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

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  1. TehBunny

    TehBunny Distinguished Member

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    Darn my small feet I don't fit into size 7's at Am Tailors; guess I just have to wait for Christian Kimbers stock to come in (fingers crossed he goes to 6.5UK)
     


  2. Selvaggio

    Selvaggio Senior Member

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    Is anyone looking for Barbours? Not really the weather for them, I know - but canny shoppers buy ahead! DJ in Market St have their very small stock on spesh. I picked up a black Heritage (ie slim cut) Liddesdale for $99.
     


  3. Dusty Brogues

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    Hi Gents,

    Trust everyone is enjoying fun, sun and beers...
    Serious note re Carmina sizing. I take UK 9 for C&J and Loake. However the concensus is to go up 1/2 size for the Carmina Simpson last. What sizing should l aim for in a Simpson loafer, in loafers l tend to drop 1/2 a size? Stay 9, or go up?

    Thanks heaps
     


  4. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Fella's there is a few 7 folds on sale for $69.96-$79.95 in preparation for the new stock coming in next week. More info on my thread over HERE

    Dusty yes I just had a beer and homemade burger for lunch watching the cricket, good times.... And I'm off to Tumut & Batlow tomorrow and then in to the high country Sunday for some trout bumming around the country side for a couple of days. It will be hot, the rivers will be cool and hopefully the trout will be hungry.
     


  5. deingesicht

    deingesicht Senior Member

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    Sorry I was referring to the benchgrade for $50 more is well worth it [​IMG]
     


  6. Dusty Brogues

    Dusty Brogues Senior Member

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    Good man! I havent been to Tumut for at least 10 years, my fondest memory was walking into the local pub wearing a slim charcoal 2 button suit with a pink tie to match, they were not impressed!

    All the best fishing, l caught a couple of estuary cod along with good sized perch over the last few days...
     


  7. Gerry Nelson

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    Tony's advice was to go up half a size for the Simpson last.
     


  8. deingesicht

    deingesicht Senior Member

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    I take a 9.5E in C&J 348/58 and a 10E in the Simpson last, but neither are loafers
     


  9. Nolvadex

    Nolvadex Senior Member

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    My meermins finally arrived today after buying them at the start of Nov. I picked up the standard black and brown oxfords from their classic collection.

    What cleaning/ maintenance products would i need?

    wax, cloth/chamois, brush and water repellent spray?
     


  10. JRolley

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    Thinking of getting a getting a watch for uni next year, just something sleek and simple with a bit of class. The problem is I don't work full time since I'm about to go to uni so the budget will be around $300. Do you think it is even worth getting a watch at that price point? Or do most decent watches start at the $1k-5k range?

    Cheers
     


  11. lennier

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    Bit the bullet on that MJ Bale light blue jacket in their sale, plus a couple of their classic suits that I'd been eyeing off for a while to replace the 2 TM Lewin's in my rotation that really don't fit me properly.
    Consequently said two Lewins will be up for sale in case anyone knows someone in the market for a reasonable suit for cheap. They're both 38S, unaltered other than trouser hemming, a light grey sharkskin (Wentworth I think) and a charcoal chalk stripe, PM me for details if interested.
     


  12. The Ernesto

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    Plenty of watch fanciers around here who know way more than me, but I reckon you can get a decent watch for $500 if your budget can stretch that far. FXH will tell you you can get a decent watch for $27.95. He might be right.


    Nice jacket. Well done. Were you in there this afternoon?
     


  13. California Dreamer

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    Dropped into American Tailors after the cricket. Picked up a pair of black C&J Selborns and a pair of navy suede Carmina loafers. I went up a half size for the loafers.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     


  14. The Ernesto

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    Nice shoes, CD. What will you wear the blue suedes with?
     


  15. LonerMatt

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    You can definitely get a great watch for that price.

    For me, a watch is just a piece of jewlrey - while a mechanical watch thats handmade can run into the tens of thousands, there are plenty of servicable, good looking watches that are really affordable.

    A lot of love for Timex watchs, Bulvova watches, I don't even mind some of the Fossil watches.

    No one's going to rave about your Bulvova on Hodinkee, but then again who cares?

    I'm a fan of these few options:
    http://www.braun-clocks.com/watches
    http://www.danielwellington.com/men (the backwards D sort of ruins it for me)
    http://www.bulova.com/en_us
    http://www.kentwang.com/accessories/bauhaus-watch.html

    IIRC, Romp and a few others are pretty savvy when it comes to watches, so hopefully they'll corect any misinformation I've provided and offer some sage wisdom.
     


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