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. artishard116

    artishard116 Senior member

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    get the real thing instead, the wjk looks off somehow

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    I may just succumb to beautiful things... oh god talk me out of this because I don't need them (that badly)
     
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    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    people should never deny themselves of beautiful things. especially when it comes to women, booze, and footwear.
     
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    WJK boots are an exact copy. They are not a rip-off as Hashimoto used to work for C. Diem and was licensed to make them.
    Same thing with the Jun Hashimoto line. Their shoes and boots look the same. Even the model numbers didn't change!
     
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    carpe diem and wjk are different. Is wjk licensed to recreate carpe diem? yes. Does he use a carpe diem last? yes. Aret hey exactly the same? no. You can tell the difference just by looking at them.
     
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    @magic1: Besides the laces, what differences do you see in shape/style?
     
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    style is the same but the heel cup and instep are different and wjk lacks the sleekness of carpe diem. Admittedly, the differences are subtle and I am sure the construction and leather on wjk are great. I would be a happy to own a pair, but I think the differences between the two are rather apparent.
     
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    Yeah I think wjk/jun hashimoto are great offerings at great prices, but there's a difference to my eye. magic1 captured the differences well.

    If you can't tell though more power to you :) I've met Hashimoto-san at his Daikanyama boutique and it's funny since he's not a tiny/rail thin Japanese male so I doubt he could fit into wjk's largest sizes. A problem a little part of me cries about daily.

    But perhaps that's why he generally offers size 4/5 for his own line.
     
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    wjk has a shorter toebox and therefore looks a bit less sleek. still, good boots, good boots...
     
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    brad-t Bae Blade

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    WJK is size S, M, L and junhashimoto is size 3, 4, 5. The sizing is about the same for both brands IIRC.
     
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    Layer-0 Goodyear-welted Cordovan derby (limited edition of 16 pairs)

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    Oh I thought you meant you just received them from Japan and was asking if you got them for Japanese retail, coz that would be damn baller lol.
     

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