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Here is a post from Dexter on Style Forum of a bunch of the different Indy Boot make-ups. Thought it was quite useful and would be good here...

Part 1:

Ok back on topic.

I actually created this compilation on the various Indys that are out there on my PC. I have to thank zippyh and amlai for this obsession. :devil:

Figure i'd post it here so everybody can check it out.

Alden:

403, 405, 404

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Alden of Carmel:

AF76 Black Shell Indy

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Epaulet:

Officer Indy

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Black and Tan Indy

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J.Crew

J.Crew Indy

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J. Gilbert:

#8 Cordovan Indy

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LeatherSoul:

Tan Suede Indy

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Snuff Suede Indy

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Ultimate Indy Brown Chromexcel

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Ultimate Indy Black

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Here are the remaining make-ups from his original post...

Part 2:

Ultimate Indy Kudu

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#8 Cordovan Indy

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Black Cordovan Indy

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Cigar Cordovan Indy

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Whiskey Cordovan Indy

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Repro Indy

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Vintage Indy

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Leffot

J.C. Indy

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The ShoeMart

40514H

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40517H

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Hey chaps,

Lando asked me to post some pics of my Alden wingtip boots in here, so without further ado. Cordovan #8, leydon last, about 1 year of wear:

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Not to spam, but here are my Alden #8 captoes on plaza last, from Leathersoul.

Approx 2.5 years of wear.

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I should have pictures of my Ultimate Jumpers up here for you all tomorrow!

Please post more pictures of tankers/NSTs *drool*.

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More pictures coming tomorrow, as it's dark out. Excuse the bathroom setting - best lighting in the apartment on short notice.

Alden for Leather Soul: The Ultimate Jumper

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do you guys know where i can purchase the natural chromoexcel alden indy?

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stolen from daviichan

I think Shoemart has them..

Currently The Shoe Mart and UnionMade only have the Low version, but if you check Leffot, they have a Pre-Order going for this Spring...

http://blog.leffot.com/2010/09/07/natural-indy/

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^Those would look even better with the waxed laces...Waxed should come standard IMO on many of the models...just my opinion though...

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Some of my other Aldens:

J.Crew Indy [brown chromexcel, stained welt]

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Leather Soul's Attorney Shoe [burgundy dress calf, Plaza, single leather oiled flex sole]

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More to come! Picking up another pair of Indy's this week and ordering Tankers, Chukkas, and Longwings in the coming month or two :)

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Here's a reminder of the most beautiful boot I've ever seen.

This was the Leather Soul x Style Forum boot.

Plaza Last

Double Leather Sole

Burgundy #8 Shell Cordovan

Blind Eyelets w/Speed Hooks

Flat Waxed Laces

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whats an aberdeen last? can someone explain the shape of this? is this wider than a plaza? narrower than barrie?

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Can anyone with a lot of alden's on hand in different lasts do a comparison of how they look from the top, side, and bottom? It seems like epauletshop would be a good contender to do this. If they want, I'm in brooklyn and can do the photography if they'd let me...

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whats an aberdeen last? can someone explain the shape of this? is this wider than a plaza? narrower than barrie?

Aberdeen last - slightly longer than regular U.S. size (Narrower than the Barrie)

More info on Alden Lasts and Sizing from Alden of Carmel

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whats an aberdeen last? can someone explain the shape of this? is this wider than a plaza? narrower than barrie?
believe aberdeen is one of their narrower lasts...

I think it's the narrowest of all their lasts. Plaza isn't necessarily wide, but it's my favorite, has a nice chiseled shape with a very prominent ball and a hint of a square toe.

Can anyone with a lot of alden's on hand in different lasts do a comparison of how they look from the top, side, and bottom? It seems like epauletshop would be a good contender to do this. If they want, I'm in brooklyn and can do the photography if they'd let me...

I'm actually working on compiling a guide to all the different Alden lasts, it'll include various angles of the shoe/boot.

So far I have:

  1. Trubalance
  2. Barrie
  3. Modified
  4. Grant
  5. Plaza
  6. Aberdeen
  7. Hampton
  8. Van
  9. Tremont

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10. Leydon

11. 379X (Military Last)

12. Copley Last

13. Tom Last

(helping you out)

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10. Leydon

11. 379X (Military Last)

12. Copley Last

13. Tom Last

(helping you out)

Cool, I've never seen the Tom Last but I got the other ones + Snap Last.

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If anyone else is interested on working on this guide with me let me know. I'm trying to bring as much history and general knowledge into this as possible. Also much more descriptive than just "half size down", it'd describe volume, shape, instep, etc.

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This may be complex but it could be cool to do overlays of the different last shapes, either via photoshop or tracing ...

I'm sure the guys at epaulet shot could help, or jasonfoote/the guys at union made as well

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Does wearing a 7.5D on Barrie last sound unreasonable if I'm an 8.5D on brannock.? I wore 8D Indy's but developed crippling foot pain and noticed my feet slipping inside the boots a bit. If I wore thick socks the pain got worse and inserts didn't help. Now I've got shell long-wings in 7.5D and I cant judge if they're too small or just snug. I've got bad arches so my feet pretty much always hurt unless I'm wearing Birkenstocks. No blisters or anything but my heels seem awfully far back on the heel pad and tend to slip out unless i stick a few band-aids on under my socks.

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I've got low arches myself and sticking the Trubalance last along with a Thomas heel (the curved orthopedic type heel) on the Indy's do my feet good. I don't pronate as much and my feet feel supported. I don't have a whole lot of experience with the Barrie last but it's got a different shape to it than the Trubalance last. For starters, the Barrie last has a higher instep.

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Humble collection so far...

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Chromexel Indy 403

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Indy Black/Tan

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LeatherSoul Jumper #8 Shell

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Chukka NST Cigar Boot

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Ravello NST Boot

And recently sold...

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LeatherSoul Pitt Boots Black Shell

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nice arrow^^

I have been very strong in my feelings the a cap toe Jumper boots is unbeatable, but those shell pit boots are hurting my feelings

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nice arrow^^

I have been very strong in my feelings the a cap toe Jumper boots is unbeatable, but those shell pit boots are hurting my feelings

I know what you mean brotha. I really wish that the Pitt Boots was a better

fit for me cuz I didn't really want to get rid of it.

It's elegance lies in it's simplicity.

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Humble collection so far...

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I like what you done with the sole, the way the Cat's Paws are integrated in the leather looks great.

Where did you get this done?

Pretty nice collection btw.

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