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post #31561 of 51418
Further inspection revealed some holes and more staining than I thought.
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Smh
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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post

You are picking a fight with the wrong group. You have expressed your opinion and should leave it alone now especially in a thrift bragging thread. There are lots of places you can discuss your opinions about whether tassel loafers are classic menswear or not.

As far as your question about whether I am "that cheap" about shining my own shoes, you bet your ass! Why pay someone to do something I can do very easily AND something I can do better than a cheap shoe shine guy.


No one is picking a fight namby pamby. You need to settle down & realize when someone is razing you and has the right to have their own opinion & express it. Grow up & get a better sense of perspective for christs sake. You come across with someone who has the temperament of an 18 year old. The fact that you let someone else opinion about something as trivial as the style of a shoe get under your skin should embarrass you.

In regards to your opinion on the shining: It's a shame to see someone embrace the negative character trait that is cheapness. It's a tacky, narrow minded trait that is penny wise & pound foolish. To consider cost & be thrifty is one thing but cheap people are usually one way streets who are the types of people most would not want to associate with. Life is to short to be cheap.
My guy is a staple in out town. He has been at it for many years and does solid work. Plus keeping my towns small business owners going is what works. Besides, $6 per shine is nothing compared to what the leather spa & other outfits in Manhattan charge. Me tackling the labor right now costs me more money in terms of time. It is something I can pick up come spring/summer, when time permits.
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Originally Posted by Selvedged View Post

No one is picking a fight namby pamby. You need to settle down & realize when someone is razing you and has the right to have their own opinion & express it. Grow up & get a better sense of perspective for christs sake. You come across with someone who has the temperament of an 18 year old. The fact that you let someone else opinion about something as trivial as the style of a shoe get under your skin should embarrass you.

In regards to your opinion on the shining: It's a shame to see someone embrace the negative character trait that is cheapness. It's a tacky, narrow minded trait that is penny wise & pound foolish. To consider cost & be thrifty is one thing but cheap people are usually one way streets who are the types of people most would not want to associate with. Life is to short to be cheap.
My guy is a staple in out town. He has been at it for many years and does solid work. Plus keeping my towns small business owners going is what works. Besides, $6 per shine is nothing compared to what the leather spa & other outfits in Manhattan charge. Me tackling the labor right now costs me more money in terms of time. It is something I can pick up come spring/summer, when time permits.

Is this guy serious?
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I should move house more often - been away from the thread a week and just caught up. So many awesome finds. Well played fellas.
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Originally Posted by thebuddahman View Post

I should move house more often - been away from the thread a week and just caught up. So many awesome finds. Well played fellas.


My thoughts. So many of these finds (if true thrift) are something else.

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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post

Is this guy serious?


Yes, this guy is (well, somewhat).
You come across as someone with very thin skin.
Lighten up.
post #31567 of 51418
Some modest finds....Burberry





Hickey Freeman for a buck:



And pop, my first Oxxford. Sadly its an orphan, and I scoured the store for the pents, but no deal. Will be back monday morning hunting again.


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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post

Is this guy serious?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Selvedged View Post

Yes, this guy is (well, somewhat).

 

You're both right.

 

It's a give-and-take.

 

If I'm going to be thrifting and hitting estate sales all day on Saturday, I gotta hire someone to mow & edge my lawn (even though I have the equipment and would do a better job - I'd rather pay someone to do it while I'm out trying to find stuff that will more than make up for it).

 

If I'm sitting on my ass on Sunday night watching TV, I'll bust out the polish and rags and do a couple pairs...unless they're shell, then they go to @capnwes who does a much better job than I ever would and is totally worth the cost (to me).

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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post



You're both right.

It's a give-and-take.

I'm not talking about paying for a shoe shine. I really don't care about whether he wants to do that.

I'm talking about his post that says this:

"No one is picking a fight namby pamby. You need to settle down & realize when someone is razing you and has the right to have their own opinion & express it. Grow up & get your shit together for christs sake. You come across with someone who has the temperament of an 18 year old. The fact that you let someone else opinion about something as trivial as the style of a shoe get under your skin should embarrass you."
post #31570 of 51418
Well almost made it through an entire week without a fight, i
Guess I'll pop some popcorn...
post #31571 of 51418
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Originally Posted by kbadgley84 View Post

Well almost made it through an entire week without a fight, i
Guess I'll pop some popcorn...

Ugh, you totally would eat popcorn, you sonofabitch. 

 

(Did I start a fight properly?)

 

On a serious note, how does one clean the shell toed part on a pair of Adidas? I cleaned the bottoms with baking soda/water/vinegar and they look great, but the toes have that weird almost white film that I can't get out.

 

 

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Selvedged View Post

cheap people are usually one way streets who are the types of people most would not want to associate with.

you're talking to a few hundred cheap people here, homeboy.
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Thread Starter 
#theweekend

In addition to the hermes belt and Chanel shoes, here's the rest. Shades are vintage matsuda and Oliver peoples titanium.








































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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post
 

On a serious note, how does one clean the shell toed part on a pair of Adidas? I cleaned the bottoms with baking soda/water/vinegar and they look great, but the toes have that weird almost white film that I can't get out.

 

 

I would try Magic Eraser.

post #31575 of 51418
Rubber... If eraser dont work Id try a drop of olive oil, less is more I should think, and not the kind of thing to do very often. Tough because it's probably pretty showy on black
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