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post #24406 of 38122
i dunno what you mean about apc is now made in macau. it's always been made in macau (as far as i can remember and i learned about APCs maybe 7 years ago)
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MMM construction inferior? How so (just wondering)? I have these and they are quite nice. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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When you're buying fashion brands there's gonna be a little trade-off in terms of quality, that's fine.
However, some of the recent margielas have been very, very poor quality and ridiculously inflated price. It's shocking to me to see how much they've cashed in on hype.

Some of the things i've noticed about them:
shitty upper leather
glued soles
cardboard or some type of fibreboard insoles
really really thin soles (although this is part of the design so not really an issue).

Keep in mind i'm a bit of a shoe nerd so I like a lot of shoes for historical/construction reasons in the same way that denim nerds like raw japanese selvedge stitched by himalayan monkeys, when APC NS have inferior quality but are still fine and the styling/cut is more important for most people.

Again, value is relative so if you like them then that's great.
post #24408 of 38122

You can't make a shoe that sleek without glueing the soles, though.

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You can't make a shoe that sleek without glueing the soles, though.

you can.
post #24410 of 38122
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

You can't make a shoe that sleek without glueing the soles, though.

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post #24411 of 38122
look sleek but I like a thicker sole.
post #24412 of 38122
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Originally Posted by andrewgreg View Post

look sleek but I like a thicker sole.

me too, was just illustrating that a thin sole doesn't have to be glued.
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That would definitely work in NY.

mmhmm NY is all workwear and #menswear unfortunately.
post #24414 of 38122
New York is all hoophorn and #bistup
post #24415 of 38122
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Besides lacking in quality I have no clue what you're talking about in terms of fit apc's are way too small in the thigh (for me) and unless I size down 4 the waist always ends up stretching out waaaaaay too much
favorite pair of jeans right now pbj 13 (which do the ps fit better than the ps) and the rogue territory rk-isc
http://www.rogueterritory.com/store/rk/



I have 24' thighs and APCs fit me fine. Just because you have bigger thighs doesn't mean the majority do. For the majority, APC fit is way better than most other brands. There are also five fits in the New Standard, New Cure, Petit Standard, Standard and Rescue. If you got big thighs I have no idea why you would be wearing petit standards.
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what do you wear? Also i'm pretty sure there is only 4 fits/

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I have 24' thighs and APCs fit me fine. Just because you have bigger thighs doesn't mean the majority do. For the majority, APC fit is way better than most other brands. There are also five fits in the New Standard, New Cure, Petit Standard, Standard and Rescue. If you got big thighs I have no idea why you would be wearing petit standards.


 

post #24417 of 38122
no there are 5. though i've never seen standard in north america, only europe.

edit: sorry, it's not called the standard, it's called the cure.
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if you are counting the standard then why not count the cure too
post #24419 of 38122
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

When you're buying fashion brands there's gonna be a little trade-off in terms of quality, that's fine.
However, some of the recent margielas have been very, very poor quality and ridiculously inflated price. It's shocking to me to see how much they've cashed in on hype.
Some of the things i've noticed about them:
shitty upper leather
glued soles
cardboard or some type of fibreboard insoles
really really thin soles (although this is part of the design so not really an issue).
Keep in mind i'm a bit of a shoe nerd so I like a lot of shoes for historical/construction reasons in the same way that denim nerds like raw japanese selvedge stitched by himalayan monkeys, when APC NS have inferior quality but are still fine and the styling/cut is more important for most people.
Again, value is relative so if you like them then that's great.

yeah, I see your point. I know right now, for instance, they have a few models with a rubber sole that feels very porous, like it would last about a month if you did any serious walking in them, and they're $865, if I remember right. They put out a lot of stuff that almost seems like a novelty, mixed in with genuinely nice stuff like these.
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what do you wear? Also i'm pretty sure there is only 4 fits/



I had NS, my current denim is RRL Low Straights, Momotaro 0705SP and Left Field Greasers
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