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Chuck Taylor or Jack Purcell?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by tiecollector, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. tiecollector

    tiecollector Distinguished Member

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    I can't decide which one to buy. I plan on wearing them with jeans, lightweight chino-type trouser, shorts or some slim fit suits that can function as separates.

    I was leaning towards these canvas Varvatos Purcells:
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    or these suede (think I'd rather have canvas) limited edition Purcells:
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    or getting some custom chucks made off the converse site.
     


  2. kronik

    kronik Distinguished Member

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    I prefer the suede.
     


  3. nick123

    nick123 Well-Known Member

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    I prefer the suede.

    I 2nd that
     


  4. prozach1576

    prozach1576 Senior Member

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    I like those canvas ones...I've been thinking about getting some light colored Purcells for spring/summer.
     


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    I prefer the suede.
    3rding it.
     


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    mis Well-Known Member

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    Suede definitely. The Rubber bottom part looks so much better
     


  7. DNW

    DNW Stylish Dinosaur

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    I'm not a big fan of the stripes, so the canvase for me. If you can find them w/o stripes, then the suede wins out.
     


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    Vans Era?
     


  9. tiecollector

    tiecollector Distinguished Member

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    Oh, it looks as if you can design your own Purcells on the converse site, at first try it seemed you could only do it with the chucks. I think I'll try a customized pair. edit: I just ordered a pair of these. We'll see how they turn out: [​IMG]
     


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    Between the two: suede, but I have the top ones and they're great too... so... both. [​IMG]
     


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    hossoso Coward and P*ssy

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    I like Purcells over Chucks and I like the styling of the suede you pictured over the canvas but I would probably prefer the canvas in person. There, that doesn't help at all does it?
     


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  13. tiecollector

    tiecollector Distinguished Member

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    If anything, I'd want a cream color. I will probably pick up a pair of chucks in cream.
     


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    I think the ones you designed aren't bad actually (although I wouldn't wear them myself). I've been tinkering with them for a couple of days but not sure how many details I'll change. I think I'll end up with a pair of white purcells with a navy smile and a navy heel stripe, seems ideal for summer to me.
     


  15. BrettChaotix

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    I'd say the top ones only because everyone has the striped style sneakers now, the top ones stand out a little more.
     


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