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JCrew Alden Indys vs. Alden Alden Indys

post #1 of 4
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I am lining up to purchase a pair of Alden Indys. I like the JCrew models simply due to the color.

Is there any difference between Alden Indys and JCrew collabs in terms of quality, design?

I don't want to buy the JCrew Aldens only to find they skimped on something

many thanks
post #2 of 4
Quality is the same. Sole is different material. Stitching pattern is slightly different. Pick the one you like the looks of.
post #3 of 4
The J. Crew is a totally different leather than the classic Alden 405 Indy. The J. Crew is Horween Chromexcel, the 405 also Horween, but tanned differently and obviously a different color.

The older 405s weren't leather-lined, they are now, as are the J. Crew

Alden makes a model in Brown Chromexcel that they sell under their own label, the model number is 403. These are very similar to the J. Crew, just with a slightly different stitching pattern on the sides and possibly a slightly lighter-dyed welt.

The soles on all 3 are the same.

I own the J. Crews FWIW.
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Thread Starter 
Great thank you!
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