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Originally Posted by hkpm View Post

I don't think they are seconds.
But it is weird that the left tongue slip to the right side, normally it should slip to the left.
(yeah I know it is weird to say the words above, but it is Alden Indy boots.....)

I heard that a cobbler can stitch one side of the tongue to the vamp, so it can stay in place.

To be honest, I recommend you not to do close inspection on the Indy boots, it has the worst finishes among my Alden collection. (I don't know the shell version is any better, but at least the CXL of mine is like that)
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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post

This is a common "problem" and many members have had the tongue sewn in place. If you search the thread you will find a couple of other solutions but none work as well.
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

If that were true, then the tongues of all his boots would slip over.

Some boots are just made with the tongue crooked and it slips over. I've got a pair of suede Indy boots where the left tongue slips to the right.

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Could someone give me some more specifics as to how I can get this fixed by having the tongue stitched down to the vamp?  I couldn't find anything in this thread on this subject (maybe I'm not too adept at searching on SF yet).  It would seem that if I have a cobbler stitch the tongue to the vamp, wouldn't the stitching show through to the outside causing a not so visually appealing  result?  I'm sure if people are doing this, there must be a way to do it without it looking bad.

I thought about having a cobbler attach (not sure what you call it) one of those strips on the tongue that the laces pass through to hold the tongue in place but because these have 5 eyelets and 4 speed hooks, that "thing" would have to be sewn too low on the tongue to do much good (I wouldn't want to have to lace through this "thing" up at the level of the speed hooks each time I put on the boots.

Thanks for any suggestions or info.

The tongue is stitched to the lining.
It's not visible from outside the shoe.

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post #30932 of 89603
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Nice shoes!! I have this shoe as well. It is on the Tremont last which Alden basically never uses (not sure why). Mine are reserved for business attire, but yours obviously are not. A true testament to Alden shell versatility.

Thank you. I have three pair of bal wingtips--Alden 974, Church's Burwood in Black and Sandlewood--and don't know why I gravitated toward bals for casual as well as dress looks. Not one for the LWB myself--too heavy. De gustibus non disputandum est.

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post #30933 of 89603
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Originally Posted by fredmull View Post

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just kopped these from the 'bay. will be waiting 2-3 weeks, with much anticipation, for shipping from scandinavia! makes me glad it's hot in kansas until october.

nice pickup on those! i had been eyeballing that listing HARD but i've made too many recent purchases. congrats!
post #30934 of 89603
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Horween says Saphir Reno is an excellent product. You use Venetian? Saphir is better.

Why is Saphir better than Venetian shoe cream?

post #30935 of 89603
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Originally Posted by terradilavoro View Post

finally arrived after customs procedere Alden x J. Gilbert Saddles No. 4
I must mention Yenni, what a sweet and nice person at J. Gilbert. Patient, always very helpful in any ways - great experience.
Asked for flat waxed laces for my Indys - expect to pay for of course - found them free of charge in the box as a complement free of charge.
Although these saddles are well known i would like to tease you with some pics - while i am sitting on a sunny day in my garden with a faboulos Gin & Tonic made of Tanqueray No. 10 and Fantimans Tonic - what a beautiful day mates
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post #30936 of 89603
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

nice pickup on those! i had been eyeballing that listing HARD but i've made too many recent purchases. congrats!

thanks- i was the only bid, so it was an easy win. for my sake i'm glad you've had recent purchases!
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Can you give me advices

 

Some one prefer this shoes to me 

 

595 US + 30 Shipping

 

What do you think

 

  There is a slight flaw on one side of the boot. Everything is new with box

 

 

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post #30939 of 89603
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Originally Posted by chanakit View Post

Can you give me advices

 

Some one prefer this shoes to me 

 

595 US + 30 Shipping

 

What do you think

 

  There is a slight flaw on one side of the boot. Everything is new with box

 

 

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Look like #8's so it's less than the $650 or so they're going for normally.  I'm anal when it comes to some things and that blemish would ruin it for me, even at $100-200 less.  But that's just me.  I think it really depends on whether that flaw is bothersome to you.  For $50 or so more, you could get firsts, no?

post #30940 of 89603
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Originally Posted by chanakit View Post

Can you give me advices

Some one prefer this shoes to me 

595 US + 30 Shipping

What do you think

  There is a slight flaw on one side of the boot. Everything is new with box


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I would pass and get exactly what you want cause that price is not special. That being said I think that could be taken care of with some work from the back of a spoon or a deer bone. Good luck.
post #30941 of 89603
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Originally Posted by chanakit View Post

Can you give me advices

 

Some one prefer this shoes to me 

 

595 US + 30 Shipping

 

What do you think

 

  There is a slight flaw on one side of the boot. Everything is new with box

 

 

photo 2.jpg

 

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That looks pretty awful, to be honest. That discount is not enough to justify buying that shoe. Skip on it.

post #30942 of 89603
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Originally Posted by jimney View Post

I want to purchase Indy Boots but I'm planning on waiting until fall approaches.  Is there anything I should know about?  I'm thinking supply shortages, discontinued styles, etc.  The brown chromexcel ones are looking the best to me at the moment.

 

the 403's are great - I have them - however, if wet weather is a concern of yours, the 404's (the Kudu Indys) might be worth your consideration, and they are nice in their own right, imho

post #30943 of 89603
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Originally Posted by chanakit View Post

Can you give me advices

 

Some one prefer this shoes to me 

 

595 US + 30 Shipping

 

What do you think

 

  There is a slight flaw on one side of the boot. Everything is new with box

 

 

photo 2.jpg

 

photo 1.jpg

 

I'd pass on that - I don't think that flaw could be fixed easily/inexpensively -

post #30944 of 89603
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Originally Posted by chanakit View Post

Can you give me advices

Some one prefer this shoes to me 

595 US + 30 Shipping

What do you think

  There is a slight flaw on one side of the boot. Everything is new with box


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I would take a pass for sure.
post #30945 of 89603

OK

 

Thank you so much for giving me advices

 

I'm appreciate

 

Therefore i pass too 

 

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