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    Quote Originally Posted by dji View Post
    I have heard pretty negative feedback regarding the quality of the SS18 collection, didn't know they were producing anything but footwear for the second season.
    It was so CLEAN. So unlike CDiem. But that's what the investors wanted, so...
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    I think what the investors wanted was a good return on their investment. Which they are not getting. That is something which is not difficult to see even from the outside.

    If any enterprising forum member is interested in acquiring the trademark, I advise to set your watch for six months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dji View Post
    I have heard pretty negative feedback regarding the quality of the SS18 collection, didn't know they were producing anything but footwear for the second season.
    The price of the clothes is a little wonk to be honest. The shoes are pretty much the same with more option for customization and there are some weird sneakers with white soles that look straight from cinzia.

    There will be many stockists in Europe so I would just hold out and wait. The price is also significantly lower than the original collections
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriggerDiscipline View Post
    The price of the clothes is a little wonk to be honest. The shoes are pretty much the same with more option for customization and there are some weird sneakers with white soles that look straight from cinzia.

    There will be many stockists in Europe so I would just hold out and wait. The price is also significantly lower than the original collections
    the prices for the Avantindietro-esque boots is definitely much lower than the original, tempting but as you said better to hold out and see how they turn out. at the least the footwear from the FW17 collection looks solid and true to the original works.

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    Original Carpe diem footwear with the quality, the simplicity and the design is still unparalleled in the artisanal market.

    the only thing that came close was AV Feild, I had 2 wonderful pairs but had to sell because the last was just not for my feet and to stretch them would destroy the shape in a way i didn't want to. i respected the purity of the design

    I haven't seen the new ones, but i still prefer the originals and when i can afford to, pick up good ones on the 2nd hand market.

    the world has changed, new people own the brand now, and there is simply going to be new footwear with variations of the old and people are gonna have to decide if they want to support it or not.

    At this stage i dont know why people give a shet about copying........(not typo) and not that i'm an advocate of copying either.

    Its just that one of the most successful boot makers in our market is one accused of copying. But he makes damn good boots that stores buy AND SELL WELL, so what the hell.

    unless Altieri had restarted the brand there was bound to be a change..........on top of that people buy businesses to make money on their investments and they are gonna do what it takes to make-dat-monay!!!...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zamb View Post
    the world has changed, new people own the brand now, and there is simply going to be new footwear with variations of the old and people are gonna have to decide if they want to support it or not.

    At this stage i dont know why people give a shet about copying........(not typo) and not that i'm an advocate of copying either.

    Its just that one of the most successful boot makers in our market is one accused of copying. But he makes damn good boots that stores buy AND SELL WELL, so what the hell.

    unless Altieri had restarted the brand there was bound to be a change..........on top of that people buy businesses to make money on their investments and they are gonna do what it takes to make-dat-monay!!!...
    Is there an equivalent idiom in English to "Fass dir mal an die eigene Nase"? ..

    Quote Originally Posted by zamb View Post
    they need to respect and support avant garde designers and stop talking about 'commerce"
    there are a lot of really talented and determined designers here woh get very little support
    There is a lot of money being thrown around and a lot of time its wasted on people who should not even be in this industry because they got ZERO talent

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    pretty obviously talking about different things...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbelkönig View Post
    Is there an equivalent idiom in English to "Fass dir mal an die eigene Nase"? ..
    Maybe, but after 3 years of being a member here 2 posts is all you got to contribute?
    even the talentless ones can do better.......
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    hello all.
    it's 3 am here and just read through the thread. i'm honored to have finally stumbled upon Carpe Diem, and only wish i'd done so earlier.

    i just purchased my first pair. s21ms.
    simply, i'm curious about the leather type.

    can someone help me identify if it's destroyed horse, some type of calf, or deer skin
    (the closest i've found to the peculiar texture in my research, some sort of subtle, speckled, dotted thing -- best visible in the last picture -- was deerskin, but this was for a pair of s23ms)?

    thank you!



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    Have a look at pig leather

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    did anyone get a chance to see Altieris showroom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatoneguy View Post
    Have a look at pig leather
    will do! thank you

    so far, i believe the leather code is ND01?
    looking into pig leather now

    research links

    https://www.styleforum.net/threads/t...48835/page-891

    https://www.styleforum.net/threads/c...r-skin.512070/

    does anyone know anything of/have experience with the quality of c.diem's deer leather?

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    Man....This is the most depressing thing I have seen in a while.
    Just delete this post if you want to.

    http://www.shiffon-online.jp/fs/shiffon/c/cdm

    In continuation from Linea (Pursuit of Minimalism) and Sartoria (Focused leather product brand), This is the new Carpe diem apparel line. The brands strong obsession with quality of leather/cloth and stitching is obviously alive but in addition the atmosphere and aura that the brand emits has been recreated and Made in Japan through this totally new challenge. Jun Hashimoto who was part of the original carpe diem is participating from the labels first collection 17A/W.

    You know I am usually proud of most of what comes out of my country, even the obscure MOE anime can be seen as creative but this is probably one of the first times I have ever felt ashamed to be Japanese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero25mg View Post
    You know I am usually proud of most of what comes out of my country... this is probably one of the first times I have ever felt ashamed to be Japanese.
    Did you invest in the brand or are you some sort of creative director/advisor to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13we2 View Post
    Did you invest in the brand or are you some sort of creative director/advisor to it?

    No mate....Americans do not have to be part of the Trump regime to feel some shame when he says something not entirely accurate right?
    I only have 6 posts in 9 years but you made me waste 1.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13we2 View Post
    Did you invest in the brand or are you some sort of creative director/advisor to it?

    Why would you say that? He's clearly critical of the project. Rightly so.
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    Yikes. Yeah that looks like the most ordinary of wjk or Jun Hashimoto's offerings simply sold under the Carpe Diem name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by croatoan View Post
    Yikes. Yeah that looks like the most ordinary of wjk or Jun Hashimoto's offerings simply sold under the Carpe Diem name.
    Have to agree with this, normcore to the max...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    Why would you say that? He's clearly critical of the project. Rightly so.
    I wasn't arguing about the project. It's just such patriotic statements I can't stand and always find funny.

    Oh Michael Phelps just won the gold medal at the Olympics, I'm so proud to be American! Like you ever even had a tea with him or knew his cousin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero25mg View Post
    No mate....Americans do not have to be part of the Trump regime to feel some shame when he says something not entirely accurate right?
    I only have 6 posts in 9 years but you made me waste 1.....
    Granted, that one should feel ashamed if the president of his country said something stupid. (Although I'm having a terribly hard time seeing why)

    Then still, it's not like the whole Japanese hired this guy to make the shoes, had faith in him and got disappointed, etc, most Japanese haven't even heard of him. It's like you should also be ashamed to be Japanese because yesterday they caught a rapist on the street, you know?

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