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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Well-Known Member

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    Lasttye...About the pictures you put up of your Allen Edmonds and the Aldens,everyone will have their own preference for shoe shapes but to me the Aldens are too round in the toe and I like the Allen Edmonds shape better,all my opinion others will disagree. I thought that the Ralph Lauren brogues were a good shape too.
    Some brogues have smaller/finer brogueing ( is that the word ?) than others in IMO that's fine with trousers,but if you are wearing jeans I think that the thicker pattern looks better.
    I wonder what other people think about commando soles on brogues ?,I saw some Allen Edmonds with them and they looked good IMO, ( these are not the same as commando boot soles ).
     
  2. browniecj

    browniecj Well-Known Member

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    That was the other combinations.Both very smart Ace and Eights.
     
  3. browniecj

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    I prefer Allen Edmonds shape,they were nearer to the "Royals" toe shape.I could compare them with the originals.
     
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    browniecj Well-Known Member

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    I paid about £25(`68 prices) from the Factory Shop,on the Stalls they were about £15.When the cheap copies came out you could pick one up for a tenner/maybe less. :)
     
  5. Aces and Eights

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    I have just realized that I had written m.o.m suit (Man of Mystery) instead of m.t.m suit (made to measure) - too many acronyms
     
  6. browniecj

    browniecj Well-Known Member

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    I do not think,from `68 until today,I have not been without a Sheepskin for too long.During the early 70s I had what was classed as a "Long Haired" Sheepskin-that lasted me bloody years.Today(courtesy of Shep)I have a dark fleeced one-beautiful coat.
     
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    Don`t worry Mate,we knew what you meant-I think!!!:D
     
  8. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Well-Known Member

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    I am interested in what you blokes have to say about made to measure suits,it does make me a bit depressed to think that every town centre and most main high streets would have had a tailor...now they seem to be an endangered species.
    I remember having a pair of trousers made to measure,because i was so narrow in the waist compared to my height I found that trousers never fitted properly...I have never had a made to measure suit and now I don't even own a suit !,sad but true.
     
  9. Lasttye

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    I think my Allen Edmonds are just a tad narrow...and agree the Alden's are just to round...both are not like the shape of the Royals.
    Take a look at my Cheanys Brogues...nice shape ..they only come in Black...although they did do a burnished Brown....but now discontinued i believe .

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  10. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Well-Known Member

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    Lasttye....Yes those Cheaneys look tidy too,i saw some Cheaney Romney longwings on that herring shoe website,not sure if they are the same shape as yours ( also they have a rubber sole ).
    I have to say that its probably easier for you in London to get to see the actual shoes,theres not much choice down here,a lot of shops that were ok are now selling rubbish shoes IMO,ten years ago John Lewis used to sell some nice shoes but not now.
     
  11. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Well-Known Member

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    Sheepskin coats...Going back in the 70s lads from Bristol used to go to Street and Glastonbury in Somerset for sheepskin coats,Morlands was there and there was quite a few shops selling sheepskins and leather coats and jackets.
    I haven't been down there for a while so I don't know what its like now,but I did a quick search online and found this site www.ewenique.co.uk. their sheepskin coats are £650.
    I have had 2 sheepskins in the past,i remember that the Hide and Leather place near Avonmouth had a showroom/shop and I bought one in there.
     
  12. BillyWhizz

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    Cerneabbas, you've just triggered a long forgotten memory for me going back to 1970!

    I pestered the hell out of my Mum and Dad to buy me a Sheepskin & I remember there was a factory shop or outlet store of some sort in Somerset. Eventually we all piled in the car and took a drive down to Somerset. When we got to this place, Mum and Dad bought themselves a sheepskin each, but refused point blank to pay that kind of money on one for me (I seem to remember they were about £25) as they reckoned I'd ruin it inside a month.... I'm not sure I ever forgave them.[​IMG]
     
  13. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Well-Known Member

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    Billy Whizz...Good story,that was the trouble for us young uns then, we had to rely on parents,birthday or Christmas presents or paper round money to get any clobber....I will say that it did make you appreciate something when you had saved up to buy it,taught you what money was worth IMO.
    I read a book once set in South Africa and it mentioned people wearing sheepskin coats,are they popular over there ?,I remember when the world cup was on the radio some of the commentators were surprised how cold some venues were.
     
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    Cerneabbas, It can get quite cold here during the winter months - June/July/August especially at night, but it's never really as cold as England gets. I've never seen anyone in a sheepskin here, but I'm sure you would find people wearing them up in the mountains of the Drakensburg where it snows in winter and down in the Cape which is far more of an 'English' climate... Some of the traditional Africans in the bush wear sheepskins. By that I mean an actual sheep's skin draped over their shoulders for warmth.

    Right now we are going from winter to spring and it was 31 degrees Celsius in Jo'burg today. [​IMG]
     
  15. cerneabbas

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    Billy Whizz...Well its definitely starting to get a bit colder here now...As for sheepskin coats if its just for keeping warm there are a lot better,lighter,more waterproof and cheaper coats available now I suppose....I wont be getting another one but I did like them back in the day.
     
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    Sheepskins are only ok in dry cold conditions....The rain ruins them.....Thats if its genuine Shearling Sheepskin that is.
     
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    Lasttye,you have seen my Royals,and Allen Edmonds MacNeil are the nearest you get to them.What is forgotten is how shaped the actual Royals were.
     
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    Question-Why wear a Sheepskin if it is cold and raining??Not only do they get ruined(any geniune Sheepskin)but they weigh a bloody ton.If it was wet and cold-I would have worn a Crombie or similar.Plus I always carried an Umbrella.
     
  19. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Well-Known Member

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    To be fair you don't always know that its going to rain you just get caught in it,i used to wear a sheepskin to football,it might be dry here but by the time you got off the train it could be raining and sheepskins do weigh a ton when their wet !.
    Also we were just saying that we remember getting sheepskins treated with something to stop them getting "spotted" if they did get rained on.
     
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  20. Lasttye

    Lasttye Well-Known Member

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    Agree with that Broeniecj....The only Royals i have seen since 69 are your Royals Plain Caps,:)
     

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