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Net worth before you can "afford" $500 shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Agree with this - though one reason I would give to explain is that there isn't a comparable substitute for the ipad, especially at a lower price, while most think $100 dress shoes do the trick just as well as the $500 kind.

    No one needs an iPad, while most people -- save the stinky and the swami -- need shoes.
     


  2. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    No one needs an iPad, while most people -- save the stinky and the swami -- need shoes.

    $50 shoes do the trick for 99.99999% of people.
    $1000 iPad raises fewer eyebrows than than $500 shoes.
     


  3. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    $50 shoes do the trick for 99.99999% of people.
    $1000 iPad raises fewer eyebrows than than $500 shoes.


    That's right. Americans hate to spend on neccessities because it leaves them less to fritter.
     


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    bringusingoodale Senior member

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    How much do male prostitutes make anyway? The cheap jokes always make me wonder.
     


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    Interesting. 61 replies and almost zero serious answers. I think OP touched on a sensitive subject.

    I reject the notion that this is an "unanswerable" question. This entire forum is based on opinion, judgement, evaluation etc. Thousands of so called unanswerable questions have been tackled here about cuffs, lapels, and bla bla ad infinitum.
     


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    What kind of gin goes with $500 shoes?
     


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    Interesting. 61 replies and almost zero serious answers. I think OP touched on a sensitive subject. I reject the notion that this is an "unanswerable" question. This entire forum is based on opinion, judgement, evaluation etc. Thousands of so called unanswerable questions have been tackled here about cuffs, lapels, and bla bla ad infinitum.
    There are plenty of serious answers. Here's my answer. This is as serious as I'm going to get here. Here are all to buy or not to buy luxury items: - I like spending money - Status - I like a lot and it will give me joy to buy it and use it - I don't have enough money to afford it - I think it's a waste of money - religious/spiritual/moral purposes It's a very subjective question and everyone who purchases or doesn't purchase expensive items will have their own reasons. Everyone will have their own reason. Many members on here I presume don't think too much about the cost because they like the item a lot and it brings them joy to wear it and own it. Besides, everyone makes over 250k a year here, rite?
     


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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    great thread [​IMG]
     


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    How much do male prostitutes make anyway? The cheap jokes always make me wonder.

    Lasbar told me once that he makes between $120-$160/hr US for an incall and $200-$250/hr US for an outcall. So I guess it depends on your level of commitment and how many clients you can get and because of that average take-home probably varies quite a bit. PM him for more info.
     


  13. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A man with a hopping gate

    Are you talking about FNB? I guess goldtone sailboats don't come cheap.
     


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    Exactly. As many different answers as there are people, therefore not quantifiable. Not to be too harsh, but I don't find it that interesting, because it's something I think is obvious.

    I agree that many people think that $500 is some sort of wild indulgence. However, if you have to wear dress shoes to work anyway, $500 on shoes probably is a better use of funds than saying buying a $500 ipad.

    FA


    good point. I wouldn't pay $500 for an ipad when I already have a MacBook pro. I would however, spend another $500 for my 10th pair of Cordovan shoes. I would consider that to be a great value
     


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    How about MTO'ing shell cordovan condoms? The patina would become fantastic with repeated use.


    - B


    sig worthy stuff right hurr
     


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