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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. bdude

    bdude Senior member

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    Re: Marsel - tried few pairs and never liked the design nearly as much as the brands discussed here. Quality seemed fine though. Just be sure you like the design.
     
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  2. dreamsburndown

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    EDIT: didn't see the $700 minimum.
     
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  3. nicelynice

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    eton, those Augusta boots are absolutely beautiful - makes me wanna pick up the white ones still...
     
  4. JSAN

    JSAN Senior member

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    Would these boots hold up if you wore them 4-5 times a week?
     
  5. eton97

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    Yes. 100%. No question about it.
    Have you handled Augusta before?

    FYI I have alternated everyday at work for the last 4yrs between my CCP bison derbys and my Augusta derbys and both are in perfect condition.
    I re vibram soles and heels whenever needed. But there is no question they are built to last.
     
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  6. eton97

    eton97 Senior member

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    wearing my ccp bison derbyz today...these are 4 yrs old and have been worn consistantly 3-5x/week...only thing i had to replace were the laces which ccp were kind enough to replace....


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  7. JSAN

    JSAN Senior member

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    So from all my lurking:

    Tier 1
    CCP/Augusta/Carpe Diem

    Tier 2
    Japanese brands, Layer 0, MA+,

    Tier 3
    Guidi, Plokhov

    And there are very little differences between the tiers, as in a large increase in price for a diminishingly smaller increase in quality.
     
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    artishard116 Senior member

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    brad-t Senior member

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    Take that, "Japanese brands"
     
  10. JSAN

    JSAN Senior member

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    Welp, guess I'm wrong.
     
  11. t3hg0suazn

    t3hg0suazn Senior member

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    ma+ is definitely "tier 1" and I believe layer-0 is as well. they are just different aesthetics
     
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    JSAN Senior member

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    Because some are noticably more expensive than others, Guidi running at around 700 bucks while the tier 1s are much higher.
     
  14. fistinyoface

    fistinyoface Senior member

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    No tiers, no tears.

    re: Augusta dead end zips; I've got the same boots as Eton, except in bison. I quite like them. The leather's actually flattened out a bit with wear; the wrinkling isn't as heavy as when I got 'em.
     
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  15. ClambakeSkate

    ClambakeSkate Senior member

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    I'd like to know where you're buying guidi boots for $700.
     
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  16. djt00

    djt00 Senior member

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    me too... current season Guidi boots euro prices seems to be more like 800 euros to 1000 euros.
     
  17. RXS09

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    They usually end up around $700 on re-porter. Haven't seen them that cheap anywhere else except a few models that were on sale
     
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    Bison or buffalo? I think last season were buffalo. The new version I just kopped are the thickest stiffest horse leather I've handled. These will take a long long time to flatten out. More likely my feet taking on the crinkled upturned shape than the boot flattening out. ;-)
     
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  19. artishard116

    artishard116 Senior member

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    Re-porter is consignment, no?

    New Guidi retails for like $1200 here. Can do a little better if ordering from Europe.

    Ultimately, the tiered thing is silly unless you're talking strictly about price. How do you define quality? How do you test it?
     
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