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

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  1. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Yes you're quite right. Not sure if these qualify as "longwings" but they have plain toecaps and closed lacing...

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    Who you callin' a factotum?

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  2. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    PoP, they're Austerity brogues. Looking at RKDLans wardrobe, I think a traditonal open laced longwing would be a better choice.
     
  3. RKLan

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    I am learning some new/more exact terms here!


    Foxhound, by open lace do you mean similar to derby? Not particularly a fan (might be why i have the gap) similarly aren't these less acceptable re CBD? Would like to be able to wear to meetings with clients etc.


    Might be a misnomer by me POP in the 'longwings', no broguing in those but I like them.
     
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  4. Osiris2012

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    That sucks, i'm pretty sure customs was helpful enough to talk to me at the time as the info I got informing me was lite on details. Maybe contact the seller and ask which freight company they used, the freight company should be able to give you enough info to talk to customs and if its one of the big guys they should do the clearance for you anyway.
     
  5. nabilmust

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    Yeah, I think you were one step ahead of me at this point of time. Oh well. I know the worst case scenario is that if nothing happens in 30 or so days, they go back to Leather Soul and we can start this process all over again. I've been in touch with Leather Soul and they've been very helpful and prompt with whatever information I have asked for. Fingers crossed!


    (LS used US Postal Service's EMS service. Fully tracked and insured. Which is why it's technically under Auspost's jurisdiction now that it's here.)
     
  6. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    ^^ almost fell afoul of the GST threshold at customs last month too.

    Anything over $750 USD is dangerous territory now.
     
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  7. Journeyman

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    Personally, I prefer to think of myself as a "dapper, dandy, natty, #menswear guru".
     
  8. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    + sprezzy
     
  9. Journeyman

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    Now you're just going too, too far!
     
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  10. Geoffrey Firmin

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    FTFY and I love the smell of sarcasm in the morning.
     
  11. Charhan1

    Charhan1 Well-Known Member

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    Saw these on the Parisian Gentleman's website - said they were Crockett & Jones but I don't know which model

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  12. Journeyman

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    They're C&J Drummonds in beechnut - the same model that I mentioned above.
     
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  13. Charhan1

    Charhan1 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Journeyman - missed that, must read the thread more fully in future....
     
  14. Journeyman

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    ^ No problems at all - sometimes the thread moves pretty quickly and it's easy to miss posts.
     
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  15. RKLan

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    Thank you for the picture.

    What is the concensus on these (if there is any to be had)?
    a) appropriate for meetings/passable CBD
    b) aesthetics (1 for, 1 against so far?)

    Appreciate everyone who has contributed so far, will be going away to have a think (on the direction of my life in general in addition to my yet-to-be-realised shoe wardrobe).
     
  16. DartagnanRed

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    On the one hand, it's general SF groupthink that brogues are not to be worn with suits in the CBD.

    On the other hand, no one actually gives a shit whether your shoes have toe perforations or wings. The 1% that notice will probably think to themselves that you are wearing old man shoes and mentally pat themselves on the back for their slick black pointed Aquilas that their girlfriend told them to buy.

    Personally, I get confused by chiselled toe brogue styles. Are they business or casual?
     
  17. lachyzee

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    Huh
     
  18. Styleternity

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    Shots fired.

    You tend to notice a lot of guys - particularly outside the Melbourne/Sydney nexus - who conflate gf affirmation with a good eye for footwear.

    It's rampant here in Brisbane.
     
  19. Foxhound

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    I feel that it's fine to wear brogues such as the one's mentioned above with suits, It's brogue's such as longwing's(pictured below with open lacing(derby/blucher)), that do not go well.
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  20. nabilmust

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