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For those of you who flip through shoes quickly, how do you determine what you are selling? Fit, obviously, but what if the shoes fit well?

The reason I ask is because I'm seriously contemplating selling my Cigar PTB. Now with my fourth pair of Cigar coming in (Cigar LWB, NST, Cap Toe Boot) I just don't see the need for them. With many pairs in the rotation they get worn probably twice a month.

The problem is the patina that has developed on them is amazing and I'm a bit selfish and want to keep them..shog[1].gif

Decisions..
post #111107 of 122416
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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post

For those of you who flip through shoes quickly, how do you determine what you are selling? Fit, obviously, but what if the shoes fit well?

The reason I ask is because I'm seriously contemplating selling my Cigar PTB. Now with my fourth pair of Cigar coming in (Cigar LWB, NST, Cap Toe Boot) I just don't see the need for them. With many pairs in the rotation they get worn probably twice a month.

The problem is the patina that has developed on them is amazing and I'm a bit selfish and want to keep them..shog[1].gif

Decisions..

This is usually what I use to determine what I sell. If I don't wear them, I sell them.

 

I just sold my whiskey LWB because I only wore them because I felt guilty for not wearing them, haha. I just reach right over them and put other pairs on my feet. As much as I would like to keep them for the collection...it's just too much money sitting around collecting dust. My whiskeys were a gorgeous shade of whiskey and had some killer patina. Still didn't make me want to wear them.

post #111108 of 122416
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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post

For those of you who flip through shoes quickly, how do you determine what you are selling? Fit, obviously, but what if the shoes fit well?

The reason I ask is because I'm seriously contemplating selling my Cigar PTB. Now with my fourth pair of Cigar coming in (Cigar LWB, NST, Cap Toe Boot) I just don't see the need for them. With many pairs in the rotation they get worn probably twice a month.

The problem is the patina that has developed on them is amazing and I'm a bit selfish and want to keep them..shog[1].gif

Decisions..

 

I am about to purge a bunch of shoes as they are just not getting worn that much due to me wearing boots all the time now so I feel your pain....I would not have gotten the Cap Toe Boot if I had the NST....I have the cigar Indy and it kept me from calling to order the cap toe..For me the Cap Toe boot is the most uninteresting in your line up ...especially if you love the patina on the PTB.

 

Also on several shoes I have that I like but just not fitting in with my clothes they are getting new soles and welts to make them more everyday friendly with my casual wardrobe.

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This is usually what I use to determine what I sell. If I don't wear them, I sell them.

I just sold my whiskey LWB because I only wore them because I felt guilty for not wearing them, haha. I just reach right over them and put other pairs on my feet. As much as I would like to keep them for the collection...it's just too much money sitting around collecting dust. My whiskeys were a gorgeous shade of whiskey and had some killer patina. Still didn't make me want to wear them.

How often is enough wear?

Once a week? Once a month? Is this subjective?
post #111110 of 122416
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I am about to purge a bunch of shoes as they are just not getting worn that much due to me wearing boots all the time now so I feel your pain....I would not have gotten the Cap Toe Boot if I had the NST....I have the cigar Indy and it kept me from calling to order the cap toe..For me the Cap Toe boot is the most uninteresting in your line up ...especially if you love the patina on the PTB.

Also on several shoes I have that I like but just not fitting in with my clothes they are getting new soles and welts to make them more everyday friendly with my casual wardrobe.

The NST is a shoe, which makes 3 shoes and one boot.

That's one of the primary reasons I'm thinking of culling the herd and moving the PTB.
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I am about to purge a bunch of shoes as they are just not getting worn that much due to me wearing boots all the time now so I feel your pain....I would not have gotten the Cap Toe Boot if I had the NST....I have the cigar Indy and it kept me from calling to order the cap toe..For me the Cap Toe boot is the most uninteresting in your line up ...especially if you love the patina on the PTB.

Also on several shoes I have that I like but just not fitting in with my clothes they are getting new soles and welts to make them more everyday friendly with my casual wardrobe.

The NST is a shoe, which makes 3 shoes and one boot.

That's one of the primary reasons I'm thinking of culling the herd and moving the PTB.

 

Ahh...I just assumed boot...then yeah I would have to agree...PTB would be the one to move...

post #111112 of 122416
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How often is enough wear?

Once a week? Once a month? Is this subjective?

It's subjective without a doubt. I wore the whiskey maybe 4 times in the last year. 

post #111113 of 122416
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How often is enough wear?

Once a week? Once a month? Is this subjective?

This isn't shoes, but it's related: I didn't wear a particular (and expensive) watch for 5 years. I thought about selling it periodically, but never did. When I decided to give it another go it instantly became my favorite. Given the little wear, it would have been impossible to find a replacement in similar condition and anything close would have cost three times what I paid. Given this experience, I'm super averse to selling. Not selling also places a natural limit on purchases, which I like - it makes new purchases more special.
post #111114 of 122416

ups 10 day snail mail may have been an exaggeration, but waiting for cigar boots makes time stand still. just checked, it'll be 7 days from ny to ca.

 

cigars waiting

post #111115 of 122416

will you have to go barefoot in the interim or can you survive?

post #111116 of 122416
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ups 10 day snail mail may have been an exaggeration, but waiting for cigar boots makes time stand still. just checked, it'll be 7 days from ny to ca.

cigars waiting


If that is 7 business days by UPS, we must be in the 1950's. smile.gif

Great shoes, by the way.
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This is usually what I use to determine what I sell. If I don't wear them, I sell them.

I just sold my whiskey LWB because I only wore them because I felt guilty for not wearing them, haha. I just reach right over them and put other pairs on my feet. As much as I would like to keep them for the collection...it's just too much money sitting around collecting dust. My whiskeys were a gorgeous shade of whiskey and had some killer patina. Still didn't make me want to wear them.

How often is enough wear?

Once a week? Once a month? Is this subjective?

Yes, subjective. nod[1].gif
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How often is enough wear?



Once a week? Once a month? Is this subjective?



It's subjective without a doubt. I wore the whiskey maybe 4 times in the last year. 


 



Does this include the initial gazing time for the new pair before the maiden voyage smile.gif I only ask because I'm subject to it as well.
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How often is enough wear?



Once a week? Once a month? Is this subjective?
 

It's subjective without a doubt. I wore the whiskey maybe 4 times in the last year. 

 



Does this include the initial gazing time for the new pair before the maiden voyage smile.gif I only ask because I'm subject to it as well.

Nah, haha. This was after owning them for a couple years (for me at least).

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Ravello Thursday today smile.gif


btw, did anyone snag the ebay pair @NAMOR posted?
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