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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  • A pair of superb Levi's LVC 1967 505's from Oi Polloi. This is the most I've spent on a pair of jeans by some distance but I can see why they carry the price tag they do. Fit like a glove and built to last a lifetime.

  • My new Mikkel Rude Boots before and after the spitshine:

    Polished them once now, the shine will get deeper over time, but I'm quite happy with the result so far.

  • Two 1960's scarves (both sellers pics)....

    This one cost £10.00 - but it's signed 'B Mantero' - did a quick google and saw another scarf of theirs selling for £75 plus!!! The red/blue/black one was £3.50 - not signed but happy with my purchases!

  • Not today!, but the other day I bought a Warrior Prince of Wales check harrington off a mate. Only cost me a breakfast and a few coffees! Too easy.

  • The little Skinhead in me was strong and forced me to buy another pair of boots:

    Will apply a proper spitshine when they arrive. I guess it'll be 1969 again this summer, haha!

    • Kevin, I speak from many hours of spit & polish here, looking at the grain of the leather I would take them into a shoe repairers first and have them attack the toe area with their big buffers , you do you thing afterward with some nice parade polish, it will save you hours !

      Let's see them when you are finished.

      • Thanks Derek! You're right it will be pretty hard, my oxblood DMs had a similar grain when I got them and it took me hours to get a decent shine but my technique has improved since then, so I'll try first before I give them to my shoemaker. I will post a before and after picture when I'm done!

        • happy time ahead, I do enjoy cleaning my shoes,

          are you just using finger method !! or flame, flame certainly gets a great shine but at a risk.

          • I enjoy it, as well! I only use my finger and a soft + a hard brush. I first clean them with water and the hard brush and let them dry. Then I apply some wax (Kiwi Parade Gloss usually, gonna try Burgol on the new boots) and let it dry for a few hours. Then a quick polish with the soft brush and another coat of wax, polish with the brush - dry - last coat of wax and then I start the spitshine with a damp cloth until I can see myself in the toe cap.

            Tried the fire method once, worked out well but not as good as the finger-shine!

  • Have to say the tip with the "Hiltl" trousers was pure gold, Harryboy; sometimes the good things are right on your doorstep without you knowing it... Got me a light blue/grayish one... will post a pic with complete outfit as soon as the site works proper again...!

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