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Originally Posted by trunks206 View Post

Good god! If these weren't made on the blobby truebalance last, nobody other than me would be getting a gift this Christmas.
If another shop makes these on the Grant last I couldn't give them my money fast enough.

Wouldn't that be close to these?

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_cap_toe_boot_shell_cordovan_color_8/pvc-ald-mxs-4060_ald_m_cap_toe_boot_shell_cordovan.html

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post #18257 of 122416
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Originally Posted by geoffmartin17 View Post

Agreed. From the side those look great - from the front, they look awful.

maybe also because Tres Bien dropped the ball and ordered all their Aldens in E sizing "to allow thick wool socks" facepalm.gif
post #18258 of 122416

different edge trim. gives them totally different looks
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Oops double post; didn't realize it was holding my first post for moderation.


Edited by NotClever - 11/23/11 at 12:07pm
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Hey guys, first post here. Just recently started getting into fashion at all, and when looking for my first pair of boots I fell in love with the chromexcel Indys:

 

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Apologies for the crappy iphone pictures. Haven't been able to find the charger for my real camera since I moved recently.

 

On the topic of the Chromexcel Indy, does anyone have care suggestions? It seems that Horween suggests neatsfoot oil and that's it. Sound about right?

 

After I picked these up and loved them I started surfing ebay for deals to replace my dress shoes, and started with the 2145 color 8 cap toe on the Aberdeen last:

 

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They seem to be in quite excellent condition, but given that they're used I don't know how they were cared for. They were well shined out of the box but when I tried to apply the Mac Method after a couple of wearings, using a new although cheap Kiwi horsehair brush and an old white Tee for buffing (not optimal, but I don't really have anything softer at the moment), I found that for some reason the left shoe shined up well but the right became more dull and wouldn't shine up no matter how much I buffed. Do I just need to brush more, or is it possible that the previous owner applied too much wax or something like that?

 

You can see a bit what I'm talking about in this pic:

 

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Notice the right shoe is not nearly as shiny as the left.

 

In spite of that bit of oddness I love the shoes and already managed to find their counterparts in black (the 2146) on eBay for the same price, so those are currently in transit as well. Going from 0 pairs of any decent shoe to 3 Alden's in a month :p.


Edited by NotClever - 11/23/11 at 12:12pm
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

The whiskey NSTs are impressive, although prices are becoming ffffuuuu.gif. I'm not that old, but I remember buying my first pair of Aldens for $230 and thought I needed my head examined! I'm sure in another few years I'll be reminiscing over the good old days when $700 was a relative bargain. Enough with the kvetching. On to a couple recent acquisitions...
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I admire those monks. They look like they are the LS Plaza last versions, yes? Wish they would have stocked more than one pair in my size, though I suppose my bank account is happier this way. Are they as sleek as the look in the LS photos?
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that #8 cap toe looks tits from the side! Hope somebody would make them in that same brown sole with the plaza last
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Originally Posted by rosenkruez View Post

Alden shoes at J crew now 25% off. Just ordered a pair of J crew indy. I know they are not the original indy design but I'll take it for 367 dollars.
Then again, it's only 70 dollars difference w/ regular indy 405 so we'll see which one I'll keep.



 

I just grabbed a pair of indy's too

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Originally Posted by rosenkruez View Post

Alden shoes at J crew now 25% off. Just ordered a pair of J crew indy. I know they are not the original indy design but I'll take it for 367 dollars.
Then again, it's only 70 dollars difference w/ regular indy 405 so we'll see which one I'll keep.


I got the #8 cordovan cap-toe boot a few weeks ago, during the last sale - very happy with these on the barrie last.  Actually, thinking of the black wingtip next fall. 

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I couldn't agree more.
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Originally Posted by rosenkruez View Post

Alden shoes at J crew now 25% off. Just ordered a pair of J crew indy. I know they are not the original indy design but I'll take it for 367 dollars.
Then again, it's only 70 dollars difference w/ regular indy 405 so we'll see which one I'll keep.

ordered a pair of indy's as well
hoping i got the fit right.
post #18267 of 122416
May sell a pair of Size 8D Color 8 wingtips with commando sole:

http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/Shoes-Shell_Cordovan_Wing_Tip_215.htm

Retail is $610. Asking much less. Uppers great looking, soles have normal wear. Let me know if interested. These are just a bit too small for my 8 Van last feet.

JT
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When did Leathersoul cease "supporting" this thread?
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Got my first (and certainly not last) pair of Indy's today from Leffot. Man these boots are great and real comfortable.

Indy Boot Natural Chromexcel w/ Commando Soles icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

When did Leathersoul cease "supporting" this thread?

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Edited by pronxs - 11/23/11 at 2:05pm
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