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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.

 

Boo fucking hoo.

 

Sincerely,

Canada

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Boo fucking hoo.

Sincerely,
Canada
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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.


i disagree - Guidi shapes are unique, very different from CCP. It is not like one is the upgraded ultimate version of the other, they re really different.

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Boo fucking hoo.

Sincerely,
Canada

lol, yup.

america got it easy these days, so damn easy.
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i disagree - Guidi shapes are unique, very different from CCP. It is not like one is the upgraded ultimate version of the other, they re really different.

yeah, i like this sentiment more.

there's no objective pyramid of design for me, it's not some journeyman path of Visvim, to Ann, to Rick, to Guidi, to m.a+ & CCP.

everything has its place, and its own intrinsic value for completely different reasons.

but yes, CCP [& others] is a marvel of material & technique, there's certainly no questioning that!

still, i have no desire to collect any of their footwear - it's just not me!

[their jackets, on the other hand...]
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From early morning convo with H:


















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From early morning convo with H:
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I usually hold a bitter disdain for combat lug soles on Guidi due to the clash of soft, irregular handmade forms the machine-perfect, rigid, butchness of the lug. That being said, these are the first ones I've seen that seem to work. The general proportions seem right for a combat boot and while you can tell the leather is soft, it isn't deforming anywhere. The tall tongue helps balance the aggressive sole too. 

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Originally Posted by Auximenes View Post


i disagree - Guidi shapes are unique, very different from CCP. It is not like one is the upgraded ultimate version of the other, they re really different.

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Originally Posted by curiouscharles View Post

yeah, i like this sentiment more.

there's no objective pyramid of design for me, it's not some journeyman path of Visvim, to Ann, to Rick, to Guidi, to m.a+ & CCP.

everything has its place, and its own intrinsic value for completely different reasons.

but yes, CCP [& others] is a marvel of material & technique, there's certainly no questioning that!

still, i have no desire to collect any of their footwear - it's just not me!

[their jackets, on the other hand...]

Gentlemen (@Auximenes, @CC) both of you are correct. Moo is not implying a special hierarchy of boots that either. What @Mr. Moo was alluding to is that i have enough boots and don't need more. Also that every time i consider buying guidi i come back to the leather sock problem that never appeals to me. Honestly i've tried on guidi many times, here in the states, europe and every time i want to like them but they just aren't for me. Hence, i have a friend remind me that it isn't my thing.
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Those green m_moria damn
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Originally Posted by psydle View Post

I usually hold a bitter disdain for combat lug soles on Guidi due to the clash of soft, irregular handmade forms the machine-perfect, rigid, butchness of the lug. That being said, these are the first ones I've seen that seem to work. The general proportions seem right for a combat boot and while you can tell the leather is soft, it isn't deforming anywhere. The tall tongue helps balance the aggressive sole too. 

the 795v & 788vs are two of the greatest boots Guidi has ever made.

i find the lug sole strange, as you suggest, on many of their models - but these two in particular are fucking made for one another.

also, new smooth / polished calf leather lace up boots coming this fall with the lug sole - which are already my new favs.
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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?

WJK quality is excellent. The pair I have are an thick oiled suede lined with a very soft white leather. Super clean construction, thick sole, quality zipper. Uppers are very taut and keep their form well. I've only had one pair of Carpe's that were unlined so I can't compare the quality too much.. the Carpe's had nicer leather (varied dye pattern, reverse not suede).

The only bad thing I have to say about WJK is that they fit quite large.. I'm a 9.5-10 and I bought a size 43 and it was way too big so I bought a 42 and it's still a bit large. If you're a size 10 and are interested in those hit me up smile.gif. I'd still rate them better than all the mid-tier brands I've owned (F+B, Buttero), and higher than Guidi for me personally (mainly on silhouette).
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if you can fit in anything 10 and under it opens up a great variety in the Japanese shoe market. I wonder if petrosolum that @nicelynice has been raving about has size 44...
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Thread Starter 
From Hide [M] A1923 023B SS16 one piece low boot in horse





from Paris showroom




From Shelter



Edited by eckblk - 4/14/16 at 5:45pm
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

I like those - the color looks really nice - but for me, unlike for a lot of you guys, it's hard to want a really upturned toe.  I am not into the sleek and elegant look of CM footwear, but I'm not really into the bulbous workwear look that is beloved here, either.  For me, guidi, with a toebox, represents a happy medium in which I am comfortable, but of course, I realize that I am perhaps in the minority.

 

I also still haven't converted to the bulbous toe preference, and most Guidi toeboxes are a bit too round/structureless for me. 

So I am quite pleased to have just received these from @eckblk 

"Traditional" flatter toebox, which is also just the right amount of pointy from the top view. 

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Thread Starter 
enjoy it my man. Not sure why those came out so much sleeker/flatter. My light grey ones from INK are more lifted for sure.


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