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

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  1. streetminimal

    streetminimal Senior member

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    Yep! Free post also.
     
  2. Pink Socks

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    Wow, honoured.
     
  3. thebrownman

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    Who here owns Cheaney shoes? I've been especially pleased with the standard of their Classic Collection.

    And, their Imperial Signature line with fiddleback waists and channeled soles looks especially lovely.
     
  4. Journeyman

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    I've got a couple of pairs of the "Cheaney for Herringbone" collection from a few years back.

    Whilst they were overpriced at full price (which was no doubt why they had a truckload of them to sell at the warehouse sales once they started stocking C&Js), they're nice, well-made shoes.
     
  5. Romp

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    Yeah i like bresciani the best but at $14 these pantherellas still represent great value
     
  6. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    After a bit of a break due to an all-too-brief family holiday, here is today's outfit:

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    Details:

    - Charcoal suit by Herringbone Sydney;
    - White and blue pencil-stripe shirt by Borrelli;
    - Navy tie with origami crane print by Emporio Armani (1996 - one of the oldest ties that I have that I still wear);
    - Burgundy Pantherella cotton socks; and
    - Chocolate-brown, plain captoe balmorals from Zegna's "fatte a mano" line.
     
  7. burnso

    burnso Senior member

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    I do, the 'Herring Baldwin'. Built on the 11028 last.
    My best pair of shoes, unfortunately they are a lighter colour than expected (dark leaf) so harder for me to wear atm.

    What pairs do you have, and where are you buying them from?

    I was just having a browse again (http://www.cheaney.co.uk/mens-shoes/1/classic) and appreciate the feedback re. the Classic Collection quality. They of course look beautiful, as do the Imperial line. Im certain Id be happy with any of their range TBH.
     
  8. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    You *may* cop some stick for that tie from others but I like it, and how you wear it. Actually I'd even approve of it more with a tie bar - a nod to Willy Loman in his Studebaker a little above Yonkers.
     
  9. JimmyHoffa

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    I think the origami tie is excellent! I want one! It is a real swanky design.
    1996, when the width of your tie said something about your anatomy....those were the days.
    Actually, I lie, I think I was still wearing white fluffy pillows in 1996.

    Seeing as we are talking about winter clothing, my navy Drakes cashmere gloves and lambswool scarf arrived from E.T today. Because Shaya was a week or two late in shipping it all out, he threw another pair of cashmere gloves in. Shaya = legend. Anyway, lambswool scarf by Drakes, knitted in Scotland might be a bit overkill for a typical winter in Sydney, but the gloves, which are also knitted in Scotland, should be fine. Oh, and I also tried one of his cotton/linen scarves; perfect for April/May.
     
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  10. Prince of Paisley

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    I take your point here but it's probably little consolation for poor old Lenny!

    Parade uniforms or even strong shouldered British/Atlantic suits of the early C20th are one thing, but creased sleeves probably don't look as well on an MJ Bale soft shouldered jobbie (I think I recall he bought it from MJB or I could be imagining it...) Also, I doubt his alterations tailor had Chicka in mind when he put the jacket sleeves into a trouser press rather than steaming the creases out; sounds more like carelessness to me.

    Lenny probably the best way forward is to take to a dry cleaner and ask them to press it, you might ask the retailer to pay for this as there seems no reason why you should be out of pocket for their (or their nominated tailor's) mistake.
     
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  12. elisiX

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    Guys I've got an appointment with Hayel and Sons next week to have a series of both formal and casual shirts tailored. Other than the odd sleeve shortening or denim hemming, I've not had much experience with this.

    I made the appointment with these guys on a recommendation from a friend. Though I was wondering what you guys might think of them, and if you might have any other suggestions. I will be hemming denim, trousers and shortening shirts and sleeves.

    Cheers.
     
  13. JimmyHoffa

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    If the jeans are selveged, you'll need to take the jeans to someone that can chain stitch them. I don't know if a regular tailor can do it, as it needs specialised equipment.
     
  14. blahman

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    Been up in Geelong for work and starting to wear a mullet.

    Need a good cobbler down here to get topy done and a reheeling. Any suggestions?

    Bought a pair of Cheaney O'Tooles couple of years ago. Still fantastic condition apart of cuts by concrete footpaths and I wear them like 3 times a week even since I need to carry light. Great shoes for $200~ shipped.
     
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    Selvedge and chainstitched hems have nothing to do with one another. A jean with a non-selvedge outseam may have chainstitched hems, it may not - there's no link between the two.

    However, if the OPs jeans do have chainstitched hems and he would like to keep them, then yes, they'd require a Union Special sewing machine to do the job for him.
     
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    They're my Acne Max Raw and Cash. Neither selvedge I believe.

    Another question, should Waproo suede silicon spray be enough, with a few coats, to prevent indigo running from your denim into your light colored suede shoes?
     
  17. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks everyone who bought socks today, all orders are packed and ready to sep tomorrow.

    Jason
     
  18. elisiX

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    Looking forward to receiving them Jason.

    I've been wearing Happy Socks more the last few months (my first non 5 for $12.95 pack socks) and they have been great.

    I have never tried something at the level of Panthrella.
     
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    Manuhiri Well-Known Member

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    I am finding socks a problematic issue. I have recently been transitioning to all Bresciani (mainly OTC) socks. They are super comfortable and great looking. However, my issue is durability. They don't seem to last very long. So I'm thinking I need to find some acceptable, harder wearing socks for daily work duties and save the Bresciani for more important occasions. I have some Viccel and they fit well and seem quite durable but they look a bit dodgy and their colours are fairly dubious. Would appreciate any suggestions.
     
  20. labravajazz

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    Whatever - IMO Michel's more helpful and very honest. Seeing that same owners of the other shops maybe explains the really limited range of product available. I once tried to get some dainite or ridgeway soles - Brices and Coombes never heard of either, applying Topy is the about the only option! The other day I went to both stores to get a pair of light brown laces. Same reply at both stores "we got black or brown". Went to DJs same answer. I pointed out how many pairs of shoes they were trying to sell which would need other colours than dark brown or black, the SA said those shoes all come with laces when you buy them! Perhaps they only expect the shoes to last as long as the laces.....:/
     
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