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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

 

Why not get some shoes for your travel days?

What about traveling through the airport with Indys with laces tucked into the shoe so you can slip them off at checkpoints? Then they can be tied or removed once you're going to be somewhere for a little while...If this didn't work, what about leaving the boot idea behind and going with an lhs?

 

This brings up a quick Indy question for me: how high are you guys lacing your Indys? Do you use all the speed hooks? Tying around the back of the shoe? Skipping speed hooks outright ever? I've seen the tying around the back look, but was worried about indentations it would leave in the cxl leather.

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post #44747 of 89937
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Any consensus on sizing of the Alden for BB cordovan PTB versus Barrie (it's on the M58 last, right)?

Also, how casually do you think the Alden for BB #8 cap toe blucher can be worn? Since I mainly wear denim and chinos, I think I'd be better off with a cap toe blucher boot than a shoe, but I'd be curious to get some input.

I would definitely say to do what you would with the Barrie, I have the BB PTB and the regular Alden PTB. They are essentially the same shape/last.

post #44748 of 89937

I've been continuing to think about what cleaning/conditioning/polishing materials are best to use as these shoes all break in. Do you guys have thoughts on Saphir Renovateur vs. Venetian Shoe Cream? 

post #44749 of 89937

use the first 3 speed hooks, tie around the back and then knot in the front.

 

wouldn't worry about any indentations....

 

...you're supposed to beat the living crap out of your indys.  

post #44750 of 89937

I lace standard criss-cross and use all the speedhooks. I swapped out the standard brown cotton laces mine came with for the Alden flat waxed laces and prefer that look...

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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

What about traveling through the airport with Indys with laces tucked into the shoe so you can slip them off at checkpoints? Then they can be tied or removed once you're going to be somewhere for a little while...If this didn't work, what about leaving the boot idea behind and going with an lhs?

This brings up a quick Indy question for me: how high are you guys lacing your Indys? Do you use all the speed hooks? Tying around the back of the shoe? Skipping speed hooks outright ever? I've seen the tying around the back look, but was worried about indentations it would leave in the cxl leather.

all speed hooks - yes
around the back - no
post #44752 of 89937
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

What about traveling through the airport with Indys with laces tucked into the shoe so you can slip them off at checkpoints? Then they can be tied or removed once you're going to be somewhere for a little while...If this didn't work, what about leaving the boot idea behind and going with an lhs?

 

This brings up a quick Indy question for me: how high are you guys lacing your Indys? Do you use all the speed hooks? Tying around the back of the shoe? Skipping speed hooks outright ever? I've seen the tying around the back look, but was worried about indentations it would leave in the cxl leather.

I lace all my boots to the top, I like the look and feel better. The lace partial with wrap around seems to be popular too but I don't like it.

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Cigar LWB just come in from AoC. Edgetrim came out to be the perfect hue. Was worried about them being too dark. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

use the first 3 speed hooks, tie around the back and then knot in the front.

 

wouldn't worry about any indentations....

 

...you're supposed to beat the living crap out of your indys.  

Thanks for sharing. I was worried about the marks made on the side and back of the top of the Indys, as my laces have left track marks on the tongue, particularly where the laces meet the speed hooks.

 

That said, if I recall correctly, Mac has reminded us that these, in the end, are shoes, not Rembrandts.

 

One more Indy question: are you guys ever up for using colored flat laces? I bought a pair of red benjos, but not sure if it presents too much color. Indy boot seems not to be the type of boot to dandify. Extra thanks for anyone who can offer opinions on colored laces with LWBs, shell or otherwise. Thanks in advance!

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Originally Posted by azima View Post

Cigar LWB just come in from AoC. Edgetrim came out to be the perfect hue. Was worried about them being too dark. 

 

 

Thank you so much for posting these. Just ordered with Adam yesterday and was regretting having forgotten to ask about what the edgetrim was going to look like. Gorgeous! Now I can't believe these won't be arriving at the office until next Monday...musicboohoo[1].gif

post #44756 of 89937
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Thank you so much for posting these. Just ordered with Adam yesterday and was regretting having forgotten to ask about what the edgetrim was going to look like. Gorgeous! Now I can't believe these won't be arriving at the office until next Monday...musicboohoo%5B1%5D.gif

hopefully they turn out like this. I should note that I asked Adam to give me the pair with the lighest edge trim if they had multiple pairs in my size. 

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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Thanks for sharing. I was worried about the marks made on the side and back of the top of the Indys, as my laces have left track marks on the tongue, particularly where the laces meet the speed hooks.

That said, if I recall correctly, Mac has reminded us that these, in the end, are shoes, not Rembrandts.

One more Indy question: are you guys ever up for using colored flat laces? I bought a pair of red benjos, but not sure if it presents too much color. Indy boot seems not to be the type of boot to dandify. Extra thanks for anyone who can offer opinions on colored laces with LWBs, shell or otherwise. Thanks in advance!

No - but my Indys are black shell.
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was at the doctor's office today, assistant had to take my measurements and watched me fiddle for 30 seconds taking off both of my indy boots.

 

her: "wow, those look like heavy duty boots"

me: "yea, wish i could keep them on for the height measurement"

her: "those are like combat boots, but cute"

me: "uh huh"

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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

was at the doctor's office today, assistant had to take my measurements and watched me fiddle for 30 seconds taking off both of my indy boots.

 

her: "wow, those look like heavy duty boots"

me: "yea, wish i could keep them on for the height measurement"

her: "those are like combat boots, but cute"

me: "uh huh"

 

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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

From this post, apparently it exists in Japan:



EDIT: CTYGGG beat me to it.

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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

was at the doctor's office today, assistant had to take my measurements and watched me fiddle for 30 seconds taking off both of my indy boots.

her: "wow, those look like heavy duty boots"
me: "yea, wish i could keep them on for the height measurement"
her: "those are like combat boots, but cute"
me: "uh huh"
I've gotten more compliments on the street on my cigar indys than any other shoe i wear .Funny as i've never thought of them as being that "noticeable "
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