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

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  1. burnso

    burnso Senior member

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    Hey guys, I have a pair of new shoes that Im not sure about, and would really appreciate any feedback on how you would wear them.

    They are Herring Baldwins (http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=5670) in colour 'Dark Leaf'

    - they are lighter than I expected (chestnut colour, so they are reddish brown, and look a fair bit darker in person than the pics, but in the sun you can see they appear 'orangey')
    - they are a bit out of my comfort zone atm (colour)
    - Im only just building my wardrobe, so am basically just arranging 'smart casual' and better quality of 'casual' - tees and hoodies ruled ;)
    - trying to figure out when they would be appropriate/ look their best

    So far Ive concluded:
    - that are ideally for summer, during the daytime
    - not suitable for casual? ...pref. smart casual (chinos>) and with a button up shirt, or suits
    - lighter colour suits (although I dont think they look too bad with my dark navy suit o_O)
    - a good choice for some 'cocky shoes' for the races

    Seeing those recent pics from Rob (from O&J) in his blue chinos and brown Carminas, Im thinking they would suit well in a similar situation/ style?


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    Thanks for any opinions.
     
  2. Prof. B. Bear

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  3. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    I think you could wear those with blue, dark brown pants (or jeans) without too much trouble. You could probably get away with wearing them with a navy suit, so long as the fabric isn't too dark and/or a formal plain weave. I wouldn't wear them with a shiny light coloured suit unless you want to look like a spiv. On the other hand you will blend in at the races. But whatever you do, for God's sake burn those slippers top left!
     
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    GF you will need to let it dry awhile before applying creme/polish. Why did you use saddle soap on it when you had just conditoned it? You may need to condition again. I like the look of the patinated brass buckle too.
     
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  5. DartagnanRed

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    I found this and thought it was quite interesting: a wholecut with wing tip style brogueing:

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  6. LonerMatt

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    ...with a rather gross colour scheme IMO.

    Gerry - I was checking your tumblr out today, I reckon I can almost pinpoint your house based on that lane shot mate!

    I'm heading back to Melbourne soon, apart from double monks anything else worth wandering through?
     
  7. Romp

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    its a rarity in sydney anywhere! Even i cant pull it off in my day job as its too far from the norm. Ill sometimes do a white fold at work but usually reserve it for when im dressed down in separates otherwise feel naked. Ill always pocket square for non work occassions



    Typically i find the lighter shade of brown the more casual and harder to pull off. Those would be fine with navy pants and a button down shirt or a pair of nice jeans (mid blues through to dark would work). Theyd work with a grey pair of pants too but nothing thats too dark/borderline black

    I wouldnt wear them with a light colour suit. Light grey suits i prefer black shoes.
     
  8. strumpey

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    Like any business overheads are important. Leiluna are in a crappy building, with an interesting lift, quite simple room where they do their alterations. Argy are in the shopping strip of Chifley. So you may have a point there.

    But notwithstanding that, I've had to put up with some crap tailors with outrageous price tags. I ended up calling Hugo Boss years ago who put me in touch with Leiluna and haven't used anyone else since. I tend not to get major alterations done though, just simple stuff. I tried on a suit this week and they were suggesting some more extensive alterations and said they used argy. So I just wanted to ensure I'd get, as the french say, un bon rapport qualite-prix (good value).
     
  9. elisiX

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    Very nice R. Am yet to venture into PJ for a nice SC.
     
  10. AUSTRALIANTAILOR

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    Picked up a new P Johnson piece today. Trying out the latest Loro Piana 3ply blue-grey weave s120s. Open weave super light and its navy with a grey thread. Matte yet lustrious.
     
    Fully handfinished, half lined, notch lapels, soft shoulder, welt/flap pockets, kissing buttons, button fly, 2inch cuff and the best touch...
    Patrick added some camo pocket detailing as a little surprise (he knows me well)
     
    LOVE the camo detailing.. ill try to get a better picture tomorrow

    Hi Romp, Just wondering the price range?
    Nice work indeed! You chose the "camo" yourself?
     
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  11. joiji

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    Ohshi-
     
  12. DartagnanRed

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    Yes I think it would look nicer in a burgundy of some sort. They're from some Spanish outfit called Andrew Lock. Yet another Spanish shoemaker, though I wouldn't be suprised if they were in some way related to Meermin given the designs.
     
  13. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Andrew is American, just the shoes are made in spain. They have no connection to either Carmina or Meermin, from what I recall. I believe he posted it on his affiliate thread somewhere.
     
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    Thanks for checking it out [​IMG] You're welcome to come by and play the guitars!

    By the way, my Kent Wang long sleeved polo arrived yesterday and I was wearing it today - I ordered a large as per Kent's advice but they sent a medium instead. It was pretty snug around the arms to begin with but stretched out nicely the more i wore it.

    It turned out to be the right size for me and I'm glad for the error!
     
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  15. burnso

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    Thanks for the help, some great info.

    I've got a dark grey suit being made, kind of a steel grey, so thinking that might just sneak in.
    Also thinking twice about pairing them with khaki chinos.

    Prince of Paisley, you baggin' my Aquilas?! ...lol way ahead of you, might keep them around to laugh at occasionally. Its funny, they cost the same as those brown Loakes next to them.
     
  16. JimmyHoffa

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    So even you find it hard to wear a non-white pocket square to work, let alone a square that isn't folded in the pocket?

    Everyone comments on it. Most people don't like it. Even on a 'casual friday' or when you're out on the weekend, people don't like it.
     
  17. AUSTRALIANTAILOR

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    Does anyone know some tailors based in Tasmania? Am going there and would like to check the competition out there.
     
  18. JimmyHoffa

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    After reading this thread, I gave mine to Vinnies, along with an inventory of Tarocash merchandise. I free up space, and I give back to charity. Rocking.
     
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  19. LonerMatt

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    Just emailed Kimber about his boots.

    Awaiting response!
     
  20. Romp

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    Its not that they dont like it, i think its just not common .. In fact ive never ever seen anyone in my workplace wear one except for myself. Id always attract some comments and for that reason ill use it sparingly and subtley because i dont want to be attention seeking
     
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