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post #72271 of 122416
Bought the last pair... Super excited
http://www.trunkclothiers.com/indy-boot-3.html
post #72272 of 122416
So, in the surprise of the week for me, I just got a call from DC telling me that the person ahead of me on the list is passing on the ravello medallion captoe in my size. I'm not sure if I want it, as I've spent my Alden money for the month on some recent acquisitions. My question is: in a shoe lineup consisting mostly of shell lwb's (including the new ravello from this past summer), PTBs, and an lhs and cadet shoe, would the ravello medallion cap be somewhat redundant? I do wear suits from time to time, so a plaza lasted shoe would arguably make sense (but then again, like many have said, everyday nonSF folks will think nothing about whether I'm violating the suits with Barrie lasted blucher rule). That said, i try to stick with jeans or chinos with a blazer when i can. What to do? Thanks for any feedback you can offer.
post #72273 of 122416
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Originally Posted by anrobit View Post
 

I personally wouldn't buy it from Rancourt. Poly insoles on their boots are a dealbreaker for me.

 

Their handsewns are wonderful though

Where would you go, then? Specifically for a shortwing shoe, not a boot. #8 cordovan without glaze, with a commando (maybe dainite) sole.

post #72274 of 122416
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

So, in the surprise of the week for me, I just got a call from DC telling me that the person ahead of me on the list is passing on the ravello medallion captoe in my size. I'm not sure if I want it, as I've spent my Alden money for the month on some recent acquisitions. My question is: in a shoe lineup consisting mostly of shell lwb's (including the new ravello from this past summer), PTBs, and an lhs and cadet shoe, would the ravello medallion cap be somewhat redundant? I do wear suits from time to time, so a plaza lasted shoe would arguably make sense (but then again, like many have said, everyday nonSF folks will think nothing about whether I'm violating the suits with Barrie lasted blucher rule). That said, i try to stick with jeans or chinos with a blazer when i can. What to do? Thanks for any feedback you can offer.

I'm biased, but my vote is yes.  I think they're a unique makeup that you don't see every day.  And although the color is not a "traditional" ravello, it's a really nice butterscotch color that I think will patina into a nice color.  It's going to be my go-to suit shoe for most occasions.  I like having a more formal shoe when it's needed.

post #72275 of 122416
Long time lurker, first time poster!! My modest collection of Alden's...

And the family shot...
post #72276 of 122416
Some of you may hate me doing this, but let me set the record straight. I am no glazing hater.



Started with the de-glazed Tanker:



I used my finger nails and scratched hard:







I applied some Renovateur:



And brushed vigorously for about 1 minute:






Edited by mtc2000 - 1/30/14 at 2:47pm
post #72277 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Hill View Post

Does anyone own this shoe? If so, could you post some in-the-wild pictures?
https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~18580/18580.jsp

It says the color is dark brown, but they look burgundy in the pictures.

I have a pair of them. There's nothing remotely 'burgundy; about them.
post #72278 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kwanon View Post
 

Where would you go, then? Specifically for a shortwing shoe, not a boot. #8 cordovan without glaze, with a commando (maybe dainite) sole.

One of the European shoemakers for sure. I'm not extremely familiar with them, but I know I would rather not have a blake rapid with a leatherboard insole.

post #72279 of 122416
what are you guys doing as far as care for your CXL indy boots?
I've just been brushing them every once in a while but figured since I do wear them in the rain that maybe they need some more care.
post #72280 of 122416
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

Bought the last pair... Super excited
http://www.trunkclothiers.com/indy-boot-3.html

 

I saw it but wasn't available in my size. Although my size seems to be a popular one around here - 8.5D.

post #72281 of 122416

A new lighter suede "Union Hill" Indy boot on the Need Supply site. The links on it don't work yet.

post #72282 of 122416

Finally got a chance to wear my new captoe color 8 boots for a few minutes between when the contractors left and before the wife came home.

 

post #72283 of 122416
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Originally Posted by poena View Post

what are you guys doing as far as care for your CXL indy boots?
I've just been brushing them every once in a while but figured since I do wear them in the rain that maybe they need some more care.

I apply Obenauf's HDLP for weather protection to my CXL boots.  Works great for me.

post #72284 of 122416
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Originally Posted by green garden View Post
 

I apply Obenauf's HDLP for weather protection to my CXL boots.  Works great for me.

You really don't need HDLP on cxl. It's very weather resistant on its own.

post #72285 of 122416
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post


Pretty much what I was thinking. Thanks.

To maintain volume, you can size up 1 on length but have to size down 1 on width.  I think this is the typical rule of thumb  So 12.5D = 13C.

 

 http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2010/05/edward-green-tips-on-fitting.html#.UurSYPldVyw

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