Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by asturiano, Dec 5, 2011.
wearing outlandish shit like these ugly boots could be considered a personal style.
Doesn't mean it looks good.
For reference, see steve harvey's 4 and 5 button suits.
Potentially useful for Quad
Not fugly, but hideous. Or maybe not hideous, but just too fashion forward for the vast majority of peacock wannabes.
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There's something to be said for some proper presentation - good photography, staging, lighting, etc. I suspect the meermins would present a heckuva lot better if shown off like these (the fact that these are actual G&Gs notwithstanding):
And then get your SpooStones on and sport them like so:
Aside from the visual/design imperfections, bal boots w/ suede boots handle is hard to wear in most environments. Not saying that they are not beautiful, but very hard to wear.
p.s., nothing against Spoo, but his polish job made his pair of Wigmore looks pretty bad.
Does anyone know if Meermin does any sales or anything? I'm a university student and a bit strapped for cash. I've heard the lower-end stuff ends up coming to around $220 including shipping? I was expecting it to be sub-$200 given that I don't have to pay the 20% vat or whatever.
Why aren't we allowed nice things?
I never thought suede and calf balmoral boots were in any way outlandish - perhaps you should just leave those of us who appreciate classics to... y'know... do it in peace?
I also think those boots look great and I'd love a pair in burgundy.
Yeah, you could probably get it for somewhere around sub $200 to a lil more than $200 range if you didn't get shoe trees with your purchase. Though one can not count whether customs will do it's bs on you Though If you know somewhere that you can get cheap shoe trees that will fit go for it!
so buy them and look ridiculous or leave them in the closet.
You dont pay VAT but you pay international shipping which is essentially the same price as the VAT. So when all is said and done, you subtract the VAT but add on the shipping and you are back where you started, around 160 some euros. Convert that over to USD and its about $220.
While I think those shoes will turn out okay, I definitely think the speedhooks don't look right on such a sleek and formal boot. Definitely not matching styles.
In regard to the 'good looking' vs. 'wearability' argument, I think that the suede/leather boots are very aesthetically beautiful to look at, although they have to be styled in such a way to maximize their flair, or they tend to look goofy and off. Just my opinion, though.
They don't do sales, you could maybe get factory seconds. You can score lightly used or even new Allen Edmonds and the like for cheap on eBay, just set up saved searches and have them email you. Or just pregame a lot harder and eat more pasta, that strategy saved me $100-$300 a week
2880 SEK which is like $430. Factor in shipping you are still under $500 and it's shipped Swedish post so very low chance of customs (vs. the $30-60 in the states from Fedex). Group MTO at 6 people should be pretty easy as price is that low as well. And Carmina doesn't have random QC issues
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