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post #24421 of 39341
I haven't handled this version of MMM highs before. Anyone have experience? I seem to remember reading that they look cheaper than say the distressed version.

I have black mids that come from one of the seasons with nice leather, but I have always wanted to get highs when I found them...

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post #24422 of 39341
they're nice get em
post #24423 of 39341

I have the sand brown distressed version and they are quite quite nice if those are <400 I say jump on em.
 

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Originally Posted by acularw View Post

I haven't handled this version of MMM highs before. Anyone have experience? I seem to remember reading that they look cheaper than say the distressed version.
I have black mids that come from one of the seasons with nice leather, but I have always wanted to get highs when I found them...
350


 

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I think that #menswear can be good if properly executed and not full of mangles

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mmhmm NY is all workwear and #menswear unfortunately.


 

post #24425 of 39341
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Originally Posted by acularw View Post

I haven't handled this version of MMM highs before. Anyone have experience? I seem to remember reading that they look cheaper than say the distressed version.
I have black mids that come from one of the seasons with nice leather, but I have always wanted to get highs when I found them...
350

I wouldn't get them. The detailing is not the same as the original. It really looks quite off to me, not good at all.
post #24426 of 39341

The Maison Martin Margiela are really nice. When did these come out?

post #24427 of 39341
I think that's the first time someone completely spelled out mmm, did you learn about the brand from a jay z song?
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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.

That's because the line turned to garbage starting spring 2010.
post #24428 of 39341
marjella
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Originally Posted by smashwindow View Post

I would pay $250 for a pair of PbJs because the price fits the quality. I would not pay $200 for a pair of APCs made in macau (china) of the lowest quality selvedge denim. 



Have you ever been to Macau? Quality manufacturing processes are not exclusive to certain regions of the world. There are plenty of good products coming from Asia, APC denim included. Whether APC's are worth the current price tag is another story, but there are few offerings under $200 which offer good cuts, minimalistic design and long lasting denim like APC.
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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

If you could go ahead and list reasons why APC is lacking in quality, that'd be terrific. The denim in the thigh is the same denim used in the waist, by the way.
post #24430 of 39341
jet, as a knit guy, would you still fuck with Margiela?

also, Superfluous Man, what is your definition of 'quality' in denim anyway?
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Originally Posted by Jabonator View Post

I do have a couple pairs of chinos in different colours. These don't seem like chinos though. Very thin material, and the fit is different (better) than I have on my chinos. These are a bit slimmer, and with a slightly cropped look. Picture is bad. Here's the 'official' picture.
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I like this pair. I think it would especially look chic with a long sleeved shirt and loafers.

 

post #24432 of 39341
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Originally Posted by oneeightyseven View Post

also, Superfluous Man, what is your definition of 'quality' in denim anyway?

"Quality" is a word that gets thrown around often but in a lot of cases it's subjective. I think it's bullshit when people say "zomg don't buy x-brand, teh quality so shitty!11!" yet they don't cite specific reasons for their claims.
post #24433 of 39341
yeah, but I asked your definition. I know what you're saying, which is exactly why I asked for your definition on quality regarding denim.
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Is this legit? I cant find any info on it, but either way I think its pretty cool...

post #24435 of 39341
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I think that #menswear can be good if properly executed and not full of mangles



True, but 99% its mangled and terrible.
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