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you weren't lying.. went through there today, practically throwing money at them for something in my size and nothing. Couldnt even get a 403 in an E width sz11 :/

 

went to RL and let the GF spend more on herself. I feel jilted. 

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Quite surprisingly, a long-time patient of mine said they were so happy with the care I have given them over the years that they wanted to get me an Alden shoe (they know about my Alden appreciation).  I've never owned anything in natural chromexcel before, and was thinking perhaps I would give something in that leather a try. Would love to hear if anyone has anything very positive (or not) to say about it in terms of how it wears, patina, etc, etc. I am assuming that the normal CXL creasing will be present so I will probably go with something more casual....  

 

was in alden SF today and saw natty cxl indy, plaintoe boot, chukka, PTB, and a LWB. I'd have been happy with any of those models to be honest, but the indy or lwb would likely had been my first choices.

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was in alden SF today and saw natty cxl indy, plaintoe boot, chukka, PTB, and a LWB. I'd have been happy with any of those models to be honest, but the indy or lwb would likely had been my first choices.

that's where I'd go, and those are what I am looking at  : )

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was in alden SF today and saw natty cxl indy, plaintoe boot, chukka, PTB, and a LWB. I'd have been happy with any of those models to be honest, but the indy or lwb would likely had been my first choices.

However, I am holding out for a whiskey LWB, so I am leaning toward a natty boot...

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Didn't you just kop the Ravello Naval Boot?!

 

 

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Yeah he did, but if he's being honest with himself, it's too big for him and he's going to sell it to me.

 

This is partially true. This procurement does not exist until in my possession. Right now, they are somewhere in Oslo for the past week lol.

 

And Handcuffed is correct. Should these not fit, he gets first dibs.

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I'm looking towards Natural Chromexcel Indy boots from TheShoeMart. But the pictures look different than that of the one on Alden shop. Will this be identical?

TheShoeMart's version looks a lot more 'dirtier.' The stitching looks different, non-white.

I'm also curious, are there any other differences with TheShoeMart's version? I know SF Alden shop version has Alden shop of SF written on the soles. What about the ShoeMart's? Does it have TSM written anywhere? I see a little tag in the pic that says SM, is that removable?
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Shades of Natty CXL vary, but will likely be similar to the SF model you saw. TSM version will likely say ' Bootmaker's Edition' on leather heel pad.
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Shades of Natty CXL vary, but will likely be similar to the SF model you saw. TSM version will likely say ' Bootmaker's Edition' on leather heel pad.

 

pretty much. I found all the natty cxl at alden SF yesterday seemed to be the consistent, golden color. vs my natty cxl vibergs I got earlier this year that have the grey undertones (that I actually prefer to the typical alden shade)

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Originally Posted by Jhnkago View Post

I'm looking towards Natural Chromexcel Indy boots from TheShoeMart. But the pictures look different than that of the one on Alden shop. Will this be identical?

TheShoeMart's version looks a lot more 'dirtier.' The stitching looks different, non-white.

I'm also curious, are there any other differences with TheShoeMart's version? I know SF Alden shop version has Alden shop of SF written on the soles. What about the ShoeMart's? Does it have TSM written anywhere? I see a little tag in the pic that says SM, is that removable?

 

depending on the stichting you are talking about, it could be different. some have natural welts with an offwhite stitch, some have bright white welt stitching.

 

While I can't speak to any difference in regards to the TSM version, any writing (on any pair) will be on the inside heel pad and will (most likely) fade away after a couple months. Don't let the stamping inside sway you.

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Maiden voyage on new whiskey LWBs. I'm liking these even more than I thought I would. Happy Friday to all!
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Originally Posted by Jhnkago View Post

I'm looking towards Natural Chromexcel Indy boots from TheShoeMart. But the pictures look different than that of the one on Alden shop. Will this be identical?

TheShoeMart's version looks a lot more 'dirtier.' The stitching looks different, non-white.

I'm also curious, are there any other differences with TheShoeMart's version? I know SF Alden shop version has Alden shop of SF written on the soles. What about the ShoeMart's? Does it have TSM written anywhere? I see a little tag in the pic that says SM, is that removable?

I always assumed the TM® tag that you see in TSM's photos is a sticker they use to identify their own photographs.  Others can confirm, but I doubt they ship that way.

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I always assumed the TM® tag that you see in TSM's photos is a sticker they use to identify their own photographs.  Others can confirm, but I doubt they ship that way.


having never handled them, nor noticed the tag on their pics until now, I'm inclined to believe that the tag is just a 'poorly' done photoshop to protect their stock image.

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I'm 12D on the brannock and I bought the 403 in 11.5D. They have stretched since I bought them naturally. Is it normal to have to lace them these tight on the speed hooks? I've seen guys around here with a bigger gap. The length is ok my big toe is a little beyond the white stitching.
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Maiden voyage on new whiskey LWBs. I'm liking these even more than I thought I would. Happy Friday to all!

Awesome! Enjoy them!
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I'm 12D on the brannock and I bought the 403 in 11.5D. They have stretched since I bought them naturally. Is it normal to have to lace them these tight on the speed hooks? I've seen guys around here with a bigger gap. The length is ok my big toe is a little beyond the white stitching.

Do you wear boot socks with them? 

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