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

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

  1. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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    This is a terrible idea. Don't do this unless you will be content with boots that are nothing like Augustas.
     
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  2. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Have you seen some of his work and is he a reputable maker?

    Dunno why others think this is a terrible idea.

    You're not going to get something exactly like Augusta but if he makes well you could get something very much to your liking.

    OTOH, $400 does sound a bit suspicious. Generally, full bespoke boots in the States start at around the $1K mark.
     
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  3. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    People buy augusta for their leather treatments and shapes... if you take out half the equation, they're not similar at all anymore.
     
  4. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    well he's already said that the guy doesn't distress leather and he doesn't seem to be too concerned about it...
     
  5. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    it's a disaster waiting to happen.

    the jesus fresco restoration is the perfect analogy:

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  6. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    right.

    Can't trust a bootmaker to make boots, right?
     
  7. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    Let me reiterate this part:

    Augusta double zips wrinkle boot

    Half the appeal of this boot is the distressing. Don't enable bad decisions. That would just be a dick move.

    And note the original to see why it'd be a bad decision:

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  8. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    I don't see any distressing?
     
  9. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    You might need to get your eyes checked if you can't see the wrinkles on the boot...
     
  10. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    also struggling to see how it's a dick move to encourage that he actually talk to someone (who makes boots for a living - they'd probably know better than you or me) whether they have the expertise to makes something like that. Or even if they can't, whether they could make something to the buyer's liking.

    Whatever, there are a few things I seem to be missing in these types of conversations. They're generally over on MC though.
     
  11. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    I don't mean to be a dick here, but you know that wrinkling is not the same as distressing, right?

    I was kinda under the impression that this is achieved simply by lazy/deliberately imperfect lasting, but hey, maybe he should ask the expert i.e. the bootmaker?
     
  12. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    anything that simulates wear is distressed... it's not always about destroying the leather. it's just a bad decision because it will end up looking very different. it'll just be a standard boot...with two zippers.
     
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  13. eckblk

    eckblk Senior member

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    Guys thanks for the advice. basically to clarify I can not drop 2k on a pair of boots ( I could go to 1 k max). the Augustas are the grail for me however I considered cheaper alternatives - the layer-0 back zips - found some fitted pictures and it was not the look i was going for. With all due respect to Simone I am not trying to baztardize his design and I do understand that he has to charge what he charges. So I went to local boot maker in Montreal who has a good reputation who has made boots for friends of mine and asked him. He said that he will not distress but he can make that boot although it is harder to make because it is a one peace of leather on the front. Anyway i am not 100% sure I am gonna go for it so I was asking for your opinion. I think both of you have valid points and really appreciate the conversation. the price for boots in montreal is lower then in US ( cheaper city to live in) so that explains the price. i think it would be more actually since it is a taller boot and he said it might be 400-500$. His leathers are pretty standart nothing antiqued or specially treated but this is the caveat of course. Thank again!
     
  15. eckblk

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    ^^
    1k gives you plenty of options (in the pre-owned market), look for some used Carpes (S21M or S40M). The Augusta boot will eventually go on sale at some point. The SS12 multizip will go on sale at Barneys around Dec.
     
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