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post #60826 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

made it into the city to pick these up






to go along with their brothers that came in on tuesday



Very nice, Are the LWB from DC or NY?

Thanks.
post #60827 of 122416
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This batch of Ravello is certainly darker, but has some really nice variation to it. It is almost like a hybrid of Ravello and the Marlowe. I will try and get some better pics up this weekend.

 

Promise to self --- I will one day own some ravello shell.....Awesome color, rydenfan

post #60828 of 122416
Beautiful shoes kwhitelaw and rydenfan

Roggie - I kind of had the same type of question in my head for the past few days. I bought some seconds last week of the #8 captoe in dark eggplant with black welt and was wondering if i don't shine them up, will they look more casual to go with my jeans and khaki daily wear. I think if they had a lighter welt they would have a more casual feel. I can only find some staining issues on the inside toongue and the lining of the tongue doesnt cover all the shell. That may be normal, otherwise they seem to be pretty 1st rate shoes.

Reverso - what was the sole on the dark suede plain toe boot? Kinda what i was looking for when I bought the #8's last week.

beautiful pics this week. I have really enjoyed seeing all the new aquisitions


all the best


DuckOB
post #60829 of 122416
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Originally Posted by epc2 View Post


Very nice, Are the LWB from DC or NY?

Thanks.

I should have specified, sorry.

 

LWB from DC

PTB from NY

post #60830 of 122416
New Ravello certainly is dark.



One shoe seems more reddish and to have a lot more variation. I need to think on these.
post #60831 of 122416
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If you like the Harlech, this thread may be of interest.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/362536/crockett-jones-modified-brown-cordovan-harlech-mto

If you like the country boot style with blobby lasts that make the barrie seem sleek in comparison then Tricker's are for you. The AS country boots aren't bad but the country boot is Tricker's bread and butter. Tricker's also do sleeker boots like the Harlech but they're not usually standard production models. The Jermyn store might have some special make up though.

I'd personally concentrate on C&J but that's because my closet is already full of Tricker's.

Pricewise, don't forget to do whatever it is you have to do to be able to claim back VAT which is like 20%.

 

Very interesting thread there.  and thanks for your input, zippyh.  I hear you about the VAT.  I'm sure this is another whole world from Aldens.  I just want some variety...

post #60832 of 122416

hadn't seen the newer shade on a chukka. have to admit, I like the lighter shade for that makeup, so I'll be waiting for the future.

 

also, I find my self preferring the antique edging to the brown edging, all tho both pickups this week are dark <shrug> no choice

post #60833 of 122416
Where did the chukkas come from?
post #60834 of 122416
Kwhite: I definitely agree that I prefer the light edging. I had the chance to pick up a pair of Ravello LWBs with antique edging when I got my Cigar LWBs (also antique) but, with how dark the Ravello is now, they would've looked damn near the same shoe.

Also, hopefully this photo shows the color difference a bit:



The right shoe (on the left in the photo) has a red translucent look going on in the toe area. The other shoe is more of a solid brown. Am I just being nuts here, or is there a noticeable difference? And, if so, will the difference become less noticeable with time?
post #60835 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Where did the chukkas come from?

Alden DC.
post #60836 of 122416
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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post

Kwhite: I definitely agree that I prefer the light edging. I had the chance to pick up a pair of Ravello LWBs with antique edging when I got my Cigar LWBs (also antique) but, with how dark the Ravello is now, they would've looked damn near the same shoe.

Also, hopefully this photo shows the color difference a bit:



The right shoe (on the left in the photo) has a red translucent look going on in the toe area. The other shoe is more of a solid brown. Am I just being nuts here, or is there a noticeable difference? And, if so, will the difference become less noticeable with time?

My anatomica seconds were seconds for this reason I believe. After maybe 30 wears its still apparent. Bugs me a little and if they were firsts I'd want an exchange
post #60837 of 122416
Thank You, it's harder to tell in doors as the lighting could play a strong roll. They do however appear to be different shades. I would keep them grails come around only so often.
post #60838 of 122416
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Why break up a fine combination!  Great looking boots my friend.  Enjoy in great health...icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

thanks so much Sir !
post #60839 of 122416
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Kwhite: I definitely agree that I prefer the light edging. I had the chance to pick up a pair of Ravello LWBs with antique edging when I got my Cigar LWBs (also antique) but, with how dark the Ravello is now, they would've looked damn near the same shoe.
 

As someone that has both ravello and cigar LWB, I prefer the dark brown edge on the ravello.  (A) It makes the ravello more versatile in that it can be dressed up; the light edge pretty much makes it one dimensional... casual to business casual.  (B) you would in fact have approximately the same shoe as the Cigar with antique edge.  If I could only have one or the other, I might have different preference.

post #60840 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post


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.

 

 

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I find my self preferring the antique edging to the brown edging, all tho both pickups this week are dark <shrug> no choice
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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post

Kwhite: I definitely agree that I prefer the light edging.
Am I just being nuts here, or is there a noticeable difference? 

There is a noticeable difference.

 

+1 on Ravello with Antique Edge.

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