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Old 06-13-2012, 02:41 PM   #321
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If they allow corp discount to apply on that $2000 polo shirt package
Should jump on it on a special day like the 30% corp discount
Then it becomes only $1400 for 44 polo shirts
Under $32 per shirt
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its ok, internet shopping/browsing is making me feel better, besides, its gonna be raining all week. just hope i'm good by sunday since i'm heading to NYC

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When I was the tender age of nine, I got mono. Unfortunately, I got it at the exact same time as Stephanie Barledge, a girl my same age who I knew at church. I received much ribbing over that. I think it scarred me for life.
ya i had it when i was 11 as well... this time was much more fun tho. woke up with a 102 temperature on Monday, suited up, headed to an 8am meeting and met one of the presidents of my company, then went home and slept lol.

The first time I had it, i woke up at 4am with ridiculous cold sweats and throwing up bile. mmmmmmm
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:48 PM   #323
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ya i had it when i was 11 as well... this time was much more fun tho. woke up with a 102 temperature on Monday, suited up, headed to an 8am meeting and met one of the presidents of my company, then went home and slept lol.

The first time I had it, i woke up at 4am with ridiculous cold sweats and throwing up bile. mmmmmmm
I was wiped out for like three weeks. I was a minor celebrity when I finally came back to school. I think people thought I was dying or something.
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first time i was out for a week... right now i'm feeling a heap load better after 2 days, so here's to high hopes
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first time i was out for a week... right now i'm feeling a heap load better after 2 days, so here's to high hopes
Cool. I hope you're back on your feet quickly.

So today I wore my AE loafers without socks again. I'm sort of starting to enjoy the look. I'm wearing stone chinos and a blue OCBD.
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Gentlemen, school me on Cordovan. Anything and everything. The strands are looking mighty lovely, and considering I am going to get properly fitted in NYC in a weeks time, I might bite the bullet and really step it up. I know the basics, but really what is the huge differences compared to the calfskin? Obviously someone with experience will have better insight than anything a website can give me.

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Gentlemen, school me on Cordovan. Anything and everything. The strands are looking mighty lovely, and considering I am going to get properly fitted in NYC in a weeks time, I might bite the bullet and really step it up. I know the basics, but really what is the huge differences compared to the calfskin? Obviously someone with experience will have better insight than anything a website can give me.

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It's made from horse, which, as everyone knows, is a noble, beautiful animal beloved of little girls around the world. So wear your horsey-shoes at your peril and engender the hatred of the little girls of Earth.

Not only that, but it is made of "shell" cordovan--which is a euphemism for the rump of the horse. Yes, you heard me--you'd be wearing horse-ass shoes. If that's the kind of person you want to be, then be my guest. And the angels of heaven shall weep for you, my son.

Hope this helps.

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seriously could not have asked for anything better Dave, i needed a good laugh

anyways, Dwass get your horse's ass in here and talk to me about your shells.

OT: So when people say "I couldn't give a horse's ass"... are they talking about not presenting you with a pair of shoes?
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seriously could not have asked for anything better Dave, i needed a good laugh
I will sit at the computer hitting F5 for an hour just to get a response like this.
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seriously could not have asked for anything better Dave, i needed a good laugh

anyways, Dwass get your horse's ass in here and talk to me about your shells.

OT: So when people say "I couldn't give a horse's ass"... are they talking about not presenting you with a pair of shoes?
The big differences are

A) how they look: they just look different. They look smoother, have a different shine, etc. The material is thicker and this is visible in the way the construction looks. The shine is more matte but has a depth not found in calf (this is probably the biggest draw to me). On the other hand, calf is MUCH easier to get a mirror shine on (I polished some cheap J&M black shoes to a mirror with navy Saphir polish the other night...wow).

B) how you care for them: Mostly just damp cloth and brushing. Once in a while a conditioner. They are very hearty.

C) how they age: they patina much differently and are less prone to cracking.

Honestly, it's heavy premium considering what you get. It's cool to have if you don't mind spending the extra money. It's nice that shell is easier to care for (not less time intensive, just easier) for daily driven shoes. Scuffs are easier to hide. It sucks to have to worry so much about rain though, as shell can be temperamental in rain.

If you have any more specific questions just let me know.
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It's more easy to kill with a sword than with a gun.

A sword is more frightening than toy-looking gun like glock.

robbing with a sword is a good thing
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Elements not including water.

Some shell is fine in the rain. Some gets water spots. Crap shoot.
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Thanks dave... honestly, from the Style thread and this thread going forward, i've learned that purchases like the ones that I have been making do require an ample amount of research and questioning to make sure my dollar is going the distance. Back several months ago, I thought my Hugo Boss shoes were nice. I'll keep up on the research, but I don't have any particular questions for something I'm not too familiar with, so whatever additional info you want to share, i'm all ears.
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I don't have any specific up-front advice, but if you do purchase a pair, let me know and I'll give you some advice on how to break them in and care for them.

Btw the shell Strands are pretty great. They will have all the benefit of the look of the shell without any weird rolls.
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thanks bud

halfway through this video and i'm already sold... FAAACK

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I should note...shell is tough as hell. They make great work boots and are impervious to cuts. I was just saying that some of them have aesthetic issues with water.
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i know what kind of answer you are going to give me, but i'll ask anyways. I know the neumoks didn't fit right for you IIRC, however I tried them on a few months ago and they seemed fine

so... a pair of blue neumoks and in addition to another pair of dress shoes (black sanford or brown 5th aves)

or shell strands...

keep in mind i have the following

AE Strands in walnut and McCallisters in Merlot
Brown Cole Hann wingtips
2 black pairs of hugo boss, one lace up one slip on
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Those blue neumok's are


However, cordovan strands are equally


If you go for the cordovan's now, would you get the blue neumok's down the road? Or is it a one or the other deal.....
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