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post #19756 of 98971
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Originally Posted by marg View Post

I will disagree here. First, the shoes are the same price at retail, the exception being for special makeups that would put a premium in the price (a la ultimate indy).
That said, I love my 405s. The leather feels much softer and thicker to me in my hand than chromexcel. Both are great leathers, and you should only decide based on which boot you like better. Chromexcel is a pull-up leather that will accentuate the aging process and wrinkling; while the 405 will obviously wrinkle, it won't be emphasized as much. Also, chromexcel color may initially transfer when it gets wet, so that can ruin some pants.


Clarification: Brown Chromexcel is indeed the same price as the brown cowhide. Natural Chromexcel generally seems to be ~$40 higher. A worthwhile upcharge, in my opinion.

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The cut in the welting doesn't look bad at all. But i have to admit the indy certainly looked as if the shoe had been in some sort of packaging accident.  you guys are reminding me about why one should never buy expensive things, such as shoes, on the internet. I'm quite glad there are 9+ places in NYC that sell alden shoes.

post #19758 of 98971
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Originally Posted by kippy View Post

I saw these in person at the new Allen Edmonds store in the Embarcadero center. They look pretty nice but feel much lighter than the Alden WT boot. It looked like part of the reason was that they are not lined with leather on the inside. The last also looked much narrower than the Barrie so perhaps that will appeal to some of the more feminine members of this forum nest.gif


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I looked at them today myself in person. You're right, they do feel quite light, a bit too light for boots, IMO and definitely a lot lighter than Alden boots. They seemed almost toy like or something.

I have no problem with they way they look though, the color is almost like whiskey, a little darker.

BTW, these boots are on the same last as the AE Leeds PTB which I have in Black shell and really like a lot. For PTBs, I even like the Leeds more than Alden PTBs. Somehow the AE's seem less bulky and more sleek which works well for a PTB.
post #19759 of 98971
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Originally Posted by marg View Post

The leather feels much softer and thicker to me in my hand than chromexcel. Both are great leathers, and you should only decide based on which boot you like better. Chromexcel is a pull-up leather that will accentuate the aging process and wrinkling; while the 405 will obviously wrinkle, it won't be emphasized as much. Also, chromexcel color may initially transfer when it gets wet, so that can ruin some pants.

Thanks to both applky and marg for the help.

Further noob question:

What does "pull-up" leather refer to? Been on the board forever for denim, only recently for shoes. I would assume it's thinner, at least?
post #19760 of 98971
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Originally Posted by applky View Post

^ The 403 is the Indy boot in Brown Chromexcel. The 405 is the Indy boot in waxed brown cowhide.


Unless you are J.Crew. They call their Chromexcel Indy boots 405s...
post #19761 of 98971
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Thanks to both applky and marg for the help.
Further noob question:
What does "pull-up" leather refer to? Been on the board forever for denim, only recently for shoes. I would assume it's thinner, at least?

Pull up leather primer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-WUzyEtL2E
post #19762 of 98971
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

Pull up leather primer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-WUzyEtL2E

That is freaking amazing. You don't realize there's so much you don't know about until exposed to stuff like this. Thanks for the post.
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

That is freaking amazing. You don't realize there's so much you don't know about until exposed to stuff like this. Thanks for the post.

Pull-up leather rocks. Shell Cordovan rocks. I sorta feel like I don't want normal leather ever again. In fact, I cannot look at a pair of normal leather shoes with the same respect any more.
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

on another note, i am loving these right now. something about roughed out loafers in the winter seems extra stylish to me.
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WELL HERE WE GO LIVE!!!!IMG_1459.jpg469IMG_1461.jpg
 

 


Edited by JPFNY5 - 12/17/11 at 1:24pm
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Originally Posted by JPFNY5 View Post


 

WELL HERE WE GO LIVE!!!!IMG_1459.jpg469IMG_1461.jpg
 

 


OH... AND MERRY CHRISTMAS !!

 


Edited by JPFNY5 - 12/17/11 at 1:25pm
post #19766 of 98971
north shore...eh? east egg or west egg? my blue suede tassels are well known in those parts.

look sick!
post #19767 of 98971
Not my thing the whole tassel, also the right shoe stitching looks uneven on the top...
post #19768 of 98971
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

Not my thing the whole tassel, also the right shoe stitching looks uneven on the top...

adds to the Alden charm
post #19769 of 98971
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Unless you are J.Crew. They call their Chromexcel Indy boots 405s...


J Crew talks a great deal.

 

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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

Not my thing the whole tassel, also the right shoe stitching looks uneven on the top...

 

C'mon you're killing the Gatsby magic.

post #19770 of 98971
got Saphir Cordovan and tried this morning

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i've never tried Rénovateur, can anyone compare between Rénovateur & Cordovan?
Edited by 925 - 12/17/11 at 6:22am
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