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pwing those are nice! more info please!? Are these available in brown?

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Honestly, I like the Indy sole better for my feet. Definitely not as squishy but it has a more stable platform which I think gives better comfort for me when I'm walking a lot or standing all day. Take a look at the Foot Balance heel sometime- it's that shape that gives some kind of extra support under the arch. I also really like the plain double leather sole found on a lot of Aldens.

At any rate, enjoy them Roys!

BTW: Epaulet just did an Indy with plantation crepe sole

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speaking of sole... SOUL GLOW!

These look really interesting!

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Can any semi-dress owners comment on the weight?

The look like killer boots but I wonder if they would be overkill for me for daily wear.

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The weight can vary. They are all relatively heavy but my single leather sole pair is pretty standard compared to other boots. My double leather cap toes are a little heavier and my rubber soled pair in smokejumper leather are downright tanks...but I love them anyway :) Honestly, once on my feet I don't notice the weight.

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i wear my smoke jumper double midsole plus vibram sole and red dog and distress leather 5 times a week for work i dont feel like theyre heavy its just getting used to them

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The weight can vary. They are all relatively heavy but my single leather sole pair is pretty standard compared to other boots. My double leather cap toes are a little heavier and my rubber soled pair in smokejumper leather are downright tanks...but I love them anyway :) Honestly, once on my feet I don't notice the weight.

They really have a great look and I like the idea of supporting a hand-crafted US business, not to mention legandary durability.

Would you put the heft of a single leather sole SD on par with Redwings?

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My GT's feel lighter then any of my Semi-Dress boots in hand, but once on my feet I don't notice much difference with the leather sole SD boots. I like the feel of a nice substantial boot. I think in part the difference is due to the almost non-existent heel on the GT's (which is what I don't like about those boots, much prefer the higher heel height of the White's).

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Thanks for the insights.

Im soooo close to taking the plunge......

It has to be between the SD and some Aldens.

Considering the duckets involved, Im being obsessive about researching them.

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They are both great boots....I would choose based on what looks you like better. I prefer the look of the White's myself but I still wear my Alden's regularly and enjoy them a lot as well. Hard to go wrong either way, but there is something special about the White's IMO and the process of ordering them exactly how you want them and then having them show up in a few weeks is pretty sweet. I love that level of control over what I get.

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what's weird is on the context website the roy's look much more pointy in the toe which i wasn't a big fan of. then all the pics i've seen here looked more round and i was hooked. i checked the site again but my size wasn't listed! so i called them and lo and behold they had one pair in stock so no waiting 6 months!

it felt a lot like when i got my first pair of wallabees but with better ankle support. kinda wish i could get the same sole put on my indy's.

for some reason i think you're gonna be ok. post here when you get back!

My Roy's held up famously... that's how I got my Roy's. I do not have the patience to wait six months. I called and they had them so I ordered them immediately.

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My Roy's held up famously... that's how I got my Roy's. I do not have the patience to wait six months. I called and they had them so I ordered them immediately.

sounds like we both got pretty lucky :D

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I decided to try these laces with my new shoes. I think it adds to the vintage outdoorsy charm of this pair. What do you guys think?mocc5.jpg

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I decided to try these laces with my new shoes. I think it adds to the vintage outdoorsy charm of this pair. What do you guys think?mocc5.jpg

I think it looks cool. Gives it a more casual feel, which always works well with denim.

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Just won these rare bad boys - I think my collection is complete. These'll definitely look better and better with age.

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your collection is really amazing marineabilly

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Pitt Boots are up on Leather Soul's website. The black shell cordovan version looks amazing. Totally vintage style.

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Hmmmm. Interesting. I actually like the brown ones better though...

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please dont post them again. it makes me sad that im 17 with no constant source of income.

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Fuck, that Pitt Boot is exactly what I've been looking for. Sizing advice for someone who wears a 9.5D in White's Semi-dress?

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Fuck, that Pitt Boot is exactly what I've been looking for. Sizing advice for someone who wears a 9.5D in White's Semi-dress?

Then you are 9.5D in Alden Barrie Last.

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Ha, I saw those and was going to bid just because they looked so strange to me, and no one had bid on them at the time. Just shows how little I know, turns out they were in an actual catalog. I think the seller said they were meant for display in the description.

Good eye marineabilly

Just won these rare bad boys - I think my collection is complete. These'll definitely look better and better with age.

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Just found my redwings from when i was 11, two and 1/2 sizes to small and covered with burns, pics come up tmmrw

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Pitt boot looks great but I'd rather get them in black calf leather, I'm sure my wallet would thank me. Chamois looks great as well

just saw my next pair of White's boots. This is exactly what i had in mind! (maybe without toe cap)

black horween leather

block heel

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Very nice looking White's! Are those with the shortened toe caps, or is that standard size?

I'm thinking of doing one like that in a low top oxford from Bakershoe

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no those are the half moon toe caps! what you want is the straight toe caps

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yeah, those toe caps are shorter then the standard length I think, shorter then the ones on my boots anyway.

NIce looking boots, black Chrome-Excel looks nice.

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for a black boot they look very nice. But what's up with the right toe?

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The brown reverse oiled chamois from leather soul hawaii are sexy as hell.* Trying hard to resist...

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i know rough outs but what last are those pitt boots on?

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