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

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  1. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    This could be cool. I have a friend I used to work with up in Sydney who now works in fashion PR, i'll drop her a line and put some feelers out in the next week after I've finished getting all the new gear up on the site. PM me if you know anyone too.
     


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    Wow, GN, signing up for walks just to justify buying a new pair of shoes. Haha!

    New suit commission looks good. I have an appointment with Tom next week to get another suit and a few more shirts. I thinking something grey and sensible(ish) to go with my navy and sensible(ish) one. Then I will get something a little more interesting next time. Really looking forward to it.
     


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    Think twice (or even three times) before you buy big, heavy boots with ankle support for a long bushwalk. There is a substantial body of argument about this which says that heavy boots will tire you out, that they put unnecessary strain on your legs/joints, and that ankle support is unnecessary and doesn't allow your ankles to work (mechanically) as they should. Bizarre as it might sound, Dunlop KT26s are actually a big favourite among some very experienced bushwalkers.

    FWIW I did the Overland Track in Dunlop KT26s four years ago and found them to be great (mind you, that is a very well-maintained trail, a lot of it on boardwalks). I did the 'W' trek in Patagonia a little more recently in light Merrell low-rise boots, and these are what I'd recommend for most hiking.

    My advice is to do your own research, and please, not on menswear message boards :)
     


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    Looks great Gerry. I've contemplated a birds eye or nail head several times and one is definitely in my future somewhere! I'm a big fan of subtle pattern or texture that looks solid from a distance but has the extra interest up close.
     


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    He's gotta look good whilst hiking!! Haha those Dunlops get browny points for the retro look. i love it.
     


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    Agree with almost all his advice and yours above other than that I would say if you're only going to own one hiking shoe, get something that is ankle height & waterproof (but breatheable). Won't save you from creek crossings but is a godsend for deepish puddles & heavy rain etc.

    Oh and GN if you are going to get a leather boot, at least get one with a vibram sole! Those RMWs don't look like they have much grip at all.
     
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    Tossing up whether to get some RM Williams suede craftsmans or get one or two more casual type shoes from Meermin. Would probably go a pair of the dark brown suede monks. Wish they had a ready to wear blue suede oxford/semibrogue. Why does no-one sell blue suede? I've always loved the idea of it for a casual shoe.
     


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    That was me thanks, I ended up buying a jack spade mac - it actually arrived yesterday. I'm very happy with it. It need a few minor alterations but as best I can tell its essentially the same as a mackintosh Duncan but a bit slimmer, ie almost the same as Epaulet coat: http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1368/Epaulet-x-Mackintosh-Dowanhill/Detail.

    It's going to be perfect for spring. I still plan to buy a navy one with a wool liner though for colder days.
     
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    elvis fan?
     


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    Excuse my ignorance, but which uniqlo site? Just checked the UK site and it's still 90 odd pounds
     


  13. DartagnanRed

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    Never actually saw a pic of him in blue suedes, did he actually wear them?
     


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    no t'was a joke re:blue suede shoes:)

    FWIW ive got dusty pale blue suede driving shoes... my fave
     
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    http://www.start-london.com/bangor-navy-brogues.html - Blue Suede for you. On sale too.
     


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