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Originally Posted by kinetic758 View Post

Hey I just received these same boots from J Crew. I find that these look narrower and fit slimmer than my AF89's and Indy 403's. The site said it was on a Trubalance last, but it doesn't exactly feel like it. Are you having the same experience?

I now size up in all boots to avoid tightness and SF groupthink nonsense.

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post #45872 of 89604
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

 

Don't you need an even number of eyelets on each side?  Like 6 instead of 5.?

 

If I'm wrong please let me know, as I would prefer bar lacing on my 9016 and 9015, but they have 5 sets of eyelets.

i prefer european bar lacing, which works fine with both even and odd numbers of eyelets, but if you want to do straight bar lacing with an odd number of eyelets, you just have to accept that one lace will cross the tongue. mac does this!

post #45873 of 89604
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Originally Posted by kinetic758 View Post


Hey I just received these same boots from J Crew. I find that these look narrower and fit slimmer than my AF89's and Indy 403's. The site said it was on a Trubalance last, but it doesn't exactly feel like it. Are you having the same experience?

 

Hi,

 

This is my first post! I was looking at these Jcrew PT boots or the Indy 403 or 405. What's the difference in the leather between the JCrew and Indy 405's? Are there any other differences besides the toe and heel stitching? 

 

Thanks,

Owen

post #45874 of 89604
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Originally Posted by kinetic758 View Post


Hey I just received these same boots from J Crew. I find that these look narrower and fit slimmer than my AF89's and Indy 403's. The site said it was on a Trubalance last, but it doesn't exactly feel like it. Are you having the same experience?

 

Hi,

 

This is my first post! I was looking at these Jcrew PT boots or the Indy 403 or 405. What's the difference in the leather between the JCrew and Indy 405's? Are there any other differences besides the toe and heel stitching? 

 

Thanks,

Owen

post #45875 of 89604
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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Saddle shoes are by definition not balmorals. But if you are asking whether bar style lacing would look good on saddle shoes, anything looks good on Alden shell.


in common american usage, saddle shoes can either be balmorals or bluchers (cf. jos a bank, among other retailers). i acknowledge i may be missing something, so do explain your view...

post #45876 of 89604
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Originally Posted by sqroot3 View Post

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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Saddle shoes are by definition not balmorals. But if you are asking whether bar style lacing would look good on saddle shoes, anything looks good on Alden shell.


in common american usage, saddle shoes can either be balmorals or bluchers (cf. jos a bank, among other retailers). i acknowledge i may be missing something, so do explain your view...

+1 Sqroot3

"The saddle shoe is a low-heeled casual Oxford shoe, characterized by a plain toe and distinctive, saddle-shaped decorative panel placed mid foot."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saddle_shoe

Definitely blucher saddles as well though Oxford/balmorals may be more common/traditional.
Edited by Dbc0919 - 3/16/13 at 11:00pm
post #45877 of 89604
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

Spent some time in the snow with my Tankers today. They may not be the warmest boots for winter weather, but they are still damn comfortable for a long walk when it's not too cold outside and the commando sole was perfect for those icy patches early this morning.


Your pictures always motivate me to wear my shell harder. I find myself checking weather forecasts and going through ridiculous little risk assessments before deciding to wear them. I'm making an effort to break the habit.

I really wish I was into overshoes/galoshes. I know many, if not the majority, here like them. And this is not a knock on those guys. But for me it's like using one of those car bras. Yeah you're protecting the paint, but having a few bugs preserved on the hood is far better than driving around at any time with one of those black nylon things strapped to the front of the car. However, I'd much rather feel differently about them and am envious of those who like them.
post #45878 of 89604
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post


tell me about it...I've been looking for a navy pair in my size for a while, and I would have no problem picking up a dark brown pair as well.

 

An unlined navy suede chukka has been on my grail list.  I think Roden Gray did a run of these.  I don't recall exactly.  They're just too tempting.

post #45879 of 89604

I have a pair of Alden 403 (brown chromexcel) Indy boots and I scraped the toe of one of the boots on some concrete, creating a small light grey square on the tip of the boot. Is there something I can do to cover it up or darken it?

post #45880 of 89604
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Originally Posted by Potato Flu View Post

I have a pair of Alden 403 (brown chromexcel) Indy boots and I scraped the toe of one of the boots on some concrete, creating a small light grey square on the tip of the boot. Is there something I can do to cover it up or darken it?

 

Saphir Renovateur + appropriately colored shoe cream will pretty much erase the damage.

 

Example:

post #45881 of 89604
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Originally Posted by ThArtOfWardrobe View Post

Has anyone tried using navy wax on black shell? The hanger project claims the same logic as a midnight blue tuxedo...makes the black look more black in low light. The site also claims it gives the black a bit of depth in normal light. I have black and navy tuxedos and much prefer the navy as it looks richer at night, so I'm hoping there's some truth to the claim. If no one has experience with this I'll post some before and afters once I try it.

http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/blog/cat/Saphir/post/navy-shoe-polish/

I will let you know about it on black shell in a few weeks when my black shell captoes arrive, I ordered them just for that purpose although for wear with Navy suits not a tux. I posted about using Saphir Navy Blue #6 wax on black calf a couple of weeks ago here

 

If one of my men showed up with blue polish on his shoes for a general inspection I would fail him for being out of uniform. But for special details like colors or burial detail as long as every man did it I was OK with it, even preferred it. In bright light like the tropics or some sandbox somewhere the shoe looks like it is layered with alternating colors of black and blue. In fact for the first 10 years or so I thought that was how it was done. But it is just 2-3 coats of blue on top of black. And inside in 60 cycle sunlight it does somehow look more black but also still has depth. It is hard to get pictures to capture it accurately. In the end it is well worth it IMO.

post #45882 of 89604

I wonder if anyone would be able to assist me with sizing. Being in Australia, trying on Alden's is virtually impossible. 

 

I wear;

 

7.5G UK in Grenson

8UK in Mark McNairy / Mr Hare

42 MMM GAT

41 in Common Projects (suede unlined leather models)

42 in Common Projects (padded full leather models)

 

I am specifically looking to pick up a pair of black and burgundy Long Wings Bluchers and a pair of Plain Toe's also.

 

http://aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=46&ParentID=94&PageID=&Action=

http://aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=47&ParentID=94&PageID=&Action=

post #45883 of 89604
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Originally Posted by kinetic758 View Post


Hey I just received these same boots from J Crew. I find that these look narrower and fit slimmer than my AF89's and Indy 403's. The site said it was on a Trubalance last, but it doesn't exactly feel like it. Are you having the same experience?

 

Hi,

 

This is my first post! I was looking at these Jcrew PT boots or the Indy 403 or 405. What's the difference in the leather between the JCrew and Indy 405's? Are there any other differences besides the toe and heel stitching? 

 

Thanks,

Owen

post #45884 of 89604
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

 

An unlined navy suede chukka has been on my grail list.  I think Roden Gray did a run of these.  I don't recall exactly.  They're just too tempting.


 Not sure if you saw this but I came across Navy, Brown and Snuff suede unlined chukkas for 40% off last week at David Wood Clothiers in Portland, ME. A couple of folks here ordered by phone. They had limited sizes but you never know...

post #45885 of 89604
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Originally Posted by elisiX View Post

I wonder if anyone would be able to assist me with sizing. Being in Australia, trying on Alden's is virtually impossible. 

I wear;

7.5G UK in Grenson
8UK in Mark McNairy / Mr Hare
42 MMM GAT
41 in Common Projects (suede unlined leather models)
42 in Common Projects (padded full leather models)

I am specifically looking to pick up a pair of black and burgundy Long Wings Bluchers and a pair of Plain Toe's also.

http://aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=46&ParentID=94&PageID=&Action=
http://aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=47&ParentID=94&PageID=&Action=

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