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

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  1. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    yeah well I'm here hiding from the sun cleaning up my office.

    Anyone want copies of MS_DOS software and manuals, manuals for AMI PRO, WordPerfect for windows 3.0, winfax, MYOB for Win95, Quicken - EPI Info?

    Old computer mags - in 1999 a Laser Printer was $5,000 - my latest Laser Colour printer was $350 and it has memory, scanner and copier.
     


  2. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Know exactly what you mean 'a curse on both their houses' is all I can say and WGAF because Super Rugby is back!
     


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    Decided to get these; http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/315.php as well as the previously posted Herring monks in suede. Think this should see me through the forthcoming months. Now I have;

    2x black oxfords
    1x dark brown penny loafers
    1x brown semi brogue
    1x suede monk
     
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    reminds me of when I was on the Eiffel Tower last year. There was a school group from the UK (so about a 3 hour train ride away), and one of the kids said to the other - "make sure you enjoy this, you never know if you'll be able to come back again". Yeah, try being a 24 hour flight away kid....

    I was genuinely surprised at how amazed people were when, on our first day in London, we mentioned to a couple of them that we'd flown in from Australia that morning (they'd asked about our allegedly strong accents...).

    I also deal with people in Singapore quite regularly with work (I work for a Singapore owned company), and some of them can't seem to understand that two sites can be a few hundred or thousand kilometres apart. I did spin one of them out when I said my drive to work in the morning was 50km's, so about the same distance as one end of Singapore to the other :) :)
     
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    Peter Sheppard used to carry Allen Edmonds, but I don't believe that they do anymore.

    If you are (understandably) wary about buying them over the internet without trying them on first, there are a number of sites on the internet - and probably a couple of threads on this site - that discuss the fit of Allen Edmonds' various lasts. Just be aware that the last on which the Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue models are made is very "flat" indeed, so if you have anything like a higher instep (ie the vertical height of your foot), they will be very uncomfortable.
     


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    In the interests of transparency, and dumping what I know, Peter Shepard owns Mountfords as well as about 5 other up market shoe stores.
     


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    Noice bro
     


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    I have a vague recollection of this discussion in this very thread a while back. I recall something along the lines of the advice for potential PA/FA buyers was to go half a size smaller and a size wider than one's usual size. For what it's worth, I have both a high instep and a pair of PAs in 10.5D (my usual size), and I've found that whilst the PAs aren't the best fitting shoes ever, they're acceptable. That said, my next pair on the same last will be 10E just to see if the theory holds true.


    I'd love to hear your thoughts on the Herring monks. Judging by the website, they appear to be Indian-made Loakes. There are people on other (non clothing-specific) forums that have given the non-English made Loakes a decent rap, but I'm struggling to find any meaningful feedback on the quality of these shoes on SF. I'm in the market for a pair of monks myself, and as much as I'd love a pair of Church's Westburys, I can't justify the coin for those right now.
     
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    That's interesting, and I suppose that it shows just how difficult it can be to hazard a guess as to how a shoe will fit before buying it over the internet.

    As I think that I've mentioned somewhere here before, I was thinking of buying a pair of Park Avenues so a few years back, when Peter Sheppard still stocked them, I took myself off to their local store to try on a pair. I could hardly squeeze my foot into the standard width because it felt so low, so the lady kindly went and got me a wider, EE fitting. I could get my foot into it, but when I laced it up, the "v" of the laces was more than 3cm wide at the top. She then got me an EEE pair in my usual size and once again, when I laced it up, it was very uncomfortable over the top of my foot and the gap at the top of the laces was still huge. Of course, because of the wide fitting, the rest of my foot was absolutely swimming around in the shoe. From that, I suppose that I must really have a very high instep - and that the PA is a very "flat" shoe...
     


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    Potential spotting at breakfast this morning. De Clieu on Gertrude street wearing high waisted blue trousers with sidetabs, brown suede chukkas and a light blue shirt. Fit on the trousers was fantastic my guess was MTM or bespoke.
     


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    That's just so sweet of you to miss me already.


    Mountfords... I believe some driving mocs are on sale for 55 bucks at the moment and I think a couple of them are Geox.


    The only label shown in the pics that's even remotely related to Savile Row is E.Tautz and it's pretty obvious their fits are far better than those from the so called 'designers'.

    Just googled Matthew Miller:

    Jedi Style F*Yeah! :slayer:
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    Why do these models always have this cluelessly duh, CBF and depressed look on their faces.
     
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    Seeing as I can't afford one of his suits, I've found another way to bring myself closer to Luca Rubinacci, by doing the World's Greatest Shave on March 15.

    If you're not already signed up to do it or aren't sponsoring anyone yet then please sponsor me, head on over to http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/tarangchawla

    I'm shaving my head down to number zero and all money raised helps fund research into leukaemia, which takes the lives of too many Australian children.
     


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    Ha, thanks Checky. That cheapo linen jacket seems to be a magnet for getting spotted, probably because it's what I wore to the Melbourne drinks meet so it's recognisable. Hopefully its place in my rotation will be filled by the jacket from the PJohnson cotton suit that should hopefully arrive this week :) I was heading off to start the weekend at The Boatbuilder's Yard I think, which is quite cool as it turns out.
     


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    It seems there hasn't been any love for Cecil shirtmakers on this Thread.

    I've had several MTM shirts done with these guys over the years and for $150 they do quite a good job. Cloth is sourced from Europe but mainly England and Italy, and the shirts get made up off-shore (Fiji last time I asked), turn-around time is usually well inside 2 weeks and they're based in the CBD.
     
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