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The Ultimate Toronto Thread

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

  1. scatterbrain

    scatterbrain Senior member

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    Thanks for all the comments on the Vass topic.

    The thread has generally confirmed that I could get away with Vass in a conservative model without anyone noticing (in a bad way).

    I will give it a little more thought, but will likely stop by GTA Shoe Shine to try out the options, and try the various lasts to see whether a basic model will work, if MTO would be any better, or if I need to actually go bespoke.
     
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  2. ADub

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    Those look very similar to the EG Galway and I'd definitely be interested if the makeup is on a Dainite sole and comes with lasted shoe trees, especially if the price is roughly half of what the Galway costs.
     
  3. ADub

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    I have asked Bobby those two questions and will post here once I find out. For anyone interested they will also have Drapers traveler at around $1950 plus tax.
     
  4. simondg

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    double post
     
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  5. simondg

    simondg Active Member

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    Sounds like a good plan. Good luck on your search! :)
     
  6. bellyhungry

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    Nice pickup.

    I got a pair of the Tricker's a couple of weeks ago and posted pics at the Tricker's thread.

    [​IMG]

    Agreed that Chrys is great to deal with. Jonathan is great as well.
     
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  7. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Our OCBD program is under production. Should be in hour hands in about a month. We are turning through product faster than we can stock it, especially on CBD staples and basics. We just put in a huge order of replenishment.
     
  8. CanadaCal

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    Yes sir! Those are so sweet, love the black scotch grain.

    I am more drawn to brands like Alden, Trickers, and more rounded Carmina/Vass options lately. I am finding the clunkier lasts better and more versatile for my wardrobe. Being chinos, denim 90% of the time. Only wool trousers being 10% of my wear. Even than I am reaching more for tweed, and LWB's or boots + tweed is a perfect pairing.
     
  9. CanadaCal

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    To the average joe, this look like every other "black shoe", although appears higher in material and quality just by looking at them. Most people won't look twice or be that close to your feet. If you wear them a lot, the $1,000 investment on them it would be worth it.
    Now if you go U-Last and mirror shine the toes, they will be a bit more flashy. But still black, and incognito.
     
  10. Allen Dreadmon

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    Damn, those Valways are sick.

    +1 on Lost and Found shop. I bought a pair of Alden CXL Dovers there and they're still in rotation.
     
  11. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    Thank you.

    Like you, I like my shoes to be 'substantial.'
     
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  12. Steel28

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    can we please stop mentioning Chrys from L&F...:inlove:

    She's the best.
     
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  13. CanadaCal

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    LOL & yes she is!
     
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  14. emidyl

    emidyl Senior member

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    same here, less of my wool dress overall actually and more into the streetwear side of things for a bit. All works together well though.
    Got dressed for work yesterday and realized almost everything was from L&F. Should've snapped a pic for Jonathan LOL.
    rotation of Gitmans, Filson, Alden, and Viberg. The trickers are on my radar too.
     
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    Totally....
     
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  16. chiggyv

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    Looking forward to it! Will keep an eye out for the restock.
     
  17. ADub

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    3 roll 2 is definitely possible and is considered an aesthetic feature so no surcharge for that. As for the fit Bobby says the MTM pattern is completely unique and different from RTW. If you want I could PM you his contact so you can find out more about the pattern used for MTM.
     
  18. ADub

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    I like Lost and Found as well but I'm not willing to spend $100 on a shirt or henley just yet. :p The Golden Bear on sale are pretty good deals if you after varsity jackets.
     
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    Anyone have a lead on dark green and wine colored OTC socks in the city, that are not $30+ from Harry Rosen? I usually wear them in wool, but will buy them in cotton as well. Loding has $16 OTCs but only in the most basic of colors.
     
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  20. Odd I/O

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    Thanks for getting back to me on those questions. If you could PM me his contact information that'd be great!
     

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