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

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  1. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

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    Do a little bit of a search on this thread, I discussed this a while back when weighing up what boots to get. Basically there are 3 (at least) C&J's chukka type boots, the Tetbury (which is the most formal and sleek model), the Chiltern (which is more casual and rounded) and the Chukka which is somewhere in the middle, has a leather soul and is unlined.

    I have the Chukka model and I love it (was just saying today how great it is). In terms of sizing I take a 9.5 UK in most shoes, including Church's consul and C&J Sydney. However I slightly wide feet so with the Chukka sized up to a 10 UK as it on a narrow last. I also wear a 10 UK G in church's Last 73. That said I think I could get away with the 9.5 UK too but am very happy with the 10 UK.

    I know Mr Nice Guy (Gerry Nelson) has the Tetbury in a 9.5 UK and it fits him well and we share a similar shoe size (and good taste in clothing). Some other members have the Loake Pimilco which is very similar too.

    If I was to get another pair I might look at these from Carmina, which are about the same price -
    http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/news/80302-soller-ante-chukka2
    [​IMG]

    As thebrownman said, if you are in Melbourne, you could try them on (and from my understanding get a good price) at Double Monk, but I am not sure which models they have or that you are after.

    The other option is to join a number of us here in waiting for the release of Christian Kimber Footwear. I have seen his prototype models for the desert boots/chukkas and plan to buy a pair when they are available (next few weeks I believe).

    Hope that helps. i would definitely recommend a nice pair of dark brown suede chukka boots.
     


  2. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

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    ^May I ask which colour Christian Kimber's you guys are going to get (not just pinky)? I an after the grey or the oolongs.

    P.S.
    Are they lined or unlined?
     


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    I was hoping there'd be a brown (remember him mentioning it to me), otherwise maybe a blacker colour.

    The red and green are cool, but a touch too gaudy for ole LonerMatt
     


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    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    There is supposed to be a brown. I was originally after the green but now I'm leaning towards the grey.
     


  7. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

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    I will just chose what you chose Gerry!

    Think Christian was planning unlined but not sure. Hopeful he will post about them here (though I need to get in touch with him anyway so will ask him to).

    fxh - given your fondness for pictures of stylish classic movie stars/musicians etc you should check out http://theimpossiblecool.tumblr.com/ if you have not done so already. Though I am sure Google Images serves you well.

    I quite like the casual style of the guy who runs it, Sean Sullivan - http://williamyan.com/blog/tag/sean-sullivan

    Reading over my Chukkas post above I realise what a menswear geek I am (because looking on a website called "Style Forum" regularly did not clue me up to that already).

    Finally I have a flyer for 50% off storewide at Gant 26th-28th December which I will post here when I get the chance.
     


  8. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Since our tastes and feet are similar, I thought we could just buy the one pair and take turns. Being a fiduciary should appeal to your finely honed Scottish fiscal sensibilities :)
     


  9. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    Does anyone other than Rob, have a Fox umbrella?

    Is there much of a difference between an umbrella made from one piece of timber and an umbrella that has the handle attached to the shaft?
     
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  10. Gerry Nelson

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    I've ordered one - it should be here sometime in January. Are you planning on getting one, Michael?
     


  11. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    Yep, I pmed you.
     


  12. Journeyman

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    Just like handwork and mother-of-pearl buttons on shirts, I think that one-piece umbrella handles are more about workmanship and finer details than any real, practical advantages.

    I've got one (from Pasotti via Deer Style) and I love its appearance and the fact that the handle is carved from a single piece of wood, but I don't think that it is better than a two-piece, or a steel shaft, umbrella in any practical sense.

    If you do want a single-piece umbrella, get in touch with Rene at Deer Style as I suspect he'll give you a good price and shipping should be cheaper as it will be domestic.

    Otherwise, Howard Yount has a good range of full-stick and also steel shaft umbrellas and they usually don't charge too much for shipping from the US.
     


  13. JimmyHoffa

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    JM, how would you go about comparing the pros and cons of Howard Yount or Pasotti over say, Fox?
     


  14. Romp

    Romp Affiliate Vendor

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    You want solid wood

    Key differences are
    1) stemmed are lighter and I think 2 inches less diametre
    2) full stick much more sturdy esp in wind
    3) full stick will last longer
    4) full stick has a nicer tip

    I regret getting my stemmed one
     


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