with funny feet and in addition orthotics which push the foot up a bit. Consequently closed laced shoes are always tight, open laced much better. Also different lasts on same brands fit differently and same size in different brands fit differently.

You can get shoes stretched across the width easily if your cobbler knows their stuff and has a few stretch machines of different sizes. Make sure you don't get a cowboy but someone who knows and cares about shoes. Unfortunately not a given with a lot of shoe repairers. If shoes are stretched across width then that gives either more height or width.

It becomes tiresome after a lifetime and one tends to then just stick to a brand and last that works, irrespective of the seduction of the vast array around. Nevertheless I still try other stuff, but if I definitely NEED something I stick to tried and true.

Only browns really work well with brown toned trousers, luckily most brown shoes tones seem to work with most brown pants.
post #6643 of 57995

Sydneysiders,

 

You've got just three hours to make the most of the factory outlet sale at Zambelli.

 

I was there at 9am and came home with 5 brand-spanking-new, sensational, Australian-made cotton shirts, and I got change from $250. And I even left some for you guys.

 

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As Molly Meldrum would say, do yourself a favour.

post #6644 of 57995

In other news, on Monday I bought some new L'Stony shoes, and took them to Brice's in Castlereagh St for Topy soles and heels.

 

Soles cost $45/pair, heels $35/pair.

 

Is this a good price?

 

 

post #6645 of 57995
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Originally Posted by tomee View Post


bugger, my foot has a high instep. hard to explain but i have a big bone on the top of my foot. should i look elsewhere then or can they be messaged and stretched over time?


It's really hard for me to say, as everyone has different feet.
As an example, on the C&J 337 shoes that I have (Audley etc), the "v" in the laces has closed up a bit with wear, as the leather has softened and stretched.
With the AEs that I tried on, however, the gap was so extreme and the shoes so uncomfortable that I cannot imagine that ever happening.
AE models like the Park Ave and the Fifth Ave are uncomfortably "flat" and so I've learned that I just can't wear them.

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


I'm a bit the same with funny feet and in addition orthotics which push the foot up a bit. Consequently closed laced shoes are always tight, open laced much better. Also different lasts on same brands fit differently and same size in different brands fit differently.

You can get shoes stretched across the width easily if your cobbler knows their stuff and has a few stretch machines of different sizes. Make sure you don't get a cowboy but someone who knows and cares about shoes. Unfortunately not a given with a lot of shoe repairers. If shoes are stretched across width then that gives either more height or width.

It becomes tiresome after a lifetime and one tends to then just stick to a brand and last that works, irrespective of the seduction of the vast array around. Nevertheless I still try other stuff, but if I definitely NEED something I stick to tried and true.

Only browns really work well with brown toned trousers, luckily most brown shoes tones seem to work with most brown pants.

Thanks for the comments, fxh.

I have, in the past, tried some US EE and English G width shoes because, as fxh notes, the extra width can help to compensate for the lack of height in the instep. It's always a compromise, though - it's not as though the shoes fit well and there is excess space at the sides of my feet.

I tried that trick with the AE Park Avenues that I tried on (back when Peter Sheppard still stocked them, which I don't believe they do anymore) and I even tried a EEE or EEEE fit. Whilst it was tremendously wide, the top of the shoe was still very low and as soon as I tried to do up the laces it felt extremely uncomfortable. I'm sometimes willing to suffer for fashion, but I could never have worn those shoes.

I have found that, as a rule, Italian shoes tend to have higher insteps and so I have tended to purchase more from brands like Santoni, Ferragamo's Tramezza line and so on.
The Vass U-last also has quite a high instep and it fits me very well.

Finding shoes that fit a high instep is really a matter of trial and error, and of trying them on whenever possible before buying them.

I asked some questions about shoes for those with high insteps a few years back, and got a few responses - here is one of them, which may be of some assistance.
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