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

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  1. Dusty Brogues

    Dusty Brogues Senior member

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    Hi Nabil,
    Great loafers mate, perfectly balanced, not too elongated or too clunky(old man-ish) in the burgundy. What are they? Possibly in your earlier posts but I'm a bit lazy today....
     
  2. Journeyman

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    I tend to look at this thread first, but also enjoy looking at various other threads, such as:

    - Shoe damage report;
    - Watch appreciation;
    - Cool shoes, paraphernalia and desiderata;
    - Edward Green appreciation thread; and
    various other threads that pop up on a variety of subjects.

    As an example, I really enjoyed reading through the discussion in the "iGent myths busted" thread, which was based on something that Sator (a former Australian SF member with a very strong interest in tailoring) posted on his "cutter and tailor" forum. The "Who was voxsartoria" thread was also entertaining.

    I'll also dip into the Current Events or General Chat subfora from time to time so as to see what's being discussed and I've thrown my 2c into discussions about gun control and higher education, amongst other things.
     
  3. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

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    Luckily never caught....looking for a wedding ring...and anything else.
    I reccomend shoe porn thread(s).
     
  4. thebrownman

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    I think they're Alden tassels in burgundy shell. I could be wrong.
     
  5. Dusty Brogues

    Dusty Brogues Senior member

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    Cheers BM!

    If I'm not mistaken didn't you have a loafer kerfuffle not so long ago, one shoe longer. Any luck rectifying that?
     
  6. thebrownman

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    Yeah, I did. Alden for Brooks Brothers. One loafer longer, or the other shorter. I'm not certain which is right and which is wrong. Brooks Brothers refunded the shoe and the postage price, less some kind of fee. I came out under to the tune of $15 or $20, but I didn't pursue it further. Just that I won't be buying Alden online anymore. I've had too many issues with their QC.

    EDIT: FWIW, I own several pairs of Alden shoes, and think they're lovely, but they're working over capacity as it is, and they're letting mistakes slip through the cracks, IMO.
     
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  7. Dusty Brogues

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    Pretty disappointing, Carmina make a fantastic loafer too, in the Rain l think off the top of my head. I'm looking to get a pair of Carmina however l'd like to try a pair on before taking the plunge especially with the tricky Simpson last.

    Enjoy your weekend man, l'm taking my boy off to the park now!
     
  8. joiji

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    I'm surprised Skab couldn't do anything, although I can imagine Carmina wouldn't be too fun to work with over such an issue. I actually pulled out after some unforseen expenses nailed my funds for that MTO.
     
  9. Geoffrey Firmin

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    [quote name="Journeyman" url="/t/88856/australian-members/26700#post_6140419".

    I'll also dip into the Current Events or General Chat subfora from time to time so as to see what's being discussed and I've thrown my 2c into discussions about gun control and higher education, amongst other things.[/quote]

    I thought that was a grst thread along with the. links discussion on Cutter & Tailor.

    WAYWRN more for fit and style combos CEPAM

    Depends on mood and if i am loking for adiversion or sartorial stimulstion
     
  10. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    They were good and very helpful. I can't say much more except that they will definitely go all out to assist.
     
  11. JimmyHoffa

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    I hope everyone has had a good weekend! Enjoy the week coming.
     
  12. burnso

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    Hey guys I need help with loafers.

    Nabilmust I have seen your penny loafers in your shoe 'group shot', and am after something similar (1st pair of loafers, brown ish colour?, to wear with chinos mainly and with shorts?, possibly get away with nice slacks and blazer).

    Firstly, Im going to Europe (Amsterdam, Florence, Paris, London main cities), but have also been looking online at these Herring loafers (http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=2768).

    The image below that is a range of colours I have also considered.


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    Few things/ issues I have:

    - few main stores in Europe, if purchasing there is clearly the best option
    - ideal/ most versatile brown colour (ie to wear with dark and light chinos, if such a thing exists) ....edit: - are these all too light?
    - with the Herrings above; the toe is too pointed?, also the weird square stitch on the top band
    - these loafers with chinos = no socks?

    Otherwise the price is right for me at around $250 AUD (exc. VAT), and I tend to prefer the 'Hazelnut' colour over the other browns and burgundy.

    Appreciate any opinions from all.


    edit: links to other browns

    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&shoeid=6453&colourid=3352&brandid=7

    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&shoeid=6469&colourid=3359&brandid=7
     
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  13. TehBunny

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    ^not too keen on the square stitch either but I quite like the look of the one on the top row that's 2nd from the left.
    Anyone own a Jpress shaggy dog? And how did you go sizing wise?

    Edit: Looking for some dress pants in Melbourne with good bang for buck and in wool or a sleeker cotton

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  14. g-banger

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    Congrats jase! all the best, glad all went well mate :)
     
  15. Geoffrey Firmin

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    just a suggestion you could try here http://www.landsend.com/ix/overstoc...23&visible=1~1~1&sort=Recommended&pageSize=24

    or http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/298?nav=ln-32&page=men-s#/llb/shop/6719?nav=ln-6719&page=pants-shorts

    the linen cotton pants i got from were good value and there dress pants are good value
     
  16. TehBunny

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    Sorry looking to try on here so I can get some pants which fit as well as possible then send to Luxire to get more made (ala Lachy?)
     
  17. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Why does fabric or "bang for buck" matter then if you're only looking for a template for luxire to copy off? Just get the best fitting pants you can (sorry but I don't think even Aussie members thread can guess what will fit you), and send 'em off and you'll be set... right?
     
  18. Manuhiri

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    I respectfully disagree with this. I bought the engagement ring online and couldn't be happier. I did a heap of research into reputable online jewellers and then took the plunge. I bought from a fantastic outfit based in Houston. I also picked up the ring in NYC to save on duty and GST. The diamond is absolutely stunning. I agree with Romp on the key attributes. Cut was the biggest one for me. I also didn't mind any inclusions that are invisible with the naked eye. The wife's one has an inclusion that you can see quite clearly with the scope/magnifying glass that came with the package but I've never been able to see it without magnification. In many ways it's comforting to have something that so easily identifies it as the one you purchased. On that note I was quite surprised when I had it valued here in Melbourne and the valuer showed me where the diamond's serial number was printed on it.

    With regards to syle of setting etc. I spent more than 95% on the diamond and bought a very basic but high quality tiffany style solitaire setting (They are about $500 from the online jeweller). My reasoning was that if she didn't like the setting we could simply have it reset in one of her choosing. Turns out she loves the style so it's all good.

    I really trust the person I deal with at the online place and bought our wedding rings there as well as some other jewellery. Happy to put you in touch if you are interested in the online option.
     
  19. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    Congrats, Jase!

    Welcome to parenthood.:)
     
  20. Journeyman

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    +1! Congratulations on the new arrival and I hope that wife and baby are doing very well.

    Get as much sleep as you can over the next couple of days as once they come home from hospital I suspect that you'll be sleep-deprived for quite some time!
     
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