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trying to drag himself out from under the rock from whence he came.
AH, the American Dream....to build a better life for one's self than that with which one started.....and if he can do it via something he is enthusiastic about, even better. Yes, he sometimes seems pretentious, but his videos are pretty good, product selection is good and, from my experience with his company, service is good as well. More power to him in his quest for success.
 

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Which one. Help me decide


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Depends on expected use. If you are planning on wearing in snow/rain/ice the waterproof seems a no brainer.
 

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I have real work boots, so my only consideration is the color.
I own several black dress shoes that work with my side job attire. I’ve owned black casual shoes and boots but black is not favorite color for my casual wardrobe.
 

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TS Leeds

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The Bezos and Amazon hate people have these days is some of the most irrational thing I've seen. Amazon lowering prices to compete (which makes other large retailers like Target and Walmart do the same) is a good thing for the customer. We live in a global age with the internet, it's time people move on from the "mom & pop" idea. It's dead like the USSR and ska music.
It’s not the lowering prices, it’s the poor quality (they are shipping second quality as firsts lot), the treatment of their staff, and (for me) the “Amazon mentality” of now now now. The waste of all that shipping, and the returns that they just destroy because it’s more cost effective. It just one part of a greater problem, but it helps reduce happiness by people being able to buy buy buy and never appreciate anything. Also, it helps breed (or at least symbolizes as the largest company doing this) a mindset of that crap’s sitting on a shelf, it better be across the globe TONIGHT. Oh, you sell custom items that take hundreds of hours of labor to fabricate? That better be on my job site 7am tomorrow or I’m calling and screaming for the next 12 weeks.
 

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Taking TS out today.
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It’s not the lowering prices, it’s the poor quality (they are shipping second quality as firsts lot), the treatment of their staff, and (for me) the “Amazon mentality” of now now now. The waste of all that shipping, and the returns that they just destroy because it’s more cost effective. It just one part of a greater problem, but it helps reduce happiness by people being able to buy buy buy and never appreciate anything. Also, it helps breed (or at least symbolizes as the largest company doing this) a mindset of that crap’s sitting on a shelf, it better be across the globe TONIGHT. Oh, you sell custom items that take hundreds of hours of labor to fabricate? That better be on my job site 7am tomorrow or I’m calling and screaming for the next 12 weeks.
Second quality as firsts of what? I buy my Saphir products from a trusted seller and have had no problems. I buy brushes to polish my shoes from Amazon as well. All have been fine. Clothing? I've bought sweaters and cardigans from trusted sellers on Amazon and no problems there either. Better price to quality ratio than what I'd find in most local stores. Like anything you buy, you should purchase from trusted sources before spending your money.

Am I buying obvious Chinese Zara wannabe knockoff clothing or cheap tech from Amazon? Not usually, unless I know the seller has been reviewed well. I bought computer parts for a Raspberry Pi off of Amazon because you can only buy it from China and the sellers website had a worse return policy than if I used their Amazon store instead.

Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of cheap junk on Amazon, but that is the same for a local flea market as well. I've been sold complete crap for watch accessories on Amazon but I've also bought some exceptional leather quick release watch bands from an Amazon seller as well.
 

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No copyright infringement, just a "#me too" lawsuit!
My #metoo moment was when she was showing a ton of cleavage and yoga pants. All for tips.
 

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Wearing white suede Nomads.

Yes, you can wear white after Labor Day and nothing evil will happen to you. There are no Fashion Police. If there were Nehru would have been arrested for inventing the Nehru jacket.

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For fans of "A-E In The Wild Pictures" and for fans of "Oddities Of Public Art In Shoe Threads" pictures, the largest piece of public art on Rodeo Drive, a street lined with shops selling clothing, isn't wearing any clothing.

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Wanted to take a picture standing in front of this thing for many years. Finally had a chance since the police have closed Rodeo Drive. The businesses were starting to board up all their doors and windows. Everything will be closed from November 3rd until it's safe to open again.

For fans of food pictures in shoe threads and Christmas Trees before Thanksgiving pictures in shoe threads, a large vanilla macaron (to go) and me at Laduree as seen through some macaron Christmas Trees.

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For those who want still more public art in shoe thread pictures, most of the public art in Beverly Hills has been wrapped up and fenced in.

This is the Sir Winston Churchill "V" For Victory Memorial (my version of it) or the thing Ringo Starr donated to the city (the official version of it) all wrapped up and fenced in.

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The Bezos and Amazon hate people have these days is some of the most irrational thing I've seen. Amazon lowering prices to compete (which makes other large retailers like Target and Walmart do the same) is a good thing for the customer. We live in a global age with the internet, it's time people move on from the "mom & pop" idea. It's dead like the USSR and ska music.
I don’t like Amazon because of their rampant abuse of workers.

 

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I don’t like Amazon because of their rampant abuse of workers.

Do you hate American auto companies as well then? They don't have a great history of treating employees well. Do you buy your meat only from a farmer? Meat factories have a bad reputation as well. The list goes on... I'm sure I could find something or someone you purchase from that has a bad reputation when it comes to workers.

One thing that has recently come out to me in the local news is how bad some local businesses have treated their employees.
 

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Do you hate American auto companies as well then? They don't have a great history of treating employees well. Do you buy your meat only from a farmer? Meat factories have a bad reputation as well. The list goes on... I'm sure I could find something or someone you purchase from that has a bad reputation when it comes to workers.
“But what about...?” isn’t an argument.
 
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