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Thumbs up to David Lane straps. My french ammo DLD strap is one of my favorites.
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I bought these from Adam at Alden of Carmel. They arrived last week and I promptly put them away until next fall as I thought spring had sprung in Buffalo. I was wrong! About 5 inches of snow gave me good reason to try out the Comando sole!!
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I'd heard my snuff WTB's might arrive last week - now trying to forget i heard... frown.gif

(I don't know how you guys survive multi-year pre-orders)
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I am considering ordering a 901 be made up for me in cordovan as they are not usually created for my width. I was told it would be about 4 months from order to delivery. Can I get the sense of the forum on whether this is an accurate estimate or terribly understated. I am not interested in a full year or multi-year wait time. I would also like to get votes between burgundy or black. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

I'd heard my snuff WTB's might arrive last week - now trying to forget i heard... frown.gif

(I don't know how you guys survive multi-year pre-orders)

 

In the same boat.... Although thinking about certain other preorders keeps me from making a fuss. Hopefully this week they show up :fonz:

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I know this has been discussed before, but I've never felt confident as to a consensus:

There's been some talk about shell boots being lasted a bit larger due to the nature of the shell leather (possibly because it's more water resistant, so it doesn't take to the steam so well during the lasting process?)

 

Those of you owning Indy boots in both shell and non-shell. Do you go with exactly the same size, or a half size smaller in shell?

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by swils8610 View Post

I bought these from Adam at Alden of Carmel. They arrived last week and I promptly put them away until next fall as I thought spring had sprung in Buffalo. I was wrong! About 5 inches of snow gave me good reason to try out the Comando sole!! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Looking very good Swils today in your new Wingtip Boots. Like them argyles to of course! :-)

 

-Mike

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Originally Posted by melquiad View Post
 

 

Those of you owning Indy boots in both shell and non-shell. Do you go with exactly the same size, or a half size smaller in shell?

 

Thanks!


I go the same size in Indy.

 

I remember reading that the thought was the shell couldnt stretch as much over the last like other materials, possibly accounting for a perceived roomier end result

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by melquiad View Post
 

I know this has been discussed before, but I've never felt confident as to a consensus:

There's been some talk about shell boots being lasted a bit larger due to the nature of the shell leather (possibly because it's more water resistant, so it doesn't take to the steam so well during the lasting process?)

 

Those of you owning Indy boots in both shell and non-shell. Do you go with exactly the same size, or a half size smaller in shell?

 

Thanks!

 

I go 10.5B on the Indy Boot personally. On Shell and CXL.

 

-Mike

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 


I go the same size in Indy.

 

I remember reading that the thought was the shell couldnt stretch as much over the last like other materials, possibly accounting for a perceived roomier end result

 

Yeah, Shell doesn't stretch over time like other materials, due to the denser pore structure that makes the Shell that we know and love. However, it also doesn't get pulled as tightly over the Last as say a Calfskin would due to the fact that it doesn't stretch and if overtightened it cracks or rips. Thus it sort of balances out after time... Though CXL seems to stretch a lot after wear.

 

-Mike

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Thread Starter 

Monday. Alden x ShoeMart Black Shell Cordovan Semi-Brogue Medallion Cap Toe Boot on the Plaza Last. Marcoliani Aqua Argyles OTC. Glen Plaid Suit.

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

-Mike

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Quote:
Originally Posted by melquiad View Post
 

I know this has been discussed before, but I've never felt confident as to a consensus:

There's been some talk about shell boots being lasted a bit larger due to the nature of the shell leather (possibly because it's more water resistant, so it doesn't take to the steam so well during the lasting process?)

 

Those of you owning Indy boots in both shell and non-shell. Do you go with exactly the same size, or a half size smaller in shell?

 

Thanks!

I go same size in shell or calf no matter the last. For me, the size difference is not great enough to warrant a size change.

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 


I go the same size in Indy.

 

I remember reading that the thought was the shell couldnt stretch as much over the last like other materials, possibly accounting for a perceived roomier end result

 

 

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post
 

I go same size in shell or calf no matter the last. For me, the size difference is not great enough to warrant a size change.

 

 

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

 

Yeah, Shell doesn't stretch over time like other materials, due to the denser pore structure that makes the Shell that we know and love. However, it also doesn't get pulled as tightly over the Last as say a Calfskin would due to the fact that it doesn't stretch and if overtightened it cracks or rips. Thus it sort of balances out after time... Though CXL seems to stretch a lot after wear.

 

-Mike

 

 

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

 

I go 10.5B on the Indy Boot personally. On Shell and CXL.

 

-Mike

 

Thanks friends. I feel confident now as to my possible next purchase!

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

Monday. Alden x ShoeMart Black Shell Cordovan Semi-Brogue Medallion Cap Toe Boot on the Plaza Last. Marcoliani Aqua Argyles OTC. Glen Plaid Suit.


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

-Mike

 

Looking good in your @mdubs boots! Nice combo with the grey ;)

 

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post
 

I go same size in shell or calf no matter the last. For me, the size difference is not great enough to warrant a size change.

 

I agree - I've never changed sizes due to leather, but I would guess that for people who are really right on the edge between sizes, especially in certain lasts, that it might help.

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Anyone have experience with the Stafford Plain Toe Boot, being offered by Need Supply?

 

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Be interested to see the boots with some wear.

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