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Best Alden Indy Boots

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mg428, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. scb

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    Makes me wish the TruBalance last fit me better. On the bright side, at least this way I don't have to choose between the Kudu and Ultimate Indy.

    One of the few shoes I like better in calf than cordovan.
     
  3. mg428

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    Super! Thanks! I wish we saw some some vintage indy photos as well. Also some regular indy - ultimate indy comparison photos would be great because amongst all indys they are the closest ones in terms of their shade of color.
     
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    Just picked up the standard 405 from Alden. After a few coats of Obenauf's LP, I'm very happy with them. Also impressed with the slip resistance and quietness of the neoprene sole.
     
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    Just picked up the standard 405 from Alden. After a few coats of Obenauf's LP, I'm very happy with them. Also impressed with the slip resistance and quietness of the neoprene sole.

    Can you post pics? I don't like the color of the standard but am curious how they appear after 3 coats of Obenauf's. Thanks!
     
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    Makes me wish the TruBalance last fit me better. On the bright side, at least this way I don't have to choose between the Kudu and Ultimate Indy.

    One of the few shoes I like better in calf than cordovan.


    I'm actually with you here (though I'm less in love with cordovan than some here generally I guess). I like the Indy boot with some wear, scuffs, scratches, and aging on it. A shiny Indy boot isn't for me. Love the kudu though. If I had the money, I think that might be my choice.
     
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    just wanted to say that these Leather Soul Kudu Indy's are just awesome
     
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    Can you post pics? I don't like the color of the standard but am curious how they appear after 3 coats of Obenauf's. Thanks!

    I'd like to see this too.
     
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    I can't believe my Kudu Indys were quoted in the MC forum [​IMG]
     
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    So anyone who can post some real world photos of his vintage indy??
     
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    suede ones are OOP, i'm assuming? good skinhead boot. not great, but good
     
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    I have the Vintage Indy, through LeatherSoul. But my socks always smell funny based on the Nubuck leather.
    http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/200...-vintage-indy/


    I also have the Snuff Suede Indy in a narrower size. It fits me better too and the suede is just more comfortable
     
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    The rubber soles really stand out like a sore thumb on the "vintage" boots...
     
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    Suede is always more comfortable. It becomes more comfortable over time I have found.
     
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    I do like the snuff suede.
     
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    One of those is very likely my next purchase, I just don't know which to get either! [​IMG]
     
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    The rubber soles really stand out like a sore thumb on the "vintage" boots...


    That's what seals the deal for me. My Vintage Indy's are perfect weekend knock around boots and in my climate with rain, snow, etc. the leather/commando soles are perfect.
     
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    Could you please post some real life vintage photos? Or confirm whether the images available on leathersoul represents the actual shade of color?
     
  19. LynahFaithful

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    Could you please post some real life vintage photos? Or confirm whether the images available on leathersoul represents the actual shade of color?

    Sorry..I'm not digital camera compliant yet. My vintage indy's are a somewhat darker brown than the pictures on Tom's website but not too dark...at least for me. I've got them on right now as I'm off in a few minutes to trudge around the campus to meetings on a wet and dank day. My St. Crispin's are resting comfortably in my office staying dry.
     
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    quick iphone camera pic
    [​IMG]
     

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