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post #7171 of 56015
I picked up my Weymouths from American Tailors today. It took just under two months for them to arrive. Part of this is probably due to stock shortages, part was attributed to C&J closing over the summer break.

Anyway, they are amazing. It's one thing to see pictures of the shoe, but once they are on your foot they take on a completely different appearance. They have an amazing amount of arch support and fit me much better than a 358-lasted shoe...which poses some difficulty as the 337 lasted shoes are starting to be phased out (e.g. Seymour, Marston).

Does anyone want to share experiences as to how the 348 last compares to the 337 and 358?

They were sold out of C&J shoe polish, so interestingly Sebastian recommended Waproo polish (which he thinks is a better product than the C&J polish). He says he's tried Collonil but it doesn't cover marks and scuffs as well.

Oh, and Ron Walker was just walking into the store when I left (apparently he's a regular). I'm not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing. Have I turned into a toffy wanker now that I buy stuff from the same store as Ron Walker?
post #7172 of 56015
my opinion of Ron Walker changed slightly at the GP (I work as a marshal there) a couple of years ago when I saw him wandering around, and pick up a random piece of rubbish he saw on the ground and put it in the bin. It kind of indicated to me that he does actually give a shit about the appearance of the place. (he also wears an Omega Railmaster XXL, same as I'm wearing today)
post #7173 of 56015
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Originally Posted by Jimbosaurus View Post

Sounds exactly like you. I was behind you but ducked off into the causeway to get some sushi.

What's the suit?

edit: Yep that was you. I didn't know how to describe that tie pattern, does that style have a name?

Macclesfield?
post #7174 of 56015
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


Macclesfield?

Yeah Macclesfield seems to cover a few different styles of printed silk though. I've also seen them called 'neat' (I think by Drake's).
post #7175 of 56015
NFI if it would be classed as a Macclesfield or not - I hadn't heard that name until a few posts ago smile.gif

close up (sideways - oops)

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post #7176 of 56015
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post

Does anyone want to share experiences as to how the 348 last compares to the 337 and 358?

From my experience in the UK C&J stores (oh and Tassles in HK), the 337 is marginally more roomy at the toes then the 348. This was confirmed by the sales assistance, FWIW.

I am tossing up on what my next pair of shoes will be – now that I have two pairs of Hallam (brown and black). I am thinking of getting a dark brown brogue boot (I already have a pair in tan, but can’t pull the colour off with any of my current suits), either that or get on board the double monk bandwagon. Or maybe some long wings…
post #7177 of 56015
For what it's worth I'm currently drooling over these.
post #7178 of 56015

NO one wants an overpriced product!  But shoes are exceptions! haha!

post #7179 of 56015
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Originally Posted by MickyD View Post

NFI if it would be classed as a Macclesfield or not - I hadn't heard that name until a few posts ago smile.gif

close up (sideways - oops)

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Hmm that's a woven design. I think Macclesfield refers to a printed design? We need an expert!
post #7180 of 56015
And this probably sounds needy, but being recognised as a probable forum member would make my fucking day biggrin.gif
post #7181 of 56015
haha, yeah I wasn't going to say anything, but it's pretty cool.
Pretty amazing too, that in a city of what, a million people? someone should see me, write about it, and then I read it so soon afterwards.

It probably says more about the general shabbyness of the rest of the population than it does about me though.....
post #7182 of 56015
Had some time hanging around Footscray over the weekend so I went in to Savers to have a quick look, hoping for some nice vintage cufflinks and whatnot. Pretty rubbish I have to say, Lots of polyester suits and ties and among the ties only see an ancient looking E. Zegna and a Cantarelli. I did however spot an interesting looking pair of brogues:
700
Not familiar with the brand at all: de commiaso or something.

Looks like its blake rapid (as there is a row of stitching inside the shoe)? The leather soles are barely scuffed at all.
post #7183 of 56015
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


Hmm that's a woven design. I think Macclesfield refers to a printed design? We need an expert!

No expert either but I think you are right about Maccelsfield ties being printed. As I understand it, a Maccesfield tie ought to refer to a printed silk tie woven in the town of the same name, in northern England. It has also become synonynmous with black and white wedding ties.
post #7184 of 56015
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Originally Posted by Jimbosaurus View Post

For what it's worth I'm currently drooling over these.

Niiice. I have a a pair of Carmina shoes on the same last on order from The Armoury. Looking forward to their arrival!
post #7185 of 56015

A thread all to us Aussies. Cool. I've been a lurker here for a while, but never really been into posting. Always feel underdressed in here, as most posters seem to know A LOT about the finer points of menswear. It's quite impressive actually. 

 

Who am I?

  1. Men style blogger (dmarge.com)
  2. In love with my first hand-made suit ( p johnson)
  3. Looking forward to the Spring Racing Carnival to bust out some rad suit, tie, shirt combos.

 

And tobiasj, it's not needy - just dapper. 

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