1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Common Projects F/W 12-13

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by afixedpoint, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. elisiX

    elisiX Senior member

    Messages:
    1,106
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Yoyo's CPs do look heavily worn, but he others following from the others which are also ruined are not trashed.

    I've had 2 pairs which tore along the sole stitch line but they were the Tournament Suede Lows.

    Never had any issues with the lined models, so am surprised as I believed the above pairs to be lined/stronger.

    That said, mine tore right through at the ball on both, and we're unlined. These are treating in other places.
     
  2. dan138zig

    dan138zig Senior member

    Messages:
    915
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Location:
    Indonesia
    2 days after acquiring my first CP I already want another pair :satisfied: I'm eyeing for the original vintage low in black & white, preferably the leather ones. now before I make the splurge, are there other cheaper options? I've looked at the CP Alternatives thread but I'm not satisfied with the suggestions (superga, stan smith). also, how to know when a store has their CP's on sale? thank you very much.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2014
  3. Raindrop

    Raindrop Senior member

    Messages:
    1,158
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    I would just save up for the original Achilles.

    Most CPs go on sale at the end of every season F/W + S/S. Not sure about the white/black Achilles though, they usually sell out before then or at first drop.
     
  4. dan138zig

    dan138zig Senior member

    Messages:
    915
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Location:
    Indonesia
    Yeah, that's the problem. Even when they're on sale, there are usually only the big sizes left.
     
  5. linds_15

    linds_15 Senior member

    Messages:
    632
    Joined:
    May 24, 2011
    Location:
    Toronto
    
    this. what size are you trying to find on sale? i got my black low achilles for 50 off, but that was more luck than anything, just kept checking all stockists around sale time. white achilles low i never found on a big sale, but got a good price from TBS, with a coupon code + at the time there was a good exchange rate. main thing is your size though, dont see 39-42 in the mainline stuff on sale. im a 44 btw
     
  6. dan138zig

    dan138zig Senior member

    Messages:
    915
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Location:
    Indonesia
    I'm a 43. 42 can do but it'll be snug.
     
  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Messages:
    33,461
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2002
    Location:
    Moscow, Idaho
    



    If it's something that you really want, just buy at the best retail price that you can find. Probably tres bien is your best bet.
     
    1 person likes this.
  8. dan138zig

    dan138zig Senior member

    Messages:
    915
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Location:
    Indonesia
    Tres bien is good, but I'll just lurk around the classifieds and eBay. I don't need it fast (and new) anyway :)
     
  9. Piqued

    Piqued Member

    Messages:
    9
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Just a quick question: Is the sizing for the derbies the same as the Achilles?
     
  10. ImaPro

    ImaPro Senior member

    Messages:
    1,256
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Buy from tres bien at retail or early season coupon code. Theyll still be 20% off. Or from the corner now they have a 20%.
     
  11. skitlets

    skitlets Senior member

    Messages:
    2,310
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Location:
    DC
    

    Yes, same as the non-padded regular Achilles.
     
  12. cezinho

    cezinho Senior member

    Messages:
    573
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    starting to like the blue leather version. any suggestion to buy it at good price in Europe?
     
  13. dan138zig

    dan138zig Senior member

    Messages:
    915
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Location:
    Indonesia
    I need some advice for my next CP purchase. The options are these (just generally since they may vary a bit depending on season):

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I'm planning to wear them with my skinny (7" hem) black (united dry black/black) and/or light grey (n&f arctic) jeans. which do you think will be the most suitable model for each jeans and the most versatile one so I can wear it with either jeans? I also have indigo jeans but I assume black sneakers like these don't look too hot if worn with indigo jeans?

    your input will be greatly appreciated! thanks!
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2014
  14. Raindrop

    Raindrop Senior member

    Messages:
    1,158
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    All black lows if you can find them.
     
  15. random-guy

    random-guy Member

    Messages:
    5
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2014
    low achilles white are the most versatile
     
  16. dan138zig

    dan138zig Senior member

    Messages:
    915
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Location:
    Indonesia
    

    yeah they're handsome, but my doubt is due to the common thinking that black shoes are hard to pull off. does it not apply to CP or something? :/


    for all-white shoes I already ordered a pair of superga.
     
  17. brian11

    brian11 Member

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2014
    Anyone else have experience with the perforated low?

    I got a pair of this season's black perforated lows. I'm a size 10 in Vans, size 10 in most Nikes, sometimes 10.5.

    I got size 43, and it was long and not that tight; there was even some heel lift. I've jsut sent them back for a pair of 42.

    Is that normal? I read somewhere that SS '12, the perforated fit smaller.
     
  18. VJAYEYE

    VJAYEYE Senior member

    Messages:
    212
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    ^^^ that's right. I'm same here as well.
     
  19. ImaPro

    ImaPro Senior member

    Messages:
    1,256
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    They are just a little tighter due to the slimmer sole I believe.
     
  20. brian11

    brian11 Member

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2014
    Really? Maybe its the leather of the uppers.

    I found them long (as per the norm) but I did not find them slim or restrictive at all. I have regular sized feet, maybe slightly wider than regular, but not wide, and I was wearing moderately thick athletic socks. Despite the width of my feet +socks, I was getting a bit of foot shift and heel lift.

    I've got a pair of achilles vintage in 43 coming in tomorrow, I'll see how the fit compares, but I defintiely did have to size down on the perforated.
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2014

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by