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post #61 of 149
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my words would have gone by unnoticed unless your conscience was trying to tell you something.
Not really. Sometimes people just don't like being condescended to or to hear others being condescended to. Go figure.
post #62 of 149
In response to those criticizing the decadent amount of shoes I own, I more than balance such excess ("limited" excess, which might sound like an oxymoron) with humanitarian activities which, in my opinion (biased, granted) redeems me. For example, after graduating from law school, rather than head directly to Wall Street, I instead opted to work for various homeless organizations for a pittance. Since then, having moved on to more lucrative endeavors, I have, indeed, adhered to a philosophy of contributing a significant % of my income, and time, to various social causes of importance to me. My motivation for making money is to give most of it away, so spare me. Nobody is suffering as a result of the few dollars expended on my trifles. I also adhere to the Eleventh Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Pay Retail. Several of my normally exhorbitantly-priced shoes, especially from JM Weston, were purchased at discounted "sale" prices, otherwise known as a "steal." I have good taste but also enjoy a good deal.
post #63 of 149
How about some details on those sales, especially the Westons.
post #64 of 149
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I second the details on the Weston sales info... hopefully I'm the only one who wears an 8.5C in Westons...
post #65 of 149
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we are here to discuss fashion and my comments are about fashion.
Don't quite see how. To paraphrase the old saying, men need certain things in their life -- a good doctor, a good tailor and a good priest. Your comment seemed to fall rather close to the "priest" category. To say Marc is stupid for spending thousands of dollars on shoes for style reasons is a comment about fashion; to say he's gluttonous for doing so is not. Simply put, we are not Marc's priest(s). We are, at best, the guys who hang around his tailor (or based on Marc's comments, the guys who should be hanging around his tailor if we only had enough sense and money). Certainly you have a right to judge him and you arguably have a right to post that judgment on-line. Of course, we all have a right to judge your judgment or sense for posting it. That's what appears to have happened.
post #66 of 149
It is only fair to assess Grayson's character by his posts to this and to other forums (I think it's safe to say that he seems unclubable) - it is inappropriate to judge him by his shoe collection.
post #67 of 149
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unclubable
Not for nothing, but what does this mean? Is this English slang?
post #68 of 149
Sorry, I don't know how to use the quote format, so I'm responding to the previous post about JM Weston sales. A few times during the year, their Madison Ave., NYC, store has "discreet" sales (discounts) on "selected" shoes. Depending on how business is in general at Weston's, the variety of shoes discounted can increase or decrease. I don't recall the name of the salesperson I usually buy from at Weston's, but he is an Indian gentleman whom I highly recommend due to his expertise and excellent customer service. A few years ago, during one of their sales, billionaire Ron Perelman came in, while his chauffeur waited outside beside his Benz, and looked around asking specifically which shoes were on special: The motto of the story is everyone likes a good deal.
post #69 of 149
I have the gentleman's card somewhere but can't seem to find it. If we're thinking of the same guy, he likes to be called "Wiggy". Bought a tie there last summer, but alas, no shoes.
post #70 of 149
Great topic. I have grown very fond of shoes and what I have learned on these boards has been very helpful. My collection cannot compare to most here, but here it is: 4 pairs - To Boot New York - (all purchased at To Boot sample sales). 2 pairs - Cole Haan 2 pairs - Marni 3 pairs - Hugo Boss - (all purchased at Hugo Boss sample sale). 1 pair - Coach loafers (all creased in the front now, I guess all loafers do this???) 2 Pairs - Kenneth Cole - junk, junk, junk...I wear them when it snows in NYC.
post #71 of 149
Now look what you've done Marc39.  You've provoked God to sent this blizzard.  She is punishing your excesses.
post #72 of 149
Brands that I have: Cleverley bespokes and RTW Lobb Paris bespokes and RTW Weston MTOs and RTW Lattanzi bespoke Filli Bollini bespoke Berluti bespoke (two months until I receive it) E.Green MTO and RTW Santoni Handmades Testoni handmade (norwegian) Bally Scribes (pre takeover, when the Scribe name still meant something) Mantellassi Handmades Church bookbinder Tod's chukka Paraboots Heschung hunt boot Cole Haan side elastic boots Faconnable (by Alden) pebble grain Timberland boat shoes Prada Various sneakers eg Nike Air Max, ACG, Oakley,Palladium Most comfortable shoe for walking: Nike Air Max, Cole Haan boots. Most comfortable bespoke: Lattanzi Coolest looking shoe: Cleverley Best value for the money: Filli Bollini bespokes, Most useless waste of money: Prade Second useless waste of money: Heschung boots
post #73 of 149
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Brands that I have: Cleverley bespokes and RTW Lobb Paris bespokes and RTW Weston MTOs and RTW Lattanzi bespoke Filli Bollini bespoke Berluti bespoke (two months until I receive it) E.Green MTO and RTW Santoni Handmades Testoni handmade (norwegian) Bally Scribes (pre takeover, when the Scribe name still meant something) Mantellassi Handmades Church bookbinder Tod's chukka Paraboots Heschung hunt boot Cole Haan side elastic boots Faconnable (by Alden) pebble grain Timberland boat shoes Prada Various sneakers eg Nike Air Max, ACG, Oakley,Palladium Most comfortable shoe for walking: Nike Air Max, Cole Haan boots. Most comfortable bespoke: Lattanzi Coolest looking shoe: Cleverley Best value for the money: Filli Bollini bespokes, Most useless waste of money: Prade Second useless waste of money: Heschung boots
Could you give some insight into the Filli Bollini shoes? I've never heard of them.
post #74 of 149
I forgot to add: One pair of Crockett and Jones.
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Originally posted by Thracozaag: Could you give some insight into the Filli Bollini shoes? I've never heard of them.
I got them when I was in Rome a few years ago. A small company, about 3 people, took about 9 months to make my shoe and took two fittings (I had to go to Rome for the fittings). Don't know if they are still around though. They made me a monk strap black shoe and used the Norwegian welting. It cost me about Euro 2500.
post #75 of 149
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I forgot to add: One pair of Crockett and Jones.
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Originally posted by Thracozaag: Could you give some insight into the Filli Bollini shoes?  I've never heard of them.
I got them when I was in Rome a few years ago.  A small company, about 3 people, took about 9 months to make my shoe and took two fittings (I had to go to Rome for the fittings).  Don't know if they are still around though.  They made me a monk strap black shoe and used the Norwegian welting.  It cost me about Euro 2500.
Thanks for the information...always nice to learn about these small clothing purveyors. I got such a huge thrill seeing this tiny cobbler shop in Florence and the lone shoemaker stitching the upper, glancing up at me, me giving him the "thumbs up" sign and him laughing.
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