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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ernest, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Reeboks are cool, and I have a pair of Adidas that I bought in Paris that are amazing, but I still prefer Pumas, especially in South Florida. Plus, I mostly see people wearing Cole Haans, than Pumas (particularly Speed Cats), thus I rather go against the trend than towards it.

    As Ernest said: "I'm an original".

    Jon.
     
  2. LA Guy

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    No, no, no, no no. Don't be that guy. But if you must, they are available at Louis, and also on the website. You can also get Pantaforo d'Oro (sp?) for similar prices on Yoox.
     
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    Not sure if they have exactly what you are looking for, but you can try: Village Shoes or Classic Sport Shoes I just placed an order with the first company (for the first time) for a pair of (Drum-roll Please&#33[​IMG] Puma Speed Cats. So, I'll let the forum know if the company is worth doing business with, but I have a feeling they are above board. Jon.
     
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    Also- is there anyplace in the U.S. you can get those leather soccer/retro type pumas?
    No, no, no, no no. Don't be that guy. But if you must, they are available at Louis, and also on the website. You can also get Pantaforo d'Oro (sp?) for similar prices on Yoox.
    What Louis? (Louis Boston?), what website...inquiring minds (ok, inquiring mind) wants to know. Jon.
     
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    Louis Boston. And the Puma Website.
     
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    (Renault78law @ 15 July 2004, 8:47) Ernest, Puma shoes, and all puma style shoes have been exceedingly popular in the US for at least 3 years now. I was just in store called sportie LA today, on Melrose...if you like sneakers, you'll love that store. btw, any comments on these? [​IMG] Kind of pricey, but at least I got them on sale. ps I think today is picture sharing day. Â please join in.
    Renault- those are very cool. can you tell us some more about those kicks?? Ernest- Cool pumas. Â As a member of the mid-twenties crowd pumas are very much in vogue with the hip urban twenty somethings in the US these days. Â I have been lookig to get a pair of speedcats or something, but have held off...mostly out of my own indecision. [​IMG]
    CTguy, These are sneakers from the spring/summer collection by Dolce and Gabbana. They're a nice shoe, fully lined with calf-skin, trimmed with suede, even a removable suede insert. They made (I believe) 4 different models, Japan, Spain, Germany, and France(?), each with it's own color scheme. I think they were made in relatively limited quantities, which is why I was so fond of them. It's hard to get around LA without seeing someone with the same shoes you have on...I guess it doesn't bother most people, and it shouldn't, but it drives me nuts. I've been fortunate so far. LA guy, Unfortunately, greater than $300 is an understatement. They retail for $425. I feel you about the designer sneaker theory, however, I made an exception for these because 1) they were on sale, 2) the quality is actually quite nice, as opposed to being a rebadged Puma, and 3) they were a birthday gift that I picked out, so I was kind of in the mood to spoil myself.
     
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    Ok, I was unclear as to what you meant. Louis Boston carries Puma? That's news to me. What I really want and I can't seem to find in the US, is this (These are from the Platinum collection by Puma): Macchina [​IMG] Anyone know if I can get these in the US? Jon.
     
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    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    (LA Guy @ 16 July 2004, 11:09) Quote Also- is there anyplace in the U.S. you can get those leather soccer/retro type pumas?
    No, no, no, no no. Don't be that guy. But if you must, they are available at Louis, and also on the website. You can also get Pantaforo d'Oro (sp?) for similar prices on Yoox.
    hahaha. I don't think that guy was the guy I am am trying to be. [​IMG] What I was thinking of was more along lines of this[​IMG] possibly. Although I checked the puma website and found quite a lot of stuff. BTW- www.eastbay.com seems to be the best source I can find in terms of price and selection.[/quote] Hmm, not bad...the color is definitely different. How about these for color though: [​IMG] [​IMG] Jon.
     
  9. LA Guy

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    Gola is an English brand. They are cheaper and considered much lower tier than Pumas and Adidas there, and sold at Saks and Barneys here. Ah, the magic that is product placement.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, I believe there is a connection between Reebok and Gola...as in Reebok owns Gola.  I don't know for sure, but from what I can recall, a Gola shirt that I bought had a Reebok tag on it.  Can anyone confirm?
    Sidenote: a tag on the shirt says, "Styled in Italy" but it was made in some third world country.  I always find that amusing.

    CT guy, I'm a fan of Gola, and really like those shoes.

    edit: know what?  i think may have been mistaken...the tag I saw may have been the British flag, as opposed to the Reebok trademark.  It said "classics" underneath, so it reminded me of Reebok.  Mah bad.

    edit #2: another sidenote, anyone know why Gola shoes are so expensive on the yoox site? that's how much they retail for in the US. I find that particularly strange given LA guy's testimony. perhaps, as Ernest noted earlier, that sneakers just cost more in Europe?
     
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    There is a certain something...I am not sure what, that I don't like about those shoes. Jon.
     
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    Yoox prices are really good for some things, and really bad for others. Some of their Adidas are higher than US retail, for example. And their Helmut Lang stuff used to be really well priced (because HL is much, much cheaper in Europe than here.) Now, the you can typically find better prices down at Barneys (and that's not saying much.) I'm afraid to mention where the bargains actually are, just in case they decide to jack up those prices too. Of course, they are trying the maximize profits, so I suspect that prices are sometimes raised if the American retail is higher, but not lowered if the Italian prices are lower. I mean, Paper Denims retail for half the price in the US as they do in Italy, which means that Yoox would take a loss if they actually adjusted those prices to a US sales price.
     
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    Has anyone else tried the John Varvatos Converse trainers? [​IMG] In real life the burgundy is a good 30% darker than in this picture, and of course with moisture they darken further. My wife bought me a pair of these, and I've worn them more than I thought I would. Admittedly, much of that use comes from the fact that I've never seen them on anyone else's feet. They're not as comfortable as Tod's peerless bowling shoes or my Reiter Sport trainers, but they also cost a good bit less. For "designer" trainers, they're quite the bargain. They go with a wider variety of things than one would think, too. Peace, JG
     
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    I, too, am a great fan of Reiter's trainers. Since they are not a 'famous' 'brand', they are quite inexpensive too.
     
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    I wear my John Varvatos Converse sometimes - a summer pair in khaki twill, and a winter pair in beige corduroy suede with dark brown highlights. Pretty nice with jeans and a tee, but still, designer sneakers = poser, which I am. Sue me.
     
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    (Joe G @ 17 July 2004, 02:48) They're not as comfortable as Tod's peerless bowling shoes or my Reiter Sport trainers, but they also cost a good bit less. For "designer" trainers, they're quite the bargain. They go with a wider variety of things than one would think, too.
    I, too, am a great fan of Reiter's trainers. Â Since they are not a 'famous' 'brand', they are quite inexpensive too.
    I bought a pair of Reiter "Jogger" after a recommendation by Joe G. However, they are anything but inexpensive. Where did you buy then for this inexpensive price. I would love to pick up a second pair.
     
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    Since I only wear mine when I play soccer or train in the gym I have these ones: [​IMG] They are the Beckam model, and let me tell you do the ever hit hard....
     
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    Originally Posted by Joe G,17 July 2004, 02:48
    They're not as comfortable as Tod's peerless bowling shoes or my Reiter Sport trainers, but they also cost a good bit less. For "designer" trainers, they're quite the bargain. They go with a wider variety of things than one would think, too.
    I, too, am a great fan of Reiter's trainers. Â Since they are not a 'famous' 'brand', they are quite inexpensive too.
    I would love to be able to locate a pair of these: http://www.10001designerclothing.com/acatalo....oes.jpg Any ideas?
     
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    Which places? Do they have websites?

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    What do we (everybody on the forum other than me) think of these? ADIDAS COUNTRY RIPPLE: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Jon.
     

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