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I am just thinking if 2 pairs of suede Indy's would be over kill. I have a pair of snuff suede Indy's with from Alden SF. They have the double waterlock leather sole with a 360 degree welt. The tan suede makeups from Need Supply have a commando sole, 270 degree welt and no speed hooks. Those are the main differences. I really like the commando sole. Hmm, decisions, decisions...

Sometimes tough to admit you have too many of one color/leather from Alden. I'm guilty of the snuff + color 8 addiction. Luckily I've never found that Saddle offering with them combined in my size.
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Uncle, those are as beautiful as always! Two Sunday's in a row! Those are some lucky LHSes! :-)

I have always liked the antique edge on these. Maybe Leffot could start doing an Alden x Leffot LHS?

-Mike

nephew, thank you! my go to starbucks on sunday morning
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nephew, thank you! my go to starbucks on sunday morning

Ha! Gotcha. Makes sense. :-)
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Ha! Gotcha. Makes sense. :-)

nephew, a new tradition-lhs for sunday morning
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Originally Posted by FENWAY View Post


Sometimes tough to admit you have too many of one color/leather from Alden. I'm guilty of the snuff + color 8 addiction. Luckily I've never found that Saddle offering with them combined in my size.

 

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Originally Posted by walds11 View Post


I am just thinking if 2 pairs of suede Indy's would be over kill. I have a pair of snuff suede Indy's with from Alden SF. They have the double waterlock leather sole with a 360 degree welt. The tan suede makeups from Need Supply have a commando sole, 270 degree welt and no speed hooks. Those are the main differences. I really like the commando sole. Hmm, decisions, decisions...

 

Well, I'm a weirdo with 6 different kinds of LHS, so I know where you're coming from. I do feel suede seems to be more limiting for me personally.

 

If you are buying a lot of suede I HIGHLY recommend the Tarrago Nano Protector available from several forum sponsors. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by FENWAY View Post

Sometimes tough to admit you have too many of one color/leather from Alden. I'm guilty of the snuff + color 8 addiction. Luckily I've never found that Saddle offering with them combined in my size.

Very tough man! The Alden SF snuff suede and Need Supply Union Hill tan suede Indy boots are very different boots. I have been on a suede and boot kick lately. The force is strong with this one...LOL!
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Well, I'm a weirdo with 6 different kinds of LHS, so I know where you're coming from. I do feel suede seems to be more limiting for me personally.

If you are buying a lot of suede I HIGHLY recommend the Tarrago Nano Protector available from several forum sponsors. 


 

True, suede can be limiting. I really want Indy's with a commando sole, so maybe I'll hold out for the LS Ultimate Indy or Epaluet Innsbruck Indy. Or I could convert my Alden SF snuff suede soles into proprietary OEM commando soles for $95 at the local cobbler. It's probably not worth "wrecking" a nice double waterlock leather sole.
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Very tough man! The Alden SF snuff suede and Need Supply Union Hill tan suede Indy boots are very different boots. I have been on a suede and boot kick lately. The force is strong with this one...LOL!
True, suede can be limiting. I really want Indy's with a commando sole, so maybe I'll hold out for the LS Ultimate Indy or Epaluet Innsbruck Indy. Or I could convert my Alden SF snuff suede soles into proprietary OEM commando soles for $95 at the local cobbler. It's probably not worth "wrecking" a nice double waterlock leather sole.

Epaulet is expecting another deliver of the Innsbruck Indy relatively soon I would guess. I am not certain if all sizes are accounted for. Might be worth giving them a shout.

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Just pulled the trigger on my first pair of Aldens. I grabbed the Indy 403s for $384 from Haberdash. Good deal?

 

I'm hoping they fit. I'm a 9EE in Allen Edmonds. Grabbed the Indys in a 10.5 D.

 

I happen to being to Carmel for Thanksgiving, so might try to stop in the store there. 

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Just pulled the trigger on my first pair of Aldens. I grabbed the Indy 403s for $384 from Haberdash. Good deal?

 

I'm hoping they fit. I'm a 9EE in Allen Edmonds. Grabbed the Indys in a 10.5 D.

 

I happen to being to Carmel for Thanksgiving, so might try to stop in the store there. 


I dont think there is a storefront there. 

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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post

Just pulled the trigger on my first pair of Aldens. I grabbed the Indy 403s for $384 from Haberdash. Good deal?

I'm hoping they fit. I'm a 9EE in Allen Edmonds. Grabbed the Indys in a 10.5 D.

I happen to being to Carmel for Thanksgiving, so might try to stop in the store there. 

I probably wouldn't have bought anything larger than a 9.5...YMMV
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Epaulet is expecting another deliver of the Innsbruck Indy relatively soon I would guess. I am not certain if all sizes are accounted for. Might be worth giving them a shout.

I heard that too. I don't really dig the brass eyelets and speedhooks. I think Leather Soul is doing another run of the Ultimate Indy, but I heard they can be difficult to deal with.
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Originally Posted by walds11 View Post

I heard that too. I don't really dig the brass eyelets and speedhooks. I think Leather Soul is doing another run of the Ultimate Indy, but I heard they can be difficult to deal with.

I've been a customer of LS for 6+ years, and Tom and Will are great to deal with. Send them an email or call them (they're in Hawaii so there is a time difference), but I've never had a problem with them from my first order to my last order 2 weeks ago.
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I've been a customer of LS for 6+ years, and Tom and Will are great to deal with. Send them an email or call them (they're in Hawaii so there is a time difference), but I've never had a problem with them from my first order to my last order 2 weeks ago.

 

I too have ordered from LS for years and they've always been awesome - shoot I was the guy buying the big sizes (discounted) they couldn't get rid of and they still treated me well.

 

PSA: Epaulet has the following in 9D & 9.5D

 

ALDEN FOR EPAULET PERKINS CAPTOE BALMORAL NAVY SUEDE by ALDEN 

 

Upper: Navy Suede
Outsole: Flex Welt sole
Last: Hampton

 

Alden_Navy_Suede_Bal_Pair_1024x1024.jpg?v=1397722198 

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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post

Just pulled the trigger on my first pair of Aldens. I grabbed the Indy 403s for $384 from Haberdash. Good deal?

I'm hoping they fit. I'm a 9EE in Allen Edmonds. Grabbed the Indys in a 10.5 D.

I happen to being to Carmel for Thanksgiving, so might try to stop in the store there. 

Alden of Carmel isn't in Carmel and doesn't have a storefront. They do business out of a small town near Seattle.
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