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

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  1. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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    Well, I guess I have more to learn on shoes re my comment on Bontoni. I blame this squarely on the dismal state of menswear in Australia in general.

    Anyone like Bally Scribes? They use memory foam instead of cork for the foot bed. Interesting, but shape is very chunky.

    My next destination is Harrolds to check out some Artiolis. I will pretend the prices are in Japanese Yen.
     
  2. apropos

    apropos Senior member

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    For the non-penny pinching Australian members here, I can recommend Max Schweizer for servicing vintage watches.

    Expensive, but worth it.

    My watch is running +1s a day now!

    And on the flipside, stay away from Master Watchmaking - poor communication, don't follow instructions, and expensive to boot.
     
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  3. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I'm a 40r in Osaka block and a 9uk in both simpson and Robert lasts.. Just a shame I have a wedding to pay for in 2.5 months time otherwise I'd be all over both of them.
     
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    oops, sorry. there's nothing wrong with bontoni. it's a question of availability. these brands are sold at rather high prizes in the export markets. they are not cheap in italy either. their focus is on the upper leather and their finishing techniques.

    similar thoughts go to artioli.

    bally scribe is a bit underrated in the sf shoe world. mostly sold in the bally boutíques at boutique prices to the typical bally customer. there's better out in this genre of styles, imo.

    as i said. a lot is a question of availabiltiy and how much time you want to spend on these endeavours.
     
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    +1 - used him for years
     
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    Plestor Senior member

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    What is this new world wine stuff?

    Isn't everyone still drinking first growth Bordeaux? As a bonus you can actually store their bottles reasonably unlike Burgundy...:brick:

    Seriously tho, theres enough Syrahs I'd prefer (without even talking about Rhone style blends) that Grange is an only if I don't have other good options & on you dime proposition.

    On shoes
    They both fit into the poor value rather than any significant problems categoury.

    On lasts, I find that a good waist & heel is vastly under-rated and critical to

    a) A good fit

    b) Asthetics.
     
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    blahman Senior member

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    I thought this kind of coat can be had everywhere for cheap? It's just treated cotton right?

    I have a coat similar to that in black I got in Japan for about AU$230. With removable inner Thinsulate vest. Feels quite heavy and substantial and a very small bit of sheen to it. Belted and has epaulets though...


    And what's this wine stuff? I thought all you cool kids are getting smashed on 151s.





    Oh I found something similar:
    http://www.uktsc.com/e-shop/item/001/127/item126001.html
    Under $200 shipped I say, if you can get one of the Japanese members here to do a proxy for you.
     
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  8. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    I'm a 40R. I could be interested in the navy Osaka.
     
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    Just a look ?? $160 will get you a full hour with one of them in Sydney :devil:
     
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    blahman Senior member

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    ^^A guy I know found a gf at one of those massage places...
     
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    Smart guy.... now he will never have to pay for a massage again....lol
     
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    Romp Affiliate Vendor

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    Where is he? Does he do vintage jaeger?
     
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    i've got a mid tan Bally oxford brogues sitting at home. one of my faves. my pet peeve about them is that the soles have started to split so they need a bit of work :/
     
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    Ha. We might almost have passed each other today wandering around Reservoir St, searching.

    Gutted I couldn't have a look at the Carminas to evaluate. I might just have to take the plunge and go off a C&J sizing comparison. So tempted, but so scared...
     
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