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

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  1. scar3face

    scar3face Well-Known Member

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    So here's the damage from simply walking across the wet road today.




    The damage is on both shoes and the bottom of my feet got wet.

    I'm taking them back to David Jones tomorrow and are asking for a refund.
     


  2. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Some tight trees will fix that wrinkling after applying shoe leather conditioner.
     


  3. meister

    meister Senior member

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    WRONG!
     


  4. MickyD

    MickyD Senior member

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    I had a pair of Handgrade C&J's on today, I died a little inside when I had to go up the street - I always try and avoid wearing them in the wet, but they got soaked today.
     


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    bhall41 Senior member

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    Micky, don't worry, they will be fine. My leather soled shoes take a soaking once in a while, it's inevitable. Just dry them out with some newspaper stuffed inside. Then Topy them. :)
     
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    Journeyman Senior member

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    Thebrownman, the shipping bit is a bit odd, as I've been buying things from BB for the past few years and have never had a problem with them shipping to Oz. The only downside is that they insist on using FedEx, which used to cost $40 or so and now costs $49. Still, the Australian dollar is much stronger now, so it balances out.

    I, too, have read that some people think that Loake make the "lightweight" Peal & Co shoes, but I don't know if anything has been firmly established one way or the other. I suppose that someone should really write to Alfred Sargent to ask them, too, as they also make Peal & Co shoes for BB. I've got a pair each by C&J and AS, and both are very well made.
     


  7. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

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    They will be fine. Stuff with newspaper and dry on their side. Shoe tree when dry and polish as required. And forgot that Topying business.

    PS Grand Prix photographs look good. Not an F1 fan too much myself but appreciate you sharing your work and passion.
     


  8. Windowpane1967

    Windowpane1967 Senior member

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    Absolutely, have a spare set here so will use them. Conditioner is in the cupboard somewhere !! These will be the wet rainy day boots, keep the C&Js dry I think.
     


  9. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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  10. ColdEyedPugilist

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    :slayer:
     


  11. Selvaggio

    Selvaggio Senior member

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    ...either that or he is taking the piss on a completely new level.
     


  12. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    I have a question for all you Melbournites: what are the most versatile fabrics for trousers for Melbourne residents? (referring, say, to HY's collection: http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants)

    I already have a pair of flannels and a pair of tropical wool (both in med grey); any suggestions for pair #3? I've noticed that flannel can be too warm for 20C+ days.

    (NB: I'm a trousers and odd coat kinda guy at the moment, don't wear suits, so these are staple items for me.)
     


  13. fox81

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    i would have said something 9/10oz. the pants labelled four seasons didnt give it away?
     


  14. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I was going to ask the same question! I'd like to get a woolen pair in a dark blue.
     


  15. Jimbosaurus

    Jimbosaurus Senior member

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    The Tasmanian wool trousers could be good for the days around 20C. Warmer than that might be a proble. I've got a pair that I don't quite fit in at the moment so I haven't tested them myself. If you're a size 34 and want to have a look/buy them off me I'm happy to meetup and let you take a look.

    For other options I'd be tempted by the Nailhead blues.

    I'm on a bit of an epaulet trouser kick at the moment, I can't wait for their cotton twill trousers to land tomorrow. See their current options here.
     
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