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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

Leffot tankers are gonna set ya back like $750 and that is before shipping and tax, if applicable.  A color 8 Indy runs around $710 plus all that.  $870 for the plaza last color 8 boot from Fransboone?  The difference is not that much.  You're buying that boot for the long haul.  The premium really doesn't warrant a huge fuss if that is the boot you want.

What I was trying to say.
post #75872 of 97024
selling my black shell captoe boots once i get the black indies on commando from leffot is a bad idea, right? maintaining a one in one out policy is tough
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Alden for Brooks Brothers Black Shell Cordovan Shortwing Balmorals with exposed Eyelets







-Mike
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Unlined Dovers in all their wrinkly glory.

post #75875 of 97024
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Alden for Brooks Brothers Black Shell Cordovan Shortwing Balmorals with exposed Eyelets















-Mike

 



I love these.
post #75876 of 97024
Not to sound contrarian, but I'm just not crazy about the proportions of the Plaza Indy....the stitching looks too "recessed" to me without the addition of a split toe stitch. If I was buying a Plaza boot I'd rather have it be a captoe or shortwing.
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This is an FYI for anyone who has an Alden shoe/boot made from Horween's tobacco chamois: I made an inquiry this morning to Horween about long-term care, besides brushing, and Nick wrote me back (which surprised me), and said that they use neatsfoot oil in the oiling process, so that would be the best thing to use, if and when, down the line they might need some conditioning. 

 

So, there you go.

 

Looking forward to getting my Indy's!

post #75878 of 97024
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Originally Posted by GooseG View Post

Not to sound contrarian, but I'm just not crazy about the proportions of the Plaza Indy....the stitching looks too "recessed" to me without the addition of a split toe stitch. If I was buying a Plaza boot I'd rather have it be a captoe or shortwing.

That's why there's so many models to meet individual tastes.  While I own several pairs of Indy's...I think they are a little clunky on the Tru-Balance last.  I think the Indy on the Plaza last is more a European sleeker style and its nice looking.  This model looks very similar to a lot of the English made shoes with a sleeker toe thats not boxy.

 

See Ya,

Steve

post #75879 of 97024
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Originally Posted by Carson View Post

This is an FYI for anyone who has an Alden shoe/boot made from Horween's tobacco chamois: I made an inquiry this morning to Horween about long-term care, besides brushing, and Nick wrote me back (which surprised me), and said that they use neatsfoot oil in the oiling process, so that would be the best thing to use, if and when, down the line they might need some conditioning. 

So, there you go.

Looking forward to getting my Indy's!

Great data gathering! I have always been drawn to (and confounded by how to clean) chamois finish. As an FYI, I have seen the chamois Indy from TSM in person, and it did not wow me, as it looked like a mechanics' boot. Conversely, I really liked the reverse chamois on Alden SF's Indy in person; it looked completely different, like a roughed up suede that had been oiled. I have been trying to figure out for months if they are supposed to be the same leather, as they appeared so different. The only difference, from a description perspective, is that TSM simply states "chamois" and Alden SF refers to it as "reverse chamois."
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Whiskey Wednesday! #yeahbitch
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Originally Posted by blackboard_knowledge View Post


Great data gathering! I have always been drawn to (and confounded by how to clean) chamois finish. As an FYI, I have seen the chamois Indy from TSM in person, and it did not wow me, as it looked like a mechanics' boot. Conversely, I really liked the reverse chamois on Alden SF's Indy in person; it looked completely different, like a roughed up suede that had been oiled. I have been trying to figure out for months if they are supposed to be the same leather, as they appeared so different. The only difference, from a description perspective, is that TSM simply states "chamois" and Alden SF refers to it as "reverse chamois."

Same leather, but the reverse is inside-out (AKA rough-out), if I'm not mistaken.

post #75882 of 97024
Not trying to stir the pot, but since there are more shell owners here than anywhere...what's the deal with this?


http://imgur.com/a/T3xKG
post #75883 of 97024
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post


Whiskey Wednesday! #yeahbitch

Goodness those are beautiful. I am new to Alden shell but have been following the thread for some time now. While I love (and own) color 8, I can't get over how striking the whiskey shell is.
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My contribution to Whiskey Wednesday. Maiden voyage under the Mac breaking method. Scored these last summer just now getting around to breaking in.

See Ya,
Steve


post #75885 of 97024
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Originally Posted by GooseG View Post

Not trying to stir the pot, but since there are more shell owners here than anywhere...what's the deal with this?


http://imgur.com/a/T3xKG

 

that looks like a pair oak street boots in chromexel leather. What kind of information are you looking for?

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