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Probably best to wait for sinnedk's answer
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Probably best to wait for sinnedk's answer

quit being a douche!
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sorry bro, was only teasing
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sorry bro, was only teasing

ok i didn't expect that, apologies as well,

there is just a bit too much of odd references to me lately and they dont feel sincere
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Well I don't think his characterization is totally incorrect, you do tend to comment on everything tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

I wonder why we never talk about Buttero? These don't seem too different from Carpe/jun/wjk ...

those look nice....I would wear those....all I have to go on is internet pic though. Perhaps they collapse in your hands like a wet burrito?
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Well I don't think his characterization is totally incorrect, you do tend to comment on everything tongue.gif

its a forum and i like this thread so i comment, i believe i am just chatting like the rest of you, its just there was a lot of hostility in the past and i am honestly plain avoiding it.

comment on buttero:

Great boot, sturdy and comfy, but the leather is not at the same quality as my CCP or a1923. With that said the leather i feel is better than my vaz rajan. I took 1 buttero through hell and back, they survived and became my beater boot. I decided to get a second one because of that. I wish the leather was a bit thicker and they had a double sole but for sub 500 boots they are great.

steer clear of shoto

EDIT: one more thing to add, only barneys carries my size in buttero :-/, and buttero everywhere else is around 800 so price is a turn off
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Okay, Brad
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Hard to find more than one or two buttero boots in states and sizing is odd.
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Question for nicelynice:

I noticed your most worn in boot you have posted about recently in the "Contentedness Thread" looks to be a pair of Guidi lace boot. 995, perhaps? I also remember how you said lace up shoes in general versus side zips was very cumbersome during your time working in Japan due to taking your shoe on and off. Since you are purging your closet, or so it seems, do you still prefer side zips [back zips] or you find the model 995 a much better all around boot albeit lacing. I'm looking at a pair of reverse horse in the 995 model, and it will be my second pair of the same model [have reverse kangaroo currently]. I like the shape of the 995 and do not mind lacing up my shoe FWIW. Also, the price difference is upward 170Euro from 995 to boots with zips, essentially. Ankle length zip is only a bit less. Zips worth the extra premium? What about cordovan worth the extra premium?

It just comes down to individual preference. I live in Japan, yeah, so I take my shoes on and off when I'm going inside to a restaurant or someone's house, I prefer something that doesn't take me a couple minutes to jam my foot in and lace up properly.

Softer, taller boots are nice with lace-ups because you tie the laces tighter or wrap them around the shaft for a bit more ankle support. I find them to usually be a bit more comfortable and more forgiving in sizing than zip-ups, which is why I always wear lace-ups when I'm hiking or walking long distances.

However, I definitely like zips for aesthetic reasons, I like the clean design more than boots with laces. This is especially true with Guidi boots which use beautiful leather - the sleek look of back-zips really shows off the leather quality. If you look at pictures of well-worn Guidi shoes, the leather folds and ages in a unique way that just doesn't come through as well with lace-ups.

I personally don't like cordovan. I have one pair of Alden dress shoes in cordovan, they're nice because I don't have to polish them so much, but the leather is stiff and uncomfortable and I feel it doesn't age as well as the high quality calf or horse that Guidi uses.
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Brad, how is your pair of buttero boots doing? Weren't you in love at one point?
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Hard to find more than one or two buttero boots in states and sizing is odd.
This. I bought a size down and still felt two sizes too big. The brown lace ups. I do like what brad posted though.
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

Great boot, sturdy and comfy, but the leather is not at the same quality as my CCP or a1923. With that said the leather i feel is better than my vaz rajan. I took 1 buttero through hell and back, they survived and became my beater boot. I decided to get a second one because of that. I wish the leather was a bit thicker and they had a double sole but for sub 500 boots they are great.

EDIT: one more thing to add, only barneys carries my size in buttero :-/, and buttero everywhere else is around 800 so price is a turn off

I don't get why you would even bother to compare them to CCP and A1923, they're like three times the cost and a totally different aesthetic. A comparison to something like junhashimoto makes more sense.

I think the Barney's Co-Op Buttero shoes have sort of hurt Buttero in the sense that any higher price seems like a rip-off, but from what I can tell it seems to me that the non-Barney's Buttero shoes have better finishing. I suspect they're made to a slightly higher standard.
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

Brad, how is your pair of buttero boots doing? Weren't you in love at one point?

I sold them. They were great, but a few issues for me:

1. I feel the silhouette is too slim to tuck into them. The tongue is also stitched to the upper at the highest point, which causes it to sit weirdly.
2. The arch was too tight on me, I should have gone up half a size.
3. They're very similar to the Ann D boots I got, and I only needed one. haha
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i'd buy buttero sneaks though - read somewhere they produce for dior, and i love those crazy laces.
come to think of it, those buttero backzips are rather dior-ish as well.
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Thread Starter 
I used to see Buttero made with Guidi leather on the Japanese websites.
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