Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
You love your Herringbone suits and why wouldn't you looks like they fit / suit you to a tee!
I do... They fit me very well for an OTR option, but I haven't bought any for a few years now, life getting in the way and all that.
thanks for the info helpful!
Thats 50 metres of shame every day ... step it up
I agree - the TM blue stripe is great ... i need a replacement as it was my most worn shirt and the cuffs are fraying from being over worn!
Will have to keep them in mind for restocking for this years cooler weather.
My suiting up till now has been based off a cpl of classic navy/grey style suits I had made a cpl of years back but have dropped too many sizes to have them tailored now which is good but bad in the sense that its a waste of clothes that I no longer can use...oh well a great opportunity for out with the old in with the new
Two latest additions Im very happy with:
- Herring Chaucer II (black calf, wholecut, made in Spain by ???)
- Herring Campden (brown suede chukka, made in England by Loake, 026 last)
I am so impressed with the quality of these both. I still cant get over how perfect the chukkas are for me
Group photos to show colours and toe comparisons:
L-R: Loake Aldwych, Herring Chaucer II, Loake Powers, Herring Baldwin, Herring Campden, Wolverine 1000mi
Must stop buying shoes, however I still shortly want a pair of dark brown or burgundy chelsea ish style (sleek) boots [edit: and might have to save and settle for Alden #8 cap toe boots]
Going to Europe in late March, feel my whole trip might be window shopping the best mens clothing stores. *broke*
Have never been a fun of Chukkas but they look good, nice purchase
Have you come across a pair of burgandy boots you like? Big fan of the colour myself and boots but so far AE Shell Cordovan daltons have been the front runner for my burgandy boots of choice.
I can't make it unfortunately, have people coming for dinner and no idea what I'm cooking as yet. Plus have to take home a bunch of MJ Bale stuff from alteration so will be getting picked up from town too early for drinks. Enjoy if it's on!
- Blue cotton herringbone-weave jacket by Herringbone Sydney;
- Blue-and-white university stripe OCBD by Land's End;
- Silk knit tie by Ascot;
- Silk and cotton pocket square by Herringbone Sydney;
- Old MTO trousers in a brown check; and
- Santoni punch captoe shoes.
Not in person. I do like the Alden cap toes, but ideally prefer a sleeker toe. Those AE Shell Daltons are beautiful, and would be up there with the Aldens. Maybe not plain enough for me though atm.
I have my eyes on some Herring chelsea boots (which are the same sleek last and toe of the Baldwins above), but I really want a pair of burgundy shoes.
So burgundy boots are the mission now I reckon, wouldn't mind something Italian or Spanish...
Congratulations on the new herring chukkas, i have a pair of these and they are my favourite casual shoe that i own. My only gripe with them is that they wear a tad larger than my other 026 last Herring shoes (Herring Knightsbridge), did you order the exact same size as your loake Aldwych? p.s buy a good quality suede protector, you will want to wear these all the time. ta
I cant wait to get a pair of christian's new chukka's ... soon hopefully
Me too. I've held off getting any other shoes for the time being - and there were some fantastic bargains in the recent American Tailors sale.
Thanks. Im sure Ill be dragging them out every time its not raining (Melbourne)
I've found the same sizing for all Loake/ Herring/ Cheaney and between the 026 last and the (1880's) capital last. I do think however that these are a tad looser, but just put that down to them being boots and slight slippage is ideal?
Suede seems to 'give' the most of any leather. Expect them to get looser.
Any suggestions of a good quality half calf, half suede shoe?
I'm found the the Loake Sloane (http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/3081.php), but looking for a better quality shoe than Loake.
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