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nephew,
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Just recently ordered a pair of standard brown 405 Indys from the Shoe Mart, and when they arrived yesterday I was really surprised at the leather.  A much different look and feel from other 405s that I have seen.  Sort of soft and fake looking.  (Both my wife and daughter independently said upon first seeing them, "those look like fake leather.")

 

I am going to return them, but just wondering what happened...  Just the latest batch of leather that Alden got, which happened not to be up to snuff?  Has anyone else gotten a pair lately that seemed like this?

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^ Get the 403s...leather is incredible nod[1].gif
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Just recently ordered a pair of standard brown 405 Indys from the Shoe Mart, and when they arrived yesterday I was really surprised at the leather.  A much different look and feel from other 405s that I have seen.  Sort of soft and fake looking.  (Both my wife and daughter independently said upon first seeing them, "those look like fake leather.")

I am going to return them, but just wondering what happened...  Just the latest batch of leather that Alden got, which happened not to be up to snuff?  Has anyone else gotten a pair lately that seemed like this?

Any pics? All 405 leather I have seen has looked the same to me
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Any pics? All 405 leather I have seen has looked the same to me


I'll try to take some tonight, but not sure the pics will show up the texture, etc.  We'll see...

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here I am wining and dining a RL store clerk so I can get the employee discount on the RL Gianni
I haven't worked retail since my college days. Back then, I could purchase picture frames at a 80% discount. I wonder what kind of discount jcrew or rl employees can get on alden and c&j shell?
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Wonderful shine, as with every pair you post, on your king straight tips Uncle. I consider Marcoliani cashmere argyles one of life's little extras.
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I haven't worked retail since my college days. Back then, I could purchase picture frames at a 80% discount. I wonder what kind of discount jcrew or rl employees can get on alden and c&j shell?

50% at RL
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Just recently ordered a pair of standard brown 405 Indys from the Shoe Mart, and when they arrived yesterday I was really surprised at the leather.  A much different look and feel from other 405s that I have seen.  Sort of soft and fake looking.  (Both my wife and daughter independently said upon first seeing them, "those look like fake leather.")

 

I am going to return them, but just wondering what happened...  Just the latest batch of leather that Alden got, which happened not to be up to snuff?  Has anyone else gotten a pair lately that seemed like this?

The 405 leather is different, depending on where you get them... For instance the Classic Brown Calf you have sounds like the standard offering, but on the Alden x JCrew 405, they use Brown Chromexcel, similar to the standard 403. 

Confusing, I know.

I had to look it up at one point.

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50% at RL

And additional 40% off sale prices.
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my longest tenured alden. black shell cap toe boots, double leather sole, barrie last


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my longest tenured alden. black shell cap toe boots, double leather sole, barrie last



They look good. How long have you had them for?
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The 405 leather is different, depending on where you get them... For instance the Classic Brown Calf you have sounds like the standard offering, but on the Alden x JCrew 405, they use Brown Chromexcel, similar to the standard 403. 
Confusing, I know.
I had to look it up at one point.

That's more J Crew's error than anything else. They offer a version of the 403, they just incorrectly call it a version of the 405. The same with their mislabeling of calfskin longwings as "chromexcel." I have 405s on commando soles, the leather looks good, not fake at all - that's why I am curious to see the photos of the bad pair
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Aaarrrrgh ! all the natty cxl chukkas in my size have that black crepe sole . Do not like . Any one run across a 10 1/2 Barrie a shout out would be gratefully appreciated. 100 yrs thanks for the pics
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