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Are these the Nike I am looking for?

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let me see if my reading paid off.

Im going to guess no. That is a Cortez but a recent one. The computerized tag on the inside should have the date on the bottom - the good Cortez are before those tags, and especially the ones that Forrest Gump wore.

How'd I do?
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Thanks for the info on Vicuna!

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Don't quote me on this, but I believe I read that you cannot get "true" ancient madder anymore because one or more of the original dyes used was found to be toxic. The only way to get the real deal is to go with vintage.
The same goes for bleeding madras. The real stuff has carcinogens used in the production process. Then again, what does it madder?
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

let me see if my reading paid off.

Im going to guess no. That is a Cortez but a recent one. The computerized tag on the inside should have the date on the bottom - the good Cortez are before those tags, and especially the ones that Forrest Gump wore.

How'd I do?


i'd add that there's a very healthy market for repros if they're some rare dope colorway or one of the fabled LOOKSEE samples or something. 

 

one of those Round 2-type joints opened up in my town so now one of my local shops is full of dope-ass fakes. boo.

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Are these the Nike I am looking for?

 

They are, they're Cortez's in the original colourway of the shoe. These were made in 2008.

 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

let me see if my reading paid off.

Im going to guess no. That is a Cortez but a recent one. The computerized tag on the inside should have the date on the bottom - the good Cortez are before those tags, and especially the ones that Forrest Gump wore.

How'd I do?

 

He dun good. The shoe was a joint effort from Onitsuka & 'Blue Ribbon Sports' (Name before Nike)

 

 

 

From my 'Golden Kicks, the shoes that changed sport' book.

 

"When it came to naming the shoe, the name Aztec was chosen to honour to host city of the upcoming Olympic Games. When Adidas released the Azteca Gold, they threatened to sue unless the name was withdrawn. With his characteristic dry wit, Bill Bowerman suggested 'Cortez', after the Spanish conquistador who conquered the Aztec empire"

(Late 60s/Early 70s)

 

Another reason why I love Nike.

 

@Bahljs isn't the only sneaker freaker here ;) :hide:

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Shit I left them
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I figured if anyone can appreciate a solid black wool peacoat - even one made for a fashion doll - it will be you gents. My weekend project.

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^ From the thumbnail at the top of the page I almost thought someone photographed a good peacoat and had stabbed knitting needles through the front for some reason. Interesting.

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if margiela did a peacoat with giant knitting needles stabbed through it'd be a thing for sure.

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if margiela did a peacoat with giant knitting needles stabbed through it'd be a thing for sure.

 

That'll probably come from Japan before Europe.

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Engineered garments leather would be a pop for me. Still going.
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if margiela did a peacoat with giant knitting needles stabbed through it'd be a thing for sure.

I saw a similar thing in TK(J) Maxx earlier; the coat had 3 massive zips parallel to each other going down the coat by MMM. It was £150, I wish I snapped it up but didn't have time, shit was awesome as hell.
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Just a couple quick grabs today on the way home from the gf's:

 


Brioni is mint (dry cleaner giveaway).

Freenote is a brand I wasn't aware of. Seemed well made, then I saw MSRP for them is like $220+ and it was instantly over the shoulder.

Supreme is a POP for me if it's legit. Seems decently made and the branding looks okay for now, but I'm not a Supreme guy.

Orvis vest rolled out on a fresh rack right in front of me as I was leaving. Mint except for the damn goodwill marking on the label.

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Uh oh... apparently that Supreme shirt is something special:

 

 

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