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post #43966 of 87550
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Originally Posted by what whale View Post

Hey all.  First time poster.

 

I'm finally ready to do the deed and get my first pair of Aldens.  Some variation of the Indy boot.

 

Thing is, I live in the Northeast, and am really learning toward the commando sole.  Leffot has the 405C, which features the commando sole and is available in my size, but I'm really learning toward the darker CXE leather.  So I've emailed Leather Soul to inquire about the Ultimate Indy in my size (10.5 D, I believe).

 

The best boot I've seen yet though is Epaulet's Innsbruck Indy, which seem unavailable at the moment.  Would anyone more familiar with this than myself be willing to comment on their availability a) for sale here, on eBay, etc. or b) being re-run by Alden.  Love the brass with the CXE leather.

 

The third option I guess would be to order the standard Indy 403 and have them resoled?  Would it be possible through Alden (or a similar avenue) to have the brass added?

 

Thanks very much in advance -- I appreciate any help anyone's will to lend!

 

ww

 

I have not seen any calf Indys in commando recently but, this is one of my favorite Alden boots in a commando sole and seems they have 10.5D, not sure if it is something in your interest.

 

http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/footwear/products/alden-for-epaulet-taunton-captoe-boot-burnished-calfskin


Edited by Organika - 2/22/13 at 7:15pm

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post #43967 of 87550

whiskey shortwings

 

 

post #43968 of 87550
^^Looking fantastic, sir.
post #43969 of 87550
Thanks guys! Y'all have been super helpful and I really appreciate the feedback.

Ended up hearing back from Bryan at LS; I got the last pair of Ultimate Indys in Chromexcel in my size! They shipped them out today so I'll be a proud owner (in the flesh) sometime next week. Beyond chuffed.

I'll post some pictures once I have them. Bryan included a complimentary container of Aldens neutral polish -- which was super kind of him. Can't wait!

ww
post #43970 of 87550
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whiskey shortwings

 

 


How are you liking the Tremont last? They look great.  I have the same pair but mine look much lighter.  I'm liking your patina.  Enjoy them!

post #43971 of 87550
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Gentlemen,

My new Leather Soul 4 eyelet PTB in color 8. Single leather sole feels amazing.

Please excuse my poor iPhone shots, will retake some more soon.






awesome makeup. suits the ptb style
post #43972 of 87550
Thanks Namor.

Some better pictures:









I also reserved some Whiskey LWB..decisions decisions.satisfied.gif
post #43973 of 87550
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

whiskey shortwings Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






I know the gunboats seem more popular, but the shortwing formality appeals to me more--are any shell shortwings available offhand that anyone knows of? (I already own the LS black shell model).
post #43974 of 87550
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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post

I know the gunboats seem more popular, but the shortwing formality appeals to me more--are any shell shortwings available offhand that anyone knows of? (I already own the LS black shell model).

Shoemart will usually stock the 974 (#8), and there's usually shortwings scattered on Ebay. Unionmade had a shell shortwing not too long ago I believe.
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Thanks Namor.

Some better pictures:









I also reserved some Whiskey LWB..decisions decisions.satisfied.gif

 

Really nice color 8, looks like cherry cordovan in this photo.

post #43976 of 87550
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

I hate you. It's worse in the other end of the spectrum (smaller sizes) with prices going probably much higher than the norm due to overseas markets.

Haven't been wearing much Aldens recently since I've been trying to get some mileage on my bal boots but for casual Friday: Day Trippers (Leffot)
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nephew,
Good shine on your boots
post #43977 of 87550
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Received some Leffot #8 Tankers this week:


A few more pics: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I almost wish I didn't look, but while an inspection under normal indoor lighting reveals essentially no flaws, under direct sunlight the front of the left boot has a section that appears lighter (took the dye differently, I guess), and that has a dark line in the middle of this section.


A few more pics of this imperfection: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


nephew,
I would keep the nst boot and wear in good health
post #43978 of 87550
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Originally Posted by Organika View Post



Glad to stumble upon this forum, Mac method revived my LWB. Time for some more cordovan. 

well done, enjoy wearing
post #43979 of 87550
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Gentlemen,

My new Leather Soul 4 eyelet PTB in color 8. Single leather sole feels amazing.

Please excuse my poor iPhone shots, will retake some more soon.






wear in good health
post #43980 of 87550
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

whiskey shortwings








nephew

+ 1 for whiskey and argyles
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