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post #33091 of 99192
Should I just plan on my Indy boots ripping holes in my pants with the speed hooks?
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Originally Posted by dahl5yankees View Post

Should I just plan on my Indy boots ripping holes in my pants with the speed hooks?

What kind of pants will you be wearing? Unless they're proper dress pants (thin wool, part of a suit) I think you'll be fine...assuming you don't remove your boots like a gorilla.
post #33093 of 99192
Fresh off the fedex truck, cigar indy boots from J. Gilbert
post #33094 of 99192
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Originally Posted by BIG WONG View Post


Whiskey Chukka

Very nice. Looks JUST like my Ravello chukka.

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

To all Whiskey Indy owners...
What do you wear them with? When I want to wear whiskey, 4 times out of 5 I gravitate towards the a chukka vs the Indy (did the same thing yesterday). The combination of the rugged Indy shape, the reverse welt, lack of a rugged sole (i.e. doubler waterlock as opposed to a commando sole) and the light color make it a hard shoe to wear. With chinos, the chukka almost always looks better. I've been wearing less denim over the summer due to the weather, and when the fall hits, I fear that I will be reaching for other boots (cigar, chromexcel, color 8, etc) over the whiskey Indy. I'm trying to justify keeping these boots (because the pair I have is a great example of them).

If anybody wants to sell a Whiskey Indy in 10.5D, please let me know smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

What kind of pants will you be wearing? Unless they're proper dress pants (thin wool, part of a suit) I think you'll be fine...assuming you don't remove your boots like a gorilla.


gorilla? that's hilarious!
post #33096 of 99192
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Originally Posted by Renton View Post

Fresh off the fedex truck, cigar indy boots from J. Gilbert

Very nice. Commando sole? May I ask how much they set you back?
post #33097 of 99192
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Originally Posted by lagsun View Post

Very nice. Commando sole? May I ask how much they set you back?

yes to the commando sole and I think they were $700
post #33098 of 99192
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Originally Posted by Renton View Post

yes to the commando sole and I think they were $700

Thanks. I'll give them a ring as it's just what I'm looking for my next fix smile.gif
post #33099 of 99192
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

To all Whiskey Indy owners...
What do you wear them with? When I want to wear whiskey, 4 times out of 5 I gravitate towards the a chukka vs the Indy (did the same thing yesterday). The combination of the rugged Indy shape, the reverse welt, lack of a rugged sole (i.e. doubler waterlock as opposed to a commando sole) and the light color make it a hard shoe to wear. With chinos, the chukka almost always looks better. I've been wearing less denim over the summer due to the weather, and when the fall hits, I fear that I will be reaching for other boots (cigar, chromexcel, color 8, etc) over the whiskey Indy. I'm trying to justify keeping these boots (because the pair I have is a great example of them).

This is my favorite alden shoe that I own. I don't wear them enough solely because I don't want the whiskey to get stained. Mine are a darker shade, and I love them with darker raw denim or navy chinos. They give a great pop of color (like someone else said), and because they aren't rugged, they can be easily dressed up. I will wear them into the fall for sure as soon as I get some leather defender to protect them. My regular indys look like they came back from Iraq, and I'm fine with that for a true workboot. The whiskey indy, however, will certainly not get that treatment.
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post


These seriously sold for less thn $500? Someone out there got a steal...


Actually the seller must have come to his senses.  It was not sold.  The seller ended the auction as the item was no longer available (0 bids).  He got a better offer elsewhere is my guess.

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Originally Posted by marg View Post

This is my favorite alden shoe that I own. I don't wear them enough solely because I don't want the whiskey to get stained. Mine are a darker shade, and I love them with darker raw denim or navy chinos. They give a great pop of color (like someone else said), and because they aren't rugged, they can be easily dressed up. I will wear them into the fall for sure as soon as I get some leather defender to protect them. My regular indys look like they came back from Iraq, and I'm fine with that for a true workboot. The whiskey indy, however, will certainly not get that treatment.

I think I am going to try to reintegrate them into the rotation this fall with some dark demin and maybe dome navy chinos/cords...
post #33102 of 99192
Why doesn't any retailer offer an unlined #8 LHS with flexwelt, oiled Waterlock soles and Antique edge?

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Originally Posted by Renton View Post

Fresh off the fedex truck, cigar indy boots from J. Gilbert
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700

 

Looking quite smart!!!

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Same shoes, Cigar Indys from J. Gilbert.

I have one question though
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On the outer body of the left boot, there is a 4-inch 10-inch squiggly convex line of something that can be felt by touch. Does anyone know what this is? Is this considered 'acceptable'?

Edited by ceoceo - 8/13/12 at 11:48am
post #33105 of 99192
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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post

^ I've had the same issue - the color is beautiful but it doesn't go with much (I'm down to one pair of shortwings from Tassels and a pair of PTBs on order). Can't justify the shelf space and the $$$ for shoes that I don't wear.

IMO, generally speaking whiskey is the least versatile of the shell colors. For me, it's not even close - primarily due to the fact that whiskey is easily the least formal of the colors. Having said that, the whiskey LHS may be my favorite LHS. In addition to the LHS, I also have the LWB and the chukka, both wonderful models in their own right. Whiskey is no doubt unique. All of my whiskeys are worn in casual settings only.

The likelihood of me buying more whiskey models is remote at best.
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