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post #9256 of 10357
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Originally Posted by Captain Insano View Post

My Desert Duck canvas chinos just shipped.

 

wearing my pair today, i personally love them & wear them regularly

post #9257 of 10357
Nice man. Those look great.
post #9258 of 10357
Nice JR, perfect with the shanklins
post #9259 of 10357
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Originally Posted by Chris Migs View Post
 


But this really depends on the material of the shoes. Suede or canvas are going to take on dye, as will the laces of shoes. I've never had a problem with raw denim staining leather.

 

FWIW, I have three pairs of Gustins.  One is just a regular cone mills denim, and I will say out of the box the crocking was significant - like don't sit on any soft furniture significant.  I decided to go with the white vinegar cold soak and since then have had minimal to no issues with crocking on belts, shoes, etc.  This may be a product of soaking itself and not the vinegar - hardly conclusive one way or the other.  But just an idea for you.

post #9260 of 10357
Is this to be the Last of the Okayama's?
Email made it sound like it's been bought up.
Love mine but don't need another pair. Would like to see it come again, maybe next year.
post #9261 of 10357
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Originally Posted by avsmusic1 View Post
 

It works on a bit of a spectrum. More washes will result in color loss that's more consistent across the entire pant. There will still me more loss on stress points and high friction areas, but the contrast will not be as high. This is a more "historical" or "classic" fade pattern b/c when denim was invented they didn't have people going years between washes lol. Conversely, as you might expect, higher contrast is obtained by waiting as long as possible between washes - in effect the color loss on this end of the spectrum comes almost exclusively from friction. 

 

How and when you wash is completely up to you. 

 

I would personally advise against wet wear - the denim is much more pliable/stretchy when wet and a few deep knee bends could lead to "knee bags." The only time I could ever see wearing them damp is if you purchased unsanforized (not pre-shrunk) and were really concerned they were going to shrink too much - even there there are better options though. 

 

Personally, I soak or wash every pair right away. I'm 5'9" so I need any remaining shrinkage out of the way prior to having them hemmed - and the will shrink some more so be forewarned. Also, I've read/heard that the first soak can actually help adhere the dye a bit better (not sure if this is scientific at all though)

 

Hopefully that helps

 

As an update to my previous post, I got them, and it was pretty clear that there would be a **lot** of crocking if I didn't do something.  I work in a professional environment where jeans are OK most of the time, but I can't leave stains on a wall I lean on, ruin my chair at home etc.

 

So I did the cold-water soak with Woolite dark, then put them in a washer cycle on delicate with the same.  Air-dried.


The fit is actually really good, and they feel great.  I'm sure I sacrificed some fade, but I'm old (pushing 50 :)) - I've got enough fade.  They look really good for me - I don't think I did anything I'll be unhappy with later.  I'm going to be near AB Fits SF in a couple weeks, so I'm going to have them hemmed by them. 


 

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Originally Posted by DigDug View Post

Is this to be the Last of the Okayama's?
Email made it sound like it's been bought up.
Love mine but don't need another pair. Would like to see it come again, maybe next year.
 

Based on the above, how much I'm liking the Khaji Overdye pair already and measuring another pair of jeans I really like (RRL once-washed, non-selvedge), tonight I backed the Okayama Standard in Slim Fit.  Those will be my last pair of jeans for a while, though I'd like to get some Gustin chinos at some point....

post #9262 of 10357

Hi guys, sorry for the long text but I have a lot to say.

 

So sadly I missed out on a bunch of cp achilles sales because of indecisiveness. Being quite desperate of wanting a low top sneaker for the summer, I wanted to get these. First experience with Gustin by getting the Low Tops in white. I backed the buy that ended on the 18th. ETA ship was August. But strangely it shipped on the 23 and arrived to me yesterday. 

 

Despite being slightly confused, I was quite happy that I was getting them quickly. Unfortunately, the shoe had a good amount of problems. First, there was a massive amount of creasing on the leather on the left side of left shoe. Something like this Next, there was a moderately large scuff about 1 cm in diameter that scrapped the leather and left black residue. It looks slightly mitigated in the pictures but looking closer up there were many "micro" scuffs that I cannot ignore on a daily basis. Lastly, there are a few holes directly under the heel tab. I'm not sure of the person stitching the heel tab messed up and moved the leather and punched a hole in the wrong spot but there are 3 holes. 

 

Here is the album: http://imgur.com/a/OkRI0 of the problems mentioned. Other than those 3 problems, the shoe looked and felt pretty damn nice. Just sad that I got it earlier than expected full of problems.

 

So I got a refund and will be sending them back. Customer support was very quick and issued the refund. They did not have an extra size 41 so I have to have a refund. Mixed feelings right now. I will try again and back the next Low Top buy (shipping in September). I really do hope the next time I get the sneakers they do not have any problems. I prefer not to spend the extra $100-$150 for gold numbers.

 

Now, onto other gustin matters. I got my first raw denims 2 weeks ago (UB201) and got my first somewhat fitting jeans that I can use as a benchmark for other jeans. I really like the Okayama Standard jeans and it seems to be well regarded. I was going to wait for the next Okayama buy in 3-4 months (according to a CS rep) but because I watched the Okayama buy disappear in 1 day and Gustin was kind enough to bring it back up, I decided that it's better to buy them now where I can wear them in the fall and winter extensively instead of maybe 1-1.5 months when they appear again. 

 

Oh well. If there is a CP achilles sale in the summer I'll most likely grab that for 2 pairs of low tops.

post #9263 of 10357

This is the second time I've read this, and Gustin really needs to stop pulling this bs with the sneakers.  If people back them knowing full well they have to wait 3 months, don't send them inferior seconds/returns in exchange for less of a wait.  I received mine after a full 3 month wait, and although there is a flaw to them (not serious enough to return, at least not yet), I'm happy that mine were actually brand new,.  I'd have been pissed if they cut off my order by sending me someone's worn in return.

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Am I the only person who finds the sizing of the tubular knit t-shirts really kind of awkward?  I'm a small in just about everything, ever, except these.  A small tubular knit t-shirt is smaller than an x-small regular gustin t-shirt in three of four dimensions(!).  This is even a little stranger than dealing with Japanese t-shirt makers and their numeric sizing.  It looks like the four sizes of tubular knits had to be called S/M/L/XL but the spectrum is pretty distorted.  I can just order a medium as it's basically a small anywhere else, but if your usual size is larger (especially an XL) I can imagine things won't match up ideally.

 

That said, I'm still going to order one or two as I like my other Gustin shirts quite a bit.  Fingers crossed.

post #9265 of 10357
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Originally Posted by devastitis View Post

This is the second time I've read this, and Gustin really needs to stop pulling this bs with the sneakers.  If people back them knowing full well they have to wait 3 months, don't send them inferior seconds/returns in exchange for less of a wait.  I received mine after a full 3 month wait, and although there is a flaw to them (not serious enough to return, at least not yet), I'm happy that mine were actually brand new,.  I'd have been pissed if they cut off my order by sending me someone's worn in return.

Why? What if someone just return th shoes due to wrong size?
Plus - have you ever returned anything? Is the company just suppose to eat the cost and never re sell it?

As long as the item is in good condition I don't see the problem with reselling it if it's only been tried on
post #9266 of 10357
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Originally Posted by devastitis View Post
 

This is the second time I've read this, and Gustin really needs to stop pulling this bs with the sneakers.  If people back them knowing full well they have to wait 3 months, don't send them inferior seconds/returns in exchange for less of a wait.  I received mine after a full 3 month wait, and although there is a flaw to them (not serious enough to return, at least not yet), I'm happy that mine were actually brand new,.  I'd have been pissed if they cut off my order by sending me someone's worn in return.

 


It's really a shame. I really did not mind waiting until August to receive the shoes but now, I am SOL on the supposed August shipping buy and have to back the September one. Waiting an extra month due to Gustin trying to be courteous or whatever and sending me an expedited pair that had flaws is pretty much the opposite and the worse outcome that could happen. I get flawed shoes, I can't exchange them, and I need to back the next group buy and wait an extra month all because of Gustin. Whatever. I will however get angry if they do it again and send me a pair of shoes with a lot of defects for the next buy. I already lost a month and have a pretty bad impression of Gustin right now. 

 
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post


Why? What if someone just return th shoes due to wrong size?
Plus - have you ever returned anything? Is the company just suppose to eat the cost and never re sell it?

As long as the item is in good condition I don't see the problem with reselling it if it's only been tried on

 

People should know that (if they read the "How it Works" page):

 

1. You really should try your best to get your size prior to backing the buy by trying CPs in store or googling measurements (I did both).

 

2. You do not want to wait 3 months to get a pair of shoes that don't fit, hurting both yourself and Gustin (hence prioritize trying to get your size right the first time).

 

If you can't get your size due to whatever reason or it does not fit, worse thing is just  to return it. Honestly, I don't mind getting shipped a pair of shoes that was tried by someone else. But when this has a TON of problems that no one can ignore when wearing them, that's a bigger problem. 

 

I personally agree with you on the last statement. If you can't recognize that someone tried your shoes before you and they look brand new, then I personally don't find a problem. Getting shipped a pair of tried shoes (with no flaws) way before ETA is a big plus for me. Of course I prefer brand new as I'm sure everyone does when they buy shoes not found in the used category. 

 

 

 

But the problem is Gustin is expeditiously shipping me these shoes with many flaws, whether they are inferior seconds (definitely) or returns, and expect me to keep it. I doubt any of you guys would keep this pair. I don't know how this slipped past their QC and into my hands. I know they try to save money but not this way. They should have either penalized the previous owner (if there was any) or sent it back to Italy where they were "hand made in Tuscany by a 100+ year old group of craftsman."  If they thought I would keep these then shit, I don't know what to say.

post #9267 of 10357
Would be funny if Gustin just waits there moths and then ships out the previously tried on shoes just to trick you guys
post #9268 of 10357
Its funny all the complaints about the shoes, lets see pictures of this shit and see your said "complaints"
post #9269 of 10357
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

Its funny all the complaints about the shoes, lets see pictures of this shit and see your said "complaints"


He put those in his first post, click the link.

post #9270 of 10357
Thanks for that. I still see absolutely nothing wrong with those. Your gonna wear them and creases will develop. Are you expecting something that will be perfect and sit in a museum case? I mean really thats a bit absurd
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