Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)? - Page 2078
In my experience CP (i think that's what those are?) aren't worth it for durability. i.e they're maybe 3-4 times as durable as a pair of Vans or Converse, but 10x as expensive. They do look better, and I guess if you could find someone who can redo the sole when it starts to wear through they'd last a long time.
They're OL, not CP. I'm not sure how that affects the durability/price ratio since I've never owned shoes from either
Yeah I was talking about sole wear, uppers on mine are doing fine. I walk a lot. I've seen good pictures of CP's with repaired soles around here so it seems possible to have a pair last for eons.
This is going to be weird but I'm having trouble choosing between the following shoes:
Allen Edmonds Strand
Red Wing Beckman Boot
Common Projects Premium Achilles in Tan
They're all new and I can get each one for about $210. (I have the hookup on the first two and the third is through a user on here.)
I don't really have a good dress shoe or a proper boot. But I don't necessarily need them either. I guess the Strand would be good for potential job interview here and there, but I don't know if I'd wear it casually that often since it's a balmoral.
The Beckman, I'd probably get nice use of if I ever went to the forest or needed to trudge through snow, or if I wanted to throw on some work style gear.
The Achilles I'd probably wear all the time. I could kind of see it dominating my moderately sized sneaker collection though. It's kind of a luxury item...
Damn tough decision. If only my pockets ran deep.
If you don't wear dress shoes very often the Strand is probably not going to get a lot of wear. It looks too dressy for most casual clothes. Beckman boot is kind of the opposite - more like lumberjack-wear (though not steel-toed so be careful with the axe). It would work for very casual looks (though I would not suggest as first or only boot - I think the 1000k is much more versatile). The CP is Goldielocks here i suspect.
as long as you're not getting these because they're cheap and they kind of look like what you're going for.