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

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  1. Romp

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    comfort is subjective. Sturdy english construction is seen by some as thicker/stiffer than its italian peers (generalising). Typically my italian shoes with blake construction have been softer and more comfy than my english shoes. But i love my english shoes for the durability and look good even after years. Plus I normally get blisters with english shoes in the first few weeks

    Speaking of aussie shoes i had a pair of kangaroo leather loafers that i bought for my year 12 formal many years ago now but I thought that they were the best shoes ever at the time. Suffice to say they were the softest shoes ive ever owned.
     


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    A pair of craftsman with rubber soles would survive a nuclear winter.
     


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    My man, I worked out quickly a leather sole die fast. I have to get a thin rubber piece fitted to the sole.

    To be honest - I walk around 2km a day minimum in what I wear to work. Frequently 3km, occasionally (say once every 2-3 weeks) around 8km.


    Thank you for your suggestion :).
     
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    Same here - I want the grey suede now [​IMG] I reckon they would look sick with most trousers.
    Navy and olive would have been my two choices. Let me know what you find at Pitti. When you come back, we'll have a Pitti party [​IMG]

    Right now, I have the Drizabone Jacana:
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    as well as a Barbour Beaufort in blue. The Drizabone is fairly heavy and the Barbour has it's own 'fragrance'. I want something a little different. There are some interesting looks here: http://dieworkwear.com/post/22327246041/aspesi-field-specialists
     


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    If the walking is commuting to and from work, then I'd be wearing sneakers etc then changing at work or if you couldn't be caught dead in such attire, changing a block or two away. That's a better way of ensuring the value equation comes out on your side.

    I used to walk to work and I wore an aussie brand, the shoes lasted 3 months. Never again - did the same thing in Eccos and the soles lasted years, not months. So for me, even though the Eccos cost triple, I got more than three times the length out of them.
     


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    Gerry, I do hope something eventuates of this research. I have browsed each of the links you've posted about 3-4 months ago and sadly, in my case, nothing came of it. Please buy an Aspesi or Cucinelli jacket :)
     


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    Just stick to the rules for longevity
    1) rotate your shoes - the moisture is what accelerates wear i.e. rain and walking on wet floors softens the sole and then the concrete is like sandpaper shredding it up. Also moisture from your feet kill the shoes + stink after a while. Rotating helps them dry + popping in shoe trees helps with shape and creasing

    2) Always check the weather. If its raining opt for the dainite/rubber sole shoe or a topy (im not a topy fan but others are)

    3) if you are a heel striker make sure you either fix your stride [​IMG] or get rubber heels that are easily replaced.

    4) if you are a toe roller get steel toe taps to prevent wear (i get this on all my dress shoes)

    OK - will let you know. And DAMNIT I wanted Grey! we should just share wardrobe - same size and all hehe
     


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    I think this one looks great:
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    That one is Aspesi but to be honest all of these look ok.
     


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    Yeah, I like that one too. For me, I want it especially for the warmer months. In winter, I'll be reaching for something that's waterproof and keeps me warm, but in warmer months, I want something for evenings/the occasional rainy day.
     


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    This is exactly what I'm after!
     


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    Topy and tip fronts and enjoy as they become like gloves instead of shoes. And trees are the most important thing at night.
     
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    Forget the knot, that tie is fucking horrendous.
     


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    Has anyone visited DoubleMonk yet or has it closed down already?

    It would be interesting to get an idea of their markup.
    You can get C&J Handgrade for under $600, they need to be no more than $650 to be competitive.
     


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    Who here uses online shirt makers, e.g. Cottonwork? What tips do you have for ensuring a shirt that fits and that you're happy with seeing as how trying it on/being fitted properly is out of the equation.
     


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    See posts from earlier in the day and link to FilmBuffNoir (I think) thread.
     


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