But would the bottom bit not remain stubbornly perma-pressed the wrong way then?
There was a brochure for Charles Tywhitt in todays Times. The shirts are very nice, a great selection, and reasonably priced too.
Hey all, long time lurker here (about 3-4 years). Never posted but always loving the knowledge, stories, etc.
Anyway, I got hold of a pair of boots today, like new and never worn, and wondering if anyone can shed any light on them.
They have Dr Martens branding, they say 'Southerner' on the side, have a steel toe, and all of the styling of the Hawkins Astronaut but with 10 holes instead of 11. The leather on them feels a somewhat stiff - more-so than I recall my pair of deadstock Hawkins being back in the 90s.
Searching through this thread for info all I could find is that ek77 has a pair that look very similar.
Got the boots for $65 Canadian which feels like a steal. Much nicer than the Solovair Southerners too IMO.
Pictures are louder than words so here a some shots.
Any details as to date, etc (I'm guessing early 80s) would be appreciated.
Bought a pair of Loake Royals from the Discount Shoe Shop, over the phone, for £130 and saved around £35. Good quality for the money.
Then today in TK Maxx, Loake L1 209 boots for £70, saved £65. On their website they have Florsheim imperials for £79.99 in limited sizes.
Yeh, got my latest pair of Royals from the guys at Strutton Ground also. Their service is legendary. .