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

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  1. thebrownman

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    I wouldn't be. Cheaney Imperial Wardour semi brogue retails in Australia for ~ $500, and, at least at McCloud shoes in Melbourne, isn't available in burgundy calf.

    I wore my pair once (for one day inside an office), they cost $380 when new from the UK, and I've had no interest dropping the price down as low as $250. I'm no mathematician, but half the Australian RRP for a pair of shoes worn once. That's a steal.
     
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  3. fxh

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    Whats a fair price is perhaps the wrong question. What might someone pay for them - put yourself in the buyers shoes. (note small word play on shoes)

    As rough rule of thumb when I was doing a lot of trading, not clothes, then a new unwanted item was discounted by 1/3 automatically off new price. When the usual returns, faults and guarantees were not available then even more was taken off.

    That might suggest your Cheaneys on sale now at UK for $187GBP brand new with returns possible - say here as new - less 30% - = $125gbp -----convert to aud$ = $187aud. Would suggest to me that once your Cheaneys get to below $200aud - they will sell.
     
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    +1. This cyclical obsession over brands is something that does irritate me about SF from time to time - years ago it was Ferragamo Tramezza, then Santoni, Edward Green, Vass, C&J, Carmina and Meermin. I'm sure that I've missed out one or two stages in there!

    I've got a number of pairs of shoes to sell, and I'm rather worried about getting a reasonable price for them as they aren't brands that are trendy right now, even though they are fantastic shoes.
     
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    what size are you ?
     
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    what MD said :D
     
  7. Journeyman

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    Most of them are a UK9/US10, but there are a couple of pairs that are a half-size or so larger.
     
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    Thanks. I am us 8-8.5.



    lol
     
  9. sliq

    sliq Well-Known Member

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    haha bugger it, i'm a UK 8/US 9
     
  10. skeen7908

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    Do the Simpson and Robert fit you the same? Do you have narrow/low feet?

    After my experience with the Alcudia (which is supposed to be similar width to the Simpson just a different toebox), I was thinking that it woukd be worth going up half a size in the 2 narrow Carmina lasts.
     
  11. Noblesse

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    Just in case anyone is interested. I went into American Tailors yesterday and bought a gorgeous pair of handgrade C&J Selborne. They were $595 which is a phenomenal price - that's less than ordering online! They had a decent selection of Carmina shoes, however only in the Simpson last. I found I had to size up from 9UK to 10UK. They have an amazing navy slip-on and I was sorely tempted. Maybe another day.
     
  12. elisiX

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    Any idea on fit of Kitsune shirts?

    Just picked one up from their site in L to play it safe.
     
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    I've got both also and the Simpson run slimmer, but I still wear a 9 in both. Robert is also a bit roomier in the heel. Both fit me fairly well though my Simpson are a derby not an Oxford, so probably fit a little bigger than a Simpson with closed lacing would. Hope that helps.
     
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    Does the roomier heel fit you better or cause issues, Jas?

    Does anyone know of any lasts, that in their experience, boast a narrower heel and average to wider forefoot?
     
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    Kind of in between T, it doesn't really cause issues but it certainly doesn't make it better (for my foot anyway). The best middle road I've found is the Meermin olfe last, which fits almost like the Robert but is a bit snigger in the heel.
     
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  18. thebrownman

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    Sweet, thanks guys.

    Joiji, I missed it - what boots are you getting?
     
  19. joiji

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    I never said, there's a Oscar based MTO going on over in the Carmina thread at the moment, so I should be able to provide some insight when that comes to fruition.

    Now that I think about it, Loake's 024/026 lasts are reasonably roomy in the toebox, although I'd say they were still 'average' in the heel area though.
     
  20. Prof. B. Bear

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    Some nice weather in Adelaide today. I really gotta buy a tripod.

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    Shirt - MT
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