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

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  1. Mifune

    Mifune Well-Known Member

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    Sydney people:

    Does anyone know any cobblers that can install countersunk toe plates? Just went to Coombs in Strand Arcade before and they don’t countersink, only just nailed straight onto the sole...

    I’ve paid for the leather soles on my EG, C&J…want to enjoy them instead of just slapping a Topy on.
     
  2. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    ^ The only place in Australia that I've heard of that does sunk toe plates is Double Monk, in Melbourne.

    It would be great if some other places offered the option.

    I took the plunge and had toe-taps nailed on to the toes of some of my better shoes, so as to slow down the rate of wear. Even though they don't look nearly as nice as the sunk toe plates, nobody apart from me sees the soles of my shoes.
     
  3. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Senior member

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    Streetwear today:
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  4. The Ernesto

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  5. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    @LonerMatt - that's a nice, relaxed, casual look.

    By the way, did you hear that Christophe Lemaire is going to do a collaboration with Uniqlo?
     
  6. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Need to get some casual weekend trousers for a Canberra winter thinking wool blend of some description? Have plenty of corduroy at present. And is it possible to get machine washable wool trousers these days?
     
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    LonerMatt Senior member

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    I did!

    I'm really keen to pick up a shirt (if they do one) and will be interested to see what happens.
     
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    The Ernesto Senior member

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    We know you live in the dark interior, but is there really a need to start dressing like a frontier farmer?

    ;)
     
  9. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Winter is coming.
     
  10. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    The North American places often have flannelet lined jeans and chinos and stuff - places like LL Bean - Lands End etc.
     
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    Gnnaaaarrr. I meant to go see that, but I forgot it was on!
     
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    lachyzee Senior member

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    New shoe Thursday:

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  13. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Mate has LE not what I'm after.
     
  14. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    Bugger wool blends, just get some cavalry twill.
     
  15. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    English Moleskins from Peter Christian are so warm and toasty I got rid of mine.
     
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    Nice - I didn't realise you were over 50 yo!
     
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  17. Mifune

    Mifune Well-Known Member

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    More concerned about slipping with protruding toe plates than the appearance of the sole! Leather soles look crap anyway once they are used...even rubber looks better.

    Pretty disappointed with Coombs. The guy said he didn't have the time to do countersunk. Nonsense - offer the service and charge for it, "not having time" is equivalent to "can't be bothered with quality".
     
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  18. eightace

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    You could try Falkingham's in Bondi Junction.

    Or Brices in Castlereagh St (I think they have some connection with Coombs, but not too sure)
     
  19. labravajazz

    labravajazz Senior member

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    Bruce's and Coombes as bad as each other. Expensive, surly service, very limited ability for anything but the most basic stuff.
    They charge like $50 just to glue on Topys. There's a guy in Parramatta in an arcade near the railway line and town hall who does better work and more like half the price of those Sydney shops. Not sure if he does sunken Taps but I reckon if you got some he would do it....
     
  20. wurger

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    Trust me, you will not slip on toe plates. The sole and heel do the job.

    There would be a rather limited market for sunken toe plates, probably not worth stocking them.
     
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