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Originally Posted by Vicious49 View Post

Do you guys think there is enough of a difference between these 2 to justify keeping both or is it just redundant?

Tobacco chamois on commando and CXL on crepe

I would keep both. Maybe the crepe would be the sneaker substitute and the commando for foul weather.
post #105092 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post

There's a pair of WTB on ebay that have commando soles.  I assumed they were from AofC, but noticed that the AF79s have blind eyelets, whereas these have agatine.  The model number is 4461HC--who offered that model?  And do AofC's AF-whatever boots actually have that stamped on the inside, or do they translate to a different Alden model number?

Alden NYC from time to time offers color 8 and black cordovan wingtip boots on commando, they may be from them
post #105093 of 122416
Looking forward to seeing the seeing the color on this run of Whiskey! Hopefully someone will get some pics up soon.
post #105094 of 122416
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Originally Posted by csmitty View Post

Looking forward to seeing the seeing the color on this run of Whiskey! Hopefully someone will get some pics up soon.

 

I'm heading over there during lunch time. I'll try and post some pics after when I get to work, but we have open space seating and might be tough. I'll put something up in the evening worst case.

post #105095 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post

There's a pair of WTB on ebay that have commando soles.  I assumed they were from AofC, but noticed that the AF79s have blind eyelets, whereas these have agatine.  The model number is 4461HC--who offered that model?  And do AofC's AF-whatever boots actually have that stamped on the inside, or do they translate to a different Alden model number?

Alden NYC from time to time offers color 8 and black cordovan wingtip boots on commando, they may be from them

Thanks Alcibiades.  On your question earlier, how about the Plaza medallion toe boot on commando?  I think that would have the sleekness for a suit and the build for foul weather.  

post #105096 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post

There's a pair of WTB on ebay that have commando soles.  I assumed they were from AofC, but noticed that the AF79s have blind eyelets, whereas these have agatine.  The model number is 4461HC--who offered that model?  And do AofC's AF-whatever boots actually have that stamped on the inside, or do they translate to a different Alden model number?

The Alden model number is different.

For example, AF110 is actually 975C.
post #105097 of 122416
From one Indy to the next. Just got these from TSM. I'm going to try not to baby these. We'll see how that goes!

post #105098 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Bbombers85 View Post
 

 

I'm heading over there during lunch time. I'll try and post some pics after when I get to work, but we have open space seating and might be tough. I'll put something up in the evening worst case.


+1 mine are headed out soon, but I won't be able to see them due to travel.

 

Steve

post #105099 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Bonesy View Post

Looking for some advice-
I am looking to get a black or #8 boot to wear primarily with jeans while working. I was lucky enough to score a #8 indy off of the Jcrew pricing glitch a few weeks back but am concerned with the crepe sole. I am a real estate appraiser so I won't be wearing these while digging ditches or anything but they will see frequent wet grass and the occasional construction site with dirt and mud. Is this the wrong boot for me?
Would I be better off considering the Ironside Indy? I dig it, it has the commando sole, but I am worried the chamois will stain with all of the waling through wet grass I do.
Thanks for any insight.

I would have the same concern with the Ironside. I would definitely go with the jcrew Indy (and not just because I got the same deal). I have owned crepe and found it to be an excellent bad weather shoe. I know others have shared different experiences, but I found it to be the most comfortable and practical of all the Alden soles. Just not the most aesthetically pleasing. At the jcrew price, they make great kickers and actually cost less than the Ironside.
post #105100 of 122416
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From one Indy to the next. Just got these from TSM. I'm going to try not to baby these. We'll see how that goes!


nice. did those just come in? 1st or 2nds
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nice. did those just come in? 1st or 2nds
1sts. These were from the batch that TSM got in early this year. I believe these were returned by someone. When I was talking to Ed about other models, he mentioned that he had a pair of these in the warehouse.
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1sts. These were from the batch that TSM got in early this year. I believe these were returned by someone. When I was talking to Ed about other models, he mentioned that he had a pair of these in the warehouse.

 



Damn, nice score. What size were they?
post #105103 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

After another terrible winter here in NYC, I am thinking about investing in black and color 8 bluchers on commando soles (likely from AoC) for next winter... I want to take a poll among those that wear conservative business dress, often have client meetings, etc

1) Would you feel comfortable wearing barrie lasted, commando soled shoes with business suits, ties, etc?
2) If you had a business meeting with someone you hadn't met before, how would you react to someone wearing commando soled Aldens of this type in this setting (assume that it is winter and that is/has snowed recently)

Often I find guys do the "wear Bean Boots, hiking boots, timberlands" to work, then slip on shoes at work method - I don't want to do that. I am also skeptical about overshoes.


I honestly believe this is your best bet...

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AoC's Barrie lasted, Shortwing Blucher, on commando.  I use these in the winter when I need to wear a suit.  They are definitely more sleek than the 975, at least in appearance bc of the 360', flat welt.  They also feel more narrow than any of my LWBs.


Your other option...

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I know you said you don't care for overshoes, but the Swims Monster Boot is pretty awesome in very wet, snowy, wintery weather.


Edited by ReppTiePrepster - 3/6/15 at 9:26am
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I honestly believe this is your best bet...

 

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AoC's Barrie lasted, Shortwing Blucher, on commando.  I use these in the winter when I need to wear a suit.  They are definitely more sleek than the 975, at least in appearance bc of the 360', flat welt.  They also feel more narrow than any of my LWBs.

 

Your other option...

 

 


I know you said you don't care for it, but the Swims Monster Boot is pretty awesome in very wet, snowy, wintery weather.

 

SWB is a great suggestion, RTP.

post #105105 of 122416
Figured I should bring out the Indy's today in honor of the man himself. May he have a swift recovery. If only he had an inflatable raft. Would've walked away scott free.



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