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B-Man2

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Hmm, aren't the Indy boots supposed to have also a horizontal stitch (see my suedes below)? Though mine are new, so maybe it was a feature added recently.
PS - you're gonna love them!
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They Alden 405s do have the horizontal stitch. The Alden 405s made for sale by J. crew does not have the horizontal stitch. Everything else is the same. I guess technically one could argue that without that stitch pattern they are not 100% accurate, but if that’s the case then from what I’ve read on the topic, none of the Alden’s made today are 100 % accurate because the movie boots didn’t represent the actual Alden boot of the time period portrayed in the movie as the actual ones aren’t made any longer. I’m not an Indy authority so I don’t know if that’s factual or not . But the boots are nicely made and I do like them . Maybe at some point, if any readers show an interest, we could put together a post comparing the two.
 
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Harris_HTM

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They Alden 405s do have the horizontal stitch. The Alden 405s made for sale by J. crew does not have the horizontal stitch. Everything else is the same. I guess technically one could argue that without that stitch pattern they are not 100% accurate, but if that’s the case then from what I’ve read on the topic, none of the Alden’s made today are 100 % accurate because the movie boots didn’t represent the actual Alden boot of the time period portrayed in the movie as the actual ones aren’t made any longer. I’m not an Indy authority so I don’t know if that’s factual or not . But the boots are nicely made and I do like them .
Horizontal stitch or not you're gonna love them! This is what I've also heard, that the actual pair Ford was wearing is no longer produced (differences in leather colour and type I think). An indy boot in no.8 cordovan is my dream boot.
 

B-Man2

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Horizontal stitch or not you're gonna love them! This is what I've also heard, that the actual pair Ford was wearing is no longer produced (differences in leather colour and type I think). An indy boot in no.8 cordovan is my dream boot.
Those sound sweet . I edited my last post to include a thought about maybe sometime we could do a comparison post on the two styles, if anyone had an interest in that sort of info .
Let me know your thoughts on it.
Cheers
 

Chandler

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Horizontal stitch or not you're gonna love them! This is what I've also heard, that the actual pair Ford was wearing is no longer produced (differences in leather colour and type I think). An indy boot in no.8 cordovan is my dream boot.
From what I read some time ago, Ford's originals were 405s and at that time were made of calfskin in a different brown shade. And yeah, no longer an offering by Alden -- but everything else about today's 405s and 403s are the same construction as those originals.
 

Harris_HTM

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Those sound sweet . I edited my last post to include a thought about maybe sometime we could do a comparison post on the two styles, if anyone had an interest in that sort of info .
Let me know your thoughts on it.
Cheers
That'd be sweet. Maybe a separate thread where we can gather experiences from members owning indy boots (let it be Alden's, Wested or other repro's) and all available information regarding the pair Dr. Jones was wearing.
 

B-Man2

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That'd be sweet. Maybe a separate thread where we can gather experiences from members owning indy boots (let it be Alden's, Wested or other repro's) and all available information regarding the pair Dr. Jones was wearing.
Found an old thread about them from years ago .
 

Harris_HTM

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Found an old thread about them from years ago .
I also contacted Alden Madison NYC yesterday, they told me that the older version that Ford was wearing was canvas lined, you can see it in the photos of the thread you posted.
 

MikeyB-17

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I’ve actually got three pairs-I got a used pair of 875’s off EBay last year which were already broken in. Those are fantastic, so it’s worth persevering with the new ones.
 
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