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

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  1. Windowpane1967

    Windowpane1967 Senior member

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    No, have the buttons, sorry should have mentioned that. Just missing the holes. Length etc is great, just need a button hole (4 each sleeve) put in. Thanks for responding
     
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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I'd honestly just get fake buttonholes stitched on. My brother had real ones done locally on a nice purple label sportscoat he got o/seas and they didn't do a great job, it's a real skill and costs a bomb to do as well. Plus it makes selling it harder if you might down the track.
     
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    PSA: MJ Bale online sale

    20% off all product online from now until the end of the month. Free shipping and free returns. Promo code is 'Promo20 '.
     
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    What's worth getting from MJ Bale?
     
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    Shoe advice please!

    Im in the process of upgrading my wardrobe. Im currently stuck on what shoe i should be looking at next.
    I like the look of the DC Lewis porter models in both mid brown, and in navy, as well as the carmina wholecuts (the shoes on the left in the picture with three shoes)

    I am worried that the carmina whole cut may not go with as many items in my wardrobe and might be a bit too fashion forward. I dont wear suits or dress shoes for work so i guess i am looking for a decent pair of shoes that can look with a grey suit or with a pair of jeans (sorry if this is not acceptable in the mens clothing section!)

    Has anyone had any experience with DC Lewis or with Carmina? Or any other shoe that is around that mark? I would love obviously to get a pair of Gaziano and Girling but it is beyond my budget!


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    Those top two pics are nice shoes. Artful sleek. These days I'm not very taken with wholecuts. But it's a look , if you like it then you like it. To me it's a bit too sleek and can look try hard. I tend to like a minimalist stealth dressing look a lot nowadays. Whole cuts are bit more dandy and peacock. If you don't wear suits each week for serious business then I'd avoid the black dress shoe. If you have on,y a few suits and mostly wear them by choice and socially then I'd suggest steering away from black and toward dark leaf brown. If you want thema bit more versatile Id suggest going for a dark brown leaf colored full brogue and even an open laced shoe witha slight gunboat feel. It will work well with jeans and casual as well as scrub up ok for most , if not all of your suit occasions. It's not the standard SF advice but you know it makes sense.
     
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    With regard to Brisbane, send a message via the forum to member "Neyus" as he has more up-to-date knowledge with regard to good tailors in Brisbane than do I.

    George at Richards & Richards in Brisbane does nice buttonholes but he is so busy doing in-house alterations at present that I don't think that he does outside work anymore. Therefore, getting in touch with Neyus might be your best bet to find out some good suggestions.
     
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    Thankyou for this, will contact today. Need to get down to R&R see what they have for next season, if anything at the moment.
     
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    There's no new season as of yet, but there are plenty of Borrelli shirts and Cantarelli trousers on sale for decent prices. All of the Sutor shoes are on sale too.

    Speaking of Richards & Richards, we opened our new store at Chermside yesterday. We will be carrying mainly our house brand for suiting and shirting, and will be getting in some Faconnable casualwear next week. The store looks fucking fantastic, and the bistro/menswear concept we have running is getting a very positive reception so I'm really excited about our future. Feel free to come down for a chat and a coffee, I'll be working all weekend.
     
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    Still deciding on a new pair of shoes for winter. Was thinking of the C&J Chukka boot in brown suede and have been told by most sources for these that I will need to size up half a size due the the narrow width. However noone seems to have my size in stock and the wait looks like at least about 8 weeks. (I will post a list of all the online stores I have found that stock C&J's and my experience of their waiting times and help if anyone is interested).

    With this wait in mind I am consider getting the Lowndes double monks in brown suede instead (though the wait and stock levels for these in my size may be the same). I been a fan of the double monks since seeing them in Bernhard Roetzel's Gentleman book about a decade ago. I know they have become quite popular recently but they are still rarely seen in Australia.

    I know some here have double monks (even suede ones, thinking MickyD and GerryNelson) and chukka boots (some may have both) and am wondering which shoe would be most versatile and stylish for a Melbourne winter?

    I will be using them mostly for casual wear with selvedge indigo jeans, shirt and possibly sweater, navy peacoat or quilted jacket. Also occasional wear with something smarter like grey flannel trousers, shirt and unlined navy blazer. Weekend wear in winter is dinner out and days socialising with friends or at the AFL (with MCC Members "dress code", not that that counts for much. As an aside can we have a push for dress code for work, restaurants, clubs, MCC Members etc to change from "shirt/tie/suit/shoes/collar required/ whatever" to WELL FITTING, GOOD QUALITY "shirt/tie/suit/shoes/collar required/ whatever". I am guessing most here would look better in jeans and T- shirt that many in workplace etc in their "suits" and "shoes"? Banging head on brick wall I know, but still..)

    Which pair would you suggest and why? (Inspired by the debate above).

    Also consider these Bodiley's own brand

    Chukka Boot - http://www.shoes.shoppingsection.co...?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=5009&Category_Code=

    Double Monk - http://www.shoes.shoppingsection.co...?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=5004&Category_Code=

    instead of C&J. Similar style, a little cheaper and probably in stock. Am going to ask for more details but wondering if they are made in C&J factory (based on their reference to their sizing). Does any have experience, opinions or further advice on these?

    Thanks Australian Thread. Love your work and appreciate the interesting and informed discussion.
     
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