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Instead of buying clothes, I recently made some boring, "adult" purchases: vacuum cleaner, cutting board, knife.
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Well right now I have a pair of beeswax Clarks desert boots that I've had for about three years and I'm trying to find something to replace them.  I love the some of those Alden's in the Alden thread but man they are expensive for a college student.

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Originally Posted by Broark View Post

Well right now I have a pair of beeswax Clarks desert boots that I've had for about three years and I'm trying to find something to replace them.  I love the some of those Alden's in the Alden thread but man they are expensive for a college student.

How about Red Wings?

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I haven't really checked out Red Wings.  I really like those Tanner Goods Mountain Trail Left Banks.  It's hard to me to invest in nice boots since I live in Austin were it's hot almost all year.  It's 90 degrees out right now actually.

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^Haha yeah. 90 Degrees oof! I tried wearing a pair of boots in the summer and my legs and socks were soaking wet.

 

I too have been looking at a pair of boots. I have Thorogood Moc Toe 6", and a pair of Ronnie Fieg x Sebago "Delancey" boots, and Sebago x Billykirk Fairhaven Boot. Those were just last winters buys.

 

Thorogood makes a great boot for a good price. I'd check them out too.

 

I've been looking at Grenson Fred V Boot. Something a little bit nicer, to maybe go with a suit or to at least dress up with.

 

 

 

Leaning more towards the black or dark brown.

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I too have been looking at a pair of boots. I have Thorogood Moc Toe 6", and a pair of Ronnie Fieg x Sebago "Delancey" boots, and Sebago x Billykirk Fairhaven Boot. 

 

I've been looking at Grenson Fred V Boot.

 

 

 

Leaning more towards the black or dark brown.

Those dark brown ones are pretty sick.

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Yeah I think thats what I'm going with for this winter. This New England weather is jumping from 30's to 70's. So right now its fairly warm, but in a week it could be cold again. Just need to not buy anything for a couple weeks and I'll be able to grab them.

 

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You mean you wear only one scent? Jeez, jet, you gotta branch out! That's like Foo's one shoe. (j/k but I think you need at least three... one for general daywear, one for nightwear, and one either for special occasions or just because you really like it) I thought I was doing well finally getting down to about fifteen. lol8[1].gif

haha no I have several i don't believe in foo's one shoe theory lol8[1].gif

thank you for expanding on what I said earlier professor especially the creed/rolex analogy earlier
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haha no I have several i don't believe in foo's one shoe theory lol8[1].gif
thank you for expanding on what I said earlier professor especially the creed/rolex analogy earlier

Or, Creed is the Rolex/Montblanc of the fragrance world.

I've had 15 or more of them, so I feel like I can criticize from knowledge. My overall impression is that they are "nice" scents. Unfortunately, they're sales and marketing strategy is not to let their "nice" scents sell themselves, but instead make up a fake history, outright lie (does anybody think they REALLY use all natural ambergris???), or try to beat you over the head with "snob" appeal or celebrity endorsements. "Did you know that Elton John wears this?" Who the f$*# cares?

The problem I have with Creed is that for $200+, I don't want to smell "nice." I want something amazing, superlative, unstoppable. I don't want just "nice." We have entire lists of "bang for buck" "nice" scents that you can get for abut $25. Why do I need to give Creed 10x's that for the same effect?

There are some good Creeds, though nobody knows what they are and they're hard to find. Ambre Canelle, Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie, Aubepine Acacia, Orange Spice. Of the "general" ones, only Erolfa I found interesting, though Smilver Mountain Water I have to admit could be a guilty pleasure if it werent so $$$. . MI, GIT, etc. were boring, and all the recent ones (VIW and such) were blank and BORING. Like driving a Buick, only last I checked a Buick didn't cost $395,000.
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lol @ montblanc i love it
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Or, Creed is the Rolex/Montblanc of the fragrance world.
I've had 15 or more of them, so I feel like I can criticize from knowledge. My overall impression is that they are "nice" scents. Unfortunately, they're sales and marketing strategy is not to let their "nice" scents sell themselves, but instead make up a fake history, outright lie, or try to beat you over the head with "snob" appeal or celebrity endorsements. "Did you know that Elton John wears this?" Who the f$*# cares?
The problem I have with Creed is that for $200+, I don't want to smell "nice." I want something amazing, superlative, unstoppable. I don't want just "nice." We have entire lists of "bang for buck" "nice" scents that you can get for abut $25. Why do I need to give Creed 10x's that for the same effect?
There are some good Creeds, though nobody knows what they are and they're hard to find. Ambre Canelle, Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie, Aubepine Acacia, Orange Spice. Of the "general" ones, only Erolfa I found interesting, though Smilver Mountain Water I have to admit could be a guilty pleasure if it werent so $$$. . MI, GIT, etc. were boring, and all the recent ones (VIW and such) were blank and BORING. Like driving a Buick, only last I checked a Buick didn't cost $395,000.

every word that drips from your mouth is pure knowledge and I love it

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Someone please inform this anosmic how to avoid purchasing douchey colognes.
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Someone please inform this anosmic how to avoid purchasing douchey colognes.

If you're anosmic, I just wouldn't wear one. Get a nice triple mill soap and some unscented deodorant and just let that do it for you. You could also get a perfumed soap (Chanel used to put out some really lovely savons of n19, n5, n22, etc.)

If you can't enjoy the smell yourself, why spend lots of money on it? OR, just get something very cheap, like the original 4711 or online discount HErmes eau d'orange verte... they won't last long on the skin, but you can be guaranteed not to knock somebody over.

As well, an unscented moisturizer used daily in the morning or before bed will help increase longevity of any fragrance.
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lol @ montblanc i love it

I got into fountain pens in Japan and so first started with Pilot, platinum, and (recently) Sailor... and I like my ~$100 Pilot Custom 74 better than a whole host of $500 Montblancs. In fact, of my 10 or so FPs, not one is Montblanc, just because I didn't feel like they were worth the premium $$$ over the Japanese ones. Were I given one as a gift, though, I'd certainly accept and use it, though. lol8[1].gif But, hell, same with Creed or a Rolex.
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Instead of buying clothes, I recently made some boring, "adult" purchases: vacuum cleaner, cutting board, knife.

 

Me too, except mine was not so "adult": 8GB memory card for my PS Vita, to have some space for upcoming puchases (i.e Playstation All Star Battle Royale).

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Someone please inform this anosmic how to avoid purchasing douchey colognes.

Just wear what you like, if you arent a douchey and its not aqua di gio I think you will be fine. Depending on the crowd you hang with, no one except you will know what it is you are wearing. In which case its mostly for you smile.gif
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