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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

How does this guy go from knowing nothing about anything to becoming the insider authority on a bunch of topics?

He sacrificed his social skills for knowledge
post #4562 of 12604
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Originally Posted by Abraxis View Post

Okay whatever. Honestly, I don't care either. But I will point out that obscuring your source hardly helps your credibility.

i dont have to tell you anything
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Originally Posted by bows1 View Post

He sacrificed his social skills for knowledge

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post #4563 of 12604
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

How does this guy go from knowing nothing about anything to becoming the insider authority on a bunch of topics?

Pretty sure its the same as anywhere else. You fake it and keep on faking it with great confidence and authority until you buy into your own hype.

As clueless dumbass newbs show up on a daily basis and read your posts with a great deal of naivety, lack of prior context and who want to believe the same things you do (That the boots they lust after are the best in the world from all stand points from materials, to craftsmanship, to aesthetic, to personal attention from Simone Cecchetto). Eventually your newb-base builds up and feeds itself.

You validate the myths you have incepted into them and they validate and regurgitate them back to you. Works every time.

People want to believe the shit they are into is the best in the world from all angles and wallow in it with fellow koolaid drinkers. Hype, it works.
post #4564 of 12604
Went to SF last week and checked out the stuff at Downtown Shop and Archive....

Only thing left at Downtown Shop were these Layer-0 backzips. The leather looked gross...


Archive had some good A1923. Really liked these:

Only 2350 biggrin.gif

There were some Guidi and M.A+ also in the stores. The giant Guidi bag in green at Downtown shop was nice; wonder if it comes in a smaller size.....
post #4565 of 12604
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Originally Posted by Abraxis View Post

Okay whatever. Honestly, I don't care either. But I will point out that obscuring your source hardly helps your credibility.
That said I have some internet sources too:
"He was also very open about his process, and all of his sources and production seem to be very well-known in Italy. When other designers brag "these are made in the same factory as carpe diem" or "the same shoemaker as CCP" is because there are basically a handful of factories that make everything, and they are not exclusive.

Yeah, this seems pretty likely to me.

I can't speak to how CCP or most of these brands are made, but i'm 99% sure that at least some of the m_moria shoes are hand made (read:handwelted).

How do I know this? Because they feature a Goiser/tirolese welt. Something that's (to my knowledge) impossible to achieve with a machine. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

goiser is top right in the diagram Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I'd also like to point out that the same factory (and these aren't really factories the way we think of them, they're more like workshops) can make shoes to different standards.

The shoemaker that I use used to make uppers for other companies. I'm sure he probably also made some blake stitched shoes for various clients.
Edited by hendrix - 10/16/12 at 3:31pm
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sinnedk reminds me of those white kids who start martial arts because they watch too much anime. He's the kid who flaunts his limited knowledge of japanese, does those exaggerated anime style kamaes, and desperately seeks acceptance from his asian peers who have been doing said martial arts since they were little.
post #4567 of 12604
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Originally Posted by Abraxis View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Pretty sure its the same as anywhere else. You fake it and keep on faking it with great confidence and authority until you buy into your own hype.
As clueless dumbass newbs show up on a daily basis and read your posts with a great deal of naivety, lack of prior context and who want to believe the same things you do (That the boots they lust after are the best in the world from all stand points from materials, to craftsmanship, to aesthetic, to personal attention from Simone Cecchetto). Eventually your newb-base builds up and feeds itself.
You validate the myths you have incepted into them and they validate and regurgitate them back to you. Works every time.
People want to believe the shit they are into is the best in the world from all angles and wallow in it with fellow koolaid drinkers. Hype, it works.

jealos?

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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

sinnedk reminds me of those white kids who start martial arts because they watch too much anime. He's the kid who flaunts his limited knowledge of japanese, does those exaggerated anime style kamaes, and desperately seeks acceptance from his asian peers who have been doing said martial arts since they were little.

this is extra stupid
post #4568 of 12604
Sinnedk: the problem with talking to merchants is that they often don't know what they're talking about. Also there's the obvious fact that they have a product to sell. Clouding it further is that definitions are not set in stone.

We all know that "hand made" can mean different things to different people. Just look at the John Lobb Paris RTW and Edward Green sites; pronouncing hand made when we all know that they're machine welted. "Made by a single person" does not mean made better (although there is an association). It just means made by a single person.

You can basically claim that any method of production is the best if you want to. Marketing is not peer-reviewed.
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post #4570 of 12604
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

Sinnedk: the problem with talking to merchants is that they often don't know what they're talking about. Also there's the obvious fact that they have a product to sell. Clouding it further is that definitions are not set in stone.
We all know that "hand made" can mean different things to different people. Just look at the John Lobb Paris RTW and Edward Green sites; pronouncing hand made when we all know that they're machine welted. "Made by a single person" does not mean made better (although there is an association). It just means made by a single person.
You can basically claim that any method of production is the best if you want to. Marketing is not peer-reviewed.

hendrix i know that, and i would of been happy to chat about it if a few people would of been dicks...
post #4571 of 12604
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Originally Posted by uzairh View Post

Went to SF last week and checked out the stuff at Downtown Shop and Archive....
Only thing left at Downtown Shop were these Layer-0 backzips. The leather looked gross...

Archive had some good A1923. Really liked these:

Only 2350 biggrin.gif
There were some Guidi and M.A+ also in the stores. The giant Guidi bag in green at Downtown shop was nice; wonder if it comes in a smaller size.....

what do you mean gross?  do tell more!!  I am thinking of dropping some cash on the layer-0s

post #4572 of 12604

I made a thread Loake boot sizing but it seems relevent to just post it here  

 

 

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I know a few of you out there own a pair of Loake Ashbys, I'm looking to buy a pair and this will be my first time buying shoes that are more than 100 dollars.  My question is the sizing, I've read on here that these run large, is that true? If I wear a US10 should I get Uk9, 8.5 or 8? 

Can anyone help me out?

post #4573 of 12604

Probably not going to get the answer you're looking for here bud. Try over in MC?

post #4574 of 12604
Loake make a good budget machine made shoe in the 1880 range. Their aesthetic is not particularly streetwear, you might have more luck asking on the Men's Clothing side of the forum. In general though, size down one from your US shoe size. Better to ask people with more experience though.
post #4575 of 12604
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Originally Posted by bdude View Post

what do you mean gross?  do tell more!!  I am thinking of dropping some cash on the layer-0s

It looked like it was rotten leather. The scarring//treatment/whatever was way too overdone....
IMO, if you are looking to get a pair for full price, there are much better options. Check with Sartorialoft or PNP.
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