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Originally Posted by smoothie1 View Post

So what do other people think about this makeup's edge color? I cannot decide whether I like it or not. With the rich and accurate old school Ravello color, a natural edge would be decidedly lighter than the upper's color itself, which might look a bit unusual. Who knows...

FWIW: I like the dark edge, both on the LHS and Chukkas. (full disclosure: I have the LHS on antique). I think it gives it a bit of a vintage vibe as well as a nice contrast to the Ravello. Like it's already an old shoe with a traditional dark edge.

Of course the real answer is: get both and wear for the appropriate occasion
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Originally Posted by esoxm View Post

PSA for any plaza size 8's. Price is highish for used, but the cigar sw plaza boot doesn't pop up for sale that often.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/453300/alden-cigar-brixtons-size-8-plaza-last

I owe you one esoxm, looking like these gems are coming my way! what's on your list/size and I'll try to send a PM if I see em come around.. NICE LOOKIN OUT

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@Profligate47 yeah I definitely think i prefer the lighter antique edge. I think this shade of ravello works with dark or lighter edge though. Whiskey Lhs is one of my Grail shoes. Really want to snag a pair of those at some point.
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cigar x harrison ltd

 

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@newyawker: I think this color of Ravello looks better with the lighter edge. All the more reason to have variant colors of the same model... Too, shell color changes over time.
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Sharing some excitement.. Whiskey chukkas en route, photos soon!

Ravellos today

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great chukkas. 

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ravello for me today as well....

 

 

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wonderful shoes and combo.

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These just landed:
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Big thanks to @Burzan for the psa. Once the slush/snow/rain clears I'll try and snap some sunlight pics. I think the black welt works on these for a dressier option. I imagine I will go the b Nelson route and get antique edging though when they need a resole.

 

nice pick up. i prefer lighter edging, but these look really nice as is.

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Plain and sweet!
Thank you jhcam8
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Welcome RK.  That is a fine selection for a return.  Hope all is well my friend...
Thank you RTP. Allz well. Hope allz well with the ever stylish RTP.
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Gents, you all looked great today. Good job, nice looking Color 8 PTBs, Chukkas, Ravellos and Cigars.

Smooth and NY, those are a beautiful makeup and I got a pair, but I prefer antique edging. To me Ravello was made for antique edges. But that's just me. :-)

-Mike
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Hey fellas,

Im trying to contact to Ed Z @ TSM for exotic shell. I made some phone calls at first but no one answer,  I've also sent emails to him from last month but still no reply.

Does anyone have similar experience? 

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Hey fellas,
Im trying to contact to Ed Z @ TSM for exotic shell. I made some phone calls at first but no one answer,  I've also sent emails to him from last month but still no reply.
Does anyone have similar experience? 

I would sit tight for a little longer. I sent him an email a while back and only recently got a reply.

-D
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Gents, you all looked great today. Good job, nice looking Color 8 PTBs, Chukkas, Ravellos and Cigars.

Smooth and NY, those are a beautiful makeup and I got a pair, but I prefer antique edging. To me Ravello was made for antique edges. But that's just me. :-)

-Mike


Could not agree more.
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Originally Posted by ylku View Post
 

Hey fellas,

Im trying to contact to Ed Z @ TSM for exotic shell. I made some phone calls at first but no one answer,  I've also sent emails to him from last month but still no reply.

Does anyone have similar experience?

Give him a little time. He should get back to you. Ed is one of my favorite people to talk Alden with. Ive always had amazing phone calls with him.

Despite the fact that Ive barely boughten anything from them, he still remembers me everytime we talk.

 

Ive been thinking about giving him a shout to see where the next round of Cigar Indy's stands as well as the possibility of a Cigar Wingtip boot at any point. From my past conversations with him, he submits what people ask for. So if there is things they have produced in the past, I believe we could get them to produce again if there was interest expressed. Only thing I ever got a real no on was color #4, and even with that he said if he could get the allocation from Alden he would run them nonstop.

 

Just like the ravello NST boot, never say never.

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Originally Posted by NewYawker View Post

Sir - j crew sales almost never apply to Alden's. In fact I'm pretty sure Alden actively discourages companies from putting their shoes on sale. Every once in a while though j crew lets some Alden's slip through with sale codes. Usually you will hear about it in this thread - how i purchased my color 8 gunboats on sale from j crew. Sometimes a sales rep will also allow a discount code to be applied - usually not though.

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Discouraged is an understatement.

The good ole days. I picked up color 8 chukka for 40% off and 975's for 25%. The Ravello LWB is the one I most regret missing.
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Originally Posted by smoothie1 View Post

So what do other people think about this makeup's edge color? I cannot decide whether I like it or not. With the rich and accurate old school Ravello color, a natural edge would be decidedly lighter than the upper's color itself, which might look a bit unusual. Who knows...

I really like these with the black edge. I like them so much, I bought a pair and they should arrive today or tomorrow. When the first picture of these was posted up last Thursday or Friday, the black edge is what really caught my eye, I think it makes a nice contrast with this particular shade of Ravello.
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