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post #16 of 476
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Originally Posted by CHRK33 View Post

My understanding from Mike at Epaulet (after a visit to the Alden factory) is that ravello is non-existent at this point and the wait might be up to two years. We have a MTO order in the mix for a ravello "Obscura" boot that we might not see until 2014. So it may make sense to stick with #4 and cigar if that is something Kathy thinks she can more readily get a hold of.

Remember, I havent heard from Kathy yet. I have spoke to Joe and Chey? is that how you spell it? And they thought those were our best possibilities. Yes, Ravello is basically gone for a long while.

post #17 of 476
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Originally Posted by triumphman View Post

cigar cap toe
plaza last
all eyelets
antique edge trim

Doesn't make a lot of sense considering they already have a boot like this at Alden DC on the Grant last. We should try and put something together that we can't get our hands on in the regular course.
post #18 of 476
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^ I agree.

post #19 of 476

Alden DC = the store in Chinatown (DC)? If I haven't tried on any of the lasts, should I just head over to the store to try them out?

 

I'm definitely interested in going in on a makeup similar to this (wingtip would be great too):

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Originally Posted by SLAB View Post

in the end it would look rather similar to this one
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post #20 of 476
I'd be very interested if it will be on the Plaza last. For cryin' out loud, please stay away from Barrie.
post #21 of 476
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

I'd be very interested if it will be on the Plaza last. For cryin' out loud, please stay away from Barrie.

+1000
post #22 of 476
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I'm in total agreement. I have enough shoes on the Barrie. Based on what others have posted and what I have heard from Joe and Chey it seems that the Grant last is a very good choice to go with for them. I'm not sure about the Plaza's "do-ability", though I would be fine with it as a design choice.

post #23 of 476
Cigar
Medallion perf cap toe
All eyelets
Double leather sole (any style)
Antique edge
I don't have a last preference

Yes, there are similar boots available now, but most seem to be plain cap toe and commando sole.
Edited by Mr. Six - 6/12/12 at 2:58pm
post #24 of 476
I actually spoke to Kathy a few weeks ago about doing a:

Cigar
plain toe boot
on the barrie last
w/ antique edgetrim
and all eyelets

...and she seemed very open to the idea.

That would be my preference. Maybe on a double waterlock or commando sole.

Also, just to add, possibly whiskey instead of cigar would be nice. Never seen a whiskey plain toe boot, and Kathy did do the whiskey indy last go-around. So maybe she can come by some whiskey again.

Remember how nice these Leather Soul make-ups were?

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post #25 of 476
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Originally Posted by 0waterbouys View Post

I just got off the phone with Alden DC to check your query (and others who are outside the states) and they said it would most likely be a non-issue to ship internationally.

Thanks!

If #4 is possible, it would seem like the obvious choice to me since it's not as readily available in the standard make-ups as cigar seems to be.
post #26 of 476
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Originally Posted by 0waterbouys View Post

I'm in total agreement. I have enough shoes on the Barrie. Based on what others have posted and what I have heard from Joe and Chey it seems that the Grant last is a very good choice to go with for them. I'm not sure about the Plaza's "do-ability", though I would be fine with it as a design choice.

Yeah - I'm sick of the damn Barrie. It fits horribly for most, I wish most cool makeups were not on the Barrie - perhaps a new default last should be chosen smile.gif

What do you mean by the "do-ability" - would certain patterns not work on that last? I was under the impression that you could apply just about any old pattern to a specific last. I've seen some really cool Plaza based makeups via Leather Soul, ranging from an "Indy Boot" to slip ons! I'm biased though, I'm totally in love with that more chiseled look.
post #27 of 476

Great ideas.. please count me in for any #4 boot!!

post #28 of 476
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post


Yeah - I'm sick of the damn Barrie. It fits horribly for most, I wish most cool makeups were not on the Barrie - perhaps a new default last should be chosen smile.gif
What do you mean by the "do-ability" - would certain patterns not work on that last? I was under the impression that you could apply just about any old pattern to a specific last. I've seen some really cool Plaza based makeups via Leather Soul, ranging from an "Indy Boot" to slip ons! I'm biased though, I'm totally in love with that more chiseled look.
 
By do-ability I mean the possibility of the retailer agreeing to the makeup. They didn't seem too keen on making a boot in the Leydon last when I asked them about it and I don't know how they feel about a Plaza boot. I don't imagine it would be a huge issue to them, but I want to keep their interests in mind just as much as ours. I'll ask them later this week and see how they feel.
 
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Great ideas.. please count me in for any #4 boot!!


Counted biggrin.gif

post #29 of 476
I see what you mean - thanks! Do keep me up to date though smile.gif
post #30 of 476
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

What do you mean by the "do-ability" - would certain patterns not work on that last? I was under the impression that you could apply just about any old pattern to a specific last. I've seen some really cool Plaza based makeups via Leather Soul, ranging from an "Indy Boot" to slip ons! I'm biased though, I'm totally in love with that more chiseled look.

I like the look of the Plaza generally but I think it just looks wrong for an Indy, the curve of the stitiching against the chisel toe seems odd to me. I realise I may be alone on this.

I understand your annoyance with the ubiquitous Barrie, although I quite like it myself and it fits me just fine.

If we're getting our preferences in, I would be happy with any shell especially #4. Commando sole preferable but leather OK, crepe a deal-breaker. Any last OK although I would rather not Trubalance (but I don't think we're going there anyway). I probably wouldn't go in with an Indy but any other design would be fine.
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