I just picked up some 403s. Contrary to prevailing advice I didn't size down as my TTS fit perfectly (I tried on a half size down which felt a bit tight). I am concerned though that the boots will stretch and end up being too big. How much will the 403s likely stretch?
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Styleforum Top Pickspost #28682 of 1224165/22/12 at 8:50pmpost #28683 of 1224165/22/12 at 8:57pmQuote:Quote:Originally Posted by mediahound
I think a lot of people tell themselves "If I'm gonna get black shoes, I may as well just get calf.".
What they don't realize though is the black shell requires tons less work and maintenance to be shiny and won't look all cracked in a few years either.
I like my pair of black shell BB PTBs quite a lot and would definitely not trade it for a calf version.
Thanks! Strangely, that actually convinced me to get #8 now and some interesting make up in black calf or shell when it comes along.post #28684 of 1224165/22/12 at 8:57pmpost #28685 of 1224165/22/12 at 8:57pmpost #28686 of 1224165/22/12 at 9:04pmQuote:
Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I mean, I know how rare #4 is and a single order MTO is just not plausible. But yeah.... I could of really messed with some heads.
Finally got some sun on them. They really are red. Is this normal for ravello?post #28687 of 1224165/22/12 at 9:11pmQuote:
How long before they stretched?Quote:
Red is good . . .post #28688 of 1224165/22/12 at 9:12pmQuote:Quote:
They look really dark, not your typical ravello tonepost #28689 of 1224165/22/12 at 9:16pmpost #28690 of 1224165/22/12 at 9:16pm
Oh I agree, I'm in love with these. I was pretty shocked when I pulled them out of the box.
I know ravello can vary in tone but I havent seen one this red. As dsmivtr said I could almost pass these off as #4.Quote:
I ordered Ravello LWB from Alden DC. This is what was in the box. It cant be possible that I got #4 by mistake... right?post #28691 of 1224165/22/12 at 9:41pmpost #28692 of 1224165/22/12 at 9:44pmpost #28693 of 1224165/22/12 at 9:45pmpost #28694 of 1224165/22/12 at 10:42pm
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