Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Foxhound, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    You should order half a dozen pairs from Ambrosi to go with your jackets from TOJ.

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  3. Geoffrey Firmin

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  4. Arch3r

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    I had no idea they did trousers. I have a few ties and scarves from berg which are excellent.

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    Bought.
     
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    Awesome. Please post up how they go, am curious to see how they are. They had some nice corduroys late last year which I contemplated.
     


  6. Foxhound

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    I'll consider doing that after I get a girlfriend.
     


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    Does anyone know of a cobbler in Sydney who can fit flush toe taps?

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    Have tried Coombs in the Strand Arcade. They'll only attach it on top of the sole. Other cobblers won't even do that since it affects the balance of the shoe.

    Double Monk has a cobbler in Melbourne that can do it, but I'd prefer to do it locally.
     
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  8. Oli2012

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    I bought a pair of Shuron Freeways today. I plan to turn them into sunglasses:

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    Taking a stab in the dark as to fit unfortunately.
     


  9. AndrewRogers

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    Shuron frames are great. Fit is often dictated simply by dimensions but, I don't know, perhaps the materials used by the company help. Mine (script glasses) have lasted a long time and fit well. They were a bargain, too. The frames were about $80.
     


  10. Journeyman

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    I didn't know that Double Monk had found a cobbler in Melbourne who would do it.

    I haven't heard of anyone in Sydney who will fit flush toe-taps, and I'm pretty sure that other Sydney members here have asked around on several occasions.

    Most cobblers are reluctant to install flush toe-taps on shoes as it involves skiving a bit of the leather off the bottom of the sole and then screwing the toe-taps in and so, as a result, I haven't heard of any cobblers who are willing to do it.

    It's worth noting that, while flush toe-taps look really nice, they don't really perform any better than the usual, crescent-shaped toe taps, as long as the toe-taps are positioned properly. You can get the crescent-shaped toe-taps in either metal or plastic/nylon and they're cheap and durable. I think that the primary (and perhaps only) advantage of the flush toe-taps is that they look nice!
     


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    And in news that actually matters, Melbourne handed Collingwood a 6 goal hiding today.
     


  12. Geoffrey Firmin

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  13. Prince of Paisley

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  14. Arch3r

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    I have flush taps on all my shoes via double monk Melbourne. Unfortunately resoling these shoes I've either had to get Coombs to hack it up which is ok but is nowhere near as nice as flush. Or you can send back to Melb and have DM do it, I believe it's about $25 shipping each way plus resole/taps.

    Doublemonk Sydney are apparently trying to convince an old cobbler to come back out of retirement to do just flush taps for them. But this remains to be seen.
     
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    What's the cost of dm melb to add caps?
     
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