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

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  1. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    I must be one of the few who love the burgundy hue of the Indy 405. That was why I bought a pair.
     


  2. ambivalence

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    same here guys.. i have the 405.. love the burgundy hue... but sometimes kinda wish i should have gotten the 403...
     


  3. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    I think the 403s look a bit "warmer" than the 405s.
     


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    furo Senior member

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    I sported my Alden Indy #8 shells today around boston and man... they turned some heads lolz .... haven't had that reaction on any other pair of boots/shoes before :slayer:
     


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    That sounds like a great boot. I love cigar, but #8 really is special.
     


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    I had the 405, but kept the 403 , for me it was no contest. the chromexcel is so good and perfect for a boot like that.
     


  7. Alcibiades

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    Yep, get one on commando and one on he normal sole if possible.
     


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    We also covet what we don't have :) The grass *is* always greener...isn't it?
     
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    It depends how conservatively you dress. Most any true MC guy (certainly nearly all the AAAC people) will tell you only bals with suits, but the last is really what matters. Balmoral lasts just tend to be sleeker, and more suit-friendly. It's just a personal style decision.

    Now that I look again, the LS Hampton medallion bluchers really seem like the ideal Alden suit-friendly blucher: http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2011/12/26/alden-shoes-hampton-medallion-blucher-lsw/
     


  10. Alcibiades

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    I wear these bluchers shoes with suits:

    1) #8 longwing (barrie)
    2) #4 Atom (tremont)
    3) Ralph Lauren dark brown Darlton
    4) Ravello longwing (barrie)

    Loafers (tassel, full strap in aberdeen) are also OK with suits. One reason I am attempting to sell my ravello PTBs is that I find the combination of the width (barrie, E fitting) and the creasing on it to be a bit too informal for suits. I think one of the unique benefits of cordovan wingtips, loafers, etc is the fact that they can be worn credibly with both suits and jeans.

    My black calfskin shoes are balmorals (Church's). I am going to add a pair or two of Edward Green to the suit rotation as well.

    I find them all to be pretty suit appropriate. A lot of well dressed individuals are wearing bluchers with suits nowadays. Traditionally it was bal only, but that isn't the case anymore IMO. That said, I would love to see Alden make more balmoral cordovan shoes.
     
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    Now that winter is almost over, if anyone is considering selling some longwings/bluchers or walkers with commando soles in size US 9D, shoot me a pm :) They are needed for a trip in a few weeks.
     


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    I have the 403s and the 404s - Leffot is offering the 405s with a commando sole, and I was really tempted to get them but, to me, the 403s are nicer
     
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  13. phototristan

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    Yeah, I guess the chromexcel is really quite nice versus 'normal' leather.
     


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    That's what I did, even have the 404's too. I wear the 403's the most out of the three pair.
     


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    Love my 403s. Beat the hell out of them. :)
     


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