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Originally Posted by arnoldpettibone View Post


Why no vibram, do they have some special leather heel or sole that doesn't wear down?

maybe i'd add a thin layer of top to the sole, but they are already a double leather sole and higher heel, adding vibram will make them pretty tall and i wouldn't want that. After the heel would wear down i'd replace it with rubber.
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Side note, folks FYI, euro is starting to climb a little, its already up to about 1.14 which is only a few cents but will affect things we purchase.
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Ahhhh boo to that, I'm making myself wait a bit before getting those sweet sweet PL2s. (NO clothing purchases at all until then! And yet I can't stop checking grailed! It does sort of help my resolve that several recent purchases have been mismeasured in slightly annoying-but-not-actually-unwearable ways by the sellers.)

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Originally Posted by oulipien View Post

Ahhhh boo to that, I'm making myself wait a bit before getting those sweet sweet PL2s. (NO clothing purchases at all until then! And yet I can't stop checking grailed! It does sort of help my resolve that several recent purchases have been mismeasured in slightly annoying-but-not-actually-unwearable ways by the sellers.)

PL2 is an awesome looking boot, i really like it.
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

damnit all this talk of guidi makes me want a pair of 788zs FML

I'm glad my recent research obsession is so inspirational!

The team at Archive were very nice and helpful. They didn't object to my taking photos, which is good because it's a fundamental part of my clothing shopping process. I define what style I think I'm looking for, make a list of viable market leading options, find those items and capture photos preferably in person but via Google images if unavoidable, then go back and forth between photos and side by side until I form a strong preference. Its a very different sort of scrutiny when i take a photo of a shoe on me and look at the photo compared to looking in a mirror. And often the long term impression doesn't form clearly for me until I look multiple times over a few days.

If a store complained when I took a photo I would leave immediately and never buy from that store again. So that wouldn't help them.

On the other hand, now hundreds of people are seeing an advertisement for the Archive in SF, hearing their products discussed, knowing they carry the desirable models, learning their name, etc. Normally companies must pay big bucks for direct marketing to a focused target audience. In this case they get it for free and would be foolish to discourage it. Sure some people might choose to import from Europe but that's a lot of hassle, delay, and risk. Plenty of people would be happy to pay 20% more to see, fit check, quality check, and walk home with the exact item they want today, with the added bonus of having local customer service and support for issues. I might be one of those people! I've not decided yet where I'll buy. But if they had been rude by my definition then that would have answered the question.

Thanks to everyone for all the excellent advice and different perspectives! Very helpful in my thought process.
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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

while i understand that you need to constantly take your shoes off, i don't think the chelseas are the answer. they're really ugly

I also don't like chelseas. A proper shoe should never have synthetic stretch panels, or leather equivalents.

Of my ~100 shoes (ugh I have a problem), there are a few types I banned and have zero:
- no chelseas
- no penny loafers or any other shoe with a storage pocket!
- no tassels or anything resembling a bow!!! Reason should be obvious
- no moccasin stitching on the toe area

Simple rules I live by.
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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post

I also don't like chelseas. A proper shoe should never have synthetic stretch panels, or leather equivalents.

Of my ~100 shoes (ugh I have a problem), there a few types I banned and have zero:
- no chelseas
- no penny loafers or any other shoe with a storage pocket!
- no tassels or anything resembling a bow!!! Reason should be obvious
- no moccasin stitching on the toe area

Simple rules I live by.

i like these rules especially Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
"- no tassels or anything resembling a bow!!! Reason should be obvious"
post #20993 of 22281
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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post

- no penny loafers or any other shoe with a storage pocket!
 

 

I'm with you on the penny loafers but Wesco will put a knife pocket for you in their boots if you request it, which seems like a different sort of thing.

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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

maybe i'd add a thin layer of top to the sole, but they are already a double leather sole and higher heel, adding vibram will make them pretty tall and i wouldn't want that. After the heel would wear down i'd replace it with rubber.

nah, just vibram away my good sir.

any good cobbler will just shave the heel down to account for the depth of the vibram, and it'll all come out staying balanced.

that's what i did with mine and they look fantastic - needed to shave the heel down slightly less than the depth of the heel vibram though, to account for the slight increase in depth on the sole thanks to the thin vibram placed there.
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Originally Posted by curiouscharles View Post

nah, just vibram away my good sir.

any good cobbler will just shave the heel down to account for the depth of the vibram, and it'll all come out staying balanced.

that's what i did with mine and they look fantastic - needed to shave the heel down slightly less than the depth of the heel vibram though, to account for the slight increase in depth on the sole thanks to the thin vibram placed there.

yea willie's did that to my ccp. The heel was altered lightly, but the work is so good that it doesn't look like it. ATG posted pics.
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@tellure how do you find the quality of wjk? I only have one pair of boots that were already pretty beat when I got them. How do they compare to Carpe?

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@sinnedk please do not buy guidis. All of your other boots completely obliterate any offering from Guidi. Remember, Guidi was a tannery that started making shoes... and it shows.
post #20998 of 22281
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

@sinnedk please do not buy guidis. All of your other boots completely obliterate any offering from Guidi. Remember, Guidi was a tannery that started making shoes... and it shows.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Friends don't let friends buy guidi I guess
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Back from Willie's

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more pics here:
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http://imgur.com/a/6NASy
Edited by sinnedk - 4/12/16 at 5:50pm
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