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

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  1. thebrownman

    thebrownman Senior member

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    Hey everyone, would love opinions on the best bang for buck brown or black captoe shoes, either plain stitched across or with a punched toe cap?
     


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    Yeah, what does everyone drink in summer? I'm not much of a drinker myself, so I feel that I don't have much to offer in this respect.
     


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    I'm a pretty ferocious beer drinking. In summer I look forward to drinking plenty of the following styles

    • pale ales (more of an all year option but the're really at home in summer in my opinion)
    • Wheat beers (both lighter german hefes and belgian wits) but leave the doppelbocks in the cellar
    • quality lagers. These are the hardest to find I feel. Macs Hoprocker and Boatrocker Hoppbier are good ones. Smaller breweries have some good small batch stuff. Good pilsners are really your safest bet in this category.
    • Interesting versions of the above. I think the best example of this was a beer called 'cucumber sandwich' by Mountain Goat for an event at the Local Taphouse in St Kilda and Darlinghurst in feb this year. It was a summery beer with cucumber infused into it and served with a stick of cucumber when you ordered. It was very different and very refreshing

    As mentioned I also love a good gin & tonic. I'm also slowly learning to love a good white. Having friends that know more than myself about wine is good.


    I don't wear captoes often but I've got a pair of these that have served me well for more conservative business events and weddings.
     
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    Loake Aldwych from Pediwear with Loake club discount.
     


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    If you want a medallion toe and the ones here fit you then they're a good option.

    For preclick info, it's barneys sale of some C&J models. Down to ~400 with $40 shipping to Australia.
     
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    Allen Edmonds Park Avenue on sale (shoesexpress.com.au) or Alden Straight Tip. I don't have a pair of cap-toes from C&J but they would probably compare well with the Alden's.
     
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    I'm not a drinker, and can't touch alcohol on the medication I'm on at the moment (methotrexate), so I like a nice cold ginger beer on a hot day :)
     


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    Or Loake Aldwych from Herring Shoes with HSAB promotion code which includes free shoe trees.

    BTW if anyone here is a size 11 there are a pair of black Weymouths in the Melbourne Herringbone CBD store that will be yours for $600.
     
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    I don't like to drink one drink regularly but if I am out somewhere unfamiliar to me, it will be a G&T for me.
     


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    I have recently discovered the joy of English alcoholic Ginger Beer only 4% very nice served chilled, or Hendricks and Tonic with a slice of cucumber

    Anyone know if Two Dogs is still in existence haven't seen it on a tap or even in a bottle shop for ages.
     


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    My dad doesn't drink so he always has a stock of ginger beer in the house around this time of year. Even when there is beer as an option I often find myself going for a bundaberg ginger beer, it's just so refreshing. Interestingly you can actually get bundaberg over in the the US if you're ever visiting. I was talking to the owner of a pizza restaurant in SF and he raved about how good the stuff was.

    On a side note I know drugs like methrotexate can be pretty rough. My sister has had to have similar for some time now. I hope you're doing well.
     


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    Or the Loake Dorchester for a slightly sleeker look if that is what you prefer
     


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    Actually yeah, go with Herring--the free shoe trees are frickin awesome (the Pediwear ones are povvo)
     


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    what shoe trees do Herring give?
     


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