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^ can't wait till my 1494's arrive...should finally be here in a few weeks.

bespoken pa - until those arrive, I'm still wearing my snuff suede chukkas, which are also a great choice in addition to the tan pair. Shell is more popular among this thread, but IMO Alden does unlined suede just as well. biggrin.gif
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It's taken no small measure of will power to resist buying a pair of unlined suede chukkas in each color  .  .  .

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i agree with the above. alden is just as great at suede as they are with shell. i don't own a single pair of calf aldens and probably never will. shell, suede and cxl for me.
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It's taken no small measure of will power to resist buying a pair of unlined suede chukkas in each color  .  .  .

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.
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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.

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Originally Posted by sqroot3 View Post

nice looking shoes!

still, would you consider bar lacing for these balmorals?

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.

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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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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!

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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

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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

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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...

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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?

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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:

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