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Need Advice : First Suit & Shoes On A Shoestring (?) Budget (Singapore)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by papercutshurt, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. kashmir

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    For shoes you can try afinepairofshoes. They're quite affordable during sales. Suits are really much better in HK. And please dont get black haha. Apply for mini-pupillages in hk! The advocacy in HK is slightly different from what we're used to in Singapore.

    Oh and the shape of the Singaporean shoemaker's last seem slightly off. At least to my eye. Zee's in HK make a good chisel toe thats not too pointy.
     
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    Yup. I'm aware that Ed Et Al has just launched their new collection. Took a look at their new stuff but can't help but get the impression that almost none of their new models can really be worn as a "staple". They all pretty much scream "statement pieces" to me, with the colours and all.

    This thread was made some time ago so I've actually since already had a suit made. Regrettably, it's black, but as I've found out the courts in Singapore are pretty strict about this requirement.
     
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    orly?
     
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    papercutshurt Member

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    yarly.
     
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    Three of the old collection (double monks, captoe balmorals, and wingtip balmorals) are relaunched in the new collection's last. Those might be the more "staple" of the bunch- available in black and all. I do agree that the new collection is flashy save for the derby boots and the wingtip derbies.
     
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    Hi guys - quick question - was thinking of getting either the Duxton or the Shenton from edetal. My feet aren't too wide so not too concerned about that; otherwise, would the sizing be similar to (e.g.) Gucci in terms of length? Thanks.
     
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    Yes; and don't.
     
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    Stay away from Euro tailors - they specialise in tourist trapping


    Go to Tony's Tailors and get Tony Russo to measure you up. He is at The Central, just above Clarke Quay. Tel: 9765-1378. Moodley also works there but try to make sure you deal only with Tony and nobody else.
     
  11. nihraguk

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    I'm a lawyer working in Singapore.

    1. You must wear a black suit, black shoes and a white dress shirt to court. You should also own a tie that is as black and as sober as you can find.

    2. It's a pity that Iris is out of your budget. Isetan occasionally holds sales for Boss suits at their branch in Lido. Alternatively, get a cheap suit from any of the tailors you mentioned to tide you over until you can get something better.

    3. I've had good experiences with Herring

    Feel free to pm me.
     
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    The sizing is different. I am 9UK usually; or 42 EUR (Herringshoes) but in his sizing those that fit me are 44 EUR. Better have a first hand fitting, or if you happen to be 9UK like me, try the 44 size. Oh, and for Duxton, 45.

    In any case I don't think Ed receives online orders at the moment. He sent all his stock to Front Row at Raffles Hotel Arcade, where you can try the shoes. I don't know if Front Row entertains online/ overseas purchases.
     
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  13. Aveline

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    Hi papercutshurt, I just joined this forum and spotted your original post.
    I actually with work at ALESSANDRO SHOES https://www.facebook.com/Alessandroshoes
    We represent the Italian (Made in Italy) shoe brands Moreschi and Alessandro . We also represent the Spanish Shoe
    label Magnanni for Men. If you are still looking for a pair of classic dress shoes, we have a selection at our showroom
    at clearance prices. Do PM me if you are keen. Regards
     

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