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Looking for bulletproof women's sandals

Looking for bulletproof women's sandals, preferably made in Europe. I want something that will last me years and be comfortable for daily wear and occasional long walks. The ones that were my go-to are no longer made in Europe, and lasted about 1/4 the time as the last (identical) pair. [more inside]
posted by marble on Feb 1, 2012 - 14 answers

Does Ben Sherman make quality shoes?

I'm thinking about buying a pair of Ben Sherman Manchester boots on super sale from JackThreads, but I'm concerned they'll just be another pair of cheap Chinese-made shoes and a waste of a hundred bucks. Anybody have experience with recently made Ben Sherman shoes in general or this model specifically? Alternatively, if you have good experiences with black, mid-calf (10-12 eyelet) boots, I'd like to hear those, too.
posted by maniactown on Jan 22, 2012 - 8 answers

Give me your flats, your heels, your wide-calfed boots. And jeans. Jeans, please.

I am a lady on a quest to never shop for clothes or shoes again. Help me! [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Jan 16, 2012 - 35 answers

How consistent is Wal-Mart quality from store to store?

In terms of merchandise quality, do Wal-Mart stores vary much from place to place? [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on Dec 3, 2011 - 5 answers

Where to find good value on jeans?

I'm looking for a great value on everyday jeans. I don't mind spending decent money if that's what it takes, but I'd want that money to go towards quality materials and construction - I truly don't care about labels or fleeting fashions. I live in LA but I'd be cool with shopping online if that's where the value can be found. Anybody have pointers on places/brands that could help me out with this, or is it back to the Gap again? [more inside]
posted by captainawesome on Nov 20, 2011 - 28 answers

How to print long-lasting photos?

What's the best way make sure my pictures stay around a long, long time? [more inside]
posted by Tooty McTootsalot on Sep 28, 2011 - 21 answers

Sure, Dogtown is great, but this ain't Southern California.

A more durable substitute for Vans? [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Sep 21, 2011 - 15 answers

kitchen nightmares - UK and US version. why is there such a huge difference in quality?

kitchen nightmares - UK and US version. why is there such a huge difference in quality? [more inside]
posted by canned polar bear on Aug 18, 2011 - 26 answers

Does audio improve video?

Any studies showing improved audio quality affecting perceived video quality? [more inside]
posted by zeikka on Aug 10, 2011 - 2 answers

How can I be less sensitive to my surrounding environment?

How can I be less sensitive to my surrounding environment? [more inside]
posted by seesom on Jul 11, 2011 - 12 answers

Why do some videos look so dang good?

Why does some video quality appear warm and soft while others looks harsh and grainy? [more inside]
posted by swrittenb on May 13, 2011 - 16 answers

Corners on a dime?????

I am interested in purchasing a gently used cross over vehicle for myself. I plan on paying cash and want to spend 10,000.00 or less. I prefer Honda or Toyota but am open to reliable well made vehicles. [more inside]
posted by gypseefire on May 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Help me find durable high-quality clothing basics for small women

I'm looking for recommendations for well-cut, simple, durable, high-quality clothing basics for women. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Apr 18, 2011 - 16 answers

Why does images look good on a computer screen, but a print-out even at hi-resolution produces images that don't look as good?

Why does images look good on a computer screen, but a print-out even at hi-resolution produces images that don't look as good? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Apr 14, 2011 - 21 answers

Grownup Furniture!

What are great furniture stores, specifically for living room? And in terms of quality, what am I looking for? [more inside]
posted by emkelley on Mar 31, 2011 - 10 answers

What products are worth investing in?

What are some products that are widely accepted as "the best of their kind"? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Mar 13, 2011 - 71 answers

Reliable flat shoes: DO YOU HAZ THEM?

Recommendations for good quality ballet flats? [more inside]
posted by jaynewould on Feb 18, 2011 - 18 answers

High Quality Super Short Run Printing in New York

Seeking NYC print shop recommendations for nearly one-off prints. I have about 20 pieces of different, mostly standard sizes -- nothing larger than 11 x 17 and B4 -- that I'd like to make a very limited number color prints of (1 - 3 each). I have an approximate budget of 10 dollars per print I'd like to hew closely to and a number of quality and care requirements. [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Feb 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Top quality pin punch?

I need to buy a 1/16th inch pin punch, but I'm lost telling between cheap Chinese shit and top quality. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Feb 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Improving Pages '09 PDF Export Quality

iWork question: When exporting my document to PDF in Pages '09, the resulting text quality is really poor for the regions that are set in 8pt Helvetica Neue. If I do a Print->Save as Postscript, then open that in Finder and save as PDF, the quality is fine. Is there any way to get Pages to just do this properly? [more inside]
posted by krunk on Jan 25, 2011 - 11 answers

How can I capture a high quality image from a movie?

How can I get a high quality image of this still from the movie "The Graduate" to use for a wall poster? [more inside]
posted by grimace636 on Jan 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Film Quality "Breakpoints"?

Are there major concrete breakpoints in film quality/style over there years? Or are these more to do with the film to video conversion (I watch movies on television). Or are these perceived changes based on my historical memory? [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv on Dec 28, 2010 - 6 answers

My Gmail is scrambled!

My Gmail 'standard view' is garbled - the icons, text, and other elements are placed randomly over the screen. Help! [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Dec 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Will more expensive clothes last me longer?

Is it really worth spending more money on clothes? Will they truly last much longer than cheaper clothes if I normally wear things until they wear out?, [more inside]
posted by plonkee on Nov 20, 2010 - 10 answers

How to get from acrylic to cashmere?

"When shopping for clothes, buy the best quality material you can afford". I want to do this, but I don't know much about fabric. Can you rank different fabrics for me, ranging from lowest to highest quality? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Oct 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Where do I buy menswear that will last lifetimes?

What brands or types of men's clothing will last me a long time or a lifetime? [more inside]
posted by voronoi on Sep 30, 2010 - 47 answers

Why is clothing getting crappier?

Why has the quality of retail clothing declined compared to 10-15 years ago? [more inside]
posted by camcgee on Sep 17, 2010 - 31 answers

will a portable dishwasher work with low water pressure?

My roommate found a portable dishwasher for sale by one of our neighbours. It's a Beaumark Hotpoint whisper wash and we have 2 concerns: water pressure and expected performance of the unit/brand. [more inside]
posted by adamemanon on Sep 11, 2010 - 5 answers

help me buy a bag

Is it worth it to get a more expensive, leather bag over a cheap faux-leather bag? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Aug 29, 2010 - 32 answers

yoga fly paper

What is the stickiest yoga mat in existence? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Aug 23, 2010 - 15 answers

Is my deep sleep percentage sufficient?

How should I interpret the fact that I get 10% deep sleep a night? [more inside]
posted by namesarehard on Aug 4, 2010 - 5 answers

What do I need to know about fine (and faux) jewelry?

What do I need to know about fine (and faux) jewelry? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jul 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Why does the quality of channels from my cable TV provider vary?

Why does the quality of channels from my cable TV provider vary? [more inside]
posted by davebush on Jun 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Are foreign vs. domestic car brands statistically more reliable?

Are foreign vs. domestic car brands statistically more reliable? [more inside]
posted by Dr. ShadowMask on May 23, 2010 - 18 answers

I think my elderly father is thinking of taking his own life...

My father recently intimated without saying outright that he was thinking of ending his life. He's 77, has been living with the after effects of strokes for about 15 years or more and has lost his ability to enjoy pretty much all of his passions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2010 - 33 answers

Investment china vs paper plates

Inspired by Captain Samuel Vimes: what items are worth buying cheap, and which are worth buying better quality? Household, clothing, kitchen and otherwise - all types welcome.
posted by mippy on May 10, 2010 - 32 answers

How can I improve photo quality on Facebook?

What is the best way to ensure better quality picture uploads to Facebook? [more inside]
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo on Mar 20, 2010 - 6 answers

The American dream (made in China)

Economics for clotheshorses: Help me learn how consumer goods and services & manufacturing and business practices have changed for better and/or worse. [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Feb 25, 2010 - 10 answers

Air Quality in/around NYC

We are planning a move to NYC and have a toddler with asthma. I've been trying to find information on suburbs of NYC with the best air quality but not having much luck. Everything I've read so far points northward, Westchester County....Any other suggestions? Thanks.
posted by Ailla on Feb 21, 2010 - 7 answers

Finding the needle in the thrifting haystack!

What high-quality apparel or goods should I be looking for at the thrift store? [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Jan 21, 2010 - 17 answers

how do I judge the quality of salmon (or other fish) in the supermarket?

how do I judge the quality of salmon (or other fish) in the supermarket? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Dec 10, 2009 - 15 answers

Stellar Concert Performances on DVD

What are the live performance concert DVDs that stun you with their excellence and excitement? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Dec 1, 2009 - 66 answers

What on earth happened to The Simpsons?

What happened to The Simpsons? [more inside]
posted by schmichael on Oct 19, 2009 - 52 answers

Suggestions for durable colthing

I’m looking for quality, durable mens clothing, what are your recommendations? [more inside]
posted by racingjs on Sep 3, 2009 - 17 answers

What is a camera with a good nighttime mode?

I'm looking for an affordable, but still good quality camera to use for nighttime shots. My current camera is a Canon SD1000, which has an incredibly good macro mode, and takes decent pictures otherwise, but the nighttime mode leaves much to be desired. [more inside]
posted by linzenoonoo on Jul 16, 2009 - 17 answers

N’est pas “on the cheap”

They say you should never skimp when buying: coffee, shoes, wine. What else should you never take the cheap route when buying, where quality definitely is worth the high price?
posted by heather-b on Jul 15, 2009 - 139 answers

I'm totally convinced they're satanists.

Is the Quality Coffee Shop in LA -- where this scene in Ghost World takes place -- still open? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Jun 27, 2009 - 3 answers

A place where my call IS really important

I'm tired of dealing with bad customer service / tech support. What are some ways I can find out the quality of customer service of a company before I give them my hard earned cash? Are there some not weirdo sounding questions or things I could say to a customer service / tech support rep to evaluate the quality of thier service? [more inside]
posted by bigmusic on Jun 18, 2009 - 7 answers

WalMart's Canopy Furniture?

Does anyone have any experience with Canopy brand furniture (sold by WalMart)? [more inside]
posted by swilkerson on Jun 8, 2009 - 3 answers

Document mis-management?

How can I convince a document management vendor to stop embracing 100 DPI / JPG as a universal format for scanned documents? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2009 - 13 answers

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