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thanks everyone for the feedback! Suggestions for my next pair?

for dress, casual, or both?

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Is the Indy 403 a good "bad weather" boot?  I mean a good go to boot for rainy days with some puddles or slush when you don't want to wear your nicer shoes?  Or are they also delicate in bad weather?
 

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Like Uncle says: Whatever I would otherwise wear, +overshoes.  I know that they are ugly, but when you get inside you can just take them off.
 

 

In my mind, that is a better option than wearing boots with a suit.

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Like Uncle says: Whatever I would otherwise wear, +overshoes.  I know that they are ugly, but when you get inside you can just take them off.

In my mind, that is a better option than wearing boots with a suit.

I personally wear overshoes for light rain but I have few boots that I do wear when the weather gets pretty bad (for those in NYC you know what it's like when it's pouring and the water gushes about ankle high). When it gets REALLY bad, that's when my wellies come out.

I keep a couple of pairs of shoes in my office so I don't have to carry shoes around on bad days.

Boots + suits: depends on the boot and the environment but I like the look (only the bottom are Aldens):
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I don't actually wear suits to work, more business casual.. So, the Indy's would look ok on bad weather days..  I'm just wondering if they can stand up to the weather or should I be careful with those as well?

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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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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

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.

This.

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.
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I'm not one to baby my shoes. On the rare days that it's raining and I'm wearing a suit, I generally wear my black shell chukkas. If it's raining but I'm in my normal work clothes, (sport coat and chinos) I usually wear my kudu longwings on the crepe sole.
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If you baby them, they will look newer for longer.  If you slosh around in them, they won't look new for very long, but will still clean up nicely and be presentable.

 

Are you from Long Island? I ask because of your username.

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Hi Bakes, yes i am, Massapequa.  How about you?  Thanks for the tips guys.  I may be saving up for the Indy's now..

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Today's choice:

Pebble grain longwings on a red brick sole:


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Does anyone use Saphir Renovateur on chromexcel leather?
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Does anyone use Saphir Renovateur on chromexcel leather?

I use Alden's neutral fine boot cream on chromexcel (mainly because I have been given two free tubs). Gives it a good luster
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Does anyone use Saphir Renovateur on chromexcel leather?

Yes, it is outstanding
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apologize for my ignorance, but when you guys use the mac method, do you guys use a slightly damp cloth or dry cloth for buffing (after using the horsehair brush)?
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