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

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  1. mikesduc

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    Does anyone else wear shell in summer? Currently I have 2 shell boots in #8 (indy in leather sole, wingtip w/commando), 1 boot in black(jumper boot arriving shortly, Thanks Tom!) and whiskey longwings. Because of the comfort level I like to wear them year round.

    Just wondered what the authorities think the "appropriateness " level of shell boots in summer is?

    Please no responses telling me to do what I like. I'm not looking for advice. I'm just curious.[​IMG]
     


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    Hey guys, Since we typically don't choose contrast stitching on our Indy makeups, I've had a few like-minded customers ask if you can eliminate the contrast on the stock boots. I wanted to post up my own pair for you to check out. These are the stock 405's. They're about six months old, and I wear them around 3x a week. I've put about a dozen applications of Meltonian dark brown shoe cream on them. At first, the stitching resisted the color and didn't darken much at all. But regular applications - along with getting the boots wet and wearing in the stitching a bit - will eventually darken it. Here's some pics after a fresh polish. The two shots at the bottom show a comparison against a brand new 405. [​IMG] See larger [​IMG] See larger [​IMG] See larger [​IMG] See larger
     


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    Does anyone else wear shell in summer? Currently I have 2 shell boots in #8 (indy in leather sole, wingtip w/commando), 1 boot in black(jumper boot arriving shortly, Thanks Tom!) and whiskey longwings. Because of the comfort level I like to wear them year round.

    Just wondered what the authorities think the "appropriateness " level of shell boots in summer is?

    Please no responses telling me to do what I like. I'm not looking for advice. I'm just curious.[​IMG]


    i wanted the black jumper boots ... i thought they were sold out [​IMG]
     


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    Those look nice. Ravello?
     


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    Does anyone have the leather-lined 405s in stock yet?

    I know Shoemart has the chromexcel version, but I'm looking for the regular calf leather.
     


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    i wanted the black jumper boots ... i thought they were sold out [​IMG]

    Long story. Suffice to say that Tom is a true gentleman.
     


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    these are on the way to me.



    Won the auction, did you? Great deal!
     


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    Does anyone else wear shell in summer? Currently I have 2 shell boots in #8 (indy in leather sole, wingtip w/commando), 1 boot in black(jumper boot arriving shortly, Thanks Tom!) and whiskey longwings. Because of the comfort level I like to wear them year round.

    Just wondered what the authorities think the "appropriateness " level of shell boots in summer is?

    Please no responses telling me to do what I like. I'm not looking for advice. I'm just curious.[​IMG]


    Never even considered the question of whether to wear cordovan in summer before reading it here a while ago.
    I tend not to wear cordovan boots in summer but that's just because they're boots and I tend not to wear boots as often in the summer.
    I wear my cordovan wingtips and monks year round. I don't think cordovan feels any warmer than calf.


    I have some cordovan loafers that are definitely summer shoes though.
     


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    Does anybody have pics of the regular black Indys from the Madison Ave shop?

    Bad lighting, but here's some:

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    Does anyone have the leather-lined 405s in stock yet?

    I know Shoemart has the chromexcel version, but I'm looking for the regular calf leather.


    The Alden Shop in San Francisco just received them. Tried some on Friday.
     


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    The Alden Shop in San Francisco just received them. Tried some on Friday.
    Did you happen to see what the price was?
     


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    I actually don't recall the price, but it was good. They were keeping them at or near the old 405 price for now, but they will soon increase.
     


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    So I am seriously thinking about pulling the trigger on a pair of the brown chrome excel indy boots. I really wanted the NY Alden black version but not sure I will be able to scroe them.
    This would be my first pair of brown boots as I mostly tend to wear black footwear. What colors could you wear with these boots?
     


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