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

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  1. meister

    meister Senior member

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    I can't believe I am saying this but a point my cobbler makes is that modern glues are very strong and keep a shoe together. Lloyds have been glued (cemented) for years and sell allover for top dollar.
    Those Indian Goodyear Florsheims will give a lot of wear for the price.

    Re briefcases try Cardini in the Strand. When you say briefcase do you mean the traditional "off to Number 10 Downing St" variety or a "document bag" or a satchel?
     


  2. Nicholas D C

    Nicholas D C Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, my father has been wearing Lloyds shoes for some time and he hasn't had any issues with them - but then again, he buys a few new pairs each year. I'm personally not a fan of their lasts or styling tbh. I really like the Loake 1880 line's aesthetics, particularly the Oxfords. And the John Lobb City IIs... *drools*.

    Thanks for the rec. regarding briefcases, will give Cardini a look-see when I'm near Town Hall next. Just checked their website quickly and price-wise they seem a tad out of my budget (I'm trying to find something around $500 e.g. Saddleback Leather's Thin Briefcase). They've got quite a few options around 1200 bucks. I think a few posts back I mentioned a few brands I'd been looking at but it seems due to my relatively new status as a poster each post is subject to approval by moderators - so apologies if any miscommunication occurs as a result of missed/late replies.

    As for the style of bag I'm looking for, something like this would tickle my fancy:
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    ^ that's the Estate Document bag by Fossil. The black version is on sale for 249 bucks at the mo', however I'm looking for the brown version, and also don't know anything about Fossil's quality.
     
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  3. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Senior member

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    Happy xmas/new year everyone. I am in the market for some keyhole style tortoise shell sunnies. I'm not a fan of Persol as I find them a bit over-designed and vulgar given the big silver arrow on them. I've looked at quite a few Oliver Peoples/Garreth Leight frames which are ok, but I really want to buy something from a brand that isn't owned by Luxoticca or Oakley (unlike all brands mentioned), ideally someone smalltime I can support. Can any of you gents point me in the right direction? I've done my own searches but to no avail. Ideally I'm after polarised lenses and extra points if I can try them on in Sydney.
     


  4. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Senior member

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    Hmm, just found these guys: great prices and great website as well: http://www.warbyparker.com
    Anyone had any experience with them?
     


  5. davodiva

    davodiva Active Member

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    Yeah I had one of these too, also with the 16k pack. Do you remember the funny little printer - dot matrix on heat sensitive silver coloured paper!

    The most interesting thing I remember related to this was that the famous inventor/designer behind it (sir clive sinclair) reckoned he did much of his work/got his best ideas in bed! Winnie Churchill the same!

    Both important enough to have secretaries on tap to dictate to. Now however, this most civilised way to work - to my mind - is available to all, one only needs a laptop! I have been trying to emulate such diligent work habits for a while now. My partner however does not empathise! Oh well.

    Cheers Davo
     


  6. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I hope everyone isn't baking too much in this heat. 39 here today but it's just started belting down so hopefully a bit cooler soon. I've taken the chance to lock myself in the office (with the aircon on) and get all the new 7 folds and knit ties up. Anyone interested can take a gander on my affiliate thread HERE
     


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    Romp Affiliate Vendor

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    Full range of felt flower boutonniere available now. Hand-sewn and crafted here in Australia. Custom orders taken too, free delivery now on all Oz orders.
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  8. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Moscot for frames are we talking OTR or prescription lenses? And by far the best optomertrist in Sydney is George Skoufis http://www.gso.net.au/
     


  9. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Senior member

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    Yeah I'd seen him recommended a few times elsewhere. My eyes are fine but he does seem to be the premier stockist for Garrett Leight in Sydney so I might pop in when I get the chance.

    Just non-prescription OTR, polarised lenses. Similar to this: http://www.warbyparker.com/men/sunwear/downing-walnut-tortoise-sun-m or http://www.warbyparker.com/men/sunwear/mens-sunglasses-jasper-whiskey-tortoise
     


  10. Marbles

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    Managed to spend most of the day inside today with the aircon going as well. Just my luck first time I've been able to make it out for a ride for my own pleasure - rather than a commute - and it pisses down halfway through. Have to try again tomorrow I spose.

    Any other cyclists around here? What's your flavour?
     
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  11. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Mate you have to get out early. As me and all my mates are married and most with kids (soon to be joined by me) we have to get home by about 9.30am so we usually meet at 7, ride for 1-1.5 hours then get in to a few coffees (embarrassingly 3 usually) and then home in time to enjoy the rest of the day and most importantly beat the heat

    It wasn't always like that though, when we used to race still sat and Sunday were 100km plus days and we didn't get home till lunchtime. But that was before other more important things were in my life, namely my wife and my ever stronger fly fishing addiction!
     


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    Marbles Senior member

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    Ah but I am unencumbered by such concerns - shame upon me but sufficient sleep is the problem at the moment, between lateish nights and recovering from an intestinal infection I'm not at my best. I'll make it out to ride with you soon though
     


  13. ZirconiumZephyr

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    read a bit about them, they seem to be fairly well regarded.

    They do not, however, ship to Australia :(
     


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    I just got my first order through shipito--very easy and inexpensive...
     


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    DR: I was looking into Oliver People's and then subsequently discovered Barton Perreira. Great quality frames created by the staff behind Oliver People's but not owned by Luxotica. Bought a pair of sunnies and a pair of optical frames. Waiting for delivery but was impressed by the build, fit, and style. Good acetate. Check out http://bartonperreira.com/
     


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