Australian Members

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. lukejackson

    lukejackson Senior member

    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    278
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    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!
     


  2. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,267
    Likes Received:
    460
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Chukkas or chelseas IMO.

    Edit: wait shorts... Yeah probably sperrys.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2013


  3. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    4,453
    Likes Received:
    4,171
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Location:
    On the Monaro, NSW.
    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.

    [​IMG]

    Brisbane is probably too hot for boots in shorts weather.
     


  4. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

    Messages:
    1,711
    Likes Received:
    555
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009


  5. lukejackson

    lukejackson Senior member

    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    278
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    Cheers, I'll have a look at these!
     


  6. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,267
    Likes Received:
    460
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Do Beggar Man Thief really charge $400 for a pair of Loakes?
     


  7. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

    Messages:
    1,711
    Likes Received:
    555
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    

    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.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2013


  8. Romp

    Romp Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    1,808
    Likes Received:
    334
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney? Melbourne?
    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
     


  9. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,267
    Likes Received:
    460
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    

    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.
     


  10. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

    Messages:
    4,438
    Likes Received:
    4,049
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Location:
    Sydney
    
    Yes, but when I get there at least I'll be with all my friends!
     


  11. wishiwasricher

    wishiwasricher Senior member

    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    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)
     


  12. lukejackson

    lukejackson Senior member

    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    278
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    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.
     


  13. Romp

    Romp Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    1,808
    Likes Received:
    334
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney? Melbourne?
    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
     


  14. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

    Messages:
    1,541
    Likes Received:
    458
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    First round is on you POP. [​IMG]
     


  15. meister

    meister Senior member

    Messages:
    7,470
    Likes Received:
    697
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    

    Your first shopping mistake.
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by