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Church's new 'Shanghai' like? or not?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nutcracker, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    Buy a dictionary bud:

    patina \PAT-n-uh; puh-TEEN-uh\ , noun:
    1. The color or incrustation which age gives to works of art; especially, the green rust which covers ancient bronzes, coins, and medals.
    2. The sheen on any surface, produced by age and use.
    3. An appearance or aura produced by habit, practice, or use.

    dis·tressed   [dih-strest] adjective
    1.affected with or suffering from distress.
    2.(of merchandise or property for sale) damaged, out-of-date, or used.
    3.(of real estate) foreclosed and offered for sale.
    4.(of furniture) purposely blemished or marred so as to give an antique appearance.


    Patina is something that has been well cared for and has aged gracefully. Distressing is something that has been poorly cared for and aged ungracefully.


    Just noticed your comment about Blake and realised you were joking.
     
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  2. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    does he?
     
  3. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Which part of the painting process is being "aged gracefully" and which part of the distressing process is "poorly cared for"? Care to explain?

    Are you really promoting the merit of Goodyear gemmed shoes constructions?
     
  4. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    :crazy:

    Horrid.
     
  5. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    There's a sucker born every minute.

    (Do those shoes sprout wings and fangs by the light of a full moon?)
     
  6. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    What was seen cannot be unseen ... [​IMG]
     
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  7. Mildly Consumptive

    Mildly Consumptive Senior member

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    It looks like they took an old man's golf shoes and painted them with AIDS.


     
  8. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    To come up with a product to market to such people that will pay that price for something so ridiculous is pure genius.
     
  9. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    You'd prefer to blow it on blow?
     
  10. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    The Brain: Shanghai today... tomorrow, THE WORLD!!!

    Pinky: Narf!
     
  11. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    If you want this shoe, just buy the Made in England versions from Leffot:

    [​IMG]

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    The black scotch grain and tan version in particular looks cool in person. I'm sure they will have new colorways soon.
     
  12. letsgofire

    letsgofire Senior member

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    Anyone know where to get the Church's Shanghai at a discounted price? I like them...but not at these prices.
     
  13. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    This Shanghai model nears pure ugliness in such a way that it crosses over to humour. I hate it with vengeance, but hey, that's Prada for you.
     
  14. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Try calling Church's outlets store in Bicester or factory reject shop....

    they have lots of rejects from 200, given the state of these monsters not sure what criteria they use to determine if they're rejects or not.
     
  15. morningstar

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  16. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    ^ A lot of fugly shit of that list.
     
  17. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    +1. But then I don't understand the obsession with this guy.
     
  18. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Again, the actual Made in England versions are significantly better, I am thinking about buying a pair
     
  19. morningstar

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    He has another pair of shoes in there that are also very, ehm, "interesting" :)
     
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