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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

My understand was that it means they were from a retailer like the Shoemart that doesn't really do custom makeups.
I am not sure if that one that you've pictured is part of the "Cape Cod Collection" but I believe that a lot of those in that collection are actually produced by other makers for Alden (such as Eastland or maybe Rancourt in the past). So in the long run it really isn't Alden factory resources being used up.

If they are part of the Cape Cod Collection, they are made by Highland Shoe Company in Maine

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Maiden voyage of my choco suede NST tankers from Leather Soul. These have been in a box in my closet for a couple months waiting for warmer weather. The weather isn't really much warmer today, but I couldn't wait any longer. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Sweet looking suede mp. I would like a pair myself. Well done.
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Haven't seen many pix of the standard 405 Indy boots here. I sold my J Crew CXL Indys b/c they stretched a bit too much and I wasn't loving the fit.
Looking to maybe get the 405 w/Commando sole that J Gilbert is planning. I know Leffot did the same make-up a few years back.

Anyone with pix of some nicely worn 405s or 405s with commando?

Thanks in advance
Joe

Sazon, I posted last December about my 405s. I have what I consider to be a robust shell boot collection including Cigar Indys and #8 Brixton with antique edge. But my 405s are probably my best all around boot (I dress casually) for durability, utility, weather resistance, and quite frankly me not having to give a crap about if it's going to rain or if I'm going to get a scuff or scratch. They don't stretch or bulge like people have recently been stating about CXL. They also don't develop those tight creases that CXL shoes/boots do in comparison to gentle rolls of shell. They're no fuss. My only  major complaint was the time for them to break in and look cool because if we're all honest they look pretty lame in all the Alden stock photos and don't look like much when you first see them. But after a while they were nicely broken in, conformed to my feet very well, and I think after aging for 9+ years looks WAY better than CXL Indys that are only a year or two old. I guess what I'm trying to say is...too many people overlook the 405 for 403s. I believe the 405 to be the better boot in the long run.

 

Here's my old post below -- please keep in mind that the color balance of the pictures is way off. Also, they are on neocork not commando. I would buy a second pair on commando if I could.

 

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Originally Posted by ironclad View Post

My old war horses. Purchased from Alden SF 9 years ago. They've travelled to 8 countries, logged countless miles, and outlasted every boot I owned previously. Sure, they have their scuffs and flaws. A wobbly speed hook; worn cotton duck interiors. But they are beautiful and still fit like a dream.

Some say shell cordovan gets all the love, but I don't go a week without wearing my trusty 405s.
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post #76204 of 87601
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Haven't seen many pix of the standard 405 Indy boots here. I sold my J Crew CXL Indys b/c they stretched a bit too much and I wasn't loving the fit.
Looking to maybe get the 405 w/Commando sole that J Gilbert is planning. I know Leffot did the same make-up a few years back.

Anyone with pix of some nicely worn 405s or 405s with commando?

Thanks in advance
Joe

Here are mine.  I just gave them a quick wipe down and brush.  These are the older version with the cloth liner, had them for about 10 months, get worn 2-3 times a week.

 

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We tried something new with black calf and we would love to hear back from you gentlemen.  All feedback is appreciated!

Beautiful.  Would be great if you'd start ordering in 12.5D's or follow Leffot's lead and let us know when you are putting an order in so we can get in on the make-up.

post #76206 of 87601

Hi,

 

Has anyone seen any chukkas or wingtip boots in 9e or 9.5d in ravello or cigar? I'd even be interested in a used pair of #8's?

 

They are, as we all know, hard to come by. I've seen plenty of 8's around, but cigar and ravello are favorites...

 

Thoughts?

 

Thanks!

 

Brian

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Call Alden SF and/or DC. I know they had some possible availability yesterday....
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Hi all, I did not see this discussed in the last thousand or so pages of this thread, so here goes: which Alden chukka (dark brown suede or shell #8) is most versatile in terms of being able to wear with jeans, chinos, and even suits? I imagine colors lighter than those two (e.g., snuff suede) would be limited to wearing with jeans. Can any chukka owners chime in? 

 

Based on experience, my inclination is to go with dark brown suede, but I wonder how sleek and formal the #8 shell appears, especially when compared to the dressier calf/suede chukkas out there (e.g., C&J Tetbury, C&J for Ralph Lauren MacCallum, Loake Kempton to name a few). 

 

Thanks!

post #76209 of 87601
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Originally Posted by unipair guy View Post
 

 

 

 

 

We tried something new with black calf and we would love to hear back from you gentlemen.  All feedback is appreciated!

both pairs are beautiful. must have boot!

post #76210 of 87601

vintage shell monks. arrived yesterday.

can't say for certain if they're whiskey or ravello. (mto style # inside)

what do you think?

 

post #76211 of 87601
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Originally Posted by 90shilling View Post
 

Hi all, I did not see this discussed in the last thousand or so pages of this thread, so here goes: which Alden chukka (dark brown suede or shell #8) is most versatile in terms of being able to wear with jeans, chinos, and even suits? I imagine colors lighter than those two (e.g., snuff suede) would be limited to wearing with jeans. Can any chukka owners chime in? 

 

Based on experience, my inclination is to go with dark brown suede, but I wonder how sleek and formal the #8 shell appears, especially when compared to the dressier calf/suede chukkas out there (e.g., C&J Tetbury, C&J for Ralph Lauren MacCallum, Loake Kempton to name a few). 

 

Thanks!

Not a chukka owner or fan so I am biased.  I do not see any Alden chukka working with a suit, period -- in a true business dress context.  If you are wearing a suit casually or business casual (that is, you could also opt NOT to wear a suit), then yeah, maybe a chukka COULD work if you do it well.  :nest:

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post #76213 of 87601
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Originally Posted by Briar Snob View Post
 

Beautiful.  Would be great if you'd start ordering in 12.5D's or follow Leffot's lead and let us know when you are putting an order in so we can get in on the make-up.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Techdaddy View Post
 

both pairs are beautiful. must have boot!

12.5D is not an easy sell in Asia. :embar:  If we have any interesting makeups I will try and post them up.  Thank you for your kind words gentlemen.

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I know that 403s and 405s are a fav in this thread. so I sometimes ask myself if I am the only one that doesn't really buy into the design of the toe stitching on them...

Anyways, I read somewhere that the are stitched like that for a purpose to last longer with wear, is that true?
post #76215 of 87601
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Originally Posted by ironclad View Post

Sazon, I posted last December about my 405s. I have what I consider to be a robust shell boot collection including Cigar Indys and #8 Brixton with antique edge. But my 405s are probably my best all around boot (I dress casually) for durability, utility, weather resistance, and quite frankly me not having to give a crap about if it's going to rain or if I'm going to get a scuff or scratch. They don't stretch or bulge like people have recently been stating about CXL. They also don't develop those tight creases that CXL shoes/boots do in comparison to gentle rolls of shell. They're no fuss. My only  major complaint was the time for them to break in and look cool because if we're all honest they look pretty lame in all the Alden stock photos and don't look like much when you first see them. But after a while they were nicely broken in, conformed to my feet very well, and I think after aging for 9+ years looks WAY better than CXL Indys that are only a year or two old. I guess what I'm trying to say is...too many people overlook the 405 for 403s. I believe the 405 to be the better boot in the long run.

Here's my old post below -- please keep in mind that the color balance of the pictures is way off. Also, they are on neocork not commando. I would buy a second pair on commando if I could.

Thank you!
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