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Grolubao

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Speaking of which. I've seen a few people on youtube post about Common Project alternatives. What would you guys recommend?
Artisan Lab, 100%

You also have Koio or Oliver Cabell, but those are expensive too
 

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I love my CPs and I’m all about hating the imitators, but once you start alienating a loyal base with higher pricing as if we’re dumb enough to buy CPs regardless of price, that’s where I say F that. CP Achilles or any similar shoes are not $450+ shoes. They’re just not.
 

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I love my CPs and I’m all about hating the imitators, but once you start alienating a loyal base with higher pricing as if we’re dumb enough to buy CPs regardless of price, that’s where I say F that. CP Achilles or any similar shoes are not $450+ shoes. They’re just not.
Does anyone really pay retail?
I have a ton of CP; never paid retail on any of them
 

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Does anyone really pay retail?
I have a ton of CP; never paid retail on any of them
Where did you cop? My issue is sizing as I can't try them on, and also I feel like a tool just going to Nordstorm and trying them on and not buying. And I'm in Canada

I"m a size 10 on the brannock device. However, all my sneakers are 10.5 such as Nike, Adidas, Reebok. Only my Chuck 70's I am a 9.5
 

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Where did you cop? My issue is sizing as I can't try them on, and also I feel like a tool just going to Nordstorm and trying them on and not buying. And I'm in Canada

I"m a size 10 on the brannock device. However, all my sneakers are 10.5 such as Nike, Adidas, Reebok. Only my Chuck 70's I am a 9.5
Mr porter, SSENSE, Notre, etc etc


Bought most of these at 40% off retail
 

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Where did you cop? My issue is sizing as I can't try them on, and also I feel like a tool just going to Nordstorm and trying them on and not buying. And I'm in Canada

I"m a size 10 on the brannock device. However, all my sneakers are 10.5 such as Nike, Adidas, Reebok. Only my Chuck 70's I am a 9.5
Try the 43 to start
 

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I found these common projects at a thrift yesterday. Only $12, so not complaining, but upon closer inspection, there's cracking around some of the creases.

I'm decently handy when it comes to shoe maintenance. I have terrago white shoe cream on order. I'll see what it does, but I'm guessing I'll need to apply Angelus white acrylic to the worst of the creases?

Do I get matte or regular finish? Do I need the finisher as well ... Or can I just use some shoe cream and maybe some venetian clear over it all?

Don't wanna go nuts buying a bunch of stuff because at some point, I might as well just have bought better examples 😉

Gotta ask though, is cracking common with white leather? I've only seen it on cheap leather with an acrylic finish. I have a pair of absolutely beat to shit Eccos (dark gray) ... No cracks, just creases.
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Does anyone know what the difference is between the Common Projects suede styles starting in 2152 versus 2252?

2152 side profile versus 2252 side profile

It looks like a color shade and slight silhouette difference and 2152 has a smaller toebox?

 

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I found these common projects at a thrift yesterday. Only $12, so not complaining, but upon closer inspection, there's cracking around some of the creases.

I'm decently handy when it comes to shoe maintenance. I have terrago white shoe cream on order. I'll see what it does, but I'm guessing I'll need to apply Angelus white acrylic to the worst of the creases?

Do I get matte or regular finish? Do I need the finisher as well ... Or can I just use some shoe cream and maybe some venetian clear over it all?

Don't wanna go nuts buying a bunch of stuff because at some point, I might as well just have bought better examples 😉

Gotta ask though, is cracking common with white leather? I've only seen it on cheap leather with an acrylic finish. I have a pair of absolutely beat to shit Eccos (dark gray) ... No cracks, just creases.
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Nah just wear them - 100% cooler when you see a pair of worn CPs instead of brand new looking shoes. Like first day of high school walking around in fresh white shoes
 

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