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Short dork jonesin' for some Tom Ford shoes/boots, but I only have $800 to spend

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manhappenin, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Manhappenin

    Manhappenin Senior member

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    I'm approximately $700 short. What is a short dork to do?
     
  2. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    I can't tell if this is spam but ill bite. Here are your options

    1. Check ebay/SF's buying a selling forum and hope you find a good deal in your size.Make sure you physically try on the shoe you want to buy or at least something similar, TF sizing is a bit weird, i range from a size 9 US to a size 10 in some models. For example their suede loafers i was a size 9 for one season, but in their replacement model for it (different last) i am a size 10, in their penny loafer and boots i wear a size 9, and for their captoe i wear a 9.5 you get my drift?
    2. Wait for the sales at neimans/bergdorfs, they sometimes go down 50% or so, I've seen them at 55% discount and picked up boots for $600 and loafers for just under $500. Take note that these are usually going to be their seasonal items and not something like a plain black captoe (although you can find these on ebay sometimes but usually close to 1k even on there)
    3. Look into the brand Max Verre, they make some of the TF shoes so their designs will be similar or find an alternative brand that suits your tastes.

    If all these options don't work for you and you MUST have a pair of TF shoes then there really is nothing else you can do but beg/borrow/save and make up the price difference.
     
  3. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    I'm guessing that the money you have could/should be spent elsewhere rather than on $1500 shoes.
     
  4. LTTP

    LTTP Senior member

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    prostitution
     
  5. Manhappenin

    Manhappenin Senior member

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    Definitely not spam. I absolutely love TF shoes and could even use the extra .5 inch. I'll keep my eyes open and stop by NM periodically. Thanks for the suggestions.
     
  6. Manhappenin

    Manhappenin Senior member

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    Can you be more specific?
     
  7. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like you're using all of the money you have (and then some) just for a pair of these shoes. I don't know anything about Tom Ford, but I think you're paying a huge premium for the brand cache. You could get a pair of C&J Handgrades that are just as nice, for a third of the price.
     
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  8. Manhappenin

    Manhappenin Senior member

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    Well it's not all the money I have, it's just all the $ I can bring myself to spend. $1500 for shoes just sounds crazy to me. But man, I just find the shoes incredibly striking unlike any others (i.e. I'm a noob). If I could pick up a pair of wingtips, captoes, or some boots for $800 I would definitely purchase.
     
  9. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    If you post the said TF shoes desired, forum might be able to generate some equal if not superior replacements at a lower cost.
     
  10. Manhappenin

    Manhappenin Senior member

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    Something like this in brown or black:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOM-FORD-Bu...5824059?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item2a2267563b

    I like the tall heel on the shoes a lot. Seems like TF is the only designer who does this.

    EDIT: Sorry, I was dictating and it messed up.
     
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  11. curzon

    curzon Senior member

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    Is it only the heel that rocks your world? Could you substitute some type of lift inside the shoe for the high heel? Are you a consultant at Bain, btw?

    I'll assume you can have a lift added to the inside of the shoe, so I'll focus on the other attributes: a burnished brogued brown derby w/ a chisel toe that's approx $800.

    Would you consider a Ralph Lauren shoe? http://www.ebay.com/itm/GAZIANO-GIR...6380513?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item53eea9a3e1

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ralph-Laure...0643951?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item51a0d4aeef

    Or unburnished Vass? http://www.ebay.com/itm/MTO-Laszlo-...4341100?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item2a1bc23dec

    Is a balmoral okay? If so, http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vass-Dark-B...5332786?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3f1b8f8f32

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/MTO-Laszlo-...7619120?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item2a1d256fb0

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/MTO-Laszlo-...8767161?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item5d3311dcb9

    And changing things up a bit, how about this one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/EDWARD-GREE...4833816?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item51a1149d98
     
  12. GBR

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    Do without, as you are so short and cannot reconcile the numbers you are not in this market place.
     
  13. jeff13007

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    He was just using that pic as an example, he's actually looking for something in brown/black. The actual shoe he linked was on sale at Bergdorfs last december for about $600 but the solid blacks/browns i have yet to find at discount. On ebay sometimes but they are still well over $800 even then. Btw that seller is selling them for $1700 USD when they are actually cheaper at the store $1500 if i remember correctly well 14-something but give or take $1500 plus tax when i bought mine.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tom-Ford-Me...en_s_Shoes&hash=item2a22b3925d#ht_3251wt_1293

    Thats a link to a solid black that is still 1k+ and its pre owned too! lol
    If i remember correctly Spoo has solid black cap toes for sale on here for like 550 but they were also used.
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    TOm Ford makes platform shoes? Lol.
     
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    TF shoes on sale for $500 at the Madison store.

    Don't know the price on the boots however, or the manufacturer. SA said the boots are made by Zegna, but I thought Zegna outsourced its shoes to another company (Ferragamo?).
     
  18. jeff13007

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    Im not so sure that Zegna/Feragamo (Ze-fer collaboration) makes TF shoes. My SA there told me it was a neopolitan company, and the SA at bergdorf said it was Maxverre which would make sense since if you look at some Maxverre next to TF the design especially in the waist is very similar. My best guess would be some are by Maxverre while others are by Zegna. I actually have those boots in dark brown (I'm assuming you are talking about the black ones that were on sale on the 2nd floor?) which i got from the bergdorf sale last year for like 600ish if i remember correctly, ill try and find the receipt later as I'm clearing out stuff anyway.
     

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