Cool Shoes, Paraphernalia & Desiderata - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RJman, Feb 5, 2010.

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    Auctions like that are sometimes good, as interest in the item fades and people no longer have any desire to bid and the bidding stagnates. If you jump in at the end in many of these cases you could possibly get it for $210 if you know what I mean.
     


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    That makes sense. I guess you don't see chalk stripe suits all over, so that fact that chalk stripe is in the title helps?
     


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    he's a seller & obviously expects a higher price by stating they are C&J. He does not want the truth, only the coupla xtra bucks profit.
     


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    True, we have a duty as SF members to make sure newbies do not buy these expecting C&J quality.

    Nothing wrong with Loake, sell them as such.
     


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    Did not know that, thank you.

    How is ferragmo quality?
     


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    Depend on the line, this post may help.
     


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    Great link!

    I am curious, how did you become such a shoe expert?
     


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    I would not use the word "expert", especially compared to many gents here :). I just always try to learn about every item I bought, knowledge's slowly accumulated I guess. btw, the link I posted above needs some major updates, I am too lazy.
     
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    NO EXCUSES! Now, get to work!

    Seriously though, Onix has got some great experience and knowledge on the subject of fine shoes. Most importantly, he's always happy to share what he know.
     
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    Be careful with Zegna shoes. My shoemaker recently showed me a pair that he was repairing with a fake welt and cemented construction. After some wear, the sole was almost completely detached. Just looking at them, I would have sworn that they were made with Goodyear welt construction.

    Many Zegna shoes are excellent, just watch out for the bad ones.
     


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