Heh, I kind of like them and have plenty of other boots, so why not one with a Christy? Admittedly I admit it is sort of ridiculous and lately have been thinking about spending my money on exotic leather dress shoes instead.
I think you have two approaches:
1. Create a fully stocked bar with all the bitters, mixers, etc.
2. Work backwards from 3 "house" cocktails and just buy the stuff to make that.
I'd suggest starting with option (2) and then just add to your repertoire of cocktails rather than starting with the liquor side of the equation. Yes, you will end up with things that are just used for a single cocktail, but at least you will know you like that drink.
After going through pages and pages of this thread, thinking it may be time to pull the trigger on some nice chukkas in alligator or croc.
My understanding is that alligator > croc except for some particular types (e.g., saltwater croc).
Definitely not well versed enough yet to know how to choose. Also thinking Carmina, don't really want to spend over 4k.
Just as an FYI - when you get that picky, the only point of being unreasonable is thinking that $4K will get you there. That just doesn't get you into the game in watches to justify that level of fussiness. And holding up a Patek as an example doesn't help.