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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

How does Ravello look in real life? It looks really red in some pictures, and others look more like Whiskey.

To me its a light brown, not quite whiskey, but not near cigar. I'm not sure where the "red" comes from, though when i first started getting into Ravello, before I bought my LWBs, I saw a lot of red.

Here were my 9E LWB I sold after realizing they were too big:
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and my 9D Ravello LWB:
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9d's were significantly more red. But compared to #4:
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Edited by NewYorkIslander - 5/30/12 at 3:26am
post #29162 of 122416
These are starting to look yummie. What's happening with me, NYR?

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post #29163 of 122416
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These are starting to look yummie. What's happening with me, NYR?
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Love the exposed eyelets.
post #29164 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

These are starting to look yummie. What's happening with me, NYR?
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Those are VERY nice, and I don't like PTBs, but I'd grab those. Is that cigar? You've got the bug man. I know that some have issues with Alden, but their make ups meet a certain aesthetic that no one else can match. When you weigh the two, find a last and fit that works, nothing can top them. Then of course you have that great feeling of getting a shoe that you know will be coveted and rarely released, so weirdo's like us can fawn over 'em. Brilliant business model if you ask me...
post #29165 of 122416
Yes, cigar.

You might be right. : ) Not sure about lasts and sizes yet, I'll try some out next month.


Edit: those PTB's are not mine, btw. Just something I'm starting to like the esthetics of.
Edited by NOBD - 5/30/12 at 4:48am
post #29166 of 122416

Whiskey Wednesday

 

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NYR, those Ravello LWB look amazing!   

post #29167 of 122416
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Yeah can take a set of photos, any angle you want specifically?

Can't wait to see more photos. Love those PTB modified boots of yours.
post #29168 of 122416
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Yeah can take a set of photos, any angle you want specifically?

hmm, any angle really. i guess any angle that kind of highlights the bulbous/weird facets that everyone always complains about? to my eyes, they look awesome, so i am really curious to see what it is about the modified last that gets so many complaints.
post #29169 of 122416
Just polished my 2yo no.8 NST tonight.

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post #29170 of 122416
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Just polished my 2yo no.8 NST tonight.

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Very nice. What did you use to polish them?
post #29171 of 122416
NYR how did you size your atom shortwings? (they're on the tremont last right?)
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Help!  I have a pair of Ravello Tassle Loafers in 11.5D for a few more days to decide if they are big enough.  I normally wear an 11.5E in Aldens.  I know I should get an 11.5E but they just aren't to be found anywhere.  Do folks think the 11.5D might "stretch" enough to be comfortable?  I know people will react, "well, how tight are they?"  My answer is that they are snug.  I tried them on with thin socks and they are a little better, but still, snug.  (snug sounds better to me than tight.)

 

I am really looking to see if anyone has had experience with Alden Horween loafers and if they experienced enough of a stretch after wearing them?  I love Ravello and these are the only ones I could find in any style even close to my size.  I tried the same shoe in an 11E, but they were painfully tight, er ah, snug.

 

Any advice?

post #29173 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

Yes, cigar.
You might be right. : ) Not sure about lasts and sizes yet, I'll try some out next month.
Edit: those PTB's are not mine, btw. Just something I'm starting to like the esthetics of.

these are amazing. who offers cigar PTB with exposed eyelets like this?
post #29174 of 122416
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these are amazing. who offers cigar PTB with exposed eyelets like this?

+1

need more details.
post #29175 of 122416
Got my #8 longwings from NRO today. I'm definitely the first to try them on, they fit, they look great, and they were $516. Thanks again to whoever posted this deal.

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