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Does anyone have any shots of Ravello PTB? I would love to see them, especially when aged.
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Since much shell spots and looks like a $2 shoe when it does...pretty sure in some business workplaces that would be frowned upon going to an important meeting in what looks like leopard spotted shoes.

Seriously... Nobody in my office could even pick out a pair of Aldens, let alone care about some water spots on shoes.

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Since much shell spots and looks like a $2 shoe when it does...pretty sure in some business workplaces that would be frowned upon going to an important meeting in what looks like leopard spotted shoes.

Alden Defender. Problem solved.
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^ cost for the conversion?

 

thanks in advance

 

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^I think that shade of ravello is pretty ideal tbh

 

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Appreciate it Watchman. Nice ravello Captoes. Can't tell if those are the AoDC w/commando or not but they look great either way. Rarely start thinking about Mondays gear on Saturday, but I think you just inspired me to wear mine on Monday.
Sunlight or not, those look great. I need a catchy name for my cigars with brass. Brassvello flows quite nicely. My compliments to Mack. He did a really nice job.


Thanks gents!  I actually like the shade of ravello too, where my shortwing ravellos from LS is more of the reddish shade in direct sun; so it's a good variation. I'm happy with how they turned out!  :)

 

Mack offers services for brass eyelets and antique edging, you can see the prices here (just add shipping costs to/from):  http://www.sublimegoods.com/alden-customization.html

post #117425 of 122416
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Seriously... Nobody in my office could even pick out a pair of Aldens, let alone care about some water spots on shoes.

 

Hahah my thoughts exactly... in offices where the most commonly seen shoes are square-toed slip-ons, nobody is going to notice, let alone call anyone out, for rain spots on shoes.

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Question about shoe trees.  I own a pair of Alden 966's the I keep fresh with some Nordstrom shoe trees.  I just purchased a pair of Alden PTB in color 8 and I have an extra set of Clark shoe trees as well.  My question is does it make sense to buy one shoe tree over another?  For example I don't need another Nordstrom shoe tree or even an Alden one?  The Clark tree is cedar as well, so I imagine I am all set?

I've had good luck with the Jos A Bank trees made by woodlore. I generally wear 11 or 11.5 and the large size fits very well. For the price (can be picked up under $10 from time to time, they cant be beat. I have found they fit better than the Alden branded trees.
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Those are some sick shoes.  They look great!

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What do you guys pair color 8 PTB with in terms of color?  Also how would they look with slim dark jeans?  I just picked up a pair and they are great, just seeing how I can get maximum usage out of them.

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What do you guys pair color 8 PTB with in terms of color?  Also how would they look with slim dark jeans?  I just picked up a pair and they are great, just seeing how I can get maximum usage out of them.

I pair color8 with pretty much everything except for black, personally. They will 100% work with the jeans you described. 

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I pair color8 with pretty much everything except for black, personally. They will 100% work with the jeans you described. 


+1 I hear they get better with age in terms of color and patina.  The J&M's are my beater shoes for foul weather etc.

 

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Defect to other shoe manufacturers in the same class/price point but not unusual for Alden.  

 

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Alden finishing has been sloppy in the last five years. What you are seeing seems to be more common than the past.

 

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That's where the welt begins. It could have been done better but it's not technically a defect.

 

Got it. Thanks for the info, gentleman!

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Seriously... Nobody in my office could even pick out a pair of Aldens, let alone care about some water spots on shoes.

 

Hahah my thoughts exactly... in offices where the most commonly seen shoes are square-toed slip-ons, nobody is going to notice, let alone call anyone out, for rain spots on shoes.

 right - that is great for you guys...was just pointing out that for some it can be an issue and for some they don'tlike the spots..personally I can not imagine going to work in an office with other people..gross

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I think it is prudent to wear clothes in general that fit the weather. 

 

If you have alternatives and you want to keep the shoes in the best possible cosmetic condition, then go with something else.  I do like the idea of putting Alden Leather Defender on them.  

 

I'm getting ready to order some of the Saphir Invulner for my upcoming suedes - think it will work for suede and leather

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Those are some sick shoes.  They look great!
Yeah man..
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What do you guys pair color 8 PTB with in terms of color?  Also how would they look with slim dark jeans?  I just picked up a pair and they are great, just seeing how I can get maximum usage out of them.

 

Very versatile and I find I can pair it with just about anything, the PTB with dark edge are even more versatile imo

 

 

 

 

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