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Converse Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by CorporateFresh, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. BB1

    BB1 Well-Known Member

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    Wow Purcell boat shoes, what a great idea! Will there be a J. Crew version made from a specially distressed canvas supplied by a world renowned supplier in Italy? If so, I may wait for that version to become available. The extra $20 or so higher price for the J. Crew model is usually worth it in my experience.
     
  2. il ciclista

    il ciclista Well-Known Member

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    Wanted to ask this about Chucks... mostly pertaining to their quality of recent years...

    Recently picked up my first pair of Chuck Taylors in about 5 years (excepting the Varvatos Chucks I picked up about 5 months ago). The last pair I got, and all the other pairs from before then have the traditional brown, all-rubber sole. This new pair I got... looks to have some weirdo combination of brown rubber and some kind of fibrous-looking composite? When did they start doing that? I haven't worn the new pair long enough to know how they will wear on the bottom... anyone have any input on this? Also noticed the diamond-pattern of the toe surround is quite stretched around the very front of the shoe, but more uniform on the sides. Not that I'm quite complaining about them; they just look a bit haphazardly made than all my old pairs.


    i have a pair of ponys like that, but never have i seen a converse made that way. Really strange, i just bought a pair and they weren't like that. You sure they are authentic, are they one stars?
     
  3. WorkingClassDude

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    i have a pair of ponys like that, but never have i seen a converse made that way. Really strange, i just bought a pair and they weren't like that. You sure they are authentic, are they one stars?

    They are All-stars, "double details." Zappos said 1 left in my size in the color I liked, so I said 'what the hell, I haven't bought a pair of all stars in a while'. I couldn't tell if this material is used cause its cheaper or easier to make or use, or if its supposed to be 'more green'. I still have 1 old ass pair of USA made allstars... still truckin'. I'm pretty new to zappos, are they known at all for sending out shittier kicks?
     
  4. RFX45

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    http://www.amazon.com/Converse-Jack-.../dp/B00379D5U8

    converse.com also has them for the same price.


    Thanks, didn't know they were out already.


    I like Converse though, more specifically the Jack Purcell. I have several pairs and just got these in from Gilt.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. melonadejello

    melonadejello Well-Known Member

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    ^^^
    Those are fuckin' fly.
     
  6. hendrix

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    really like them. hmmm, wonder what my leather chucks will look like if i change out the laces for string laces.
     
  7. Robert

    Robert Well-Known Member

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    Those do look very rocking.
     
  8. WorkingClassDude

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    Are those Purcell hi's shown a few pages back at *all* available through a US vendor? Or straight japan? My brother was in Japan recently and I would have made him look for me...
     
  9. Fluery

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    Yeah - is there any easy and relatively inexpensive way to buy from Japan? Seems like all the coolest models are Japan only.
     
  10. WorkingClassDude

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    Thanks, didn't know they were out already.


    I like Converse though, more specifically the Jack Purcell. I have several pairs and just got these in from Gilt.
    [​IMG]


    Those are Race Arounds, right? Those actually don't look too bad. Looking at just pics of the product alone they look kinda meh, but when I see them being worn they look pretty slick.
     
  11. aypeeone

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    Those are Race Arounds, right? Those actually don't look too bad. Looking at just pics of the product alone they look kinda meh, but when I see them being worn they look pretty slick.

    Same thoughts here but your fit pics are inching me closer and closer to picking up a pair for myself. Looks good!
     
  12. RFX45

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    Those are Race Arounds, right? Those actually don't look too bad. Looking at just pics of the product alone they look kinda meh, but when I see them being worn they look pretty slick.

    Yup, those are race arounds. I've liked them ever since I first saw them at Nordstrom several months ago and when it went on sale at Gilt, I just couldn't pass it up.
     
  13. WorkingClassDude

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    Couldn't resist; picked up some Race Arounds. They came with white laces alongside the black in the box... I'm gonna go with the black for now, but it's nice to have an option, let alone a spare set if something breaks. After I got them I saw them on 6pm.com for $57 but whatevs. It looks like they only have 9's 9.5's and 10's...
     
  14. WorkingClassDude

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    Does anyone recall an approximate time the Jack Purcell turf slip was last available?

    EDIT: nvm, just got in my eBay'd pair and they came in a box that says '08 Converse Century'. So I guess they stopped making them by 09.
     
  15. Dizzle

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    Just got some of these sweet All Star Denims:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. DrZRM

    DrZRM Well-Known Member

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    Figure I'll X-post these here. Ordered these a few days back, delivery should be tomorrow. CTS (Chuck Taylor Skate) hi-tops. They will be available in white too by the summer, both hi and low. First pair of sneakers I've bought in ages.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. CorporateFresh

    CorporateFresh Well-Known Member

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    I get the JP boat shoes because they are JACK PURCELL! C'mon son!
     
  18. CorporateFresh

    CorporateFresh Well-Known Member

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    What is the try-hardness to distance from boat ratio for Sperrys? Does it work on an inverse square law, as in do you have to take off your Sperrys as you step off the boat or be tazered by the fashion police? Or is it more logarithmic, where you could wear your Sperrys for a potential Sart pic in the meat packing district because just maybe you could have got lost on your way to the nearest wharf?

    HAHAHAHAHAHA
     
  19. CorporateFresh

    CorporateFresh Well-Known Member

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    I'm a 13E in Red Wings, and a 14 in Adidas - so with Purcells I should probably get a 14, yes?

    Yes, 14. However, I hardly ever see Jack Purcell's available in above a 12.
     
  20. snuff_daddy

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