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

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  1. ajc2162

    ajc2162 Well-Known Member

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    That's what I was thinking when I was talking to the manager. But then I noticed a black Aldwych - so maybe they've become more flexible in their approach and will now stock 1880s. I'm a little biased as I happen to find Loakes really comfortable and smart shoes so they suit me as an excellent value for money proposition.

    So I may just keep an eye on the place and maybe little jewels will miraculously materialise in a UK 7.

    As an aside, he mentioned that they've been pressing Loakes to open in Australia (presumably like the T M Lewin business model). Apparently there have been some Loake scouting visits, so they appear to be giving it some consideration (or maybe they're just being polite to the Australian distributors). Either way, you heard it here first.........
     
  2. joiji

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    By that logic people shouldn't buy MTM shirts/pants/suits, as OTR will fit 'well enough'.
     
  3. Oli2012

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    There's a big differential between a M2M shirt or suit and shoes. Again, obviously if you have podiatric issues that's not the case.
     
  4. Foxhound

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    Thanks, the shoes look overly bobby in here. I have a pair of RMW black chelseas on the Macquarie last on the way. They should be here any week now. I could also have wonder my Tetburys but I feel as if the trickers go.
     
  5. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Well-Known Member

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    Guys, any recs for a navy gillet/vest that buttons rather than zips that I can wear through winter on casual days with denim, RM's, OCBD etc etc? Preferably light down filling without being a puffer vest (got plenty of those already). Have tried CR, Trenery and RM but not looked too far further just yet.
     
  6. Pink Socks

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    The Uniqlo ones are nice and sleek but they have a zip. Is there a reason it needs to be buttons?

    I imagine Lands End, Polo, J Crew (ie overseas online) might have what you are looking for. Maybe Patagonia.
     
  7. Henry Carter

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    I've already got a couple of zip ones, find them a bit casual for what I want it for (cold days where I'm not client facing in the office). I'll check out RL though soon, but would prefer something I can try on first. Maybe DJ's in here might have some too, RL or otherwise. Even though most of my Fly Fishing kit is from Patagonia, they are also a bit casual. Cheers
     
  8. Journeyman

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    Interesting - I'll have to stroll past and have a look next time I'm having lunch nearby at Mad II or Little Singapore.

    I haven't been to John Mills Himself as yet, but I thought that it was more of a bar, rather than a coffee shop?

    I must admit that I've been rather disappointed by the coffee served at some of the trendier spots around town. The people at Gramercy are lovely and their cakes and slices, which are baked on the premises, are great but I've always been decidedly underwhelmed by their espresso coffee. Similarly, the place down Albert St, Toby's Estate, doesn't do a particularly good espresso although a friend of mine raves about their Chemex coffee. I did think that the espresso coffee at Strauss is quite nice - has anyone else been there?

    Speaking of places to go, we should have a Brisbane SF get-together as it's been far, far too long since the last one. I do tend to catch up with some SF members on a weekly basis for lunch or coffee but only one of them (The False Prophet) posts with any regularity and the others only venture onto SF very rarely.

    It would be great to meet up with some other Brisbane members to have a chat - is anyone interested?
     
  9. Romp

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    The gyakousou x Nike gillet not bad. Slim fitting tho
     
  10. Foxhound

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    Not into those sporty vests, I would love to pickup this, Man 1924 Wool Herringbone vest.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. AriGold

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    agree with oli here, almost everyone can find OTR shoes that fit well enough to not make any visual difference which can't necessarily be said for clothes.
     
  12. thebrownman

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    FTFY
     
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  13. Journeyman

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    Alan's not that tall and he's quite slim and light, so Foxhound could probably pick him up fairly easily. I don't know whether he'd be able to carry him around once he'd picked him up, though.
     
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  14. Prince of Paisley

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    It seems to be a rule that places with tattooed hipster baristas tend to serve nicer coffee. And, not to sound ageist nor sexist, but young, pretty gals tend to make terrible coffee, and the perfume they put on their wrists screw up the taste profile of the cup as well (all baristas should be banned from wearing perfume below the elbow). That is, unless the pretty lass is a tattooed hipster, then you're good. You know a place is good when they throw around words like "Auction Lot" and "V60" and "Bourbon Washed"...
     
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    With vests, I like the diamond-pattern quilted ones but the size of the pattern/distance between diagonal lines need to be right.
     
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  17. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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  18. Foxhound

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    Wanna know how I got these scars?
     
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    I have to admit price wise there is a difference between MTM shirt and MTM shoes but if stick to the principle that a "poorly fitted shoes will always contribute more to health problems than a poorly fitted shirts" (or suits for that matter)....and I don't think you have to have a podiatrist issues for that to apply
     
  20. Foxhound

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    That's funny coming from a guy whose taking me out for lunch tomorrow.
     
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