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BTW, if you want to make this a political argument can you make a new thread since I will use this one for future references as a source of information...
post #47 of 149
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Just who the hell do you think you are to judge the spending habits of someone you don't know and about which you know very little?
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post #48 of 149
Amazingly topic for me 'cause I love shoes. Just check my shoes collection: 2 pairs of Allen Edmonds ( 1 Black Park Avenue and 1 brown loafer) ; 4 pairs of Ferragamo (1 black Captoe, 1 black oxford, 1 brown brogue and 1 brown suede oxford) 3 pairs of Gravati ( 2 pairs of brown suede oxford and 1 pair of brown oxford); 1 pair of Church BenchMade black brogue; 1 pair of Bruno Magli black loafer; 1 pair of Bally black loafer. Want to add some Alden cordovans soon. Shoes are the foundation of gentlemen's wardrobe. Dressgood
post #49 of 149
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Just who the hell do you think you are to judge the spending habits of someone you don't know and about which you know very little?
i was hoping to point out something to marc that he may not have been aware of. he can choose to take my advice or he can choose not to, but there is no reason for him to take my comment personally. he would recieve much more pleasure from helping a starving child have a healthy meal than from looking at all those shoes in his closet. i have faults that i'm aware of and faults that i'm unaware of, and if someone (anyone) should point out one of my faults to me, in hopes of helping me, i hope i am mature enough to be grateful, rather than resentful.
post #50 of 149
While it is certainly extensive, there is no reason to single out marc's shoe collection for public censure. This particular thread is for shoe aficionados, after all. And Marc, how about taking a more civil tone in your own defense in the future? Let's keep the forum civilized, everyone. My only criticism of marc's collection:
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1 pr. New Balance sneaks
They're so lonely I personally own about 2 dozen pairs of sneakers (including sneaker/shoe hybrids,) a couple of pairs of oxfords (Donna Karan and Mantelassi), and a couple of pairs of boots (Prada and Barbato) and a couple of pair of Clark boots. The sneakers usually get worn.
post #51 of 149
Clothes, and especially the clothes we talk about at this forum are luxury items - It should come as no surprise that some of us have a little bit more of them than we need and others could of course put the money to more noble use. I think this is given and the purpose of the forum is to discuss them, not to solve the world's problems. I think Matador's comments are rather cheap to make and do not improve the mood of the forum. Everybody can make a comment like this, and perhaps feel a little better about him self, but if we are to be made guilty for our hobby at this forum, there is no point in it. btw, I just added a Church's Chetwynd in brown suede to my collection - and then it had snowed when I came back from my trip. Arghh - I guess they'll have to wait for spring. BH
post #52 of 149
bjorn, i didn't realize this forum was for hobbyists/collectors. i thought it was for gentlemen who appreciate quality and style. there is a difference between having a taste for fine food and outright gluttony. we all know the difference. if your hobby makes you feel guilty it's not because of me. la guy, this thread was asking if we were 'shoe whores' or not. i don't think that's a topic for shoe aficionados only. here's my list: 2 pr. mezlan oxfords 1 pr. biarritz casual lace-ups 1 pr. camper boots 1 pr. reebok basketball shoes (for basketball and tennis) 1 pr. adidas running shoes (for running and the gym) 1 pr. adidas soccer cleats i own more shoes than any of my guy friends, but all of them get worn often. when i'm rich, i might be wearing j.m. weston instead of mezlan, but i won't have thirty pairs. so my answer to the question is: no, i do not consider myself a shoe whore.
post #53 of 149
While one is sensitive to 30 pair of shoes, others maybe to 7 pairs. I don't think a person can equates collector with gluttony, especially a person who collect items with a specific theme/purpose/direction. A gluttony person eats everything. We certainly above money matter in this forum talking about small points in sartoria art --- unless there is a tint of jealousy in you --- for example, Matador, you say the same thing to stamp collectors? Antique collectors? Art collectors? I am a violinist and I have probably more music books than I play ever in the future, so I am guilty as well? Maybe, but than it is pointless to point out, as we ALL have the same guilty, otherwise we won't be here at all (US$40/month getting internet, US$1000+ for computer, nice flat or house, warm clothes, think what we can use those money for? Don't tell me you wouldn't be full eating jam and roll. Why are you still going outside for dinner at restaurants?) While I don't think Metador's comment is entirely wrong logically, I think that comment unneccessary. My only question is, what is Le Chameau boots? I have not hear about the brand or maker name.
post #54 of 149
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this thread was asking if we were 'shoe whores' or not. i don't think that's a topic for shoe aficionados only...so my answer to the question is: no, i do not consider myself a shoe whore.
Uh, the question was are you a "shoe horse" - the whore part was supposed to be a humorous aside. Calling people on this forum "whores" because they like shoes more than you is no way to make friends. And I'm sure Marc has plenty of friends/family that can offer him counsel on his spending habits should he want or need it. This forum is not a place to publicly judge others on values and ethics, especially since we really know very little about each other. I'm sure we all have opinions of one another, but if they are not positive it is of no benefit to post them here.
post #55 of 149
Still building my shoe collection.  At the moment it consists of: 1 pair Moreschi Derbys (blk) 1 pair Gucci Oxfords (blk) 1 pair John Lobb cap toe Oxfords (blk) 1 pair Edward Green cap toe Oxfords (dark brown) 1 pair Berluti in dark cherry red, part of the "Club" collection on their website (http://www.berluti.com/html-en/index_collections.html) 2 pairs of Trainers 1 pair running shoes that sit mostly unused
post #56 of 149
That's a nice foundation.
post #57 of 149
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My only question is, what is Le Chameau boots? I have not hear about the brand or maker name.
Le Chameau is a hunting/outdoors supply company, sort of like Barbour.
post #58 of 149
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this thread was asking if we were 'shoe whores' or not. i don't think that's a topic for shoe aficionados only...so my answer to the question is: no, i do not consider myself a shoe whore.
Uh, the question was are you a "shoe horse" - the whore part was supposed to be a humorous aside. Calling people on this forum "whores" because they like shoes more than you is no way to make friends. And I'm sure Marc has plenty of friends/family that can offer him counsel on his spending habits should he want or need it. This forum is not a place to publicly judge others on values and ethics, especially since we really know very little about each other. I'm sure we all have opinions of one another, but if they are not positive it is of no benefit to post them here.
i do not judge people. i'm no better than anyone else and no one is any better than me. we are all brothers here. we all came from the same place and we'll all end up in the same place. no one has said that what i said was wrong, only that i was wrong to say it. your assertions that i should keep my thoughts to myself undermine the purpose of this forum. we are here to discuss fashion and my comments are about fashion. i don't imagine that you go through life making every decision based on what will win you friends or not. if you disagree with what i said to marc that's fine. i don't care. but you are absolutely wrong to suggest i had no right to tell the man my thoughts. by posting it publicly, it gave others the chance to read my words and maybe rethink their spending habits as well. like i said to bjorn, my words would have gone by unnoticed unless your conscience was trying to tell you something.
post #59 of 149
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i do not judge people. i'm no better than anyone else and no one is any better than me. we are all brothers here. we all came from the same place and we'll all end up in the same place. no one has said that what i said was wrong, only that i was wrong to say it. your assertions that i should keep my thoughts to myself undermine the purpose of this forum. we are here to discuss fashion and my comments are about fashion. i don't imagine that you go through life making every decision based on what will win you friends or not. if you disagree with what i said to marc that's fine. i don't care. but you are absolutely wrong to suggest i had no right to tell the man my thoughts. by posting it publicly, it gave others the chance to read my words and maybe rethink their spending habits as well. like i said to bjorn, my words would have gone by unnoticed unless your conscience was trying to tell you something.
matador's simply exercising the right to state his opinion, as I see it. It's not like marc doesn't.
post #60 of 149
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matador's simply exercising the right to state his opinion, as I see it. It's not like marc doesn't.
Nobody's arguing differently. However, the right to state one's opinion is not equivalent to the right to be free from criticism for what one says. Furthermore, criticism of what one says is not equivalent to an attempt to silence the speaker or to expressing the opinion that the speaker should just shut up.
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