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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I feel like those Indy on the Plaza shouldn't be called an Indy. More of a moc or stitch toe to me. They are awesome looking just not an Indy to me

You could call them shit-kickers and they're still amazing! :D

post #71762 of 99192
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Originally Posted by soundersfc2 View Post
 

I don't get why most people prefer shell cordovan, I don't like the shine and I think they look too purplish. I definitely like the 2nd a lot more.

 

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My J Crew brown and tobacco LWBs (calf) are awesome shoes, but for full retail I would rather spend $150 more for shell.  If you can get the calf for $300-400 I think they are great purchases; at $500+ it's a little overpriced.  Nice pics, btw...  wear in great health my friend!

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My new color 8 Passat SEL...perhaps a quick trip to TSM is in order
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Originally Posted by FENWAY View Post

My new color 8 Passat SEL...perhaps a quick trip to TSM is in order

Thats funny.

post #71765 of 99192
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Originally Posted by dusttruffle View Post
 

can anyone shed light on why some Alden X JCrew on the bay are marked with black marker on the insole "to prevent returns"?

 

does this signify seconds, try ons/returns, shop soiled,  or something else? sold at discount?

 

thx.

My guess is these were items from past seasons that didn't sell and were released to a handful of ebay stores one of them is in Virginia and uses a couple of different usernames on the bay.  I bought a pair of brown LWBs from the "Paisley Petunia" about three years ago (not sure if they are still around).  They sell nothing but older j crew stock at about half the retail cost and sometimes much less.  I have five pairs of J Crew suede PTBs and suede saddles I bought from them through ebay about 9 years ago.  I purchased each of them for $25-$50 from the PP and they retailed for about $150-175 in previous seasons.  If they are seconds I couldn't tell you how.  They were my absolute favorite shoes until I wore them out (when I find what I like, I don't hold back); soles eventually worn down and fell off.  Unfortunately there was no way to repair them.  J Crew's newer versions are crap.  This is why I decided to go with high quality, goodyear welted shoes.  I tried various AE but they were much too uncomfortable.  I picked up the Alden calf LWB and there was no turning back!

 

Sorry to ramble.  I hope my personal story of Alden discovery and picking up cheap Alden for J Crew on ebay wasn't too off topic.

post #71766 of 99192
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Originally Posted by turdburglar View Post

Sorry- are these the same as their Brown chromexcel PTB? When I look up the covers the style number is completely diff (dover- 29364f vs PTB blucher- 95080).

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Yes. All retailers refer to these as Brown CXL PTB. I don't have my shoe handy so I can't look at the style number.
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

 

 

Sorry to ramble.  I hope my personal story of Alden discovery and picking up cheap Alden for J Crew on ebay wasn't too off topic.

 

thanks for the response.  

 

never apologise for rambling!

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I like calf and cordovan equally.
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Fine looking boots and khakis my friend.  Stay warm and dry, and wear in great health...
Thank you sir. Staying warm and dry is easy when one has good boots.
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Creases on sides of jcrew Indy , 2 years of wear





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Originally Posted by soundersfc2 View Post

I don't get why most people prefer shell cordovan, I don't like the shine and I think they look too purplish. I definitely like the 2nd a lot more.

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This post reminded me of a 'conversation' my wife and I had a few days ago. I came home from work the other day to a pleasant early delivery surprise from TSM. The box was in the study which is where my closet and shoes reside. On the desk was 4 pair of color 8 shoes and my wife dared me to explain how any one was different from the other 3......



Even she conceded the obvious difference in the Epalaut Alt Weins, but she felt pretty confident that there were no differences in the other 3. Of course, it was a conversation that I welcomed as the differences to me were so obvious. The basketball equivalent of a layup.

The reason this post reminded me of the conversation is that of the four, the jcrew's on plantation are chunkier than the others and I would prefer that they were a little sleeker. However they are easily my most worn of the 4 precisely because of the purplish hue that you mention. I love that deep deep purple-ish patina they have developed. It really is a matter of taste and preference.

Kind of a long-winded way of saying don't try to figure out why others prefer one over the other. Buy what you like and if you're purchasing Alden's, it is highly unlikely that those you interact with on a daily basis will be anything but impressed.
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Dubs, your posts of pics are an invaluable contribution to this forum.  Well done my friend!  Keep posting away...

Thank you. I do it a lot because I know there are soo few pictures out there. I think this forum produces 80% of Alden pics in the world.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I don't have my shoe handy so I can't look at the style number.
tifosi, if you refer to your syllabus for this class please note that there is a quiz on Alden style numbers scheduled for Monday.
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

I think this forum produces 80% of Alden pics in the world.
For sure mdubs. Either your on to something or on something, but I find it funny that when I google search pics of Alden shoes on the web I find photos of my own shoes. It must be Obama and the NSA trying to track me down.
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post
cleaned up the old jcrew captoe boots. my best mdub impersonation:

 

great looking shine there namor. what did you use?

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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Leffot #8 Naval boot and Bill's khakis ITW on a snowy Friday afternoon.

nice looking boots be.

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