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post #36016 of 112447
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

On the boot black, just one opinion, but I don't think that you should do that. It is, my opinion, kind of like stuffing broken-down shoes tight with newspaper/tissue to hide the fact that they've been stepped on by an elephant. As a buyer, I want to see secondhand goods au natural, so to speak, and if a pair of shoes I bought showed up with boot black camouflage, I wouldn't do business with that seller again. I'd also put a "boot black warning" on the feedback so that other potential buyers would know. You can actually get a lot onto feedback. When a seller shipped me a hot pink cell phone instead of the black one I'd ordered, I got that to fit onto the feedback line.
I might be a hard ass here, but when it comes to shoes, anything more than a polish isn't cool. OK, I think, to put them in trees because trees are visible, but I'm wary of sellers who don't include pictures of shoes without trees. If shoes were re-soled, that should also be disclosed.

I agree with this sentiment. I would say that while some won't complain, others might feel it's false advertising. I remember someone having trouble (here?) with a buyer wanting to return shoes after a month. One of the gripes was that the shoes left black marks, possibly for edge dressing. I don't remember the entire situation, but I'm fairly certain the seller was in the right. However, it goes to show that buyers will occasionally find any excuse to complain or get money back.

Personally, if I know I'm buying something used, I assume it comes with unmentioned flaws. I have things shipped here and it's usually expensive, so I buy with the understanding that I won't be able to return it and that it is a gamble. However, not all abide by this logic. Shoes look great by the way!
post #36017 of 112447
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

^^^ VERY well put.  This was exactly the kind of opinion that I was looking for.  smile.gif   I added the boot black for aesthetic purposes (I thought it might photograph well and register as "classy").

@ pnutpug: Assuming you received the shoes and they either met or exceeded your expectations based on the written item description with only the addition of boot black, would it make a difference to you one way or another?

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@ capnwes: I did not know that eBay was going to be offering a full 12 pictures.  I try to stay within the limits of the picture packs to save a bit (I collage 2 or 3 pics together and take advantage of the zoom feature).  You're completely right that more pics are always the way to go.  You sell more shoes in a week than I do in two months, lol.  teacha.gif

First, I really dislike the black sole

Second, find an image host to use and just embed your own pictures, as many as you want for free.

 

 

+1 Coulnt have said it better myself. IMO the black soles look like cheap rubber soles or the fact your looking to hide something. If you want to clean the soles up of dirt ect thats great (I dont even do this and my shoes tend to sell OK), BUT take more pictures, every angle, top , sides, backs, fronts, close up details of the lace area, etc. I try to average 15-20 pictures for a shoe listing. Taking the pictures is super easy and if you upload to a host like photobucket it takes less then a min to upload, select all, copy and past into a ebay add or onto a SF add.

 

ALSO, dont use newspaper, thats just silly if your a SF member at this point, but get a pair of shoe trees and use them for the photos, make 100% sure to put "shoes trees not included" in the auction. As someone said (I'm too lazy to go look who) this def make the shoes look better and is how they would look when on someones foot. I personally like a solid color background but thats just my opinion, too much other stuff going on to distract someone from the shoes.

 

Examples

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=130666219381 (16 pictures)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=140686103460 (31 pictures)

 

 

 

cheers.gifOn a side note, any of you small guys (bigger then me but still small) might be interested in this (not my listing): http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280883606288

post #36018 of 112447
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

^^^ VERY well put.  This was exactly the kind of opinion that I was looking for.  smile.gif   I added the boot black for aesthetic purposes (I thought it might photograph well and register as "classy").

@ pnutpug: Assuming you received the shoes and they either met or exceeded your expectations based on the written item description with only the addition of boot black, would it make a difference to you one way or another?

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@ capnwes: I did not know that eBay was going to be offering a full 12 pictures.  I try to stay within the limits of the picture packs to save a bit (I collage 2 or 3 pics together and take advantage of the zoom feature).  You're completely right that more pics are always the way to go.  You sell more shoes in a week than I do in two months, lol.  teacha.gif

Yeah, I have to say that it would make a difference to me, even if the shoes were otherwise fine. It just comes off as trying to hide something, regardless of intent. And, as someone else said, I would be concerned with the boot black marking floors/carpets--not sure if that would actually happen, but it would be a question for me that could have been easily avoided.

I guess I'm missing the point of the boot black. Everyone, by definition, expects secondhand shoes to have scuffed soles. If a buyer wants to apply boot black to pretty up soles (something that I wouldn't, personally, consider), then that should be up to the buyer.
post #36019 of 112447
Ok so Tulsa blows... if you don't like aquascutum, Paul Smith h freeman oh yeah, and my boy isaia ÿ pics and final update later
post #36020 of 112447
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Originally Posted by Jpmorris View Post

Ok so Tulsa blows... if you don't like aquascutum, Paul Smith h freeman oh yeah, and my boy isaia ÿ pics and final update later

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Paul Smith is awesome, can't wait to see what you've found.

 

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Ok so Tulsa blows... if you don't like aquascutum, Paul Smith h freeman oh yeah, and my boy isaia ÿ pics and final update later

 

Sidenote: anyone really disappointed in FB today? Def not living up to the hype.

post #36022 of 112447
Incotex too. On to the second store
post #36023 of 112447
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

...like a fine wine.
It's on my wife and I's to-do list for that region, in addition to Martha's Vineyard. In August we're planning to visit the west coast, possibly a trip up Route 1, but 2013 might warrant a more in-depth tour of the northeast.
Enjoy your celebration and the chance to wear some ridiculous clothes (I assume). Happy birthday!

I've been all over this great country by automobile, and route 101 is by far my favorite. The red woods are something everybody should experience once in their life. Very humbling.
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

I've been all over this great country by automobile, and route 101 is by far my favorite. The red woods are something everybody should experience once in their life. Very humbling.

In addition to what eazye mentioned, Highway 1 is one of single most amazing stretches of road one can travel. If you can get it on a sunny day, you are in for a one-of-a-kind experience. If you want some ideas for your visit, let me know as I live in the middle of California and have done a lot of travelling. I'll be happy to suggest some truly amazing spots.
post #36025 of 112447
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Originally Posted by troika View Post

Paul Smith is awesome, can't wait to see what you've found.

I happen to like Paul Smith; I think they're fun. But they have a mixed reputation here on SF, which, as we all know, can be very finnicky. I still think they're totally 100% brag-worthy.
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Originally Posted by steveoly View Post

Quick shout out to Cotton Dockers. I just rec'd a tie from him on the cheap. It looks great and arrived FAST.
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Thanks, steveoly, glad you liked the tie.

 

Think I found my first pair of shell yesterday - Brooks Brothers Penny Loafers:

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What do you guys think? Any ideas on who makes these? I was thinking Alden (because it was made in the USA, but it doesn't have the typical "B/D" on the width). More Pics:

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"Horween" Stamp:

 

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Soles have the old BB font and then "New York" underneath. Thoughts?

 

They are 10D and usually I'm an 10.5 or 11, but I'm wearing them today and they feel fine so far. We'll see what happens around 5 o'clock.

 

 

Also, I know someone was looking for Madras pants for summer. Found these made in the USA patchworks in a 36 waist (looks unhemmed, NOS?)  Let me know if anyone is interested.

 

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I really like his vibe, and from his interviews he comes across as a really interesting and vibrant character. Maybe his quality isn't on par with Italian brands, but the attitude is there. Plus he used to be a pro cyclist.

 

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


I happen to like Paul Smith; I think they're fun. But they have a mixed reputation here on SF, which, as we all know, can be very finnicky. I still think they're totally 100% brag-worthy
post #36028 of 112447
any big guys on the forum? found a dead gentleman... size 52

he seemed to like Zegna... picked up 2 sports coats with functional cuffs that are available... left about 5 or 6 behind... including a suit and a dinner jacket
post #36029 of 112447
No Issia for me today I'm afraid. (dibs if it's a 38!) Today:
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So you want to talk about thrifting Irony? I can't remember ever seeing French Shiners at a thrift, and in less then 24 hours from when I grabbed that pair from 46n2, I find these:
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You gotta love it.And in size 10.5 C no less. biggrin.gif Available.
Also found these, pretty old and pretty cool. Never hear of the maker (anybody care to chime in?), but I usually grab neat old shoes just for the hell of it if they're in good shape. Also available. Size 10.5 D maybe? Just a little too big for myself.263
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Paging Mr. Brianpore, XS Falconnable made in Italy mustard colored zip up cotton/ nylon windbreaker. First item by Falconnable that I've ever picked up, mostly because its bad-ass. Really well made, not shiny at all like most windbreakers, drawstring hood, if only it were a little bigger! ffffuuuu.gif
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PRL braces.
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Fendi tie, fake? or just really old. Tag differs from the other one's I have.
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PRL trunks, look new. Sz XL, I'm still not sure about swim trunks? Is that gross? Available if anybody want's them.
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Really nice Talbott, made in the USA 16.5 x 34, available.
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Also a really nice PRL white with blue check "Philip" shirt. 17-34, tentatively being held for someone.
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And whats that you say? Another ugly ass Robert Graham shirt?
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Sike! Pretty cool green seersucker woman's blazer. Unlined, un-padded, natural shoulders and fucking 4 button surgeon cuffs with horn? buttons. Size 4 but looks small so hopefully fits more of a 2 so I can give it to my wife.
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Any of you size 42L guys looking for a pretty nice navy blazer with gold buttons for the upcoming summer? HSM Gold Trumpeter for Nordstrom. Available.
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And finally:
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post #36030 of 112447
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

I've been all over this great country by automobile, and route 101 is by far my favorite. The red woods are something everybody should experience once in their life. Very humbling.

Best part of that trip is the one very few people take: The side journey to the Lost Coast. Absolutely amazing. Headed north from the south, turn left as if to go to the Roosevelt Grove, then just keep going. You'll be in Eden soon enough.
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