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Hey, I am thinking of ordering the Black CXL Indys from Epaulet. 

 

 

http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1821/Black-Chromexel-Indy-401/Detail

 

 

But wondering how they look after a few months (or more) of wear.  Can any one speak to it, or better yet post a pic?

 

Thanks.
 

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post #38312 of 87770
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Originally Posted by planetarium View Post

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.

That helps significantly, thanks. Was hoping the 405 developed that patina since it's the one i was leaning towards.

sidenote: That jcrew deal has me fiending the tobacco longwing now, why they gotta do that?
post #38313 of 87770
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Hey, I am thinking of ordering the Black CXL Indys from Epaulet. 


http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1821/Black-Chromexel-Indy-401/Detail


But wondering how they look after a few months (or more) of wear.  Can any one speak to it, or better yet post a pic?

Thanks.

 

FYI, bakers shoes sells the 401 for 350.00 new
post #38314 of 87770
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I love shell. I really like snuff suede. Is your snuff suede boot a wingtip? If so, then I'd pass on the snuff LWB. If not, then give serious thought to the suede LWB.
But whatever you do, consider that JCREW right now has 30% off all Aldens. This type of discount almost never happens.

No i have the suede boots from Jcrew... they are PTB... I have the jgilbert wingtip boots with commando sole... that is why my question was about returning the Tobacco... but I got the Tobacco for $272.00 and I can get the Suede for $272.00 as well. That what makes the thought of not purchasing Aldens from Jcrew so hard. I always get a deal.

Also the PTB in Tobacco were sweet and took a beautiful shine.
post #38315 of 87770
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post


FYI, bakers shoes sells the 401 for 350.00 new


Thanks. I actually contacted Kyle there, and it sounds like they have the black only in the standard leather, not the CXL...  A great price though!

post #38316 of 87770
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Hey, I am thinking of ordering the Black CXL Indys from Epaulet. 


http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1821/Black-Chromexel-Indy-401/Detail


But wondering how they look after a few months (or more) of wear.  Can any one speak to it, or better yet post a pic?

Thanks.

 

If these are your size...pull the trigger:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-for-Leather-Soul-Shell-Cordovan-boots-/271113173638?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3f1f9aba86
post #38317 of 87770
how is the barrie if I choose my brannock size? Can`t size down considering I am a 7 on the device :|\

lookin at a few pairs off jcrew
post #38318 of 87770

Day 2, about 1 min before it started raining.  No direct sun, cloudy day.

 

1000

 

Indoor vs. Outdoor, does look different.

 

Indoor, day 1 (Click to show)

1000

 

 

 

post #38319 of 87770

Thanks for the tip, but too big for me.

 

You know what I'd love to find -- the "Milkman" boot...

post #38320 of 87770

Have a couple of pairs of Cape Cod penny mocs on the bay and a buyer asked if they run true to size and what last, any help would be appreciated. I'm normally over on the thrifting thread, but my reading says Barrie last and they run true to size....

 

 

700700

 

700700

post #38321 of 87770
Speaking of the Milkman boot and the general interest in black boots that seems to come up from time to time, I don't know if the thread is aware of this item from Moulded Shoe:



Modified last, of course, and listed as available in limited sizes, but good looking and unusual.
post #38322 of 87770
It would have been nice if the MTO took off. I like the Modified last, but I am not a fan of the PCT.
post #38323 of 87770
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Thanks for the tip, but too big for me.

You know what I'd love to find -- the "Milkman" boot...

tres bien has a calfskin version chemist boot. black calf indy, black stitching, on crepe.
post #38324 of 87770
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Originally Posted by lastdonb View Post

Have a couple of pairs of Cape Cod penny mocs on the bay and a buyer asked if they run true to size and what last, any help would be appreciated. I'm normally over on the thrifting thread, but my reading says Barrie last and they run true to size....

My Cape Code beefrolls are TTS.
post #38325 of 87770
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post


tres bien has a calfskin version chemist boot. black calf indy, black stitching, on crepe.


Whoa, that's a nice boot...  Probably too pricey for little old me, but I may keep looking at it long enough to decide otherwise..

 

Thanks for the tip.

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