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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. ElDave

    ElDave Senior member

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    Is there a reason so many people dislike speed hooks?
     


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    Unfortunately I am one who is the exception to this rule. I went all in and got a cigar wing tip boot on the Plaza. :slayer:


    I enjoy the look but I wear suits most of the week and I already have other boots so the Indy would rarely be used. I've been close to getting the NTL CXL Indy but have aovided it for now.
     


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    i love speedhooks especially because I like to lace around my ankles. also makes getting into boots a breeze
     
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    For those that wear trousers, speed hooks can catch the inside hem and cause them to become undone.
     


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    Alden of Madison Ave said they should be getting some Cigar Indys with double leather sole in a couple of months. You can ask to be put on the waitlist or pre-pay to guarantee you get a pair.
     


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    it's ridiculous how much better those cigar indys look than the cxl ones.



    and yeah, for me, on boots, I like speed hooks way better.
     
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    What's the prevailing groupthink on these Indys? There's a pair on the 2nds list I'm interested in, but not sure if they're too far into the legit workboot look.

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    ^ i bought these for my brother and he loves them. He also owns a pair of cigar plain toe boots but wears these more frequently
     


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    Pretty versatile, can be dressed up or down. Goes with chinos as well as jeans.
     


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    Yeah I have a pair of Ravello boots with all eyelets and it's a hassle honestly. It looks better though I think


    They look better in real life, I have them and probably wore them 4x a week or so in the winter, kinda want to resole now though so it looks like the bureau version
     


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    Any chance you can post some pics?
     


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    I posted some a while back I'll see if I can find it
     


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    ??

    The ones at the Rack are $12.90ea not $19.90 ... I just bought another pair on Sunday
     


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    The natty tankers at LS are pretty sweet. Anyone have any real life pics?
     


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    sorry ur right my bad
     


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