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post #76 of 124
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
it's actually a demented expression of stealth wealth

I have five of the same Patek Phillipe watch, so I can wear the same watch each day while giving the strap at least 5 days to recover from each wear.
post #77 of 124
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
Wearing the same pair of shoes every day makes you look poor.

That might be the best strategy for an attorney today.
post #78 of 124
Well, it's a bit quirky.

But I wouldn't consider it entirely strange to wear the platonic idea of a 'perfect' shirt every day.

And plenty of folks/professionals wear the same pair of shoes every single day, until they wear out. I had a boss who had two identical pairs of shoes that he rotated between, and he wasn't really a sartorialist.

This way, you're spreading the wear across five pairs, so they should last more than 5 times longer. And since Alden shell cordos are reputed to last 15-20 years, you should be good for the next century.

With the (probable) diminishing purchasing power of the US dollar, along with the chance that Alden will close it's doors in the next 50-100 years, it sounds like you made a wise investment.

Could I suggest a spreadsheet, individually tracking nicks, wear, polishing, and rebuilding of each shoe?
post #79 of 124
We need to stop paying attention to this guy. Mafoo seems to thrive on the debate over whether he is stylish or not or at the very least he enjoys the discussion about himself.

When it comes down to it though, Mafoo is not stylish. He makes quirky decisions and obsesses over tiny details which seems to annoy or interest the forumites, but ultimately we should leave him alone with these thoughts. Some of his defenders suggest that the "hate" has to do with jealousy, but this is of course a red herring. Plenty of other wealthy forumites such as Iammatt, Phat Guido, and Vox out spend him and often take fashion risks that might raise eyebrows, but they still manage to look good and to look stylish.

Mafoo on the other hand wears clothes that appear to not fit his body, make him appear stiff and unnatural and fit some bizarre notion of what he thinks ought to look stylish, but ultimately look bizarre on him. I have no real hate for the guy, I am just not buying into the trap any more-- thread upon thread about a couch or 5 pairs of identical shoes? How bland and boring, yet somehow this guy manages to draw people into a debate over his strange decisions where he remains obstinate for page after page under the false pretense of seeking advice.
post #80 of 124
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Originally Posted by CTGuy View Post
We need to stop paying attention to this guy. Mafoo seems to thrive on the debate over whether he is stylish or not or at the very least he enjoys the discussion about himself.

When it comes down to it though, Mafoo is not stylish. He makes quirky decisions and obsesses over tiny details which seems to annoy or interest the forumites, but ultimately we should leave him alone with these thoughts. Some of his defenders suggest that the "hate" has to do with jealousy, but this is of course a red herring. Plenty of other wealthy forumites such as Iammatt, Phat Guido, and Vox out spend him and often take fashion risks that might raise eyebrows, but they still manage to look good and to look stylish.

Mafoo on the other hand wears clothes that appear to not fit his body, make him appear stiff and unnatural and fit some bizarre notion of what he thinks ought to look stylish, but ultimately look bizarre on him. I have no real hate for the guy, I am just not buying into the trap any more-- thread upon thread about a couch or 5 pairs of identical shoes? How bland and boring, yet somehow this guy manages to draw people into a debate over his strange decisions where he remains obstinate for page after page under the false pretense of seeking advice.

Wait, are you saying you're jealous?
post #81 of 124
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
I have an idea. I'll continue to look poor while you continue trying to look rich. Then we'll see who's more of douchebag.

awesome!
post #82 of 124
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Wait, are you saying you're jealous?

I certainly am not.
post #83 of 124
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Originally Posted by CTGuy View Post
We need to stop paying attention to this guy. Mafoo seems to thrive on the debate over whether he is stylish or not or at the very least he enjoys the discussion about himself.

When it comes down to it though, Mafoo is not stylish. He makes quirky decisions and obsesses over tiny details which seems to annoy or interest the forumites, but ultimately we should leave him alone with these thoughts. Some of his defenders suggest that the "hate" has to do with jealousy, but this is of course a red herring. Plenty of other wealthy forumites such as Iammatt, Phat Guido, and Vox out spend him and often take fashion risks that might raise eyebrows, but they still manage to look good and to look stylish.

Mafoo on the other hand wears clothes that appear to not fit his body, make him appear stiff and unnatural and fit some bizarre notion of what he thinks ought to look stylish, but ultimately look bizarre on him. I have no real hate for the guy, I am just not buying into the trap any more-- thread upon thread about a couch or 5 pairs of identical shoes? How bland and boring, yet somehow this guy manages to draw people into a debate over his strange decisions where he remains obstinate for page after page under the false pretense of seeking advice.

I don't understand this closemindedness. I wouldn't, in a million years make some of these choices, but I say "let a thousand flowers bloom." Foo's particular flower is the sartorial embodiment of an OCD obsession with details, sameness and simplicity. Rather than bland and boring I think he adds great interest to this board. I think he needs medication and perhaps some therapy, but he seems happy and is interesting to read. YMMV, but I suggest if you don't see the charm in our diminuative friend that you improve your overall mental health by not clicking on the thread. I for one am enjoying the show.
post #84 of 124
So what do you think, 5 pairs of C&J for RL tassel loafers?
post #85 of 124
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Originally Posted by CTGuy View Post
We need to stop paying attention to this guy. Mafoo seems to thrive on the debate over whether he is stylish or not or at the very least he enjoys the discussion about himself.

When it comes down to it though, Mafoo is not stylish. He makes quirky decisions and obsesses over tiny details which seems to annoy or interest the forumites, but ultimately we should leave him alone with these thoughts. Some of his defenders suggest that the "hate" has to do with jealousy, but this is of course a red herring. Plenty of other wealthy forumites such as Iammatt, Phat Guido, and Vox out spend him and often take fashion risks that might raise eyebrows, but they still manage to look good and to look stylish.

Mafoo on the other hand wears clothes that appear to not fit his body, make him appear stiff and unnatural and fit some bizarre notion of what he thinks ought to look stylish, but ultimately look bizarre on him. I have no real hate for the guy, I am just not buying into the trap any more-- thread upon thread about a couch or 5 pairs of identical shoes? How bland and boring, yet somehow this guy manages to draw people into a debate over his strange decisions where he remains obstinate for page after page under the false pretense of seeking advice.

I agree.

I'm curious though and I don't feel like reading pages of this stuff. What size shoes are those?

Maybe its just me but in your blog pics your feet like absolutely huge compared to your body.
post #86 of 124
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
I think he needs medication and perhaps some therapy,

67% of posters on this forum falls in this category.
post #87 of 124
I think this is some sort of sub-communication effecting my brain.....I decided to wear longwings today.
post #88 of 124
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post
So what do you think, 5 pairs of C&J for RL tassel loafers?

Win.
post #89 of 124
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Originally Posted by CTGuy View Post
We need to stop paying attention to this guy. Mafoo seems to thrive on the debate over whether he is stylish or not or at the very least he enjoys the discussion about himself.

When it comes down to it though, Mafoo is not stylish. He makes quirky decisions and obsesses over tiny details which seems to annoy or interest the forumites, but ultimately we should leave him alone with these thoughts. Some of his defenders suggest that the "hate" has to do with jealousy, but this is of course a red herring. Plenty of other wealthy forumites such as Iammatt, Phat Guido, and Vox out spend him and often take fashion risks that might raise eyebrows, but they still manage to look good and to look stylish.

Mafoo on the other hand wears clothes that appear to not fit his body, make him appear stiff and unnatural and fit some bizarre notion of what he thinks ought to look stylish, but ultimately look bizarre on him. I have no real hate for the guy, I am just not buying into the trap any more-- thread upon thread about a couch or 5 pairs of identical shoes? How bland and boring, yet somehow this guy manages to draw people into a debate over his strange decisions where he remains obstinate for page after page under the false pretense of seeking advice.

post #90 of 124
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Originally Posted by CTGuy View Post
I certainly am not.

Then I don't understand.

Just kidding. Well, not really. Do you really want a forum full of people with the same quirks? Believe it or not, owning a couple dozen shoes in slightly different shades of brown and tan is quirky. You may not like the way I dress, or how I approach style, but I'd like to think I add some variety to the mix. I don't agree with a lot of Yachtie's style choices, but I think he's a valuable member because his perspective is unique. Bizarre and perplexing, but unique.

It sounds like you think my style is bland. Bland counts for something, doesn't it?

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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
. . . but I say "let a thousand flowers bloom."

I agree, so long as they are all the same.

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Originally Posted by enjoiii View Post
I'm curious though and I don't feel like reading pages of this stuff. What size shoes are those?

6 1/2 D. I think the photo angles often make my feet look bigger than they really are.

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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post
I think this is some sort of sub-communication effecting my brain.....I decided to wear longwings today.

Excellent . . . excellent.
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