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

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  1. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    I'm serious about Target for shoes and those cotton linen suits for $150 suits for people that aren't into clothes like obsessives. No normal person will order $400 shoes from overseas and take a chance they will fit when you can go in and try on $80 shoes that for most people will look and wear just as well. If they move into the finer clothing obsessive stage tham ordering online from UK is always an option. But even then experienced players get caught with relatively expensive shoes that don't fit - just ask around here. {cough} No names - but you whistle and I'll point.
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  2. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    I just wear a linen shirt and a linen suit and cycle to work. This works well especially when you finish off downhill and the breeze really keeps you cool. The biggest downside is the crotch wear, so I have them reinforced.
     
  3. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    I can just see you wearing a pair of linen trousers with a chamois lining sewn in to the crotch! [​IMG]

    Great on the bike, but it might look a bit awkward when you're strolling around the office.



    To be serious, though, I know that Pink Socks has previously mentioned that he cycles to work.
     
  4. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    WTF is going on in Martin Place. Been busy all morning and taken a break and this?
     
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  5. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    FXH what do you think of Julius Marlow? They always have 1-2 captoe oxford shoes.
     
  6. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    OMG Martin place. Snipers all around.

    So scared They just arrested a man with a handgun near the area.

    Bomb scares everywhere.

    Not sure if any of the rumours are true but frightening.

    All our offices are in lock down.

    Can't even get lunch. Have to eat vegemite and peanut butter in the kitchen. All the bread ran out too.
     
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  7. SpallaCamicia

    SpallaCamicia Active Member

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    Truth be told that's a better selection than when I first anticipated. The fits is an important part of the equation but I have suggested to some people to try in CJs at Herringbone to get the right fit then do the whole "let me check with the wife routine" and discretely exit the store.
     
  8. spectre

    spectre Senior member

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    Okay you guys...

    Just a reminder my idea for a black tie-only club, to be called The Posh Penguins (It's my idea so I get to name it) is still on.
    I said a while back I would update you in the new year so I am actually ahead of schedule.
    Firstly, I have enquired about joining the Kelvin Club in Melbourne CBD where I believe we could hire a room for functions.
    They are in the process of reworking their website though so I have to wait for that to be completed.
    I envisage meetings several times a year, but at ad hoc times, according to when most interstate members will be around so we can be fair about it.
    We need at some point to appoint office bearers and my dear friend Gerry Nelson believes everyone should hold a post.
    I may appoint myself honorary chairman but it won't be a dictatorship - and no-one will be blackballed no matter what they do (of course if you show up without black tie you will be denied entry).
    There is the minor matter of me not having a dinner jacket so Patrick Johnson will have to fix that. I'm thinking double breasted peak lapel with a white shawl jacket for summer but that's down the track a bit.
    We should really have a patron. PJ ?? Suggestions?

    I will return when I get more info on the Kelvin Club.

    Last time I looked anyone could join for about $500 a year. I've been there several times. the food is so-so but it is very clubby and should suit sartorial snobs like us.
     
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    nabilmust Senior member

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    I haven't specifically looked at them recently.

    But in general the sub $300-$400 shoes don't seem to be good value here in Melbourne.

    For blokes looking to get a decent pair of interview shoes on a budget/dole so far the best looking shoes have been at Rivers with decent looking black shoes in a variety of styles and sizes for less than $35. Those Target shoes above look a few steps above the Rivers shoes for $80 and the Target ones certainly seem to compare well in looks etc to the $100- $200 or dearer shoes I see around.. The Target shoes look to be well made - its all relative to price - I'm sure they are glued but they have leather soles iirc and it would take a forumite to see immediately see if they were different to the vast majority of UK/Spanish shoes and not goodyear. Keep in mind here I'm looking for cheap options that look ok for interviews. Not shoes for people on a decent salary. Although they may well be better than what 80% of the population wear anyway.
     
  11. alessandromo

    alessandromo Well-Known Member

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    One hostage from today's siege in Sydney looks very #menswear

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  12. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    I walked right past the Lindt Cafe this morning on my way to work, exactly 30 minutes before the siege started.

    No doubt this is all the work of some disaffected lad with pimples and a small penis. Completely futile. I sincerely hope nobody gets hurt.

    It should be kept in perspective. Hostage sieges are frequent occurrences in Australia, although they usually involve drunks in singlets bailing up their own wives. This Martin Place incident might have some kind of poliitical-religious dimension, but ultimately, it's just going to be some pimply kid with an image problem.
     
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  13. md2010

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    Agreed. they should just go get some Tom Ford suit and be happy!!
     
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  14. mezentius

    mezentius Senior member

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    First thing that went through my head was "Bloody oath, a single-vented jacket?"
     
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  15. Dandy Wonka

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    It's a 40-50yo man with an Islamic flag. Not sure about the condition of his skin or size of his penis though.
     
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  16. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    How do you know it's a 40-50yo man?
     
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  17. andrewjamesdean

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    Good one, dickhead.
     
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  18. Dandy Wonka

    Dandy Wonka Senior member

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    I have seen a photo of him and that's what is being reported.
     
  19. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Now, now. Lighten up a little, Holmes. This is a family forum. [​IMG]
     
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  20. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    This was the model they were selling for $80 during the EFY sales:

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    They're selling a couple similar now for $140 which I imagine will go back on sale around boxing day. They come in half sizes too.

    I have a lot of friends who want a classic pair of shoes but don't want to bother with buying online, rotating and all the other fufu crap that is required by $300-400 shoes. For them, I think Julius Marlow is a good sell.
     
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