The Official Common Projects Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by InHocSignio, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. momentoftruth

    momentoftruth Senior member

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    are Achilles (Originals) lows sized the same way as the mids? I have mids in 43 that fit me well (42 was too snug), but also a pair of Achilles Vintage lows in 42 that is perfect.
     
  2. masshi

    masshi Senior member

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    So my size 40 Vintage Highs came in today:

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    Kinda irked by the fact that the right shoe has a slanted stamp, but whatever, I guess that makes it unique. Same shoe also had a loose thread in the front along the sole - these are my first foray into "lux" shoes, so I'm kinda disappointed that small things like this can still happen, but I guess that CP isn't in the same tier as other brands? Either that or I'm just being a pedant.


    Included a side-by-side comparison to show the size difference between two sizes one size apart (41 vs. 40) for any other newbs (like myself) who'd like to see it visually demonstrated. Also, don't know if anybody else ever wondered about the difference between the 1704 (41) and the 1661 (40) Vintage highs, but the leather that lines the interior of the 1704 is slightly lighter than the leather in the 1661 (I know that it might be hard to tell due to the poor lighting). It's the only perceivable difference that I can make out, anyway.

    Haven't tried then on yet since it's late and I don't feel like re-doing the lacing.
     
  3. benjamin831

    benjamin831 Senior member

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    Does anybody know where size 38s are available? Besides Ssense
     
  4. masshi

    masshi Senior member

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    Selling the size 41 Vintage Highs that didn't work out for me.

    See sig.
     
  5. systematic

    systematic Senior member

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    From a different thread and a couple of days ago...

    I got a pair of the training boots from Ssense as well. Black in size 44.

    The sole appears slightly thinner in height, but it fits the same as 44's from several years ago and even ones from SS14. I'm basing that on 4 pairs of CP's with that sole, besides the training boots, and one pair of Buttero's.
     
  6. Roscius

    Roscius Senior member

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    Throwing up between EU41 and EU42. Using Allen Edmonds shoe fit guide, my size reads as 8.5-9 E (W8) though upon further consideration, its actually closer to 8.5.
     
  7. wurlwyde

    wurlwyde Senior member

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    The slanted number is extremely common. On earlier models, it wasn't as prevalent, but lately it seems almost the rule.
     
  8. ASpec818

    ASpec818 Senior member

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    Is this thread still active? I was looking for my first pair of common projects. I'm a 7-7.5 in nikes and I tried on a sz 39 CP and it was too long. Will sizing down to 38 be too small? Any current sales for smaller sizes? I know 38's are hard to come by.
     
  9. sjson

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    looking for a size 42 white achilles low on sale is a struggle
     
  10. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    Noob question:
    Should I treat derby shines with anything?
    Was thinking of using some Montana pine pitch that I've used on black leather boots with good success (doesn't alter colour at all) but don't know what affect it would have on the "shine" of the derby or if common practice is to just treat them like sneakers.
     
  11. ASpec818

    ASpec818 Senior member

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    I would like to know this too.
     
  12. The Eza

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    Conditioner helps the break in process as it keeps the leather supple, prevents the leather from drying up and cracking. But unlike dress shoes I don't apply polish.
     
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    anyone know where i can find grey leather achilles low 46 or grey vintage suede achilles low 46 <$300?
     
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  14. masshi

    masshi Senior member

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    by how much should i lower the price of my vintage highs so that i can actually get somebody to finally buy them?

    or was it just not a popular model or something?
     
  15. ComfortablyDumb

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    This past summer I sold mine for $320 (also BNIB) online within hours of putting them up.
     

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