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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. burningbright

    burningbright Senior member

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    Tempting, but living in Chicago demands a commando sole (well except for this year; easiest winter I've ever been through). To everyone who grabbed them, let's see some pics when the boots arrive.
     
  2. furo

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    Why would it demand a commando sole? I spend $15 per pair on topys that easily make it through a new england winter - granted, I don't particularly go looking for bad areas to slosh around in when there's ice and snow all about.
     
  3. burningbright

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    Just not a fan of topying, even if they nail it on.
     
  4. furo

    furo Senior member

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    I wasn't either until I found a cobbler who was actually competent. ymmv
     
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    LHS & Argyles OTC
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  6. ceoceo

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    I hear you. MidWest winter will try its best to screw your shoes up. Dunno what's going on this year though.. I mean no huge snowstorm and its 65 degrees in early March!! :D
     
  7. CTYGGG

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    Four weeks until my Whiskey Indy boots arrive & I also preordered the cigar captoe boots on the Grant ETA four months, perfect for fall weather. If anyone is interested Kathy is doing a black calfskin PTB boot with a flat welt on the Barrie & double waterlock sole.

    Here's a quick pic of what the Whiskey Indy will look like (I apologize in advance for the bad pic for I didn't take it).

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  8. Michigan Planner

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    I was just about to come in here and post that picture from Alden DC. According to UPS, mine should be here Thursday. :slayer:
     
  9. harrythedog

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    i received the pic too, maybe i;m confused on what a 360 welt is?
     
  10. furo

    furo Senior member

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    73 degrees today in the boston area ... :thumbs-up:
     
  11. CTYGGG

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    360 with a flat welt on the Leffot #8 Tanker
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    Close heel with flat welt on the LS PTB #4 4x4
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    Based on the pic that Kathy sent it looks like the Whiskey Indy has a close heel with a storm welt.
     
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  12. El Argentino

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    As much as I appreciate it, I just don't enjoy Color #4 as much as Whiskey & Ravello.

    Don't get me wrong - great looking shoe. Just not my bag.
     
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    Fair enough & you're welcome to your opinion. I just posted up to clarify the difference between a close heel & 360 degree one and the color was really irrelevant.
     
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    thanks, for clarifying...so in addition to being done with speed hooks, they also chose to not use a 360 welt...
     
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    Correct, I talked to Kathy about that and she was unaware of the 360 degree welt. We wound up with the welt that's on the 403 & 405 models the storm welt.
     
  16. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    looking good!
     
  17. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    cigar ptb
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  18. zippyh

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    Blue suede Indy from Leffot.
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    With blue suede unlined chukkas. They probably fulfil the same mission but that could be said of many shoes I have.
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  19. PhiPsi32

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    You can dress up the chukka more than the Indy.
     
  20. CTYGGG

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    Thank you.
     
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