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LS ravello shortwings for me today.
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^^ Yum!
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Maiden voyage for some Cigar LWBs today. It's amazing how the color varies depending on the light.


So solid.
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Maiden voyage for some Cigar LWBs today. It's amazing how the color varies depending on the light.

 

"No - no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! They should've sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful."

 

(overstating perhaps but not by much)

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I am

9D plaza shoes
9.5D plaza boots
9.5D grant boots
I have purchased one grant shoe, in 9D, but had to return it as it was too small. They had no 9.5 D.

What do you wear on Barrie-last shoes/boots? Curious because I know my size on the Barrie and curious how it translates. Thanks.
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Does anyone know if Alden made a style 998 saddle Oxfords?
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that's precisely why i didn't order the boot from Leffot.  who gives a shit if it's on commando sole if I'm not getting it before summer.  cancel the order and buy the neocork version.  it's 90% as good and available immediately, with no hassle from TSM.

i didn't intend to cast leffot in a negative light. i have plenty of boots to wear this fall/winter so i don't need them now, just want them. i also dislike the cork sole, i found it to be heavy and less comfortable. so the pre-order route was fine to get the actual boot i wanted. and who knows, i live in seattle and our summers don't necessarily exclude boots as a possibility.
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So yes indeedy--forget the commando on Indy for now (I never thought the commando made them so ultimate); you can always pull the BNelson switcheroo later. #save$for$hell

back a few years ago before alden did even less makeups than they do now, "ultimate" seemed more appropriate. as for pre-ordering, don't need them now or even next fall, just always wanted a pair. the pre-order is fine by me.

i do not understand the desire for all things shell cordovan in this thread. i have shell boots and they're certainly nice enough, and have their place, but i wouldn't only want shell boots. to each his own i guess

nice boots kennyx

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I believe the sole is the only difference. A natural CXL makeup is not "stock" for Alden so I wouldn't say they are always available. I, personally, would not own an Indy on leather. Check out Leffot, North River Outfitters and maybe need supply.

Alden SF shows the natural cxl on their site, and that's usually a good indication that the model is a "stock" model. they also have a snuff indy that looks pretty great.
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i didn't intend to cast leffot in a negative light. i have plenty of boots to wear this fall/winter so i don't need them now, just want them. i also dislike the cork sole, i found it to be heavy and less comfortable. so the pre-order route was fine to get the actual boot i wanted. and who knows, i live in seattle and our summers don't necessarily exclude boots as a possibility.
back a few years ago before alden did even less makeups than they do now, "ultimate" seemed more appropriate. as for pre-ordering, don't need them now or even next fall, just always wanted a pair. the pre-order is fine by me.

i do not understand the desire for all things shell cordovan in this thread. i have shell boots and they're certainly nice enough, and have their place, but i wouldn't only want shell boots. to each his own i guess

nice boots kennyx

I happen to agree with you that there is a place for many materials and textures in the shoe closet. I myself have observed here that calf doesn't get as much love. I'm currently eager to expand my boot lineup in terms of rare shell, but that doesn't mean I don't maintain a soft spot for the likes of cxl. I happen to think others are offering great non-shell boots. If I seem down on the Indy it's not that I'm hating it, I'm just more interested in Alden's other offerings. I reach much more frequently for wingtip and captoe boots than Indys.

Yes, to each his own.
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Leffot has by far the best pre-order policy going. They only put it up once they have received confirmation from Alden so you are never going to wait 2+ years and they only require roughly $100 so you do not have to pull the full balance up front and they can play the float. That is not to say clays and problems are not going to occur but they are mitigating it as much as possible with this system.

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In love........  These look a lot better than the pictures I was sent from J Gilbert.  First Plaza purchase.  I like the last a bunch.

 

 

Mine arrived late last week, and I'm thinking the same thing -- the last is sleeker looking, and I think more comfortable, than the Barrie.

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Maiden voyage for some Cigar LWBs today. It's amazing how the color varies depending on the light.


Spectacular! Where are these from sir?
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I actually thought the same thing until I found the 403 on sale for about about 40% off.  I tried it and have enjoyed them thoroughly throughout this past winter... extremely comfortable.  Don't knock'em 'til you try'em. nod%5B1%5D.gif
Your absolutely right! Maybe it's time .. everyone here seems to enjoy wearing them. I guess you just roll with the Barrie size first. Wondering how this makeup in king looks like in the wild... Jean boot for me personally. Plain Jane Double Leather sole would be nice. Moving outside of ones box can be a good thing:happy:
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Your absolutely right! Maybe it's time .. everyone here seems to enjoy wearing them. I guess you just roll with the Barrie size first. Wondering how this makeup in king looks like in the wild... Jean boot for me personally. Plain Jane Double Leather sole would be nice. Moving outside of ones box can be a good thing:happy:

 

Is there an Indy boot without speed hooks? That's one of my biggest holdups in trying them.

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Is there an Indy boot without speed hooks? That's one of my biggest holdups in trying them.

http://needsupply.com/mens/brands/alden/union-hill-indy-boot.html

I know there are others from time to time. 

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Is there an Indy boot without speed hooks? That's one of my biggest holdups in trying them.

Speed hooks/eyelets are very easy to replace or exchange. Any cobbler can do it.

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