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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  • Actually, I didn't buy this nice wool/cashmere overcoat - my wife bought it as an anniversary present. She tried to get me one of the Crombie-style topcoats with a breast pocket, but they don't make them in my size here. Gone are the days when I can afford tailor-made coats, but this one is very warm and very smart,....thanks to the missus!

    • Its one of the more unusual shower screens that I have come across Graham ha ha

    • LMAO Chris! In fact, I hung that coat in the bathroom to photograph it because the white tiles reflect the light. But yes, Iv'e seen steamier shower scenes too.

    • Well it worked out well with regards to the photo Graham. I suppose if you put it on in the shower it will save a small fortune in laundering bills ha ha

    • Warm, smart and functional Graham :-)

  • As far as mouse mats go SR., that's pretty cool mate ;-)
  • Sonny Rollins mouse mat lol

  •  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.

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