TOJ - updates on the debacle, complaints, news about other ventures, whatever.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by impolyt_one, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    those aren't really problems, and I have doubts that the product would fail in that way. The maker I've selected is a manufacturer for shoes that sell in some of Styleforum's favorite shops.

    The problem is that as you can see, everybody wants a different shoe style - and group thinking on styleforum has never led to the next great thing. I am still leaving the floor open because it's interesting to see people bounce their ideas off each other, but don't be sure I'll make it and succeed, or fail with it. It's just discussion for the sake of discussion at this point.
     


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    brad-t Bae Blade

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    wj4 Senior member

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    If that is the case, perhaps you can set up a group buy. Just have the individuals vote among themselves on the design they want including the material, last, etc. If the choice is viable to you, you can have the members pay in full in advance. This way you are covered and don't get shafted with paying the difference yourself if someone should back out from the group buy.
     


  4. dibango

    dibango Senior member

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    a good thing i guess would be a first run of fairly SF shoes. a model the maker is good at, a bit of TOJ juice added and isn't super expensive, lets say $300-400.
     
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  5. eternaldrake

    eternaldrake Senior member

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    either clean simple side-zips or a nice pair of lace-ups ala cdiem s43s
     


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    Teger Senior member

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    i might be nuts, but i have a feeling that TOJ doesn't want to just do rip offs of other designers.. which is what everyone seems to be suggesting. if you want paul smith shoes just buy paul smith shoes?
     


  7. obiter dictum

    obiter dictum Senior member

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    Sizing footwear over the Internet is a whole new bag of shit, a lot worse than sizing jackets, so I wouldn't expect wonders in that department.
     
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  8. dls6128

    dls6128 Senior member

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    I think it would be wayyyy easier than jackets.
     


  9. obiter dictum

    obiter dictum Senior member

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    I've got enough experience to say that no, it isn't. You don't have to take my word for it though, just go take a look at the CP thread. Or the baller sneakers thread. Or the Dayton clusterfuck thread...
     


  10. thatoneguy

    thatoneguy Senior member

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    ask charly what is worse
     
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  11. eternaldrake

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    im just giving general ideas, if i wanted a rip of s43s id just go buy a pair of s43s
     


  12. ggoofer

    ggoofer Well-Known Member

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    There are only so many types of shoes... I feel the point is to make the best side zip black ankle boot, longwing, etc. at a given price point of its kind. (Well best for some people at least; can't please everyone.)

    As for me, I loved this raf boot. Something like that but less sleek/more rugged, maybe with a side zippper, would be awesome, and fit with the rest of TOJ's offerings imo.
     


  13. Vaio

    Vaio Senior member

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    make sneakers imo.. alot of people wannna buy shoes like cp lows but cant afford them at their 300+ price..
     


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    brad-t Bae Blade

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    rexthedestroyer Senior member

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    $59.95 max.
     


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