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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. Oski

    Oski Well-Known Member

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    I've had Guidi baby calf and horse. Wore the calf in rain, ice and snow. Held up great.
    Wore my horse backzips to Riot Fest on Sunday and they put up with fields of mud and soggy grass.
    Feet stayed dry and they look pretty bad ass dirty with the dry mud, I figured to let it come off on its own.
    So from my experience with two types of Guidi leathers I can vouch that they take a good beating.
    NicelyNice knows all about that as well, his worn pairs are amazing.
     
  2. sinnedk

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    i think donkey is softer than horse from what i've read. i may have seen some guidi in donkey but cannot recall.

    how do people judge scratch resilience of bison leather? with horse scratches buff out super easily...
     
  3. AlexanderTG

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    Thanks, guys. Still on the fence.

    Edit:

    Now these are thrown into the mix. They're kind of exactly what I'm looking for and in cordovan. But I'm not sold on the upturned toe box. For those who own them does the toe eventually flatten out over time?



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  4. nahneun

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    Yes, upturn toes flatten out as you wear them
     
  5. eckblk

    eckblk Well-Known Member

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    A- get the other last.
     
  6. Torchiere

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    I have a pair of 988 backzips in donkey for a few years now. The leather is quite thick but supple.

    Also it is a bit shiny, lacquer-like, especially when new. Not sure if that's because of the leather itself, or the treatment that Guidi uses.

    I can take some pictures later.
     
  7. uzairh

    uzairh Well-Known Member

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    /\ Pictures will be great! Guidi's look much better after a lot of wear.

    Some AW14-15 L-0:

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  8. AlexanderTG

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    Very cool. Thanks. I guess I'm not into the shiny so much.

    Did yours eventually become more matte?
     
  9. AlexanderTG

    AlexanderTG Well-Known Member

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    @eckblk is that the L-0 last (above) you mean?
     
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  11. AlexanderTG

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    Hmm, call me crazy but I think I like the other last better, at least from the pics. A bit more nondescript and subtle.

    If it's a comfort issue then I can see holding off (I do have wide feet). But as far as general looks I think I like the look of this toe box better. I'm admittedly new to this. But just my initial reaction.

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  12. AlexanderTG

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    Very nice. But I'm looking for a lower profile boot. Something that's easy on/easy off.

    Edit: I think those would be too small for me anyway. But thank you.
     
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  13. sinnedk

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    I personally like the slimmer/pointier last of L0 but it just depends in your taste. I recommend asking for a top down shot to see the shape and then choose.

    Also I had a pair of a1923 that came quite upturned and yes eventually the toebox will come down but never fully flat like cm shoes. I think that's fine since you walk all the time and shoes bend

    Re matte, well that depends on several things such as the leather type/treatment, polish vs just letting shoes be... If the finish is matte I'd expect the shoe to be that way.
     
  14. el Bert

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    Why not just get Guidi boots then?
     
  15. AlexanderTG

    AlexanderTG Well-Known Member

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    It's between Guidi 994s, Guidi-leather KKA chukkas or the aforementioned Layer-0.

    Tough choice.
     
  16. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial

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  17. el Bert

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    I would go with either Guidi or Layer-0, leather of layer-0 is really top notch but I really like Guidi in terms of variations of color, if I had another choice id probably go with something variations of color. If your planning on getting another black boots id say go with layer-0. KKA will be too similar to what you already have.
     
  18. brad-t

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    Which are you referring to?
     
  19. AlexanderTG

    AlexanderTG Well-Known Member

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    My non-sneaker collection now includes:

    A1923 work boots
    Guidi 698
    CCP derbies
    (All above are black)

    Cdiem S23m (dark blue)

    I think the KKA would fit in nicely. They just have a very unique shape that might not be easy to wear with non-baller gear.
     

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