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Black BBBF LWB out to dinner tonight:
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LOVE THESE! Fantastic...are these grant last?
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

This is for trunks and the other kids who bought the Ravello Shortwings from LS. I've worn mine probably 4-5 times now... I am not sure if I should get a rubber top sole, thoughts?
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Those are ravello? Wow confused.gif they look like #8. Maybe it's the lighting at dusk.
Nothing against your pic but I hope my ravello is a LOT lighter than that when it gets to me.

I love the color in this picture worship2.gif.  In reality, how often do we wear shoes where we're outside in the middle of the day where the lighting is perfectly bright enough to view the true color.  I guess I usually wear my shells inside or in the evening.

 

If you typically wear yours in lots of daylight, I suspect your ravellos will darken significantly over time.  In this case, you might want to consider whiskey shell.

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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

The same could be said about those who hem too much; a la Pee-wee Herman.

I'm definitely on the pro selvage cuff route, but for my own taste, i prefer to actually cuff the top part of the roll back into the cuff itself so you don't see the chainstitch or finishing of the bottom of th jean.

I think it looks a little cleaner, but again that's just my take.
post #28579 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Can't you get a suede chukka in an E width from one of Alden's stores? I'm pretty sure Alden SF and possibly even TSM stocks E widths in these without having to do a special order. And with respect to the color, I think both look great and it all depends what you have more of a need for in your wardrobe. I'm still debating getting the snuff suede chukka, only because I already have a sand suede LWB on the way, and I really have no use for 2 different sand suede shoes.
ORLY? Any spoilers? These SWB's are great, but you have the chestnut Carmina shortwings from Epaulet right? Those seem relatively similar to these.

I do...just something about the Alden aesthetic...a bit more to the shoe in the forefoot that makes them oh so nice. I do love the Barrie last.
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Those are ravello? Wow confused.gif they look like #8. Maybe it's the lighting at dusk.
Nothing against your pic but I hope my ravello is a LOT lighter than that when it gets to me.

Ravello seems to vary more than the other rare Alden colors. I personally really like the "dark" ravello as exemplified by the tassels. "Light ravello" can be closer to the LWB below:

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EDIT - I actually plan on trying to darken those LWB over time using wax polish... Right now I am using some Saphir mahogany, but I may need to go darker
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Originally Posted by warrenjl1 View Post

Putting in an order for my next pair of Aldens on Saturday. (I'm an E width, so no special make ups or instant gratification for me...) I'm going with the unlined suede chukka, but can't decide on sand or snuff suede. I like the snuff suede better, but think it might be easier to wear the sand suede year-round. What are your experiences? What kind of belt do you wear with the snuff suede?

1) I really like Alden's sand suede. The snfuf seems like more of a fall color to me. When it comes to suede, the sand, navy and the "milkshake"/"marble" shades work the best from Alden

2) LIke mentioned before, a lot of retailers should stock E widths. If you decide to go with snuff, Leffot has E widths in stock on the leydon last now
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Anyone know anything about these boots (what shop put them out, etc.)? Don't recall seeing any pics of these on the thread. Really like the look of these.

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I know they're on Barrie last, and appear to have double oak leather outsole.

Thanks for any thoughts!
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

I'm definitely on the pro selvage cuff route, but for my own taste, i prefer to actually cuff the top part of the roll back into the cuff itself so you don't see the chainstitch or finishing of the bottom of th jean.
I think it looks a little cleaner, but again that's just my take.
Off topic: How do people get their cuffs to look and stay so nice. When I cuff they always look like shit. An old Army trick would have me using cardboard.
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

I do...just something about the Alden aesthetic...a bit more to the shoe in the forefoot that makes them oh so nice. I do love the Barrie last.

yeah I agree...I've been trying to look at other shoes recently but I keep going back to Alden every time I buy something
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Originally Posted by cloudshift View Post

Anyone know anything about these boots (what shop put them out, etc.)? Don't recall seeing any pics of these on the thread. Really like the look of these. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I know they're on Barrie last, and appear to have double oak leather outsole.

Thanks for any thoughts!

J. Gilbert/AOC did a pair like these only on Commando sole.

http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/Shoes-Brown_Wing_Tip_Boot_207.htm
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Originally Posted by LeJouvre View Post


Yes, here are the cute little newborns for you:-

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They are my little babies, and ever since they arrived my Aldens have felt very threatened and rejected and a lot of them have even left home!

That two tone is stunning, it's almost a shame that you're going to subject them to the environments you described.
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

LOVE THESE! Fantastic...are these grant last?

yup, the brooks brothers black fleece are on the grant last. perfect balance between pointy and blobby, i wish alden would make more shoes on that last.
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Does anyone have more info on the Alden offerings from Tres Bien shop?
Specifically what last these and these are on?
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

Does anyone have more info on the Alden offerings from Tres Bien shop?
Specifically what last these and these are on?

 

Both beautiful, but damn are they pricey! Is this a typical price point for these makeups?

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Both beautiful, but damn are they pricey! Is this a typical price point for these makeups?

Take out 20% to account for VAT... With free shipping and no US sales tax, these prices are comparable (or even lower) than they would be for me buying locally here in NYC
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