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Posted 12 April 2015 - 09:52 AM

The pennies look good.

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 03:16 PM

Still looks like Thai cottage industry output to me...

Sometimes you do need cottage industry styling to keep your feet cool. I suppose larger basket weave makes it look a tad ungainly in lighter colours. Note the pic below...smaller veave on the same type of shape. But without a raised heel.4005-23.jpg


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:38 AM

I think the rustic/cottage industry vibe may have to do with the state the leather strips are in. Once they lose their gloss, leather tends to look old. There needs to be a perma gloss on basket weave leather. Because you can't really shine it with wax.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:55 PM

I think the rustic/cottage industry vibe may have to do with the state the leather strips are in. Once they lose their gloss, leather tends to look old. There needs to be a perma gloss on basket weave leather. Because you can't really shine it with wax.

I agree. You cant polish much with basket weave. And I think the traditional moccasin shape makes it rustic too. But fit and comfort is great. Cant beat that.


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Posted 15 April 2015 - 05:57 AM

How about this for basket weave loafer?

 

http://www.skoaktieb...raided-loafer-1



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Posted 15 April 2015 - 07:05 PM

How about this for basket weave loafer?

 

http://www.skoaktieb...raided-loafer-1

 That Carmina is nice, but look closely at the lining of the shoe in one of the pics. It isn't perforated. So this is clearly style over function. Just buy it because of its looks. It would function like any other leather loafer with no added benefits (other than looking dapper).


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Posted 15 April 2015 - 07:15 PM

Wow, I totally missed that. Holes, holes everywhere!

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 10:07 PM

Looking dapper, sometimes, is all that matters.



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Posted 16 April 2015 - 09:29 AM

Looking dapper, sometimes, is all that matters.

But sometimes, the 38.5degrees celcius tempreature outside and over 70% humidity warrants wearing the ultimate in tropical attire. Especially when you frequent the local mamak stalls. One has to be as ventilated as possible in order to look dapper.


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 11:24 PM

To be honest, my footwear has precious little to do with me feeling "cool"(in the literal sense). If I wear flannel trousers in tropical weather, doesn't matter if I'm rocking crocs or no footwear. I'd still be hot. Hence in the reverse, I agree with urban.

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 02:47 AM

Taken from putthison - “In England, fashion never overrides the practical, and when it is raining in London, the Englishman’s trousers will always be turned up.”

-Vanity Fair in 1922,

Words to live by. But then again...I agree to disagree and then also agree. Sometimes looking dapper is all that matters. But when that mood appears...the shoes i put on are some of my best pairs. But then when there are those times when  I want to really feel at ease in the heat, I prefer function over form.


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 12:09 AM

Brogues for the Malaysian countryside.

 

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 01:26 AM

RM Williams in steer leather - 2 months of wear. Australian cowboy boots.

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 01:35 AM

Leather looks really yummy

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 01:58 AM

Dat shine!



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Posted 20 June 2015 - 11:16 PM

RM Williams Boots Almost bought a pair on my trip to perth in 2013. But then decided against as I had shoes which I hadnt worn yet at the time and I prefer shoes to boots. Still tempted occasionally though...maybe my next trip down under.


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 11:16 AM

I must say, most comfortable pair of leather dress footwear I've ever come across - right out of the box. And they continue to get softer as I wear them. 



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Posted 22 June 2015 - 04:41 AM

Those look gurrd... I find myself wearing almost exclusively chukkas and chelseas these days. Just too versatile and not too dressy. Need a better looking pair of chelseas than the Loakes I currently have though. Have to say the C&J ones look great. 



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Posted 13 January 2016 - 02:17 PM

Hows C&Js driving shoes? Can you guys recommend a good driving shoes.



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Posted 13 January 2016 - 02:29 PM

My brother in-law has a really nice looking broken-in pair of Carshoe drivers.

 

I have a pair of Tods which I find to be an average product overall quality wise, although they look okay I guess.

 

Personally I just rock Sperry's now.






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