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Main takeaway is to dig deep, they are rare opportunities to acquire 1 of a kind items for your closet.  

 

This thread will explode for awhile so you won't be able to miss it if you check in here even weekly.

 

This is the reason I do just ^that.  Like I'm looking for the return of the Sl*tty Pumpkin.

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I've been buying Wild Turkey 101 to use in Mint Juleps- surprisingly good IMHO. Also, Bookers is pretty fantastic (at a ridonkulous 129 Proof...)
 

 

Absolutely necessary at the end of a "fuck it" kind of day.  :fonz:

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Absolutely necessary at the end of a "fuck it" kind of day.  fing02%5B1%5D.gif
It's funny- I tend to make mint juleps with higher proof bourbon so the ice doesn't cut the alcohol too much, which means I'm usually using WT 101. I tried it with bookers once, and the ice lowered the alcohol to a level that was still above the 101 straight. After two of those on a Saturday afternoon with a cigar, I was done for the rest of the day.
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Hmmm... I don't really do mint juleps because of how sweet they are when you mix sugar + a sugary liquor like bourbon.  If I'm making a making drink like that, it would be a caiparinha.

 

I drink my bourbon with at maximum 1 rock per 2 oz pour.  Just enough to cool it down and open it up a bit.

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I've been buying Wild Turkey 101 to use in Mint Juleps- surprisingly good IMHO. Also, Bookers is pretty fantastic (at a ridonkulous 129 Proof...)

Speaking of bourbon:
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Also, happy national scotch day! Laphroaig and Macallan on the menu tonight

Wasn't National Scotch Day yesterday?

If not, I guess I'll pour myself another glass of Oban tonight as well...

However, for the office today is a Merlot kind of day...

(I'm not one to break tradition, therefore coffee mug included)



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It's funny- I tend to make mint juleps with higher proof bourbon so the ice doesn't cut the alcohol too much, which means I'm usually using WT 101. I tried it with bookers once, and the ice lowered the alcohol to a level that was still above the 101 straight. After two of those on a Saturday afternoon with a cigar, I was done for the rest of the day.

 

My decade-old memory of Bookers (don't drink it much anymore) is of a rustic-industrial members only scotch bar in the basement of a brownstone, the upstairs of which was converted into a foppish wine bar.

 

Two fingers.  Drop (and I mean a drop) of water.  Unfiltered cigarette.  One glass, one smoke.  Intent wasn't to soften the edge of a rough day, but to revel in its roughness.

 

Not much healthier than punching yourself in the face, but that's what I was going for on those nights.  :cloud: 


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What's the style number?

 

Looks like the same one the Leeds are on, the 511, based on the bulbous toe.

 

The number is 8268, which probably means the 108 last or 678 last.  Both fit me well.  I saw these on Ebay and was considering them.

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I'm fully convinced these make your overall sexiness level increase by 2.5/3 points. So I'm a solid 7 today

Those look great. Love the oxblood.
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My attempt at matching on a casual Thursday. I'm now realizing that I need to edge dress these up when I get home. Perhaps over a glass of Woodford Reserve.

 

 

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A natty CXL Indy boot on a more tapered last. 

 

Need Supply occasionally does a Natural CXL Indy boot on Barrie, which is significantly more tapered than Trubalance. They call it the "Gamble's Hill" Indy Boot. It's been a while since they've run it, but you never know, they might release it again soon.  http://needsupply.com/gamble-s-hill-indy-boot.html

 

It's also somewhat unique in that the moc toe is hand-stitched, which they only usually do on shell Indy boots.

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Anyone know which last the Rover was made on? 

 

What's the style number?

 

Looks like the same one the Leeds are on, the 511, based on the bulbous toe.

The style number is 75017, so your guess on the last is as good as mine.

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Need Supply occasionally does a Natural CXL Indy boot on Barrie, which is significantly more tapered than Trubalance. They call it the "Gamble's Hill" Indy Boot. It's been a while since they've run it, but you never know, they might release it again soon.  http://needsupply.com/gamble-s-hill-indy-boot.html

 

It's also somewhat unique in that the moc toe is hand-stitched, which they only usually do on shell Indy boots.

 

That is exactly what I was talking about.  Thanks!!!!

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The number is 8268, which probably means the 108 last or 678 last.  Both fit me well.  I saw these on Ebay and was considering them.

My 108 lasted shoes (Vernons) have a pointy toe.  My money is on the 678.  You could probably call AE and ask if you really wanted to know.

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Speaking of...I was actually drinking some Buffalo Trace last night while creeping on @watchidiot's instagram.  Amidst all the matching watches and MTO shoes, I came across a couple cookie pictures and pondered this question. I blame it on the alcohol :cheers:

 

 

The Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Blanton's, EH Taylor and other bourbon seems to be hiding on the right somewhere between the tequila and the single malts.  *hic*  I'll have to try shoe porn on alcohol one evening.

 

 

I did have a separate AE question.  Has anyone tried to impart more red color to their country brown leather shoes (MacNeil, Dundee 2.0, or First Ave boots)?  My MacNeil is so brown (almost a poop brown) and needs a little red added.  I was wondering what color cream they used.

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The style number is 75017, so your guess on the last is as good as mine.

 

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My 108 lasted shoes (Vernons) have a pointy toe.  My money is on the 678.  You could probably call AE and ask if you really wanted to know.

 

SMFdoc pointed out the correct style number, so I have no idea.   I doubt it is either the 678 or 108 because the 678 is hardly used, and the 108 looks more narrow than this.  BTW, it's actually called the Rover II.  There's another Rover that looks like car (it's an ugly shoe).

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