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The Official Common Projects Thread

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

  1. whorishconsumer

    whorishconsumer Senior member

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    It's a combination - the last determines how well a shoes is going to fit your foot, hence the wide variance in widths/volume between the styles. But the lace construction is also going to determine how well the shoe wraps your foot.

    In any event, I don't think sizing down with the Achilles would be a good idea. Trying the BBalls or the Retro and possibly sizing down may benefit you but you may just want to try those styles in the same size.
     
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  2. masshi

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    even without a discount code or anything, is tbs still the cheapest place to get white achilles lows?
     
  3. OccultaVexillum

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    Tbs or gr ailed/eBay/B&S
     
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  4. gatormd

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    what is tbs?
     
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    Another BBall low sizing question: if size 41 Achilles fits perfect and a 41 Derby shine feels tight for me, should I still size down for BBall or get a 41? Thanks
     
  7. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    I would get a 41, derby shines are a dress shoe and stretch like it. I'm a 44 in all 3, they all fit differently obviously but I wouldn't size differently. Achilles are the tightest of the 3, bballs are the loosest.
     
  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    This. I tried to size down once (on the desert boots), and it was really uncomfortable. The BBalls are roomier than the Achilles, but not anywhere near a full size.
     
  9. whorishconsumer

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    Like has been commented, sizing down isn't a good option. See my post from a couple pages ago comparing the Achilles and BBalls.
     
  10. Death24xASecond

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    Will be visiting Berlin in the summer. I assume there may be places I could pick up CPs on the cheap (relatively)?
     
  11. Jhericurls

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    Why do you assume they will be cheaper in Germany, the standard Achilles sell for around 330 Euros.
     
  12. whorishconsumer

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    If you shop at the brick and mortar you're saving shipping and customs and while you're paying the VAT at checkout, you can get a VAT refund on your way out of the country. This is my understanding, at least. Haven't yet tried it for myself.
     
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    Anyone know where I can pickup the cadet derby from this past SS in burgundy? Not looking for the shine version.
     
  14. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    Gr ailed. Didn't you have a pair?
     
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    Yeah, there was a dude on there in Europe who was selling a full size run of the burgundy but he never responded to me and took down the listings
     
  16. Jhericurls

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    I'm presuming you are from the US. You can order from an EU website like END, caliroots, tres-bien etc and you wouldn't have to pay VAT or any import duty under $800, some even offer free international shipping.

    As a rule of thumb online is cheaper than instore, especially when you use discount code ;)
     
  17. whorishconsumer

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    Good point. They just bumped the allowance to $800. I'm still suspicious that carriers are going to continue gouging by charging "service" fees and the like. And the shipping rates are still a beast (except maybe End), although discount codes, when applicable, do help.
     
  18. onoudidntgf

    onoudidntgf Senior member

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    Caliroots has a discount code for people shipping to the US also. HELLOUSA takes off 20%

    Make sure to put it in when you're checking out. I didn't and they wouldn't put it on after or cancel my order so I could place a new one.
     
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  19. CH03

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    Just got a pair using this code in conjunction with price match at [PM for site] for $248 [​IMG]
     
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  20. ike_hiking_boots

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    White

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    What's your white?
     

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