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None of my shell boots have ever had a lined tongue. 4060 and 4065 from TSM included.

This subject was discussed awhile back in great detail.

Someone ended up doing a spreadsheet or a list of sorts with much info regarding tongue linings or lack thereof.

It seemed that the norm was unlined.

I had a pair of WT boots from AOM in #8 I bought new that were my one and only pair of lined tongue Alden boots. 1 of 4.
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Originally Posted by aldennoob View Post
 

for those who own 4065/4060

I just received my first pair black shell cordovan boot 4065 from alden madison

I found that the shoe tongue is not the same with my other cordovan boot.

 

Can i call this unlined?

My other cordovan boot have calf lining on the shoe tongue.


I think the lining of the tongue varies from boot to boot.  All of my boots are lined except for my J Crew PCT and my black shell cap toe boot on barrie.  I prefer the lined ones. The unlined feel like they might rip off eventually with a lot of wear; they seem very thin.

 

Both of my wingtip boots (color 8 and ravello) have lined tongues.

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Channeling Indiana on this crisp Monday morn'. JC (Jones' Crusade) Cigar Indy's from Leffot.


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Any Alden dealers that have SF discounts? Does Epaulet? 


 


I've only seen Epaulet discount Alden models that were made specifically for them (only after they had them in stock for a long time). Discounts are hard to come by.
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Originally Posted by europrep View Post
 

Any Alden dealers that have SF discounts? Does Epaulet? 

 


I've only seen Epaulet discount Alden models that were made specifically for them (only after they had them in stock for a long time). Discounts are hard to come by.

 

Thanks.  That is what I assumed, but figured it was best to check. 

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cigar day trippin in Baltimore with some good coffee from spoons
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Hey all, I have a question that is beginning to drive me rather mad. I've researched this topic and am not finding an answer. I just discovered that Brooks Brothers sells Alden makeups, however they do not label them "Alden." Instead, the inside of the shoe/boot will simply say "Brooks Brothers, Made in USA." If you search "Alden" on the BB website, 0 results will be returned.  Why could this be? BB also sells Edward Green and Peal & Co. and labels the shoes as such. So why this strange arm's length relationship they have with Alden?

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Former...are you kidding me? I'm waiting on 3 preorders, another pair just shipped and that does not include this pair. If I'm former I would hate to see current!

Steve

That was supposed to say Fellow. Stupid iPhone autocorrect strikes again.
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2210 Monday

 

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Man, I'm horrible at making decisions! Looking for a new pair of shoes to add to the closet. I'm starting to dress much more business casual, and need a new pair of shoes to split time with my Carmina shortwings, which are a natural chromexcel. I have several pairs of boots, but want a new pair of shoes to become my "go to" shoes for when I'm in nice chinos, or maybe some cotton or wool trousers. Occasional tie and maybe a sportcoat. I LOVE the chamois saddles that Frans Boone has, and have come close to purchasing several times (plus price with the exchange rate is favorable). But I'm afraid they might not be versatile enough for what I am looking for. Then I'm thinking a pair of Kudu LWB. (I like a slightly unusual makeup, just to be different). I feel that with one pair of shortwings, it might be better to branch out into something else, and the longwings might be a bit too similar. Looking at some JCrew tobacco longwings also, one of my favorite makeups, but again, too similar to my Carmina shortwings??? So many shoes, so little shoe budget... And so many beautiful pairs here, every picture that comes up and I'm like "Oh, I REALLY like that !!!" So thanks to you guys for starting me on the Alden road... It's a slippery slope I can tell.
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Originally Posted by duff406 View Post

Man, I'm horrible at making decisions! Looking for a new pair of shoes to add to the closet. I'm starting to dress much more business casual, and need a new pair of shoes to split time with my Carmina shortwings, which are a natural chromexcel. I have several pairs of boots, but want a new pair of shoes to become my "go to" shoes for when I'm in nice chinos, or maybe some cotton or wool trousers. Occasional tie and maybe a sportcoat. I LOVE the chamois saddles that Frans Boone has, and have come close to purchasing several times (plus price with the exchange rate is favorable). But I'm afraid they might not be versatile enough for what I am looking for. Then I'm thinking a pair of Kudu LWB. (I like a slightly unusual makeup, just to be different). I feel that with one pair of shortwings, it might be better to branch out into something else, and the longwings might be a bit too similar. Looking at some JCrew tobacco longwings also, one of my favorite makeups, but again, too similar to my Carmina shortwings??? So many shoes, so little shoe budget... And so many beautiful pairs here, every picture that comes up and I'm like "Oh, I REALLY like that !!!" So thanks to you guys for starting me on the Alden road... It's a slippery slope I can tell.

For what its worth, I LOVE my suede/chamois saddle from Frans Boone. I always look forward to wearing them and get a ton of compliments.

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For what its worth, I LOVE my suede/chamois saddle from Frans Boone. I always look forward to wearing them and get a ton of compliments.

Yes, it was your pics that originally turned me on to them and got me fired up to upgrade my shoes! Have you found them to be pretty versatile?
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Yes, it was your pics that originally turned me on to them and got me fired up to upgrade my shoes! Have you found them to be pretty versatile?

For me, I think they are super versatile. My day to day dress is very casual though. I'm either in some sort of raw selvedge denim or khakis and a nice button down. People at work often ask why I'm so "dressed up" and I'm like, "I'm in jeans?!?!" So i am the one of, relatively, the "dressiest" in my workplace, but by no means am i dressy or formal. So like i said, for me, they are great. I wear them to work and to play. I also like them for going out because the crepe is comfortable and i don't have to worry about spilling a drink or getting them stepped on at a bar or show. The majority is the reverse chamois and it can take a beating. The brass eyelets, IMO, are a nice addition to an already great makeup.

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Has anyone ever had a pair of Indy 403s re-soled?  I'm looking for experiences and options, as well as pictures. 

 

Do I have to get it done via Alden? I understand their soles might not be available at other cobblers? Will a different sole work? or will it ruin the look of the shoe?

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by froughtie View Post
 

Has anyone ever had a pair of Indy 403s re-soled?  I'm looking for experiences and options, as well as pictures. 

 

Do I have to get it done via Alden? I understand their soles might not be available at other cobblers? Will a different sole work? or will it ruin the look of the shoe?

 

Thanks

Alden Indy's these day are done by so many shops with various soles. I don't think it would "ruin" the look if you looked outside Alden for re soling. If you went with something other than neo-cork, then it would change the look, but not ruin. Almost every shop has a different interpretation and with that comes a different sole. I think you could go B. Nelson and come away with a very similar look, if that's what you wanted.

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