I'd say its a matter of preference. I like to baby my shoes, while others just worry about enjoying them, and there are even those who prefer the worn look.
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Indys are work boots. Wear them and enjoy them. They're meant for mud, rain, sun, etc.
I mean jeeez, INDIANA JONES WORE THEM.
I wouldn't wear them with a suit though.
Edited by amftx - 8/6/12 at 9:30am
I was reminded how much I like Saphir Reno as I treated numerous pairs of shells yesterday - whiskey, ravello, cigar, color 8. I know of no other product, neutral in color, that provides such a nice infusion of moisture for shell.
That is my personal take on this issue too. Not saying boots with a suit can't be done - just that I can't bring myself to do it. I will, however, go with certain shell boots with most everything short of a suit (which I am doing today with gabardines, shirt, tie, and color 8 chukkas). Completely off topic - dress shirts - the BB luxury line slim fit is perhaps the best cut of RTW dress shirt on the market, IMO (slimmer than BB's other "slim fit" shirts, but not so slim a guy feels like he is in a wiener casing).
Hope Monday is treating everyone well ...
I don't know if everyone knows this already or not but Need Supply carries a decent selection of Aldens and as they are an affiliate of SF they give out discount codes to members. SFAUG10 is a 10% off code for this month, and I just tried it on a pair of Indy's and it applied and gave $46 off. They carry some cool makeups- thought some people here might be interested.