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post #4186 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

$800 shoes for less than $100 with barely any wear and tear? holy macroni and cheese.

 

It's just my guesstimate given the fact you don't know who makes them. Perhaps you may get more, but I would be seriously surprised if they went for $200 or more.

post #4187 of 37396
id say right around 200. keep em rudlas, and use em as needed.
post #4188 of 37396

fine. lesson well learned. don't buy brand name cr@p at full retail. 

post #4189 of 37396
eh, i bought marlows from RL at full price and dont regret it for a second. the lesson is, everyone makes mistakes, and dont worry about it, just be more prudent in teh future.
post #4190 of 37396

The more well known brands are easier to sell because people know how they fit, while these RLs are from an unknown maker. There's very little information out there regarding lasts, construction quality etc. Just keep them as bad weather shoes, and those brown ones don't look bad at all.

post #4191 of 37396
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

id say right around 200. keep em rudlas, and use em as needed.

This. At least you'll have beaters to wear in crappy whether that will preserve the life of your other shoes. If you sell each one for $200, that still won't buy you a new pair of shoes. As much as I do not like wearing a pair of derbys with suits, I think it's kind of silly to sell them unless there are major fit issues (in which case, dump them because few things are more uncomfortable than ill fitting shoes).
post #4192 of 37396
Yeah man keep em. I don't wish you to get fat again but I know sometimes I fluctuate and having them around for that and a spare set can only be good.
post #4193 of 37396
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

This. At least you'll have beaters to wear in crappy whether that will preserve the life of your other shoes. If you sell each one for $200, that still won't buy you a new pair of shoes. As much as I do not like wearing a pair of derbys with suits, I think it's kind of silly to sell them unless there are major fit issues (in which case, dump them because few things are more uncomfortable than ill fitting shoes).


this. especially the last part. uncomfortable shoes are the wurst.
post #4194 of 37396
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

Yeah man keep em. I don't wish you to get fat again but I know sometimes I fluctuate and having them around for that and a spare set can only be good.

Unfortunately, the newly wedded Mrs. Noodles loves cooking and my diet has been thrown out the window. I was on no carbs and meat and veggie hybrid diet but she's now making all kinds of stuff for me...Chicken carbonara with bacon for dinner last night. I can feel all them fat just piling on me. :eek:

post #4195 of 37396

Any opinions on the potential versatility of a sport coat in the following birdseye 12 oz. wool?  

 

 

 

(1)  I imagine pairing it with lighter trousers in grey, cream, or brown/tan.  Any other possibilities come to mind?

 

(2)  The swatch displayed is 6 cm. square.  Is birdseye a sufficiently strong texture at this scale that it counts as a “pattern,” and thus would be difficult to pair with patterned trousers?

 

Thanks,

 

Ac

post #4196 of 37396

I hope someone can answer Academic2's question. 

 

Anyways, when I was meeting my buddies in Korea, some of them (MEN) were wearing wedding bands with diamonds in the center. I thought, "That looks really odd." Is this a norm? I know of a great man who wears nice pants who can answer this question but just wanted to know if any of you MEN do this. I just found it...feminine. 

 

Sorry for hijacking the thread/topic that we're on. 

post #4197 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

Unfortunately, the newly wedded Mrs. Noodles loves cooking and my diet has been thrown out the window. I was on no carbs and meat and veggie hybrid diet but she's now making all kinds of stuff for me...Chicken carbonara with bacon for dinner last night. I can feel all them fat just piling on me. :eek:


Um Rudals...exercise?

post #4198 of 37396
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 


Um Rudals...exercise?

Does this count?

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post #4199 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

Any opinions on the potential versatility of a sport coat in the following birdseye 12 oz. wool?  





(1)  I imagine pairing it with lighter trousers in grey, cream, or brown/tan.  Any other possibilities come to mind?

(2)  The swatch displayed is 6 cm. square.  Is birdseye a sufficiently strong texture at this scale that it counts as a “pattern,” and thus would be difficult to pair with patterned trousers?

Thanks,

Ac

That shade of blue would be limiting, I think. Most blue shirts wouldn't work well with it; it's solid-ish; and neither light nor dark, so likely limited to very light pants.
post #4200 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

Any opinions on the potential versatility of a sport coat in the following birdseye 12 oz. wool?  





(1)  I imagine pairing it with lighter trousers in grey, cream, or brown/tan.  Any other possibilities come to mind?

(2)  The swatch displayed is 6 cm. square.  Is birdseye a sufficiently strong texture at this scale that it counts as a “pattern,” and thus would be difficult to pair with patterned trousers?

Thanks,

Ac

I think it would be of very limited usefulness. The blue is light enough that it will be difficult to wear with light blue shirts, and a sport coat that cannot be worn with light blue shirts is not particularly useful or versatile. I think it's a summery color in a F/W weight which is another issue, since one is more likely to wear lighter colored trousers during the summer months. Birdseye is generally a suiting pattern to my eye too, but I could be wrong about that. That said, I don't think it would be too difficult to pair with patterned trousers if they were of the right shade.
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