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Calling all LLBean Katahdin Iron Works Boots owners

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jmillz15, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. pokey07

    pokey07 Senior member

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    But it's so true. I mean can anyone say that they would rather purchase the Katahdin Iron Works over a pair of Redwings or Alden Indy's if money were not an option?

    I just sold my pair of Red Wings and bought the Katahdin's because I like the look more...

    And the Indy's look too mature for me. But when I'm not getting drunk at bars and vomitting everywhere I'd looooove a pair of them.
     
  2. givemefive

    givemefive Senior member

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    I've had them bookmarked for 1.5 years. Now that winter is approaching I am finally going to buy.

    I've looked at pretty much everything out there and I think the llbeans are exactly what I want.

    You can use code 3012422 for free shipping... saves $14
     
  3. Jack2000

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    I can certainly afford Redwings or Aldens and choose the Katahdin. I needed a functional boot and it fits the bill nicely.
     
  4. jarude

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    But it's so true. I mean can anyone say that they would rather purchase the Katahdin Iron Works over a pair of Redwings or Alden Indy's if money were not an option?

    Redwings are fug, but Indys... you got me there.
     
  5. nocoolonesleft

    nocoolonesleft Senior member

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    Here's a pic of mine with about 2 years wear. I oil them every few months to prevent cracking. By far the most comfortable footwear I've owned and I think they aged nicely. They got a few compliments in the last thread about boots:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. youngScholar

    youngScholar Senior member

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    While I'm sure they'd slip on ice, overall how are they in snowy conditions?

    Does anyone own and/or have pics of the lug soled ones?
     
  7. hboogz

    hboogz Senior member

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    Here's a pic of mine with about 2 years wear. I oil them every few months to prevent cracking. By far the most comfortable footwear I've owned and I think they aged nicely. They got a few compliments in the last thread about boots:

    [​IMG]


    absolutely beautiful.
     
  8. Rosenberg

    Rosenberg Senior member

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    absolutely beautiful.

    theyre boots, man, dont call them "beautiful". they can be cool or kick-ass or something, but not beautiful
     
  9. nocoolonesleft

    nocoolonesleft Senior member

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    theyre boots, man, dont call them "beautiful". they can be cool or kick-ass or something, but not beautiful

    That's completely asinine.
     
  10. Rosenberg

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    That's completely asinine.

    i guess so if you wear work boots around nyc. by the way good catch on my sarcasm
     
  11. hboogz

    hboogz Senior member

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    theyre boots, man, dont call them "beautiful". they can be cool or kick-ass or something, but not beautiful

    To each their own homie.. -- the last thing i'm trying to do is persuade anyone on an internet forum of my manliness with the words i use, or don't use, to describe boots or anything of the sort...

    I think certain things are beautiful, as you do as well, and those boots being one of them. May sound oxymoronic or corny, but not to me..But you have a right to think otherwise, more power to you..
     
  12. Rosenberg

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    i guess so if you wear work boots around nyc. by the way good catch on my sarcasm

    as in joke. i wish you motherfuckers would read before going into these unnecessary rants
     
  13. hboogz

    hboogz Senior member

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    as in joke. i wish you motherfuckers would read before going into these unnecessary rants

    kinda hard to convey sarcasm or your joke based on your text, but i digress..
     
  14. slide13

    slide13 Senior member

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    But it's so true. I mean can anyone say that they would rather purchase the Katahdin Iron Works over a pair of Redwings or Alden Indy's if money were not an option?

    I have Indy boots, Context Tanker boots, some Russell Moccasin chukkas and Katahdins. I still wear the Katahdins fairly regularly because I really like them. I think they are a great looking boot, and the quality is just out of this world considering the price. They aren't as sleek as my Alden boots but overall the look is very classic. Also, they are quite comfortable and will once again be my go to boot for snowy days this year.
     
  15. Listi

    Listi Senior member

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    But it's so true. I mean can anyone say that they would rather purchase the Katahdin Iron Works over a pair of Redwings or Alden Indy's if money were not an option?
    Yes. I don't like Red Wings that much and although I like the shape and colour and leather of the Indy's, I'm not the biggest fan of the stitching on the toe. I don't have a problem with it, I just wouldn't buy it myself, especially at $300 or $400+ or whatever they cost. Now if money was no object I'd have a pair of W+H service boots [​IMG]
     
  16. IGF-1

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    any idea if chippewa makes a similar lace-up in black? i'm shying away from frye brandos (or is it the rand now?)
     
  17. sploosh

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    Here's a pic of mine with about 2 years wear. I oil them every few months to prevent cracking. By far the most comfortable footwear I've owned and I think they aged nicely. They got a few compliments in the last thread about boots:

    [​IMG]


    What oil did you use?
     
  18. nocoolonesleft

    nocoolonesleft Senior member

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    What oil did you use?

    I use Neatsfoot Oil and this leather care cream from Coach.
     
  19. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    I am probably going to pick up a pair of these for the winter

    If I'm a 12 in adidas/nike/most sneakers, 11.5 for these?
     
  20. nocoolonesleft

    nocoolonesleft Senior member

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    I am probably going to pick up a pair of these for the winter

    If I'm a 12 in adidas/nike/most sneakers, 11.5 for these?


    I bought mine true to size and they're a little big, so yeah; that would probably do it.
     

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