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post #8581 of 10356
Sizing ? on the slip ons. I'm a 9.5 in Vans slip ons. Am I better off with the 8 or 9 in Gustin's version? I went with the 8 on a recent order but I'm starting to wonder if the 9 would have been a better choice. Anyone have thoughts on this?
post #8582 of 10356
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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post
 

 

Did anyone else get some of the first batch of Gustin indigo T-shirts (the lightweight ones, I think 5 oz)?  I LOVE the color.  It was a magical subtle streaky multi-tone indigo.  Not sure exactly how to describe it but its beautiful, especially in sunlight.  And other people notice these amazing shirts often when I wear them.

 

So I tried ordering a few more Gustin indigo T-shirts, including the heavy.  None of the others had the awesome color of the first batch and they are more typical consistent solid indigo shade.

 

Can anyone confirm this or provide an explanation?  Now I'm wearing my favorite ones from the first batch with extreme caution because they might be irreplaceable.

 

Do you have pics of the shirt? Would love to see the color.

post #8583 of 10356
I'll take some photos of the first Gustin indigo t-shirt next to later batches. It might be tough to accurately capture the color but perhaps outside in daylight it will be evident what I mean.
post #8584 of 10356
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I never heard anyone else post a complaint about the bumpy footbed under the insert except me.  But since I saw it on 2 of 2 pairs I'm pretty sure it was widely prevalent.  Maybe people are just accepting it and counting on the insert to smooth over the bumps?  I think that's a bad strategy because the foam of the insert will eventually compress and the bumps will be back.

 

Gusting provided their typical great customer service, including sending a return label for the shoes.

 

I'm sure they will work it out.  But I'm hoping some people with shoes from more recent builds will pull out the insert and fully inspect the footbed, take photos, and post.  I'd like to order a few of the Gustin sneakers but won't do so until they are proven to be long past this issue.


Your posts about that footbed awhile back did have me worried for my pair that had yet to arrive.  I checked my #8 lowtops immediately and was relieved that I didn't have the same issue.  I definitely agree that it can't have just been an isolated incident for your two pairs (unless you wronged Josh Gustin many years ago and this was his payback plan).  I think many people didn't notice or check and I'm sure since you brought this issue up to customer service, they have made it a point to fix for all future releases.  I hope they continue to expand their footwear line because I love my sneakers and am hearing solid things about the boots.  It would be cool if Gustin considered a basic oxford style shoe, something I could wear to work (keeping consistent with the unique material and nice price point, otherwise I would have to stick with more traditional companies). 

post #8585 of 10356
I'd like to see a plain toe blucher in some of the cool leathers they get. A chunky brogue of some sort would work too, maybe similar to some of the Trickers models.
post #8586 of 10356

Got my first gustin chino ''rust'' color. Size nailed, over all very happy. But dam button are very stiff had to physically pull them up like pajamas lol.
post #8587 of 10356

@TtownMD Thats a great color! Enjoy. I got some graphite twill 12oz today. Unfortunately need another size up in mine.

post #8588 of 10356
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@TtownMD
 Thats a great color! Enjoy. I got some graphite twill 12oz today. Unfortunately need another size up in mine.
Thank you sir now definitely looking forward to some spring & summer stuff.
post #8589 of 10356
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@TtownMD Thats a great color! Enjoy. I got some graphite twill 12oz today. Unfortunately need another size up in mine.

 

Just got the same style today as well... from the grab bag. looks like the sizing is off from the size chart, but fortunately they seem to still fit.

post #8590 of 10356

Might be a dumb question but here it goes:

 

If I want to keep a pair of jeans looking professional should I be looking at Gustin/selvedge? I wear them once/twice a week, want them to last a long time and I'm definitely not looking for fades. From my research It seems like I should just wash and dry them regularly. 

 

Thanks! 

post #8591 of 10356
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Originally Posted by tb43 View Post

Might be a dumb question but here it goes:

If I want to keep a pair of jeans looking professional should I be looking at Gustin/selvedge? I wear them once/twice a week, want them to last a long time and I'm definitely not looking for fades. From my research It seems like I should just wash and dry them regularly. 

Thanks! 

I don't think you want raw denim "period." I've never seen non-raw selvedge denim before, but don't know too much about denim.
post #8592 of 10356
How is the rust color? Is it that bright in person? Looking for a soft reddish/burgundy
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Originally Posted by tb43 View Post
 

Might be a dumb question but here it goes:

 

If I want to keep a pair of jeans looking professional should I be looking at Gustin/selvedge? I wear them once/twice a week, want them to last a long time and I'm definitely not looking for fades. From my research It seems like I should just wash and dry them regularly. 

 

Thanks! 

 

You should probably be reading the beginners thread. Most of Gustin's denim is designed to fade and is the least formal type of denim that you can buy. There are lots of threads on professional looking jeans for work. Start with one of those.

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

How is the rust color? Is it that bright in person? Looking for a soft reddish/burgundy
Nope color is not bright at all & definitely recommend to back one if you like rust color.
post #8595 of 10356
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Originally Posted by tb43 View Post
 

Might be a dumb question but here it goes:

 

If I want to keep a pair of jeans looking professional should I be looking at Gustin/selvedge? I wear them once/twice a week, want them to last a long time and I'm definitely not looking for fades. From my research It seems like I should just wash and dry them regularly. 

 

Thanks! 

The italian fabrics tend to be the slowest fading, and "most professional" looking. Washing and drying them frequently will result in faster fading in the seams and where the fabric is doubled, while the rest of the fabric will fade fairly uniformly, and if you go indigo, you'll be rocking dad jeans in a modern cut within a month or so. Raw Italian denim, especially in a black x black, will retain a fairly modern look. If you're looking for traditional indigo denim with contrast stitching, Cone denim isn't known for fading particularly fast, and will typically be a smaller investment. Finally, pretty much any of the earthtone denim is a good way to avoid "sick fades". It's hard to recommend specific fabrics/pairs without having a better idea of what you're looking for, though.

 

If you're looking for something low maintenance that you can just throw in the wash and forget about when it's dirty, I'd recommend avoiding raw denim entirely. If you're really wanting to get into raw denim, the course of action I would recommend is to rotate a pair into weekend work once the fades are too much for the office, at which point you throw a new pair into the office rotation. The other option is to get several pairs, and rotate them on your jeans wearing days to increase the amount of time they retain their "newness".

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