These are great. How much wear do you have on them?
Gents - thanks for the great feedback and comments. Always fantastic to receive such great information from folks more experienced than myself! Forgive another question. Alden commando soles have obviously a piece of leather showing on the sole. Wouldn't that detract from the sole's capacity to withstand rain and snow? Full disclosure, I have one commando soled Alden in the closet, one on order and another on a wait list so I guess I'm alright with the choice of sole!
Yes, you are correct. The "Commando" name is a bit misleading, hahaha. I prefer Dainite (which Alden doesn't offer) over Commando for this reason.
I also received mine from Shoemart and like you I prefer them to the JCrew for their relative sleekness and the Grant last.
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Life, those are both beautiful boots, but I would have to give the leg up to the ShoeMart version. The Grant Last is terrific. The only problem with the Grant is that it is A) not as commonly well understood by consumers as no stock models are made around it and B) not typically as friendly and accommodating as the Barrie. But it is definite a cleaner and sleeker looking Last.
DV, those are amazing. Enough said.
Saz, not sure how you can complain when you have a shoe week like that.
Don, those Unionmades are special and you wear them very well. I love the foxing detail on them. Your outfit pairing choice is impeccable.
Congrats on your new Cap Toe Boot. They look very nice and glad they were worth the wait.
Zipster, those are absolutely stunning. The pants are pretty rad pairing...
Very nice Resis, I really like my AG Cititankers also. :-)
Looking very good Hoit in your suede Perf Tip Boots.
Very nice Indy Boots. Cigar goes terrifically with that design.
Have a good fall and enjoy your Snuff PTBs.
Looking very good today Gent. Your attire plays nicely together. The 975 is the classic Alden model.
Congrats on your new Bluchers. They look very nice. Enjoy them and hope that your wife is happy with them as well.