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Bill, they look great. I remember when you got those, you certainly do wear your shoes hard!

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thanks chaps:)

here are my alden balck cordovan brogue wingtips after a quick polish

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bill, those cordovans cleaned up nice!

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A new bike gave me a good excuse for a pair of boots I've been eying for awhile. Viberg was nice enough to send me a stock pair of black #90 stallions to try on before ordering my own custom mocha stallions, even though I'm not big on black it was hard packaging them back up and sending them back.

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Not enough cowboy boot love around here!

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Is there no J.crew/Alden Indy love? Using the search function didn't give much talk. I am retuning a pair of J.Crew Iron Rangers and will have $298 store credit that I need to spend and realised that with a student discount I am only about $80 away from the Indys. It is probably the only chance I will have to afford a pair of Aldens so I am really thinking of doing it.

Kinda worried about the leather choice. I wear boots pretty hard

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fre$co, maknoget+rep. ...good shit!...

@maknoget: how have you treated your 2904s mate?...

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illumin - those JcrewAlden´s will hold up

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Those indies look great. Do you expect to send them back to Alden for recrafting eventually?

Alden's standard Indy is priced up there with the ultimates and j.crew indy boots now. Is there anywhere left to get it at the old price?

If you can find the old 'duck' lined INDY's - you should be able to get the old price. Otherwise, the new INDYs are all fully leather-lined and full-priced. So you might as well buy the Ultimates or J Crew if you prefer the styling, cause the new boots are constructed to the same standard.

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I had my boots in for mid-sole fitting. Basically, am 8" Jobmaster without the sole - glued onto some leather so i could try them on my foot.

Boots were a little too short and need to be a touch wider. I sent them back to WESCO for adjustment - waiting for the custom fit guys to come back to me. I spoke to them and they told me that there would be no problem putting them back on my last (with adjustments) and adjusting the size.

Again - it's all about the wait.... I figure it's gonna take these guys another 2-3 months to complete. Which will mean 6 months + from order to finish.

Will post pics when finished...

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+rep on the excellent desert boots

do they still make those? alden makes their shoes, right? (or maybe just black fleece)

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Too bad these are "distressed", could be pretty sweet. I wonder if a heavy polishing would take the pre-done scratches out?

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Thought I'd share my humble collection of boots currently in rotation...

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L to R : RW 8179, Alden 405, RW 595, RW 3140, Quoddy Deck Chukka

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and some wear on the 3140 which is pretty much what I wear most now.

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Helped a friend polish up his Chausser Cordovan boots today. Some heavy duty wear over the past six months has seen them go from a cream coloured, pristine cordo to an amazing honey coloured, two toned beast of a boot.

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desu

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amazinnn10

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Christ! What a couple of pages! Brookes Bros desert boots and those Red Wings are lovely, and Ethan's friend's Chausseur's are unbelievable

here's my last cordo update- af53 #8. I've had these a couple of years. Haven;t worn them that much recently, but getting them out again I think I will now:)

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here's my last cordo update- af53 #8. I've had these a couple of years. Haven;t worn them that much recently, but getting them out again I think I will now:)

You should wear them more they look great! and thanks for the rep.

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fre$co, maknoget+rep. ...good shit!...

@maknoget: how have you treated your 2904s mate?...

thanks Thin, they're 2907s, the 2904s are the light brown ones, I think, I used RW shoe cream on these and polished 'em a bit. I like how they turned out.

good stuff Rodeo Bill

nice work on the cordos Ethandesu, looking into investing on some cordos someday.

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New Chrome Hearts x Wesco Japan only collection:

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i beleive theyll be over 200,000 yen a pair eh?

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1. 378,000円[税込]

2. 525,000円[税込]

3. 462,000円[税込]

Crazy!

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Gotta remember, anything that's metal on these boots (including the hardware) is made of jewelry grade sterling silver.

Excessive, but then again, what isn't in Japan?

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Too bad these are "distressed", could be pretty sweet. I wonder if a heavy polishing would take the pre-done scratches out?

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I'll let you know in August, when they finally ship.:) I had a credit with Gilt, so when I realized I could snag a pair of these for $40, I figured I couldn't loose.

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