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

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  1. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Well-Known Member

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    I got a pair of Loake Chesters in tan. Been after some tan brogues for a while.
     
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    Using a service like shipito would bring the shipping down to at least half that I would imagine (L&C does free shipping inside the US), even if you use FedEx. Worth investigating - use the calculator on the shipito site to see how much it would be approx.
     
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    I'm surprised I don't hear any excitement about the new Steve Madden store opening on Bourke Street! :uhoh:
     
  4. blahman

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    ^^ That post just reminded me to go down to Rivers to check out some suede chukkas for absolutely beater wear.
    With regards to Saba trousers, I have a pair of low rise navy chidori cotton trousers. 8" leg opening so slim but not nutty skinny (compared to my pair of country road wool/cashmere one with 7.75" leg opening anyway :uhoh:), but the seat is ridiculously tight on me. I finally understood what nuthugging meant from experience with those pants.
     
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  5. Naka

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    What is the quality like at Saba? I've only ever poked my head in before for some sweaters but they didn't have any I liked. Is it one of those only-buy-when-on-sale stores like Oxford?
     
  6. blahman

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    In a word: Yes.

    Just like every other Australian fashion brand, the retail prices are stupid and they all probably come from the same factory in China.
     
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    Aren't all stores like this? Seriously.. who spends full-price at retail these days?** Oxford has virtually had non-stop sales or two years anyway!

    I'm planning on an Azzaro run after lunch. They should have their new Cantarelli Tailor suits in stock. Anyone else want to come down for a look-see?

    **realises the irony of his comment having just spent full-price at retail yesterday :embar:
     
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  8. lennier

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    Tempted but too much on today. I live in Sth Melb though so might check them out on saturday, have been meaning to take a look there for ages! Let us know if you get there today and spy anything exciting :)
     
  9. blahman

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    I've learnt to buy from Oxford only when the items are at 70% off now :laugh:
    When do Azzaro usually receive their big new season shipments? Waiting for them to replenish their 46EUs and their summer stuff.
     
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    They tend to not do 'big season shipments'. From what I've seen they get small amounts of new stock all the time.
     
  11. Jimbosaurus

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    Loafers are back from Rekaris. 24 hour turn around and $10 for front and back plastic taps.
     
  12. elvish

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    Saba is made by Sportscraft in the same factories so it's the same quality - fine for basics but I wouldn't buy a suit or shoes.
     
  13. lennier

    lennier Well-Known Member

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    So is it just me or are others finding the new forum very slow and problematic? Both firefox and chrome on different machines appear far more sluggish than the old forum, and firefox particularly is very frequently getting 'unresponsive script' popups. Too many external advertising links possibly or just some rough edges on the design still.
     
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    Same - also I have lost all the sticky's... had them at first, now they are gone!
     
  15. blahman

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    Also posts that get posted in the wrong thread and even MORE spam.
     
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    The Rivers Desert boots don't look right at all to me.

    The only decent cheap desert boots I've seen are these - @ $50 - only in two colours beige and black - sadly no dark brown

    http://www.trafficfootwear.com.au/estore/style/charles-m.aspx

    Richmond Plaza on corner Bridge and Church near Rivers outlet

    edit:: or online
    http://www.zappos.com/search/clarks+desert+boot/filter/orig/clarks+desert+boot
     
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  18. tone76

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    *cough* AdBlock Plus *cough*

    I haven't noticed any slowdowns, but it is taking a little while for me to get used to.

    That said, the new B&S system is winning.
     
  19. Naka

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    +1. Want that sidebar to go away forever? AdBlock does wonders on my netbook when I want to actually read posts.
     
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    Yes, me too, any advice on blocking ads gratefully accepted!
     
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