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Originally Posted by snake View Post

Damn those carpes are nice. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

+1. Yet surprisingly some H&M boots received nearly the same number of thumbs up. Everyone seems to eat up the idea of chain stores offering their cheap goods with a designer's name attached. Remember all the fawning on here when the Uniqlo +J collection first came out?

If you like the CDiem S21 boots, the junhashimoto S21 boots are extremely similar and readily available. Only difference I can see is a variation in the shape of the toe box. Looking from the overhead view the carpe appear to flare outward more on the sides than jun. But looking from the side view the jun toe seems to curve upward more.

The jun heavy waxed horse leather is so thick and strong that it feels like it'll last forever. I have not seen the H&M boots, but I'd be willing to bet they're intended to be thrown away when worn out, similar to a pair of sneakers.
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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post


+1. Yet surprisingly some H&M boots received nearly the same number of thumbs up. Everyone seems to eat up the idea of chain stores offering their cheap goods with a designer's name attached. Remember all the fawning on here when the Uniqlo +J collection first came out?

 

This is dumb.  How often can you find good men's design that isn't really expensive? I was totally uninterested originally but now you can get really cool design at less than regular h&m prices.  It's fun.    I'm thinking I'll head back and get that giant oversized peacoat, wear it like a cape over a suit when I feel like being weird.

 

It's got nothing to do with name brand cache and everything to do with the once-in-a-rare-while opportunity to buy something that isn't chinos/flannel/blue checked shirts at prices that normal people pay for clothes, rather than the grossly inflated ones we normally pay here.

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I disagree with kj, but to each their own.

also, I think bb1 is commenting rather on quality and not on design.
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I agree with steveo
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Originally Posted by steveoffice View Post

I disagree with kj

I don't.

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The H&M boots have no soul. The leather feels like plastic.
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Originally Posted by Caveat View Post

The H&M boots have no soul. The leather feels like plastic.

The quality debate has been done ad nauseam here but who cares? Do you really need a pair of $50-$100 boots to last you forever?

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Stop trying to justify the HMMM collab.

It became relatively inexpensive, very quickly, and the horde* of people buying it up for a quick and immediate sense of satisfaction.

"Better than I thought it would be."
"Going to stalk up as beaters."

and I'm looking at you jet. For shame
Edited by gettoasty - 12/24/12 at 4:06pm
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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post


+1. Yet surprisingly some H&M boots received nearly the same number of thumbs up. Everyone seems to eat up the idea of chain stores offering their cheap goods with a designer's name attached. Remember all the fawning on here when the Uniqlo +J collection first came out?
If you like the CDiem S21 boots, the junhashimoto S21 boots are extremely similar and readily available. Only difference I can see is a variation in the shape of the toe box. Looking from the overhead view the carpe appear to flare outward more on the sides than jun. But looking from the side view the jun toe seems to curve upward more.
The jun heavy waxed horse leather is so thick and strong that it feels like it'll last forever. I have not seen the H&M boots, but I'd be willing to bet they're intended to be thrown away when worn out, similar to a pair of sneakers.

 

I don't think that's why my post got likes, but instead because they are pretty damn good deal for 45$ fing02[1].gif

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AKM v-neck tee

Brad thinks this label is overpriced, but I find myself increasingly liking some of their pieces and from what I have seen thus far the quality is very high. The label has a more work-wear influence to it than the brands I typically wear (e.g. AKM often does collaborations with brands like Wranger and Dickies), yet like so many Japanese labels there's this rocker vibe running throughout their collections.

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post #31797 of 45087
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Stop trying to justify the HMMM collab.
It became relatively inexpensive, very quickly, and the hoard of people buying it up for a quick and immediate sense of satisfaction.
"Better than I thought it would be."
"Going to stalk up as beaters."
and I'm looking at you jet. For shame

Silly people, thinking "value analysis" has any place here.

Also: horde, not hoard.
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Originally Posted by steveoffice View Post

I disagree with kj, but to each their own.
also, I think bb1 is commenting rather on quality and not on design.

Yes, I was commenting on the likely quality and not the design. The design is good, but it is not even remotely possible to make a reasonable quality boot for mere $45. Plus H&M are world renound for making poor quality stuff. Now we hear that "the leather feels like plastic". My point is that quality and design both matter. H&M only got it half right.
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All Gitman Vintage Bros.
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Need pics of those beauties on the upper left.
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