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

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  1. MickCollins1916

    MickCollins1916 Senior member

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    First time wearing my natty cxl plain toe boots on the trubalance last. I am going to beat them up a fair amount and will post some pics once they've got more character.
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  2. interlockingny

    interlockingny Senior member

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    I'll be receiving my J Crew x Alden Indy's next week and am starting to worry about the sole situation. I'll happily wear these through the summer, but was actually thinking about them having them be a regular, typical-rainy-day-in-London shoe.

    What are my options in terms of sole replacement/improvement/whatever? And if already on the topic, does anyone know of worthy cobblers in London who can be trusted with a fix like this?


    Never said I wouldn't send them back. I just read some people mention that leather soles deteriorate in wet conditions, so I started to get worried... But if you say they should hold up, I'm relieved.

    You should have nothing to worry about. The J. Crew Indys do not have leather soles. The soles are Neocork which hold up fairly well to the elements.
     


  3. ChrisGold

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    First time wearing my natty cxl plain toe boots on the trubalance last. I am going to beat them up a fair amount and will post some pics once they've got more character.

    Beautiful boots.
     


  4. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Senior member

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    Will leathersoul or another store carry a boot in this style? I will buy one right away.

    http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=1939


    What size are you? That's a stock boot for us (we constantly have it in stock or on order). Feel free to call or email us to check stock.
     


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    Can we have a moratorium on calling natural Chromexcel "natty"?
     


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    What size are you? That's a stock boot for us (we constantly have it in stock or on order). Feel free to call or email us to check stock.

    Tom, you have the tanker boot in #8 w a commando sole?
     


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    LeatherSOUL Senior member

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    Tom, you have the tanker boot in #8 w a commando sole?

    We do but they don't stay in stock long. Received a 24 pair order on Friday and we have 5 pair left this morning.
     


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    Hey guys, need some of your thoughts. I typically wear a 9, so for my first Indys I went a half size down with an 8.5. They fit well, but seem a slight bit roomy in the toe box. Then I purchased some shell cap toes in the grant last in size 8.5 and I really love the fit. I must admit, I do have a slightly narrow foot.

    So, do you think going down to an 8 in the Indys might be the best option? I have about 3/4 of an inch to an inch of space in my Indys.

    Anyone had any experience with this?
     


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    Hey guys, need some of your thoughts. I typically wear a 9, so for my first Indys I went a half size down with an 8.5. They fit well, but seem a slight bit roomy in the toe box. Then I purchased some shell cap toes in the grant last in size 8.5 and I really love the fit. I must admit, I do have a slightly narrow foot.

    So, do you think going down to an 8 in the Indys might be the best option? I have about 3/4 of an inch to an inch of space in my Indys.

    Anyone had any experience with this?


    Why would you not get the Indy boots in a narrow width? Fit the length correctly, then figure out which width will work.
     


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    I have made several expensive fit mistakes...and at this point, I am of the mindset it's been better to just cut my losses and chalk it up to experience. Suggest scrapping 'em and starting over.

    Thanks guys--that's what I'll do...

    Now I just need to start the waiting game for some Ravello boots to come out in an 11D from one of the great vendors on here.

    LeatherSOUL--any chance you guys are releasing something like that soon? [​IMG]
     


  11. Man with Apple

    Man with Apple Senior member

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    Why would you not get the Indy boots in a narrow width? Fit the length correctly, then figure out which width will work.

    Have you ever tried to order a pair of the Indy boots in a narrow width? They are almost never to be found and pretty much only a pre-order option.

    So, rather than having to wait around a year for every pair of Alden boots I might be interested in, I am wondering if an 8D may be a viable option.
     


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    Tom...any chance you'll be getting the Plaza Cap Toe Dress Boot in anytime soon?

    would like to put down a deposit if these are coming in the near future.
     


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    Thanks guys--that's what I'll do...

    Now I just need to start the waiting game for some Ravello boots to come out in an 11D from one of the great vendors on here.

    LeatherSOUL--any chance you guys are releasing something like that soon? [​IMG]


    Sorry, nothing in the works.

    Tom...any chance you'll be getting the Plaza Cap Toe Dress Boot in anytime soon?

    would like to put down a deposit if these are coming in the near future.


    Bryan has some in stock now at LSBH. [email protected] (310)248-2399
     


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    Literally NOTHING in the works? Like you're not working on any new stuff? Or just nothing like that?
     


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    Have you ever tried to order a pair of the Indy boots in a narrow width? They are almost never to be found and pretty much only a pre-order option.

    So, rather than having to wait around a year for every pair of Alden boots I might be interested in, I am wondering if an 8D may be a viable option.


    I feel your pain. No pair (and I mean no pair) of readily available Aldens fits me. Every single pair of my shoes are narrow width. Even worse, I take a 7.5 in a lot of lasts. It's impossible to find a 7.5C at any Alden retailer.

    Going down .5 results in essentially one letter width drop. You can use this knowledge to see if a narrower width would be helpful in your current size if you can't stand to lose the length. Even though the wait is long, pre-ordering your optimal size is the best way.
     


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