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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Aces and Eights

    Aces and Eights Senior member

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    Gsvs5 - I enjoy some philosophy and old proverbs but you will have to give me a couple of days to digest that one !!! I am in there somewhere !!
     


  2. flyfronted

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    My attitude is you only need ONE pair of shoes so buy a pair that will last a lifetime , same with jeans buy one pair whatever the price . if they are the ones you want they will last you a decade .
     


  4. flyfronted

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    Im a big fan of Ralph Laurens RR range .. expensive but timeless and you can always buy at the Bicester outlet
     


  5. Sirryacus

    Sirryacus Senior member

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    Buying one for life isn't really my philosophy but I can respect it, I am more of the rotate so one item does not get too much wear type myself, I would say my problem with a lot of the ralph lauren is the logos as said beforeand the higher price lines are just out of my budget, speaking of the ben sherman I saw one the other day on heavy discount for 13 bucks was thinking of picking it up but it was one of those weird red and white mixtures that look pink from a distance not for me.
     


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    The high end Ralph Lauren shirts come without the logo.
     


  7. flyfronted

    flyfronted Senior member

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    thing is we in England only liked Ben Sherman because everyone thought they were American . Surely you can find tons of 60s shirts in thrift shops .
     


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    Someone recommended these from John Simons .. Allen Edmonds Mc Neil £320 .. ive never heard of the make - anyone have a scooby ?
     


  9. HughJ

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    Allen Edmonds is a solid make. Probably falls somewhere between Loake and Alden in quality. The MacNeil comes in cordovan, but at a hefty premium that puts it's price in the range of Alden. Once we're in that ballpark, there are several other brands I would consider first. If it is instead the pebblegrain model pictured above that you like, AE is an excellent value in that price range.
     


  10. Sirryacus

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    Plenty of 60's examples but the 70's and 80's stuff is obviously more plentiful but also less timeless.
     


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    Yes it was Michael Caine.

    Always liked the Brown Grained Brogues.As I have written in the past,I had a pair(in the 60s)which I purchased in a Sale-and I did not know the Make(no Instep Label) until Jason put me right.

    J.Simons Shop were a breath of fresh air.When I worked in a "Mens Outfitters"it was stuffy and to my mind cluttered.The Attitude I have described was there in "bucketloads"Mind you,the education I received,in that Shop,still stays with me now.I used to smile,when you had Teenagers come in and buy the Silk Ties and Handkerchiefs etc.The faces of the Senior Sales Staff was a Picture!!! :)

    The Tie and Shirt Set was worn by one of the Characters in "Bronco Bulldog"(Joe Saville).Had one Set,never wore it together more than once.
     


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    There was mention of these about 17 pages back between Botolph and Buttons I believe. They are a solid premium American Brand still made domestically I believe.up there with Alden in price and quality.Both cpmpanys offer similar styles on different lasts producing different toe shapes.Florsheim used to provide both with competition,but no loger since they moved production to India.if you can find vintage Florsheim ,seemingly they are in the same league.ypu can Custom order also directly from Allen Edmonds I am told.
     


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    I've just snared a pair of Flo Imps in buffalo leather for £120 from the states, inc postage!
     


  15. Ed Vaughan

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    ... and shoes need a rest.

    The leather needs to be given the chance to recover after a day on your plates.

    We - collectively - tend to have become obsessed eith dry-cleaning, too.

    Take a pair of pants off, hang them up - allowing the 'drop' - and leave for 24 hours in a well-ventilated room - and bob's your uncle, fanny's your auntie... and the job's a good 'un.

    Unles you've pissed 'em, of course. :happy:
     


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