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post #27151 of 46920
my thighs are burning up, walking hurts after my Monday squat workout

something is not right
post #27152 of 46920
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

The quality of Barneys house brand stuff varies quite a bit. It's impossible to draw conclusions about the whole line based on a few models
Por ejemplo, a number of the shoes are blake stitched, others are glued. On my last Co-Op trip, I handled a few private label models myself and some indeed had the plasticky leather sinned was describing, but other models had a nice grain/hand/texture to them.
I'd imagine, however, that the huge amount of variation would turn buying private label stuff online into quite the frightful experience. But there's no reason to hate on the whole line.



It's probably hit and miss.

I have a pair of Saks house brand shoes that are made in portugal, slightly above AE standards in a much more pleasing last.
99% of shoes we talk about are benchmade anyway so the difference is not that much as long as you're getting blake/rapid or goodyear, and they've used full grain leather. the markups for chaneled soles and name brands seem a bit arbitrary, especially when they're still pretty much made the same way.
post #27153 of 46920
it still amazes me every time hendrix talks about quality and construction where the bottom line is "all same"

good to know but at the same time, really?
post #27154 of 46920
Everyone really seems to sweat bombers here...
post #27155 of 46920
Just my experience as a consumer.

I don't want anyone to think that I think i'm a trade insider or anything, but the reality is that almost all shoes out there are factory made using the same methods, whenever you go above about $300.
There's nothing wrong with this, just that often "construction" is incorrectly cited when choosing one brand over another.
Most of it is just design. Synth and fuuma get this. they buy margiela shoe because they're very well designed and perfect for the look they want. Not out of some infatuation with their quality or anything like that.


Basically I just want to argue the point, not the ends. buy whatever you like.


In your case toasty I think the sooner July comes the better. Although sometimes we need to learn these things for ourselves. God knows it took me long enough.
post #27156 of 46920
actually the weird thing is that MC, for all their "buy quality, timeless classic" memes seem to have a harder time understanding this than most people around here.

It's not enough for them to justify what they buy by saying "I like the design".

There's a shoemaker over there who has told them exactly what's up with dissections of shoes from various brands and there's this weird sorta selective ignorance that pervades them. I don't think that would be a problem here because people are more at peace with the fact that they buy for design.
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

actually the weird thing is that MC, for all their "buy quality, timeless classic" memes seem to have a harder time understanding this than most people around here.
It's not enough for them to justify what they buy by saying "I like the design".
There's a shoemaker over there who has told them exactly what's up with dissections of shoes from various brands and there's this weird sorta selective ignorance that pervades them. I don't think that would be a problem here because people are more at peace with the fact that they buy for design.

don't forget exclusivity. 

post #27158 of 46920
o yes that too. nothing wrong with that either.
post #27159 of 46920
how do I get svennson to deduct VAT? it just seems to add VAT, even if I have USA selected..
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I just got an email from them earlier today—they deduct it automatically as long as you specify (as you must) that you live in the US.
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Yea, gotta make a profile and register your US address or something. Will do it automatically at checkout. You grabbing a pair too Teger?
post #27162 of 46920
Lots of jibber jabber in this thread.
post #27163 of 46920
gift from my bf

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Sell on ebay

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I looked at eBay and they have 2 of this bag listed there. I'm tempted to sell it since I already have 2 Marc Jacobs bags, but I don't want to offend his feelings and I chose this along with a hat. He also surprised me a London trip for the summer Olympics yay! I guess he likes spoiling me for my job well done. He is always a happy customer hehe shog[1].gif
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