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post #22831 of 37482

Carmina needs to hire someone new to hire to design their medallions. 

post #22832 of 37482
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post
 

First one preferring the EGs over the Carminas. I've never been a fan of EG either, beside Inverness and Asquith.

Oxblood is a great color for wingtips from what I've seen. Then, I might be biased as Vass is my absolute favorite shoemaker.

 

Second vote for the EGs. Surely, there are other factors as well. In this particular situation I'm torn between 1) keeping, 2) taking full refund or 3) changing to burgundy. What's dragging me towards #3 is the fact that I plan on getting a wingtip in a burgundy color. So if the 888 last grows on me the coming days, I might go with alternative #3. Otherwise, I think I'll go with #

 

Since you're getting a full refund, I'd return them. You shouldn't have to convince yourself to keep something like this...

 

Use the money to get a similar shoe in oxblood if you will. 

post #22833 of 37482

EG Burgundy Inverness in 888 was my first EG shoe. So I recognized it (color difference notwithstanding) on the left, and I'm biased toward it as I really like mine. But I agree with the others that you should go with your gut. (Also it was very smart to not disclose the maker.)

post #22834 of 37482

I enjoyed the exercise. Don R. It made me really look and think. 

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

Since you're getting a full refund, I'd return them. You shouldn't have to convince yourself to keep something like this...

 

Use the money to get a similar shoe in oxblood if you will. 

 

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Originally Posted by yanagi View Post
 

EG Burgundy Inverness in 888 was my first EG shoe. So I recognized it (color difference notwithstanding) on the left, and I'm biased toward it as I really like mine. But I agree with the others that you should go with your gut. (Also it was very smart to not disclose the maker.)

Thanks, guys. Yeah, I'm leaning towards returning the shoe and probably get one in burgundy. If nothing unexpected appears at B&S (wingtip in oxblood by Vass on the U last in size 41.5, anyone?)

 

Thanks for your help everybody. I appreciate it. Business as usual now, i.e. picnic attacks, whether Noodles should keep his Formosa which he has withdrawn from B&S it seems (?) etc. (=

post #22836 of 37482
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Originally Posted by europrep View Post

I am warming up to the idea of selling my shoes for a loss. If I go a full season of not wearing a shoe, then I would prefer to get what money I can then hold them for that one time I may wear them. Realize your mistakes, take what you can get, and move on.

 

I can never follow this advise because I am always finding new uses for things I haven't worn in a while. I might have a pair of shoes that doesn't get worn for a year, then when I add something to my wardrobe that I think goes perfectly with it, suddenly it will get a lot of wear.

post #22837 of 37482

Yesterday, I said I need more sneakers as I take more interest in my casual wear. Then someone pointed out that there is a box in the closet with a $400 pair of sneakers just collecting dust. And then that someone also reminded me that there is a big trash bag full of sneakers in my garage. :facepalm:

post #22838 of 37482

Yup. It happens.

post #22839 of 37482
I justify the loss when selling things as a rental fee or trial period cost.
post #22840 of 37482

It's kind of insane to me that people get so much stuff to the point of forgetting what they have and planning on rebuying something they own because they don't remember owning it to begin with.

post #22841 of 37482

I am a minimalist. 

The $400 sneakers was in my closet collecting dust because I was babying it...like every other stuff I buy. 

The sneakers in a trash bag are from college and I can't wear them because I've gained too much weight :rimshot:

post #22842 of 37482

It's impressive when you fat yourself out of your shoes.

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It's equally impressive that a 30 year old professional has kept old sneakers from college that do not fit him anymore for a decade.  I shudder to think what else is in this garbage bag in the garage.  I suspect Mrs. Noodles may need to start making trips to Goodwill while Noodles is at work.

post #22844 of 37482

Might do him some good.

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

 

I can never follow this advise because I am always finding new uses for things I haven't worn in a while. I might have a pair of shoes that doesn't get worn for a year, then when I add something to my wardrobe that I think goes perfectly with it, suddenly it will get a lot of wear.

 

It is important to know your own habits.  I have certain items I know I will eventually work into my wardrobe and others I like looking at on the shelf, but will rarely use.  

 

Edit: I now need to sell the stuff that will rarely get used. Anyone who wears a 9.5US, keep an eye out on B&S over the next several weeks !

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