The Official Artisanal "streetwear" footwear (boots, shoes, sandals) thread (Guidi, CCP, Augusta, M.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by eckblk, Jun 10, 2011.

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    Layer-0 are hand made.
     


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    m.a+ and guidi are both "hand-made"... meaning they're made in a "factory" of "highly skilled workers"

    meaning, a very small team of unionized trades-people / artisans who are probably better at making shoes than the lazy people at A1923 :embar:
     


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    care to expand on the a1923 part
     


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    Really glad your experience was a positive one, hopefully our new drops will entice you further!

    Teaser:

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    Oh, nothing much to expand on really... they are, indeed, handmade - to the point that it's detrimental to their distribution. A1923 are notoriously late (by months, and months) on their deliveries because they can't make their footwear fast enough. (sorry for if my previous post seemed derisive at all, 'twas but tongue-in-cheek as it was never easy to explain to clients why A1923 STILL hadn't arrived one, two, three months after we promised)

    Mind you, the really impressive part is how Simone actually sources and tans his leathers himself - which adds a lot of time to the whole process (as opposed to just nabbing the leather from Guidi or Horween).
     
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    i actually know all that, so how can you call them lazy?

    if anything they are not lazy and are very diligent at making shoes but are really bad a scheduling and delivering. Appears Simone is bad with the business side of things and streamlining his output and commitment to merchants. FYI many merchants have complained about simone's delivery and business practices. I guess its all about the creation for him. I ponder to ask if CCP is good with his releases and if he is now, was he when he started out?
     


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    He was being ironic.
     


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    Uzairh, I'm familiar with that interview, it's a great read - I've actually interviewed Simone myself but the article was never realized because of a bunch of complications.

    sinnedk - I edited my post (after re-reading it) to clarify that I was just being tongue-in-cheek. Just a friendly jab at them from an ex sales associate full of missed promises! ;p I cannot comment on Carol as I've never sold it myself at retail, but I do know many people who do / have worked for the brand, and based on their experience (and my own dealing with their customer service) I must say I've been pleasantly surprised / impressed with their professionalism and ability to communicate effectively.
     


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    i get it now :)! and appreciate the info/contribution from your experience, i would be very interested to read your interview with simone if you can share.
     


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    I had read that all m.a.+ shoes were made by the same person, though perhaps that was BS.
     


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    Quick question about Augusta sizing.

    I wear:
    44 Guidi
    43 MMM GATs
    42 MMM Sidezips
    42 CP
    42 KVA
    41.5 Buttero Laceup Combats
    10.5 Vans

    Would I wear a 43 Augusta?

    EDIT: to clarify: AW 2011 or SS 2012 Augusta sizing.

    Thank you.
     
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    ^Depends on the year homie. You dooz gotta realize with these handmade shoes that season to season (especially with Augusta) the sizing differs. Hell even the same shoe may differ a little bit in the same size.




    However, on that note, I'd say if you're talking about more current season I'd say you wear a 43.
     


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    more like a 42 dont you think?


    for reference my sizing
    buttero = 43.5
    guidi = 46
    a1923 = 44

    if current season then i'd recommend a 42, a 43 wont hurt you but will leave room

    you are literally 2 sizes smaller than i am in guidi/buttero which makes you a 42
     


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