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post #33136 of 86579
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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...

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post #33137 of 86579
Why doesn't any retailer offer an unlined #8 LHS with flexwelt, oiled Waterlock soles and Antique edge?

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post #33138 of 86579
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Fresh off the fedex truck, cigar indy boots from J. Gilbert
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Looking quite smart!!!

post #33139 of 86579
Same shoes, Cigar Indys from J. Gilbert.

I have one question though
pardon my low quality pictures (Click to show)





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 #33140 of 86579
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^ 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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Fresh off the fedex truck, cigar indy boots from J. Gilbert
700

 

I don't own any Indy and actually never liked it much but THIS one looks awesome. Nice combo with these socks.

I hope you were very grateful to Santa   the FedEx driver.

 

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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.

Same here.

The problem is that whiskey is getting rarer than ever these days.

post #33142 of 86579
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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.

 

+1 on that.  Whiskey shoes are great "trophy" shoes to own due to their lustre, cache and rarity, but sadly they're way left on the formality continuum, and have little range.  As such, my Whiskey shells (unfortunately) get very little mileage on my feet.

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+1 on that.  Whiskey shoes are great "trophy" shoes to own due to their lustre, cache and rarity, but sadly they're way left on the formality continuum, and have little range.  As such, my Whiskey shells (unfortunately) get very little mileage on my feet.

Alden NY had a pair of the whiskey monk straps in my size. After thinking about it I didn't buy them and went with some color 8 boots instead, which will get much more wear in the coming months.
post #33144 of 86579
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Same shoes, Cigar Indys from J. Gilbert.
I have one question though pardon my low quality pictures (Click to show)



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'?

Looks like someone wasn't wearing their hairnet when they finished that pair! Me? I'd live with it (and maybe rant a little about Alden QC biggrin.gif)
post #33145 of 86579
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Should I just plan on my Indy boots ripping holes in my pants with the speed hooks?

 

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gorilla? that's hilarious!

thinking that speed hooks will wear holes in your pants is hilarious

post #33146 of 86579
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thinking that speed hooks will wear holes in your pants is hilarious

Speed hooks won't necessarily ruin your pants, but if you're wearing a nice pair of trousers you can easily get the hem caught in them and rip the seam. This has happened to countless people and is one of the reasons why a "dress" boot will usually have all eyelets rather than speed hooks.
post #33147 of 86579
Speed hooks catch on my trouser hem all the time. My hems ride up onto the hooks when I sit, and when I stand they pull pretty hard. It drives me nuts, and though I haven't actually ripped any seams yet I'm sure it'll happen sooner or later.
post #33148 of 86579
I guess I can see the issue if you're wearing the boots with proper dress pants. My experience has probably been better as I wear my boots with jeans or chinos and wear only balmorals with suits.
post #33149 of 86579
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I guess I can see the issue if you're wearing the boots with proper dress pants. My experience has probably been better as I wear my boots with jeans or chinos and wear only balmorals with suits.

but what about balmoral boots?
post #33150 of 86579
Speed hooks can catch on the end of wool pants. It is true that a lot of dressier boots don't have speedhooks, but some (such as a several captoe models) do. Most Indy boots have speedhooks, but a few (like the cigar at Alden NY) don't. LeatherSoul seems to be consistent in that its dressier boots and certain unique boots like Jumper have all eyelets while the more casual boots have speedhooks. The tanker boot models on commando soles tend to have speedhooks, but the NST high boots tend not to. I say that if the boot looks good with suit/wool pants but also has speedhooks, you just have to wear them and try to pay attention and make sure they don't catch. Otherwise, you can switch them out at a cobbler like many people see to be doing in this thread...
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