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

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  1. Romp

    Romp Well-Known Member

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    We have a wool/linen/mohair blend. Linen in the weft and wool in the warp. Still has the slubbiness of linen however better memory to help with the creasing. Still wont ease creasing like a pure wool. PJohnson have other blends to help with the creasing i.e. wool/linen

    If you are getting into linen you need to have the expectation of creasing, its part of its charm.
     
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  2. Stebbin

    Stebbin Well-Known Member

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    I believe it's still possible to get decent shoes for under $200, albeit you have to go to overseas channels. I have a couple of pairs of MTO calfskin shoes from Shanghai Tianzi which are exceptional quality for the price of $221 USD. I've also found another supplier of goodyear calfskin shoes in China that make sub-$200 shoes. I haven't tried them yet but if they can deliver, it's a ridiculously good deal.
     
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    Could just be me but I don't think MTO is a great idea for a shoe noob.
     
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    They do come in standard sizes but the flipside is you don't have an opportunity to try them yourself before purchase, which has problems for the relatively inexperienced.
     
  5. The Ernesto

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    Isn't this generally acknowledged? Did he acknowledge it himself? I can't remember.

    Been a long time. I thought he was ace as well.
     
  6. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    Smeg, extremely impressed with the flange discussion. Should be more of it.

    There was an excellent article that kind of explained manufacturing in Europe (Germany in particular) and how it excelled (traditionally at least) at the mid size company level. Was all based on family run businesses usually tied to a small or medium sized town. Interesting stuff.
     
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  7. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    Hehehe.
     
  8. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Well-Known Member

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    Pics would be great, there's very few in-the-wild pics I've seen of Shanghai Tianzi.
     
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    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    I've posted several photos here of my Shanghai Tianzi Shoes. For the price, they're ridiculously good (quality is very good, too, especially for the price).
     
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    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    So, would you say the quality is good, for the price?
     
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  11. lachyzee

    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    More that the price is good for the quality, if I am interpreting correctly.
     
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  12. Stebbin

    Stebbin Well-Known Member

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    The calf leather they use gets buttery soft around the heels and ankles after repeat wears and they can also put on a topy sole for free if you order their goodyear welted shoes. An excellent value proposition, especially with the option of custom sizing and designs.
     
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  13. fxh

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    WIWY - Hail 12C. Winter Ivy
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    Jacket - Vintage Anderson Little - Tweed brown, 3 button, no darts, hook vent, natural shoulders, 1/4 lined etc.
    Shirt - LE Hyde Park blue OCBD before they went wrong
    Tie - Vintage Australian fine weave wool brown
    Trousers - Euroa Clothing (Aust)- what we here call moleskins but really a soft thick twill. 8" bottom - 13" front rise. Not sure they still make 'em like this
    Shoes - Dark Brown pebble grain and suede brogue co-respondants.
     
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  14. fxh

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    Calm down little buddy.
    Open or closed is a descriptor - not a preference.
    AFWIW I think in most cases theres bugger all difference that people would notice in closed or open.
    I have often touted open laced as more forgiving and therefore best for fit in many cases.
     
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    Did anyone head to the Syd Herringbone pop up sale in the end? Curious as to whether there are any 40 knits for possible proxy-ing...
     
  17. lachyzee

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    Opinions on the make up of mid-grey flannel trousers separates - pleats/flat fronts? belt loops/side adjusters? definitely cuffed.

    I'm probably leaning toward flat front/belt loops, which has become my standard for other odd trousers at the moment. Suits are single reverse pleat/side adjusters.
     
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    Talking about affordable decent shoes - has anyone here tried Jocent Royal shoes? At around $250 for GYW. They offer a MTM service here in Melb where they will come around and measure you themselves (seems like a good idea given most MTM things I've seen where people measure themselves!) the web site is a bit confusing - it seems they offer both RTW and MTM but it isn't clear.
     
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    fxh Well-Known Member

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    Here you go Oli

    Height Increasing Shoes

    Color: Black
    . Style: Handmade laceup dress shoes style
    . Totally invisible 6cm height increasing
    . Will not be notice by others even when you take them off
    . 3.5cm normal heel
    . 3.5cm hidden heel
    . Quality cow leather uppers provides extreme comfort
    . Pig leather linings promote a healthy foot environment by drawing moisture away
    . Prime urethane shock absorption soft pads
    . Flexible Rubber outsole with tread detailing for sure footing with each step
    . Supply Europe size 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42,


    Embarrassment Free
    . We will ship your order in a shoes box and packed a plain bags outside or use plain box with no markings or labels that say anything about the product
    . Without any word like height increasing or elevator shoes at the outside bags, invoice, shipping form or anywhere
    . We will also declare the shoes as men's shoes or sample shoes to prevent embarrassing
    . Our name on the invoice will be Constep Shoe Company or Personal's name
    . No one will know what is inside!

    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...ess-Office-Shoes-Oxford/314505_606553640.html
     
  20. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    Both :lol:



    +1
     
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