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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. Exdeath

    Exdeath Senior member

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    Could someone please explain to me the obsession with side-zip distressed-to-shit plain black boots? Are they magically comfortable or distinctive or something?

    I might be a streetwear noob, but I just don't see the appeal in stuff that costs half a kidney and looks like my old issued EMT boots after a truck just ran over them.
     
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  2. jet

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    so glad i never bought ccp boots

    my buddy is friends with simone but i don't think he makes anything i really like but he said he can make anything
     
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  3. sinnedk

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    why?
     
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    So he would pay his rent and would not be evicted.
     
  5. MickeyPunch

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    I see your point. While I love how most CD, A1923 and other boots look and I can appreciate the craftmanship behind them, I've also wondered the same.

    I mean, this thread along the leather jackets one are my two favourites in SF, but sometimes I wonder why we love how some distressed boots or jackets look but at the same time most people in SF despise heavily distressed jeans and they only like raw denim and consider wearing pre-distressed like 'cheating'.

    For example, if I were to post a pair of non-raw PRPS jeans in the WAYWT thread, probably I wouldn't get many positive comments, but if I post a (pre)distressed pair of Carpes, I'd probably get compliments.

    I think my next boots are going to be a pair of Wolverines, not baller but they look good when beaten up.

    I will still love the boots posted in this thread, though.
     
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    ^^ dont agree:
    1.A lot of designers discussed here are not "distressed" - MA+, VA, RO, many CD models, Devoa, Lien, Obscur, Guidi back zps etc etc
    2. When talking about "distressed" what we generaly appreciate is the leather treatment - it gives a unique feel/look to the leather. if you have handled CCP or a1923 you will feel the huge difference (with regular mass produced/cheaper brands) The treatment is there to add to a certain aesthetique specific to the designer not just to make it look "used"... And sometimes works better then others
     
  7. Jbravo

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    Mikey, which Wolverines - 1000 mile? Good choice, imo. I was (and still am) debating between those and red wings beckman. I'll probably decide in favour of Wolverines. Post fit pictures when you get them.

    Some pre-distressed jeans look good imo. Depends on the wash, really. Distressing on most prps that I have seen is over the top and to me that does not look appealing, cheapens the overall look (even though the stuff costs fortune). On the other hand, I've seen slightly distressed models that look superb. I own two pairs of prps- one is a 'one-wash' rambler and the other one is just faded. I also own a pair of heavily distressed selvage jeans by John Bull which I don't wear that much.

    Distressing on the footwear of CCP, Simone and some other designers discussed here look natural and congruous as against the distressing on certain jeans that looks rather cheap. Also, leather obviously comes from a dead animal, who probably had a difficult life, had to go though all kinds of shit so such leather should not necessarily be all the way smooth and perfect. In a way, distressing and imperfections (even though intentionally done by the shoemaker) reflect the natural state of such leather. On the other hand, the same cannot be said about jeans.
     
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  8. artishard116

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    hide-m order came in! 991 in cordovan cont. holger was great to deal with.
    [​IMG]
     
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    There has literally never been a situation where someone came into a thread here, said, "I don't like this, explain it to me!" and actually had any real interest in learning. This post is no exception.
     
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    Excellent looking boots.

    These are the exact boots I want. Were these custom? What are the specifics of the order? Cost?

    Also, is the Cordovan Cont pretty substantial? It's essentially reversed Cordovan, correct?
     
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    they are something I changed my mind on and not regrettably so, cool to look at but not to wear

    over the years they look more and more like cowboy boots which i dislike
     
  12. Exdeath

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    I don't mind learning. Hey, tastes change if there's a good enough reason behind them. A few years ago I'd have loved boots like those. A few months back I wouldn't even wear suede. Things you like are always cyclical.
     
  13. brad-t

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    Yeah, but you can't be "convinced" into an aesthetic. It happens organically. Nobody can explain the objective benefits of bulbous toes and mutant leather.
     
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    They do look like cowboy boots, true. I think Carol was initially inspired by cowboy boots when creating this design.
     
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    Yes custom, needed a 43.5. Contact holger for a quote.
    Cordovan cont. is very thick but still pliable. My fav guidi leather i've handled.
     
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    I wish I could thumb this twice

    also, those boots are awesome art
     
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  18. eckblk

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    HD01R = reverse destroyed horse
     
  19. MS007

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    Guidis look great!


    You must have sinned on ignore.
     
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  20. BillKillgore

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    Anyone know of any decent replacement laces? Just tore my carpe ones apart by accident and they're way too short now.
     

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