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post #8476 of 13921
These just came in Guidi 994 312T color, pretty happy.biggrin.gif




post #8477 of 13921
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Originally Posted by bdude View Post



Here they are! These are reversed calf do you guys suggest any product to protect the leather from rain etc and keep it oily?

Do not handle with care

post #8478 of 13921
Yep thats what it says but still.. smile.gif
post #8479 of 13921

Bdude,  I don't use oil or anything - just wipe them with a dry cloth. But I try not to wear them in rain and snow.

post #8480 of 13921
Y'all remember how good nn's boots looked? Those were worn in heavy rain, light snow, anything.

All you need to do is wipe them down with a damp cloth after salt, and let them dry absconds wearing after heavy rain. I like using renovateur every 2 months or so.
post #8481 of 13921
The more I like my new Guidis the more I like them, how does the pattina change will the color lighten if I don't use any oil? Or will they darken, full grain donkey.
post #8482 of 13921

Bdude, it's hard to say on whether the pants and boots will go together. Why not just post a fit pic? 

post #8483 of 13921
I will when i get them in 2 weeks.
post #8484 of 13921
Thread Starter 
What is the difference between the BBS P13 and P11? Just the back pockets or is the cut completely different?

I've always wanted to try a pair but the metal thingy always turns me off.

BTW- regarding reverse leather care, just get a suede/nubuck brush
post #8485 of 13921

I believe both are slim, with a roomier top block tapering down below the knee, and with a slight drop crotch. The P11 are cut more like traditional pants and the P13 are more your jeans style.

post #8486 of 13921
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Originally Posted by eckblk View Post

What is the difference between the BBS P13 and P11? Just the back pockets or is the cut completely different?

I've always wanted to try a pair but the metal thingy always turns me off.

BTW- regarding reverse leather care, just get a suede/nubuck brush

i'd say wash em with water, those suede brushes dont work too well in my experience with reverse leather because suede is usually much nappier.
post #8487 of 13921
After trying a couple baller brands (Guidi, Augusta) and not having any success, I finally gave up and started searching for more pedestrian fare. For some reason the baller stuff doesn't seem to suit my style, which I guess is trying to be edgy/casual since I work in a very casual environment (jeans/t-shirts/sneakers). I truly appreciate the style of CCP, Layer 0, MA+, etc., but if I'm dropping tons of money on something I want to be able to wear it fairly frequently.

Anyhow, to get to the point, I've been searching for a dark grey / black boot for a while now that is similar to the Augusta's I would love to own (at least I *think* I would.. last pair I ordered didn't work for me and I returned 'em). Basically something fairly slim profile (sorry I can't into the bulbous toeboxes everyone seems to love these days) with some light distressing and a thick sole. Something you can wear with jeans, cords, whatever, and be a bit edgy but not too conspicuously "hey I'm into fashion" so it still works in a casual environment.

A couple weeks ago I found these HTC (Hollywood Trading Company) back-zips at Yoox, marked down from the ~$800 I'd seen 'em for at some euro store online. I gave 'em a try and I gotta say think I've finally found my non-baller baller replacement boot:




They have a matte finish and basic cut/pattern so they're not too flashy, a pretty decent thick sole and some light distressing. The sole shape is also quite nice IMO - slim but not too pointy. Leather is very soft and they come with a vibram rubber sole and heel by default, which is kind of nice. On the downside, because the leather is not the super thick stuff on true baller footwear, these will never have the beautiful creasing of an aged CCP / Guidi / Augusta. But at 1/4 the cost and with the styling I'm after I think I can take the tradeoff.

Here are a couple fit pics. One downside is that the distressing on these was a bit irregular - the left one is more distressed than the right. Not too visible except close up.. but yeah.. not true baller quality for $400. Other downside was that the leather flap over the back zip was initially too wide and caused some rubbing, but I trimmed it down and now they're quite comfortable. I should also mention that the comfort is pretty great on these because they are quite soft and they're only ankle boots, so your foots maintains a lot of freedom of movement.



post #8488 of 13921
they're cool man
post #8489 of 13921

 I don't like the shoes alone pic (look a little too chubby for my taste) but they look good on you.

post #8490 of 13921
Nice fit! Honestly i get ur point and my answer is guidi backzips - they work with every pant i have. Not too flashy and very versatile.
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