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It boils down to what's more important. What comes first? Popsicles for the students? or stuntin on them?  

 

I've been on the baller boot thread for too long. I knew this when I thought to my self, "wtf kinda boots only cost $300?" 

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Cooler.

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Seems like even Renovateur cannot remove the epic creases from my MMM sidezips. Any magic tricks out there, or do I just embrace the beatup-ness? Hard to justify buying another pair due to price / I know what they'll look like in a year. This is why you just shell out the dough for baller boots that look the same [already beat up] forever... 

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just embrace the beatup-ness

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Originally Posted by Mulan View Post

It boils down to what's more important. What comes first? Popsicles for the students? or stuntin on them?  

I've been on the baller boot thread for too long. I knew this when I thought to my self, "wtf kinda boots only cost $300?" 

Lol. I've been looking for a new briefcase and a friend suggested giving me one as a gift. It's like the boots as I'm sure they are not thinking what I'm thinking, which is I haven't seen anything I even remotely like for less than $1K. They're probably thinking, oh I could find something nice for a few hundred dollars… to which I reply… wtf kinda briefcase only costs $300? Exactly. nod[1].gif
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I have a Yeti. I also have a couple pairs of cool boots (and am eyeing a pair of SLPs as my next pair). I would say get the Yeti. Unless you don't like carrying heavy shit, in which case get the boots.

I think once I kept beer cold for 10 straight days in there. Serious insulation. And once you break in the seat cushion (get the seat cushion), it's incredibly comfortable. (It also works for things other than beer, but I haven't tested that out yet)
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tried on a Ten C rain parka today - shit is nice. Making me reconsider getting a Veilance rain jackit....
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anyone in the EU ever have an issue where you aren't able to order from a web shop located in another EU country? like you're in Sweden and an e-comm site in Germany or Italy says you're not eligible to order (or whatever combo of EU countries)? seems to defeat the purpose of the EU, but supposedly this is a thing.

eBay and amazon yes, normal shops no.
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

Lol. I've been looking for a new briefcase and a friend suggested giving me one as a gift. It's like the boots as I'm sure they are not thinking what I'm thinking, which is I haven't seen anything I even remotely like for less than $1K. They're probably thinking, oh I could find something nice for a few hundred dollars… to which I reply… wtf kinda briefcase only costs $300? Exactly. nod[1].gif

TBH Linjer briefs are close and pretty decent. Probably the best readily available leather brief I've seen under $1k barring random deals/steals.
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Originally Posted by t3hg0suazn View Post
 

Seems like even Renovateur cannot remove the epic creases from my MMM sidezips. Any magic tricks out there, or do I just embrace the beatup-ness? Hard to justify buying another pair due to price / I know what they'll look like in a year. This is why you just shell out the dough for baller boots that look the same [already beat up] forever... 

 

I have a pair of RLBL chelseas that I'm pretty hard on and one boot is breaking in very creased like you're describing and the other is breaking in very nice and smoothly. It would be easier to embrace the beatup-ness if they looked the same, but it kinda bugs me that they don't.

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^ Thanks. I've looked at everything from Clegg & Lotuff, to Aspinal and SAB. Not much in between! Senior attorney I saw today who easily makes $500K was carrying around this beat to shit piece of shit Kenneth Cole monstrosity and I'm thinking, seriously?

EDIT: double thanks @cyc wid it… at first glance indeed looks nice. That's the shape and style I was after. It is reminiscent of the Mismo I liked (but that one was grey). anyway fing02[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Mulan View Post

It boils down to what's more important. What comes first? Popsicles for the students? or stuntin on them?  

I've been on the baller boot thread for too long. I knew this when I thought to my self, "wtf kinda boots only cost $300?" 

visvim boots on 2nd hand market in Japan are considerably cheaper. It's a less popular model, Japanese people seem to really like new season stuff over old season, and I also notice that any amount of wear equates to a very large drop in resale price. Guess they just like virgin clothes.

I got both the yeti and the boots tho. That way I can keep 1 pair of boots on ice for those 100 degree days
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think that got posted earlier. pretty funny.

@dieworkwear made the point that the video is a little simplistic and completely ignores development economics. i agree with that (here's an article that gets into some of that http://qz.com/389741/the-thing-that-makes-bangladeshs-garment-industry-such-a-huge-success-also-makes-it-deadly/) but the main points are still accurate, and that's what's really troubling. stuff is just so cheap and both retailers that rely on subcontracting for plausible deniability (http://qz.com/390238/to-avoid-another-rana-plaza-lets-start-mapping-bangladeshs-invisible-garment-factories/) and consumers who don't care where their clothes come from help perpetuate what is, when it comes down to it, a pretty shitty system.
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Originally Posted by Krish the Fish View Post

I have a Yeti. I also have a couple pairs of cool boots (and am eyeing a pair of SLPs as my next pair). I would say get the Yeti. Unless you don't like carrying heavy shit, in which case get the boots.

I think once I kept beer cold for 10 straight days in there. Serious insulation. And once you break in the seat cushion (get the seat cushion), it's incredibly comfortable. (It also works for things other than beer, but I haven't tested that out yet)

Glad to see that you have your priorities right.

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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

think that got posted earlier. pretty funny.

@dieworkwear made the point that the video is a little simplistic and completely ignores development economics. i agree with that (here's an article that gets into some of that http://qz.com/389741/the-thing-that-makes-bangladeshs-garment-industry-such-a-huge-success-also-makes-it-deadly/) but the main points are still accurate, and that's what's really troubling. stuff is just so cheap and both retailers that rely on subcontracting for plausible deniability (http://qz.com/390238/to-avoid-another-rana-plaza-lets-start-mapping-bangladeshs-invisible-garment-factories/) and consumers who don't care where their clothes come from help perpetuate what is, when it comes down to it, a pretty shitty system.

You and Die are both right in that it glosses over some of the more complex subtleties of the matter, but it does highlight several things that are interesting of note:

  • Kathy Lee Gifford is a flaming bag of shit who only gave a rip about the issues of sweatshop labor because she got caught with her pants down on the matter.
  • It's interesting that if you fuck with an American's money be it in the form of an insurance policy, home equity, or checking account rest assured the Federal Government is going to create regulations that will prevent that from happening again. OTOH, use willful blindness as an excuse for why the people who make your clothes (who happen to be non-American and living in a third world country) can't even have the expectation of going to work in a building that won't collapse on them and everybody's okay with that.
  • Americans pay far too little for certain things (meat, clothes, and gas come to mind right away) and far too much others (college education is probably at the top of my list). Taxes on the former for the benefit of the latter probably wouldn't be a bad idea.
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