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

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  1. bhall41

    bhall41 Senior member

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    I like double monks but do wonder whether they are a bit fadish?

    I have my eye on the Conaught in suede. Also quite keen on the Finsbury, to replace some old Loake brogues, which I probably won't end up re-soling.
     


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    FWIW, I paid $500 for the Lowndes at American Tailors last week.
     


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    Thanks for this B-man. More info here:

    http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/52404

    I've just joined, so will keep you posted on the voucher.
     


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    Certainly a valid concern. I think due to my relative youth and lack of a conservative business environment I should be able to get good use out of them for many years, even if the current fad status of them moves on.


    Thanks for the information, I assumed AT would be much more expensive but that's not far off online prices at all.
     


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    Thought it was timely to drag up the original post from this thread; it's nearly 3 years since that first statement and nothing has changed. I have just spent 2 days in Melbourne at a conference for Australia's biggest retailer and I would say 80% of the guys who attended were wearing those disgusting long, curled-up-toed, canoe shoes. What is it with those things? I felt like I was at a national clown convention. If you look at the retail stores in Australia, that's mostly what you see on display, but really you don't have to buy them!

    It's a "fashion statement" that I have never been able to get my head around; however for it to have lasted for over 3 years is truly astounding.

    That's my rant for the day, and I feel much better now.
     


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    Signed up about an hour ago, but no voucher yet for me.
     


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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Is there some in joke that I have missed on SF? Why is everyone suddenly using that avatar with all the same ties on it?
     


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    Have you checked out the Carmina double monks, offered at The Armoury, which look very nice -

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    The tie avatars are the default with the redesigned SF.



    I have seen them in pictures and certainly considered them but I don't want to buy without trying on first and I've got no trips to HK any time soon.
     


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    Wonder who would have the balls to put a pair of these on:
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    Yep, sadly not much has changed in relation to men's business wear and in particular shoes. Of course, it's virtually impossible to find reasonably priced, decent men's shoes in Australia, and I blame retailers more than the public. IMO you can't expect the vast majority of guys to shop for shoes online. Equally you can't expect them to fork out $300+ for a pair of nice shoes.

    While we are having a gripe, I am tired of the sea of black on display in Melbourne, worn by both sexes. Wearing lots of black does make you stylish; more often it's an excuse for sloppy dressing and boring clothes.
     
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    I have just about stopped wearing black tops for that reason and that seeing black, black and more black doesn't exactly help lift the gloominess on a cloudy day. Aussie public need to learn to put some colour back into their day.
    I'm wearing red merino v-neck over sky blue bengal stripe shirt right now.
     
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