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The Official Common Projects Thread

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

  1. RuffyD

    RuffyD Senior member

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    Just wanted to give a big shout out to common projects and tbs.
    I picked up a pair of black derbies last year and the leather was starting to peel after around 10 wears. Sent an email to common projects to see how this issue could be fixed and they told me to send them back for a replacement pair from this season.
    tbs covered all shipping :Dcosts
     
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  2. momentoftruth

    momentoftruth Senior member

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    the toebox on the white vintage achilles I got a few weeks ago feels bigger than my vintage suedes from last year, I guess because it doesn't have similar padding. How much space do you guys prefer in the toe area? Have about a thumb of space length-wise but lots more in the width
     
  3. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    Do any of you guys treat your achilles with a leather protector? Or just wear them straight of the box?
    I got 2 pairs (black mids and black lows) that I haven't had a chance to wear yet and now that there's snow everywhere I've been sticking to my beaters and boots for the most part.
     
  4. dotcomzzz

    dotcomzzz Senior member

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    It rains a lot where I live so I'll just put some conditioner on them from time to time just so the leather stays soft. Seems to work fine.


    Anyone pick up the training boots? How's the leather quality?
     
  5. redzero

    redzero Active Member

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    For someone whose feet are wide enough to have to wear a 13US, but not wide enough for a 13E, should I size down to 45 or go TTS? I asked on /fa/ and popular opinion was to size down.
     
  6. cloud5

    cloud5 Active Member

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    Does anybody have any experience with the derbies? Do they really fit as big as they are said to be? Should I size down 1?
     
  7. TheObserver

    TheObserver Senior member

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    I never apply conditioner. IMO leather sneakers look best when they become worn in. They are not dress shoes.
     
  8. dotcomzzz

    dotcomzzz Senior member

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    Completely, I agree. It's mostly to keep them from drying out it's like a constant shower where I live. But yeah the more beat in the better
     
  9. 89andy

    89andy Senior member

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    really want to grab the burgundy derbies but torn on the sizing. I wear size 42 achilles but they are big ( half a size i'd say ). Someone on this thread said they fit slightly tighter, while another who posted it up for sale say they fit even a size larger than achilles! Someone give me a definative anwer please :slayer:
     
  10. RK10

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    Hi,
    I'm looking to buy the low achilles CP and I am, as most other buying CP for the first time, seriously in doubt about the size.
    The sneakers I have that are fitting the best are both US 7.5, while I have a pair of CDG x Converse in a size 39 and they are a bit snug.
    But wouldn't a 39 in CP be the best for me? I believe I have normal to narrow feet width.

    Thanks
     
  11. redzero

    redzero Active Member

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    Okay, these run large. I was scared at first when seeing how small my lows looked compared to my Nikes, but then I put them on and the fit. They are highly cushioned and very sleek.
     
  12. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    You don't find that just leaving them to their own devices creates more cracking though? I live in central NY where there's a lot of snow and moisture and salt in the winter. I'm just wondering if the salt will just deteriorate them quicker.
    I mean, I agree they look better worn in, but there's a difference between "worn-in" and "trashed".

    For those that use conditioner, can I ask what kind/brand?
     
  13. Fycus

    Fycus Senior member

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    Lexol works fine
     
  14. London

    London Senior member

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    I wouldn't wear CP's with salt and snow. that's what boots are for
     
  15. Raindrop

    Raindrop Senior member

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    ^

    Sneakers are meant to be worn and then disposed of. They're not like boots where you can resole them.
     
  16. London

    London Senior member

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    not when you're paying $300 and up. I live in NYC and when it's nasty outside, the CP's aren't worn
     
  17. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    What if you only paid $190? ha.

    I know what you're saying though, if the weather is truly shitty I will just wear some beaters, but even when you think everything's fine you might get stuck out in snow and find yourself somewhere that hasn't been plowed/shovelled. I'm not the type of person who is just gonna throw a pair in the back of the closet for 6 months, I still want to wear them, so if there are steps that can be taken to slow down deterioration then I will take those steps.
     
  18. Raindrop

    Raindrop Senior member

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    Well then! A shoe cleaning kit may be of assistance to you.

    Just buy a cleaner, brush, some cloth, conditioner and maybe one of those "invisible guards" (resistant to water and stains).
     
  19. dotcomzzz

    dotcomzzz Senior member

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    second lexol stuff is perfect for northwest weather.
     
  20. nomalas

    nomalas Member

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    CP run slightly big, so a 39 should be perfect for you.
     

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