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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by tljenkin, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. freakseam

    freakseam Senior member

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    I apologize for hijacking the thread. Is there a "Can you Identify This?" thread which would be more appropriate?

    I saw this photo of John Frusciante and noted the kicks:

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    Looks to be suede. White outer sole, diamond pattern tread. The tongue may be suede or corduroy. Tongue doesn't have a tag. I did a little-more-than cursory search, thought perhaps they might be Puma The Suede. There was another candidate, but I forget its brand at the moment. However, both were missing something. Hence, this post. Anyone care to venture a guess?
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Moderator

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    Either way, east coast fashion beats west coast fashion like the LAPD beat rodney king.

    Meh, there are good and bad things from both coasts. I'm going to focus on the negative, just because I'm that way:

    LA: Douchebags wearing jeans with sandals, a leather bomber, too much hair product, and sunglasses on top of their heads, getting too much sun and probably could spend less time building up the guns. Wears: True Religion Joeys, Chrome Hearts accessories, Prada. Needs: my foot up their collective asses. I deputize Rye.

    New York: Trust fund LES douche babies wearing too much black and not getting enough exercise or sun - wears Cloak, vintage Helmut Lang to keep it real, and $2K Carpe Diem shitkickers. Needs: Much more fit Angelenos feet up their collective asses. I deputize Sauce to bring them some Philly Love (tm).
     
  3. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Senior member

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    Not to mention the East Coast motherfuckers with their goddamn doubled-up polos (both collars popped--because just one isn't DOUCHE-FUCKING-TASTIC enough) and general air of smug "I spent the day at the boathouse" entitlement.

    I accept your deputizing, LA Guy, if only because you quoted Caaaaaalifornia Loooove.
     
  4. jet

    jet Senior member

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    Either way, east coast fashion beats west coast fashion like the LAPD beat rodney king.

    Certainly not your style.

    Fok dre beats yes sir and we got supersauce holdin it down in the illadelphia.
     
  5. Goblin

    Goblin Senior member

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    New York: Trust fund LES douche babies wearing too much black and not getting enough exercise or sun - wears Cloak, vintage Helmut Lang to keep it real, and $2K Carpe Diem shitkickers.
    I'll stop exercising and sit still for an ass-whipping in exchange for the clothes.

    Srsly, I grew up in Florida and now live in West Virginia. Y'all don't even know about bad fashion.
     
  6. savage

    savage Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I like the Chukka's. With vans there are soo many choices. IMO the Vansx W)taps are sweet! but not sure how many others here would like them.. [​IMG]
     
  7. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I dig the gray or brown solid slip-ons with raw denim, but the classic lace-ups are good, too. Not a big fan of the skate-hi "spicoli" model.

    FWIW, I grew up at the beach in Socal and have had Vans forever. They were pretty much based on the old Sperry deck shoe which came in navy, white or maroon. Those where so cool. Had a few as a little kid. I think they stopped making them (the right way) in the 80s. Growing up I don't think I ever saw anyone wearing Chucks except on my Ramones LPs.
     
  8. Stax

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    The Era is my favorite Vans shoe. Black/Pewter
     
  9. teflondog

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    I apologize for hijacking the thread. Is there a "Can you Identify This?" thread which would be more appropriate?

    I saw this photo of John Frusciante and noted the kicks:

    [​IMG]

    Looks to be suede. White outer sole, diamond pattern tread. The tongue may be suede or corduroy. Tongue doesn't have a tag. I did a little-more-than cursory search, thought perhaps they might be Puma The Suede. There was another candidate, but I forget its brand at the moment. However, both were missing something. Hence, this post. Anyone care to venture a guess?


    Those look like Pumas to me. As for which Vans to get, I would get the slip ons if your jeans are slim fitting. If you wear them with baggy jeans, the hems will certainly drag behind your feet.
     
  10. cldpsu

    cldpsu Senior member

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    West Coast rap will never amount to the east. sage francis. thats all i have to say.
     
  11. spacemanvt

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    i had a question for you guys, being as I have never had canvas shoes before (shocking!) I am going to pick up some all white slip ons to go with my slim jeans i was wondering what you thought were better: some Converse Skid GripÂ[​IMG] Slip-On http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/16725796/c/1001.html or Vans Classic Slip-On™ Core Classics http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/9462524/c/126.html in general which would you say is more comfortable/durable/lightweight ,etc? or if you have any other recommendations (sorry for the retarded q btw)
     
  12. Drinkwaters

    Drinkwaters Senior member

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    FYI, In th 80's, Louis Boston was one of Vans first Retailers and we sold a boat load of them.

    Gary
     
  13. BrettChaotix

    BrettChaotix Senior member

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    I apologize for hijacking the thread. Is there a "Can you Identify This?" thread which would be more appropriate?

    I saw this photo of John Frusciante and noted the kicks:

    Looks to be suede. White outer sole, diamond pattern tread. The tongue may be suede or corduroy. Tongue doesn't have a tag. I did a little-more-than cursory search, thought perhaps they might be Puma The Suede. There was another candidate, but I forget its brand at the moment. However, both were missing something. Hence, this post. Anyone care to venture a guess?


    I think they kinda look some quicksilvers that I used to have in black....dunno. I just browsed the selection at zappos and didn't see anything similar.
     
  14. deputamadre

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    West Coast rap will never amount to the east. sage francis. thats all i have to say.


    Hah. I don't think RI can represent the whole East Coast, but Sage is amazing regardless.
     
  15. asobu

    asobu Senior member

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    The best shit's from Philly - The Roots and Spank Rock! [​IMG]
     
  16. SWB

    SWB Senior member

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    Hah. I don't think RI can represent the whole East Coast, but Sage is amazing regardless.
    "In the world where these girls got retro tattoos / and all I got's a gut, and velcro black shoes..." Probably not vans, though...
     
  17. robbie

    robbie Senior member

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    east coast/west coast, ... the 3rd coast is where its at bitches.
     
  18. Garage/Surf Rock

    Garage/Surf Rock Senior member

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    Skaters have always worn Vans at some point or another. There were some pretty hideous designs in the 90s that skaters from my city would get at the Vans outlet store. I'm glad it's gone back to the classic designs. They have a few original styles that I think will remain timeless.
     
  19. spacemanvt

    spacemanvt Senior member

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    how do you size chukkas vs other vans?
    are they the same?
    my size 11 chukkas feel a bit looser than my size 11 eras. im getting alot of heel slip.
     

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