The Ultimate Toronto Thread

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

  1. SirReveller

    SirReveller Senior member

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    Speaking of narrow, Loding is entirely useless for a good fit on us wide footers. "EE"? Forget about it.
     


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    Yep, I agree. I asked for their widest shoes and couldn't get my foot on 'em.
     


  3. CanadaCal

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    I was really impressed with J Fitz Shoes when I tried at Leatherfoot. FWIW I take a 9D Allen Ed 65 last. 8UK in J Fitz is too big, there is a size comparison on his thread. Dropping to 7,5UK was a great snug fit for me.
    His last has a higher instep than the 65 last and a bit more forefoot width, see the thread for pictures to confirm for yourself. Apparently all his lasts are the same fit with different toe shapes. If you are a D or E fitting (US) you should be okay.
     


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    Fitz shoes are on sale at LF for about $200 (?). They had nice wingtips, but didn't work with my low instep.
     


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    $250. There is 1 in my size I am thinking about. Windermere, black calf. Also a pair of Tan grain chukkas in 8UK. At least there was last week.
     


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    There doesn't seem to be anything left (as per the website). I checked out Woolridge Shoes (Loake) at lunch. Right in my price point but the very classic look. We'll see...
     


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    Their website hasn't been updated since the summer. Unless they have sold out since their last mass e-mail, they still have a few pairs of J. Fitzpatrick and Rider Boot Co. in stock.
     


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    I asked something similar back on page 5. Lots of good recommendations in the following posts. Still haven't bought those damned medium brown shoes...
     


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    I have 2 pairs of To Boot and agree they're worth it only if on sale a lot, like at least 50% off. Their quality seems to be variable from shoe to shoe.
     


  10. SirReveller

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    Headed to Buffalo tmrw on family errand.

    Best Niagara or esp. Buffalo area outlet mall? I am told despite a 75cent CAD deep discounts can mean a deal is still to be had...question is: which mall is best?

    Thanks gents!
     


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    Thank you. Called, got voicemail. I left a message. No response was received.

    Anyhow, I now have my shoes. They are magnificent.

    But ... I was told six to eight weeks. It was nineteen weeks. There was ZERO communication from the store about this delay. I really don't understand it. The issue may have been out of their hands, but they are the vendor, so receiving a brief statement, email or telephone, that the shoes were delayed would have been appreciated.

    Most businesses seem to know that attracting customers costs much more than retaining them. The in store experience was excellent, the product is excellent - so why not make a small investment in communicating with customers waiting on orders?

    P.S. Before I leave California, I hope I get chance to visit the Costa Mesa John Lobb! Has anyone visited?
     


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    Didn't see this until this morning: http://www.torontovintageclothingshow.ca/

    Yesterday and today at the Ex. I assume it's 90% women's stuff, but the page highlights some men's vendors. I'm not a big fan of paying admission for a chance to plow throgh crowds and hopefully buy things,but some here may be interested.

    Happy Sunday.
     


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    I went the yesterday, I was looking for some furniture pieces. There was so decent mid-century stuff, then then bunch of women's jewelry and homeware on that side. Then half of the space . Vintage clothing, but almost entirely female. One vendor was specifically dudes stuff, but but rest was women's fur coats and dresses a stuff. think you've got got lady they'd appreciate that, but if you're going for yourself I'd say it's not worth it.
     


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    So I finally pulled the trigger on the sale price burgundy-brown Ron Rider boots.

    I ended up going down to US10.5E for a snugger fit so there's still one last of this exact one in US11E. $460+HST..was once $760+HST!
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    I was almost the typical guy who walks out having spent twice what was planned, since these gorgeous Carminas in more of an orangey brown shell were $900+HST..FYI im told all new Carmina boots will be 1)no more shell and 2)$1400 and up. US11..one of you guys should snag.
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    Finally, the six brands they will have by the time it's snowing are

    John Lobb
    Carmina
    St. Crispin's
    Crockett & Jones
    Alden
    Edward Green

    There were already some EG on the shelves. And yes, still a couple black brogued J. Fitzy's on sale in smaller sizes too.
     


  15. TO Tie Guy

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    Carmina calf/suede boots for $1400 hahahaha.

    I know rent in Yorkville is pricey but that is a joke.
     


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