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post #586 of 94017
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Originally Posted by edmond_evo6 View Post


here is whiskey tanker boots from hong kong tassles.

Price?
post #587 of 94017
What turned me off was the vibrant colour - I like the vibrant cigar, the rovello, but couldn't live with the #8. Those pictures changed my mind. Its rather wearable once its started developing. Those indy's look fantastic - that just added more to the list for next year.
post #588 of 94017
My cordovan Indys, let me show you them.

Black, whiskey, #8.


The whiskey ones showed up today straight from Honolulu.
post #589 of 94017
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Originally Posted by Trapp View Post
How does whiskey age? I've seen a few scattered posts mentioning that it looks great as it ages. I've seen a few more observing that it actually doesn't develop as nice a patina as the darker colors. There isn't enough pics of well worn whisky in the forum or on the 'net in general. A few days ago I turned up a pic of some well worn whiskey longwings (alliteration not intentional) and the truth was they didn't look as phenomenal as I hoped or expected from a rare, expensive cordovan shoe. At least not in the photographs. I would love see some thrashed, super-soft, highly developed whiskeys at the peak of their beauty.
From AAAC:
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Originally Posted by Tom Rath
Whiskey - on the left, a 3 year old pair of longwings. In the center, a 2 year old pair of LHS, and on the right, a 1 year old pair of NST oxfords. They have all darkened significantly over time: More whiskey - on the left, same pair of longwings as above, and to the right, chukkas, 5 years old
post #590 of 94017
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post
The whiskey ones showed up today straight from Honolulu.

Were these announced anywhere for preorder? How did I miss these?
post #591 of 94017
If Tom desires, he can disclose how he opted to place orders for these Whiskey Indy boots
post #592 of 94017
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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post
If Tom desires, he can disclose how he opted to place orders for these Whiskey Indy boots

Sure, I did open it up to my pre-order mailing list but then got bombarded by about 60 emails from people I've never spoke to in the past. Apparently word was being spread over various forums. I got an email from Africa for pete's sake! I even got one guy who told me he'd "take 3 pair off my hands."

After that, I decided to just give my sales people the opportunity to contact their customers of their choice. I then offered the remaining few pairs to people who have a long history dealing with me.

Yes, it sounds Shoe-Nazi-ish. You can start the flaming now...
post #593 of 94017
^makes sense to me... ...I'll take five.
post #594 of 94017
Thanks for the whiskey pics, videocrew.

The longwings seem to have aged the nicest, imo. The chukka's look good too.
post #595 of 94017
Does Tassels in Hong Kong have a web site?
post #596 of 94017
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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post
Does Tassels in Hong Kong have a web site?

http://www.tassels.com.hk/

You can email John Yuen (one of the owners) for more info. He has recently joined SF as well.
post #597 of 94017
hi tom,does tanker and indy have different stitch?
i saw the tanker have two stitch at the edge,indy have only one?
post #598 of 94017
Wow, those whiskey shots are great. Cordovan looks so much better then calf, a few years down the road. I can see why people are Alden fanatics. Longwings, Boot Longwings, Indy's, Chukka,s The list goes on...
post #599 of 94017
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post
Sure, I did open it up to my pre-order mailing list but then got bombarded by about 60 emails from people I've never spoke to in the past. Apparently word was being spread over various forums. I got an email from Africa for pete's sake! I even got one guy who told me he'd "take 3 pair off my hands." After that, I decided to just give my sales people the opportunity to contact their customers of their choice. I then offered the remaining few pairs to people who have a long history dealing with me. Yes, it sounds Shoe-Nazi-ish. You can start the flaming now...
This sounds a lot like the way business used to be done before Walmart and Best Buy. And I do not think service has gotten better. I think people appreciate this or at least recognize it.
post #600 of 94017
I don't think there is any shoe-nazi-ish about that at all, and I am sure most others on here would agree with me. Makes sense really given the rarity of whiskey, cigar, and revello cordovans. Those Indy & Tanker boots look very nice in the Whiskey cordovan.
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