1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Australian Members

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

    Messages:
    1,708
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
  2. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

    Messages:
    3,471
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    M65 style.

    [​IMG]
     
    2 people like this.
  3. nabilmust

    nabilmust Senior member

    Messages:
    1,483
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  4. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

    Messages:
    1,708
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    

    What about going to get a coffee/walking on the beach/late night supermarket shopping?
     
  5. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

    Messages:
    1,486
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Do you really want a Derby compared to an Oxford? Personally, I think Derbies are average.

    Out of those three, I'd hit the brogue cap toe. Rather than the plain cap toe and the brogue. It's the middle point.
     
  6. Nolvadex

    Nolvadex Senior member

    Messages:
    492
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2012
    Location:
    Australia
    

    Derbs are more accommodating to wide feet
     
    1 person likes this.
  7. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

    Messages:
    1,486
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    I live and learn!
     
  8. nabilmust

    nabilmust Senior member

    Messages:
    1,483
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Haha!

    Then the Trainer is quite adequate.

    The choice between the Racer, Trainer, Lunar, or the Flyknit Free really turns on your personal aesthetic preference.
     
  9. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

    Messages:
    5,612
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    

    Also better for high insteps.
     
  10. fxh

    fxh Senior member

    Messages:
    4,864
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Location:
    Melbourne
    And for tightening to force heel back. Open lacing is more flexible all round - allows more space across vamp, more height if needed, or width or more on one side than other. Open lacing also lets you loosen closer to vamp and tighten up higher or vice versa. I think one of those shoes was a 4 up and one a 5 up? if so the 5 up might run higher up foot - could be good or bad depending on your needs.
     
  11. fxh

    fxh Senior member

    Messages:
    4,864
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Location:
    Melbourne
  12. lennier

    lennier Senior member

    Messages:
    670
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Happy friday Melbourne members!

    Just a heads up that a long mooted opportunity to drag out your black tie (if you wish) is approaching!

    In the new year the Wear for Success Expert Network will be hosting an exclusive fundraiser and launch of its 2014 event calendar in conjunction with the 'Designing 007' exhibition that just opened at the Melbourne Museum. This will most likely be in the first week of February.

    The event will be limited to 100 people and will include an exclusive private viewing of the Bond exhibition for event guests, along with a cocktail party in the 'Bond Bar' set up specially for the exhibition. The theme will be "Dressed to Kill' and all guests will be encouraged to 'dress like Bond' (or a Bond girl, if you prefer).

    As some of you I've talked to are aware, this event has been a long time in gestation and is a significant undertaking for the charity as it involves considerable cost commitment and thus risk, which charities do not like :) Personally I don't believe there will be any shortage of demand from the conversations that I've had, but I strongly urge anyone who is at all interested in seeing the Bond exhibition, and/or knows anyone who is interested, to take advantage of this event to do so in style whilst assisting a terrific cause.

    I'll advise further details, ticket prices etc as soon as they're at hand, but the main message for now is, if you were about to head off to the exhibition this weekend for something to do, hold off and do it with us! (unless you want to do it twice, of course :) )

    I'd be most appreciative if any members could PM me if they interested or intend to go, and indeed how many others they think they know who would likely attend, so that I can give some feedback to the charity. From discussions so far it's possible we may fill the event without needing to promote it.

    Many thanks in advance for any and all help in supporting Wear for Success through this event, and I look forward to seeing many of you in black tie (or not) in February!
     
    1 person likes this.
  13. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

    Messages:
    2,748
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    I have some Lunar Flyknits on the way. It's annoying that some colourways are hard to get.
    I'll be there for this!
     
  14. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

    Messages:
    1,708
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    

    Sounds like a great excuse for an outfit comprised of light blue cocktail cuffed shirt, grey suit and black or navy grenadine tie (if I was to wear items I own now).

    [​IMG]

    Or a white or midnight shawl lapel dinner jacket (neither of which I own sadly, for the moment...at least) .

    Then again the Australian bond, Lazenby, did wear a kilt...

    [​IMG]

    Look forward to hearing more details.
     
  15. boff

    boff Senior member

    Messages:
    215
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Location:
    Sydney
    

    Fixed.
     
    1 person likes this.
  16. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

    Messages:
    1,708
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    
    Nice touch.
     
  17. nabilmust

    nabilmust Senior member

    Messages:
    1,483
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Did you get the Navy ones flyknit lunars?

    So far the best colourway, IMHO. Overtook the Black/White Trainers and Racers.
     
  18. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

    Messages:
    2,748
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Yep. Navy/Multi. Got shipped to my forwarder last night.
     
  19. couldnthaveknow

    couldnthaveknow Senior member

    Messages:
    102
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013


    Guys thanks very much

    I actually quite like the wingtips but... at this point top priority should be to buy something that doesn't hurt to wear...

    muchos gracias amigos, ole!
     
  20. deingesicht

    deingesicht Senior member

    Messages:
    146
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Has anyone had any experience with Cheaney?

    I usually buy Trickers, C&J, and Carmina, but my friend has given me very good offer. I'm looking at these shoes:
    http://www.cheaney.co.uk/mens-shoe/94/cheaney-broad-wingcap-brogue-in-black-calf (Last 11028)

    http://www.cheaney.co.uk/mens-shoe/186/taunton-buckle-monk-brogues-in-hand-burnished-mahogany (Last 205)

    http://www.cheaney.co.uk/mens-shoe/11/cheaney-cambridge-oxford-in-hand-burnished-dark-leaf (Last 205)
    I'm usually a UK9.5 (C&J (E) last 325 [but a 10 would fit me better] and 348 & Trickers (F) last 4537 and 6038), but I hear that they can run more narrower.

    I like to try before I buy, but at $150 per pair, I don't think I can hold back [​IMG]
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by