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Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kronik, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. Lane

    Lane Senior member

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    True but LN-CC is nice enough to lower the value as well on anything I purchase from them.

    by how much? and is it automatically done? was thinkin bout ordering but I refuse to pay customs fees.
     


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    RFX45 Senior member

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    by how much? and is it automatically done? was thinkin bout ordering but I refuse to pay customs fees.

    You have to e-mail them and ask.
     


  3. BlackToothedGrin

    BlackToothedGrin Senior member

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    How is Vanishing Elephant at retail?

    They have a great shape, but the quality leaves a lot to be desired. McNairy, etc. will be way better quality, but even though both are bucks the shapes are completely different. I had the VE leather oxfords and the leather was weird, seemed cheaply made.
     


  4. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    i hate the VE shapes to be honest. That whole malnourished sole thing is lame.
     


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    Meis Senior member

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    How is Vanishing Elephant at retail? Thinking of picking up some Bucks for the summer.

    I wouldn't kop at retail, not worth it. That said VE shoes are a pretty good deal at 1/2 off or so.

    They have a great shape, but the quality leaves a lot to be desired. McNairy, etc. will be way better quality, but even though both are bucks the shapes are completely different. I had the VE leather oxfords and the leather was weird, seemed cheaply made.
    To be fair, part of it is that they use a 'waxed leather' on some of the shoes which is why it probably seems kinda weird... not many companies do waxed leather shoes. I have some suede ones as well... which are ok, not as nice as my F+B, but good enough

    i hate the VE shapes to be honest. That whole malnourished sole thing is lame.

    huh? malnourished sole? The ones I have may not have a sole that compares to my heavy duty longwings, but I definitely wouldn't call it malnourished...

    also, Yes/no?
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    (Florsheim by Duckie Brown)
     


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    jslade Senior member

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    Thanks for the opinions, guys. I wasn't really sure about Vanishing Elephant quality, and have often heard some pretty bad stuff about them. I guess I'll just wait until sales season. [​IMG]

    And Meis - I vote no. That shoe's pretty ugly looking...
     


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    pfurey Senior member

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    VE quality is decent for what they are. The leather on my pair of boots is actually pretty solid though - the heel is thin, but that's how they're supposed to be, doesn't mean it's shitty. Not everyone wants that neo-nazi stormtrooper steez.
     


  8. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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    Shah went ahead and kop'd this but it didn't work for him and now I'm mulling it over as well.

    [​IMG]
     


  9. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    i'd weigh in on this but ...
     




  10. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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    Haha. TBH I'm leaning yes... the sizing info helps; sounds like you're a 50 and it would be better on a 48...
     


  11. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    nah i didn't mean it like that, it's not tight on me it's truly free-size but i meant given my chest size it looks odd on me. it needs a different height/chest ratio than mine. although i have been after a baller robe so if you don't go for it i'll wear it on the patio with slippers and silk shorts when i'm having tea or fresh pomegranate juice i tried doing a workout scheme that would not lead to growth (bodyweight compound lifts) but it's not working ... i'm growing [​IMG]
     


  12. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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    nah i didn't mean it like that, it's not tight on me it's truly free-size but i meant given my chest size it looks odd on me.
    I dunno, what size do you think the guy in that fit pic in your sufu thread is? Maybe you should take a fitpic. I have an idea in my head about how to wear it and errything, but I can't really tell if it would actually fit me the way I see it in my head.
     


  13. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    imagine that guy, but with a bigger torso and bigger legs so it's not drapey on him. if i take a pic and it looks retarded it will discourage you [​IMG] is ok though if you don't want it, come monday i'll send it to Björn in Sweden he's been cold lately and asked for some warmth
     


  14. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    posted purchase of NB shoes earlier then found some other muted type green shoes [​IMG] Former:
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    should i return when it comes in and order one of the following instead? looking to swap out the laces with tan color: 1.
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    All relatively under $70 price range for summer shoes (been looking for the right pair of green) and unable to kop the CP Vintage green lows [​IMG]
     


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