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My natural CXL Alden Indy boots are breaking in nicely after about 3 months  :D

 

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Nice catch Crat. I've never seen a pic of shell shoes and fly fishing gear. Some details please. What kind of fish did you catch on what tackle? It's kind of like president Warren G. Harding fishing in a three-piece suit. Nicely done sir!
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Originally Posted by MrEsco View Post

My natural CXL Alden Indy boots are breaking in nicely after about 3 months  biggrin.gif


I like your boots. They appear to be breaking in nicely. Wear them in good health.
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My natural CXL Alden Indy boots are breaking in nicely after about 3 months  biggrin.gif


Nice boots MrEsco. I've looked at this one several times, but I really want to get an Indy in a C width, which seems to limit the options to the 405 & 403.
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Sir, to my knowledge non-iron shirts, your standard BB as an example, are treated with a chemical that makes them more wrinkle resistant. To me non-iron shirts feel less breathable, and thus less comfortable. Guilty as charged of being overly finicky and persnickety.

Makes two of us. I've tried the no-iron variety and it just doesn't feel the same as your typical cotton shirt that needs pressed. I've gotten so used to ironing and starching shirts over the years that I've never considered a steamer. Based on a few previous posts, I may investigate this option further.
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Nice catch Crat. I've never seen a pic of shell shoes and fly fishing gear. Some details please. What kind of fish did you catch on what tackle? It's kind of like president Warren G. Harding fishing in a three-piece suit. Nicely done sir!

Its a (small) european pike on fly, well..an 8' streamer. You actually get quite a lot of them here (up to approx. 1 meter) in the Dutch city canals. The bigger ones usually reside in lager rivers and lakes. My fishing buddy and I just grab our bikes and cruise through the city fishing the promising spots like under bridges and near sluice gates so we don't really worry about 'fishing outfits'. 'Street fishing' is becoming quite popular.
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

A full size too small for me, but for any gentleman with wide feet and lust for Ravello LHS:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Shell-Cordovan-LHS-Ravello-Loafers-9-5EE-/221272702812?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3384e17f5c

I saw these and my desire for ravello almost blinded me to the fact that these would be too wide for me. Given the very re so able price for this exotic, it was tough to pass up.
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Sorry. I haven't been on much this weekend. Did you get your answer??
I am in contact with Allison. If you need her email, pm me.

All good, but thanks for the follow-up.
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

Nice catch Crat. I've never seen a pic of shell shoes and fly fishing gear. Some details please. What kind of fish did you catch on what tackle? It's kind of like president Warren G. Harding fishing in a three-piece suit. Nicely done sir!

Fine catch my friend (both the ravello PTB and the fish).  @Spiff, not sure Warren G. Harding is a good model for anything one might do.  Quite possibly the worst administration in our glorious history... (might be a close second behind Grant) teacha.gif

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Not sure Warren G. Harding is a good model for anything one might do.  Quite possibly the worst administration in our glorious history...  teacha.gif
Can't blame him if he was out fishing : )
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I just found out that I will be in Chicago for the upcoming weekend and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for Alden shopping? My wife and I have been there once or twice but we are far from experts. The last time I was there was years ago and I had net yet been afflicted with the 'Alden flu'. Surprisingly a google search returned mixed results.

Any suggestions are certainly appreciated.
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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

Finally I have something to contribute in Aden thread

Alden for J.Gilbert makeup - nst boots model 45152HC, shell #8, commando sole, Plaza last. Fit is good, as I ordered US10E - my normal size is UK9,5E

I like the fit of Plaza much more than fit of Barrie and Aberdeen (the nastiest one I've tried).


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Color is fantastic, rich and multilayer, my AE and Carmina Bordeaux shoes/boots immediately appears to be just brown. Only Vass Oxblood looks close.

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Finish of the shell is also excellent, best among all my shell footwear - Carmina, C&J for RL, AE, AS and Vass.

The quality/details of the boots are just okay, comparable, nothing to talk about.


The color 8 NST boot on the plaza from JGilbert is one of the finest Alden makes, IMO.
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Sir, to my knowledge non-iron shirts, your standard BB as an example, are treated with a chemical that makes them more wrinkle resistant. To me non-iron shirts feel less breathable, and thus less comfortable. Guilty as charged of being overly finicky and persnickety.

+100

I find non-iron dress shirts less breathable and less comfortable, and, for those of us with skin on the sensitive side, downright itchy.

The only non-iron dress shirts that are even close to bearable, for me, are those in BB's luxury line (retail for 185 or so). I have between 55 and 65 fitted dress shirts from various makers. No more than 5 are of the non iron variety. I don't even consider them. Count me among the guilty.

But apparently they have many fans as they seem to sell rather well. To each their own.
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sorry to post more questions, but I'm looking at placing an order and I'd like to know:
 

1. Is the Indy 405 the "original model" of the indy boot, and is there any difference from the 403 aside from the leathers used (ie, same fit and last)?
2. Is there any reason why need supply wouldn't state "made in USA" on their product pages like they do for Wolverine? I'm pretty new to Alden, but I'm also quite positive that their products are ONLY made in the USA.

Thank you in advance! Looking forward to picking up a pair.


Edited by Hype1234 - 8/25/13 at 5:05pm
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If I wear a 9.5D on the Barrie last for Alden Indy boots, would I wear the exact same size for Alden shoes (also on the Barrie last)?  Are there any other common shoe lasts worth comparing to the Barrie for sizing?  I feel like I'm asking a stupid question, but I typically wear a 10D in other boots and a 10.5D for Allen Edmonds shoes, so I figured I'd ask.

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