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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

A reasoanble question, and one I will leave for others to answer.

But there are some - myself included - that prefer other colors to color 4.

Dbear: very good question; pondered this as well.

I would want Ravello and Whiskey just as much, and a heck of a lot happier if it were more readily available!
post #50987 of 122416
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Welcome to the Forum!  Holding out for restock in my opinion is not a good move.  The forecast for restock of shell cordovan in any color is bleak, but rare colors is pretty much not happening for the next 12 months or if ever.  Depending on your shoe size...your best bet is to call or email as many Alden stores as you can.  It's worked well for many of the forum members.  Check eBay too.  CXL and calf leather are great options too, but even those can be hard to find depending on your shoe size.  I'm sure others will have their tips too!

 

Good Luck.

 

See Ya,

Steve

 

Good to know, I keep reading about folks still waiting for orders over a year old to get fulfilled. Don't think I have that kind of patience.

 

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Welcome! Did you see the CXL PTB that Epaulet and Need Supply got in today? I think that would be an extremely versatile shoe for you

 

I did and they did look very attractive. But I do own some Wolverine 1Ks with a plain toe so hoping for something a little different to spice up my foot game.

 

I don't know if this is voodoo but I'm sure this has plenty of watchers already, but a pair of Ravello LWB in my size is up on the Bay. They appear to be in great shape and considering how long some of the waits are, think this could be something to keep my eye on. Seems very dark for Ravello but I'm going to attribute that to the lighting. Condition seem fair for a second hand pair of Aldens?

 

Thanks everyone.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251275680383?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

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Originally Posted by milesbeyond View Post

Good to know, I keep reading about folks still waiting for orders over a year old to get fulfilled. Don't think I have that kind of patience.


I did and they did look very attractive. But I do own some Wolverine 1Ks with a plain toe so hoping for something a little different to spice up my foot game.

I don't know if this is voodoo but I'm sure this has plenty of watchers already, but a pair of Ravello LWB in my size is up on the Bay. They appear to be in great shape and considering how long some of the waits are, think this could be something to keep my eye on. Seems very dark for Ravello but I'm going to attribute that to the lighting. Condition seem fair for a second hand pair of Aldens?

Thanks everyone.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251275680383?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649


Those look very, very dark to me. Doesn't look like Ravello, at least on my screen
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post


Those look very, very dark to me. Doesn't look like Ravello, at least on my screen

 

Lousy lighting,Miles it's a good thing I just picked up two pair and put in an order for the suede boots from J. Gilbert, you and I wear the same size.

post #50990 of 122416
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Welcome! Did you see the CXL PTB that Epaulet and Need Supply got in today? I think that would be an extremely versatile shoe for you

Gorgeous but begging for double leather sole in my eyes... Maybe scoop em up, wear the hell out of em and resole accordingly?

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Gorgeous but begging for double leather sole in my eyes... Maybe scoop em up, wear the hell out of em and resole accordingly?

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I have this PTB in the snuff suede (same sole I believe) and it is literally more comfortable than any pair of sneakers I own. I think the double leather sole would look nice but not be as comfortable. 

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Originally Posted by 45bur View Post

Alright, I know that sizing questions have been beat to death in this thread, but bear with me. I wear a 7.5D indy boot and it fits perfectly. My foot fills out the toebox in length and width ideally. Now, if i were to order a Barrie-lasted shoe, would it be best to go 7.5E or 8D? As i understand it, the Barrie last is slightly less wide than trubalance, and I am concerned that the reduced width will not accomodate my feet. Thanks for helping guys.

 

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I would go with your Trubalance size or a half width up, if the Trubalance fits snug without much room.  The other issue is, will you wear the same kind of socks for both?  It's likely you will not as few wear dress socks (thin) with the Indy.  If you're picking up a barrie in a LWB, PTB, etc... you'll likely wear thin dress socks.

 

If all this is correct, I would stay with the same size, especially if you are looking to go with a LWB, which tends to be a little wider than other barrie-lasted shoes.

 

Hope this proves to be helpful.  Good luck my friend!

Same experience for me.  While I find the Trubalance having a bit more room, it is compensated by the type of socks I use with the boots vs. Barrie lasted shoes.  So  if you are wearing thicker socks and have the Trubalance you are describing above, same size may be the way to go.  Nothing beats being able to fit the shoes though.

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


I like those. nod[1].gif

 

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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post


speechless, MrDV. As good as it gets.

 

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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

Those look nice!!

 

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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post


I feel like this boot trumps all. Better than the day tripper and the #4 cap toe imo.

I need some Plaza in my life

 

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Originally Posted by Calikid View Post

color is beautiful!

thank you all for the kind words.

post #50994 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

ravello boot on the plaza



nephew,
good looking nst boot, wear in good health
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are the shell indy's welt the same as the cxl / calf?  Just wondering about any fit differences, as i have only tried on the 405, but am considering shell without the ability to try on before purchase (and returning overseas would be prohibitive)

 

and fit difference between "storm welt" and "true goodyear"? 

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I know this has been discussed before but if I am an 8D in the Barrie/TruBalance is it possible for me to wear a 7.5E with success? My suede PTB 8D fit perfect but on my Chukkas and boots they are a bit tighter in the width. I have two pairs I am REALLY interested in that are 7.5E. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I know this has been discussed before but if I am an 8D in the Barrie/TruBalance is it possible for me to wear a 7.5E with success? My suede PTB 8D fit perfect but on my Chukkas and boots they are a bit tighter in the width. I have two pairs I am REALLY interested in that are 7.5E. Thanks!

 

I'm not sure what last you are interested in but if Leydon, I would imagine the 7.5E would be too short. If an 8D is perfect in Barrie, on Leydon you would likely need to go 8.5E. If your feet are narrow, you may be able to get by with an 8.5D Leydon but the Leydon runs quite narrow. Some shops only stock E widths in Leydon since on Leydon E is more like D. 

post #50998 of 122416

Sorry I am looking at other Barrie and TruBalance models but in 7.5E. Sometimes 8D is good, sometimes too tight, and sometimes too big depending on the model satisfied.gif

post #50999 of 122416

anyone have experience with the Kudu Chukka with mini commando sole? it seems quite versatile to me. 

 

 

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seems like a good alternative to a full on boot when doing things like helping a friend move, yet respectable enough to wear into a nice restaurant.

post #51000 of 122416
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Sorry I am looking at other Barrie and TruBalance models but in 7.5E. Sometimes 8D is good, sometimes too tight, and sometimes too big depending on the model satisfied.gif

difficult to say as it would really depend on your feet and how much room in the front of your toes there is when you wear 8D. 

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