Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
anyone on this?
An unfortunate choice of phrase.
haha sorry gents, only realised the indiscretion after re-reading it. d'oh!
thinking carmina tan leather loafer vs C&J sydney dark brown leather loafer. open to other suggestions for the 'perfect' penny loafer
I feel leather will be more versatile and last longer than suede.
I'd imagine Gerry will go out swinging.
BTW they gave me a good price on a steam station.
Just paid $60 for shipping a pair of shoes to the States (exchange as size was too small). Sixty fucking dollars. $44 for shipping. $3 box. $9 "security surcharge". Numbers have been rounded down.
What a joke this shit is. Now it's actually cost me MORE buying these shoes online than what it would have if I bought them here. My jimmies are fucking rustled.
Been there done that.. My record was 3 returns just for buying a plain pair of brown captoes. First lot off Herring, Cheaneys I think they were. Too big, elongated last. They went back for about $70 postage.
Second and third were for a pair of Kent Wang, again plain brown captoe both really big makes and far too elongated, even sizing down to an 8.5uk. $70 each time.
In the end I just bought my Carmina's, which I should have done in the first place because I knew they fit instead of shelling out $210 postage to try and save a bit of money.
This is exactly why I now stick to one brand and last of dress shoes... It does limit your options but returns are just so damn costly (particularly when, like me, you have a difficult foot to fit).
Other than the security surcharge though, I don't think postal rates Aus > US are really different from postal rates US > Aus, it's just that most retailers you buy from have bulk agreements in place, have more shipping options and eat some of the cost themselves.
E.g Posting shoes from US to Aus at normal Priority Male rates is about $45.
id quite like a darker brown corodovan split toe penny if you find some - i think carmina make one on an unattractive last
the tan penny loafer than you mention is nice - but i dunno about the colour ...
i'd rock this in natural leather purely for the patina.
I wub u
Dam just realised Pitt Street was in Sydney
Hi mate, which jacket are you referring to ? care to post a pic ?
I have picked up a PRL Garrison Charcoal flannel suit in 36R for $420 down from $1400. The jacket needs chest and waist taken in,sleeves shortened and tapered.And the pants hamming and slimming. Probably another $200 to do the whole alterations.
I think you have cleaned up my sizes at the outlet. Your avatar says "36R " );
This is how it look like- (these are not my pics)
Can't disagree with that, but I will swear by my Snowgum wool base layers under the rain jacket for a commute on a crisp morning - maybe 25% of the time in Melb. They do a great job of keeping you warm, and don't stink on the way home. Icebreaker wool tops would also do the same job.
right now i'm considering whether to get the Orion or Bosun jackets from Mission Workshop. Won't be using them til next year. I'm hoping it might make me want to keep cycling in the 2 coldest months of winter :/
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