Ralph Lauren $$$$ Shoes - Worth it?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fredfred, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. fredfred

    fredfred Senior member

    Messages:
    1,138
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Location:
    New York City
    I went to the Ralph Lauren Mansion on Madison Avenue in New York City today. A great store, especially if you like their things.

    I picked up a very nice pair of shoes... and flipped them over to find the marked-down 40% off price to be about $600. Full price was $1,100.

    I put the shoes back down.

    Do they not get holes in them? Do they last forever?

    What am I missing that makes people put down this kind of money on these shoes?
     
  2. butterflystyle

    butterflystyle Senior member

    Messages:
    383
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    While I agree with you, you are asking that question in the WRONG forum.
     
  3. LS7

    LS7 Senior member

    Messages:
    845
    Likes Received:
    47
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2009
    Location:
    London, UK
    What am I missing that makes people put down this kind of money on these shoes?

    600 posts on this forum and you're asking a question like this? [​IMG]
     
  4. Drydis Greis

    Drydis Greis Senior member

    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    While I agree with you, you are asking that question in the WRONG forum.

    So true, so true.
     
  5. ZON_JR

    ZON_JR Senior member

    Messages:
    1,111
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Man you figured it out---Expensive clothes in an expensive clothing store in an expensive location cost more than cheap clothes. It was close, but you escaped from Ralph's silver jaws.
     
  6. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

    Messages:
    5,803
    Likes Received:
    613
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Location:
    Venezia, Italy
    [​IMG] If they were Edward Green shoes, then yes, they probably were worth it at that price.
     
  7. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

    Messages:
    8,102
    Likes Received:
    55
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Location:
    Southern California
  8. heli0x

    heli0x Senior member

    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    I thought RL EGs are more like 2k? At 1100, they were probably C&J, so the 600 sale price wouldnt be much of a deal
     
  9. x26

    x26 Senior member

    Messages:
    637
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2007
    I went to the Ralph Lauren Mansion on Madison Avenue in New York City today. A great store, especially if you like their things.

    I picked up a very nice pair of shoes... and flipped them over to find the marked-down 40% off price to be about $600. Full price was $1,100.

    I put the shoes back down.

    Do they not get holes in them? Do they last forever?

    What am I missing that makes people put down this kind of money on these shoes?


    If you buy them:

    You'll grow wings and become the "Messenger of the gods"... [​IMG]
     
  10. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

    Messages:
    22,225
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Irvine
    I thought RL EGs are more like 2k? At 1100, they were probably C&J, so the 600 sale price wouldnt be much of a deal

    2k EG shoes are Top Drawer. they are at a different level than the regular RLPL EGs.
     
  11. ppllzz

    ppllzz Senior member

    Messages:
    4,315
    Likes Received:
    68
    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    c&j is like 400 on sale... check amazon if they are the italian made ones, amazon has a bunch..
     
  12. East Oakland

    East Oakland Senior member

    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    What am I missing that makes people put down this kind of money on these shoes?

    Are you new to living in a capitalist country or something?

    Some people measure their incomes in millions of dollars. If you happen to be one of those people, $600 isn't shit. Yes, there are people like Warren Buffett who have billions of dollars and still wear inexpensive clothes, but there's no rational reason for it -- you can't take it with you.
     
  13. butterflystyle

    butterflystyle Senior member

    Messages:
    383
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Yes, there are people like Warren Buffett who have billions of dollars and still wear inexpensive clothes, but there's no rational reason for it -- you can't take it with you.

    You couldn't sound more nouveau riche if you tried. MOST rich people wear inexpensive, sensible clothes and spend their money on things that have no worth once they are acquired. I am in court every day in one of the wealthiest cities in the world, around people with seven figure incomes, and none of them dress lavishly.
     
  14. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

    Messages:
    3,992
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2007
    [​IMG]

    If they were Edward Green shoes, then yes, they probably were worth it at that price.


    There are no more RTW EG RLPL* shoes.

    I thought RL EGs are more like 2k? At 1100, they were probably C&J, so the 600 sale price wouldnt be much of a deal

    RL high end shoes are mostly made in Italy, and they look it. Awful, ghastly, overdesigned...

    2k EG shoes are Top Drawer. they are at a different level than the regular RLPL EGs.

    RL still does MTO EG for $1700; which anyone with a search engine can beat.

    *Double word score makes 144 points.
     
  15. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

    Messages:
    8,106
    Likes Received:
    80
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Location:
    the Zoo
    2k EG shoes are Top Drawer. they are at a different level than the regular RLPL EGs.

    Do you just make "information" up?

    This is blantantly not true.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by