Menswear: Common Projects


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LFC
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3599 posts since 14/6/11

13 Jun 2018 12:03
maximus wrote: fuk gone bball mad, have to say they are the nicest trainers I've had. Thanks LFC for swaying me to cop!
swede wrote: fuk been on bballs for time Cool was actually LFC who got me into them a couple of years back too

Ubercool
LFC
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3599 posts since 14/6/11

posted 13 Jun 2018 12:09, edited 13 Jun 2018 12:09
swiftus wrote: Don't understand the Bball love, think there's price blindness / post-purchase rationalisation going on…

Quite happily payed full price for mine 3 times now. OG gum sole black suede, 2 x whites and got black leather in sales which I’ve got to be honest are the booby prize sadly.
swede
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7830 posts since 21/3/09

posted 13 Jun 2018 13:12, edited 13 Jun 2018 13:12
swiftus wrote: Don't understand the Bball love, think there's price blindness / post-purchase rationalisation going on…

once you realise that achilles are the entry-level common projects shoe, which only really look good with skinny jeans, you will find redemption in the bball
swede
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7830 posts since 21/3/09

13 Jun 2018 13:17
and then you will thank LFC
swiftus
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733 posts since 1/7/09

13 Jun 2018 13:36
swede wrote: and then you will thank LFC

Haha, fair enough, each to their own. Not a fan of CPs in general. Prefer GATS for that's kind of money.
LFC
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3599 posts since 14/6/11

13 Jun 2018 13:40
GATs have surely been killed off with that M&S release, atleast in the original colour? Was bad enough them Adidas versions.

I would say they are more comfy though to be fair.
swiftus
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733 posts since 1/7/09

13 Jun 2018 13:45
Although all style is a little bit about people knowing what you're wearing, what difference does it make if people think you're wearing M&S vs MMM?

Don't get how M&S copying them reduces the quality of the MMM (yes, Adidas did them first)?
rural
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17512 posts since 26/9/06

posted 13 Jun 2018 13:46, edited 13 Jun 2018 13:46
Margiela GATS and Bballs are such different styles they can't really be compared. Only thing linking them is they're both expensive trainers.
swiftus
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733 posts since 1/7/09

13 Jun 2018 13:56
rural wrote: Margiela GATS and Bballs are such different styles they can't really be compared. Only thing linking them is they're both expensive trainers.

Are they that different? I always thought the profile was fairly similar?

Are there times when you'd wear the Bballs over the GATs? I'd always thought they were interchangeable in any given outfit.

Genuinely interested, not being a prick for the sake of it.
LFC
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3599 posts since 14/6/11

13 Jun 2018 14:11
swiftus wrote:
rural wrote: Margiela GATS and Bballs are such different styles they can't really be compared. Only thing linking them is they're both expensive trainers.

Are there times when you'd wear the Bballs over the GATs? I'd always thought they were interchangeable in any given outfit

Was going to write the exact same thing.


swiftus wrote: Although all style is a little bit about people knowing what you're wearing, what difference does it make if people think you're wearing M&S vs MMM?

Don't get how M&S copying them reduces the quality of the MMM (yes, Adidas did them first)?

It doesn’t reduce the quality but the reason I like buying nice trainers is so that when I go out no one else will be wearing them, which is pretty easy to do in my area.

I don’t want to be stood behind Steve in the queue at Asda in my Margiela gats staring at his Marksy’s version thinking I could of saved £250. It’s the exclusivity argument really(again in my area, I’ve never ever seen anyone in anything like we’d see here in fuk or say instagram pages).

This may come across as shallow and probably is but that’s my view on it.
MoB
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36609 posts since 31/8/04

posted 13 Jun 2018 15:16, edited 13 Jun 2018 15:16
Have you seen anyone anywhere wearing m&s or adi Gats? I rarely see them worn(of any brand) and when i do i think MMM or dior.
Those m&s one's and the redone adidas have been around for ages now and i've not seen anyone in the M&S a few people in the adidas. I live in London btw so doubtful you could use sleepy town excuse.
MoB
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36609 posts since 31/8/04

13 Jun 2018 15:17
GATS are like cons imo nothing will change that they're a classic, almost un-ruinable.
Anto
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3534 posts since 19/1/12

13 Jun 2018 22:25
Well tempted to jump on the Bballs bandwagon Shocked
maximus
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1724 posts since 13/7/06

14 Jun 2018 07:00
Do it mate, they’ll pop up somewhere else in the sales soon
swede
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7830 posts since 21/3/09

14 Jun 2018 08:30
MoB wrote: GATS are like cons imo nothing will change that they're a classic, almost un-ruinable.
maximus
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1724 posts since 13/7/06

14 Jun 2018 10:29
does anyone bother with shoe trees? they actually make a diff?
Fuzzyduck121
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1592 posts since 14/12/12

14 Jun 2018 12:33
shoe trees all the way
keep the shape for way way longer absolute must for any fuker
Doogan
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465 posts since 13/4/14

14 Jun 2018 17:55
I've fancied GATs for a while but haven't yet been able to justify the coin (CP's taken priority), so got the adi-Gats instead. They are ok - wear in a bit shit around the toe area, although mines are probably half a size big. I had a look at the M&S versions today - quality looks dubious and not real leather.

carl lewis
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23611 posts since 14/10/04

14 Jun 2018 18:01
GATS a must cop, so comfy.
bill
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4905 posts since 5/8/09

15 Jun 2018 19:12
What's the sizing like in the suede boots? I'm like 44 in achilles, 11(46) in nike.