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post #32866 of 90122
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Originally Posted by amftx View Post


This.
Indys are work boots. Wear them and enjoy them. They're meant for mud, rain, sun, etc.
I mean jeeez, INDIANA JONES WORE THEM.
I wouldn't wear them with a suit though.

 

Indiana Jones is a fake character though. The real story is that Harrison Ford worked as a carpenter before he made the big time as an actor, and swore by Alden 405's while working all day in the shop. 

 

When he got cast as Indiana Jones, the costume designer was trying different boots for him but he insisted on wearing his trusty Aldens. The studio then went to a shoe store in Burbank and bought several paris in Harrison Ford's size to use in the film. Some were aged and dirtied for different scenes, etc. 

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post #32867 of 90122
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

 

Indiana Jones is a fake character though. The real story is that Harrison Ford worked as a carpenter before he made the big time as an actor, and swore by Alden 405's while working all day in the shop. 

 

When he got cast as Indiana Jones, the costume designer was trying different boots for him but he insisted on wearing his trusty Aldens. The studio then went to a shoe store in Burbank and bought several paris in Harrison Ford's size to use in the film. Some were aged and dirtied for different scenes, etc. 

i don't believe you.

post #32868 of 90122
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Indiana Jones is a fake character though. The real story is that Harrison Ford worked as a carpenter before he made the big time as an actor, and swore by Alden 405's while working all day in the shop. 

When he got cast as Indiana Jones, the costume designer was trying different boots for him but he insisted on wearing his trusty Aldens. The studio then went to a shoe store in Burbank and bought several paris in Harrison Ford's size to use in the film. Some were aged and dirtied for different scenes, etc. 

I have to try and convince my boss to do the same.
post #32869 of 90122
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Originally Posted by ecox View Post

Nohtin' special here...just an old, well-cared for pair of PTBs in #8.
700

 

Very nice and well-cared PTB.

Wear them in good health.

 

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

 

Indiana Jones is a fake character though. The real story is that Harrison Ford worked as a carpenter before he made the big time as an actor, and swore by Alden 405's while working all day in the shop. 

 

When he got cast as Indiana Jones, the costume designer was trying different boots for him but he insisted on wearing his trusty Aldens. The studio then went to a shoe store in Burbank and bought several paris in Harrison Ford's size to use in the film. Some were aged and dirtied for different scenes, etc. 

All of you must have already watched this: http://vimeo.com/6997219

From 00:30, this story is briefly explained.

post #32870 of 90122
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Originally Posted by ecox View Post

Nohtin' special here...just an old, well-cared for pair of PTBs in #8.
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700

 

That shine! What's your secret? That is insanely awesome. Jelly.

post #32871 of 90122
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

 

Indiana Jones is a fake character though.


You take that back right now.

post #32872 of 90122
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Originally Posted by ecox View Post

Nohtin' special here...just an old, well-cared for pair of PTBs in #8.

To the contrary, it is precisely shoes like this that are special. nod[1].gif
post #32873 of 90122
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

The real story is that Harrison Ford worked as a carpenter before he made the big time as an actor, and swore by Alden 405's while working all day in the shop

So amftxs point still stands right?
post #32874 of 90122
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Indiana Jones is a fake character
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

i don't believe you.

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You take that back right now.

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post #32875 of 90122
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

ah, I see it now...I couldn't see the drop-down for Pre-orders when I checked on my phone, but I see it on my computer now. Looks like you can only order standard D widths tho, which pretty much kills any pre-order for me unfortunately. Or I guess fortunately in this case, since I really don't have any money to spend on any more shoes right now.

They are offering the Indy Boots and Tanker Boots in E widths. I just preordered the tanker in 9.5E. I don't have any tankers or NSTs, and the classic #8 tanker would be a welcome addition to the collection.
post #32876 of 90122
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Very nice.
Wore mine on Monday with navy gabardines and navy argyles (not OTC).

nephew,
thank you
post #32877 of 90122
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

They are offering the Indy Boots and Tanker Boots in E widths. I just preordered the tanker in 9.5E. I don't have any tankers or NSTs, and the classic #8 tanker would be a welcome addition to the collection.

I need a B width, so I'm still SOL. The only pre-orders that work for me is when the retailer lets you order any size, which is what I did with Leffot and Epaulet so far this year.
post #32878 of 90122
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Originally Posted by ecox View Post

Nohtin' special here...just an old, well-cared for pair of PTBs in #8.

good shine on your ptb
with good care they should last at least 39 years
post #32879 of 90122
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Originally Posted by JPFNY5 View Post

One of my FAVORITES!! Here in the wild!



Very handsome shoe...how are they in terms of versatility and what do you wear with them? Are they the kind of shoe that needs to be kept up a bit to look good or do they lend themselves to wear/age? And are they a bit on the "attention-grabbing" side or do they tend to blend into an outfit like most other longwings?
Edited by monologuist - 8/7/12 at 6:11pm
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Edited by mcarthur - 8/7/12 at 6:14pm
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