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The Ultimate Toronto Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scatterbrain, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. ADub

    ADub Senior member

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    Thanks! Any idea on pricing? I did just find out that C&J makes the Lowndes with a Dainite sole so that's the top of the list so far but at $800 it might be better to just get Vass.
     
  2. RogerP

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    Check www.gtashoeshine.com to get an idea of pricing. Then google search the bazillion pics of Vass shoes to get an idea of what you like. Then visit Jok to sort out your sizing. The you're golden.
     
  3. CanadaCal

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    I wish more shoes came with rubber soles. I find a single leather sole pretty useless in Canada. And they are slippery on carpet, tile and hardwood. Not my favorite choice, and I prefer a full rubber sole, not a topy.


    @RogerP is correct - An Oxblood Scotch Grain F-Lasted Double Monk on Dainite would be most excellent.
     
  4. Deoraby

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    I had a pair of C&J Lowndes in blue suede....about tenth wear in one of the monk straps tore clean off....the straps on my scotch grain harrogates have lasted much better but they are still starting to wear...i don't think i will bother with double monks again...
    congrats on the tetburys.
     
  5. ADub

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    Agreed. Aside from my most formal black captoe the rest of my shoes are on rubber soles; they are so much more practical and I can wear them outside with no worries.
     
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    That's one of my concerns with monk straps in general so that's really helpful to know of your experience. Damn if they just didn't look so good but I'm more than OK with not spending more money and using the Tetbury as my casual dress shoes.
     
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    On a totally different topic has anyone handled or owned Suitsupply's Jort suit and can offer a comparison to other RTW suits in the $1k range or can be had for $1k on sale?
     
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    i guess, unlike heels, soles etc there is not much you can do in terms of repair when a monk strap goes.
     
  9. RogerP

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    I don't even remember how many years I've had my Vass Oxblood double monks - but they still look damned near new. Heck, I've never had a strap tear off even on my comparatively cheapo AE Moras.


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    the torn-off strap was the only real problem I've ever had with C&Js and i have six or seven pairs....it was particularly annoying as it happened on a business trip and i only had one other pair of shoes with me.

    Fine looking Vass by the way Roger...
     
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    Will soon post a photo of my oxblood double monks from Jok!
     
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    What is the price?
     
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    Cool!
     
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    I have one summer Jort jacket, in one of those crazy blends of wool, silk, linen and who knows what else.
    It's nice, very soft and wasn't that more expensive then some of the half canvases stuff they have. If suits are around 1k (CAD) that isn't a bad proposition. But, their MTM starts around that price also, or around few 100 bucks more, and what I understand it is same quality as Jort/La Spalla.
     
  15. ADub

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    How cool does the jacket wear and do you feel it will be durable material and construction wise?

    I really like how soft some of SS's cuts are and the open weave used. You are right that the jackets aren't much more than the half-canvassed ones but I feel the 2x premium is a bit much going from half to full canvas on the suits.

    I recall something saying the MTM program isn't well developed at the Yorkville store.
     
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    It is cool enough. Fabric seams a bit delicate, and I really didn't wear it more then 5-6 times, if that much, so don't know how it will hold. I actually found I don't like the color, so will sell it. It's this one:
    http://us.suitsupply.com/en_CA/jackets/jort-blue-plain-jacket/C870.html?q=Jort

    They do have some more traditional fabrics in suits, although 150s. And this is why I would prefer MTM, because you can select some down to earth fabric.

    Regarding MTM, I think they selected a guy that will be interface for their MTM program full time. His name is Bobby (I think). Used to be one of the SAs, very nice guy and the one I always used to ask for, because he always seamed to know what he is talking about.
     
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    I actually once wrote that their MTM is not developed yet, but it seams they started developing it.
     
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    I feel their value proposition for the full canvas models is to offer more handwork and fabrics with high super numbers. The one I'm interested in is in the VBC wool/mohair but if by some miracle they have the Minnis Fresco II book for MTM I'd be really tempted.

    I guess I will have to stop by one day to ask about the MTM program and see the books.
     
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    I suggest you call them, ask for this Bobby guy, have a word with him. I'm also interested, just having a bit of lack of time :)
     
  20. ADub

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    Thanks for the suggestion. :) I'm in the area at least a couple times a week so easier for me to just drop by; I'll keep you posted if I find out any more info.
     

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