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7H is 7.5 right?

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7H is 7.5 right?

Yes
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Cool, I am a very happy puppy right now. Indys for $350, wait list till Feb but w/e. Wish the snuff was in my size
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Question:

I'm highly considering the "Indy" boot, and am leaning towards the original 405 model. However, in a lot of pictures, i notice an almost burgundy/reddish hue either the 403 or 405 or maybe the jcrew 405 (which is a lighter version of the 403 as opposed to the 405?). I was curious, which version gives off that color?

And it's not the cordovan, bc you can tell when it's cordovan.

thanks.
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No size 10's in the J Crew #8 captoe. Oh, well. 

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same here. no 9.5's. mad.gif
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Originally Posted by Hermitedge View Post

Question:
I'm highly considering the "Indy" boot, and am leaning towards the original 405 model. However, in a lot of pictures, i notice an almost burgundy/reddish hue either the 403 or 405 or maybe the jcrew 405 (which is a lighter version of the 403 as opposed to the 405?). I was curious, which version gives off that color?
And it's not the cordovan, bc you can tell when it's cordovan.
thanks.

 

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the 403 is the Brown Chromoexel leather.  It's brown with only a hint of red.

 

The 405 is the full grain leather (not chromoexel) and is more reddish in hue.

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Darn you people. Seems dumb NOT to pick up those #8 cap toes at this price. Will try to resist. I seem to have had a sudden influx of cap toe boots as is.

Happy hunting to all.
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the 403 is the Brown Chromoexel leather.  It's brown with only a hint of red.

The 405 is the full grain leather (not chromoexel) and is more reddish in hue.

correct. but J. Crew calls the 403 the 405 for some reason. it's always been that way and has been discussed previously in this thread. the J. Crew 405 is the exact same Chromexcel as the normal 403.
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I was just coming here to post this. Also ordered the #8 captoe boots. This is likely a mistake on j.crew's part, so get in quick before they catch the error!

I think I might order them as well. $470 with tax.
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Can someone comment if the J Crew 405 Indy will have the same leather as my Roy Context boots?
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Anyone have the J. Crew Tobacco Plain Toe Boot? Thoughts on it?

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Both the 405 and the 403 will show reddish undertones in certain lights. The 405 leather will tend to become a bit more red with some age, though results will vary depending on how you care for it. The 403 chromexcel I have found to become a deeper brown with age; before I sold mine they had lost almost all of the red undertones.

 

Brown chromexcel is quite clearly brown from most other shoemakers, but Alden may do some additional finishing of their own that causes variation in the color. They do that for their #8 shell cordovan which is why it possesses that distinct, rich darkness that other shoemakers lack.

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Both Horween Brown Chromexcel, so yeah, same leather.

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Wow! I just read on Deal Daddy about the J.Crew sale. After I picked up two pairs of Alden's, I came here to tell everyone, but it looks like you already know! Haha. Great sale.
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