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

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  1. Journeyman

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    Maybe he's just imitating John F Kennedy's "paddock coat" style. [​IMG]
     
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    Thank you! I just learnt something new and found some more information at http://thesuitsofjamesbond.com/?p=2556
     
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    ^ That is hilarious and more often than not, spot on. Though taking the piss like that could also be considered a little cringe worthy.
     
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    Appolyon, there you are! How are you, GT?
     
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    Today I'm wearing a BB denim BD. I bought this one back in 2010/11 when I visited New York. I like things made with denim.
     
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    Yesterday I wore this. To the NGV. Sneakers to an exhibition. What a commoner..
     
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    info on where to cop book-loving woman?
     
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    Thanks for all the wet weather shoe tips gents. Looks like a topyd pair of meerkats or Loakes should do the trick then. If I can find something nice with a Danite sole then I'll check that out too.
     
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    Why not go a pair of RMW?
     
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    Sneakers at an Exhibition, isn't that the title of an ELP album?
     
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    The sequel to this?
     
  13. Geoffrey Firmin

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    ^ This is ELP far Groovier
     
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  14. Oli2012

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    Alright, Issue #1056864

    My Gillard money (Youth Allowance) comes this week, and for a while now I've been thinking about dropping it on a choice pair of black oxfords by either Loakes or C&J.

    My Brogues turned out to be a disaster. Stupidly, I went and tried on a pair of Loakes from one of their C tier lines, turned out it had a wide fit that the lady in the shop wasn't even aware of. I ordered way too small, and on multiple occasions of it slicing my feet to pieces I gave up on them.

    I'm really nervous about blowing my money on a pair again, not really knowing what size/last is going to fit me. I'm also nervous about going down to Henry Bucks and faking that I'm going to buy a pair of $600 shoes - I'm not that great of a BS artist.

    On the other hand, my RMWs are getting to the stage where they're fitting me like a second skin. My blacks get me through any CBD context, whereas my browns can do anything from odd jackets to jeans and a plaid shirt at the pub.

    My question is: Do RMWs fit the sartorial mould? I love wearing them, but I worry about coming across another RMW and Anthony Squires balding middle management type (minus the balding).

    Also - Do british shoes handle a lot of leg work? between my car, the law school, the court, lunch, the pub and my car again I clock a few miles.
     
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    If you're using youth allowance for shoes, you don't need it.
     
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    Go down to Chris at Double Monk; they should be able to help you out. I even fessed up when I went in just looking looking to see if anything fits and they where not even the tiniest bit cold.
    At you price range I'd consider trying out the C&J bench grade and if your feeling up for it the hand grades too. In terms of leg work I wouldn't wear them more than a day at a time(C&J, RM black and then RM brown would be a good enough rotation).
    And in regards do RM's for business I'd say no on styleforum; but hell your still better dressed than most of the business people with RM's....so yes go for it!
    Also make sure the shoes at DubMonk fit darn well before pulling the plug and ask them for advice as they've been honest with me when it comes to sizing (speaking of which I should go try some more pairs on and see if my newly slimming feet fit anything!)
     
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    I thought Oli was in Newcastle.

    Are you now in Melbourne, Oli?
     
  18. TehBunny

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    Woops pardon my stupidity in thinking Henry Bucks was Melbourne only :) Also don't be afraid to go into Henry Bucks.
    Also why not hit up Herringbone in Sydney they might have some C&J's.
     
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    WIWT - Digging trenches and Drains
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  20. Romp

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    go into herringbone and find your C&J size & last then order from Double Monk :)
     
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