Without having seen it in person, I'm inclined to agree.
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Thanks. I love 'em too. But I'd gladly trade them in for Halle Berry any day. Or night!Quote:Originally Posted by MrDV
Sazon, sazon, sazon....
I am happy for you because you seem like a nice guy, but you know how I feel about these boots.
I too remember finding out too late to get a pair of these. Could you put me out if my misery and take a side by side picture of your ravello sw boots and these? I remember you posted a few when your #4 were brand new. id like to see how the color has aged in comparison to your ravello.
Either way.... I hate you. I mean nice boots.
Thanks Mr. DV. I'm a nice guy in real life. Just ask my mother !
I don't have my Ravello SW boots anymore to compare these to, but I can tell you that I was looking back this morning of pix of these from their maiden voyage and they've lightened up faster and more noticeably than any shoe I've had. I'd say the #4 color has migrated to a #3!
Thanks for all the kind words today gents. For once in my life I got lucky. Sorry, twice.....just in case my wife is reading this board.post #60813 of 1224169/19/13 at 5:51pmQuote:Originally Posted by Bakes11771
I would think that a cigar (or even ravello) PTB and the 9015 (Color 8 Perf Toe Bal) would be better staples than the 9901 or 9016.
That is, if you are trying to build a well-rounded and useful shoe wardrobe, and not just buy as many shoes with the Alden logo on the heel pad as you possibly can.
In this regard, I am inclined to disagree. The 9016 is as appealing (to me) a black bal as I've seen. It's dressy but adds a little character with the perforations. Normally I prefer color 8 to black, but something about the 9016 screams at me. This will be the first Alden model that I will purchase in black shell before color 8.post #60814 of 1224169/19/13 at 5:58pmQuote:
Why break up a fine combination! Great looking boots my friend. Enjoy in great health...post #60815 of 1224169/19/13 at 6:00pmpost #60816 of 1224169/19/13 at 6:01pmpost #60817 of 1224169/19/13 at 6:10pmQuote:Originally Posted by luc13
i live in Germany and unfortunately i cant find a shop (one-line or bricks and Mortar) in Germany or Europe that would sell me the new Alden Leather Defender Spray for the Cordovan shoes.
did anyone know a place?
i tried to order in the USA but some shops dont ship it to Europe other take for 4 bottles round about 65 $ (what is normal) and for shipping another 100$ and more and this is ridicules.
All the Best.
Did you try asking Leather Soul? I bet they have the Defender and for sure they ship international.post #60818 of 1224169/19/13 at 6:11pmQuote:
Not sure that these have been "beaten up," but these are my most "lived-in" shell LWBs. I do try to care for them nicely though. Not sure if you would call that pampering.post #60819 of 1224169/19/13 at 6:15pmpost #60820 of 1224169/19/13 at 6:16pmQuote:Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster
In this regard, I am inclined to disagree. The 9016 is as appealing (to me) a black bal as I've seen. It's dressy but adds a little character with the perforations. Normally I prefer color 8 to black, but something about the 9016 screams at me. This will be the first Alden model that I will purchase in black shell before color 8.
Oddly enough, I agree with your disagreement! As you know, I've got both the 9015 & 9016, I'm actually wearing the 9016 at the moment.
While I think the 9015 is the better choice for a one-Balmoral-only shoe wardrobe because it works well with both navy and charcoal, my favorite business attire combo is a solid charcoal suit with a shiny black balmoral.post #60821 of 1224169/19/13 at 6:19pmpost #60822 of 1224169/19/13 at 6:23pmQuote:Originally Posted by kwhitelaw
to go along with their brothers that came in on tuesday
KWLaw, you've hit the ravello jackpot! What a pair to acquire in one week!!post #60823 of 1224169/19/13 at 6:28pmQuote:
Thank you my friend! I should be able to post comparison pics by this weekend.post #60824 of 1224169/19/13 at 6:30pmpost #60825 of 1224169/19/13 at 6:31pm
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