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Originally Posted by rioni View Post

Nice boots! (vanguard) do you know if those are n the Barrie or Trubalance last?


They are Barrie, but they kind of look like they are Plaza to me.

post #20942 of 122416
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

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Great shoes! Enjoy wearing!
post #20943 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jslade View Post

I've been kicking myself over the past few weeks for not picking up a pair of black longwings from J. Crew while they still had those incredible discounts going. I could have really used a pair for the price that they were going at. smile.gif

You and me both! I kept adding color 8 chukkas to my cart but never pulled the trigger to check out. I figured I'd pick 'em up later. I am furious at that blunder.
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

I think those awesome discounts are gone for good. Alden must have caught on to J Crew's pricing.

In retrospect, I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did. Kudos to all you guys that took advantage. I loved reading about the guy who got the discount at the J Crew store in Copley Sq, Boston. Well done!
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

You and me both! I kept adding color 8 chukkas to my cart but never pulled the trigger to check out. I figured I'd pick 'em up later. I am furious at that blunder.
In retrospect, I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did. Kudos to all you guys that took advantage. I loved reading about the guy who got the discount at the J Crew store in Copley Sq, Boston. Well done!

If you can wear an 11D in the #8 chukka, I've noted that Alden of Carmel has a pair on its irregulars page for a pretty reasonable price. I have a pair of LWBs from AoC deemed irregular, with no flaw noticeable to my eye. Don't know if it's the same for these chukkas, but maybe you can have them after all.
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Originally Posted by MattPol View Post

Finally got a chance to rock my Vanguard Boots from LS today:

 

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brother, I am with you - I  bought these as my 1st pair of Aldens and I absolutely love them -

post #20946 of 122416
Question- What's the best Alden for snowy conditions?

I don't mean trekking in the snow but more for around town when it might be snow on the ground or snowing.
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Question- What's the best Alden for snowy conditions?
I don't mean trekking in the snow but more for around town when it might be snow on the ground or snowing.


Personally, I've been using cordovan boots with the commando sole. I'd recommend #8 if your worried about water spots. My whiskey tankers have a number of water stains around the sides. Personally I really like it. 

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How does the standard sole on an Indy deal w/ snow in a similar fashion? I would think a commando would be the obvious best option, but otherwise?

Have to deal with occasional snowfall here in Utah, and would like to know how to minimize damage acquired.
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Originally Posted by uninkco View Post

details on the pants?

they are the Leftfield NYC contest duck chinos from over at sufu
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

How does the standard sole on an Indy deal w/ snow in a similar fashion? I would think a commando would be the obvious best option, but otherwise?

Have to deal with occasional snowfall here in Utah, and would like to know how to minimize damage acquired.

Those standard Indy soles are death slippery in wet mud so I imagine they'd be just as bad in snow.

I think those lug soles like on the kudu Indy might be even better than the commando.
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Question- What's the best Alden for snowy conditions?
I don't mean trekking in the snow but more for around town when it might be snow on the ground or snowing.

I like the Indy 404 with the vibram sole.
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Question- What's the best Alden for snowy conditions?
I don't mean trekking in the snow but more for around town when it might be snow on the ground or snowing.

I usually wear my shell #8 Indy boots if I am out and about with a bit of snow or slush on the ground. The shell just seems to clean up so much easier and quicker than any of my other leather.
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

How does the standard sole on an Indy deal w/ snow in a similar fashion? I would think a commando would be the obvious best option, but otherwise?
Have to deal with occasional snowfall here in Utah, and would like to know how to minimize damage acquired.

 

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Those standard Indy soles are death slippery in wet mud so I imagine they'd be just as bad in snow.
I think those lug soles like on the kudu Indy might be even better than the commando.


Really? I disagree. I won't dispute that commando and lug soles are better for grip and traction in inclement conditions, but the neocork sole on a pair of Indy boots works quite well for a lot of weather, including snow and mud, as long as you're sure of your footing. I find the neocork sole just fine for year round wear that includes some snow and rain.

post #20954 of 122416
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Originally Posted by rioni View Post

Just received these mismatched natural indys from the shoemart as seconds. I sized down 1 from 9D to 8E and the left (appears to be Modified) fits perfectly while the right (appears to be trubalance) is slightly wide and has a higher arch. Almost impossible to tell that they are mismatched lasts when looking at them but not sure if I'm going to keep them due to the arch fit. It would have been nice if shoemart specified this before buying.
I think I'm going to return them as I am having some pain in my right foot after wearing for a few hours. Does anyone know if the Barrie in 8D would fit rougly the same as the modified in 8E (since the modified is a slimmer last)?
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Hey man-

I am familiar with the Barrie, Modified and Trubaance. I find the Modified last (for my foot) is wider than the Barrie. 9D Modified fits me great, while 9D in Barrie is a snug fit, the E width for me in Barrie is too wide. I find the Trubalance last to be a little bit bigger overall last to the Barrie, whereas the Modified has a more tapered mid foot under the arch, opening up to a wider forefoot. Don't know if the terminology is correct, maybe someone else can explain it better.
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Finally got around to taking a family pic of the cordovan boots. In order they are Allen Edmonds Dalton in Walnut Crodovan, Alden wt in Ravello, Alden Indy in Cigar, & Alden Captoe in #8.

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