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I did an awful lot of bong hits listening to Kosmic Debris back in the mid 70's, so don't need to Google it (nearly everything else, however; could be related to the bong hits). Ironically a friend of mine texted me last week to wish me happy bday ( dont ask), and mentioned he was at a Steely Dan show which his wife had dragged him to. He didn't mention Coachella per se, but since he lives in Petaluma, and based on what you're saying, I'd say the idds are pretty good...

Whoa, it's late. One more bong hit, and then to bed ( kidding; don't think I've actually seen a bong since the late 70's. Oh, and in case you're wondering, it was all strictly medicinal).

I made the same poncho reference awhile back, can't remember the poster who was wearing, I believe, an RRL poncho...

 

Anyways, Zappa never really got the props for his great guitar playing...His solo in Zombie Woof was amazing. Going off memory, I think it's 5:40 in.

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Dyna Moe Hum....

 

"Tweezers".

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post #39693 of 49355
Looks like Tres Bien is the cheapest place to buy CPs. The mids all in + shipping to Canada is still almost 40% cheaper than Canadian retail after tax.
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CPs were so yesterday, SLP for the plain black and whites if you ask me slimmer better silouhuette. <-i cannot spell that word and auto-correct ain't working

 

not to mention SLP gold inscription over that obnoxious random coding on the CPs in the heels wear no one can see cuz thats what its all about innit.

 

hate the CP sole as well and that includes RAFS.

 

post #39695 of 49355
I'm not a fan of how those SL sneakers look. The shape of the highs and the thinness of the sole make them almost look like boxing shoes.

I guess they're ideal for someone going for that entire SL aesthetic.
post #39696 of 49355
CP's are classics that will transcend of all these fashion sneakers and still be around when they fold tent
post #39697 of 49355
Lol that is possibly the most asinine thing I've read all day and I spent all day listening to presentations from grad students. Common Projects (founded in 2004) will be around longer Saint Laurent Paris (formerly Yves Saint Laurent, founded in 1961), a brand that is famous outside of the in the know fashion world. Give me a fucking break.

If you like them better, say you think the CPs look better. But don't act like they're some diety and run to their defense when someone makes an opinion about a comparable shoe being subjectively better.

Edit: I realized the above could have been satire. If so, disregard my rant.
post #39698 of 49355
30 years from now, we will remember Common Projects not as a shoe company but as the incredible real estate developer they became once they realized sneakers Were. So. Over.

Yeah, come over for tea. I live in the projects. The Common Projects.
post #39699 of 49355
He said "fashion sneakers" which by that I think he means those particular SLP sneakers not the house itself. What he's saying might be a bit of an exaggeration but I don't think he's far off. Certain New Balance models or Stan Smiths have been the same (ish) for 20+ years. CPs definitely have that possibility. Whether or not they are still in-vogue may change though.
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CPs are way better looking, bottom line. No one would have ever batted an eye at those terrible SLPs if Hedi Slimane's name wasn't attached to the company (big surprise that the guy who posted them has Hedi as his avatar)
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Originally Posted by needhelp123 View Post
 

CPs were so yesterday, SLP for the plain black and whites if you ask me slimmer better silouhuette. <-i cannot spell that word and auto-correct ain't working

 

not to mention SLP gold inscription over that obnoxious random coding on the CPs in the heels wear no one can see cuz thats what its all about innit.

 

hate the CP sole as well and that includes RAFS.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Ken P View Post

He said "fashion sneakers" which by that I think he means those particular SLP sneakers not the house itself. What he's saying might be a bit of an exaggeration but I don't think he's far off. Certain New Balance models or Stan Smiths have been the same (ish) for 20+ years. CPs definitely have that possibility. Whether or not they are still in-vogue may change though.

 

Common Projects and SLP sneakers (and I've seen them side by side, modeled using the same clothes) have a radically different silhouette.  

 

Common projects are definitely the more distinctive. The soles have a uniformly high sidewall, and the toe is somewhat rounder.  On the bad side, they can look rather blobby (I'm not a fan of the famous Achilles).  On the good side, they have a very distinctive "old school sneaker" look and feel.  On women, they look "cute".

 

SLP sneakers have that angled and rounded sole that makes the entire shoe look a lot more streamlined. On the downside, they look a little too streamlined, a little too fussy.  I struggled to describe this, but someone described them better than I could.  They look a bit like an interpretation of a classic sneaker as envisioned by Coach.  I think that they can be stylied to look cool, but I think that they are sort of a miss, especially considering how distinctive some other SLP footwear is.

post #39703 of 49355
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

SLP sneakers have that angled and rounded sole that makes the entire shoe look a lot more streamlined. On the downside, they look a little too streamlined, a little too fussy.  I struggled to describe this, but someone described them better than I could.  They look a bit like an interpretation of a classic sneaker as envisioned by Coach.  I think that they can be stylied to look cool, but I think that they are sort of a miss, especially considering how distinctive some other SLP footwear is.

Hm, I have the SLP high tops and CP Achilles Lows. I actually think your descriptions would be better switched. CPs are a lot more streamlined. SLPs are a lot rounder.

FWIW, CPs feel a bit nicer, while the SLPs feel like crap. I agree if Hedi's name wasn't attached to them, few people would care.

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Hm, I have the SLP high tops and CP Achilles Lows. I actually think your descriptions would be better switched. CPs are a lot more streamlined. SLPs are a lot rounder.

FWIW, CPs feel a bit nicer, while the SLPs feel like crap. I agree if Hedi's name wasn't attached to them, few people would care.

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I'm talking about the sole itself.  The "CP" sole is just the now ubiquitous Margom Serena sole, which has a unform sidewall height, and which goes straight down to the outsole.  The sole used in SLP sneakers is not built like that.  The sole is thicker at the heel and thinner at the toe, and the outsole rounds at the sole.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

post #39705 of 49355
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I'm talking about the sole itself.  The "CP" sole is just the now ubiquitous Margom Serena sole, which has a unform sidewall height, and which goes straight down to the outsole.  The sole used in SLP sneakers is not built like that.  The sole is thicker at the heel and thinner at the toe, and the outsole rounds at the sole.

Ah, I get it. Yea, from an angled view, the SLPs do look a lot more streamlined because of the sole.

Really surprised that, given the price point, Slimane couldn't be bothered to use better materials.
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