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

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  1. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    I don't see the point in a shoe like that, especially in sydney rain happens so infrequently.

    I'd get a pair of chukkas or chelseas that would double as a casual boot personally.
     
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  2. cgo

    cgo Well-Known Member

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    not much really. Probably Herringbone or MJ Bale I would say.
     
  3. coxaca

    coxaca Well-Known Member

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    Actually I believe that Sydney gets three times as much rainfall as Melbourne, although it tends to occur less frequently.

    Apart from any other reason to go dark brown, there is this: many tan leathers will look very spotty/stained after rain. Sure, if you dry them carefully (away from heat sources, stuffed with newspaper etc) they will recover. But if you're after a wet-weather shoe, may as well purchase one in a wet-weather-suitable colour.

    I'm speaking from experience here. Got caught in a torrential downpour the first day I wore these -

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    Carmina 922 shell

    - and it took nearly a week, plus an hour with a cotton rag and some Renovateur, for the rain discolouration to disappear.

    But with these -

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    Crockett & Jones Exmoor with storm-welted Dainite soles

    - there's never a problem. In fact, wearing these out for the day creates a sure-fire guarantee that it won't even rain...
     
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  4. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Well-Known Member

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  5. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Well-Known Member

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    Depending on budget the chaps at Suit Shop or P Johnson Tailors could sort you out. Timeframes might be a little tight though.

    Oh, finally put two and two together and realised I did meet Coxaca at the Dress for Success event (I am just a bit slow, sorry Coxy).

    In other news, if you are a #menswear geek on social media, something that will add some cheer to your Saturday morning is when you post a picture on Instagram of a pair of trousers you just received by your favourite designer and then said designer "likes" your photograph (as well as such luminaries as thebrownman, nabilmust and foxhound). I am a sad, sad man, I know.

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  6. wurger

    wurger Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, a darker colour would hide the rain marks more, but you must be hit with some of the highest rain and walked around a bit... since also a new pair, I assume you haven't applied wax polish yet, cause the longest for the watermarks for my Tricker's acorn shoes to go away is just one whole night.
     
  7. thebrownman

    thebrownman Well-Known Member

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    If you're a 42R in Herringbone's Osaka cut, I have a brand new Bonham Weave Tuxedo jacket .. $200 bucks, you'd have to source the trousers yourself from a Herringbone store.

    Boom! GO PS :) So much love for Bastian.
     
  8. coxaca

    coxaca Well-Known Member

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    You're right, it was a torrential downpour that evening, and I hadn't applied any wax polish. But I have now. [​IMG]
     
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  9. Halifax

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    I couldn't resist - thank you Brownman.
     
  10. Romp

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    Time frames too tight for us - we are booked out til September unfortunately

    Looking at some CBD space soon to make better use of our time
     
  11. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    Are you kidding? Maybe out West but if you're near the coast it rains heavier and far more frequently.

    And if you're walking to the Opera House on a wild, wet night, jumping puddles and dodging the sea spray, then you ain't gonna wanna be in your suede loafers!
     
  12. thebrownman

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    meermin sent me a free pair of brown suede lace ups on commando/dainite sole ... I beat the sh!t out of them .. they are my go-to wet weather shoe :)
     
  14. TehBunny

    TehBunny Well-Known Member

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    Haha, congrats Pinky!
    Cold Eye mind posting a fit pic with the Armoury's Safari jacket; it looks amazing!
     
  15. Journeyman

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    It's worth noting that the top pair are shell and shell cordovan typically show visible spots after rain. I have several pairs of tan or light brown shoes and they've never shown spots after rain.
     
  16. Petepan

    Petepan Well-Known Member

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    i need to alter a suit jacket, mainly taking in the waist and shortening sleeves (non functional buttons). Can anyone recommend a decent alteration tailor in Sydney? I recall someone mentioning a Greek guy at Twn Hall arcade?

    Many thanks.
     
  17. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    http://mrtailor.com.au/
     
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    thebrownman Well-Known Member

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    It's the weekend so I wear my Owen&James popover.
     
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  20. Foxhound

    Foxhound Well-Known Member

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    Jealous of stubble.
     
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