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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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    Am I crazy for even considering to buy these W+ H boots for full retail price of 700 USD?
    Buy buy buy. [​IMG]

    If you've got money, why not? Got mine used in good condition for $550. No regrets.

    http://www.barneys.com/745%20Workboo...efault,pd.html recently bought F+B 745's aswell.

    Both are lovely boots. F+B's might be a cheaper option?
     
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    Buy buy buy. [​IMG]

    If you've got money, why not? Got mine used in good condition for $550. No regrets.

    http://www.barneys.com/745%20Workboo...efault,pd.html recently bought F+B 745's aswell.

    Both are lovely boots. F+B's might be a cheaper option?


    Ah, lucky you! I've been looking for a used pair in my size for a while now (9 or 9.5), but I haven't been as fortunate. The F+B's are nice, but I'm looking for a brown boot at the moment, and while I have the money, I'm not sure if I can justify spending that much on one item...
     
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    Am I crazy for even considering to buy these W+ H boots for full retail price of 700 USD?

    Yes. No item of footwear is worth $700.
     
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    Yes. No item of footwear is worth $700.
    Translation: No because JohnH is a jealous plebe and every word coming from his little brain should be understood as wrong
     
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    Translation: No because JohnH is a jealous plebe and every word coming from his little brain should be understood as wrong

    [​IMG]

    It's got nothing to do with whether or not I can afford them (I can). It's just that I choose not to waste my money paying for a name, which is all these things are. Normal Dayton boots don't even cost that much, you're paying easily $200-300 extra for the Wings + Horns name attached to them and the retarded 'distressing' process they go through (kinda like what Abercrombie does to their clothes). There are other 'brown boot' options out there for less. Sure they look good, but not for the price. I can't believe people even pay $500+ for them USED, that's just pathetic.
     
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    copped mine for a bit over $300. they're a sample pair, though
     
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    copped mine for a bit over $300. they're a sample pair, though

    That's a more reasonable price point for these boots.
     
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    [​IMG]

    It's got nothing to do with whether or not I can afford them (I can). It's just that I choose not to waste my money paying for a name, which is all these things are. Normal Dayton boots don't even cost that much, you're paying easily $200-300 extra for the Wings + Horns name attached to them and the retarded 'distressing' process they go through (kinda like what Abercrombie does to their clothes). There are other 'brown boot' options out there for less. Sure they look good, but not for the price. I can't believe people even pay $500+ for them USED, that's just pathetic.


    Wow I actually agree with something johnH says [​IMG]
     
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    Wow I actually agree with something johnH says [​IMG]

    A pig just flew by my window.
     
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    [​IMG] It's got nothing to do with whether or not I can afford them (I can). It's just that I choose not to waste my money paying for a name, which is all these things are. Normal Dayton boots don't even cost that much, you're paying easily $200-300 extra for the Wings + Horns name attached to them and the retarded 'distressing' process they go through (kinda like what Abercrombie does to their clothes). There are other 'brown boot' options out there for less. Sure they look good, but not for the price. I can't believe people even pay $500+ for them USED, that's just pathetic.
    There have been many people who have bought the regular Daytons, I have yet to see a single one return with boots that look like the W+H Service Boots, even though it's "so easy"
     
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    There have been many people who have bought the regular Daytons, I have yet to see a single one return with boots that look like the W+H Service Boots, even though it's "so easy"

    I didn't say Dayton made similar boots, I just said similar ones are available.

    Did your plebe public education not teach you how to read?
     
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    Similar ones? I'd gladly buy similar ones if such a thing exists, but I can't find any (and I've been looking for months).
     
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    I didn't say Dayton made similar boots, I just said similar ones are available. Did your plebe public education not teach you how to read?
    If by similar you mean another brown leather lace up boot [​IMG] Local Disk: If that's what you want, I can't think of another boot that really captures the same look. F+B and Buttero might be worth considering, but they're in the same price range regardless
     
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    What? You can buy the exact boot for $400 direct from Dayton - paying more for personalization (sole, leather, etc). And as far as the distressing, paypal me $300 and ship me the boots and I'll tie them into a ball and drop them into some water for a few days.
     
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    Do this and post a picture comparison. This is like saying "Why buy Dior coated jeans when you can buy a pair of J.Crews and melt a candle over them?"
     
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    What? You can buy the exact boot for $400 direct from Dayton - paying more for personalization (sole, leather, etc). And as far as the distressing, paypal me $300 and ship me the boots and I'll tie them into a ball and drop them into some water for a few days.
    So then you'll have $400-450 boots that you had to spend extra time and research on only to not be quite as happy as you would have with the w&h versions but have something similar but not quite the same and still spent $400+ hmm.... doesn't seem like a good deal imo. sounds like a recipe for disappointment and years of "they're nice, but i still kinda wish this or that was different so it'd be a little more like the w&hs"
     
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    You're right, I'll have to find the magic water they use and just the right string to replicate this effect. Come on. You do know that is literally what they do? Better yet; don't do it. Once you set a foot in the boots 90% (minus some scratches that form within 1-2 wears anyway) of the distressing is erased and you're left with a clownish upturned toe. $400 versus $700. Same boot, same leather, same sole, $300 difference. Fuck. I think he should buy the boots, but direct from Dayton. Edit:
    Do this and post a picture comparison. This is like saying "Why buy Dior coated jeans when you can buy a pair of J.Crews and melt a candle over them?"
    Probably one of the worst analogies I've ever heard on this forum. It'd be more like buying a pair of regular diors, then asking the people at dior how they apply their wax, getting that wax, and then applying it manually.
     
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    Haha, here's a comparison of the brown Dayton boots and the brown W+H x Dayton boots. I'm not sure if it's simply dipping them in water for a few days.
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    Probably one of the worst analogies I've ever heard on this forum. It'd be more like buying a pair of regular diors, then asking the people at dior how they apply their wax, getting that wax, and then applying it manually.


    Which would probably turn out pretty shit. Buy the stuff you like.
     

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