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

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  1. MickyD

    MickyD Senior member

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    I got measured up by Thom for a suit about 8 weeks ago - expecting the first fitting soon (hopefully very soon...)
    Seemed like a really nice guy, though of course at the end of the day the proof of the pudding will be in the final product.

    The factory he uses is definately Travellers Apparel too - I saw it on the paper work when was measuring me :)
     
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    I got some taps put on a pair of Loake's at Coombs shoe repair in the strand arcade. I was charged nothing, but I did buy a shoe brush as well. The man who put the taps on said it was a shame to ruin the balance of such a nice pair of shoes. I think he would have died working on some of the shoes worn by members on here!! The taps were the kind that just go on with a few nails. I don't know if there's anywhere in Australia that will do the taps that run flush with the sole. Does anybody know of a cobbler that puts on the flush type toe taps?
     


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    Flush? As in the cobbler shaves a bit of the sole off and then place the taps on in the indent to sit flush?
     


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    Selvaggio Senior member

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    I've never worn toe taps - but wouldn't having them flush with the sole defeat the purpose (to some degree at least? ie if they're raised then they prevent the toe of the sole being worn away.

    For those who do use them - is that why you use them - and do they work?
     


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    Looking forward to hearing about (and seeing ?) the result.
     
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    BTW I dropped into Azzaro last week and they had some Canali shoes, including some dark brown double monks with a medallion toe. Only a few sizes, they had one pair in 10.5.

    Prices were extortionate!! :D
     


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    Did you tell 'em them they're dreamin'!?
     
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    I don't care what they say I don't like those inset taps.
     


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    The last I heard (which was a while ago), Travellers Apparel only made fused suits - it will be interesting to see if that is still the case. Did you have any choices concerning fused, half-canvassed, fully-canvassed etc?

    (Of course, having said that, a suit can be fused and still look good and fit well, and a suit can be fully-canvassed and look dreadful and fit badly!)


    A local store up here in Brisbane has some for $1000 or thereabouts. They look nice, but not at that price!
     


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    the order form says that it's half canvassed. getting a color called "graphite" which is pretty much as it sounds - the color of the lead in a grey lead pencil.
     


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    Aussies, where is the best place to get shoe trees? Don't mind whether it's online or in a real store...
     


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    Mcclouds in Melbourne! or at any Florsheim for $40 shoe trees! I also hear David Jones sells them for $25 during sales.

    But if you are in Melbourne, I highly recommend McClouds. They know their stuff, even if its for shoe trees, its worth the trip :)
     
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    Melbourne guys I received this invitation from Christian at Herringbone Collins Place. I'm sure he won't mind me passing it on.

    The evening of Friday the 16th Sept (6.30-8), I’m hosting a small evening for the sartorially inclined gentlemen of Melbourne. To learn how to properly care for your shoes and see our Crockett and Jones collection in store,  talk suits and have a drink. Style Forum in real life if you will.  Feel free to bring who you like with you.
     
    Pocket Squares required.
     
    Best Wishes,
     
    Christian
     


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    Got the same message and will be heading along. Any truth to the rumour about online price matching on C & J's?

    Pocket square required - my kind of dress code.
     


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