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Finally, Reevolving: you know I love you, man. Like I said, you are a true original. You are something else. You make me smile. All that said, my line about "crowdsourcing your taste" remains true. You need to develop personal preferences in your clothing. Instead, you keep trying to have your cake and eat it too. On one hand, you want to dress-by-numbers and pseudo-statistically optimize your wardrobe per what you think will maximize public approval. On the other hand, you get very defensive whenever you receive feedback that doesn't corroborate your predetermined conclusions and habits. Perfect example? The "Do I dress like an old man?" threak. You spent an inordinate amount of time and energy dismissing everyone who answered that question in the affirmative, and even those who tried to provide concrete and specific reasons why. Bottom line: don't ask questions about whose answers you are not prepared to be receptive and objective. At this point you're going to say what you always say, which is something along the lines of "But the answers I didn't like weren't even valid because of X, Y, and Z." Think about that stock rationalization for a second. Are you really getting a bunch of "invalid" replies, or are you just getting replies you don't want to hear?
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Revolving is just your typical person seeking confirmation bias.

He has a style he leans towards but doesn't have the confidence to simply adopt it. Like an insecure girlfriend, he just wants reassurance.
post #184 of 326
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Originally Posted by Fraiche View Post
Revolving is just your typical person seeking confirmation bias.

He has a style he leans towards but doesn't have the confidence to simply adopt it. Like an insecure girlfriend, he just wants reassurance.

"Do these long-wings make my bum look big?"
post #185 of 326
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
"Do these long-wings make my bum look big?"

No they make you look like an old man though.

I'm not sure why he didn't just ask his sports bar female friend. He seems to put a lot of faith in what she has to say.
post #186 of 326
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post
I see that you refer to the Boot of Love. It is almost a lost art.

Getting back to the point of this thread, like many of you, I am delighted that OP settled on brogued boots of an unusual color.

This will make TC Houston look even more elderly in comparison.



I don't know how I can say this - but I've never noticed that about the broguing on those shoes before.

You're quite right of course. And I quite obviously walked into that.
post #187 of 326
I think the Fleur de Peen would be a great shoe for Reev
post #188 of 326
I hate to admit it as Ferragamos do not seem to be popular on SF, but every time I wear my Lince boots to work, I get complements.

On a side note, I paid full retail for them a couple of years ago when they first came out. They have held up well and still look good. I know better than to pay full retail should I ever have to purchase them again.

post #189 of 326
For some reason, my Allen Edmonds Bel-Air in Walnut get the most amount of compliments...

However, the more I learn and the more I read on these forums, the less I like these myself.
post #190 of 326
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post
I hate to admit it as Ferragamos do not seem to be popular on SF, but every time I wear my Lince boots to work, I get complements. On a side note, I paid full retail for them a couple of years ago when they first came out. They have held up well and still look good. I know better than to pay full retail should I ever have to purchase them again.
I don't know how much full retail is for those, so I have no idea whether they're worth it or not, but those are some pretty nice looking boots.
post #191 of 326
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My real issue isn't even with the muddy number and category fudging; it's with the design of the "survey" in the first place. SF is clearly not representitive of the general population. Furthermore, he asked people a question ("What is your most complimented pair of shoes?") about shoes and not about the traits thereof. He then proceeded to pull traits -- subjectively, qualitatively, and as he defined them, post hoc -- out of the broader category of "shoes" and attempted to draw statistical conclusions about those traits.

Don't even get me started about how he's asking for secondhand information in the first place, viz., people's best guesses about what the general population seems to notice about their shoes.

You need to gather data properly before you analyze it.

/nerdrant

+1. Very well put, Arrogant Bastard. Reevolving's graph suggests a profound lack of knowledge regarding statistics and data collection methodology, which is rather surprising considering how he's an alumnus from the Harvard/Wharton überSchool of Finance.
post #192 of 326
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
I don't know how much full retail is for those, so I have no idea whether they're worth it or not, but those are some pretty nice boots.

I love them. They are very comfortable and the leather is nice and has aged well. Unfortunately, the retail was $850. The next season they were on sale (at the Ferragamo store fo less) for $550. Great shoes and worth it at the $500 mark.

However, they were my first pair of "expensive" shoes so I paid what I did...

I love finding sales on stuff, but I also get irritated by people who never purchase anything because they are waiting for the sale. Or, they get something close to what they want or slightly off size because it was on sale.

I used to be one of those people. Now, if I really like something, I purchase it. If it goes on sale in a couple of months... oh well.
post #193 of 326
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post
I recently had a colleague ask if my Alden Suede chukka's were Clarks Desert Boots

I seem to get asked about these AE Tresanas more than any others. I think it's the color.





Well, if the shoe fits...

I think it's the color and they look 'wise'.
post #194 of 326
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post
I hate to admit it as Ferragamos do not seem to be popular on SF, but every time I wear my Lince boots to work, I get complements.

On a side note, I paid full retail for them a couple of years ago when they first came out. They have held up well and still look good. I know better than to pay full retail should I ever have to purchase them again.

Very nice! I bought a pair of chelseas from RL last year that look very similar from the front.
post #195 of 326
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Originally Posted by mickey711 View Post
+1. Very well put, Arrogant Bastard. Reevolving's graph suggests a profound lack of knowledge regarding statistics and data collection methodology, which is rather surprising considering how he's an alumnus from the Harvard/Wharton überSchool of Finance.

I think he went to Bates, which explains the maff skillzz
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