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Chuck Taylors: White or off-white?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Brigden, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Mrs. Savage

    Mrs. Savage Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    personally I think that the off white is the better way to go. IMO it will go with more things and not look so "new" like the bright white ones. I think the bright white would be better as a spring/summer shoe.
     
  2. xchen

    xchen Senior member

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    As many have said the white ones get really dirty and look better that way, but I still think I am one of the only people on here who opts for both.
     
  3. Philosoph

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    I would wear both, but at least when they're new I think that the Optical White ones are the footwear equivalent of a startlingly over-whitened smile.
     
  4. Becky Rosaly

    Becky Rosaly New Member

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    Go with the "white" ones if hes a fan of dr who, because then he can say he has the exact same shoes as the 10th doctor has. optical white if he like a more brighter colored shoe.
     
  5. MrGimpy

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    Doubletap. One in the head.
     
  6. kiya

    kiya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I fucks only with off-white Chucks.
    True white Chucks remind of some Payless Shoe Source steez.
     
  7. eowynroh

    eowynroh New Member

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    Thank you! I was wondering the same, because my toddler requested white. But when I went shopping, there was only the stark white to choose from. With the growth spurt that happened over night, I didn't have as much time to wait for more options.

    So, I will remove the laces and make a bath of black tea to dye them in to get the same unbleached look that I wanted. I need to antique some papers from a book as well, so this works out well.
     
  8. BB11

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    My old account must have been deactivated, but to answer. Unbleached if you want to do it right (off white). Optical white, to me is an abomination and U.S. A new color. Cons need to be unbleached white or black if you are going for the cool factor. I have been wearing cons for over 50 years so my rules may not fit your needs. Black high tops with red laces are also acceptable. Sorry, I am a snob about cons, still have one made in USA pair in the closet boxed and two other. Like a fool I sold 3 pair on eBay years ago.
     
  9. huckfin

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    Mine started out white and are now somewhere between a beige, yellow, and brown. Hard to clean. Might try off-white for my next pair.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2015

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