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Traveled proffesionally for eon's in Alden Tassel and LHS with no issue at all. So now the Alden Loafer's set off alarms at the airports? ūüėā

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Originally Posted by mrfixit View Post

Travelers, do you wear your Aldens to the airport despite having to take them off in the TSA Pre line? I saw a guy unlacing his 405s at AUS today. Trade-offs.


This is no longer an issue.  You can now ask to go through the scanner rather than the metal detector and leave your shoes on.  All other Pre benefits are as-is...just take anything in your pocket out and hold it in your hand as you raise your arms.  Problem solved...no shoe removal, and almost as fast as the metal detector.

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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

well after watching these things for what feels like months and months and always saying no....finally broke down on the price drop.



 



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Looking good. What price drop was that? Ebay?
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Are you guys pretty weary of buying from Marketplace here? I've had nothing but success so far, but I'm currently looking at a really cheap used pair of Indys. Seller has only posted once, but seems knowledgable concerning product and everything lines up... :/
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Originally Posted by smmrfld View Post


This is no longer an issue.  You can now ask to go through the scanner rather than the metal detector and leave your shoes on.  All other Pre benefits are as-is...just take anything in your pocket out and hold it in your hand as you raise your arms.  Problem solved...no shoe removal, and almost as fast as the metal detector.

Not all airports have the scanner, and those that do, often don't use it.
Airport I flew out of this morning metal detector only. Long layover in ATL so went outside security. On way back thru, the scanner was not being used. I like wearing some of my Alden suede shoes for their comfort but they all set off the metal detectors.
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Originally Posted by mrfixit View Post

Travelers, do you wear your Aldens to the airport despite having to take them off in the TSA Pre line? I saw a guy unlacing his 405s at AUS today. Trade-offs.


I travel every other week and always wear my Aldens.  I figure if I am going to spend the money for them, I may as well enjoy them -- even if I have to leave for the airport a couple minutes earlier than I otherwise would have.  

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Originally Posted by PorterInjax View Post


Not all airports have the scanner, and those that do, often don't use it.
Airport I flew out of this morning metal detector only. Long layover in ATL so went outside security. On way back thru, the scanner was not being used. I like wearing some of my Alden suede shoes for their comfort but they all set off the metal detectors.


Most airports now have both in the Pre area from what I've seen, and "being used" isn't a factor...they are usually not "in use" since the majority of Pre pax use the metal detector, but when you ask to use it, they will quickly move the barrier and have you step in.

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Hey Gents,

 

My Grant "Indy" Boots have arrived... I think we need another name now! Maybe Prof. Jones! Anyways, here is a picture of them and then a comparison against my Color 8 on the Plaza and Cigar on the Trubalance. Amazing what the last shape does to the overall aesthetic of a shoe.

 

 

 

-Mike

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Thought I didn't like Plaza Indy's...till I saw that pic...
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

Hey Gents,

 

My Grant "Indy" Boots have arrived... I think we need another name now! Maybe Prof. Jones! Anyways, here is a picture of them and then a comparison against my Color 8 on the Plaza and Cigar on the Trubalance. Amazing what the last shape does to the overall aesthetic of a shoe.

 

 

 

-Mike


Mike-All of these boots are excellent.  I will say the Grant in Black is a very nice compromise and excellent choice!  Of the 3 the Grant looks sleekest with modest slope in the toe box.

 

See Ya,

Steve

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Originally Posted by smmrfld View Post


Most airports now have both in the Pre area from what I've seen, and "being used" isn't a factor...they are usually not "in use" since the majority of Pre pax use the metal detector, but when you ask to use it, they will quickly move the barrier and have you step in.

Different experiences I guess and at different airports.
I have about 1.4M miles on United and 1.2M miles on Delta. These are butt in seat miles and not inflated with bonus miles or promotions. Not bragging just illustrating that I spend time in airports.
When I've asked about using the scanner when being herded to the metal detector I would guess that 70% of the time I've been told no for varying reasons. Also, I don't see them in European or South American airports.
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Well it took me 3 orders from JCrew to finally get keeper pair. The first pair I ordererd at 9.5 and they looked perfect, just a little big. I ordered a 9 and they came in and looked like they had been worn already and had bad creases. Ordered a second 9 and was happy with the result. Good customer service from Jcrew to make it right. Here they are after 3 full days of wear. They feel great and have become my favorite shoe.

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The grant is beautiful but hardly an indy when looking at that picture...I dont mean that in a bad way but the stitching is symmetrical to the shoe shape...I would gladly forgo a #8 tanker for a grant #8

Beautiful stuff mdubs....
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Hey Gents,

My Grant "Indy" Boots have arrived... I think we need another name now! Maybe Prof. Jones! Anyways, here is a picture of them and then a comparison against my Color 8 on the Plaza and Cigar on the Trubalance. Amazing what the last shape does to the overall aesthetic of a shoe.







-Mike

Some real beauties!
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