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Union Hill Indy boots just arrived from Need Supply.  Beautiful.

 

Funny thing is that my wife, who thinks all my shoes look the same mentioned that she thought the heel (270 welt) looks a bit "feminine" compared to the Epaulet Milkshake boots I recently sold (360 welt).  I was surprised she noticed the welt difference at all.

 

Thoughts on the 270 vs 360 on the Indy boot?  I suppose there has to be a reason why Alden usually goes 270 it on this model...

 

Congrats on the UH Indys. I still regret having hesitated on the trigger pull. I hope you enjoy them! Don't forget to spray them with the Tarrago stuff...

 

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I don't know if I would call the 270º "feminine, but I can see the 360º welt as being more rugged so I can see where your wife is coming from. Personally, I prefer the look of the 270 in most instances.

 

It depends on the way I'm wearing the boot. I like the 360 for my rugged, mud kicking cxl indys on commando. I prefer the 270 on the Churchill Indys that are a bit dressier and gentler (not delicate at all imho).

 

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IME women do this as a subtle way of making you rethink the purchase and return the item -- without telling you to do so.

 

I think that boot is beautiful and the rest of the design is very masculine.  

I think your interpretation about the subliminal communication from our spouses is hilarious.

 

We're all manly guys here, although my kenneth cole-wearing friend said that he never feels so manly as when he's around me with my colored shoe laces, cute socks and horsehair brushing :embar:

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These look awesome!

+1. Very excited for the weather to thaw here in the northeast. My leffot king dovers haven't touched pavement yet. Can't wait to see the wrinkles develop in March and April.

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Ravello LWB (Alden SF make-up)
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Ravello PTB today.

Sidenote: There's an interesting article today on CNN ("Pajamas in Public") about the acceptance of sloppy dressing in public that has grown in the US. It deals mainly with clothing, but I think it can easily be extended to men's footwear.

Look sharp gentlemen ( I know you all do!)

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Ravello LWB (Alden SF make-up)

You both are making Ravello look good. Have a good one and keep it up!
post #74120 of 122416
All this balmoral talk is bittersweet. After some trial and error, I simply can not make the Hampton last work in my size.

If any 9D guys are looking for a pair of 9015s (#8 PCT), let me know.
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Union Hill Indy boots just arrived from Need Supply.  Beautiful.

Thoughts on the 270 vs 360 on the Indy boot?  I suppose there has to be a reason why Alden usually goes 270 it on this model...
As far as the 270 welt on the Indy boot goes I can only speak to my own experience. Years ago I used to frame houses, do drywall, paint, scaffolding, etc, to support my never ending college career. The 270 is great for getting into tight spaces and especially when walking with a load on roofs and narrow beams.
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#8 Plaza Indy




Thank you Frans Boone.
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As far as the 270 welt on the Indy boot goes I can only speak to my own experience. Years ago I used to frame houses, do drywall, paint, scaffolding, etc, to support my never ending college career. The 270 is great for getting into tight spaces and especially when walking with a load on roofs and narrow beams.

wait a second...all the sudden we are talking about actually wearing shoes for practicality? 

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^ I have always been a solid 10D (9.5 barrie/tru), but from the two hamptons I have tried, it seems better to size up to 10.5D for me.

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wait a second...all the sudden we are talking about actually wearing shoes for practicality? 
^^ I'm leaving.
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^^ I'm leaving.

Thread has gone to sh$t

post #74127 of 122416

Now I'm worried my 360s are a hazard and may get stuck under my desk at work...better buy 270 versions of everything just in case. 

post #74128 of 122416

^^^ You may need to procure the plaza versions too, for those really tight spots.  Trubalance might get down right dangerous!

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I find that I am usually much less particular than others in this thread when it comes to quality control issues but these would definitely be going back to the store if it were me. The right shoe is just too uneven to be acceptable IMO. Even looking down from the top view you can see that something is not right there.

Those do not look right at all to me. I would feel inclined to push back on those.
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Do most go with their Barrie size with the latest Trubalance offerings?

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