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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. eton97

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    The boots are gorgeous Eton, I just received my first CCPs and I think that for us with wide feet the best way to roll is to size TTS in UK sizing and make sure you get the padded insoles.

    Does anyone know how to size Augusta sneakers? I've seen some on eBay but the guy claims a 44 would fit a 12.5 US. I'm looking for the all black ones with two straps if any has seen them?
     
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  3. NaTionS

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    Do both zips need to be undone to put them on/off?
     


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    Thank you re boots!

    Can comment specifically on the double strap sneakers, but my double zips, 6 hole workboot and my sneakers are all sz43 and are all absolutely perfect for a uk sz9
     
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    AlexanderTG Senior member

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    If I'm going to get my first pair of this type of distressed, handmade shoe would it be best to get something a little cheaper used on eBay (Marsell) or pony up and get some Guidi or Carpe Diems?

    Not sure what to look for and what makes them more desirable. Thanks for your help.
     


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    Seems like a hassle to have to do two zippers every time, although it's still better than laceups. Leather and shape look great though. If / when I give up on trying to find Cdiems in my size I'll probably go for a pair of A1923.

    Can't get behind how pointy the toes are on CCPs.
     


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    ^ Alex, It would help if you narrow down(zip boots/lace ups/derby etc) what you are looking for instead of generally stating that you are in the hunt for a 'distressed/handmade pair'.
     


  9. AlexanderTG

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    Looking at a pair of derbies. I'm just now learning of these brands and I really like what I see. I had recently posted a link to a pair of Marsells that are up on eBay but I don't know if that's frowned upon. They're not up for >$700 but I think they were when they were new. Someday I'd like to get some of the zip boots like the Augustas or MA+ but I need to save some dough for that. Thanks.
     


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    My apologies for the vague question. Is there a agreed upon name for this type of shoe/boot that are worn in when new, hand made with a hefty price tag?
     


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    Doing 1 zip up takes 1-2 seconds.
    Doing 2 zips up takes 2-4 seconds.
    Given neither are full length zips, I'm guessing 3 seconds in total to do up both.
    That's after the 20 mins it takes to get your foot inside the boot ;-)
    They are stiff as hell when new....will take a couple of weeks wear until they properly loosen up.
     
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    /\ Having the double zipper also helps if you want more space when tucking into the boots. Keep one partly or wholly undone for best effect!


    Be warned, it's a slippery slope!
     


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    ^^Indeed, I'm seeing that's a possibility. I just received a pair of Julius x Siva spiral zips that are lovely. So I've started down the path.

    I guess that's why I was asking about the difference between the brands. I noticed that Marsell is on Yoox and several other retailers while brands like Carpe Diem and Guidi are a bit harder to find. They all seem to have a similar aesthetic and I think that will work well with what I'm aiming for.

    Amazing to see those pictures of the double zip boots that eton97 just got. Now I have a new house to look into (CCP). Well, sorry to ask so many questions without having much to contribute. Just trying to make an informed purchase. I think I'll take my chances on that pair of Marsells and see if they work for me.
     


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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Marsells tend to run a bit large - FYI.
     


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