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

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    WhoKnewI Senior member

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    wow those ravellos looks so red.
     
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    Interesting. I've seen it done both ways though I don't have any experience with it (I am thinking of doing the same as you with my CXL Ultimate Jumpers). I would presume, if it can be done, that keeping the double waterlock sole and having the commando adhered over it would be a great option if it can be replaced easily. Of course then you don't need the replace the whole sole when it wears out. I'm curious what the folks at B. Nelson think about that. Maybe you can let us know if you get a chance? I would be very interested given their superior reputation on SF.
     
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    I love Smartwool. It may over your budget, but definitely worth it.
    You could try the light or mid weight crew socks.
    I wear mid weight crew + indy in HK summer, temp over 30'c and 90+ humidity, it is still acceptable to me.
    Frankly, you can't really get a cool feeling with socks with certain cushioning.
     
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    Those must be a couple years old or a MTO. Not sure about the advantages and disadvantages...
     
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    Isn't the standard lining of 405 cotton and other indy leather?
     
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    They're older. I think the J.Crew Indy Boot (really the precursor to the modern 403, with slight differences) started the leather lining for Indy boots (or maybe it was one of the Leffot variants), but then Alden switched over to leather linings for all of them. I belive the J.Crew Indy boot has a full leather lining, while the standard Indy boot is not leather lined past the the ball of the foot.
     
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    ^ Alden ditched the cotton duck over a year ago. Kind of unfortunate, if you ask me.
     
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    What color are these:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Awesome-est...Men_s_Shoes&hash=item2ebf2504dd#ht_500wt_1179

    I can't tell if these are 8 or Cigar. The sole stitch on the welt appears to be a lighter contrast color, which I've only ever seen on cigar shells from alden of carmel. Is there some way to decipher the serial number in one of the pictures?

    The seller was no help. He's a complete tool who found three aldens at some kind of estate sale. He was trying to string me along with 'I've got someone interested in all 3, but since you inquired first, I'll let you have dibs.' He's requiring all three (PTB Cigar and Cap Toe in Cigar as well, I think) be bought at once for well north of 1k.
     
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    975s are Color 8.
     
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    Alden 975 ='s #8.
     
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