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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. MrDV

    MrDV Well-Known Member

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    Fine looking boots sir. I don't know who got the better end of that deal. Both boots are drool worthy.

    FYI, I'll be willing to trade $$$ for #4 wt boots size 10.

    Fyi2, alden family picture weekend is this weekend, don't forget to brush and post.
     
  2. MrDV

    MrDV Well-Known Member

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    Great looking boots sir.
     
  3. sevenfoldtieguy

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    +1 and +1
     
  4. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I would state it in a slightly different way.

    I don't understand the appeal of the overall look of the Indy boot* unless it is in shell cordovan (no matter the last) and the plaza-lasted ravello Indy is wonderful.

    Plenty on here will disagree and I am fine with that. Reasonable people can disagree.

    * Unless it is literally used as a work boot.
     
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  5. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    I have two cordovan Indy boots on TruBalance - cigar and whiskey... I find them to be very sharp boots to wear with denim that can span a variety of situations. It has a very casual but very sharp and refined look to it.
     
  6. Alcibiades

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    The answer is easy WRT to the normal Indy boot. Mine is on a commando, and it is a great all weather / all condition boot (rain, snow, grass, mud, etc).
     
  7. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I agree with this. :fistbump:

    Mine are black shell and I use them for similar purposes.
     
  8. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I have no doubt it works for your stated uses. And I have edited my post to more accurately capture my point, to state: I don't understand the appeal of the overall look of the Indy boot* unless it is in shell cordovan ...
     
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    Personally, I like the look of the Indy boot over Red Wings, Timberlands, or whatever other brand offers a similarly styled product. I also don't believe that everything has to be shell to be appreciated. Mine are CXL and wear great with denim and chinos, which is what I usually would be wearing. Would I wear a cordovan Indy boot... of course, but other Alden makes look better to me in shell than the indy boot.
     
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    I didn't mean to demean your two shell Indies. I only meant to express my admiration for the plaza-lasted ravello Indy. Wear in great health my friend...
     
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    I agree with this. I think that the Indy boot sold by J.Crew is a great casual boot. I am not a huge dress shoe with jeans on the weekends guy, but the Indy boot is an everyday shoe.
     
  13. Alcibiades

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    No problem. For what its worth I had similar concerns about the cordovan Indy until I had a pair
     
  14. rydenfan

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    I totally disagree :) I love my CXL J Crew Indy. If anything you could make the case that it is odd to see a boxier workboot in shell than it is out of leather. I love all versions of the Indy including suede, CXL and shell.
     
  15. gaseousclay

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    Agreed. Fwiw, I intend to use mine as a casual and work boot, but more for casual wear
     
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    rydenfan Well-Known Member

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    To help illustrate my point
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    To help illustrate my point
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  19. gaseousclay

    gaseousclay Well-Known Member

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    Haha. I was going to post another pic of my CXL's with denim and they look exactly like yours :)
     
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