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

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  1. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    Colour lining sounds a bit scary. Would the colour not rub off on your socks?
     


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    Im sure the guys a good bloke, i just dont like his 1s and 2s
     


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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Dunno, I pretty much only wear navy and charcoal socks anyways. (Pantherella's of course)
     


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    Speaking of socks, Myer has a brand called 'Lafitte', which I've found to be very good quality. Most of them are about $12/pair, most of them are made in Australia, and, get this, some of them come with a 1 year warranty against holes in the toe!
     


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    ditto - variations on grey and navy socks (various dots/plain/weave)

    Jason has some great pantharella socks if im not mistaken?

    EDIT: well i obviously didnt see jason's comment re pantherella! :)
     
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    Plestor Senior member

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    Both navy fun socks guys I see.

    To be honest I'm likely to order even more staples next time.

    AE are overpriced for people with equal acces to European / American shoes (eg importing both to outside the EU). Nothing offensive or bad about them tho -- then again I own multiple pairs of (plain) captoes ... in black.
     
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    Most of my socks are shades of grey and black. Also have a pair of mid blue and a pair of wine fun socks from Jason.

    I have a problem. A pair of mahogany wholecuts from Bartalesi which, some of you might remember, I bought late last year. Haven't worn them in months because they have been causing blisters on my pinky toe due to a deceptively low/narrow toebox. Last ditch effort today, I'm going to try putting a couple of inserts in to push my feet back so my toes get a bit more room. Otherwise, I think I will either need to flip them or do a pass-me-down to an ungrateful cousin.
     
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    Two of my pairs have purple lining and so far, there's been no issue.
     


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    Oh stop showing off, Mr. Nelson ;)
     


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    Haha Gee so sorry guy's, I'm an 20yr old intern at UBS IBD so cant go dressing around in the most 'look at me' possible products ever (nor would I want to).. Yes to be honest I'm just thoroughly
    pleased with the quality, shape, and style and my first observations are that they live up to their tag of a classic business shoe, nor have I seen anything around Sydney that I would even consider for the same price tag ~$350, admittedly I haven't been shoe shopping in all the boutiques around town, but they are a monolithic step up from my previous rockports.. Pretty sure they look a lot better then 99.4% of the other shoes I see walking around, but haters gonna hate :)
    I will however change the lace configuration, it's just how they came shipped.
     


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    Easy claim to make, but what's your justification for this? They're $270 shipped from endless.com when I buy them.
     


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    At nordstrom. they are at 219+ shipping. I pay around $270 for AEs from endless. They have 20% off time to time. One just finished last week.I quite like AE to be honest. But I do agree AEs are not "sleek" business shoes. Then again I prefer a bit of laid back look.
    Steve Maddens and Jimmy Choos are 2 complete different class of shoes. Last time I checked DJs they had few nice Jimmy Choos shoes. The finish on them was perfect. But can't justify paying $800+ for them. But if they were under $300 I would actually pick up a pair.Steve Maddens on the other hand.....
     
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    Wow,that's a bit steep for them. Did you see those in the store front on Russell St, or the outlet shop inside the KPMG building?
     


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    I'd rather have Herring* / Loake 1880 / Barker* / Meermin for less^ having handled (and owned Loake/Herring and Alden too for that matter) all of them bar meermin?


    *Some dodgy models.
    ^Actually I'd probably just pay more and go to C&J/ Carmina /DC Lewis/Vass ect. but given that is my budget...

    Obviously there are some stylistic exceptions.

    Eta: Mbuck, I nitpick -- I really wouldn't worry. Fit diffrences are more important and will actually make a bigger visual diffrence that the change of quality I talk about. (OT) Also I assume you mean some kind of coop deal?
     
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