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Ok back on topic. I actually created this compilation on the various Indys that are out there on my PC. I have to thank zippyh and amlai for this obsession. Figure i'd post it here so everybody can check it out. Alden: 403, 405, 404 Alden of Carmel: AF76 Black Shell Indy Epaulet: Officer Indy Black and Tan Indy J.Crew J.Crew Indy J. Gilbert: #8 Cordovan Indy LeatherSoul: Tan Suede Indy Snuff Suede Indy Ultimate Indy Brown Chromexcel Ultimate Indy Black Ultimate Indy Kudu #8 Cordovan Indy Black Cordovan Indy Cigar Cordovan Indy Whiskey Cordovan Indy Repro Indy Vintage Indy Leffot J.C. Indy The ShoeMart 40514H 40517H 40513HC 40568C I probably missed a few here and there. There are also new makeups coming out but I didn't include them in the list. I find it quite interesting that demand for the Indy boot would create this much variation.
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^thanks for the pics dex clears up much confusion

The only problems we hear about are on indys what does this have to do with the rest of the shoes they make? Stop crapping up my thread.
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Ok back on topic. I actually created this compilation on the various Indys that are out there on my PC. I have to thank zippyh and amlai for this obsession. Snuff Suede Indy
i might have to bite the bullet and pre-order these also....... is there any place i can find these? Cigar Cordovan Indy i might need these to go with my wedding suit
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WOOW! The new Leather Soul Exclusive Alden boot, Grant Captoe Flex Boot looks amazing!


Wow is right! I haven't seen this shade of brown calfskin before.
post #3410 of 122416
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The problem is a bit blown out of proportion though. How many problematic Aldens are out there compared to good ones? How many satisfied customer are there compared to unsatisfied ones? Most of the time, people just remember what a brand does wrong and that is what sticks into their minds while the positives are forgotten, at least to those that reads and have not experienced it first hand. I've seen this happen to many companies, not just shoes but clothes, watch, cars, etc...

No one company is perfect but from what I've read, Alden seems to fix the problem without much of a hassle. Some may get fixed right away while the other doesn't, but overall I believe they do try and sort out the problem.

Even with the problems Alden have been having, I still not see a reason to warrant bringing another brand to the Official Alden thread just because they are "better." I am pretty sure there have been plenty of complaints about AE too, I'm just not familiar with it because I never looked.

But hey, thats just me.

unless this is the "sing praises of Alden thread while ignoring anything potentially bad" then of course there is merit to bringing it up. the thread should be about Alden - what they are great at, what they are poor at, why you love them, why you don't, anything you feel like discussing them at all.
post #3411 of 122416
Thanks Dexter for compiling that batch of Indy pics. There has definitely been some confusion lately about the different chromexcel versions and such.

Don't listen to people who rarely have anything interesting or informative to contribute to "their" thread!
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i might have to bite the bullet and pre-order these


also....... is there any place i can find these?


Cigar Cordovan Indy



i might need these to go with my wedding suit



Congrats Peterock!

Is that an Al's suit you're rocking?
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Congrats Peterock!

Is that an Al's suit you're rocking?


thanks jason, and yes it is!


if there's anything else anyone can recommend on a boot that would go with suit, please do. i also like this......



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unless this is the "sing praises of Alden thread while ignoring anything potentially bad" then of course there is merit to bringing it up. the thread should be about Alden - what they are great at, what they are poor at, why you love them, why you don't, anything you feel like discussing them at all.

That is fine and all, I got no problem with anyone saying why they do not like Alden but no need to bring AE into the conversation. This probably just puts more fuel to the fire so I'll leave it at that.
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thanks jason, and yes it is!


if there's anything else anyone can recommend on a boot that would go with suit, please do.

The shoes you posted are nice. But if you're opting to wear a boot (esp one with brogues) with a m2m suit for your wedding, i would choose one with closed lacing. It will look much, much better.

Forgive my ignorance, but what's an Al's suit?
post #3416 of 122416
Shoes are pretty much no brainer for suits. Boots on the other hand are quite tricky. Look for one with blind eyelets and a thinner single leather sole for a dressy look. Plaza or one of the sleeker lasts would probably work best.
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More narrow than the Barrie.

I thought that the Grant last fit similar to the Aberdeen, no?

Those captoes are beauts....
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I thought that the Grant last fit similar to the Aberdeen, no?

Those captoes are beauts....

Aberdeen is the most elongated of the Alden lasts. The Grant last is actually full, IMO, however not when you compare it to the Barrie. Yes, it is narrow than the Barrie but my no means is it narrow. I have the BBBF Longwing on the Grant Last and really like it.
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I find the Grant last to be the ideal last - full, fairly broad toe box, but not Barrie blobish. I love my BBBF Longwings.
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Damn, that means I'm out. I already wear an 8E/EE in the Barrie/Trubalance last. Sucks because I have been looking/waiting for a regular calfskin captoe boots for about 1-2 years now (I was actually looking for one with rubber/dainite sole but I would have made this work) and I thought this might be it.

The search continues...

i saw a few pages back that winn perry has some captoe boots that you ccan pre-order due in september in calf and scotchgrain. give them a call.
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