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King 2210's today

 

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King 2210's today



Very nice. Indeed, better than most exotic models seen on here, IMO. nod[1].gif
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Monks

Those are nice. nod[1].gif
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Agreed. In my post I said "they don't offer it in shell, but someone listed a shell MTO Mojave on eBay." I included this in my post to show it alongside the 1339. You could also compare the Mojave to Alden's suede chukka. The stitching in particular is remarkably similar.

I don't really care if AE intentionally copied an Alden design. Alden may very well have done the same thing in the past. It's just an interesting observation.

I own the Alden unlined chukka, AE Amok and AE Mojave. The Amok is actually the closest representation of the Alden, the Mojave looks completely different in person - it's much blobbier. The Amok and Alden are actually quite sleek in comparison, and both have a single flexible sole in contrast to the Mojave's heavy crepe.

You'll also probably find that the stitching on a lot of desert-type chukka boots are similar, possibly due to the way the eyestays and quarters are reinforced with leather and stitched, adding structure to the shoe.

I did see an unlined cappuccino shell Mojave on eBay a while back which looked fantastic. Was a size too small for me unfortunately.
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I think you THINK I am making a mountain out of a molehill and, given the idiocy you've spouted on the Viberg thread recently, I see no point trying to persuade you otherwise.

Very good idea 

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But as some have stated, nobody owns a style. Sure, it's an Indy knockoff but so what? Not everyone can afford to drop $500+ on a pair of Indys. J Crew is simply offering the same style at a cheaper price point. Likewise with the Frye Walter boot. Alden snobs will continue to buy Alden, so what difference does it make? If you saw someone wearing the J Crew boot would you sit there and sneer at them because it's not an Indy? I think some of you are making a mountain out of a molehill

Yes,  :cheers:

 

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^^^ Shell, DV??
Yes, vintage whiskey from eBay.

:worship:  nice find!

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But as some have stated, nobody owns a style. Sure, it's an Indy knockoff but so what? Not everyone can afford to drop $500+ on a pair of Indys. J Crew is simply offering the same style at a cheaper price point. Likewise with the Frye Walter boot. Alden snobs will continue to buy Alden, so what difference does it make? If you saw someone wearing the J Crew boot would you sit there and sneer at them because it's not an Indy? I think some of you are making a mountain out of a molehill
I think you THINK I am making a mountain out of a molehill and, given the idiocy you've spouted on the Viberg thread recently, I see no point trying to persuade you otherwise.

I think you have your panties firmly wound up in a bunch. Nowhere did I mention YOU making a mountain out of a molehill, so get over yourself. My response was a matter of opinion, surrounding the negative responses with J Crew's Indy boot. So they're stealing the Indy boot design now, is that it? No one is allowed to make boots with moc toe stitching? If you don't like it don't buy it. Pretty simple.
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First post/long time lurker, and sort of a noob question... I'm planning on getting a pair of indy's and most likely a color 8 LWB next month for my first Aldens, but I did want to ask if anyone knew of a place that was doing a pre-order of anything similar to the leffot #8 tanker people have been posting, but maybe in cigar or ravello.. Given the long wait time for specialty shells, I'd like to get on a list of some kind that way my wallet can have some time to recover after my first two purchases haha. Thanks in advance. 

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King 2210's today

 


Classic DonL!  What is your barrie, van, and aberdeen size (in the 2210), if you don't mind me asking?  I am 10D barrie and was fitted for this NST in 10E.

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Classic DonL!  What is your barrie, van, and aberdeen size (in the 2210), if you don't mind me asking?  I am 10D barrie and was fitted for this NST in 10E.

I am 9.5D Barrie but go up to 10D in Aberdeen.  I never tried an E width but don't feel the width is the issue for me.  For the sleeker lasts (Plaza, Grant, Aberdeen) I need a bit more toe room so a D width in .5 size up works for me.

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First post/long time lurker, and sort of a noob question... I'm planning on getting a pair of indy's and most likely a color 8 LWB next month for my first Aldens, but I did want to ask if anyone knew of a place that was doing a pre-order of anything similar to the leffot #8 tanker people have been posting, but maybe in cigar or ravello.. Given the long wait time for specialty shells, I'd like to get on a list of some kind that way my wallet can have some time to recover after my first two purchases haha. Thanks in advance. 


Sign me up when you find that pre-order!  :cheers:

 

[Not sure there is a tanker in cigar or ravello anytime in the near future.]

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First post/long time lurker, and sort of a noob question... I'm planning on getting a pair of indy's and most likely a color 8 LWB next month for my first Aldens, but I did want to ask if anyone knew of a place that was doing a pre-order of anything similar to the leffot #8 tanker people have been posting, but maybe in cigar or ravello.. Given the long wait time for specialty shells, I'd like to get on a list of some kind that way my wallet can have some time to recover after my first two purchases haha. Thanks in advance. 

Not sure about the pre-orders, but if you are looking to save a few bucks, there's a knock-off Indy out there for you! :D

 

 :nest: 

 

Welcome to the club, friend.

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Even better....Maybe Alden is making them!

That rumor of Alden and China was floated sometime ago. Alden is not entirely US made hooks and laces are imports

It's a starter boot just training wheels
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Classic DonL!  What is your barrie, van, and aberdeen size (in the 2210), if you don't mind me asking?  I am 10D barrie and was fitted for this NST in 10E.

I am 9.5D Barrie but go up to 10D in Aberdeen.  I never tried an E width but don't feel the width is the issue for me.  For the sleeker lasts (Plaza, Grant, Aberdeen) I need a bit more toe room so a D width in .5 size up works for me.


Aberdeen is a tricky one for me.  Somehow the NSTs are little too narrow, but my Cap toe medallion bluchers I go D width.


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Try them before ordering when possible.  :D

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