The Official Common Projects Thread

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

  1. wurlwyde

    wurlwyde Senior member

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    They're pretty much the same shoe. The only difference is the sole, which will yellow over time anyway.
     


  2. im eddie

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    I think the oxidized sole that comes with wear/moisture looks best in the all white.
     
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    only difference besides the sole is its lined with tan leather as opposed to white
     


  4. momentoftruth

    momentoftruth Senior member

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    I wear a 42 in the vintage achilles v 43 for the regular ones but YMMV
     


  5. tjonesd2

    tjonesd2 Senior member

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    anyone ever use angelus leather paint to repair scuffs on white achilles? I'm trying to figure out which one to use (matte, normal, shiny, etc.). Any recommendations?
     


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    KaleidoscopicK Senior member

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    I'm not necessarily referring to Goodyear welting, although that is good to know in regards to their boots.

    I'm referring to the stitching that I see between the upper and the sole on most of their models, like the Achilles. I'm wondering, is that stitch is there for show or not?

    Or I guess a better question would be: are Common Projects shoes worth resoling if necessary?

    Hearing that they are durable is a good sign!
     


  7. wurlwyde

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    That stitch is for show, as I understand it.
     


  8. im eddie

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    The leather dye I tried got hard and cracked off the sneaker. I then tried angelus acrylic based paint and it worked wonders on my CP. It scuffs off with wear and washes, but a bottle of it lasts forever and it looks real close to the original finish. Just get a good brush for acrylic painting and it will be all good.
     


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    cool, I tried dye and had the result you described. Did you get the 'normal' paint? Or did you go with matte/shiny/gloss?
     


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    Hey guys, what are you thoughts on the following two CPs. I am looking to wear this for work and not sure if the cadet derbys are formal enough.

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  12. im eddie

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    From my purchase history, this.
     


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    i've always felt CP derby leather looked a little plasticky (have seen in person)... don't understand why someone wouldn't get a derby from a more traditional brand since its a classic style that's not hard to find
     


  14. OccultaVexillum

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    ^^
    I used to think this way too. I kind of figured "why would I buy a derby from a sneaker brand?" but after arbitrarily coming across a pair for <200 a while ago I copped and wear them way more than any of my more traditional derbies. I suppose it depends how you wear them, like all things, but the burgundy and black derby shines look really dope in all kinds of casual outfits.
     


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    Any insight on derby shine sizing? Brannock is 10.5. I have some black slip ons size 44. But I heard the derbies are sized differently.
     


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