I received a pair of 9D Chromexcel Indy's from J.Crew today. A few observations for those who are interested: 1. Sizing: Compared to the 9D Leather Soul Jumper boots I have which a re also Trubalance last, the feel slightly bigger. In fact, I would say the J.Crew in this 9D feels almost as big as the 9.5D in the Jumper Boot (which is what I ended up getting). Not sure why the discrepancy...perhaps the design of the toebox upper? Anyway, just confirms to me that you can not always translate the sizes between models of the same last. 2. Beautiful boot. Look better in person even than pics. Welt is stained a darker color than other Chromexcel Indys I have seen pics of. This is somewhat of a significant detail, IMO, as it kind of makes the whole boot a bit more monochromatic, which I personally like (except the white stitching of course) 3. There seems to be a bit of disparity in where the contrast toebox seams are stitched between the left and right shoe. On one boot, the stitching at the tip is a bit more squared off, and veers towards the inside edge of the shoe more than the other one. As a result the toebox looks like it is leaning slightly inwards towards the big toe on that boot. Now this may just be typical for an Indy boot...just slight manufacturing tolerances due to being handmade? FYI, J.Crew online would not let me use an Academic discount on this product...I had read some posts where people succeeded in doing so...is there something I'm missing?
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9/21/10 at 6:13pm