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

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  1. blahman

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    Hmmm how should I approach this: a mate of mine on a passing comment how he wants to buy a pair of Windsor Smiths with pointy toes (and I assume it will also have thos awfully high shoe springs) for his wedding in a few months. I really want to steer him away from those monstrocities, but then again hey it's his wedding.
     


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    Friends don't let friends buy Windsor Smiths. Still, it's difficult to advise people on shoes when really the best option is to buy online...
     


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    The question is, is he buying because that's actually his taste or because he just doesn't know any better? If it's the former, then leave it. Otherwise point him to Herring and Pediwear and show him what else is out there. He's got to make the choice though, you can only do so much.
     


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    Honestly, he just doesn't know any better or even cares and goes about his days in jeans and funny video game tshirts. And I really honestly don't think he would shell more than $100 on a pair of shoes (and you guys think I'm cheap!), plus it is rare for him to be required to wear a suit.
     


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    Not cheap - some people like Rolex, some people like Timex but in this case, it sounds like you have an uphill battle before you and I doubt he'l be full convinced.

    Question is, would you be able to get decent shoes for sub-$100? Maybe if you go to Vic Market or something.

    What about these or these?
     


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    I have the Chiltern and Tetbury. I wear the $^&^ out of my tetburys and am about to get a 3rd pair

    Im a UK9.5
     


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    Cross-post from CBD WAYWRN:

    Monday in Sydney again, Shantung silk tie and Simonnot-Godard cotton hank on a sunny day.

    Shirt sleeves will be shortened tomorrow; the fabric, a Sic Tess 120 Royal Oxford, is a little lighter and softer than Charles Nakhle and I thought it'd be. A little more tie space on this commission though, which is the way I like it...

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    So is the Tetbury far more useful than the Chiltern and if so why?

    Are you usually a UK 9.5 in C&Js and if so is that what you take in the lasts for these? Do you notice much difference between lasts?

    Thanks for your advice.
     


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    Well, I've decided to take the plunge and jump into the P Johnson made to measure ocean.

    I've always had a hard time finding a suit that doesn't require many alterations and given I wear a suit 5 days a week, I don't see any other options.

    Plus, I just want to look good.
     


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    I just find the tetbury more comfortable and durable that the Chiltern, the 348 last and rubber soles are perfect but not overly different
    I always seem to be a 9.5 in CJs
     


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    Thank you, that is all very useful. Think I like the Chiltern because it looks a little less chiselled.
     


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