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Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    kangaroo is great. The only problem is that while it has great tensile strength (thinking of getting roo laces to replace my Guidi ones, which, predictably, suck, and have broken a couple of times already), it's pretty thin, so it is not as abrasion or puncture resistant as you might want something to be.
     


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    Ligament is a bitch to heal, tore 100% of my anterior foot ligament about 5 years ago and it still sometimes turns purple [​IMG] But it was usable after injuring within a few months so rest up well
     


  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I had a prof in grad school who had a theory that I found hilarious in my 20s and I had an unbreakable body - 2-a-days, 3-a-days, adventure racing, which is essentially like a crossfit competition, but with a point, combat sports, ate like crap and still stayed in shape. He said that our bodies are like cars, You only have so many miles on it before it starts to break down. Now, he was no paragon of athleticism. But he was in his late 60s, early 70s, and he would do this very, very, very, light workout, every day. He told me that it was like taking the car out and going around the block a few times.

    At 41, which significant injuries and health crap all piling up, I'm starting to think that maybe he had a point. Maybe the right course of action is to job slowly for 15 minutes a day, do a few pushups and crunches. Do a plank and a few pullups if you are feeling crazy. Rinse and repeat for 60 years, and you'll be laughing at the ex-athletes who an hardly walk.
     


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    cocostella Senior member

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    RFT - After all these years, I don't know what size mmm boot I wear. CP Achilles 45, AE 12, ConAS 11... Am I a 45 or 46? I think it's the gats that run smaller, no? Thx
     


  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    At least a 46. I am a 43 in CPs. and my 44 GATS are considerably tighter.
     


  6. cocostella

    cocostella Senior member

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    So, mmm boots 45... Gats 46? Or, boots 46. Gats SOL.? No width issues, FYI. Feet slightly narrow.
     
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    dmash Senior member

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    The general consensus has always been (for example):

    MMM Boots 42
    CP 42
    MMM 43


    @LA Guy

    When I owned my last pair of GATs a few years ago, I actually just did a 42 as well in those. I felt they were the same as my CPs, minus a little length. Maybe I was wearing them too small. :embar:
     
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    Francks Senior member

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    Anyone has experience with yoox 8 brand?
    Can't even find a website, maybe it's only available at Yoox.

    Looking for these suits specifically (navy and charcoal flannels)

    [​IMG]
     


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    Francks Senior member

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    I agree
     


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    Copy. That's what I thought I remembered. Thanks all...
     


  11. dmash

    dmash Senior member

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    What are you looking at Coco? I feel MMM boots (at least the most recent seasons) aren't up to par quality wise if it's a design you can find elsewhere. They've always been overpriced but I feel MMM has been getting worse with some footwear. This is just my opinion though, take it how you will. GATs always seem pretty consistent though.
     
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    I wear same size MMM boots as CP Achilles and generally have some wiggle room.
     


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    Of course you can't find shit on 8, an ungoogleable name. They deserve to go out of business. You are the 3rd person to ask on the last 4 days, and the consensus is that their stuff will make your pecker fall off. That isn't true, but you can't find the threads to know if it is or isn't, and they don't have a social media team who can find this post
     


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    MMM 22 suede side-zips with the slightly thicker (not creeper-ish) rubber sole.
     


  15. LA Guy

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    Boots are different. Gats run small though. I have a pair of 43 GATS, and my toes jam right up against the toe box. I feel like I could play 90 minutes of soccer. My many pairs of size 43 CPs? A nice bit of wriggle room.
     


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