Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by eckblk, Jun 10, 2011.
He sacrificed his social skills for knowledge
i dont have to tell you anything
Pretty sure its the same as anywhere else. You fake it and keep on faking it with great confidence and authority until you buy into your own hype.
As clueless dumbass newbs show up on a daily basis and read your posts with a great deal of naivety, lack of prior context and who want to believe the same things you do (That the boots they lust after are the best in the world from all stand points from materials, to craftsmanship, to aesthetic, to personal attention from Simone Cecchetto). Eventually your newb-base builds up and feeds itself.
You validate the myths you have incepted into them and they validate and regurgitate them back to you. Works every time.
People want to believe the shit they are into is the best in the world from all angles and wallow in it with fellow koolaid drinkers. Hype, it works.
Went to SF last week and checked out the stuff at Downtown Shop and Archive....
Only thing left at Downtown Shop were these Layer-0 backzips. The leather looked gross...
Archive had some good A1923. Really liked these:
There were some Guidi and M.A+ also in the stores. The giant Guidi bag in green at Downtown shop was nice; wonder if it comes in a smaller size.....
Yeah, this seems pretty likely to me.
I can't speak to how CCP or most of these brands are made, but i'm 99% sure that at least some of the m_moria shoes are hand made (read:handwelted).
How do I know this? Because they feature a Goiser/tirolese welt. Something that's (to my knowledge) impossible to achieve with a machine.
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I'd also like to point out that the same factory (and these aren't really factories the way we think of them, they're more like workshops) can make shoes to different standards.
The shoemaker that I use used to make uppers for other companies. I'm sure he probably also made some blake stitched shoes for various clients.
sinnedk reminds me of those white kids who start martial arts because they watch too much anime. He's the kid who flaunts his limited knowledge of japanese, does those exaggerated anime style kamaes, and desperately seeks acceptance from his asian peers who have been doing said martial arts since they were little.
this is extra stupid
Sinnedk: the problem with talking to merchants is that they often don't know what they're talking about. Also there's the obvious fact that they have a product to sell. Clouding it further is that definitions are not set in stone.
We all know that "hand made" can mean different things to different people. Just look at the John Lobb Paris RTW and Edward Green sites; pronouncing hand made when we all know that they're machine welted. "Made by a single person" does not mean made better (although there is an association). It just means made by a single person.
You can basically claim that any method of production is the best if you want to. Marketing is not peer-reviewed.
hendrix i know that, and i would of been happy to chat about it if a few people would of been dicks...
what do you mean gross? do tell more!! I am thinking of dropping some cash on the layer-0s
I made a thread Loake boot sizing but it seems relevent to just post it here
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Probably not going to get the answer you're looking for here bud. Try over in MC?
Loake make a good budget machine made shoe in the 1880 range. Their aesthetic is not particularly streetwear, you might have more luck asking on the Men's Clothing side of the forum. In general though, size down one from your US shoe size. Better to ask people with more experience though.
It looked like it was rotten leather. The scarring//treatment/whatever was way too overdone....
IMO, if you are looking to get a pair for full price, there are much better options. Check with Sartorialoft or PNP.
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