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

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  1. sochumpy

    sochumpy Well-Known Member

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    Im not real sure, im going to talk to him about another pair and see if he's interested in me passing on his details. His english is next to non existant so if you have a spanish speaking friend to bring along that would help.
    Will update on this soon.
     


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    sochumpy Well-Known Member

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    yeah my thinking was just replacing them. Got topy put on them as well so they should last me 2 years if treated well i think.
     


  3. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    Poor old Chilean guy is going to get avalanched by strangers who keep saying 'Style forum, you know style forum?' to him.
     


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    tobiasj Senior member

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    Having spent a couple of months in Chile, I just wanted to mention that Chilean bears only a passing resemblance to Spanish.
     


  5. sochumpy

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    Well i could have said castellano speaking friend but for simplicity lets go with spanish. Spanish spoken by spaniards sounds funny to me but it's probably like how we sound to the English (or Americans to the English).
     
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  6. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Calling a man "Spanish" is a grave insult in Chile.
     


  7. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    Oh so you're bilingual? I would've thought the comparison between Spanish in Chile and Spanish in Spain would be more extreme--like BBC English vs 'Ebonics' or something. Anyway, it's actually Guatemalan and Colombian Spanish that sound the clearest to me. In Chile I struggled massively.
     


  8. sochumpy

    sochumpy Well-Known Member

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    or "mexican"
     


  9. sochumpy

    sochumpy Well-Known Member

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    no not really, Spaniards just sound like they have a lisp and over prounounce thier S.
    I have not heard many other south american speakers to compare.
     


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    looks pretty sweet, sochumpy. what jaypee said - is it possible for us to grab his details?
     


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    Good choice lol, the lining is like he paint they use on cars that changes colour depending how the light reflects off it. Wasn't me I was in there on Friday morning.
     


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    Petepan Senior member

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    Yeah, I would also be interested.

    To overcome the communications barrier, someone should be managing orders for this old man. I dont mind paying a small commission.

    I am just interested to see whether SF members is able to collectively put this man back into full time employ (and hopefully pass on his valuable skills to a younger generation).

    A good manager should also be creative and see whether he can source good quality leathers from say, Indonesia/Japan. After all, Ed Et Al in Singapore is able to source good leather.
     


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    may i get the contact as well thanks
     


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    I wasn't sure if you were serious, because they look like what they are - mass-made glued shoes, sold at any variety of pseudo-luxury clothing retailers in Australia (Calibre, Paul Smith, Saba, etc.). Comparing them to English or otherwise bench-made shoes is laughable.
     


  15. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    The quality is certainly crap, or looks pretty crap, but I agree that the style - cap plain toe oxford IIRC - is something that is indeed hard to get in Australia for some unknown reason.
     
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