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Recent purchases - Part II

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by scott.m, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    @Superb0bo are they the straight leg le laboureurs? They look good. I'm still tempted by the ridiculous Largeot velours taille haute
     
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  3. Find Finn

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    Geismar
     
  4. Superb0bo

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    Yes, its the straight leg/low waist (the latter is a lie, probably the most high waisted pants I have. Looks almost drop crotch on me). You if anyone could wear that insane high waisted style, but I still think the low waisted ones are a lot more wearable.
     
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  5. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    It's the decison between going for versatility or something that will definitely make a statement :) I was looking at this season's Cabourn corduroy, but his prices have gone from being a stretch to completely beyond me.
     
  6. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Rico Suave

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    I'd wear the shit out of these. Gray and navy fits all day
     
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  7. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Rico Suave

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    Maison Martin Margiela

    Stitched Cowl Knit

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  8. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Is the 2nd knit on the webshop?
     
  9. Steel28

    Steel28 Senior member

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    EG brown homespun Bedford

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  10. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Rico Suave

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    e-Boutique, LVR, FARFETCH, Matches...all over the place
     
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  11. phosej

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    I recently purchased this pair of sidezip boots from the emerging brand Story et Fall, which I heard of through Razele's review (http://www.styleforum.net/t/164746/recent-purchases-part-ii/44940_30#post_7261621). The brand certainly evokes comparisons to MMM/CP/SLP, etc. in terms of aesthetic and design elements. As I have been looking for black boots similar to the iconic MMM sidezips for a while, I decided to take a chance on these ones. I don't think there's much information out there about this brand yet, so here's a short review.

    When I received the package, I was surprised to see it shipped from a Chinese address; I had assumed it would be from Sweden. It came in a simple white box with black lettering, and inside were some nice hand written materials including the name of the person who made the shoes and packed it for me. That was a nice touch. It also came with two large white dustbags.

    The shoes themselves felt solid. I'm no expert on shoe construction or materials, but I believe the leather uppers are very good quality, much better than I expected at this price point. The calf leather was supple and had a good hand feel. The leather was not completely smooth and uniform but showed some uneven veining. When I inquired about that, I was told by customer care that it is a full grain calf leather sourced from New Zealand. The removable insole and soft leather lining helps make the shoes comfortable to walk in, but time will tell how well they break in.

    As for the construction, the website does state that these boots are cemented (glued) and not properly stitched, yet on the leather outsoles you can clearly see some "stitching" detail. Apparently, they will move on to using genuine Goodyear construction in the future. The blacked out YKK zipper is nice and operates smoothly, but I wish the zipper was of a higher YKK quality and more robust feeling. The level of detailing and finishing was very good, not what I would expect from Chinese made boots, but more similar to those made in Portugal or Spain.

    Lastly, when I received delivery of the shoes, I had to pay additional duties/taxes/collection fees to the DHL express carrier. I was upset about that, but that's part of being an international customer. However, all things considered, I'm happy with my purchase.

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  12. 5354

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    How much were duties if you don't mind me asking? I was thinking of possibly picking up their hand-welted model.
     
  13. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I know it's weird, but I'm really happy with this pair of 8 year-old used pants.
     
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  14. t3hg0suazn

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    It's amazing how well quality items survive the test of time.
     
  15. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Rico Suave

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  16. zxcvbn

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    don't know if my wardrobe is even ready for this [​IMG]
     
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  18. brokeassp

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    That`s fuggen awesome! I was considering the 995 in brown donkey
     
  19. Synthese

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    ohhhh yes good
     
  20. fischyyy

    fischyyy Well-Known Member

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    Just arrived, got them for 50% off.

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