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post #31 of 326
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post
i should have kept these. now i just have BB credit laying around and this would have been the perfect spring/summer shoe

But no.

You would have gnashed your teeth every time you saw the loose stitching and dye overrun. I'm of the opinion that when it comes to things you WANT rather than NEED, that you shouldn't compromise -- even if it means you have to save another $300.
post #32 of 326
I think this is not shell cordovan, and I doubt that this leather is simple cordovan. We have some leather of shell (from Horween) and I never see this grain. I will not talk of the realization, but for create a pair of shoes are needed three feet of leather (shell price about 90$ for feet), count yourself for shoes price.
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During the recent Brooks Brothers sale, I purchased the tan cordovan longwing made by Duckie "Duckey" Brown. I got them in the mail today and here is what they look like:














As you can see from the various closeups, the leather looks poor for Cordovan and its made by Horween to boot. The color is "tan" but looks really flat for shell; no luster. The dark spots on the vamp seemed to have been caused from excess/leaking tanning oils. Also, the right heel is as wide as a softball. Shoes appear to be in brand new condition so I have no explanation for this.

The quality seems to be several notches below Alden. Stitching is loose in some areas and the shoes smell like lacquer, presumably from the sole dressing. As some other posters previously mentioned, these are in fact made in India.

One plus is that these shoes fit great! I am a TTS 12 and these 12D fit perfectly! I have a pair of Alden LWs on the grant last in 11.5 and these fit just as good if not better.

SO question, should I keep these? I want a pair of Alden LWs in whiskey but I am not ready to pay $650 for a pair. After taxes, shipping, etc I paid ~$360 out of pocket for these. They retail for $575 before taxes & shipping on the BB website
post #33 of 326
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Originally Posted by piergiacomi View Post
I think this is not shell cordovan, and I doubt that this leather is simple cordovan. We have some leather of shell (from Horween) and I never see this grain. I will not talk of the realization, but for create a pair of shoes are needed three feet of leather (shell price about 90$ for feet), count yourself for shoes price.
$90/sq foot?
post #34 of 326
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BB put several pairs back up for their sale. Selling for $431.25. Buyer beware
post #35 of 326
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post
It's fine. I paid almost $500 for my ravelo wingtips from leathersoul but they're perfect. What you paid won't be matched anywhere.

how did you buy ravello wingtips from LS for 500 dollars?
post #36 of 326
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Originally Posted by TRA8324 View Post
return it without a receipt and try to get store credit for the full retail. i've done this before.

post #37 of 326
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Originally Posted by Hot Dog Day #49 View Post
how did you buy ravello wingtips from LS for 500 dollars?

im willing to guess that he bought them years ago. maybe back when LS first opened their doors
post #38 of 326
get real, they don't look worse than a randomly picked pair of whiskey Aldens. Look fine to me.

If they fit perfectly and you are satisfied, it's a decent buy.

If you are going to secretly covet Aldens and end up buying Aldens in a year anyway, then it's not a good buy.
post #39 of 326
Namor, i think you are happier with the Peal &Co cordovan boots... hope you sent these back
post #40 of 326
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Originally Posted by Hot Dog Day #49 View Post
how did you buy ravello wingtips from LS for 500 dollars?

They were close outs and size 12. I also bought them February 2010 before price increases.
post #41 of 326
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post
get real, they don't look worse than a randomly picked pair of whiskey Aldens. Look fine to me. If they fit perfectly and you are satisfied, it's a decent buy. If you are going to secretly covet Aldens and end up buying Aldens in a year anyway, then it's not a good buy.
I agree with you, just looking at them you couldnt tell the difference. But the pair I recieved was in horrible shape. I dont know how QC didnt catch it. The fit however, was a dream
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Namor, i think you are happier with the Peal &Co cordovan boots... hope you sent these back
I am. I did ship the LWs back
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post
They were close outs and size 12. I also bought them February 2010 before price increases.
wow, nice pickup. my size too
post #42 of 326
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post #43 of 326
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

These are cordovan? Seems like a decent deal to me.
post #44 of 326
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Originally Posted by forex View Post
These are cordovan? Seems like a decent deal to me.
yeah they are. Same pair as the one from BB Better deal here: ZAPPOS in "Navy Cordovan" and also "Scotch Cordovan" I dont know why they call the ravello colored lw "scotch cordovan." its the same color as the BB and Barneys pair
post #45 of 326
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Originally Posted by Mister Shankbone View Post
Construction on these must be universally crappy if even the sample pics at that link have obvious flaws (look at the stitching around the toe, for instance).
haaa, you should read this entire thread if you havent already The shoe fits great and at $300, hard to beat. I just kopped a pair from Zappos. My journey is now complete. whew!
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