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post #7186 of 48603

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. 

post #7187 of 48603

Dope fine. 
 

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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

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 #7188 of 48603

Best to read this post by Ethandesu which does a great job covering off all the C&J lasts:

 

http://ethandesu.blogspot.com/2010/05/last-shall-be-first.html
 

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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…


Anyone want to comment on difference between C&J 348 and Carmina Simpson lasts?

 

post #7189 of 48603
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

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.

They are by de Tommaso.

As you note, they are blake rapid stitched and are quite nice. There is a store here in Brisbane (Xile) that sells them. Overpriced, of course, but that's par for the course here in Australia.
post #7190 of 48603
I have these, bloody fantastic
post #7191 of 48603
I meant the carminas jumbo is looking at
post #7192 of 48603
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


They are by de Tommaso.

As you note, they are blake rapid stitched and are quite nice. There is a store here in Brisbane (Xile) that sells them. Overpriced, of course, but that's par for the course here in Australia.

de Tomasso are one of the better shoes made in Italty. Did you buy them? If not double back and do so and if they are not your size sell them on here .If they are 44/45 I will take them.
Edited by meister - 9/13/11 at 3:37am
post #7193 of 48603
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Did you guys hear that Baubridge & Kay are in receivership?

Not surprising in view of the move downtown to Clarence St followed by "we're closing and going online".
post #7194 of 48603
Didn't buy them. I think fxh probably kopped them already this afternoon as I had a little pm chat about them earlier laugh.gif
post #7195 of 48603

Totally agree that shoes in Aus are shit.  They make our feet look too long and monstruous.

post #7196 of 48603
Can anyone recommend a place in the melbourne CBD that sells suit hangers? I've broken 2 in 2 months somehow :\
post #7197 of 48603
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Originally Posted by Jimbosaurus View Post

Can anyone recommend a place in the melbourne CBD that sells suit hangers? I've broken 2 in 2 months somehow :\

Its been discussed several times.

Try Mei + Picchi

http://www.styleforum.net/search.php?search=hanger&containingthread[0]=88856&output=posts&action=disp&start=10
post #7198 of 48603

^ not in CBD

post #7199 of 48603
Yep, I live within walking distance of mei and picchi but only operating in normal business hours means they're almost impossible for me to get to.
post #7200 of 48603
Went down to the Brothahood op shop in the royal arcade after lunch today. $35 for a pair of used Thomas Pink cufflinks! You can get them new on B&S for that price!
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