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post #46 of 61
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Originally Posted by Northampton Novice View Post


Sorry, why is that ridiculous?
Are only the high & mighty allowed to wear nice shoes?

I don't know if some people have a problem with reading comprehension or if they are insecure kids who take offence at rather innocuous remarks so I'll spell it out for you.  Anyone purchasing expensive shoes would be living in an area with other people who do the same and there would be a store to try them on fairly closeby. If there wasn't  then  at some time during the year they would either be traveling on business or on holiday, even if just passing through, where there would be a shoe store where you could buy your brand in person. If you do not fit into any of these categories then you're obviously buying items out of your class.

post #47 of 61
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Originally Posted by Snedley View Post

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Originally Posted by Northampton Novice View Post

Sorry, why is that ridiculous?

Are only the high
I don't know if some people have a problem with reading comprehension or if they are insecure kids who take offence at rather innocuous remarks so I'll spell it out for you.  Anyone purchasing expensive shoes would be living in an area with other people who do the same and there would be a store to try them on fairly closeby. If there wasn't  then  at some time during the year they would either be traveling on business or on holiday, even if just passing through, where there would be a shoe store where you could buy your brand in person. If you do not fit into any of these categories then you're obviously buying items out of your class.

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post #48 of 61
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Originally Posted by Snedley View Post

I don't know if some people have a problem with reading comprehension or if they are insecure kids who take offence at rather innocuous remarks so I'll spell it out for you.  Anyone purchasing expensive shoes would be living in an area with other people who do the same and there would be a store to try them on fairly closeby. If there wasn't  then  at some time during the year they would either be traveling on business or on holiday, even if just passing through, where there would be a shoe store where you could buy your brand in person. If you do not fit into any of these categories then you're obviously buying items out of your class.

 

Sounds about right, but I'm not sure what a 50k salary in particular has to do with that.

post #49 of 61
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Originally Posted by Snedley View Post


Anyone purchasing expensive shoes would be living in an area with other people who do the same and there would be a store to try them on fairly closeby. If there wasn't  then  at some time during the year they would either be traveling on business or on holiday, even if just passing through, where there would be a shoe store where you could buy your brand in person.

You have a very parochial view of life.

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Originally Posted by Snedley View Post

If you do not fit into any of these categories then you're obviously buying items out of your class.

Come now Sir, it is made obvious by the sheer ignorance of all your posts, that class is something you know very little about.
post #50 of 61
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Originally Posted by hyt123 View Post

A bit far-fetched, maybe even a dbaggish generalization to be making. I'd say it's smart for someone who isn't on the high end of the pay scale to be at least attempting to make a wise long term investment rather than blowing away cash on throwaway-every-6-months pieces of pleathercrap junk. It's not like he's building a Prada collection or something.

 



Thank you for defending young guys like me, but this is the internet everyone can say whatever and I take no offense. You guys dont know me and I dont know you. What I do know is that we all like up scale fashion. Anyone can brag about anything online, shoes as much as I love them, is childs play. They really are. It is ignorant to think that someone who buys a pair of thousand dollar shoes is "living outside their means" these shoes regardless how nice is not out of reach of anyone that wants them. If someone is passionate about a pair of shoes they will have it, its not like a pair cost 10k, does it? Even a dude that works at McDonalds makes a grand a month. He can save for 3 months and have those shoes if he wanted and thats what counts. Screw the dollar amount we are all here because we appreciate the finer things in fashion are we not? I thought these Vass shoes where going to be the best, the expectation fell short (on my behalf) but I am not giving up.

 

That being said, I made this thread mainly because once again, I find myself in a bad experience with a old foe, dress shoes. I never fit them and right now im thinking I never will. However heres some recent updates. I am talking with Tony Gaziano himself, and I hope with his guidance I will get into a pair of shoes that fit. Vass Cipo has also been in contact with me and is helping me with my problem. I will admit it, I dont know S*** about dress shoes. Even after lurking around and reading the whole "Handmade Shoe" book by Laszlo Vass I am still a novice. Thats why I am grateful for this board, so people who know more than I can advise me. I really hope this thread does not get out of hand, saying someone you dont know is too "poor" to afford these things is a is going too far. You dont know what car people on here drive, what their income is a year, what their FICO score is. And even if you did, what would it matter? If someone appreciates shoes and like you said hyt123 saves up for a pair of nice shoes instead of some POS like Prada then power to him!


EDIT- And to the guy who said that anyone buying high end shoes should be able to afford traveling and living the life and not giving a damn; well I work 5 days a week, 60 hours a week because my family owns a chain of restaurants. My aunt and uncle retired, my grandmother retired its just me and my pops now, we cannot take vacations who the hells going to run the joint if we take off? I have not had a vacation or a holiday since 2007 and I only left in 2007 for 3 days because my grandmother on my moms side was on her death bed. The flip side is I made quite a bit of money for someone my age during that time. I also cannot help that I was born in Houston TX, and I am quite happy to be a Texan even though we are not that well known for high end shoes. Sorry that my state does not put out fine shoes like Budapest. These shoes are not Audemars or Patek complications its just shoes dude chill out its not like were talking Rolls Royce's here. I am sorry that I dont fit into the criteria of being one of these high end shoe clients. I only wish that with time (and mistakes) that I become a shoe connoisseur like yourself.

 

-Chris Liu

Sugar Land, TX


Edited by whochrisliu - 5/4/12 at 12:06am
post #51 of 61

Well said whochrisliu,

 

If you are talking to Tony and to Vass, you are on the right track.

 

I hope you keep us all posted, and remember, we need to see those pics of those new shoes!!

 

There is another guy I know called "Paulus Bolton" in France who will also hand make a pair of shoes for you. He is on tel number +331 (42) 88-73-68  and e-mail    paulbolten@free.fr .

 

He is a small one owner bootmaker and so he cannot accept too many orders, but if you tell him "Australian Alien" sent you, I am sure he will oblige.

 

He is a wizard with leather shoes, glazing, polishing, repairing and he can produce a pair of shoes of a similar quality to JM Weston, Vass etc for a little less than the Vass prices.

 

This is his blogsite:-

 

http://paulus-patineschaussures.blogspot.com.au/

 

Good luck, and ignore the trolls

post #52 of 61
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Originally Posted by whochrisliu View Post




Thank you for defending young guys like me, but this is the internet everyone can say whatever and I take no offense. You guys dont know me and I dont know you. What I do know is that we all like up scale fashion. Anyone can brag about anything online, shoes as much as I love them, is childs play. They really are. It is ignorant to think that someone who buys a pair of thousand dollar shoes is "living outside their means" these shoes regardless how nice is not out of reach of anyone that wants them. If someone is passionate about a pair of shoes they will have it, its not like a pair cost 10k, does it? Even a dude that works at McDonalds makes a grand a month. He can save for 3 months and have those shoes if he wanted and thats what counts. Screw the dollar amount we are all here because we appreciate the finer things in fashion are we not? I thought these Vass shoes where going to be the best, the expectation fell short (on my behalf) but I am not giving up.

That being said, I made this thread mainly because once again, I find myself in a bad experience with a old foe, dress shoes. I never fit them and right now im thinking I never will. However heres some recent updates. I am talking with Tony Gaziano himself, and I hope with his guidance I will get into a pair of shoes that fit. Vass Cipo has also been in contact with me and is helping me with my problem. I will admit it, I dont know S*** about dress shoes. Even after lurking around and reading the whole "Handmade Shoe" book by Laszlo Vass I am still a novice. Thats why I am grateful for this board, so people who know more than I can advise me. I really hope this thread does not get out of hand, saying someone you dont know is too "poor" to afford these things is a is going too far. You dont know what car people on here drive, what their income is a year, what their FICO score is. And even if you did, what would it matter? If someone appreciates shoes and like you said hyt123 saves up for a pair of nice shoes instead of some POS like Prada then power to him!


EDIT- And to the guy who said that anyone buying high end shoes should be able to afford traveling and living the life and not giving a damn; well I work 5 days a week, 60 hours a week because my family owns a chain of restaurants. My aunt and uncle retired, my grandmother retired its just me and my pops now, we cannot take vacations who the hells going to run the joint if we take off? I have not had a vacation or a holiday since 2007 and I only left in 2007 for 3 days because my grandmother on my moms side was on her death bed. The flip side is I made quite a bit of money for someone my age during that time. I also cannot help that I was born in Houston TX, and I am quite happy to be a Texan even though we are not that well known for high end shoes. Sorry that my state does not put out fine shoes like Budapest. These shoes are not Audemars or Patek complications its just shoes dude chill out its not like were talking Rolls Royce's here. I am sorry that I dont fit into the criteria of being one of these high end shoe clients. I only wish that with time (and mistakes) that I become a shoe connoisseur like yourself.

-Chris Liu
Sugar Land, TX





Don't try and justify your poor money management ability. Saying a guy making 12k a year should buy 500 shoes if he wants them is ludicrous. I
post #53 of 61
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Originally Posted by sns23 View Post

Don't try and justify your poor money management ability. Saying a guy making 12k a year should buy 500 shoes if he wants them is ludicrous. I

You what? You what?
post #54 of 61
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Originally Posted by Stugotes View Post

 

Sounds about right, but I'm not sure what a 50k salary in particular has to do with that.

Of course I'm right.I just put that 50k in because it's what an average slub would be earning as a kid.

post #55 of 61
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You what? You what?

 He has Champagne taste and a beer pocketbook   haha

post #56 of 61
snedley you're fucking dumb.
post #57 of 61
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Originally Posted by Snedley View Post

You're an idiot kid who likely buys used shoes and lives at home with mommy. When I write somethinhg I'm writing it for grownups who have real jobs and expenses and can't spend all of their money on shoes and clothes to impress the little teenyboopers.

First, buying ANYTHING used is gross. I am no longer a child, but i do live off a large inheritance.
post #58 of 61
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First, buying ANYTHING used is gross. I am no longer a child, but i do live off a large inheritance.

Then why are you working at MickyD's? lol8[1].gif

post #59 of 61
Thread Starter 

Enough with the bickering its getting annoying, Snedley, I have already made it quite clear the shoes where not used. If you dont believe me then fine, go troll elsewhere. This is the styleforum, are we here to talk finance and laugh about people less fortunate than us? You did make a interesting point though Snedley if we where here trying to impress teenyboppers I dont think we would be talking about Vass shoes would we? I think Kayne West LV sneakers would get a more desired effect. But seriously your being very rude with your assumptions and overconfidence. It is also interesting Mr. sns23 is able from a single post of mine, determine I have poor money management ability. For grown men you are all so quick to jump to conclusions, as a new member I am pretty disappointed. I thought you lot had class, liked nice things and most importantly where here to talk clothes and fashion. Unfortunately I find myself in the company of sour "old men" who make wild accusations without merit. You act as if you truly are the 1% but being this is the internet even if you are/where it does not matter nobody cares everyone is the 1% on the internet.

 

That also brings me to another point in which I mentioned above I..."money really does not buy class" (assuming you really DO have money dont you?) But I dont think people really WITH money work "actual jobs" or have to worry about "Expenses" at all. That is the perk to being "Rich" is it not? And that is precisely what people with money do, buy shoes and clothes to impress...everyone, the teeny-boppers and sour old prunes alike. I got to applaud you though, I dont even make 50k a year that would be nice, its actually 45k. My family owns a small restaurant chain, nothing fancy. I manage one of them, I work 2 days a week from 11-4pm. Yeah its not a lot but I get by!  But seriously behind your facade, if it turns out you DONT have money then hell...what do we have. A old man with no money a bad attitude? (Or replace "No money" with "Limited money from liabilities") See its not fun being trolled is it.

 

Well, this has been a pleasure gents. But obviously my thread has been hijacked by trolls. Since we are no longer talking shoes and are just comparing e-dick sizes I will ask the mods to close this down. Oh I almost forgot, I know some people where wondering...

 

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This was my first car, I got her in 2006 for my high school graduation present. (Yeah im 23) Payed her off in 2009 crashed her in 2009. Unfortunately the economy hit kind of hard. We lost a bit of money in 2010-2011. I was unable to get a 911, which I really wanted badly so I had to settle for this instead...

 

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This is my current car, got her in 2010 should be payed off in 2014 if I stop buying shoes and clothes that is. I know sns23 I wish I had a inheritance, I would be in my Vantage in no time. Hey I got a idea you can take up tarot card reading or fortune telling, you got a gift friend dont squander it. Hell if someone kicked the bucket and left me millions I might even buy you a pair a G&G's just to see that pretty smile. And for Snedley well I think I would buy him a pair of Kanye West LV Sneakers, I think it would be cute.


 

But anyways dont miss me too much im not really going away. You can find me on the askandy forum from now on...


Cheers! Or what do these youngsters these days say...Peace out!

 

Love,
Chris

post #60 of 61

Ok, I thought we were on the same side here - but you're making 45k/year and drive (drove) a Porsche, then wanted an even bigger Porsche but had to settle with a Benz instead?! Come on!

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