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post #37636 of 91436
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

I have way more Aldens but think the C&Js are a much better shoe, especially if purchased at the private sales' prices

I have many of each brand.

But what exactly are we comparing:

(1) C&J calf vs Alden calf? If so, C&J Benchgrade calf or Handgrade calf? Or perhaps C&J "Peal & Co." calf models? If, for example, we are comparing C&J Handgrade calf, and considering the price difference, it is not even an apples to apples comparision.

(2) C&J shell vs. Alden shell? If so, the C&J shell models made for RL or the C&J factory stock shell models?

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post #37637 of 91436
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Only poking into this thread occasionally as of late - anyone know what's happened to Uncle Mac?

Uncle Mac is doing well. I believe he is just busy with other life activities.
post #37638 of 91436
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I have many of each brand.
But what exactly are we comparing:
(1) C&J calf vs Alden calf? If so, C&J Benchgrade calf or Handgrade calf? Or perhaps C&J "Peal & Co." calf models? If, for example, we are comparing C&J Handgrade calf, and considering the price difference, it is not even an apples to apples comparision.
(2) C&J shell vs. Alden shell? If so, the C&J shell models made for RL or the C&J factory stock shell models?

it doesn't matter. in all cases the C&J has a much higher standard of fit and finish/QC. i'm not comparing durability... simply fit and finish. i've said it before, my english shoes look like they were cut and sewn with lasers. incredibly precise. new aldens come from the factory with major defects regularly.
post #37639 of 91436
Natty CXL Indys

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Edited by Steel28 - 11/19/12 at 10:57am
post #37640 of 91436
Epaulet's makeup /w hand-stitching, no?
post #37641 of 91436
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Epaulet's makeup /w hand-stitching, no?

you got it, using Mac method even though it's not shell. These are great boots icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #37642 of 91436

If you mean the break-in method, it's not restricted to shell, if I understand correctly. It has more to do with ascertaining a proper fit and breaking in the soles in a gentle manner. 

post #37643 of 91436
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

If you mean the break-in method, it's not restricted to shell, if I understand correctly. It has more to do with ascertaining a proper fit and breaking in the soles in a gentle manner. 

yes, the break-in method. thanks for the tip.
post #37644 of 91436
How do people usually size in the Leydon unlined relative to their Van, TB, or Barrie size? I'd like to get a pair of unlined chukkas. I am a TTS 11D, the TB fits me in 10.5D, the Barrie I take a 10.5E (fits in the forefoot but heel is loose), and the van I take an 11D (both lined andunlined). I've heard the Leydon runs narrow, so should I go 11E in an unlined Leydon chukka?
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Cigar Indy

 

post #37646 of 91436
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

How do people usually size in the Leydon unlined relative to their Van, TB, or Barrie size? I'd like to get a pair of unlined chukkas. I am a TTS 11D, the TB fits me in 10.5D, the Barrie I take a 10.5E (fits in the forefoot but heel is loose), and the van I take an 11D (both lined andunlined). I've heard the Leydon runs narrow, so should I go 11E in an unlined Leydon chukka?

This would be my move.
post #37647 of 91436
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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

it doesn't matter. in all cases the C&J has a much higher standard of fit and finish/QC. i'm not comparing durability... simply fit and finish. i've said it before, my english shoes look like they were cut and sewn with lasers. incredibly precise. new aldens come from the factory with major defects regularly.

it doesn't matter.

I disagree, but .... moving on.

We agree on much, as indicated below. biggrin.gif

in all cases the C&J has a much higher standard of fit and finish/QC.

Generally, no disagreement here - but I have returned a pair of C&J shell boots for a defective finish. They retailed for $995. The return was accepted without incident.

i'm not comparing durability... simply fit and finish. i've said it before, my english shoes look like they were cut and sewn with lasers. incredibly precise.

Generally, no disagreement here.

new aldens come from the factory with major defects regularly

Agree. This is true - and that is unfortunate for all of us.
post #37648 of 91436
Rank the non-cordovan Indy boots

Brown chromexcel, cork sole
Brown chromexcel, commando sole
Natural chromexcel, cork sole
Natural chromxcel, commando sole
Cowhide leather, cork sole
Cowhide leather, commando sole
post #37649 of 91436

If anyone knows somewhere that has a indy boot in 7.5 E in black, please let me know ! A local store tried to special order me a pair and I believe they said its a 16 week wait. I don't want to wait that long, haha. 

post #37650 of 91436
How come J Crew doesn't sell their indie boots in 1/2 sizes?
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