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post #226 of 1268
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Is foof the generally accepted monicker now?

Well, it's better than 'Foo'. 'Foof' works in the forum search engine, so I can keep track of what you guys are saying about me.
post #227 of 1268
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Is foof the generally accepted monicker now?

I think foof and foofan are GAM's.
post #228 of 1268
On second thought you should do this. Perhaps they'll give you a large order discount?
post #229 of 1268
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On second thought you should do this. Perhaps they'll give you a large order discount?

We're in negotiations.
post #230 of 1268
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post #231 of 1268
Not too different from the Black Fleece ones, which I also like.

post #232 of 1268
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^^^ Hmm. What last are those on? They look a wider and rounder than the Plaza. Hate the loop.
post #233 of 1268
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I've been interested in simplifying my wardrobe for a number of years--since high school, really. I didn't always have the means to afford what I wanted, and didn't always know what I wanted. I've just remained welcome to the idea of picking a few things I really like as I come across them. Will I never see another pair of shoes I like more than these? Who knows, who cares? I like these enough, and don't want to think about shoes too much. Whatever other shoes I see, these will have the advantage of being mine.

I'm not just trying to streamline my wardrobe. I think simplification and developing a uniform are ways of fostering style. I plan to wear my jackets, suits, shoes, shirts, etc., for many, many years. Decades, even. I think my style will naturally grow with their (and my) age. I may never get to the point where I don't want to talk or think about style anymore, but it is a sort of unreachable ideal nonetheless.

I genuinely believe that people over-emphasize the importance of choice and variety in life. Sometimes, direction and limits actually make us more free.

Fair enough. Thing is, what usually happens is that you wake up one day, look inside your closet and realize you've got 10 of the same item since you keep buying the same stuff over and over again because you just love it so much. Also could be because you heard something awesome will be discontinued and you stocked up. Don't skip a step. Anyhow, I'll knock off $5 for your reply. You still owe me $10 mafoo.
post #234 of 1268
I like them and would buy them myself.
post #235 of 1268
I still don't get the Alden thing....
post #236 of 1268
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I still don't get the Alden thing....
They're sh-t-kickers you wear with jeans or cords when you don't want to damage your good shoes. Wearing these with a DB suit makes as little sense as stuffing a slice of prosciutto in your breast pocket. (JMO of course)
post #237 of 1268
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I'm not just trying to streamline my wardrobe. I think simplification and developing a uniform are ways of fostering style.
Assuming the items one selects are intrinsically elegant. When were cordovan shoes ever so?
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I genuinely believe that people over-emphasize the importance of choice and variety in life. Sometimes, direction and limits actually make us more free.
What is most curious is that you want no variety, have your mind made up and yet want other people's opinions about whether you should make no more choices ever. How do you reconcile this
post #238 of 1268
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They're sh-t-kickers you wear with jeans or cords when you don't want to damage your good shoes. Wearing these with a DB suit makes as little sense as stuffing a slice of prosciutto in your breast pocket. (JMO of course)

In Naples, they call that sprosciuttura. Prefer it to the gloves in the breast pocket look.
post #239 of 1268
How did you decide on getting five pairs? The fact that five is a prime number seems like asking for trouble down the line if at some point you decide to get a second home. You should buy six pairs, then you could divide them up evenly over two and even three places.
post #240 of 1268
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^^^ Hmm. What last are those on? They look a wider and rounder than the Plaza. Hate the loop.
Think it was the grant last? There was a thread on them, I'm sure someone will correct me if needed.
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