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post #2731 of 122416
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Originally Posted by edubs01 View Post
Has anybody purchased either of the 2 J Crew versions of the Longwings?
Real life pics? Do the colors look similar to what is posted on the site?

+1. I'd really like to see some details of the lighter color. Maybe even a fit pic?
post #2732 of 122416
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Originally Posted by AntiHero84 View Post
+1. I'd really like to see some details of the lighter color. Maybe even a fit pic?

Look back in this thread and in the S/S10 J.Crew thread.
post #2733 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MS007 View Post
Just to aware you guys. On german ebay is a vintage 10.5 Whiskey chukka ending in 4 days:



http://cgi.ebay.de/ALDEN-WHISKEY-SHE...item1c1035087b

Yeah - mine.

Thank you for the atvertisement

I would also like to trade them for another Alden shoe/boot in Shell - 10.5 D width.
Just tell me if anyone is interested.

Regards
post #2734 of 122416
Hi folks. I'm thinking of ordering either the AF53 from Alden of Carmel or the PTBoot w/Crepe Sole from LS. Both boots come in #8 Cordo and look pretty similar except for the lasts - Truebalance VS Barrie and the sole - Commando VS Crepe.

Has anybody worn either one on a daily basis? I'll probably wear it for work (NOT suite/tie workplace) so I want to find out if it will be comfortable for everyday wear given the proper fitting. Pics would be great as well!

I'm leaning towards the LS pair because I like the look of the Barrie last which gives it more of a dressy and sleek look yet can still be dressed down. The AF53 looks rather bulbous on the toe based on the pictures on AC's website.

I appreciate any feedback. Thanks!
post #2735 of 122416
I think the AF53 will look pretty good as a more casual boot due to the bulbous toe and I like how it doesn't have metal eyelets like the LS version... but LS is $55 cheaper for #8's!
post #2736 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Dexter_ View Post
Hi folks. I'm thinking of ordering either the AF53 from Alden of Carmel or the PTBoot w/Crepe Sole from LS. Both boots come in #8 Cordo and look pretty similar except for the lasts - Truebalance VS Barrie and the sole - Commando VS Crepe.

Has anybody worn either one on a daily basis? I'll probably wear it for work (NOT suite/tie workplace) so I want to find out if it will be comfortable for everyday wear given the proper fitting. Pics would be great as well!

I'm leaning towards the LS pair because I like the look of the Barrie last which gives it more of a dressy and sleek look yet can still be dressed down. The AF53 looks rather bulbous on the toe based on the pictures on AC's website.

I appreciate any feedback. Thanks!
I have the AF53 and wear it roughly every other day. I think they're very comfortable; I briefly tried on a Barrie boot at a store and didn't think it felt as comfortable (though obviously those weren't broken in). In general, I've heard Trubalance is an orthopetic last (I think that's the word?), so it should be pretty comfortable. They're a bit heavy; not sure if that is because it is a boot with steel shank or more because of the commando sole -- but it's not a big issue. I don't have any pictures, but I don't think the toe is too bulbous; the footbox is reasonably roomy, but I think it looks good in person. I think the main difference is that Trubalance looks a little more rounded (doesn't quite have the angle on the outer edge that those PTBoots have in the picture) -- ends up looking fairly simple and clean to me.
post #2737 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Dexter_ View Post
Hi folks. I'm thinking of ordering either the AF53 from Alden of Carmel or the PTBoot w/Crepe Sole from LS. Both boots come in #8 Cordo and look pretty similar except for the lasts - Truebalance VS Barrie and the sole - Commando VS Crepe.

Has anybody worn either one on a daily basis? I'll probably wear it for work (NOT suite/tie workplace) so I want to find out if it will be comfortable for everyday wear given the proper fitting. Pics would be great as well!

I'm leaning towards the LS pair because I like the look of the Barrie last which gives it more of a dressy and sleek look yet can still be dressed down. The AF53 looks rather bulbous on the toe based on the pictures on AC's website.

I appreciate any feedback. Thanks!
It looks like the PTBoot from Leather Soul is sold out.....
post #2738 of 122416
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
What wouldn't I wear them with?

Actually, I think those would look fantastic with khakis or even white denim..
Yeah, that seems pretty limiting. Maybe some kind of plaid slacks with a little blue in the pattern but still, brown seems so much more versatile.

But it is a gorgeous boot!
post #2739 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Aquaphor View Post
I think the AF53 will look pretty good as a more casual boot due to the bulbous toe and I like how it doesn't have metal eyelets like the LS version... but LS is $55 cheaper for #8's!

Hmm. Didn't notice the metal eyelets. What's so bad about them? Yes, $55 is something to consider. I guess the Trubalance last and commando sole add a little bit to the package.

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Originally Posted by schrike View Post
I have the AF53 and wear it roughly every other day. I think they're very comfortable; I briefly tried on a Barrie boot at a store and didn't think it felt as comfortable (though obviously those weren't broken in). In general, I've heard Trubalance is an orthopetic last (I think that's the word?), so it should be pretty comfortable. They're a bit heavy; not sure if that is because it is a boot with steel shank or more because of the commando sole -- but it's not a big issue.

I don't have any pictures, but I don't think the toe is too bulbous; the footbox is reasonably roomy, but I think it looks good in person. I think the main difference is that Trubalance looks a little more rounded (doesn't quite have the angle on the outer edge that those PTBoots have in the picture) -- ends up looking fairly simple and clean to me.

It might just be AC's pics on their website which gives it an illusion of the footbox being bigger than what it really is. I agree, the Trubalance is rounder and gives off a rugged look. Its probably why it goes well with the Indy style and commando soles.

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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post
It looks like the PTBoot from Leather Soul is sold out.....

Yeah, it looks that way. I saw on the blog comments that a restock could be possible in the next 5 months. I got word from AC as well that they don't have my size, 9D, on the AF53 neither and they expect more shipments in May. I guess the good thing out of this is it will give me a few months to think about which one to get!
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Hey guys I need some sizing help, if im a 9.5 in converse chucks, 9.5 in clark DB, 10.5 in vans and 9.5 in Red wing GT what size would I be in Indy Boots? Thanks in advance.
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9.5^^^^
post #2742 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sipang View Post
Is there any advantage to a plantation sole beside better traction on wet surfaces ?

comfort!

It's pretty squishy and it's also surprisingly long-lasting. I have 2 pairs now
post #2743 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sellran View Post
Have guys seen the new Aldens at Leffot?

I just died and went to shoe heaven. I wouldn't wear them much but damn are these fuckers beautiful.
post #2744 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jasonfoote303 View Post
comfort!

It's pretty squishy and it's also surprisingly long-lasting. I have 2 pairs now

Plus they are very, vert quiet. Makes an amazing difference if you wear dress shoes with leather soles daily!
post #2745 of 122416
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Originally Posted by srivats View Post
Plus they are very, vert quiet. Makes an amazing difference if you wear dress shoes with leather soles daily!

Yes, this is one of my favorite things about plantation rubber soles!
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