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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. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    I feel none of the back/side zip guidi on lncc would work with wide pants, and I do t like any of the laceups :confused:


    Looking at these seem to pair better
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  2. istasi

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    Hey experienced boot bros, I've got a question about dyeing boots.

    Bought these Ann's from LN-CC with the intent to dye them black

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    However, I notice now that the stitching appears to be reddish-orangeish

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    I remember reading some stuff in the past about dyeing boots but the thread remaining un-dyed.. is this going to be problematic? Will the boots be black but the stitching remain the same color?
     


  3. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Distinguished Member

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    depends on what the stitching is made of. Poly/nylon and other synthetics don't take dye well.
     


  4. uzairh

    uzairh Distinguished Member

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    /\ If the thread is a polymer/nylon it won't change color. Cotton threads will pick up the dye.
     


  5. istasi

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    Any way to find out what the thread is made of? Would a cobbler be able to tell?

    EDIT: upon a bit of investigation it appears that on Ann's dip dye boots, the thread takes the dye (at least somewhat) -- a good sign?

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    EDIT 2: Also, should I be able to trust any decent cobbler to dye the Ann's? Or do I need to find an especially good one or something
     
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  6. uzairh

    uzairh Distinguished Member

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    Feeling the threads is enough to tell if they are synthetic or not. A good cobbler will be able to tell right away.

    Go to someone who has a good reputation. I have seen botched dye jobs, where the original color starts to show through cracks in the dye....

    Also, any dye on the buckle/zip will eventually scrape off.

    Good luck!
     


  7. uzairh

    uzairh Distinguished Member

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  8. sinnedk

    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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  10. Magic1

    Magic1 Senior Member

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    if you haven't visited yet, sartorialoft has some amazing footwear right now. some phenomenal layer-0 shell cordovan (from guidi, I guess guidi made some cordovan but has never used it in its own production, more of a production for their private work).

    Worth checking out...
     


  11. uzairh

    uzairh Distinguished Member

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    /\ How is the new store?
     


  12. Magic1

    Magic1 Senior Member

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    it's cool. very different from the previous store. the space is designed like a gallery with zero indications that it's a store. It's a reconceptualization of the retail experience.
     


  13. eenecho

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    /\ Rocks. Totally. Hats off to David and his team.
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  14. Ian L

    Ian L Senior Member

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    how would u count this pair...
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  15. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    prefer it without the tb whimsy
     


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