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post #26941 of 96964
Is there a reason so many people dislike speed hooks?
post #26942 of 96964
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

Indys are nice.  But what they really are is the gateway into cordovan.  

You don't jump directly into $600-$700 shoes--the Indy is a stepping stone and then splash in from there.  

Unfortunately I am one who is the exception to this rule. I went all in and got a cigar wing tip boot on the Plaza. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by dmash View Post

I just can't get down with the indys. I guess I've just got a younger mindset but I don't like the clunky look they give off to me. I love my LWB though and some people would say those are clunky so I guess I'm a hypocrite lmao.

I enjoy the look but I wear suits most of the week and I already have other boots so the Indy would rarely be used. I've been close to getting the NTL CXL Indy but have aovided it for now.
post #26943 of 96964
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

Is there a reason so many people dislike speed hooks?

i love speedhooks especially because I like to lace around my ankles. also makes getting into boots a breeze
post #26944 of 96964
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

Is there a reason so many people dislike speed hooks?

For those that wear trousers, speed hooks can catch the inside hem and cause them to become undone.
post #26945 of 96964
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Originally Posted by dmash View Post

That's exactly what I'm realizing when looking at the pictures online. I really like the Leffot version with the commando sole.
I only saw the cxl indy in person, I'd like to see the cigar version in person.
BTW-while searching the web the past few days trying to find ravello in stock I stumbled across these:
http://www.fransboonestore.com/en/alden-x-fransboone-cigar-cordovan-workboot.html
cigar indys with no speed hooks and a crepe sole. free shipping and no tax so works out to about $775 shipped. a bit more than Leffot, however they have sizes in stock if you can't wait and like the no speed hook style.

Alden of Madison Ave said they should be getting some Cigar Indys with double leather sole in a couple of months. You can ask to be put on the waitlist or pre-pay to guarantee you get a pair.
post #26946 of 96964
it's ridiculous how much better those cigar indys look than the cxl ones.



and yeah, for me, on boots, I like speed hooks way better.
Edited by dmash - 4/25/12 at 3:02pm
post #26947 of 96964
What's the prevailing groupthink on these Indys? There's a pair on the 2nds list I'm interested in, but not sure if they're too far into the legit workboot look.

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post #26948 of 96964
^ i bought these for my brother and he loves them. He also owns a pair of cigar plain toe boots but wears these more frequently
post #26949 of 96964
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

What's the prevailing groupthink on these Indys? There's a pair on the 2nds list I'm interested in, but not sure if they're too far into the legit workboot look.
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Pretty versatile, can be dressed up or down. Goes with chinos as well as jeans.
post #26950 of 96964
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

i love speedhooks especially because I like to lace around my ankles. also makes getting into boots a breeze

Yeah I have a pair of Ravello boots with all eyelets and it's a hassle honestly. It looks better though I think
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

What's the prevailing groupthink on these Indys? There's a pair on the 2nds list I'm interested in, but not sure if they're too far into the legit workboot look.

They look better in real life, I have them and probably wore them 4x a week or so in the winter, kinda want to resole now though so it looks like the bureau version
post #26951 of 96964
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

They look better in real life, I have them and probably wore them 4x a week or so in the winter, kinda want to resole now though so it looks like the bureau version

Any chance you can post some pics?
post #26952 of 96964
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

Any chance you can post some pics?

I posted some a while back I'll see if I can find it
post #26953 of 96964
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Originally Posted by randomkoreandude View Post

oh cool ... thats the same brand as the ones at nordstrom rack for 19.90 but i guess the ones at the rack are the combo, while these are the full version?
i have a bunch from the rack

??

The ones at the Rack are $12.90ea not $19.90 ... I just bought another pair on Sunday
post #26954 of 96964
The natty tankers at LS are pretty sweet. Anyone have any real life pics?
post #26955 of 96964
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Originally Posted by furo View Post

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Originally Posted by randomkoreandude View Post

oh cool ... thats the same brand as the ones at nordstrom rack for 19.90 but i guess the ones at the rack are the combo, while these are the full version?
i have a bunch from the rack

??

The ones at the Rack are $12.90ea not $19.90 ... I just bought another pair on Sunday

sorry ur right my bad
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