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post #70786 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post





Darn you guys!!! I have always really wanted to go to Italy!!! Now you guys are making it even more tempting. That looks absolutely beautiful and just searching the Internet and Wiki about Ravello, Italy, it just looks magnificent. Maybe I should have another Ravello week, but this time Ravello, Italy! :-)

Have a good one.

-Mike

Sell current Ravello week and fund another Ravello week!! Problem solved
post #70787 of 122416
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Originally Posted by southbound35 View Post


Only one man's opinion, but here goes...

My casual workplace precludes me from having much use for many pairs of dress shoes. But, even if I did have the opportunity to wear dress shoes more often, I don't think I'd buy/wear a captoe blucher. Its very existence seems rather odd duck to me; to me, straight captoe says "dress shoe" and blucher says "casual shoe". Obviously, the double sole and the cordovan take it down a level or two on the the formality scale; but, even with that combo, I still find the straight cap blucher "off". I realize I'm probably in the minority, but I'm even put off by most punch cap bluchers, though not as much as straight cap bluchers.

I wear mine all the time with suits.  In addition, 99% of the population see the captoe and think, "business wear".  Here are my dble sole BB/2160s shells:

 

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post #70788 of 122416
^ I've always admired this make-up. Well done cool arrow
post #70789 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post


Pat, I think I remember you saying you achieved this shine with just a brush and cloth, but no product, is that right?  I can't help but doubt that you didn't use any wax.

No wax on the cigar PTB's. The #8 boots have seen wax on the cap. PTB's looked great out of the box but I'm guessing I used Reno on those at some point before the pic was taken.
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


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nephew,
good shine on your cigars

thanks uncle.

 

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

 

Sir, as per your request, here is a comparison of the "Rare" Shells in the LWB.

 

Left to Right: Whiskey, Cigar, Ravello w/ Dark Edges, Ravello w/ Antique Edges

 

Left to Right: Cigar, Ravello w/ Dark Edges, Ravello w/ Antique Edges

 

-Mike

'92 Barcelona dream team right there. I think the cigars would be mj.

 

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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

The view from Villa Cimbrone is probably one of the most beautiful things on earth.

have not made it to villa cimbrone or the real ravello yet. went to lake louise in Canada years ago. it was majestic.

not my picture, we went before digital cameras.

lake louise (Click to show)

post #70791 of 122416

16 "favorite alden" entries so far

i'll add them up and share results after the charger-broncos game sunday night.

because i'm a huge nerd.

post #70792 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Tommi View Post

Yet another pair of Aldens. My 7th maybe? I've lost count of them. 3rd Alden shell pair in any case.

A rare cap-toe blucher model (with double leather sole) which fit me very nicely and look exquisite. They are the most versatile shoes I can imagine right now. However, I'm a bit concerned about having too many pairs of shoes already and of course I invested a considerable amount of money in them, so it would be a pity if I wouldn't use them much. I'm kind of afraid that longwings and other shoes that fit my style best marginalize them.

Your thoughts?
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If you wear suits, sport coats, and wool trousers regularly, and especially if you're okay with wearing bluchers with suits, then like sevenfoldtieguy said, I think this shoe is a great option. Otherwise, they could still work for you, but it's not as clear a choice.

My work attire is pretty casual -- usually chinos (sometimes denim on Fridays) and an OCBD. While I've considered a CTB in the past, I've decided that PTB, NST, LHS, etc. better suit my needs and style. I would, however, consider a CTB boot because I think it's much easier to wear them casually (yet they can still be dressed up).
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

^ I've always admired this make-up. Well done cool arrow
+1
post #70794 of 122416
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post
 

Got these last time LS offered them.

Do you have any photos of them outside of the box? I can't seem to find any...

post #70795 of 122416
Favorite for now are my new wingtip color 8 boots on commando. Dream makeup would be a medallion Captoe boot on commando , color 8 with an antique edge. BTW I would wear both with a suit.
As for the formality issue, that black balmoral standard is dead IMHO. I'm a lawyer and and wear a suit often and at least a jacket and tie most days. I was in court yesterday with about 15 other lawyers in suits. I wore a grey BB 1818 suit with my wingtip commando color 8 boots. I easily had on the nicest shoes. Most of the others, even if they were wearing nice suits had on crappy rubber soled shoes or the standard Bostonian or J&M black calf balmorals all beat up and in need of a shine and new heals.
I personally don't care for balmorals and have never owned a single pair. I am a blucher man all the way.
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My contribution to Ravello week

 

post #70797 of 122416
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Originally Posted by coinopcollector View Post

Favorite for now are my new wingtip color 8 boots on commando. Dream makeup would be a medallion Captoe boot on commando , color 8 with an antique edge. BTW I would wear both with a suit.
As for the formality issue, that black balmoral standard is dead IMHO. I'm a lawyer and and wear a suit often and at least a jacket and tie most days. I was in court yesterday with about 15 other lawyers in suits. I wore a grey BB 1818 suit with my wingtip commando color 8 boots. I easily had on the nicest shoes. Most of the others, even if they were wearing nice suits had on crappy rubber soled shoes or the standard Bostonian or J&M black calf balmorals all beat up and in need of a shine and new heals.
I personally don't care for balmorals and have never owned a single pair. I am a blucher man all the way.

Exactly right (though I like my balmorals)
post #70798 of 122416
My favourite shoe (that I own) is the Tanker Boot in colour 8.

My dream shoe would be a cigar tanker or a whiskey long wing.
post #70799 of 122416
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Originally Posted by coinopcollector View Post

Favorite for now are my new wingtip color 8 boots on commando. Dream makeup would be a medallion Captoe boot on commando , color 8 with an antique edge. BTW I would wear both with a suit.
As for the formality issue, that black balmoral standard is dead IMHO. I'm a lawyer and and wear a suit often and at least a jacket and tie most days. I was in court yesterday with about 15 other lawyers in suits. I wore a grey BB 1818 suit with my wingtip commando color 8 boots. I easily had on the nicest shoes. Most of the others, even if they were wearing nice suits had on crappy rubber soled shoes or the standard Bostonian or J&M black calf balmorals all beat up and in need of a shine and new heals.
I personally don't care for balmorals and have never owned a single pair. I am a blucher man all the way.

Agreed. The notion of Bluchers not being adequately dressy always struck me as strange.
post #70800 of 122416
Depends where you work.
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