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

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  1. Oli2012

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    Hell is too good for you! [​IMG]
     
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    Careful or he'll repeat it again.
     
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    Hell is other people- Sartre

    re posted from put this on

    “(John Wanye) gave me advice, like: (…) “Never wear suede shoes, because one day, Michael, you’ll be taking a piss, and the guy next to you will recognize you, and he’ll turn toward you and say, ‘Michael Caine!’ and piss all over your shoes.” I couldn’t make this sh*t up.”
    — Michael Caine sharing advice he received from John Wayne
     
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    Cheers all.
    Yes I think a few nice whites are in order for night time. Something like a plain classic white and an OCBD white, to complement my increasing light blue range (light blue suits my complexion more)...
     
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    Anyone have a suggestion for a casual shoe for walking a fair bit (for someone with crap feet etc)? I've been wearing loafers but they don't seem to cut it any more due to lack of support etc. I was considering boat shoes (sperry's I guess) and additionally putting in an inner sole. I already have nice sneakers which of course are the best option but I was looking towards something a bit less casual etc. that is readily available in Australia (Brisbane) and won't break the bank and can be worn with shorts. Thanks!
     
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    Chukkas or chelseas IMO.

    Edit: wait shorts... Yeah probably sperrys.
     
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    Boat shoes are still casual, and really not comfortable for walking any great distance.

    I'd be looking at a rubber or crepe soled derby, like attached (maybe tan though). Works quite well with dressier shorts I think, plus chino and denim.

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    Brisbane is probably too hot for boots in shorts weather.
     
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    Cheers, I'll have a look at these!
     
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    Do Beggar Man Thief really charge $400 for a pair of Loakes?
     
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    I have got a pair that I do not use that need to go on B&S...they will be a lot less than $400.
     
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    thats challenging - dressier shoes, shorts, lots of walking. I think you can find solutions to fit 2 of 3 of those requirements quite easily but all 3 im stumped
     
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    What size and model? I got mine from herring shoes after getting measured for $250.

    I get that they're a small business and we have to pay the obligatory Australia tax but $400 is harsh. Double Monk have far more reasonable prices.
     
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    Yes, but when I get there at least I'll be with all my friends!
     
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    Im heading to New York and Washington for a couple of weeks. Planning on hitting the shops a little. Any suggestions- Im not a baller so wont be going to Barneys or the like but have scheudled a stop of at Epaluet to try on a few different lasts of Carmina's.

    Any other suggestions? Im spending most of my time in Washnigton unfortunately (i like NYC much better)
     
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    I probably should have elaborated - I just meant a little less casual than my sneakers (i.e new balance 574s etc.). Currently, I wear suede moccasin loafers, I guess you would call them, or sometimes tan leather tassel loafers - and more rarely, leopard skin loafers ;). However, they all kill my feet as the soles are more or less non-existent and I play/have played a lot of sports, so they aren't good to begin with. I like the derbies posted above, but I'm not sure that's my style with shorts and a polo/ocbd for running errands on the weekend and that sort of thing. That's why I was considering some boat shoes, perhaps if I put my 'sport' insoles in them. I still consider them casual of course, just a step up from sneakers.
     
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    im guessing you have the driving shoes with "nipple" soles .. have you tried one with the solid rubber? it would be marginally better

    otherwise some proper tassel loafers with a sole

    or go for dressier sneakers? CPs etc
     
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    First round is on you POP. [​IMG]
     
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    Your first shopping mistake.
     
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