A wallet of this design is objectively simple relative to more labor intensive pieces like a briefcase, and it consequently much easier to judge for quality than something like, say, a shirt or a suit. Other than the leather, stitch density, stitch method, stitch cleanliness are all markers of objective craftsmanship and to some (maybe small) degree longevity, and in a product this simple I personally have a higher standard of what I find to be acceptable in what I buy that goes towards both the quality of materials and quality of craftsmanship. So I respect your right to defend your work, but I also assert mine to say that objectively it looks grossly substandard to me by the metrics above.
About 40 percent of the electorate is expected to be African American, and who wins the bitter contest could come down to the Baltimore region. The city was roiled last year after the death of 25 year old Freddie Gray while in police custody; trials are now pending against several officers. And a competitive mayoral primary also featuring two black women could help drive up turnout in the city..
We often spoken of a that separates NPR journalists from our funders. Properly understood, the firewall is a useful metaphor. In engineering, a firewall isn an impassable boundary, but rather a barrier designed to contain the spread of a dangerous or corrupting force.
But after taking 1 extreme their whole lives, they see Fight Club (and man do they miss the point!) and immediately swing the opposite direction, just as hard, just as poorly. And simply because it the opposite of what was proven “wrong” by their life experience they see it as necessarily right. And in doing so, miss the gray area that is reality all over again..
The final sentiment is to accept that you will make mistakes. We all make mistakes in our pursuit for style ranging from overspending to not wearing jorts more. The key is understanding that it’s alright to make mistakes and that you can always try again.
You are supporting a brand which chooses to overcharge for super simple materials and an incredibly minimal manufacturing method. There is absolutely no other justifiable option to purchase these shoes. A “non bulbous sleek shoe” could be a pair of white vans or those new white premium Stans or, if you looking for the maximum quality and Italian built XXTRA PREMIUM shoes, those Svenssons you cannot tell me sincerely you would notice a difference between those shoes on someone feet, nor would you be able to feel a distinguishable difference between even something as low priced (relative) as the premium Stans to the CP Achilles Lows..