Received mine. Color is great, but not thrilled with the leather. Would be great with some chrome exel and oiled outsoles IMO
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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 1191post #17851 of 12241611/12/11 at 2:32pmpost #17852 of 12241611/12/11 at 3:08pmpost #17853 of 12241611/12/11 at 3:23pmQuote:I tried a half size up and they were indeed too small. So, same issue.
Though, I think I might be in between on barrie sizing.post #17854 of 12241611/12/11 at 3:45pmQuote:
That is not very common, most seem to have to only size up a 1/2 size. I am a 5.5E on the Barrie and so far a 6E in my other lasts, including the Leydon.post #17855 of 12241611/12/11 at 5:30pmpost #17856 of 12241611/12/11 at 5:55pm^Those J. Crew boots look a lot better than the pictures. I'm tempted yet again. Must control myself..
RE: Indy's being work boots, but I don't know how many guys would actually shell out $400+ for them. Me thinks a 'typical' pair of work boots that are more realistic is probably some Timberland 6'' boots that costs around $100. If you're a typical blue collar American making not so much, it's going to take a long time to save up for premium work boots such as Indy's, haha.
In regards to Ford wearing them before he got his foot into the movie industry, I read somewhere that they actually wanted him to wear Red Wings in the movies, but he wasn't having it.post #17857 of 12241611/12/11 at 6:16pmQuote:He hasn't, but I put together this awhile back...Original post with larger photos starting at post #11756.post #17858 of 12241611/12/11 at 6:59pmpost #17859 of 12241611/12/11 at 7:05pmfirst time popping into this thread, considering a pair of indys. i dont know much about alden at all, is there a big difference in the alden indys and the ones they made with j crew?
also, might have been posted before but thought this was a good read:
http://mistercrew.com/blog/2010/03/29/alden-ultimate-indy-boots-new-and-at-two-years/post #17860 of 12241611/13/11 at 8:43am
It appears to me that the J Crew version is about as classic an indy as can possibly be: brown chromexcel, neoprene sole, rubber heal, trubalance last. There are two versions of "brown" chromexcel that are going around, one is dark brown and another one is actually color 8. the pictures don't reveal which version of the brown the j crew one is- so i suggest buying in store.
To the Suede folks in here: i got myself some brown suede chukkas- should i try to put oil on them and make them like chamois shoes or should i spray suede protector on them.
Edited by dm2703 - 11/13/11 at 11:13ampost #17861 of 12241611/13/11 at 9:55ampost #17862 of 12241611/13/11 at 10:05ampost #17863 of 12241611/13/11 at 10:33am
the brown boots, they're from Leather Soul- very much suede, which makes them a strange customer since i hope to wear them in various conditions of snow/rain.
back to earlier post: If you look at the rancourt site you'll see the differences in the various shades of chromexcel, the indies i have rare an identical shade/texture to what rancourt describes as color 8 and are perfectly matched to Meltonian's "cordovan" paste.
see color: Kudu v. chromexcelpost #17864 of 12241611/13/11 at 11:09ampost #17865 of 12241611/13/11 at 12:44pm
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