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I may not live that long .  .  .

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I may not live that long .  .  .

no worries dude...someone here will take your place on the list wink.gif
post #903 of 1009
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This is the Obscura:
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anyone know if this went in production yet or is it still waiting for more ravello to be produced?
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Last I heard Steven hadn't even received a confirmation from Alden yet. This could be a very long process. Who knew that ravello was going to be so scarce? Welcome to the world of Alden.
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anyone know if this went in production yet or is it still waiting for more ravello to be produced?

ALDEN RAVELLO OBSCURA BOOT UPDATE

Hey guys,

I want to check in with you on our Obscura preorder and keep you updated. Last week, I personally visited Alden to say hello and talk about some new projects.

I received an update on Ravello. Long story short, there is not going to be any forthcoming leather any time soon. All of the specialty colors are rare these days. Whiskey is coming every now and then. Cigar had a decent delivery a while ago but nothing recently, and Ravello is totally gone. There's no inventory at Alden, none at Horween, and no delivery date scheduled for it. And there's a pile of backorders against whatever skins they do have come in.

As you may know, we ran a Brixton boot Ravello preorder almost 18 months ago. I still don't have them, and I have no date that I can tell anyone for them.

With that in mind, I want to give you guys the option to back out of the preorder. Alden hasn't confirmed it yet, nothing is set in stone, and I can still submit a revision. I don't want to keep your money locked up forever while you're under the impression that the boots are coming in a year or so. It's probably going to be longer than that. Like two years. At least.

I've got three options to offer everyone:

1. Stay on the preorder with the understanding of this leather scarcity and the potential lead time

2. I can give you a full refund of your deposit within the next week or two. I can't refund your original purchase directly, but I can send you the funds via paypal.

3. I love this boot. I'm going to order a size run of it in Burnished Tan Calfskin as well. Same specs as the Ravello, and lead time shouldn't be a problem for delivery before next Fall. If you want to change your order to the Calfskin, I can do that for you.

When the Calfskins come in, any guys who stay on the Ravello preorder will also have first crack at the stock in that leather too.

If you don't contact me, then we'll keep the preorder as it stands. If you want to cancel or change it, drop me a PM. I'm out of the country this week, but I can catch up with everything right after I return.
post #905 of 1009
Thanks for the detailed write-up Mike. I knew Ravello had become scarce, but it's crazy to hear that it basically doesn't exist right now. I'm still on the pre-order for the Brixton boot, and I'm holding on to that for as long as it takes. If I dropped out out, who knows how long it will be before any of us get another crack at a Ravello shoe!
post #906 of 1009
Agreed; thanks for the details, Mike. It's always useful to have more info. I, for one, am happy to wait and stay on the Ravello Obscura preorder. Happy to wait for as long as needed, considering how stellar this boot is going to be.

And Beatlegeuse is spot on; who knows when I could get my hands on Ravello again. Worth the wait.
post #907 of 1009
Given the wait, would one be able to join the preorder?
post #908 of 1009
I'm thinking about changing my sizing... since I went the same size on the Grant as I did on the Barrie, it's making me doubt my original choice to go TTS on the Leydon.
post #909 of 1009
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

Last I heard Steven hadn't even received a confirmation from Alden yet. This could be a very long process. Who knew that ravello was going to be so scarce? Welcome to the world of Alden.
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Originally Posted by chantheman View Post

anyone know if this went in production yet or is it still waiting for more ravello to be produced?

ALDEN RAVELLO OBSCURA BOOT UPDATE

3. I love this boot. I'm going to order a size run of it in Burnished Tan Calfskin as well. Same specs as the Ravello, and lead time shouldn't be a problem for delivery before next Fall. If you want to change your order to the Calfskin, I can do that for you.

When the Calfskins come in, any guys who stay on the Ravello preorder will also have first crack at the stock in that leather too.

If you don't contact me, then we'll keep the preorder as it stands. If you want to cancel or change it, drop me a PM. I'm out of the country this week, but I can catch up with everything right after I return.

Thanks for the update Mike.

So for the calf, do you mean fall 2012 or fall 2013?
post #910 of 1009
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Given the wait, would one be able to join the preorder?

Yes, definitely. I'm sure a few people will drop out, so we'll have some slots open if you want to join. I'll be out of town this week, but drop me a PM after that - I'll submit a revised order to Alden on 6/15.

And for anyone who stays on the preorder, don't worry about losing any time - submitting a chance before the confirmation won't affect out standing in the queue at all.
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

I'm thinking about changing my sizing... since I went the same size on the Grant as I did on the Barrie, it's making me doubt my original choice to go TTS on the Leydon.

Sure, that's no problem at all. Drop me a PM and we'll hook that up.
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Thanks for the update Mike.
So for the calf, do you mean fall 2012 or fall 2013?

Fall 2013, although there's a good chance that we can actually get them in the Spring. I just don't want to promise anything that I can't deliver, so Fall '13 is probably the worst-case scenario.
post #911 of 1009
Sorry to hear about the Ravello pre-order. Any bad news related to the whiskey Plaza wing tip boot also?
post #912 of 1009
Thanks for the info. What last did the boot end up getting made on? Leydon, Grant or Plaza?
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leydon
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

ALDEN RAVELLO OBSCURA BOOT UPDATE
Hey guys,
I want to check in with you on our Obscura preorder and keep you updated. Last week, I personally visited Alden to say hello and talk about some new projects.
I received an update on Ravello. Long story short, there is not going to be any forthcoming leather any time soon. All of the specialty colors are rare these days. Whiskey is coming every now and then. Cigar had a decent delivery a while ago but nothing recently, and Ravello is totally gone. There's no inventory at Alden, none at Horween, and no delivery date scheduled for it. And there's a pile of backorders against whatever skins they do have come in.
As you may know, we ran a Brixton boot Ravello preorder almost 18 months ago. I still don't have them, and I have no date that I can tell anyone for them.
With that in mind, I want to give you guys the option to back out of the preorder. Alden hasn't confirmed it yet, nothing is set in stone, and I can still submit a revision. I don't want to keep your money locked up forever while you're under the impression that the boots are coming in a year or so. It's probably going to be longer than that. Like two years. At least.
I've got three options to offer everyone:
1. Stay on the preorder with the understanding of this leather scarcity and the potential lead time
2. I can give you a full refund of your deposit within the next week or two. I can't refund your original purchase directly, but I can send you the funds via paypal.
3. I love this boot. I'm going to order a size run of it in Burnished Tan Calfskin as well. Same specs as the Ravello, and lead time shouldn't be a problem for delivery before next Fall. If you want to change your order to the Calfskin, I can do that for you.
When the Calfskins come in, any guys who stay on the Ravello preorder will also have first crack at the stock in that leather too.
If you don't contact me, then we'll keep the preorder as it stands. If you want to cancel or change it, drop me a PM. I'm out of the country this week, but I can catch up with everything right after I return.




Option 4: switch to whiskey shell?

I think this would look great, perhaps even better than ravello. I think people gravitated towards this make up because all the perforations really pop against the original tan calfskin obcsura make up, and I think this effect would be really accentuated in whiskey.

just a thought really...
post #915 of 1009
Or Option 5: switch to Cigar shell?
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