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The Official Artisanal "streetwear" footwear (boots, shoes, sandals) thread (Guidi, CCP, Augusta, M.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by eckblk, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. sinnedk

    sinnedk Well-Known Member

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    i think moo will like these, where to kop eck?
     
  2. eckblk

    eckblk Well-Known Member

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    mercury jp for the incarnation. BBS is not out yet.
     
  3. Magic1

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    I'd be down with A1923, but the price is just nuts...and when buying second hand, the variance in shape and sizing makes finding a good fit tough too.

    I like guidi a lot, but I want a boot with more structure, guidis are too much like a pair of socks for me and they offer zero support. that being said, they look awesome.
    For this market, the best thing for me is ccp, since they're structured and accomodate a boot tuck, but alas, the price, again... plus, many of them are just tooo destroyed for my taste.


    but yes, I want to hear more about layer-0 !!!
     
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    It is, yes.
     
  5. docus

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    With regard to the construction, Layer-0 are put together by the same people that made CDiem in years gone by, and who also make m.a+ now, and the quality is exactly the same. When it comes to comfort and the breaking in period, that varies from boot to boot, depending on the leather used and the shape. My Layer-0 lace-up boots are made from beautiful Guidi calf leather and were comfortable right from the first wear. It's the same for all the other Layer-0 footwear I own/have owned. They fit TTS, and are perfectly comfortable, with no issues at all. They've all improved with wear, developing lovely creasing, just as you would expect. They are the equal of any of the other brands in this bracket. The only thing that really separates Layer-0, CDiem, m.a+, Augusta, Guidi etc is the aesthetic, since they are all made to the highest standards, and from the highest quality leather. It's up to you what you think of the aesthetic, but they can't be faulted at all on the construction or fit. Personally, I love the aesthetic. It may come down to what clothes you're pairing it with - I wear almost exclusively a mix of CDiem / L'Maltieri, LUC, Individual Sentiments, Marvielab and m.a+, and I find Layer-0 works perfectly with this sort of minimalist, artisanal style.

    Here's what I'm wearing today - Layer-0 derbies, worn with Marvielab linen trousers. Apologies for the bad photo, the light in my room is poor.

    [​IMG]
     
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    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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    i ended up ordering a new incarnation leather jacket through hlorenzo. guide leather jacket is amazing

     
  7. brad-t

    brad-t Well-Known Member

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    Those BBS boots look awesome. I hope someone will post more pics soon.

    With regards to those incarnation boots ... hum, idk, the spidery laces and how far the lacing goes to the toebox kinda bother me.
     
  8. Magic1

    Magic1 Well-Known Member

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    ,thanks docus!

    I can't behind the bbs or the incarnation boots...
     
  9. curiouscharles

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    I can attest to the quality of Layer-0 footwear. Alessio uses either Guidi or Horween leathers (horween being the leather often used in Carpe Diem shoes). I personally own two pairs (rubber-band derbies, and painted canvas over leather ankle boots), and I can tell you they hold up just as good, if not better than my m.a+ tall staple boots (made with Guidi cow leather). Mind you, nothing really seems to compare to my m.a+ bison leather backzips. ;D
     
  10. Lane

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    my boots are finally coming next week, the waits killin meehh
     
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    i know altieri collabed with allessio but first time i hear same ppl make layer-0 as cd/ma+


    until you guys post some more pics of actual shoes, i am not convinced, construction/quality is not a question, its the look i am worried about
     
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    which ones?
     
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    thanks for that, now i dont want anything from layer-0, wtf was that?

    what a pretentious load of crap!
     
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  15. thatoneguy

    thatoneguy Well-Known Member

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    wat
     
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    haha, welcome to artisanal branding, all i noticed was the boots look good ;p
     
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    I was eyeing this pair of Layer-0:

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    But they are just too aged looking, there is way too much distressing on the soles especially and I find it distracting ...
     
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    Thanks for the video. The AV_Field "casting" video is cool too.

    Layer-0 always has some great non-footwear pieces every season- sadly I missed out on a double layered tee from Sartorialoft this season. :(



    Unc- they look fine! If you want a cleaner look- start saving for some M.A+ boots.
     
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  19. brad-t

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    eck do you know if there will be any suede/reverse tall lace-ups in ma+ this season?
     
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    eckblk Well-Known Member

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    ^^
    If you have a style in mind just special order it. reverse cow or reverson bison. I'm not really sure what store bought what. Which boot do you want?
     
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