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post #24121 of 122416
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

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

When in doubt just purchase for you can never have too many chukkas…

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post #24122 of 122416
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

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


Well said! It's just me but I think they are too close in appearance. However, they both look terrific. I'd almost lean toward CXL...they look sharp and look like a great casual year round boot...though so would the ravello and cigar, etc. Clearly that's no help at all. Back to lurking...
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

When in doubt just purchase for you can never have too many chukkas…
IMG_1044.jpg

Now that's the idea.
post #24123 of 122416
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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?


 this dead horse has been beat so badly that there is nothing left but............a little shell cordovan :)

post #24124 of 122416
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

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

I just got the CXL chukka, honestly it may be one of the best looking Aldens I own. The CXL leather really lends well to a plain toe chukka. It has its own shine that is great.
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Hello. Think my other post was held up because I just joined, so pardon the re-post, but no one seems to have seen it to give an answer. What are the shoes in the pic below (I cropped the original post with pics down to just the one in question)? Are they these:

 

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-plain-toe-blucher-barrie-last-brown-chrome-excel/pvc-ald-mxsdlp-9432s_ald_m_plain_toe_blucher_barrie_last.html

 

which I think are these:

 

http://www.aldenshoe.com/cat_ane7_9430s.htm

in the

9432S   Brown Aniline Pull-Up

 

Do people here have good experiences with chromexel? By which I mean, it doesn't scuff too easily and it holds up well over time? Looking for something a bit more casual than the cordovan #8 SW bals I just bought. Thanks for the help.

 

 

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Originally Posted by plato View Post


Hi. First post. What are the pair in the fourth pic down? PTB's, obviously, but which color and last? Cordovan? And are those stock laces, or where are they from? Thanks.


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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Old pics.



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post #24126 of 122416
They appear to be the Leffot All Weather Walker, on Plantation Crepe Sole.... With different laces, perhaps?

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http://leffot.com/2010/01/24/all-weather-walker-make-up/
post #24127 of 122416
Though maybe not. I don't see the leather tip at the toe of the sole on the pic you posted.
post #24128 of 122416
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Originally Posted by plato View Post

Hello. Think my other post was held up because I just joined, so pardon the re-post, but no one seems to have seen it to give an answer. What are the shoes in the pic below (I cropped the original post with pics down to just the one in question)? Are they these:

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-plain-toe-blucher-barrie-last-brown-chrome-excel/pvc-ald-mxsdlp-9432s_ald_m_plain_toe_blucher_barrie_last.html

which I think are these:

http://www.aldenshoe.com/cat_ane7_9430s.htm
in the
9432S   Brown Aniline Pull-Up

Do people here have good experiences with chromexel? By which I mean, it doesn't scuff too easily and it holds up well over time? Looking for something a bit more casual than the cordovan #8 SW bals I just bought. Thanks for the help.





.... those will be A LOT more casual than the #8 bals... if you're shooting for glaringly casual, I think the tobacco looks best (from the shoemart link you posted)
post #24129 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

very nice...deets? We got something similar going at Epaulet on preorder.

Looks like he is in Hong Kong. Tassels maybe?
post #24130 of 122416
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Originally Posted by plato View Post

Hello. Think my other post was held up because I just joined, so pardon the re-post, but no one seems to have seen it to give an answer. What are the shoes in the pic below (I cropped the original post with pics down to just the one in question)? Are they these:

 

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-plain-toe-blucher-barrie-last-brown-chrome-excel/pvc-ald-mxsdlp-9432s_ald_m_plain_toe_blucher_barrie_last.html

 

which I think are these:

 

http://www.aldenshoe.com/cat_ane7_9430s.htm

in the

9432S   Brown Aniline Pull-Up

 

Do people here have good experiences with chromexel? By which I mean, it doesn't scuff too easily and it holds up well over time? Looking for something a bit more casual than the cordovan #8 SW bals I just bought. Thanks for the help.

 

 



 


I'm almost certain those are the Winn Perry CXL PTBs. CXL is great, here's a few pics of my small CXL collection the Winn Perry CXL Workman Oxford & LS CXL NST.

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Too bad I missed out on the LS CXL chukka for they look great…
post #24131 of 122416
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

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?
...

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

imo CXL is a great leather for true lace up, high boots, b/c I think those are a touch more casual than chukkas and CXL is a really casual leather. like the Roy boot - to me that that is the ideal use of CXL. or if you like Indy boots, then the LS Ultimate Indy. I don't particularly like CXL in any shoe, really, but love it in boots.

if I were you starting from scratch (and could actually find a chukka that fit me smile.gif )I probably would go with

Ravello chukka
CXL high boot (Roy, Indy, etc)

I think those are very different from one another..Cigar is closer to CXL I think than Ravello anyways
post #24132 of 122416
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Originally Posted by plato View Post

Hello. Think my other post was held up because I just joined, so pardon the re-post, but no one seems to have seen it to give an answer. What are the shoes in the pic below (I cropped the original post with pics down to just the one in question)? Are they these:

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-plain-toe-blucher-barrie-last-brown-chrome-excel/pvc-ald-mxsdlp-9432s_ald_m_plain_toe_blucher_barrie_last.html

which I think are these:

http://www.aldenshoe.com/cat_ane7_9430s.htm
in the
9432S   Brown Aniline Pull-Up

Do people here have good experiences with chromexel? By which I mean, it doesn't scuff too easily and it holds up well over time? Looking for something a bit more casual than the cordovan #8 SW bals I just bought. Thanks for the help.

Quote:
Originally Posted by plato View Post

Hi. First post. What are the pair in the fourth pic down? PTB's, obviously, but which color and last? Cordovan? And are those stock laces, or where are they from? Thanks.
Quote:
Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Old pics.
aldencxlptb.jpg
 

Those are indeed Winn Perry CXLs. Barrie last. Looking rather dusty.
post #24133 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by plato View Post

Hello. Think my other post was held up because I just joined, so pardon the re-post, but no one seems to have seen it to give an answer. What are the shoes in the pic below (I cropped the original post with pics down to just the one in question)? Are they these:

 

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-plain-toe-blucher-barrie-last-brown-chrome-excel/pvc-ald-mxsdlp-9432s_ald_m_plain_toe_blucher_barrie_last.html

 

which I think are these:

 

http://www.aldenshoe.com/cat_ane7_9430s.htm

in the

9432S   Brown Aniline Pull-Up

 

Do people here have good experiences with chromexel? By which I mean, it doesn't scuff too easily and it holds up well over time? Looking for something a bit more casual than the cordovan #8 SW bals I just bought. Thanks for the help.

 

 



 


I don't think these are made of the same leather. I was looking at the CXL last week when I was in the Shoe Mart store - brown CXL is really a beautiful leather. My Indy boot are made of brown CXL, next to my new love cordovan I think this is the best looking and most rugged leather out there.

 

post #24134 of 122416
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

I'd almost lean toward CXL...they look sharp and look like a great casual year round boot...though so would the ravello and cigar, etc. Clearly that's no help at all. Back to lurking....
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post

imo CXL is a great leather for true lace up, high boots, b/c I think those are a touch more casual than chukkas and CXL is a really casual leather. like the Roy boot - to me that that is the ideal use of CXL. or if you like Indy boots, then the LS Ultimate Indy. I don't particularly like CXL in any shoe, really, but love it in boots.
if I were you starting from scratch (and could actually find a chukka that fit me smile.gif )I probably would go with
Ravello chukka
CXL high boot (Roy, Indy, etc)
I think those are very different from one another..Cigar is closer to CXL I think than Ravello anyways

Thanks for all the replies guys! I may not have been super clear in my first post however. I already own the LS CXL Chukka and was unsure if a Ravello version of the chukka would be too similar.
I think perhaps i'm reaching a little too much and should sit tight and wait of a shortwing blucher to pop up...confused.gif
post #24135 of 122416
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Thanks for all the replies guys! I may not have been super clear in my first post however. I already own the LS CXL Chukka and was unsure if a Ravello version of the chukka would be too similar.
I think perhaps i'm reaching a little too much and should sit tight and wait of a shortwing blucher to pop up...confused.gif

If you think they would be too similar you might sell your cxl ones and put the money towards the shells.
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