not cheaper, just would prefer something without those god damn tacky numbers
actually, meh on the wedge sole, but really want the natural welt
pic related trickers x superdenim seems great but no longer available
read an interview of the owners and they said it's supposed to be rubbed off
you're not supposed to leave it
like inside shirts with the manufacturing tag and the scissor outlines
It's exactly like the Maison Martin Margiela 4 stitches labeling.
The designers actually but the label on 4 stitches like that so the wearer could easily remove the tag.
But the 4 stitches became very symbol for MMM and became a talltale sign it was designer for those "in the know"
which is what makes this picture kinda hilarious because it wasn't part of the design intentions
It's not called "4 stitches". They're basting stitches; the same as you'd find along the shoulder of a hand-tailored jacket, sealing the pockets of an overcoat, and securing the vent of a blazer.
The 4 stitches are literally a sign that something is MMM. You probably DO still find them all around the place because of their functionality, but the 4 stitches holding the label on are a sign that something is MMM.
it was part of the designers intention
there is a very conscious and objective design philosophy to the mmm house, the four threads, emblematic of the house, and the connotations there in, were with intent.
so to put it simply, the baste, as a insignia - yes.
You are misunderstanding. They could have been sewn on with another stitch (straight stitch, whipstitch), but they chose a basting stitch. The whole point is that basting stitches are loose and easy to undo, which is why they are almost always employed when a stitch is only needed temporarily (i.e. to close a pocket before the garment is purchased by a customer). If you wanted the stitches and tag to show and remain, you would use a more secure stitch.
Well that problem's solved. OP can run dose numbers off. The stichy thing is an MMM this with like temporary stiching or some shit nobody cares.
Now the real question.
CP DERBY SHINE ALTERNATIVES - CHEAPER + DIFFERENT
in case you want to break away from the /fa/ mainstream or if you have a budget. similar shoes you also like, bonus points for cheaps, GO!
while that's true mmm also did reproductions of vintage items, which do not represnt what you've said (in the way of things like the clothing which still have the patterns drawn on, clothing half done (still a part of the cloth bolt), painted clothing etc) which are do not ostensibly fit under the mmm house when compared to other objects produced.
so i would not say someone can discern something as mmm through how it looks, as the house has made that impudent.
I remember specifically reading in an article that the MMM stitching was not meant to be worn on and was supposed to be taken off but the stitching became so popular that MMM was like "OK"
i don't think what the producer would like to impose on the consumers translation is ever important when considering a commodity
so what i'm saying is, no one cares what mmm wants them to do with their own clothing, and i don't think the house was so niave to think they would have any claim to that either.
it fits in the houses existence, both as a commercial authentication and a ideological statement.
I actually really like the way mine have aged, although I may have gotten lucky because I have no loose grain at all. They look like higher-end designer aged butchers at this point (2 years in).
anyone else hate how pointy and constricting CPs are?,,, or am I the only one with non-deformed feet?
you do realize the point is just for appearances, right? if your feet are like the ones on the right, you've been wearing improperly sized shoes
shhhh this thread finally got back on track. just like if it's that important to you or anyone else please start another thread.
This. But as someone with biggish feet (and skinny everything else, which make feet look even bigger) there are advantages to this mistake if you don't wear the shoes too often. But if that's the case we're both probably better off with round-toed shoes than constricting pointy ones. (no matter how much they make me feel like a magician)
I'm //thinking// the sole doesn't have a stigma among anyone who isn't /fa/ or very tumblr fashion interested. It just looks "combat boot like" and slightly young-adult-ish to alien plebs and rl people. I could easily be wrong though. Disclaimer: I live in a desolate area and it takes a while for fashion consciousness to diffuse it's way here from Toronto and the States. I guess they're to be avoided if you plan on wearing them to an important event you need to impress your dean at and you don't want to come off as immature, but if they're just for you ?
oh shit thank god my feet are still normal
I feel that way about Converse. Their shoes are unisex but I really feel like they fit better for females. Too narrow and pointy. Feel like my feet are getting deformed with every step.
The point is that even if you wear your pointy shoes with extra toe length, they will still slight deform. The larger size you buy, the more impractical they are because you will trip and walk weird.
My toes barely reach the rubber toe part of converse and they are still uncomfortable.
Not him but they develop very fine creases and crinkles very quickly, the leather is tough rather than buttery. I'm wearing a pair of postman chukkas right now, actually. I don't think they look bad, I like the wear since they are a casual boot, solid and not expensive.
Can I have some help with chelseas not sure if these 681s are worth copping look good imo