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

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  1. Gilmour

    Gilmour Senior member

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    I wonder why shoe makers are not explaining the difference between their lasts so people can see which lasts will suite their shape of foot better.
     


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    meister Senior member

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    So true. Allan Edmonds makes some effort on their website. That is where SF comes in.
     


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    Prof. B. Bear Senior member

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    Your average pleb doesn't even know what a last is so they probably can't be bothered.
     


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    Gilmour Senior member

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    Cheers for this
     


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    Ah thebrownman beat me to it with the Alden lasts. Tried to post it this morning but it got held up for moderation so excuse its lateness if/when it's approved!

    Quick question re MJ Bale suit sizing. If I'm a 38R in Hugo Boss (yes, yes I know how we all feel about them but it was 50% off, marked down from $1200 and fits like a glove) and size 38 in MJ Bale shirts, is it a safe bet that I'll be 38 in their suits? They're on the SU2 suit block if it's any help.

    (On that note, if anyone's willing to go half in MJ Bale's 2 for $1000 suit deal, throw me a message. I'm in the market for their 'Mudgee Weave Grey' suit - anyone have experience with it?)
     
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    Allen Edmond's last comparison offering is crap.

    Never understood why they don't do a simple flash toggled overlay of last outlines.
     


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    JRolley Well-Known Member

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    Hey could anyone recommend a store or brand in Brisbane for a nice pair of dress shoes around $300? I don't particularly want to buy online. Thanks
     


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    Probably better to go to SW&D but has anyone know where I can find a pair of sneakers like these:

    [​IMG]
     


  9. thebrownman

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    Common Projects' Achilles Low @ revolve clothing.com or tresbienshop
     


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    Speaking of which, I just picked up 2 pairs from TBS tonight. I am going to give the tournament lows another go. This time in Olive. Thinking that the grey pair I had were simply faulty. Time will tell. Also really wanted to pick up these new style Navy Achilles. Nubuck FTW. Was going to get the same style in the warm grey but they were sold out. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    There's not much around in Brisbane for under $300. You can always try some Loake's on in DJ's and buy online, otherwise you're SOL.
     


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    +1, unfortunately.

    I suppose that it depends in part on what you consider to be good. Regrettably, however, even expensive shoes in Brisbane are rubbish - you'll easily pay $400 for a pair of fabric-lined (not leather-lined) shoes with glued (not stitched) soles with the uppers probably made from cheap, shiny, corrected-grain leather.

    Therefore, Naka's suggestion is a good one - see what Loake models DJs have in stock, try some on to get an idea of your size, and then order from somewhere like Herring Shoes or Pediwear in the UK.
     


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    :crazy: Thems are really expensive sneakers
     


  14. JRolley

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    Thanks heaps for the recommendations. Yeah I was really considering Loake's they are lovely shoes. The other ones I've seen are Bally, Lloyds and Paul Smith which all sit around 450-700. Hey a Calibre store just opened in Brisbane which have some lovely LOOKING clothes and shoes. Has anyone had any experience with their clothes or their shoes (The shoes are surprisingly made in Italy and have leather soles and priced at $299).
     


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    Calibre's not known for it's quality or styling around here.

    Regarding shoes, I just remembered there's a boutique in Elizabeth St Arcade selling Alfred Sargents and Loake 1880's, you could size there as well.
     


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