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Is this what the B&S Has Come To?

post #1 of 92
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There are freaking Marlow cordovan shoes at insane prices that have gone unsold. What's going on, guys?


http://www.styleforum.net/t/368444/new-shipment-november-13-rl-cordovan-rlpl-and-boots/0_50#post_6773918
post #2 of 92
Maybe no one wants them. simply because something is apparently cheap, that it no reason for people to want or need it. Common sense being exercised.
post #3 of 92
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Have you seen the Marlow thread? They're as close to a "cult shoe" as it gets.
post #4 of 92
Link?
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post #7 of 92
It's not what it used to be, mate, not what it used to be.

Something has gone very wrong with it, and perhaps the overall site as regards the "lowly" Senior member, over the past year or so.
post #8 of 92

Economy isn't the best, and since it's Christmas, people need more cash.

 

Also, for what it's worth, there's not a whole lot of people that have access to try these out in stores..and with no returns, it's a 400$ gamble.Since they've been up so long, it's potentially a bad gamble too.

 

It's a buyers market.  

post #9 of 92

I suspect another factor is that the prices are not even all that great.  He's selling Marlowes and Lindricks for close to what you can get them for during the Private Sale, but with the added risk of no return if it does not fit or has some other issue.

post #10 of 92
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

It's not what it used to be, mate, not what it used to be.

Something has gone very wrong with it, and perhaps the overall site as regards the "lowly" Senior member, over the past year or so.

I'd buy almost all your coats if I could afford it - not that "if" really helps matters.

I suspect a lot of members have similar thoughts about similar B&S stuff.

Fact is, for me, my company has decided not to give raises and bonuses 2 years in a row. During that time, cost of living and taxes have risen and my medical plan has doubled.

So basically I took a pay cut two years in a row lol ... and a pretty decent sized one at that.

Since I refuse to have credit card debt, I unfortunately must be much more frugal with this addictive hobby of ours.
post #11 of 92

This needs its own thread. If you can get 100 people to ring in or Thumbs Up, I'll have to concede smile.gif
post #12 of 92
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I suspect another factor is that the prices are not even all that great.  He's selling Marlowes and Lindricks for close to what you can get them for during the Private Sale, but with the added risk of no return if it does not fit or has some other issue.

And there you have it.
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I suspect another factor is that the prices are not even all that great.  He's selling Marlowes and Lindricks for close to what you can get them for during the Private Sale, but with the added risk of no return if it does not fit or has some other issue.

I am reading this thread wearing Giannis I bought from Ralph for basically the same price, and was able to return if sizing down didn't prove to be a good idea.

As a BS browser, it is too hard to see new stuff on mobile. The sort by newest post feature either doesn't work or lets bumped old posts past it.
post #14 of 92
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

I suspect another factor is that the prices are not even all that great.  He's selling Marlowes and Lindricks for close to what you can get them for during the Private Sale, but with the added risk of no return if it does not fit or has some other issue.

Readers of that RL cordovan thread are well educated about their sizes. I wouldn't put much weight into that factor.
post #15 of 92
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^ I don't know. Could be more of a structural issue. Viewership goes down unless you're constantly bumping
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