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post #8986 of 10357
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

I don't see anything wrong with them... After you wear them they'll crease anyway

you don't think they look kind of dried out or worn or something? I'm probably just being paranoid, I guess they're just not what I imagined they'd be like

post #8987 of 10357
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you don't think they look kind of dried out or worn or something? I'm probably just being paranoid, I guess they're just not what I imagined they'd be like


They do look tried on, and one month after backing is kind of sketchy.  But agree with the other poster, even if they come flawless they'll look like that, if not much more creased, after a day of wears.  So it's up to you for what you want to do with them.  I'm waiting on a pair myself, and to be honest I'd want mine to be brand new as well.

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you don't think they look kind of dried out or worn or something? I'm probably just being paranoid, I guess they're just not what I imagined they'd be like

 

Scan back a few weeks for the poster that had separation and peeling of the outer white layer of leather.  It was very strange.

 

It is slightly annoying to buy a shoe that's been tried on and shows a bit of creasing, but that's life and its not really damage because it will occur after 5 minutes of wear anyway.

 

But watch for that cracking and peeling seen by that other owner.  That was a catastrophic failure and I suspect it started out looking like those little surface wrinkles that appear to affect the outer layer but not the inner layers of the leather. That may be the beginning of the separation that eventually becomes large enough that pieces peel away.

 

I don't know why this would happen with good quality full grain or top grain leather.  Mysterious.


Edited by mountainman3520 - 4/15/16 at 10:28pm
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They do look tried on, and one month after backing is kind of sketchy.  But agree with the other poster, even if they come flawless they'll look like that, if not much more creased, after a day of wears.  So it's up to you for what you want to do with them.  I'm waiting on a pair myself, and to be honest I'd want mine to be brand new as well.

if they didn't come so early maybe I wouldn't be as paranoid, but getting them within a month really has me thinking this was a returned pair. 

and I know they're gonna crease anyway but I don't even know if I'd call this creasing, it's almost like a flaky wrinkling. doesn't seem normal at all for an unworn supposedly high quality leather shoe

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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post
 

 

Scan back a few weeks for the poster that had separation and peeling of the outer white layer of leather.  It was very strange.

 

It is slightly annoying to buy a shoe that's been tried on and shows a bit of creasing, but that's life and its not really damage because it will occur after 5 minutes of wear anyway.

 

But watch for that cracking and peeling seen by that other owner.  That was a catastrophic failure and I suspect it started out looking like those little surface wrinkles that appear to affect the outer layer but not the inner layers of the leather. That may be the beginning of the separation that eventually becomes large enough that pieces peel away.

 

I don't know why this would happen with good quality full train or top grain leather.  Mysterious.

yeah I'm thinking these might end up like his did. mine definitely look more like his than some of the other pairs in this thread...around the same time that guy posted about his peeling, another guy posted his black lows and they don't look wrinkly like mine at all.

 

I'm gonna return and try again. thanks for the help guys

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Why don't you just keep, and if they do indeed peel, then return as they are faulty?

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What do you guys think of this fit? Is the area circled in red too tight? The waist looks tight in that picture but in reality I can button it up and sit down so it's just a little snug. I tried a size down from last time as the waist felt slightly loose. Debating if I should break these in/hem them or just try and sell them. These are the Zimbabwe 15oz. 

 

post #8992 of 10357
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Why don't you just keep, and if they do indeed peel, then return as they are faulty?
+1
I agree the shoes are probably a return and were tried on, but I wouldn't be turned off by that at all if everything else looks good. I bet someone put them on for 5min, realized they were the wrong size, and set them back.

I'd happily trade that for not having to wait 3+ months personally
post #8993 of 10357
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

Why don't you just keep, and if they do indeed peel, then return as they are faulty?

 

 

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Originally Posted by avsmusic1 View Post


+1
I agree the shoes are probably a return and were tried on, but I wouldn't be turned off by that at all if everything else looks good. I bet someone put them on for 5min, realized they were the wrong size, and set them back.

I'd happily trade that for not having to wait 3+ months personally

I'd be afraid Gustin might not let me return them if I have them for a while before they start to peel...I'm not gonna be wearing them everyday, probably just once a week max. so it might take a long time, but not necessarily a lot of wears, for it to peel. you know what I mean?

 

I've never handled Gustin sneakers or CP Achilles in person before, so maybe they're all like this close up? I have some nice leather Chippewa boots and the leather doesn't look like this at all. you guys really think they're supposed to be THIS wrinkly?

 

 

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Makes sense.
post #8995 of 10357
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Originally Posted by askinanight View Post
 

you don't think they look kind of dried out or worn or something? I'm probably just being paranoid, I guess they're just not what I imagined they'd be like


Those have definitely been tried on and worn, no doubt in my mind.  It would be mildly annoying to receive those because when you back a product and they give you the quoted production time and all that, you assume you are buying an item being made personally for you, not someone's returns.  You are just going to have to decide whether that matters enough to you to return it.  For what it's worth, when I get a new pair of kicks, I feel like I'd want them showing up perfect, regardless of whether the creases will be there shortly anyways.  They have a stock store for returns and stuff, which they mark up for their shoes.  My epaulet white tennis trainers also exhibit similar wrinking/creasing characteristics to your pair.  There is some chipping/fading of color.  It isn't bad enough for me to care though. 

post #8996 of 10357

Damn, missed out on the Natural 2's... those went quick!

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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post

Damn, missed out on the Natural 2's... those went quick!

I teetered on that one to, but decided that I wanted to do more research in alternatives before picking them up, as I don't see a need for multiple pairs of essentially white jeans.
post #8998 of 10357

received my Selvedge Wheat Chinos on Friday. overall the fabric is very soft, much tighter weave compared to my Light American Khaki Chinos. Images below showing the difference in color (Selvedge Wheat on the left)

 

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@mdubs yeah, that's why I was on the fence as well, since I already own a pair of white selvedge jeans (rrl), and a pair of natural selvedge chinos (j.crew; but not thrilled with fit) so probably better off that I didn't impulse buy :)

 

PSA, for the 31 slim crowd, doing some spring cleaning and have posted a handful of Gustin chinos/denim in nice makeups in the B&S (still got love for Gustin, I just have too much lol)

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I was disappointed there was a lightweight natural denim after I backed the regular weight natural denim. I even signed up for notifications for the lightweight natural denim and honestly forgot that I signed up for it. Oh well. I like the selvedge stripe on the heavier natural denim better.
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