I thought it was just me...I kept seeing this pics of new Ravello...and then going back and looking at my 6 mos old WingTip boots from SMart and was like- whats the deal?...was sorta hoping I was just imagining it as I like the darker better...
Oh well...they are still beautiful
Can you post any pics of your ravello boots? The shoe mart ones are a bit different in other respects as well, aren't they?...storm welted...speed lacing?
Anyone care to share their opinions on how the shoe mart wingtip boots compare to other available ones?
Those pics along with the ones just posted above pretty much convince me that I prefer the storm-welt on Barrie last Shell Wingtip Boots. Maybe, it makes them less versatile, but for some reason I just prefer the look over the "dress boot" style ones that are flat welt, at least with more refined leathers like shell. With the CXL and Suede Wingtip boots, the flat welt look fine to me. Amazing how a tiny strip of leather trim can affect things...
That said, the Shell Jumper Boots work with flat welt...I think the chunkier TB last balances things out enough so it doesn't look like dress-boot-ish.
Shoemart relayed to me that it is possible to get the Shell wingtip boot with no speed-lacing, but would be an extra few months.
- What do people think of the Ravello WT boot, speed-lacing vs. eyelets?
Originally Posted by Thor
I posted some pics when I first got them- they can be seen here:
Can anyone comment on the difference in fit between Barrie and Trubalance boots in terms of heel and ankle/instep room? My Trubalance jumper boots are pretty roomy in both respects. Even when sizing down 1/2 size, I'm tying my laces almost to max tightness from the instep and higher.
I'd consider sticking TTS instead of sizing down on Barrie last boots so I can wear a little thicker socks. But I don't want to run into same issue of heel and ankle/instep then being to roomy.