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post #23431 of 86759
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Originally Posted by kippy View Post

Keep it coming. One of these days you might actually mention shoes or something related to Alden. Maybe you might even post about how much you hate X, Y, or Z? I am breathless with anticipation.
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Kippy,
I apologize. I carried this too far. Stressful week at work I guess.
Thanks for the pic/caption--I can appreciate that humor.nod[1].gif

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post #23432 of 86759
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Originally Posted by WhatAboutBob View Post

Those are the ones to get. How often do they preorder?
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

Here's a few pics of my Alden x Leffot J.C. Indy Boot…
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Those are phenomenal.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #23433 of 86759
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

What are people's thoughts on the Indy 405 vs 403? I have the 403 but sometimes have second thoughts and wish I had bought the original. I've also heard that the 405 color can sometimes be too orange.
I see Leffot has the 405 with commando sole, which is tempting my wallet.

I have the 405 and think sometimes I should have gotten the 403. The clear answer is to buy both. lol
post #23434 of 86759
I must be one of the few who love the burgundy hue of the Indy 405. That was why I bought a pair.
post #23435 of 86759
same here guys.. i have the 405.. love the burgundy hue... but sometimes kinda wish i should have gotten the 403...
post #23436 of 86759
I think the 403s look a bit "warmer" than the 405s.
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I sported my Alden Indy #8 shells today around boston and man... they turned some heads lolz .... haven't had that reaction on any other pair of boots/shoes before icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by furo View Post

I sported my Alden Indy #8 shells today around boston and man... they turned some heads lolz .... haven't had that reaction on any other pair of boots/shoes before icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

That sounds like a great boot. I love cigar, but #8 really is special.
post #23439 of 86759
I had the 405, but kept the 403 , for me it was no contest. the chromexcel is so good and perfect for a boot like that.
post #23440 of 86759
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Originally Posted by Marcellionheart View Post

I have the 405 and think sometimes I should have gotten the 403. The clear answer is to buy both. lol

Yep, get one on commando and one on he normal sole if possible.
post #23441 of 86759
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

What are people's thoughts on the Indy 405 vs 403? I have the 403 but sometimes have second thoughts and wish I had bought the original. I've also heard that the 405 color can sometimes be too orange.
I see Leffot has the 405 with commando sole, which is tempting my wallet.
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Originally Posted by Marcellionheart View Post

I have the 405 and think sometimes I should have gotten the 403. The clear answer is to buy both. lol
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

I must be one of the few who love the burgundy hue of the Indy 405. That was why I bought a pair.
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Originally Posted by ambivalence View Post

same here guys.. i have the 405.. love the burgundy hue... but sometimes kinda wish i should have gotten the 403...
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

I think the 403s look a bit "warmer" than the 405s.



We also covet what we don't have smile.gif The grass *is* always greener...isn't it?
post #23442 of 86759
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Originally Posted by chantheman View Post

bluchers and suits? i thought that was shunned or something


It depends how conservatively you dress. Most any true MC guy (certainly nearly all the AAAC people) will tell you only bals with suits, but the last is really what matters. Balmoral lasts just tend to be sleeker, and more suit-friendly. It's just a personal style decision.

 

Now that I look again, the LS Hampton medallion bluchers really seem like the ideal Alden suit-friendly blucher: http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2011/12/26/alden-shoes-hampton-medallion-blucher-lsw/

post #23443 of 86759
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Originally Posted by chantheman View Post

bluchers and suits? i thought that was shunned or something

I wear these bluchers shoes with suits:

1) #8 longwing (barrie)
2) #4 Atom (tremont)
3) Ralph Lauren dark brown Darlton
4) Ravello longwing (barrie)

Loafers (tassel, full strap in aberdeen) are also OK with suits. One reason I am attempting to sell my ravello PTBs is that I find the combination of the width (barrie, E fitting) and the creasing on it to be a bit too informal for suits. I think one of the unique benefits of cordovan wingtips, loafers, etc is the fact that they can be worn credibly with both suits and jeans.

My black calfskin shoes are balmorals (Church's). I am going to add a pair or two of Edward Green to the suit rotation as well.

I find them all to be pretty suit appropriate. A lot of well dressed individuals are wearing bluchers with suits nowadays. Traditionally it was bal only, but that isn't the case anymore IMO. That said, I would love to see Alden make more balmoral cordovan shoes.
post #23444 of 86759
Now that winter is almost over, if anyone is considering selling some longwings/bluchers or walkers with commando soles in size US 9D, shoot me a pm smile.gif They are needed for a trip in a few weeks.
post #23445 of 86759
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

I had the 405, but kept the 403 , for me it was no contest. the chromexcel is so good and perfect for a boot like that.


+1

I have the 403s and the 404s -  Leffot is offering the 405s with a commando sole, and I was really tempted to get them but, to me, the 403s are nicer

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