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post #9721 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Axel Ferguson View Post

Quick question for you Anglophones: In English caps are a kind of hat, right?

No. They are something which one busts in another's gluteus maximus.
post #9722 of 57246
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Originally Posted by eightace View Post

Gents,

 

I might be reading things wrong, but it appears Mr Porter does free international return shipping.

 

The text in the 'Returns Policy'  link  says in part:

 

As an alternative to using your rights under the Distance Selling Regulations (DSR), you may prefer to return or exchange items using our free and easy collection service. Just make sure you request your Returns Merchandise Authorisation (RMA) number within 14 days of receiving your order and return the items within 14 days of receiving your RMA number.

 

Later: 

 

 

We recommend that items are returned from the same country to which they were delivered. This ensures that your return is covered by our free returns policy and reaches us promptly. Orders sent back from a different destination may incur additional charges or be delayed by customs.

  • Returns can be collected from your home, work or alternative address. It is that easy...

    1. Book a free collection with DHL, by calling            +44 (0)844 248 0844       or visiting www.dhl.com and selecting your country to find the telephone number of your nearest DHL branch. London Premier customers will be contacted by the Premier team to arrange a collection.
    2. Sign the returns pro forma invoice that you received with your order (and fill in the DHL air waybill if applicable). Please leave your package open until the driver has checked the contents.
    3. You will be notified by email once your return has been received and processed
    4.  

 

Then:

 

We recommend that items are returned from the same country to which they were delivered. This ensures that your return is covered by our free returns policy and reaches us promptly. Orders sent back from a different destination may incur additional charges or be delayed by customs.

 

Any lawyers out there? Am I mistaken? 

 

Apologies if I've got anyone's hopes up.

 

Eightace

 

I can confirm that returns to Mr Porter are free as I've personally used this service.

post #9723 of 57246
Thank you for the clarification homeboy. Am I doing this right?
post #9724 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

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Originally Posted by Deapht View Post

Is it possible to find a good pair of brown shoes? Been almost everywhere in the city and most of the stuff is crap
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Originally Posted by Naka View Post

Depends on what style you're after and what your budget is. There isn't much in the way of styles popular on SF, and the places that do stock better shoes(R&R, Mitchell Ogilvy), charge through the nose for them.

+1 to Naka's comment.

DJ's stock Loake shoes, which are of reasonable quality although overpriced for what DJs sells them for (as per usual).

Mitchell Ogilvie sells Church's at the utterly horrendous price of $1000 a pair, and also sells some Italian-made shoes such as Fratelli Rosetti for a bit less, but still too much.

Herringbone sells Crockett and Jones (C&J) shoes for around $600 a pair. Some of the models are "benchgrade" (such as the Lowndes double monk) and some are "handgrade" (such as the Clifford wingtip brogue). The "handgrade" line are made to a slightly higher specification than the benchgrade - the leather at the back of the heelcup is sometimes finished off slightly more elegantly and the soles are closed- instead of open-channelled. The price for handgrades charged by Herringbone is actually quite decent as I think that it would cost about $550 to get them shipped here by a UK online store such as Pediwear.

However, given the high Australian dollar, there are huge bargains to be had by buying from overseas at present with regard to many brands, but of course the risk is that you will end up with the wrong size or fit in shoes. That can be overcome - at least partially - by either seeing if you can try shoes on first (for example, trying on some Loakes in DJs) and then buying online from Pediwear or Herring Shoes (although some people have ethical concerns about that) or by purchasing from an online store with a great returns/exchange policy.

Cloakroom does Grenson as well.

On Mitchell Ogilvie, they also tend to get in the worst possible examples of those brands which doesn't help.

On buying OS, I'd suggest the popular forum thoughts on buying AE & Alden is coloured by how much easier they are to get in the US, along with the ease of recrafting there.

Finally its worth mentioning Deer.
post #9725 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

Finally its worth mentioning Deer.

+1. I have a pair of Deer shoes I'm very happy with.

http://www.deerstyle.blogspot.com
post #9726 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

OMG the colour of those dark cherry brogues, can I ask what you intend to wear them with? Are they for work or just socialising? i had red oxfords back in 1980-81 and I only ever wore them with black trousers or black suits inner city post punk fashion or was it bleak romantic?
I would not even try to match a belt with them.
Personally the colour does limit your choices with what you can wear them with. British Khaki? Midnight blue or black? They certainly are head turners and not for the faint hearted.

Thanks for your suggestions mate. I wasn't thinking when I ordered them. I intended to wear them at work (office environment). I think you are right about the dark blue pants. Hopefully midnight blue pants will flatten the cherry a bit. I found a belt which I think may work.
http://www.marcs.com.au/product-detail.html?styl=8909&cat=106
post #9727 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

Finally its worth mentioning Deer.
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Originally Posted by Naka View Post

+1. I have a pair of Deer shoes I'm very happy with.
http://www.deerstyle.blogspot.com


Yes, I've seen Naka's suede shoes and they are excellent.
post #9728 of 57246
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Gents, Need your help on a belt choice. I have purchased a pair of Brogue Shell Cordovan in Dark Cherry(Florsheim by Duckie Brown). I will be picking it form my post tomorrow or Monday . I really liked the colour and the richness but now just realized I don't have any belts on this colour to go with. I have spend good few hours on google , amazon, endless ,Nordstrom , saks , bluefly.............. still no luck. I currently have few belts in black, brown and dark brown and they are all in matte finish. I have never owned any shell cordovan shoes and neither seen one in real life. But looking at this forum they are shinny . Few questions -
How important is matching belt with shoes ?
Any suggestions on where to look for a matching belt or can I use my existing brown belts. Or should you suggest buying a burgundy shinny belt ?
Also what colour trouser to go with them ? (most of my pants are grey and few black with stripe)
Thanks in advance. and I hope all of you had a great Australia Day !
***I haven't received the pair as yet . So no picture of the actual shoes. But they would look like this ***
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That is a ballsy colour. I think it would look amazing as it antiques. Don't bother matching the belt with these shoes as it will be much too matchy matchy, even if you did manage to find a belt in the same colour.

Re: Trouser colour, I would wear these shoes with practically any colour trouser. The great thing about getting shoes in such an FU colour is that they go with almost any colour I reckon, it's just the tone of the colour which you may need to look out for. Just go with what looks good to your eye. If you mess up, consider it a learning experience.
post #9729 of 57246

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Originally Posted by Naka View Post


Depends on what style you're after and what your budget is. There isn't much in the way of styles popular on SF, and the places that do stock better shoes(R&R, Mitchell Ogilvy), charge through the nose for them.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


+1 to Naka's comment.
DJ's stock Loake shoes, which are of reasonable quality although overpriced for what DJs sells them for (as per usual).
Mitchell Ogilvie sells Church's at the utterly horrendous price of $1000 a pair, and also sells some Italian-made shoes such as Fratelli Rosetti for a bit less, but still too much.
Herringbone sells Crockett and Jones (C&J) shoes for around $600 a pair. Some of the models are "benchgrade" (such as the Lowndes double monk) and some are "handgrade" (such as the Clifford wingtip brogue). The "handgrade" line are made to a slightly higher specification than the benchgrade - the leather at the back of the heelcup is sometimes finished off slightly more elegantly and the soles are closed- instead of open-channelled. The price for handgrades charged by Herringbone is actually quite decent as I think that it would cost about $550 to get them shipped here by a UK online store such as Pediwear.
However, given the high Australian dollar, there are huge bargains to be had by buying from overseas at present with regard to many brands, but of course the risk is that you will end up with the wrong size or fit in shoes. That can be overcome - at least partially - by either seeing if you can try shoes on first (for example, trying on some Loakes in DJs) and then buying online from Pediwear or Herring Shoes (although some people have ethical concerns about that) or by purchasing from an online store with a great returns/exchange policy.
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post


Cloakroom does Grenson as well.
On Mitchell Ogilvie, they also tend to get in the worst possible examples of those brands which doesn't help.
On buying OS, I'd suggest the popular forum thoughts on buying AE & Alden is coloured by how much easier they are to get in the US, along with the ease of recrafting there.
Finally its worth mentioning Deer.

 

I checked out the loakes at DJ's in the city this afternoon and they were pretty good. I had a look online and they are within my price range :). Thanks for the suggestions.
 

 

post #9730 of 57246
On a different note,

Does anyone know and have experience with a good alteration place in Sydney besides Hayel?

I've used Hayel for many2 years now and in general is quite happy with him however I would just like to see if there are alternatives.

Thanks
post #9731 of 57246
Could the knob that tipped off the media in the gillard debacle be a SF member?

http://www.news.com.au/national/gillard-adviser-tony-hodges-forced-to-quit-over-tip-off-which-led-to-protest-violence/story-e6frfkvr-1226255907487

I'm really only joking but there are jus a few "SF approved" elements going on there.
post #9732 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Could the knob that tipped off the media in the gillard debacle be a SF member?
http://www.news.com.au/national/gillard-adviser-tony-hodges-forced-to-quit-over-tip-off-which-led-to-protest-violence/story-e6frfkvr-1226255907487
I'm really only joking but there are jus a few "SF approved" elements going on there.

I was thinking the same when I noticed his pocket square and jacket.
post #9733 of 57246
Anyone ventured down to the Fletcher Jones liquidation sale yet?
post #9734 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post


Cloakroom does Grenson as well.
On Mitchell Ogilvie, they also tend to get in the worst possible examples of those brands which doesn't help.
On buying OS, I'd suggest the popular forum thoughts on buying AE & Alden is coloured by how much easier they are to get in the US, along with the ease of recrafting there.
Finally its worth mentioning Deer.


 

I walk past the Cloakroom in Sydney super regularly -- what are the prices like for Grenson? I've always been reluctant to head on inside -- I feel like they dick-ride virtually every online trend they can, and a little too late at that. 

The Pistols at Dawn stuff looks okay, though.

post #9735 of 57246
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post

Anyone ventured down to the Fletcher Jones liquidation sale yet?

Where is it?
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