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post #20461 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Daaaang, kippy just went off tonight. Mens_gaga status

I wish I could add a LS makeup to my collection but given I am not one of the chosen (despite being circumcised) it is likely not in the cards. ffffuuuu.gif

Oh well, I guess I can keep on buying elsewhere in the meanwhile.
post #20462 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Roggie Rog View Post

I'm considering a pair of cordovan plain toe bluchers. I'm having trouble deciding whether I want color 8 or black, as I feel they're both awesome. Any opinions are appreciated.

Black is beautiful, but I think Color 8 is much more versatile. When I finally got my fashion training wheels on I realized that black is more difficult to pair with other colors relative to Color 8. Burgundy #8 look great with jeans, dress pants and plays well against other colors. In dark light, #8 looks black so that might work well at night or for formal events. With black you have to be more careful about what colors you pair it with. Both are wonderful, but I would get the #8 first.

The other thing to consider is that Black will always look Black. It will not fade or change color. Burgundy color #8 fades into wonderful hues of purple and red. The color transformation happens very quickly. On my 4 month old pair I am already seeing hints of purple and red in the shell. Lovely.
post #20463 of 122416
it looks like i missed out on the ravello shortwing boot restock at shoe mart.
if anyone has a 7.5D that they realized is the wrong size for them, please let me know.
longshot i know.
post #20464 of 122416
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post

Sounds like we're starting to get the "Shoe Nazi" persona put on us! I apologize to those who we did not do a good job helping. I think the main problem is the growth of my business. When I started posting on SF years ago, I was a one man operation. I had the time and energy t---snip
As you could imagine, this increase in in-store business has also lead to an increase of mail order business from those customers who bought in-store. Those customers, combined with those with long histories with us, take preference in our replies and allocations. I'm being totally honest here. It's just business. When we get an order of 24 pairs of whiskey shoes, of course we need to offer these to those customers first. Most times they do sell out before we can offer them to the public.
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Sorry for the long reply. We should get back to posting pics about Aldens!

I appreciate your honesty and you posting this to the forum. It has confirmed what I already understood. Your shop makes beautiful Alden makeups. I wish you the best selling them to your existing customers. I understand it is just business.
post #20465 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kippy View Post


Black is beautiful, but I think Color 8 is much more versatile. When I finally got my fashion training wheels on I realized that black is more difficult to pair with other colors relative to Color 8. Burgundy #8 look great with jeans, dress pants and plays well against other colors. In dark light, #8 looks black so that might work well at night or for formal events. With black you have to be more careful about what colors you pair it with. Both are wonderful, but I would get the #8 first.
The other thing to consider is that Black will always look Black. It will not fade or change color. Burgundy color #8 fades into wonderful hues of purple and red. The color transformation happens very quickly. On my 4 month old pair I am already seeing hints of purple and red in the shell. Lovely.


Thats great to hear. Thank you. You guys have helped me firm up my choice! 

 

post #20466 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kippy View Post

Ravello Wing Tip Bootmaker Edition from Shoemart. Service was A+ over the phone.

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Wow, nice. Did they have those in stock? I notice their site says out of stock, please call.

Ravello seems to really suit a wing tip boot very well.
post #20467 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Wow, nice. Did they have those in stock? I notice their site says out of stock, please call.
Ravello seems to really suit a wing tip boot very well.

I had these on order for about 6 months and they came in about 1 month ago. I did a PSA on this forum about a month back letting all know the boots were back in stock but you may have missed it. I agree with your assessment about Ravello and wing tip boots. The combination of the color, shape, light welt and antique sole are killer and best of all looks great casual or formal.

Worth the wait. Call Shoemart and put your order in for next time.
post #20468 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kippy View Post

Cigar Long Wings from Alden of Carmel. Order and customer service entirely by email and excellent:
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Those look amazing. I am glad they said they would order me a pair in my small size of 5.5E on the barrie. Now the wait begins. I think cigar will be a great shell color.
post #20469 of 122416
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

Alden x LS CXL NST
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Alden x LS #8 NST Saddle Blucher
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Thanks Tom.

Both pairs are SPECTACULAR!! Are they recently acquired?
 

 

post #20470 of 122416
anyone know where to get us6.5d for those alden lwb in natural chromexcell...
post #20471 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ambivalence View Post

anyone know where to get us6.5d for those alden lwb in natural chromexcell...

My natural CXL LWB are actually 6.5D and I'm still on the fence with them since they are really a bit more casual for work (if hou are interested); I obtained them from Leffot. I also think TSM also has the style. However, both I think may be out of the size. Hope for a reorder?
post #20472 of 122416
hey there... thanks... i was hoping for leffot to do a reorder..my friend is interested in that shoes so was just helping him out to ask where to get them...
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post #20473 of 122416
Kippy: Nice photos of many, many beautiful shoes. Love the cigar LWB and those whiskey PTBs in particular. Just wore my ravello WT boots from ShoeMart yesterday. I'll have to post a photo soon.
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Quick sizing question:
What size would I take in the grant if I wear the following:
7.5D in Barrie/Truebalance
8D in Aberdeen/Hampton

Thx in advance.
post #20475 of 122416
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Originally Posted by interlockingny View Post


If you have to decide between the two, Color 8, hands down. Versatility being the main reason and they age very well.


Thank you. Much appreciated!

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