Originally Posted by poena
so what are the Jcrew boots? Are they Chromexcel?
The J. Crew Indy boots are chromexcel. They are the same leather as the stock Indy 403 based on people's (including mine's) observations. The stitching pattern on those boot are unique to J Crew, however.
J Crew also claims its longwings (dark brown and tan "tobacco") are also chromexcel. I'm less sure of this, as I haven't seen any other Alden retailers use those chromexcel colors. However, having inspected those shoes they do feel a bit thicker than normal calf and could very well be chromexcel.