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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
Augusta x Atelier
Ignoring all the fuss about price and quality, I think [in this shot at least] they look pretty damn cool paired with the grey denim. Definately a conversation piece.
post #7592 of 14248
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
If that's an attractive pair of shoes, what do you consider an ugly pair of shoes?
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Originally Posted by plotter View Post
Dumbest, shittiest, most fucked-up, stupidest shoe purchase ever.


But work great on a building site!
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Originally Posted by DapperDave View Post
I don't like those at all. If they're size 9 you should send them to me to ensure they find an incinerator.

Sorry, they're size 10.

Thanks for the comments folks. I wasn't crazy about the stitching on the sides of the heels, but I suppose that's not all that visible when worn anyway.
post #7595 of 14248
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
Augusta x Atelier

Those look horrible!
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Originally Posted by plotter View Post
SoCal2NYC is such an idiot, he will say yes that these shoes are hand-welt, when he has no proof of it being so. Because he cannot and will not accept the fact that these shoes are beyond fucking ugly and beyond overpriced and beyond machine-manufactured. I highly doubt those are shoes are hand-welted.

Who cares if they are hand-welted? I'd actually prefer a machine welt myself.
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SoCal,

There is something about those shoes. I want to hate them. But I can't. I actually really like them.

There is something very confronting about them.
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Originally Posted by Smahatma View Post
Ignoring all the fuss about price and quality, I think [in this shot at least] they look pretty damn cool paired with the grey denim. Definately a conversation piece.
+1
post #7599 of 14248
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
Augusta x Atelier



Is it re-badged Crape Diem? Anyone remmembers that injenious project?

When I was 22 I thought hobo shoes are very Paris chick. I even bought some stupid Collection Privee atrocities. I grew up and realised that what makes hobo-shoes chick is when Serge Ginsbourg or J.P Belmondo is wearing them.
To my view it is beyond lame: kinda like wearing a sweater splattered with paint while being a financial analyst.
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They are Augusta which was born out of the Carpe Diem disbanding (like Linea, m.a.+, etc).
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WTF is up with all this SoCal hate?? I make fun of the guys clothing as much as the next guy but fuck me, we are talking about shoes and in particular, a pair of shoes that he liked enough to buy with his own money. Alot of the well made shit that gets posted here is ugly in its own way, not sure why he is being singled out. not that he gives a crap, but I hate posts like this because it discourages people from posting pics of their stuff, you see the same thing in the WAYWT thread. There are only so many variations on British brown captoes that I need to see.
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WTF is up with all this SoCal hate?? I make fun of the guys clothing as much as the next guy but fuck me, we are talking about shoes and in particular, a pair of shoes that he liked enough to buy with his own money. Alot of the well made shit that gets posted here is ugly in its own way, not sure why he is being singled out. not that he gives a crap, but I hate posts like this because it discourages people from posting pics of their stuff, you see the same thing in the WAYWT thread. There are only so many British brown captoes I need to see.

Like green shoes or anything from Corthay?
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
WTF is up with all this SoCal hate?? I make fun of the guys clothing as much as the next guy but fuck me, we are talking about shoes and in particular, a pair of shoes that he liked enough to buy with his own money. Alot of the well made shit that gets posted here is ugly in its own way, not sure why he is being singled out. not that he gives a crap, but I hate posts like this because it discourages people from posting pics of their stuff, you see the same thing in the WAYWT thread. There are only so many variations on British brown captoes that I need to see.

Agreed. You don't have to like them, and you can even tell him they look fugly, but at a certain point, give it up.
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Originally Posted by plotter View Post
Dumbest, shittiest, most fucked-up, stupidest shoe purchase ever.

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I highly doubt those shoes were made with the same construction methods as Gaziano & Girling shoes are made with. Fiddle back waist? Waist Suppression? Hand-welt? Double-leather sole? Any of those? I bet you all the sales associate said to you was "these were hand-made". And you don't know shit about the shoes you wear. What are features of your shoes?

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Define handmade and define to what degree of handmade are these shoes. What methods of handcraft were used? Do these have a hand-welt like Vass shoes do?

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SoCal2NYC is such an idiot, he will say yes that these shoes are hand-welt, when he has no proof of it being so. Because he cannot and will not accept the fact that these shoes are beyond fucking ugly and beyond overpriced and beyond machine-manufactured. I highly doubt those are shoes are hand-welted.


I think the best part about those shoes is how far inside Plotter's head they got. I'm assuming that aspect of the purchase alone justified the price to SoCal. Man, if you could step outside your own venom for a minute and read your posts you'd see how ridiculous you sound. There are some people that post in WAYW that have seriously well-made, expensive, bespoke stuff that I think looks clownish. What happens if you somehow conclusively determine that the shoes are not made to the highest standard? I can find you a lot of stuff in the clothing world that is overpriced vs. build quality - or put another way, for which you pay a premium based on the designer/manufacturer/associated name. So what? Does that make it any less dumb of a purchase than a nike golf shirt when a comparable unlabeled shirt (or distressed vs. shrink to fit jeans) can be had for less? To each his own.
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^^I sense that there is much resentment in the quoted posts based on SoCal's ability and propensity to spend as much as he does. I personally don't like more than half the things SoCal post pictures of, but I'm glad he shares them on here, and I definitely don't think there is a need to insult and publicy denigrate the guy.
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