What I bought today...

Just thought that I'd start this topic as nobody has [bothered?] to start it yet!

I was in one of my local charity shops today and bought these women's basket-weave, tassel loafers for only $8.50 AUD! Absolutely brill, to say the least! ;-) Now I can wear them with my new trousers from Sportscraft (see link below) and my Ben Sherman boating blazers! They were made by Australian shoe manufacturer Sandler, as part of their "Easy Steps" collection which still exists today. I think these shoes were an absolute find and would make excellent work and leisure (by that I mean dancing) shoes!

I also picked up two of my lay-aways. The first being two pairs of capris trousers - one pair in black and another in navy. Don't let the "capri" style fool you. They actually look like full-length trouser on me. I paid $105 AUD for each pair, instead of $150.

The second lay-away I picked up today was this lovely dress from Target that I purchased on sale a couple of months ago!

Happy shopping my Mod brothers and sisters! Look forward to reading and seeing what you've bought!


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  •  I don't want to lower the tone here, but sometimes Kevin (though rarely) you can be pleasantly surprised by what you didn't pay a fortune for. I got this top from Target (the US equivalent of, say, Marks and Sparks) to go training in. Alhought it wasn't expensive, I like the quality, and of course the colours appeal to me. We will have to see how it looks in a year or so, but I like it for now.

  • Ordered a pair of cheap brown Brogues (allegedly reduced from 140€ to 39,99€ - made in India, haha) and received them to today. I have to say I'm not too pleased about the finish, looks a bit cheap to me. I'm hoping that a proper spit shine with brown, oxblood and black Parade Gloss will bring them closer to the antique brown finish I'm after. The overall quality is alright for the price, though it's a rubber sole (which isn't even too bad for the winter months of course).

  • Another one of "Calle Modista" Leontine´s masterpieces. Only 4 made, I´m told.

    • Very nice, Kai! I also have to admit those limited numbers make Leontines products even more tempting, haha!

    • Very nice TKK :-)

    • Thanks boys; her scarves and pocket squares never fail!

  • Hi Andy, I do own the one pictured here (dont let the pic fool you; it does have sleeves) and, yes, compared to other labels , it´s a bit tight around the midriff (my midriff, that is, which might be a bit lavish...), although described as "slightly larger fit".

    • Smart Kai
    • Hi K  !

                   Thanks for the info I did wonder bout sizing and especially in the light of your comments i'm thinking it might be an idea for me to size up ? Although chest size wise i'm about 40" I have to confess I've read many favourable comments re Dna shirts but yet again their  size 16/16.5 neck size  come with a far larger chest size then I would require. Nevertheless thanks for the info I will take it on board and I do appreciate it. Cheers ! Nice one !

    • K is spot on about the sizing, I've got a antique gold DNA 3 button knit.
      It's supposed to be medium, it's more like a close fitting small.
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