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

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  1. nabilmust

    nabilmust Senior member

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    This pair, in particlar, is

    (a) 183 GBP (not 223 GBP), which makes them about 270 AUD, and which makes them respectably cheaper than 400 AUD; and

    (b) significantly more than 'somewhat' durable - which was something I tried to put across, but evidently wasn't successful in doing
     
  2. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Most of the expensive ones are about as durable as a pair of light slippers.
    Part of the attraction is the signal that you can afford to wear soft expensive shoes that wear out in a week or two and then buy a new pair!

    Depending what you want there are realistic alternatives:
    http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/7063...attrValue_0=Chocolate Brown&productId=1179636
     
  3. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    May I also suggest Archimede as a possible option?

    Quite affordable, and if I remember correctly, it was one of the first companies to manufacture the classic "B-Uhren" pilot watches, along with other companies such as Stowa (which you may also wish to consider). Stowa's Fleiger watch is a classic B-Uhren watch, and the "Antea" is a lovely dress watch with a sub-dial for seconds.

    Archimede have some lovely models and I think that if you pay an extra 20 Euro, you can get a "blank" face without any branding for a retro, WWII pilot-watch look (although that may only apply to certain models).
     
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  4. aussiejake

    aussiejake Senior member

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    Not a fan. How big is the face of your Max Bill? They wear large, but I'm guessing somewhere in the range of 36-38mm, which leaves a bit step up to those Steinharts.
     
  5. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    Which one did you get, aKula?
     
  6. deingesicht

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    For those that are interested, I have a friend who is coming to visit me from the US who is a semi-retailer (don't ask, it's a long story) of Barker Black seconds. He said that usually, it is almost impossible to find a fault in the shoe.

    He is bringing me a pair and I thought I might open it up for the Aussie SFers (similar to the recent shoe trees I got from Bexley).

    The cost is US$350 per pair. As I'm a UK9.5, he only gave me a listing of what he has in that size. PM if you want the the list for UK9.5 (first come first serve), otherwise let me know what style/colour/size (I know he doesn't have any spectators so please don't ask for that [​IMG]) you want and I'll ask him. I don't wish to waste his time, so please don't ask for a shoe if you are not prepared to buy (shoes don't come in a Barker box and no shoe bags).
     
  7. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    Huh, they seem like a good deal (£130)

    #pricenazifortheday
     
  8. jaypee

    jaypee Senior member

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    Stowa are great entry level watches. My first 'grown up' watch when i was around 18 was a Stowa Marine Original.. It has unfortunately led to a very unhealthy and expensive passion for collecting IWCs though
     
  9. Journeyman

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    @deingesicht:

    Are you still looking for a pair of calf/suede spectators?

    If so, I noticed that Skoaktiebolaget have just taken delivery of their Carmina calf/suede spectator on the Rain last.

    Carmina also have one in their online shop in plenty of different sizes, but it's in slightly different colours and it is on the Forest last (which I have heard is not as good for people with a high instep, but that might not affect you).
     
  10. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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    Gents, please tell me what you think of today's outfit:


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    "Vintage" Michel Rene suit (9 years old)
    Alain Figaret shirt
    Drakes tie
    No brand white linen PS
    Bally black derbies (6 years old)
     
  11. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    I have a strong suspicion that you've been shopping in Hong Kong or Singapore, as I remember seeing Alain Figaret and Michel Rene stores there many years ago.

    I think that the outfit looks good, although I'd tighten your tie knot against your collar slightly.

    The restrained tie pattern and plain white pocket square work well with the variegated stripe banker's shirt.
     
  12. g-banger

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    same here, the stowa MO is still on my want list.

    Still to this day i regret not putting my name on the list to preorder one of the for the Flieger Originals.

    BTW check out http://www.gnomonwatches.com/ for pilot inspired watches, i picked up my damasko from him when i was in singapore.
     
  13. Romp

    Romp Senior member

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    IMO they have the best NATO/Zulu straps too

    BTW - more streetwear but anyone know somewhere that has a white For The Homies "Paris Homies" tshirt in stock/medium?
     
  14. PapaRubbery

    PapaRubbery Senior member

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    I've got one, they are great. Happy to post up pictures if required!
     
  15. g-banger

    g-banger Senior member

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    im wearing my gnomon NATO strap on my damasko ATM and it rocks. its about a year old and still going very strong

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  16. jaypee

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    Maybe Capsule or Culture Kingz?

    Edit http://sparesstore.com.au/products/forthehomiesparistee

    Double edit - No whites, my bad
     
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  17. The Ernesto

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    Yes please. Been thinking about getting one for the past year!
     
  18. tobiasj

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    From the Guardian:

    "You're off your rocker." That was the response Nic Haralambous got when he tried to find a manufacturer for his designer sock business. And on the surface, they were right. Haralambous, 28, is a South African tech entrepreneur who has just sold his latest company, Motribe, to instant messaging giant Mxit for an undisclosed sum. But until recently, he knew nothing about the fashion industry. And besides, manufacturers said, no-one will pay R99 (£8) for a pair of coloured socks.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/fashion-blog/2013/feb/21/socks-subscription-south-african-fashion

    Thoughts?
     
  19. thebrownman

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    I agree with Journeyman on the assessment of colour. IMO the armholes are cut far too low for your figure Petepan. A higher armhole would look a lot nicer :)
     
  20. nabilmust

    nabilmust Senior member

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    This NATO strap was from gnomon as well: I really like the heat sealed edges on their straps.

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