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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

The R means its a second, most don't have that many issues.
It's an eBay seller aikenssomething that has been posting them. On shoemart's list maybe last May?
Posted after two dollar tuesdays. Definitely drank 100x more than you did that night. So yes.

He seems to have a few pair released every buying cycle. Was watching last couple of months. How are they in person?
post #24107 of 122416
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You're comparing two different angles of vantage. Even still, I can see the obvious difference in the toe box.
Flip your shoe over and take the same pic that I took of the bottom of my shoe. Then you'll know how obviously different the two lasts are.
And if I were to ask someone to identify a last, that's how I'd do it, by comparing the sole profiles side by side:
Aberdeen_Compared.jpg


Totally different heel shapes.

Also the one on the left looks overall slimmer. Hmm, are these really the same last after all?

You do also realize that a last comprises of not just the sole, but also the upper foot volume shape as well?
Edited by phototristan - 2/23/12 at 7:37pm
post #24108 of 122416
JESUS CHRIST give it a rest!
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Are those cordovan LWB worth the extra 125 bucks over those calf skin jcrew LWB?
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

Are those cordovan LWB worth the extra 125 bucks over those calf skin jcrew LWB?


In terms of Alden's offerings and the price points, shell would be a better choice than their calf skin.

post #24111 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

Are those cordovan LWB worth the extra 125 bucks over those calf skin jcrew LWB?

Which cordovan LWBs are you referring to? I'd say yes pretty much across the board though, IMO.
post #24112 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

Are those cordovan LWB worth the extra 125 bucks over those calf skin jcrew LWB?


Yes if you want great shoes. No if you want to spare your wallet from the cordovan bug, it eats right through and leaves nothing left..

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Yes if you want great shoes. No if you want to spare your wallet from the cordovan bug, it eats right through and leaves nothing left..

this is true

like a locus...
post #24114 of 122416
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Originally Posted by chantheman View Post

this is true
like a locust...
post #24115 of 122416
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Originally Posted by furo View Post


You're comparing two different angles of vantage. Even still, I can see the obvious difference in the toe box.
Flip your shoe over and take the same pic that I took of the bottom of my shoe. Then you'll know how obviously different the two lasts are.
And if I were to ask someone to identify a last, that's how I'd do it, by comparing the sole profiles side by side:
Aberdeen_Compared.jpg


Your straight tip are Alden model #2161(aberdeen last). And they are not brooksbrothers straight tip.

Brooksbrothers straight tip have no heel-guard and are made by snap last(round-toe).

I've owned the shoes and found the name of last in a mail from shoemart.

The confusing point is that the shoes are Alden #2161(aberdeen last) but they have brooksbrothes stamp at the bottom.
 

 

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my new awesome aberdeen last ravello NST.

 

 

 

Alden Ravello Shell Cordovan NST

post #24117 of 122416
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Yes if you want great shoes. No if you want to spare your wallet from the cordovan bug, it eats right through and leaves nothing left..



I have had the J Crew tobacco LWB for a 2 years.  It was my first Alden shoe.  I wish I had gone with either the ravello or the whiskey instead.  The tobacco is nice but too orangish.  It can't beat either the whiskey or ravello.  If you can afford the extra $200 I'd go with the shell.

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Originally Posted by chung View Post

my new awesome aberdeen last ravello NST.



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very nice...deets? We got something similar going at Epaulet on preorder.
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So like everyone else, i'm working on my 'shell rainbow'. I'm missing Whiskey and Ravello. I'm currently on a waiting list to have my whiskey slot filled, so thats taken care of. However my Ravello slot is vacant. My only rule is i do not wish to have the same shoe design (LWB etc) duplicated in different shell. Long story short i currently have my eye on a ravello Chukka. It's beautiful BUT i already own a chukka in CXL....

My question: I know shell have more depth and shine but do you guys feel there is enough difference beween CXL and Ravello to have them both as a chukka?

CXL
cxlc1-684x336.jpg

Ravello
rch2.jpg

I know i'm talking to a family of guys who would have the exact same shoe just with different edge trim, so maybe this is a lost cause lol
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Totally different heel shapes.
Also the one on the left looks overall slimmer. Hmm, are these really the same last after all?
You do also realize that a last comprises of not just the sole, but also the upper foot volume shape as well?

IMO that could be the rarely seen in the wild "barrier" last…
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