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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. TehBunny

    TehBunny Well-Known Member

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    Darn my small feet I don't fit into size 7's at Am Tailors; guess I just have to wait for Christian Kimbers stock to come in (fingers crossed he goes to 6.5UK)
     
  2. Selvaggio

    Selvaggio Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone looking for Barbours? Not really the weather for them, I know - but canny shoppers buy ahead! DJ in Market St have their very small stock on spesh. I picked up a black Heritage (ie slim cut) Liddesdale for $99.
     
  3. Dusty Brogues

    Dusty Brogues Well-Known Member

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    Hi Gents,

    Trust everyone is enjoying fun, sun and beers...
    Serious note re Carmina sizing. I take UK 9 for C&J and Loake. However the concensus is to go up 1/2 size for the Carmina Simpson last. What sizing should l aim for in a Simpson loafer, in loafers l tend to drop 1/2 a size? Stay 9, or go up?

    Thanks heaps
     
  4. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Well-Known Member

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    Fella's there is a few 7 folds on sale for $69.96-$79.95 in preparation for the new stock coming in next week. More info on my thread over HERE

    Dusty yes I just had a beer and homemade burger for lunch watching the cricket, good times.... And I'm off to Tumut & Batlow tomorrow and then in to the high country Sunday for some trout bumming around the country side for a couple of days. It will be hot, the rivers will be cool and hopefully the trout will be hungry.
     
  5. deingesicht

    deingesicht Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I was referring to the benchgrade for $50 more is well worth it [​IMG]
     
  6. Dusty Brogues

    Dusty Brogues Well-Known Member

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    Good man! I havent been to Tumut for at least 10 years, my fondest memory was walking into the local pub wearing a slim charcoal 2 button suit with a pink tie to match, they were not impressed!

    All the best fishing, l caught a couple of estuary cod along with good sized perch over the last few days...
     
  7. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Well-Known Member

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    Tony's advice was to go up half a size for the Simpson last.
     
  8. deingesicht

    deingesicht Well-Known Member

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    I take a 9.5E in C&J 348/58 and a 10E in the Simpson last, but neither are loafers
     
  9. Nolvadex

    Nolvadex Well-Known Member

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    My meermins finally arrived today after buying them at the start of Nov. I picked up the standard black and brown oxfords from their classic collection.

    What cleaning/ maintenance products would i need?

    wax, cloth/chamois, brush and water repellent spray?
     
  10. JRolley

    JRolley Well-Known Member

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    Thinking of getting a getting a watch for uni next year, just something sleek and simple with a bit of class. The problem is I don't work full time since I'm about to go to uni so the budget will be around $300. Do you think it is even worth getting a watch at that price point? Or do most decent watches start at the $1k-5k range?

    Cheers
     
  11. lennier

    lennier Well-Known Member

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    Bit the bullet on that MJ Bale light blue jacket in their sale, plus a couple of their classic suits that I'd been eyeing off for a while to replace the 2 TM Lewin's in my rotation that really don't fit me properly.
    Consequently said two Lewins will be up for sale in case anyone knows someone in the market for a reasonable suit for cheap. They're both 38S, unaltered other than trouser hemming, a light grey sharkskin (Wentworth I think) and a charcoal chalk stripe, PM me for details if interested.
     
  12. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    Plenty of watch fanciers around here who know way more than me, but I reckon you can get a decent watch for $500 if your budget can stretch that far. FXH will tell you you can get a decent watch for $27.95. He might be right.


    Nice jacket. Well done. Were you in there this afternoon?
     
  13. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Well-Known Member

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    Dropped into American Tailors after the cricket. Picked up a pair of black C&J Selborns and a pair of navy suede Carmina loafers. I went up a half size for the loafers.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  14. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    Nice shoes, CD. What will you wear the blue suedes with?
     
  15. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Well-Known Member

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    You can definitely get a great watch for that price.

    For me, a watch is just a piece of jewlrey - while a mechanical watch thats handmade can run into the tens of thousands, there are plenty of servicable, good looking watches that are really affordable.

    A lot of love for Timex watchs, Bulvova watches, I don't even mind some of the Fossil watches.

    No one's going to rave about your Bulvova on Hodinkee, but then again who cares?

    I'm a fan of these few options:
    http://www.braun-clocks.com/watches
    http://www.danielwellington.com/men (the backwards D sort of ruins it for me)
    http://www.bulova.com/en_us
    http://www.kentwang.com/accessories/bauhaus-watch.html

    IIRC, Romp and a few others are pretty savvy when it comes to watches, so hopefully they'll corect any misinformation I've provided and offer some sage wisdom.
     
  16. lachyzee

    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I asked them bring the blue one in my size to Melb to check out. Love the Navy one.
     
  17. hotmustardsauce

    hotmustardsauce Active Member

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    Try skywatches.com.sg or creationwatches.com

    Look for something from seiko or orient. Automatic with sapphire glass.

    My personal rec: ($288 delivered)

    [​IMG]

     
  18. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Well-Known Member

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    Probably biz cas type outfits. Jeans, navy or grey slacks, pale coloured chinos, black at a stretch. Pretty much anything except autumn colours, I think.
     
  19. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Well-Known Member

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    I've not tried this myself, but Cash Converters look to have some good options...

    https://webshop.cashconverters.com....0+TO+499.99]&gclid=CLDcm7PAvLQCFQRgpQodHV4AAw
     
  20. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    JRolley, the suggestion to have a lok in Cash Converters and also some of the secondhand stores can be a good one. I once saw a nice Oris, in great condition and at a great price, at the large secondhand place in Paddington (in Brisbane) but didn't pick it up and, of course, by the time I'd changed my mind and gone back the next day, it was gone.

    For a new watch, you could look at a Timex or Hamilton if you want to be a bit dressy and conservative, and put the watch on a grosgrain strap, or if you want a bit more of a tool. Watch, you cold look at getting a Seiko 5, as it is a great watch at a great price.
     
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