1. Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 9: A MTM nylon MA-1 bomber from Falcon Garments

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 6th auction of the year is for a nylon MA-1 from Falcon garments. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

I'm sick of converse

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by GoonerPride, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. nomovement

    nomovement Senior Member

    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    chicago
    tretorn
     


  2. sonick

    sonick Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    6,032
    Likes Received:
    483
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2003
    Location:
    Vancouver
    I kinda sorta agree.
    My wife has been wearing them regularly since before I met her, 8 years ago, she looks great and shouldn't stop because of the trend.

    I live in Vancouver, and I find that Chuck's are not as ubiquitous as they are in other places.

    Anyways, because of that, when I see a girl wearing Chuck's, I always take a second glance, just coz that's cool. When a girl is rockin super-clean puma's with her Puma track-suit and a puma leather bag, I assume she's stuck up or has horrible taste in music (likely both).

    But when a girl wears Chuck's (but of course wearing it stylishly, and not wearing it like a slob), in my mind I'd imagine her to be pretty chill, and listens to some decent music.

    Just something about a girl who wears Chucks. That and big headphones, girls who rock big headphones are sweet.
     


  3. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    5,753
    Likes Received:
    1,262
    Joined:
    May 5, 2005
    Location:
    London
    That and big headphones, girls who rock big headphones are sweet.
    I was watching Josie and the Pussycats and thought that the girls looked really hot in the recording studio with their -- I think -- RS-1s.
     


  4. thisisme

    thisisme Senior Member

    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    I live in Vancouver, and I find that Chuck's are not as ubiquitous as they are in other places.

    mostly on hongers, but i assume your not talking about them
     


  5. someoneNew

    someoneNew Senior Member

    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Location:
    bay area
    mostly on hongers, but i assume your not talking about them

    Are those the same as heshins?
     


  6. gamelan

    gamelan Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,823
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004

    But when a girl wears Chuck's (but of course wearing it stylishly, and not wearing it like a slob), in my mind I'd imagine her to be pretty chill, and listens to some decent music.

    Just something about a girl who wears Chucks. That and big headphones, girls who rock big headphones are sweet.


    agree agree agree! girls wearing Chucks with no socks. i do find that incredibly sexy.

    -Jeff
     


  7. tundrafour

    tundrafour Senior Member

    Messages:
    403
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle
    My problem with Chucks nowadays is the price. How the hell can some a little bit of canvas, rubber, and two shoelaces work out to $40 (or even more for the typically hideous special/limited edition ones)?

    Yeah, I know, they're popular and it's just supply and demand, but I bought the same shoes for $10 or so in grade school and they were popular then, too. The only difference was that they were made in the US then and are made in China now, which one would think would help keep the cost down.

    Anyway, I've been wearing Chucks since I was a little kid and I don't really want to stop now just because a bunch of other people have them, too. But, at the same time, I do feel like an idiot for considering paying so much for them.
     


  8. sonick

    sonick Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    6,032
    Likes Received:
    483
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2003
    Location:
    Vancouver
    I was watching Josie and the Pussycats and thought that the girls looked really hot in the recording studio with their -- I think -- RS-1s.
    It's been awhile since I watched that movie (I own it on DVD. I used to have a thing for Rachel Leigh Cook [​IMG] ), but I thought they were one of the Joe Grado's silver ones? EDIT: [​IMG] HP-1000's.
     


  9. sonick

    sonick Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    6,032
    Likes Received:
    483
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2003
    Location:
    Vancouver
    mostly on hongers, but i assume your not talking about them
    Yeah, I totally forgot about the Hongers. But I don't know any, and don't speak with any of them normally, so I just ignored them in that statement [​IMG]
     


  10. someoneNew

    someoneNew Senior Member

    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Location:
    bay area
    My problem with Chucks nowadays is the price. How the hell can some a little bit of canvas, rubber, and two shoelaces work out to $40 (or even more for the typically hideous special/limited edition ones)?

    Our Costco has them for $24 (maybe $27). Though the only color choice is dark blue.
     


  11. The False Prophet

    The False Prophet Senior Member

    Messages:
    865
    Likes Received:
    74
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    I think Chucks are pretty much the black Oxfords of the sneaker world - eternally correct, but never too imaginative.

    What I like about them is that they look good worn in, like jeans do, and you don't have to be too precious with them. Ideal for wearing to concerts etc. I buy mine in either black or white.

    There are other canvas shoes - Dunlop Volleys etc - but none really look as good. Evisu do a variant with the bird logo, but I think in messing with the shape of the shoe, it loses a little something...
     


  12. Goblin

    Goblin Senior Member

    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2006
    Location:
    Charleston, WV
    Been wearing black Chuck high-tops for over 20 years. (Not the same pair.) Have outlasted the trendies several times.
     


  13. A Harris

    A Harris Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,582
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    They are pretty much the only sneakers I wear. I'm not planning to stop anytime soon.
     


  14. patience82

    patience82 Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    agree agree agree! girls wearing Chucks with no socks. i do find that incredibly sexy.

    -Jeff


    I've seen a Chucks/fishnets combination. Strangely appealing.
     


  15. Oldboy

    Oldboy Senior Member

    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Black lowtop chucks are my go-to shoes for drunken parties. I don't plan on abandoning them any time soon. [​IMG]
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by