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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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    Michael when you say suits do you have more that one from Elite and what tailoring did you go for ??

    I am still waiting for mine to arrive, I am not complaining as I know it is going to take a while as I went for Royalty & Rockstar tailoring.
     
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    Congrats, I think JA is one of the best grad jobs you can get, especially if you're interested in the bar. Better money than most other grad positions too, at least it is here (Tas).

    I went straight to the Bar fwiw. Wasn't easy (especially the first 12 months), but it's getting better.

    ^^Gilmour, still waiting on my first (/2) from Elite too (think we ordered around the same time). I was pretty slow in getting my measurements to them though, and had to redo them.
     
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    Thanks - yeah the salary is not what I could get elsewhere, but the other benefits (two months leave, leaving at around 5 or earlier most days - gogo public service) are pretty damn appealing. Plus its what I am interested in so anything else is a secondary consideration.
     
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    i had an appeal on last week where the associate to the judge was the late Paul Byrne SC's son. such a small world.
     
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    Any one here wear any of these and would like to comment upon fit compared to a Church or RM Craftsman?

    Carmina lasts
    Inca - Widest last and waist for wide feet (EE width)
    Rain - Like the Inca but with a chisel toe (EE width)
    Soller - A boot last like Robert, fits like a double E.
     
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    Gerry Nelson could be your man. He has both RMs and Carmina in Simpson and Inca lasts.
     
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    Nice! Show us photos when they arrive :)

    Actually, wear them hard and then buff like crazy with a horsehair brush. I prefer the look of well-worn and maintained cordovan over new. Could just be me?
     
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    +1.

    It's excellent experience, particularly if you are at all interested in going to the public or private bar. You get to know judges and court staff, you get to know barristers and solicitors, you get to write/edit decisions and do lots of research, and you get to learn how the courts work from the inside out.

    I'm sure that you know this already, but make sure that you do as much networking as is humanly possible over the next twelve months!
     
  13. Gerry Nelson

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    To give you some context to this:
    My feet are on the border of medium and wide with an overall more blunt shape than tapered (large toe doesn't extend that far beyond the little toe compared to some people) and a slightly narrower heel. My shoe size varies between 9.5 and 10 depending on the shoe. I wear the Comfort Craftsman (black and chestnut) boots in a size 10 and the Carmina Inca and Rain lasts in a 9.5. Funnily enough, the black pair of RMs feel more snug all round my feet compared to the chestnut so there's some variation even within the same model.

    The Inca and Rain lasts feel very very similar to my feet (I have a cordovan wholecut on the Rain and calf doublemonks on the Inca). The Rain perhaps feels a touch more snug but nothing particularly noticable. Strangely enough, the Forest last also feels very similar to the Inca and Rain. Definitely not a very noticeable width change.

    To summarise, the RMs, Rain and Inca last all feel similarly wide with the RMs being a touch shorter and narrower - certainly nothing that would cause any discomfort to me. I haven't got any experience with the Soller last.

    Strangely enough, today I'm wearing a pair of suede loafer on the Simpson in a UK9.5 as well. I would ordinarily go up half a size in this last for anything other than suede as it's the narrowest of the Carmina shoes I own but the suede will stretch. Still, they feel tightest around the width and slightly loose around the heel.

    Hope this helps. Let me know if there's anything specific I can help you with.
     
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    And there it is, Gerry is your man.
     
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    I'm MC at work, SW&D on days off. Too young to be MC all day every day.
     
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