What do you think of these Maglis?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Leaveitothexperts, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. Leaveitothexperts

    Leaveitothexperts Senior member

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    Had this posted in the "cool shoes . . " thread. Perhaps a little obscure so I am posting a new thread. EL72 already suggested that perhaps some may argue that C&Js may be a better deal at $400 from plal. Thanks EL72. My question is more absolute I guess, Should I keep these? They fit remarkable well, perhaps just as well as the handgrades I tried on at the C&J at T&A store in the city a couple of weeks back!

    Was at the NMLC store this weekend and saw this one pair of Platinum Maglis. [​IMG] They were marked at $420 but with additional discount I ended up paying approx $340. Almost passed them up because they were stacked in the 8.5 rack. I figured I would take them, check the price on the web (cheapest I saw was $402) and get fora members' opinion.

    Yes they are no JLs or EGs but I think they are a nice pair and actually looks a little better in flesh:

    http://www.shoes.com/product.asp?cat...687522=Generic

    I am interested in your thoughts. "Thumbs up and keep" or "down and return before the 30 day period lapses"?
     
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    Hard2Fit Senior member

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    Had this posted in the "cool shoes . . " thread. Perhaps a little obscure so I am posting a new thread. EL72 already suggested that perhaps some may argue that C&Js may be a better deal at $400 from plal. Thanks EL72. My question is more absolute I guess, Should I keep these? They fit remarkable well, perhaps just as well as the handgrades I tried on at the C&J at T&A store in the city a couple of weeks back!

    Was at the NMLC store this weekend and saw this one pair of Platinum Maglis. [​IMG] They were marked at $420 but with additional discount I ended up paying approx $340. Almost passed them up because they were stacked in the 8.5 rack. I figured I would take them, check the price on the web (cheapest I saw was $402) and get fora members' opinion.

    Yes they are no JLs or EGs but I think they are a nice pair and actually looks a little better in flesh:

    http://www.shoes.com/product.asp?cat...687522=Generic

    I am interested in your thoughts. "Thumbs up and keep" or "down and return before the 30 day period lapses"?



    Please return them.
     
  3. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    I hope you are correct that NMLC has a 30 day return policy!
     
  4. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    "down and return before the 30 day period lapses" for me
     
  5. Leaveitothexperts

    Leaveitothexperts Senior member

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    I hope you are correct that NMLC has a 30 day return policy!

    Yes I made sure of that!

    [​IMG] 2 thumbs down!!!
     
  6. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    All other things being equal (value for money, construction for money ratios etc) I think it's a reasonably nice shoe.
     
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    Not bad, but you could do better at that price.
    especially on ebay
     
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    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    For my taste, there's too much piecework. I have several pairs of Magli shoes. They fit me quite well.
     
  9. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    All other things being equal (value for money, construction for money ratios etc) I think it's a reasonably nice shoe.

    oh no! the sf gods do not like dissenters in the ranks, rebel scum! [​IMG]
     
  10. Christofuh

    Christofuh Senior member

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    They gotta be smoking something to put $675 retail price on these. Return them and never look back.
     
  11. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    I don't particularly care for this style, but if you like them and they fit well then keep them and don't rely on forum members to make your clothing decisions for you.
     
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    As someone else who doesn't like the idea of shopping on ebay, or not buying something that's brand new, I still think you could likely do better on price. I don't love them, but if you do, that's all that matters.
     
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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Not a fan.

    Have Franco's put together a Martegani for you for that price. Or find some Tramezzas on Ebay... or...
     

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