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post #9421 of 51867
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


As meister said somethings wrong. And shoe fitting really isn't a dark art. You've heard th old saying : If the shoe fits - wear it.
The Athletic Foot or Foot locker or ?? (or some similar sounding name) is a good place to go for a fit.
They have a super modern thingo that looks at footprint, interesting in terms of a quick and dirty but not as good as a podiatrist video and exam.
The Athletic Foot place often has student podiatrists as sales people.
They dont seem to mind if you just go in for a fitting. Keep in mind they are for sport shoes and "walkers" and I think USA sizes, but for all that they will use a Brannock and know how to use it.
I always think anyone who cares about their feet should have a basic exam by a podiatrist. They will look at gait, pronation etc and advise on foot health. A good podiatrist should also be able to give you your shoe requirements. Mine specifically recommends against "soft" shoes like Rockports for foot problems. He reckons around 60% of even serious foot problems are caused by ill fitting shoes. Naturally womens feet suffer the most but men will wear too small or too big shoes for years. Just look around you.
As you will have noted blahman wears womens shoes and I would not advise going down that route.Unless like J Edgar Hoover you find it very very relaxing.


Thanks for the tips fxh. Much appreciated.

 

post #9422 of 51867
I think meister wears womens shoes to relax after work too.
post #9423 of 51867
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I think meister wears womens shoes to relax after work too.

I was seen trying to slip on my wife's Birkenstocks (the new ones with the bling silver leather) yesterday until warned to stay off as I would stretch them......uhoh.gif

The fact I was trying to do Sgt Schultz as a Manly backpacker was taken as mitigation of the momentary insanity...nyuck nyuk nyuk...
post #9424 of 51867
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Originally Posted by RemyMichel View Post

I'm going to say something and i hope i dont get a whole lot of sh#t from you here guys. But does anybody else in this thread agree that sometimes people sacrifice looks for quality? and i dont mean because of lack of funding.
There are some clear standouts imho such as p.johnson, zegna, incotex, GC, lobb, crockett & jones etc that get the balance between traditional mens tailoring and with the times sleek, well designed clothes/footwear that take into consideration whats in fashion at the present moment. Though i dont see the appeal in conservative brands like church's, allen edmonds, H freeman, isaia or even in some respects Brioni and Kiton.
I understand that mens tailoring and fashion are two different kettles of fish, but i just like many of you i believe are drawn to mens tailoring by the aesthetic just as much as the love of quality, luxury items. Do you think that some people go to far or should i just be looking at it from the angle of yet another aesthetic choice from a different group of people?
Is it such a crime that i would rather wear a pair of hugo boss shoes than allen edmonds?
apologies for the rant :-)

Interesting post - I am far a connissuer of anything shoe or otherwise related - however I have found that when checking out the AE shop on a recent visit to NYC I was far from impressed with the styling of the shoes. Alden on the other hand, had some (what I thought) were great looking shoes, however the pricing threw me somewhat... Hence, from what I've seen on their website, I'm leaning towards a purchase of some C&J's... I recently picked up a pair of Loake Pimlico Chukkas in the chocolate suede which I think have a great style to them - again much more fashion forward than the AE stylings.
 

 

post #9425 of 51867
Cotton boxer shorts any recomendation on a good (local?) brand and where to buy in Sydney?
post #9426 of 51867

Rivers brand seem fine. I've had 4 pair for a couple months now and no issues. $4 each at the Ballarat Cotton Co. Store in DFO Fyshwick

post #9427 of 51867

saw couple pairs of clark desert boots for $35 and a pair of nice paul smith shoes for only $100. I didnt buy them and now im regretting it :(

post #9428 of 51867
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Originally Posted by eightace View Post

Here's a question:

I take UK size 7- 7.5, it varies depending on the brand.

I have Church's, L'Stony and Lloyds in UK size 7, all of which fit very well.

I have these Cheaneys in UK7. Unforunately, they are too small. 7.5 would probably be perfect in this style.

I went and measured my foot on a Brannock device, which gives US sizes, and it said size 10. Additionally, the sizing chart from the Allen Edmonds website also said I'm a US size 10.

Everything I've read says there is one digit difference between UK and US sizes.

So the question is, is this usual? Has anyone else had a similar experience?

Cheers,

Eightace

Hi mate, I am a UK 7 Loake, Lloyds...... and US 8 in AE.
US 8 could be an UK 7 or 7.5 .
post #9429 of 51867
Gents,

I have been considering visiting Charles Nakhle while in Sydney this week. I have no doubt as to his skill, or value for money. However, I want to make sure that his style suits my tastes, so as not to waste his time or mine.

I was wondering whether anyone can comment on the styling and finishing of his shirts: collars in particular. I understand that they use high-quality fusing, but I'm not quite sure how this turns out. Are they stiff or flexible? Do they have much off a roll to them? Do they take collar stays?

If anyone would consider posting some comments and especially close-up photos, or PMing them to me, I would be eternally grateful!

Kind regards,

FP
post #9430 of 51867
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

Gents,
I have been considering visiting Charles Nakhle while in Sydney this week. I have no doubt as to his skill, or value for money. However, I want to make sure that his style suits my tastes, so as not to waste his time or mine.
I was wondering whether anyone can comment on the styling and finishing of his shirts: collars in particular. I understand that they use high-quality fusing, but I'm not quite sure how this turns out. Are they stiff or flexible? Do they have much off a roll to them? Do they take collar stays?
If anyone would consider posting some comments and especially close-up photos, or PMing them to me, I would be eternally grateful!
Kind regards,
FP

best to tell him your preference. i talked to him about collar roll and he executed it well. the shirt didnt have removable stays, but if you want them, ask. he'll either do it or tell you why it doesnt need it. i would say the fusing is medium to firm. i dont have any photos to hand but i was satisfied with the styling of the shirt. he gave me plenty of time to talk about what i wanted, how slim, how high the armhole and so on. if youre local, you can always do a fitting and make alterations from there.
post #9431 of 51867
Fucking bogans getting drunk in broad daylight spilling beer on my suit.
post #9432 of 51867
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Fucking bogans getting drunk in broad daylight spilling beer on my suit.


Where did this happen?

post #9433 of 51867
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Cotton boxer shorts any recomendation on a good (local?) brand and where to buy in Sydney?

You can buy 10 pairs for the price of three local pairs from brands such as RL & CK online (eBay) - just had some delivered today!
post #9434 of 51867
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Cotton boxer shorts any recomendation on a good (local?) brand and where to buy in Sydney?

go to the HB outlet. I bought 2 pairs for $20 about 6 mths ago.

On another note, I have 2x$50 Myer vouchers I will sell for $40 each if anyone is interested? I'm located in Brisbane

For those who don't know math, that's another 20% off satisfied.gif
post #9435 of 51867
^^ I might have taken it if you in Melbourne. cry.gif

Your Voucher + Employee discount + Sale stock would be so great for me to get a pair of beater boat shoes.
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