Originally Posted by CTYGGG
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.
ALDEN RAVELLO OBSCURA BOOT UPDATE
Originally Posted by chantheman
anyone know if this went in production yet or is it still waiting for more ravello to be produced?
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.