I have a little bit of an unrelated question here, but hopefully some of you guys with boots can help me out.
I am wondering what you do when a model of boots has speed hooks instead of eyelets? I really like the alden for J crew cap toe boot, but I don't really like speed hooks. Replacing them from, say, B. Nelson, is expensive ,and also just doesn't look as good. So, do you just live with them? Learn to love them? Or wait until a make up comes around that has everything you totally love? I don't seem Alden changing this make up for J.Crew any time
Depends how fervent your hate of speedhooks is. If you like the boot and can learn to live with it, I say do that. You rarely can know what make-ups or coming and, even if you do, you don't know when they are coming.
If you really hate speedhooks, however, you should not buy them and wait for what you really want.