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actually you bought several alden's, which is interesting when looking at your timepieces.

Like I mentioned above, I like to check things out a bit on my own first. I did this when purchasing timepieces as well. I didn't go for the most expensive in my collection right away, as my interest grew and my tastes changed since I first started. My watch collection reflects this as well. I've owned other watches prior to some of those that I have now, and my collection now reflects my current interests. But the amount it cost doesn't always determine it's true value to me or I probably wouldn't still own my Speedmaster Pro.

 

Shoes are a recent interest and hard to say how much of an interest I will have in a couple of months from now let alone a year or a decade from now. I'm just checking it out right now. I am amazed by some of the shoes I see here though. So I'm just looking for now. I do find them very nice looking and some of the discussions here are very interesting.  


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post #152 of 415
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Like I mentioned above, Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I like to check things out a bit on my own first. I did this when purchasing timepieces as well. I didn't go for the most expensive in my collection right away, as my interest grew my tastes have changed since I first started. My watch collection reflects this as well. I've owned other watches prior to some of those that I have now, and my collection now reflects my current interests. But the amount it cost doesn't always determine it's true value to me or I probably wouldn't still own my Speedmaster Pro.

Shoes are a recent interest and hard to say how much of an interest I will have a couple of months from now let alone a year or a decade from now. I'm just checking it out right now. I am amazed by some of the shoes I see here though. So I'll keep looking if that's Ok? I do find them very nice looking and some of the discussions here are very interesting.  

alright, i can hear you walking.

a deceiding factor with shoes is their availability in terms of trying them on in person - the best shoe is the one that fits. sounds simple, it isn't always...

my speedmaster saved my left hand from disasterous injuries - true value is not measurable.
post #153 of 415
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alright, i can hear you walking.
a deceiding factor with shoes is their availability in terms of trying them on in person - the best shoe is the one that fits. sounds simple, it isn't always...
my speedmaster saved my left hand from disasterous injuries - true value is not measurable.

I think your absolutely correct sir.

 

Fit is very important, but style, elegance, and class are immeasurable.  

post #154 of 415
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I think your absolutely correct sir.

Fit is very important, but style, elegance, and class are immeasurable.  

actually, i combine them. it works great.
post #155 of 415
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actually, i combine them. it works great.

Absolutely, how can anyone disagree with that.

post #156 of 415
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Absolutely, how can anyone disagree with that.

take your time what styleforum dishes out... no need to be afraid. it's a busy place, though. enjoy the ride.
post #157 of 415
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take your time what styleforum dishes out... no need to be afraid. it's a busy place, though. enjoy the ride.

Thank you sir, I look forward to it.

post #158 of 415
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It's true man.
Hell, as long as the fit is good and the styling is conservative I wouldn't necessarily notice the difference between mid-tier (e.g. Carmina) and bespoke.
That's why I don't get anything that Gdot is talking about with his "creative" career or whatever. How anyone can tell the difference between mid and top tier shoes just by a glance is beyond me. Well, on a seamless wholecut or something you'd know, but on a conservative shoe there's not really anything exterior to distinguish.
Unless he's saying you should buy attention-grabbing shoes, but that's something entirely different.

I agree with you if we are talking a plain black cap toe. VERY few people would notice the difference. As the only visible differences are minimal. Mostly they would be in the shape and contouring of the last. And If one choses lasts very conservatively about the only visible difference would be the tightness of the waist and perhaps the shaping/finishing of the sole edging. And these subtle difference would indeed not be noticible to anyone but the wearer.

I'm am certainly not saying that one should buy attention grabbing shoes as a matter of course. What I am saying is that there are perfectly valid reasons to do so and perfectly valid reasons to spend 1k on a pair of shoes. Those reasons being something other than the raw functionality/length of wear.

Unless, of course, you can show me a $500 pair of shoes that looks like this.





Or this after 20 wearings or so:


There are no substitutes for quality craftsmenship and materials and creative design.

Whether or not you 'need' these things is indeed a question.
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I agree with you if we are talking a plain black cap toe. VERY few people would notice the difference. As the only visible differences are minimal. Mostly they would be in the shape and contouring of the last. And If one choses lasts very conservatively about the only visible difference would be the tightness of the waist and perhaps the shaping/finishing of the sole edging. And these subtle difference would indeed not be noticible to anyone but the wearer.
I'm am certainly not saying that one should buy attention grabbing shoes as a matter of course. What I am saying is that there are perfectly valid reasons to do so and perfectly valid reasons to spend 1k on a pair of shoes. Those reasons being something other than the raw functionality/length of wear.
Unless, of course, you can show me a $500 pair of shoes that looks like this.



Or this after 20 wearings or so:

 


There are no substitutes for quality craftsmenship and materials and creative design.
Whether or not you 'need' these things is indeed a question.

I think it's more in regards to what you appreciate and aspire to own and wear. The fact that you know and notice these differences is what matters the most. 

 

Great looking shoes!!!

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Great looking shoes!!!

i agree to disagree...
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i agree to disagree...

You certainly have a right to have your own opinion sir.

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You certainly have a right to have your own opinion sir.

oh, thank you. you're welcome.
post #163 of 415
I don't think many of Gdots shoes are all that good looking. especially not with those socks.

Post up a pic of your drummonds...
post #164 of 415
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I think it's more in regards to what you appreciate and aspire to own and wear. The fact that you know and notice these differences is what matters the most. 

Great looking shoes!!!

Thank you,

But, what I am attempting to get people to understand is that there huge numbers of people who live their lives surrounded by quality handmade items and if you happen to work FOR these sorts of people. as I do, that there are actually valid commercial reasons to dress this way.

That 'Image' can matter a great deal in life. And that in many cases personal appearance can greatly alter a potential client's choices. From my perspective it is simply niave' to think otherwise.

But I think this idea makes some people a little nuts. In that they don't wish to believe that the people they meet everyday are so 'shallow' as to evaluate them based on how they look. They wish to believe that business is logical and purely performance based. I too wish that everything was rational and fair, but it isn't. Better to acknowledge the truth and to 'dress the part', whatever that part might be, if you wish to maximize your possible success in gathering client contracts. Unless, of course, you wish to miss opportunities.
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Thank you,
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But, what I am attempting to get people to understand is that there huge numbers of people who live their lives surrounded by quality handmade items and if you happen to work FOR these sorts of people. as I do, that there are actually valid commercial reasons to dress this way.
That 'Image' can matter a great deal in life. And that in many cases personal appearance can greatly alter a potential client's choices. From my perspective it is simply niave' to think otherwise.
But I think this idea makes some people a little nuts. In that they don't wish to believe that the people they meet everyday are so 'shallow' as to evaluate them based on how they look. They wish to believe that business is logical and purely performance based. I too wish that everything was rational and fair, but it isn't. Better to acknowledge the truth and to 'dress the part', whatever that part might be, if you wish to maximize your possible success in gathering client contracts. Unless, of course, you wish to miss opportunities.

 

Good points, and I think your probably right.

 

 

However for some of us it maybe more naive and it is more about the appreciation for the finer things more than the desire to impress others. But there are many ways to look at this and you make some very valid points.

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