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

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  1. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    True to my word:

    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/674.php
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    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=50&shoeid=2898
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    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=50&shoeid=2907
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    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/barker/products/5285.php
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    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/barker/products/4417.php
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    I've only put up some English shoes as I'm not au fait with the Spanish ones everybody's talking about at the moment, but you might have some options there as well.

    I particularly like the antiquing and depth of colour on the Barkers. I've never really been a fan of Barker's styles (at least the ones I've seen in Australia - always looked a bit boxy and boring) but their Anniversary collection has changed my mind about both their style and their quality. They are also good for a slightly wider foot as they are available in an FX fitting (this may or may not suit you Tobias).
     
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    As far as the sweat* issue there is a limit to the advice from various people's personal experience. There are a lot of factors in "excessive sweating" not the least being perspective of what is "normal" and what is "excessive".

    There can be a range of factors influencing the amount and frequency of sweating ranging from emotional to physical and combinations of both and environment.

    If you are concerned you should really consult a specialist - Dermatologist - not just a GP. There are effective treatments that are available for a range of conditions.

    *“Horses sweat, men perspire and ladies glow"
     
  4. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    To wit, the best suggestion for excessive sweating...

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    fxh Senior member

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    Yes be careful reading Mantons threads on Conservative Business Dress. The context is vastly different - here . In fact if you read carefully some of the more intelligent posters (sadly not the majority ) on those threads also make the point that his context is limited even in the USA.

    From what little I've followed manton is a proper USA conservative - in politics and dress and personality. He believes in it - hes not just observing. I think, iirc, his main context is conservative politics in Washington/ NYC /Chicago and or/ very large corporations that shift other peoples' money around.

    His book on suits/clothing is an entertaining read and I detect more of an arched eyebrow and wink, which is a good thing, than I see in his writings online. I would have liked to see the book push The Prince style more consistently and a bit further but I guess some realities intervened.

    In addition there are some funny notions in USA of appropriate mens clothing. Theres some funny notions here but they are OUR funny notions.

    One is double /french cuffs - somehow in USA there are seen as flashy, effete and possible worst of all, european. Not so here. Unless your cufflinks are strangely gold and showy most people here (not me but most people) don't thing twice about people even wearing double cuffs with and open necked shirt to a BBQ.

    Not so long ago americans thought much the same about side vents in jackets.

    Here, theres much more tolerance, not just tolerance, but a lack of reaction, of an english sensibility to mens clothing and suit in addition to the european, mainly italian, influence.

    I strongly suspect that theres also a greater tolerance of diversity here in most workplaces than in USA. One hears stories, which I suspect are not just apocryphal, of people in USA being overlooked for promotions etc , due to looking better dressed than the boss or somesuch. The americans are very rule bound despite a contradictory and simultaneous rejection of rules. I know when I was in USA one of the culture shocks was how much more seriously the minute graduations in workplace hierarchy and titles are taken there than here.

    If you work for a USA boss here then you will know what I mean.
     
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    I have never been there, but just next to the big tram stop outside Vic market on elizabeth st is a store devoted entirely to venetian masquerade masks.
     
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    So after visiting the doctor on Saturday morning and finding out I have fractured my foot (smart move walking around on it for 5 days buddy!), means I get a new pair of shoes.

    Am still keen on a pair of black double monks but for the moment I am rocking a black moonboot with quintiple straps (velvo not buckles) in plastic and fabric instead of calf leather. No weight bearing exercise for 4-6 weeks, so there goes my daily bicycle commute, training and boxing. Have to be strict with my eating now. Boring! (Still, as with nearly all problems discussed here could be much worse).

    On the double monks front, someone (sorry cannot remember who it was a few pages back) suggested Vass. Like others here that does interest me but I always had them down as too inaccessible and expensive. Might look into it. If not I think I have found places to get the Carminas in either Simpson or Inca last (might try to view their lasts at American Tailors, and if they have what I am after get them there, or see if Mr Nelson will show me his shoes). Am also still interested in the C & Js Lowndes too.

    Oh and thebrownman, no working today but in tomorrow (should be very quiet).

    Must hobble on now.
     
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    Thanks so much! I have received a number of recommendations to visit there on Facebook.

    And I believe Gerry suggested it also, thanks G! :)
     
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    Pink socks - why black double monks? If you are after an interesting looking black shoe, personally I think a well made black full brogue always looks better than a black double monk, and is very versatile (from suit to jeans).

    As for black single monks, they tend to remind me of school shoes.
     
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    Yet another endorsement for Le Petit Gateau.

    I am also in at work. It took all my negotiating skills to get Cup Day off for me and my team, so today is everybody on.
     
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    I think Pinky explained a few pages back his rationale for the black DMs. Has his heart set on them apparently.
     
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    Yes I recall he said he saw them in Roetzel's book and he is enamored of the style... in which case my advice would be to buy a brown pair like in Roetzel's book. In brown you get a better sense of the depth and the details of the straps (or could be my bad eyes who knows?); black monkstraps look like plain black shoes with a buckle stuck on the side. The contrast between the shiny buckle and the black leather is too stark IMO (fxh might say too hard?) In black I also think they pale in comparison to full brogues as a casual / semi-casual shoe.

    I don't share the philosophy that double monk shoes are a fad. I have a pair myself. Just that they are better in brown than black. And if you "like monk straps and need another pair of black shoes" I think black monks are a false economy.
     
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    Melbourne is a ghost town today.

    Wasn't even a line at Roll'd...
     
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