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

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  1. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Distinguished Member

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    See bold text below...
    The pair I ordered for my dad won't ship till 4/8, but I see what you mean, some sizes aren't listed. I guess that means they aren't in stock and aren't expected to be.

    Will do! I would be fine with or without it. Originally I preferred the foxing, but now that I have two shell pairs without it, that design has grown on me.

    Thinking of sanding the sole edges and re-staining them antique, but we'll see.

    I hear that, especially NY sales tax, 8.9% [​IMG]
     


  2. Dr. D

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    From what I can tell the biggest difference is that they are much more flexible and lighter. Combined with the single flex-sole it makes a huge difference in comfort after a long day. Not to mention there appears to be absolutely no break-in period like there would be with a double leather sole. I previously noticed this in unlined LHS as well - they were comfortable right out of the box while standard LHS took a while to loosen up, particularly across the strap. Many prefer unlined shoes when going sockless because it breathes better, although I'm not an advocate of that look. CTYGGG has posted many pics of his unlined PTBs here so perhaps he can add some first hand details.

    I think Leather Soul made the original run in 2009 and both they and Alden SF followed up with more in 2012. I asked Tom Park and Alden SF and they both said they were not planning to make any more so I jumped when I heard that DC had these on order. In addition to improved comfort, to me the lower profile sole makes this look much more business-appropriate than the standard PTB.
     


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    Cigar day for me too.

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    those do look great, I definitely prefer the dover pattern on the PTB. I have always been a little leery of this unlined version as I'm not a big fan of excessive creasing. Though, if the sizing is dialed in really well the creasing might not be more than usual???
     


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    These look great. Not Barrie, are they on grant? I don't have cigar boots (yet), I would like something on grant or plaza.
     


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    Alden of DC Cigar captoe boot on Grant last with commando sole. Call Kathy and get on the list.
     


  7. Distorbiant

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    Is there a site that has a list of all the currently available Indy Boots and how they differ?

    I know that the JCrew Indy Boots have that heel stitching and are made of Chromexcel.
    And I know there's a shell version out there, as well as a natural color.
    Pretty hard decision to make.
     


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    cold day here, LS indy #8

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    is everyone wearing a cordovan color 8 belt with their color 8 shoes?

    I don't really want to buy a cordovan belt haha..I'd rather buy more shoes
     


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    There's also a Black version and Kudu too. :)

    This link is probably what you are looking for:

    http://search.theshoemart.com/search?keywords=indy&btnSearch=GO
     
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    Thank you sir. These look like cigar day trippers.
     


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    I'm prolly jumping the gun with suede, but I figure if the sun is out and the crocuses are up, it's legit.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Very nice lagsun. I'm also wearing the Alden DC Cigar captoe boots today:

    [​IMG]
     


  15. MoneyWellSpent

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    Those are good pictures, but those shoe trees are what really caught my attention. Those antique brass name plates make for a really sharp looking tree. Anyone know where to find those? The trees don't look like they are made of cedar though.
     


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