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post #75121 of 122416
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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

really glad i decided to keep these. brown suede 6-eyelet chukka from j. gilbert

Fine lookin' boot my friend.  Enjoy!

post #75122 of 122416
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post
 

^ 994 (monochromatic saddle, 270 flat welt, Barrie last) is severely underrated.  I've seen SFTG's pics of this model and they are outstanding.  The sleekest Barrie lasted shoe available, and 100% appropriate for all business attire.  After the 2210, my next acquisition for sure...

 

Not sure the saddle is a blucher though...

 

Could be wrong, but I think it is more appropriately described as an oxford..

 

SFTG, Please advise.

post #75123 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

That's fair enough RTP. I'm not exactly surprised you have the 975 as #1.

:D  I am a bit biased PapaD, however the difference in preference is minimal.  Here is my "least preferred blucher." (that sounds so bad...)


(New) Ravello ptb from Alden-SF

post #75124 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

 

Not sure the saddle is a blucher though...

 

Could be wrong, but I think it is more appropriately described as an oxford..

 

SFTG, Please advise.

Nice catch Bakes.  It is in fact an oxford, not a blucher.

post #75125 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Countingsheep View Post

Gas station shot on the way to a casual spring wedding. These are developing some intense creases

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Good looking shoes

post #75126 of 122416
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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

really glad i decided to keep these. brown suede 6-eyelet chukka from j. gilbert



I see some sites refer to a particular color as hummus suede. Is this brown what they mean?
post #75127 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Not sure the saddle is a blucher though...

Could be wrong, but I think it is more appropriately described as an oxford..

SFTG, Please advise.

You're absolutely right that the 994 is a bal. I guess I think of it functioning almost like a PTB that I sometimes forget it's technically not a blucher.* I edited my original post to note this.

*I think this is why this style is one of the most versatile Aldens. You can wear it just like a PTB, but dress it up perhaps even more due to the flat 270 welt, single leather sole, and the fact that they're bals. Saddle owners (MrDV, SFTG, ...), feel free to chime in.
Edited by Papa Doble - 3/1/14 at 7:13pm
post #75128 of 122416
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biggrin.gif   I am a bit biased PapaD, however the difference in preference is minimal.  Here is my "least preferred blucher." (that sounds so bad...) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



(New) Ravello ptb from Alden-SF

Least preferred in your collection, or in general? Either way, I think you're crazy. smile.gif I might go out on a limb and say if I had to choose only one Alden, a dark ravello PTB would be it. To each his own.
post #75129 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Least preferred in your collection, or in general? Either way, I think you're crazy. smile.gif I might go out on a limb and say if I had to choose only one Alden, a dark ravello PTB would be it. To each his own.

I said that comment tongue in cheek, given my blucher rankings. I am in fact, a big fan of the PTB.  I don't know if it is my most prized Alden possession, but I certainly would not give them up with any sort of purge as some have done in recent months.

post #75130 of 122416
Saddles could be Balmorals or Bluchers. Depending on the particular model.




Very different look. Non-Alden, just for reference (Vass in Ravello).

post #75131 of 122416
I have a cordovan specific question:

Are the names Whiskey, Ravello, and Cigar Horween terminology or is that specific to Alden?
post #75132 of 122416
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Originally Posted by SouthNarc View Post

I have a cordovan specific question:

Are the names Whiskey, Ravello, and Cigar Horween terminology or is that specific to Alden?

Not specific to Alden. You can get the above shades from different shoemakers.

ie. Carmina Whiskey Shell or Vass Cigar Shell
post #75133 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mtc2000 View Post

Saddles could be Balmorals or Bluchers. Depending on the particular model.




Very different look. Non-Alden, just for reference (Vass in Ravello).


Does Vass call that color ravello?

post #75134 of 122416
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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post

Not specific to Alden. You can get the above shades from different shoemakers.

ie. Carmina Whiskey Shell or Vass Cigar Shell

I agree on Cigar and Whiskey, but I have never heard anyone use the term Ravello.

Wonder what Vass called that color that you depicted. Reminds me a lot of the Allen Edmonds Walnut Shell Cordovan.

-Mike
post #75135 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

I agree on Cigar and Whiskey, but I have never heard anyone use the term Ravello.

Wonder what Vass called that color that you depicted. Reminds me a lot of the Allen Edmonds Walnut Shell Cordovan.

-Mike

I've been told by Nick Horween that the Color Ravello is an Alden exclusive. That does not say that the exact same color could be called something else.

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Steve
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