- Nov 14, 2017
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I would be generalizing with this statement, but I believe those that consider the worthiness of a Bespoke purchase tend to purchase via a check list or a specification sheet. Purchasing in that manner removes the emotional or personal experience of a project, and becomes strictly an objective acquisition.I struggle with these types of "is it worth it" calculations because it seems so personal and emotional to me. Setting aside that people have different budgets, so much of what I get out of any piece of clothing is tied to my very subjective resonance with some object. These sorts of cold calculations about fit and longevity only go so far. I fit fine into RTW and haven't resoled any of my shoes in more than ten years (I simply own too many). But I buy and wear certain things because it's fun.
If you could press a button on Amazon and get a perfect shoe delivered the next day, I don't think I would care. I imagine what I get out of my bespoke shoes isn't that different from what someone gets out of a hyped sneaker, or what a kid feels putting on cool clothes. I think to figure out whether bespoke is "worth it," you just have to try it and see if you enjoy it.
For those that do purchase via bullet point, no judgment from me. You save a lot more money, yet still end up with a beautiful pair of shoes.
Different perspectives is all. No right or wrong method here.