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post #166 of 10551
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Originally Posted by sdfzs View Post
 

New to Alden, hope you fellows can help me out on a sizing question. I have got plenty of shell from Carmina already so i know what i´m exposing myself to also considering a venture into Alden :D 

 

Should be noted naturally that i´m in a location making me unable to try out sizes and lasts in a brick and mortar location 

 

I currently use the following 

 

Allen Edmonds 

10E on AE 65 with a nice but not to snug fit

10D on AE 511 with a generous fit allowing for some thick socks

Used to squeeze into AE 108 last 10D but they were to snug to be comfortable for a full day, liked the aesthetics of the last enough though to stick with this for a while 

 

Carmina (in the lasts standard width that varies between E and EE)   

UK 9 Oskar best boot fit. Semi snug with some room for medium weight socks

UK 9 Forrest best derby fit. Snug fit all over

UK9 Rain a bit to wide in the forefoot for me, also my instep is a bit on the lower side. 

UK9 Soller  rather generously allowing some medium weight socks but not loose enough to size down

UK9 Detroit fits very generously allowing thick socks, only Carmina last where i would consider going down half a size 

 

Where would that put me looking into going Alden with eyes currently on the sleeker last such as Aberdeen and Plaza? Any input appreciated 


I don't have any experience with Carmina but I take the same size in plaza/aberdeen as AE5. Im sure others can provide some extra advice. Give theshoemart a try if you want to try on shoes but are worried about returns. Good luck!

post #167 of 10551
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Originally Posted by TomTok View Post

Those shoes collections from @Mdubs and @MrDv are incredible.
I would like to find a pair of ravello shell cordovan (long-wing blutcher) but after visiting almost all the shoes shops in Tokyo, l couldn't find any. Only #8 and black colors are available here (even for brands other than alden). And the Lakota store employees told me that if I ordered, I might get shoes after two or three years, but they can't even guarantee this delay.
Do you have any tips?
Thank you.

 

Do you know your size in the Barrie last?

post #168 of 10551


All this talk of Ravello... starting out the week on the right foot with the Ravello x DC cap toe boot.
post #169 of 10551
Thread Starter 
A Ravello Cap Toe boot is certainly starting out on the right foot.

-Mike
post #170 of 10551
975's to start the first 2016 work week

post #171 of 10551
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Originally Posted by sdfzs View Post

New to Alden, hope you fellows can help me out on a sizing question. I have got plenty of shell from Carmina already so i know what i´m exposing myself to also considering a venture into Alden biggrin.gif   Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Should be noted naturally that i´m in a location making me unable to try out sizes and lasts in a brick and mortar location 

I currently use the following 
Allen Edmonds 
10E on AE 65 with a nice but not to snug fit
10D on AE 511 with a generous fit allowing for some thick socks
Used to squeeze into AE 108 last 10D but they were to snug to be comfortable for a full day, liked the aesthetics of the last enough though to stick with this for a while 

Carmina (in the lasts standard width that varies between E and EE)   
UK 9 Oskar best boot fit. Semi snug with some room for medium weight socks
UK 9 Forrest best derby fit. Snug fit all over
UK9 Rain a bit to wide in the forefoot for me, also my instep is a bit on the lower side. 
UK9 Soller  rather generously allowing some medium weight socks but not loose enough to size down
UK9 Detroit fits very generously allowing thick socks, only Carmina last where i would consider going down half a size 

Where would that put me looking into going Alden with eyes currently on the sleeker last such as Aberdeen and Plaza? Any input appreciated 
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Aberdeen and Plaza fit pretty TTS. If you are a 10E in AE65 last, I'd try a 10E in these two Alden lasts as well as in my experience AE 65 fits TTS. Hope that helps. Others can maybe offer advice with more experience. Good luck!
post #172 of 10551
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A Ravello Cap Toe boot is certainly starting out on the right foot.

-Mike

As well as the left foot😉
Couldn't resist.
post #173 of 10551

Any tips as to who has a Plaza Lasted High Boot in stock in a 9D?  Not black?  Need commando sole.    Aside from that I'm pretty open.   Yenni only has black calf NST, and J Gilbert Tan Calf NST but not on commando.  Shoemart has a few but all on a leather sole.  

 

  

Any help would be great, thanks.

post #174 of 10551

Starting out the first work week of the new year with some Cigar (!):

 

iRF0SsH.jpg

post #175 of 10551
I'm glad to see the thread split and like that it's going to be a new thread each year.

I started off 2016 by doing a little bit of maintenance on my tankers and PTBs last night while I watch football.




All that work and then I ended up wearing suede to the office this morning.
post #176 of 10551
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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post

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Dubs full family photo would require an incredibly wide angled camera!


Probably would need to do a pano shot for that!  Catching up on the past few pages... really beautiful ravello collections @mdubs and @MrDV! :worship: 

post #177 of 10551
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post
 

following @mdubs lead.

 

Day 1. ravello.

first because it is my favorite shell color. 

 

 

 

boots: cap toe x dc, short wing x tsm, nst x tsm, plain toe x anatomica, plaza x frans boone.

shoes: red lwb x dc, nst x tsm, lwb x aoc, tassels x leffot, sw x ls, ptb x leffot.


Damn DV...thats an awesome collection of Ravello!  Only thing missing is a LHS, and I would take any of yours ahead of LHS.

I too love Ravello so much I have the Leffot Daytripper and DC Captoe on Commando.  Daytrippers are slightly more comfortable with the single oiled sole.

 

Steve

post #178 of 10551
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

We have been talking about doing "Family Photos" of our shoes, I have decided to break my photo shoots up by color. The first installment is Ravello and Color #4.

 

Alden Ravello Army.

 

 

L ro R (boots): Alden Color #4 WT Boot, Alden Ravello WT Boot on Red Danite, Alden Ravello WT Boot, Alden Ravello NST Boot, Alden Ravello Cap Toe Boot, Alden Ravello Chukka Boot

L to R (shoes):Alden Ravello LWB, Alden Brassvello LWB, Alden Ravello NST Blucher, Alden Ravello LHS

 

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Full Mid-Brown Army.

 

 

L ro R (boots): Alden Color #4 WT Boot, Alden Ravello WT Boot on Red Danite, Alden Ravello WT Boot, Alden Ravello NST Boot, Alden Ravello Cap Toe Boot, Alden Ravello Chukka Boot, Carmina Cognac Shell Cordovan Perforated Cap Toe Boots

L to R (shoes):Allen Edmonds Walnut Shell Cordovan Semi-Brogue, Alden Ravello LWB, Alden Brassvello LWB, Alden Ravello NST Blucher, Alden Ravello LHS, Epaulet Teck Shell Cordovan Tennis Trainers

 

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-Mike


Mike-an awesome collection with great diversity!

 

Steve

post #179 of 10551
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Mayor Dubs and City Councilman DV,

:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

 

 

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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post
 


Probably would need to do a pano shot for that!  Catching up on the past few pages... really beautiful ravello collections @mdubs and @MrDV! :worship: 

 

 

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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post
 


Damn DV...thats an awesome collection of Ravello!  Only thing missing is a LHS, and I would take any of yours ahead of LHS.

I too love Ravello so much I have the Leffot Daytripper and DC Captoe on Commando.  Daytrippers are slightly more comfortable with the single oiled sole.

 

Steve

 

thanks for the kind words gentlemen.

Steve, i sold my ravello lhs due to fit issues. i hope to find the right pair in the future.

i also sold my daytrippers when dc on commando arrived. leffot's had a lighter color, but i prefer commando soles. i understand why you kept both.

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All this talk of Ravello... starting out the week on the right foot with the Ravello x DC cap toe boot.

yes sir. nicely played.

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Starting out the first work week of the new year with some Cigar (!):

 

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iRF0SsH.jpg

 

great cigar lwbs. they look so nice with that edge.

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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post
I'm glad to see the thread split and like that it's going to be a new thread each year.
I started off 2016 by doing a little bit of maintenance on my tankers and PTBs last night while I watch football.

All that work and then I ended up wearing suede to the office this morning.

i do the same. football, golf, british premier league... all good company for brushing.

post #180 of 10551

Happy New Year, gents... Alden x Epaulet Taunton boots today:

 

 

And a shameless plug for the item in my freshly edited signature...

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