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I know we sort of complain the rareness of shell...but imagine if Alden told us we couldn't resell our shoes on eBay...

 

http://www.businessinsider.com/lululemons-resell-policy-bans-customers-2014-2

 

How crazy is that?

Not very capitalistic, but I like that policy. I think it is scummy when people go and buy a bunch of clothes that have limited availability with the intention of reselling them for a profit.  Get a real job that actually adds value to society.

 

(LuLu Lemon often does not restock items once they are sold out)

 

Hm. I'm not sure what I think of your rationale. But, the policy itself strikes me as absurd, self-defeating, and ultimately unenforceable. That company, like Abercrombie & Fitch, appears to be run by lunatics and is headed for a fall.

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Must be some good work out clothes.....

Not especially, extremely overpriced in my opinion, but that is part of the appeal.  It has a certain status/exclusivity to it.  Very in demand right now.  They actually started selling sort of non-work out clothes, so that people who don't work out can also feel like they are cool because they wear lulu lemon. 

 

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Hm. I'm not sure what I think of your rationale. But, the policy itself strikes me as absurd, self-defeating, and ultimately unenforceable. That company, like Abercrombie & Fitch, appears to be run by lunatics and is headed for a fall.

I don't think they are trying to stop every person that buys 1 item and then sells it on eBay for whatever reason.  I think they are trying to prevent those that buy $1,000's worth of items and resells on eBay for a profit, on a repeat basis.

 

They probably want to manage their own brand experience.  That's why they have retail locations instead of adopting an indirect distribution model.

 

Sorry for going off topic, I didn't post the article and when an off topic article is posted it is likely not the posters intent for it to be ignored.  You have to expect that others might respond to it.  I don't really care about lulu lemon, i'm just trying to explain my understanding of the situation to those who seem like they could be confused by it.

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Thanks, Doc. Looks like I have some research to do. Gotta move some boots, first.

Edit: You're right, Doc. All those brown CXL boots are available. The wingtip isn't in stock in my size. It's funny because whenever I visit either of those sites I go directly to the shell cordovan page, haha. I've been missing out on a lot of cool makeups! LOL

Sorry to hear about the wt boot sizing. Maybe Adam can get an extra pair reordered for you?

I've glossed over the casual offerings on Alden sites during my shell fiendings. I try to do a comprehensive scour of sites once a month in case there is an interesting makeup to add to my to-buy list. Don't forget to shop for suede for the spring and summer smile.gif
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My pleasure tifosi. Definitely a good combo. I for one am not going to waste all the excellent detective work Doc has been doing on CXL availability.

Be, it's been a long time, my friend. I hope all is well with you. Looking forward to seeing some pics of your cxl magic.


Oh, one more thing on cxl: there are lots of offerings if you're willing to stray from Alden: many on this thread have gotten into Oak Street Bootmakers, who have brown and natty offerings in both plain toe and perf toe. I'm getting into Viberg after a leffot impulse buy last Xmas. There's talk on the Viberg thread lately about a possible cxl mto. Good luck and happy spending!
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I would try them out in a store if possible.  The tassels are a difficult fit for me.  However, the 2145 fit quite nicely and they are on the same last.


 

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The 2145 looks awesome. Is anyone aware of a variant with a non-leather sole?

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^^ 975

I'm still a sucker for the #8 and black edge combo. This destroys all rare shell/edge trim in my opinion. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Preachin' to the choir, my friend!:nodding:

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Not very capitalistic, but I like that policy. I think it is scummy when people go and buy a bunch of clothes that have limited availability with the intention of reselling them for a profit.  Get a real job that actually adds value to society.

 

(LuLu Lemon often does not restock items once they are sold out)

Interesting comment Bakes.  Henry George once proposed the "single tax" more than 100 years ago for that exact rationale.

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Needed some Whiskey after that storm...

 

 

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wth? too funny. its so absurd im not sure what to think

 

I've heard of them but thought they only made yoga pants for women. I didn't realize they made stuff for guys also or that any of their stuff was in such high demand 

 

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Don't forget to shop for suede for the spring and summer smile.gif
 

 

I did that over the winter. Have a new pair of unlined snuff suede chukkas and a pair of unlined tan suede Dovers sitting in the closet waiting for the seasons to change.

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The 2145 looks awesome. Is anyone aware of a variant with a non-leather sole?

Thank you.  Not that I am aware of...  I've seen a few lightly used pairs for auction on ebay.  It would be pretty easy to send them to B Nelson and have dainite soles installed.  I may actually do that when the time comes.

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So I was supposed to receive 2 boxes yesterday - a pair of Ravello chukkas and a pair of the Kudu chukkas. I wanted see both in person, see which fit me better, and then decide which I wanted to keep. Well now UPS isn't even giving me any type of anticipated delivery date for either package. Damn snowstorm couldn't have waited 1 more day!

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Needed some Whiskey after that storm...
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Awesome LWB's and slacks Don L. Thanks for the shell pic my brother.
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Hm. I'm not sure what I think of your rationale. But, the policy itself strikes me as absurd, self-defeating, and ultimately unenforceable. That company, like Abercrombie & Fitch, appears to be run by lunatics and is headed for a fall.

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I try to do a comprehensive scour of sites once a Don't forget to shop for suede for the spring and summer smile.gif
Be, it's been a long time, my friend. I hope all is well with you. Looking forward to seeing some pics of your cxl magic.
Your very welcome my friend. It's always good to read your incisive and informative posts. I've been wearing my Leffot Innsbruck CXL Indy's a couple of three times a week to work and really like the comfort and strength of this Horween leather. I'm thinking possibly a suede Alden full-strap, if such a make-up exists, for the spring and summer.
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I think what initiated this was that their customers were finding it difficult to buy merchandise at their stores and on their website because it was out of stock and being sold on eBay for an inflated price.

If the eBay sellers were selling their goods, the prices being charged plainly were not "inflated" - people are happy to pay it. And one would think the ebay sellers were successful, if your hypothesis is correct, bwcause if the eBay sellers were not successful, one would think they would stop selling and Lulemon's "problem" would be corrected. Sounds to me like Lulemon only has itself to bblame for its perceived situation and Iis approaching it in a self-defeating way.
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Your very welcome my friend. It's always good to read your incisive and informative posts. I've been wearing my Leffot Innsbruck CXL Indy's a couple of three times a week to work and really like the comfort and strength of this Horween leather. I'm thinking possibly a suede Alden full-strap, if such a make-up exists, for the spring and summer.

Alden makes as a stock model a dark suede monk if that is what you mean. If so, check any of the alden co. Stores or Citishoes in nyc. If you mean the loafer that has a formal look to it, I think there is a dark suede version of that too. I think Ben silver sells that. I cannot recall if that is a stock model. If so, again, the co. Stores in NYC, DC and San Francisco would have, or be able to order it for you. Happy hunting.
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