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post #2206 of 15049
to answer the pressing question, yes, imho wjk is worthy of carpe diem. maybe it is, maybe it's not to you, but there is no question that wjk makes incredible leathers - probably one of the best, if not the best that side of the globe. that's also reflected in the price, and the japanese are no suckers.

look, i'm also very tired with some brands riding on the cdiem aesthetic and concept. there have been some new names that bring nothing new to the table. in fact guidi is also a rip off of cdiem in some ways (hint: they were originally a tannery). to some folks it matters, to others it doesn't. Personally, I really dislike that. But jun is quite simply not a rip off, nor is wjk a "new" establishment. so you can set your mind at ease over that.

in terms of quality, i think most people would say wjk far outstrips ccp. ccp stuff is uncomfortable and a bitch to wear, and some stiching is not all that durable when i inspected them in person.
post #2207 of 15049
carpe diem is a really cool name for a brand.
post #2208 of 15049
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Originally Posted by Lane View Post

carpe diem is a really cool name for a brand.

its also a really cool phrase to get tattooed on your back in huge letters
post #2209 of 15049
What is it with these Carpe Diem elitists

I have four pairs and I still like Guidi / M.A+ / CCP / Augusta alot, will probably get a pair of CCP black tornadoes at some point.

If Maurizio is upset that all these people he taught went out and took his ideas and aesthetic further then he is a massive dick.

This would be like Jil getting upset that other brands made modern office wear for executive level women after she did, or Slimane getting upset that everyone copied his 21st century New Look after Dior Homme blew up.
post #2210 of 15049
Augusta and guidi are all I appreciate, really cant stand MA+ or CCP.
post #2211 of 15049
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Same baller bro! highly recommend Eton! nod[1].gif

Update: Indeed.

197

They just arrived. Danke, sir.
post #2212 of 15049
I am having a hard time deciding a 788SZ and a 988S. I plan to vibram them to keep them protected though but if i vibram the 788SZ, its gonna be too high since its double heel already

Maybe someone can shed some light on this. Not sure if i should get the 788SZ and not vibram at all or 988S and vibram it

The double heel = more life is nice though..

788sz http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZsRJ5lXHH30/T4xAGtg1SXI/AAAAAAAACPg/rmxhE9qoJgY/s1600/IMG_5302.jpg

988S http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_2TinMT3G-0/T4xAhMmIiMI/AAAAAAAACP4/7bwubkHqbTY/s1600/IMG_5295.jpg
post #2213 of 15049
get the 988S. 788 looks too much like heels IMO.
post #2214 of 15049
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Originally Posted by chiggah View Post

The double heel = more life is nice though..

Either of those are gonna last for years without a vibram. You won't even need to consider reheeling for a good couple of years.

Durability is not really a factor here, just buy what you think looks better.
post #2215 of 15049
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Originally Posted by Razele View Post

What is it with these Carpe Diem elitists
I have four pairs and I still like Guidi / M.A+ / CCP / Augusta alot, will probably get a pair of CCP black tornadoes at some point.
If Maurizio is upset that all these people he taught went out and took his ideas and aesthetic further then he is a massive dick.
This would be like Jil getting upset that other brands made modern office wear for executive level women after she did, or Slimane getting upset that everyone copied his 21st century New Look after Dior Homme blew up.

well, the people at carpe diem had revolutionary ideas or were deeply involved in it (cough /fanboy). as long as you're one of these fine people, then starting your own offshoot brand isn't really a problem (especially when the original doesn't exist anymore).

but people that weren't part of carpe diem are trying to cash in on it. btw ccp is quite original by way of aesthetic, but no, guidi is not.

before anyone says that cdiem just made traditional, high quality boots, take a look at the overall imagine they projected, especially through altieri's lines.
post #2216 of 15049
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well, the people at carpe diem had revolutionary ideas or were deeply involved in it (cough /fanboy). as long as you're one of these fine people, then starting your own offshoot brand isn't really a problem (especially when the original doesn't exist anymore).
but people that weren't part of carpe diem are trying to cash in on it.

Welcome to fashion.

I don't think you need to take such a cynical view of trends. Isn't it the greatest flattery? Doesn't it allow refinement of ideas?

Moreover, how do you know this isn't just convergent evolution?

Finally, what were so revolutionary about CDiem's ideas in the first place? People have been doing distressed boots for years, they just did it better than most.
post #2217 of 15049
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Originally Posted by shady_2001 View Post

well, the people at carpe diem had revolutionary ideas or were deeply involved in it (cough /fanboy). as long as you're one of these fine people, then starting your own offshoot brand isn't really a problem (especially when the original doesn't exist anymore).
but people that weren't part of carpe diem are trying to cash in on it. btw ccp is quite original by way of aesthetic, but no, guidi is not.
before anyone says that cdiem just made traditional, high quality boots, take a look at the overall imagine they projected, especially through altieri's lines.

Thats the worst thing ive ever heard in my entire life
post #2218 of 15049

does anyone know a jacket to go with my SZs (carpes)?

 

something Like this: (a bit over the top and from a movie, but you get the idea.)

leonard_smalls_raising_arizona.jpg

 

 

Let's just say no price is too high, and I'd just be wearing it around the sporting club, which has a trap range, so I'll be fine to wear the bandolier if I wanted to really make a statement. Maybe I could replace the shells with something less literal? Any suggestions?

 

Also, what do you guys do for head gear?

 

I'm loving the idea of a civil war style "southern slouch hat," a perfect pairing, no? Should age wonderfully. Not sure if it's too over the top. Hints?

slouchhatlg.jpg

post #2219 of 15049
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by shady_2001 View Post

well, the people at carpe diem had revolutionary ideas or were deeply involved in it (cough /fanboy). as long as you're one of these fine people, then starting your own offshoot brand isn't really a problem (especially when the original doesn't exist anymore).
but people that weren't part of carpe diem are trying to cash in on it. btw ccp is quite original by way of aesthetic, but no, guidi is not.
before anyone says that cdiem just made traditional, high quality boots, take a look at the overall imagine they projected, especially through altieri's lines.

This +1000

The Guidi story is interesting- I wonder how much is just speculation and how much is true.
post #2220 of 15049
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

Welcome to fashion.
I don't think you need to take such a cynical view of trends. Isn't it the greatest flattery? Doesn't it allow refinement of ideas?
Moreover, how do you know this isn't just convergent evolution?
Finally, what were so revolutionary about CDiem's ideas in the first place? People have been doing distressed boots for years, they just did it better than most.

because fashion isn't biology. in fashion, there are the trendsetters and then there are the followers. if someone revolutionizes the industry before you, and you follow in its footsteps, you're a bit too late to the game to be revolutionary.

saying cdiem is not revolutionary is like saying that helmut and jil did not spark an era of minimalism
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