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post #31 of 91
Beautiful.
post #32 of 91
amlai, the tanning on those cordo indys is amazing. I wish I had those, as well as a job that would let them tan like that (and pay enough for me to afford them...)
post #33 of 91
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
I love the GTs...black on left center, cherry on right center.



- B

what are the chelseas on the far right? they look great!
post #34 of 91
Looks to be RM Williams Comfort Craftsman. Very comfy boots.
post #35 of 91
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Originally Posted by robertorex View Post
amlai, the tanning on those cordo indys is amazing. I wish I had those, as well as a job that would let them tan like that (and pay enough for me to afford them...)
Thanks! I'm an office chair jockey, but I wear the boots as much as I can... and then I cheated a bit... I left them on my windowsill for a month or so. They had already started to change color before I started doing that, but leaving them on the windowsill made it more pronounced. Now I'm back to just wearing them like I was before.
post #36 of 91
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Originally Posted by amlai View Post
zippyh... you seem to be the only other person I've run across with an equal obsession with the Indy boot... maybe you're actually more obsessed. I've posted most of these pictures in various threads around here, but here they are again:

LeatherSoul Cigar shell cordovan Indy:


Those are all awesome but I am sooo jealous of those Cigar shell ones.
post #37 of 91
The cigar shell Indy is a great looking boot too.
post #38 of 91
Ugh....want Indys bad....was all ready to get a pair of the Jcrew Redwings, then realized that for not much more I could get Indys....back burner for the moment, but its the season for boots....
post #39 of 91
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Originally Posted by gdc_2008 View Post
Ugh....want Indys bad....was all ready to get a pair of the Jcrew Redwings, then realized that for not much more I could get Indys....back burner for the moment, but its the season for boots....

Save up and then buy things that you truly want, you'll save money on the long term...
post #40 of 91
does anybody have a picture of jeans and red wing GTs?
post #41 of 91
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
With my current interest in jeans I wanted some boots to complement them. I have a pair of IH 634S coming from Kiya at SelfEdge. Lots of previous thread about these two boots but not a lot of pictures, so I thought I'd do some comparison myself.


Indy is the generic version with the tan color calf leather and Neoprene sole. Retail was $320+tax at SF Alden store. GT was from Zappos at $239 total with free shipping.

I take a 9D in most dress shoes. Indy was a 8EE and GT was a 8.5D.

top view showing color differences. GT appears more sleek, but it may be because the Indy is a EE width.

Toe box on GT more roomy

Tongue on GT is continuous with the rest of shoe, Indy is not

Neoprene sole on Indy vs. commando-ish sole on GT. I like GT sole better.

Insole shot

This is showing that Alden has an "attention to detail" advantage over the GT. I tried to show the ends of the welt where they stop at around the forepart of the heel. On the Indy it's a nice smooth transition whereas on the GT they are rough and roughly done. Other little details can be seen also elsewhere.



Conclusion: I like both. They both serve the function I'm looking for, namely, foul weather-capable footwear that's stylish and well-built. Also both made in USA so that's a plus. In retrospect if I can only pick one pair, I'd go with the GT at $100 saving. My wife also likes the GT better, especially the black cherry color.
lee_44106, thank you for taking the time to do this. Great job!
post #42 of 91
But there wasn't many responses. Does anyone have options they would suggest for belts that work well with the Indy Boot?
post #43 of 91
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Originally Posted by Yardsale View Post
what are the chelseas on the far right? they look great!
I'm more interested in the ones far left...any clue on what they are? Also are the quality in Redwings generalized across all models or jsut the more expensive ones. -First time poster, long time watcher...starving college student
post #44 of 91
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I'm more interested in the ones far left...any clue on what they are?

Those look like Frye Brando laceups.
post #45 of 91
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lee_44106, thank you for taking the time to do this. Great job!

No problem.

It really would be helpful for everybody on the forum if we could all just take a little time and post some pictures. A picture really is much better and informative than 1000 words.

The other thread about GT boots had 16 pages and about 2 pictures, that's why I decided to do this.
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