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Just can't get myself to wear (soil/tarnish) the new Darltons..

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Well-Known Member

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    Try having sex with them on. The secret is not to keep staring at your shoes instead of at the woman, but with a little practice you can learn how to sneek a peak when she is distracted. Position mirrors around the bed room which you can discretly look at while in the act, several so she thinks you are just looking about. Ask her if she thinks that being blindfolded would be exciting for her. Point out that viagra costs about $15/shot, but that wearing the shoes seems to do the trick, plus you can justify buying additional pairs. Point out to her that you'd like more variety in your sex life, and go out and purchase a few different styles, she deserves it. Put them on your feet only after climbing into bed, and remove them if for any reason you need to leave the bed. You can get years of enjoyment out of a pair and they will still have that new look about them.

    Don't ever look at the bottom of a pair of G&Gs. You'll have a nervous breakdown...

    Yup, these are totally unwearable.
    Where do I get a pair?


    Come on.

    The OP has found a home.
     
  3. Gibonius

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    Special flower thread from Reevolving!





    Who now has TWO quotes of himself in his sig.
     
  4. SpooPoker

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    I hate to say it, but I feel the same sometimes.
     
  5. Don Carlos

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    Return them. You can't afford them. There's no shame in that.
    +1 If your shoes are so precious to you that you can't bear to wear them and ruin their pristine condition, then you can't really afford them. You can afford something when you can afford to use it (and, eventually, to replace it). I understand the timidity that accompanies the breaking in of something pure and beautiful and unspoiled and all that. I get it. But if you can't take the plunge, consider why not. It's usually because you can't actually afford what you just bought, even emotionally.
     
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    True speak: Get a rock and scuff in your initials. This will ease you into accepting that the wear is really a representation of your existence.
     
  7. PTWilliams

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    I think the point the OP is making is that these shoes are a beautiful piece of art, and personally, I'd rather walk on a degenerative painting by Picasso than damage those lovely shoes, the shoes being far more attractive.
     
  8. Quadcammer

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    a pair of daltons is not worth this type of adoration.
     
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    a pair of daltons is not worth this type of adoration.

    That's true - what do you think does?
     
  10. Quadcammer

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    personally, if I buy it I'll wear it, after about 10 seconds of mourn for the "newness".

    That said, I might get a twinge of nervousness putting on a new set of GGs or EGs, but thats because over $1k for shoes is still out of my comfort zone.
     
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    a pair of daltons is not worth this type of adoration.
    No shit. These are great jean/casual shoes, nothing too special or even that expensive when purchased on sale. I wear mine to the dog park. They sustained a few paw scratches but it is just patina.
     
  12. Mr. Moo

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    Anyone interested in a US 9.5D pair? Might be selling mine.
     
  13. LanceW

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    Wear them inside, preferably not just on carpet and the problem will work itself out.
     
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    If they fit and you like them, just wear them. If you are debating about whether or not you are going to keep them, then be careful I guess. Even with a few scuffs though, you should be able to extract most of what you paid for them.
     
  15. Reevolving

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    DonCarlos, it doesn't matter if the shoe is a $50 knock-off, an $800 Darlton, or a $2000 Lobb.
    It's the tragedy of tarnishing something pristine...like a virgin leather sole. Either you get it...or you don't.

    I am definitely keeping them, and absolutely going to wear them. That was never the issue.
    Figured a few people would get a kick out of this thread, that's all.
    I just haven't had an nice event that called for a good shoe in the last 2 weeks.
    I actually look forward to breaking them in, and hopefully developing some patina/antiquing.
     
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    Anyone interested in a US 9.5D pair? Might be selling mine.

    'sup, yo.

    ...Fecking ninja edit

    I wanted the part that said you could buy 100 of these and have enough left over for his apartment
     
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    Go hiking in the darltons that will surely break them in :)
     
  18. Prince of Paisley

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    I've had them for a few weeks, and can't get myself to scuff up the virgin soles.
    Maybe I need to go to a carpeted event to ease the transition?
    Or maybe I will just put up a new shelf and display them, and buy a 2nd pair to actually wear.


    You are retarded.
     
  19. dieworkwear

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    Get some cloth tape from CVS and stick it to the bottom of your shoes.
     
  20. Don Carlos

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    DonCarlos, it doesn't matter if the shoe is a $50 knock-off, an $800 Darlton, or a $2000 Lobb.
    It's the tragedy of tarnishing something pristine...like a virgin leather sole. Either you get it...or you don't..


    I've tarnished plenty of pristine leather soles on plenty of shoes more expensive than Darltons, and it hasn't kept me up at night. Maybe I'm only partially reevolved, though.
     

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