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The Official Common Projects Thread

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

  1. Crshngdwn

    Crshngdwn Senior Member

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    Thanks for the input. What I value in the Achilles is the versatility, and I don’t think these have it. I’ll likely wait for some b-ball low’s to go on sale.

    On a related note, this thread inspired me to give my first pair of Achilles a proper cleaning and conditioning.
     

  2. CBrown85

    CBrown85 Distinguished Member

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    Cash aside, can’t we simply clean perfectly good shoes? Does everything, including $400 sneakers need to be sold or tossed because they get dirty? Ugh.
     

  3. GTI388

    GTI388 Well-Known Member

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    You misunderstood. I simply said if you are spending 30 plus hours to revive a sneaker, it’s probably heaped to get new sneakers. I don’t know about you, but spending that much time makes little sense to me. To each their own. I never said throw out dirty shoes. This is my last comment on this. I’ve already wasted enough time debating this trivial topic with complete strangers.
     

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    Come on man, it’s fake
     

  5. bbconair

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    a dollar saved is the same as a dollar earned.
     

  6. masshi

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    just got my lug-sole derbies in yesterday (shout-outs again to @OccultaVexillum) and they came with this scuff or whatever

    man, starting to get really tired of this kind of thing from the brand (or maybe i'm just overly nitpicky? idk)

    actually thinking of ordering another pair from the last stockist i know of who still has my size and hoping for a better pair

    [​IMG]
     

  7. nsubrmnn

    nsubrmnn Distinguished Member

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    That looks pretty superficial from your pic, a nice cleaning with some polish and it looks like it would be good as new. But you’ll likely need to polish the whole shoe for consistency
     

  8. shopcanoeclub

    shopcanoeclub Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    yeah, man. That looks like it's from the shoes physically sitting in a box. It's nothing to stress too hard about. As mentioned above, a quick polish will have them looking perfect.
     

  9. SimModa

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    All good, I realize now it was likely misunderstanding of actual time input. Personally, had it taken significantly over an hour (instead of under 30 minutes it took), I would not have done so. I do find it a bit enjoyable but any longer would not be worth it for me.

    As far as your sentiment, I can agree with it (situationally). I don't want to seem purely like a "save more" person. At one point I did find myself becoming purely "earn more" (not to say you are), left unchecked, my spending scaled equally with my income. Now my focus is on increasing the gap between my income and spending. There are times where we should maximize our earnings vs cutting our losses and vice versa. Anyways, I think we both understand each other better and I think others can appreciate this discussion as well.

    Lets just enjoy Common Projects!
    Cheers.:cheers:
     

  10. Liah.hui.shoes

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    Found a pair of CPs selling locally, my friend thinks they may be a korean fake. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance :) 51633343_2185711061450526_7755406791231406080_n.jpg 51589904_2185711008117198_5812853345936736256_n.jpg 51304233_301210387246321_8626897235168198656_n.jpg 51450671_524915231333791_4095050750353211392_n.jpg 51385918_305504100151538_5142056737943060480_n.jpg
     

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    laces do not look right.
     

  12. GTI388

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    Recently added Achilles mid in black and white. There are slight difference. The black pair appears to have more rubber and pointier toe box, stitching in that area is also different. Hope I didn’t pick up a fake pair from someone returning one!

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    How many pairs are too many??

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    do you like the suede versions? i've heard they're really nice, but i always end up not liking suede as much
     

  14. GTI388

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    I do like them. They are more resistant to scuffs but downside is they can stain easily and harder to remove. There is no difference in feel when worn though.
     

  15. SimModa

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    Those suede achilles look REALLY good. How versatile are they? I've been meaning to pick up the white bball but there are so many killer deals on the suede achilles.

    Can you post side profile pics of the heel and toe box of those mids? I remember reading there is a clear difference in the shape of the heel and toebox with fakes.
     

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