this is one of alden best models and it would be nice to have the rainbow. I would take cigar over ravello
I completely agree. I think my most worn Alden is actually the 986. I know it gets over looked for more rare models but when I cannot decide which shoe to wear to a meeting, out to dinner, etc. I simply go with the 986. I think it is such a versatile shoe. I also love what Tom at LS did recently having it re-soled with a natural welt and a red Dainite sole.
I would love to add a cigar version to my collection.
Alden x Leffot Naval Boots arrived today. Did anyone else who got these boots buy them in their tts and not their barrie size? I went barrie size, 11D, and it seems on first fitting that I should've gone with my tts of 11.5D like I had to with my Alden x J Crew perf cap toes. Could be just stiff new boots. Anyway, I will be employing a more extensive use of the Mac break-in Method thru the weekend with better pics to come.
I hope the break in method will provide the results you are looking for.