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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 2775post #41611 of 1224161/23/13 at 5:55ampost #41612 of 1224161/23/13 at 6:34amQuote:Originally Posted by MickCollins1916
I owned the AF60 from Alden-of-Carmel, which is a captoe on the plaza in black shell, and ended up getting rid of them. With the commando sole, they were too military looking for my purposes. I thought the same of the Alden DC version on Grant when I saw them recently. All depends on the look one is going for I guess. I have the cigar version, and I am not wild about the commando sole on it, really, but I dig the Grant last.
Love the Shoemart Indy on commando. It's far more casual by nature though, so maybe that's why I don't mind the sole in that context. But I also recently sold a cigar pair on commando, and that was part of the reason I parted with them (along with the hand stitched apron).
#8 loafers on Grant today.
Thanks for the feedback.
The AF60, at least currently, is on the Barrie:
If it were on the Plaza I would have bought it yesterday.post #41613 of 1224161/23/13 at 6:35ampost #41614 of 1224161/23/13 at 6:35amQuote:
I have gotten to the point of actually preferring the commando sole on Alden high boots. Thanks for the feedback.post #41615 of 1224161/23/13 at 6:37ampost #41616 of 1224161/23/13 at 6:38ampost #41617 of 1224161/23/13 at 6:57ampost #41618 of 1224161/23/13 at 6:59amQuote:
How is it that you ended up buying two pairs of ravello longwings?
I'm debating keeping both the ravello longwings and the brown scotchgrain longwings. These are different, but are they different enough? What do you guys think.post #41619 of 1224161/23/13 at 7:02amQuote:
I haven't worn my Alden SF ravello longwings, and the two were different enough for me to check out the J Crew version (I could always return or sell a pair)... But the more I think about it the more I may end up keeping both of these, as Mac recommended. The brass eyelets and antique sole really make a difference. Also, the shade of ravello is dark enough that there is a contrast between the leather and the antique sole - I had a pair of longwings (since sold) that was ligher, and the sole and leather looked too similar.
You should keep both of yours - that scotch grain longwing is a great rain dress shoe, and your ravello longwing has a dark sole, which is also a differentiatorpost #41620 of 1224161/23/13 at 7:15amQuote:Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy
Thanks for the feedback.
The AF60, at least currently, is on the Barrie:
If it were on the Plaza I would have bought it yesterday.
Here are the ones I used to own. Some days I regret selling them, because the Plaza looks great and is a comfortable last for me. But on the other hand, they just sat in my closet, and I funded (portions of) other purchases with their sale. So it worked out ok.post #41621 of 1224161/23/13 at 7:24amQuote:
I think they are sufficiently different to warrant keeping both. I had a pair of scotch grain wingtip boots that I really regret selling last year.post #41622 of 1224161/23/13 at 7:57amQuote:
I'll ask the question: Is it unnecessary to have the DC Grant captoes in #8 and Cigar...as well as the AF60 in black!?post #41623 of 1224161/23/13 at 7:59ampost #41624 of 1224161/23/13 at 8:06amQuote:Originally Posted by herrmjQuote:These look awesome! I love the brass eyelets.Originally Posted by pfurey
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The ravellos are in. I'm in love.
I really hope they sold out in my size... or else I'm in trouble.Quote:post #41625 of 1224161/23/13 at 8:20amQuote:
Unnecessary is in the eye of the beholder....
If you're active here, I suspect you already know the answer. Must have them all
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