J.Crew x Alden Indy Boots

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by videocrew, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. videocrew

    videocrew Senior member

    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    On Saturday I went by the Alden store on Madison and tried on a pair of Indy boots. Great, incredibly comfortable, but I didn't love the color. I decided to wait until the J. Crew version Mr. Mort had predicted was released. Well, on Sunday I wandered into the liquor store, and they were right there on the front table!

    First, the bad news: There was talk of these being ~$200. They are not. They are retailing for $450, a $125 upcharge over the standard Alden 405's.

    But the good news: They are INCREDIBLE. (Yes, I have ugly carpet, great).
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I wore them out of the store and so they have about 5 miles of wear on them. Incredibly comfortable, great collaboration.
     
  2. dunkin

    dunkin Senior member

    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    how are they different from normal indys? besides the color? and whats that leather loop in the boot?
     
  3. constant struggle

    constant struggle Senior member

    Messages:
    4,999
    Likes Received:
    26
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    will these be included in the 30% off with purchases over $250 or something?
     
  4. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

    Messages:
    10,770
    Likes Received:
    228
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    how are they different from normal indys? besides the color? and whats that leather loop in the boot?
    It's on the tongue... I dunno about quality (I would imagine leathersoul's ultimate indys are still the standard) but I will withhold judgment.
     
  5. hossoso

    hossoso Coward and P*ssy

    Messages:
    7,804
    Likes Received:
    172
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle upon Rust
    It's on the tongue... I dunno about quality (I would imagine leathersoul's ultimate indys are still the standard) but I will withhold judgment.

    Looks like a shoe tree to me.
     
  6. hboogz

    hboogz Senior member

    Messages:
    1,581
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Location:
    Between Two Pillars of Ivory...
    $450 ? Ouch. The 30% would defintely help, for sure..
     
  7. videocrew

    videocrew Senior member

    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Looks like a shoe tree to me.
    Yeah, its a pair of cheap Bass shoe trees inside the shoes. Like the LeatherSoul ones, these are fully leather-lined. I'm not sure if they're Chromexcel, I'm hoping that will come to light, but they felt more refined than the 405's I tried the day before.
     
  8. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

    Messages:
    16,345
    Likes Received:
    6,098
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    will these be included in the 30% off with purchases over $250 or something?

    Where can you get the 30% off from? Is there a printable coupon or code somewhere?

    Also, are the Alden Indy's available in every J. Crew stores or just a select few?
     
  9. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

    Messages:
    16,345
    Likes Received:
    6,098
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Also, videocrew, do you happen to have an item number?
     
  10. airportlobby

    airportlobby Senior member

    Messages:
    1,625
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Anyone know what the JCrew employee discount is? I know a store manager. Might be worth calling in a favor.
     
  11. Caveat

    Caveat Senior member

    Messages:
    3,937
    Likes Received:
    1,973
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2009
    Anyone know what the JCrew employee discount is? I know a store manager. Might be worth calling in a favor.

    I know a store manager in Austin too. Maybe we can place a bulk order LOL. It's not the girl with the name of a Simon and Garfunkel song is it?
     
  12. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

    Messages:
    10,770
    Likes Received:
    228
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    I know a store manager in Austin too. Maybe we can place a bulk order LOL. It's not the girl with the name of a Simon and Garfunkel song is it?
    'Who is "Cecilia", Alex?'

    What's the deal? This boot has been available for years, and now people are tripping over themselves to kop just because jcrew is stocking them?
     
  13. airportlobby

    airportlobby Senior member

    Messages:
    1,625
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    I know a store manager in Austin too. Maybe we can place a bulk order LOL. It's not the girl with the name of a Simon and Garfunkel song is it?
    Nah, it's a dude. Small world, though.
    'Who is "Cecilia", Alex?' What's the deal? This boot has been available for years, and now people are tripping over themselves to kop just because jcrew is stocking them?
    For me it's just a chance to maybe get that on the cheap. The J. Crew connection makes them a bit easier to try on and return though. I think I prefer the standard indys, though.
     
  14. robin

    robin Senior member

    Messages:
    12,416
    Likes Received:
    153
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    These versions are made with a nicer leather than the regular 405's and are also lined in leather instead of canvas.
     
  15. dunkin

    dunkin Senior member

    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    +1
    thanks for the answer.....
    i'll just stick with my broken in pair and #8 shells
    hopeully Tom has me on a pair of the tan suede when he gets them........
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by