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post #76171 of 122416

Hi,

 

Has anyone seen any chukkas or wingtip boots in 9e or 9.5d in ravello or cigar? I'd even be interested in a used pair of #8's?

 

They are, as we all know, hard to come by. I've seen plenty of 8's around, but cigar and ravello are favorites...

 

Thoughts?

 

Thanks!

 

Brian

post #76172 of 122416
Call Alden SF and/or DC. I know they had some possible availability yesterday....
post #76173 of 122416

Hi all, I did not see this discussed in the last thousand or so pages of this thread, so here goes: which Alden chukka (dark brown suede or shell #8) is most versatile in terms of being able to wear with jeans, chinos, and even suits? I imagine colors lighter than those two (e.g., snuff suede) would be limited to wearing with jeans. Can any chukka owners chime in? 

 

Based on experience, my inclination is to go with dark brown suede, but I wonder how sleek and formal the #8 shell appears, especially when compared to the dressier calf/suede chukkas out there (e.g., C&J Tetbury, C&J for Ralph Lauren MacCallum, Loake Kempton to name a few). 

 

Thanks!

post #76174 of 122416
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Originally Posted by unipair guy View Post
 

 

 

 

 

We tried something new with black calf and we would love to hear back from you gentlemen.  All feedback is appreciated!

both pairs are beautiful. must have boot!

post #76175 of 122416

vintage shell monks. arrived yesterday.

can't say for certain if they're whiskey or ravello. (mto style # inside)

what do you think?

 

post #76176 of 122416
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Originally Posted by 90shilling View Post
 

Hi all, I did not see this discussed in the last thousand or so pages of this thread, so here goes: which Alden chukka (dark brown suede or shell #8) is most versatile in terms of being able to wear with jeans, chinos, and even suits? I imagine colors lighter than those two (e.g., snuff suede) would be limited to wearing with jeans. Can any chukka owners chime in? 

 

Based on experience, my inclination is to go with dark brown suede, but I wonder how sleek and formal the #8 shell appears, especially when compared to the dressier calf/suede chukkas out there (e.g., C&J Tetbury, C&J for Ralph Lauren MacCallum, Loake Kempton to name a few). 

 

Thanks!

Not a chukka owner or fan so I am biased.  I do not see any Alden chukka working with a suit, period -- in a true business dress context.  If you are wearing a suit casually or business casual (that is, you could also opt NOT to wear a suit), then yeah, maybe a chukka COULD work if you do it well.  :nest:

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post #76178 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Briar Snob View Post
 

Beautiful.  Would be great if you'd start ordering in 12.5D's or follow Leffot's lead and let us know when you are putting an order in so we can get in on the make-up.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Techdaddy View Post
 

both pairs are beautiful. must have boot!

12.5D is not an easy sell in Asia. :embar:  If we have any interesting makeups I will try and post them up.  Thank you for your kind words gentlemen.

post #76179 of 122416
I know that 403s and 405s are a fav in this thread. so I sometimes ask myself if I am the only one that doesn't really buy into the design of the toe stitching on them...

Anyways, I read somewhere that the are stitched like that for a purpose to last longer with wear, is that true?
post #76180 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ironclad View Post

Sazon, I posted last December about my 405s. I have what I consider to be a robust shell boot collection including Cigar Indys and #8 Brixton with antique edge. But my 405s are probably my best all around boot (I dress casually) for durability, utility, weather resistance, and quite frankly me not having to give a crap about if it's going to rain or if I'm going to get a scuff or scratch. They don't stretch or bulge like people have recently been stating about CXL. They also don't develop those tight creases that CXL shoes/boots do in comparison to gentle rolls of shell. They're no fuss. My only  major complaint was the time for them to break in and look cool because if we're all honest they look pretty lame in all the Alden stock photos and don't look like much when you first see them. But after a while they were nicely broken in, conformed to my feet very well, and I think after aging for 9+ years looks WAY better than CXL Indys that are only a year or two old. I guess what I'm trying to say is...too many people overlook the 405 for 403s. I believe the 405 to be the better boot in the long run.

Here's my old post below -- please keep in mind that the color balance of the pictures is way off. Also, they are on neocork not commando. I would buy a second pair on commando if I could.

Thank you!
post #76181 of 122416
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Originally Posted by lint View Post

Here are mine.  I just gave them a quick wipe down and brush.  These are the older version with the cloth liner, had them for about 10 months, get worn 2-3 times a week. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





Thanks!
Both 405s are looking great! Appreciate the help.
post #76182 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

vintage shell monks. arrived yesterday.
can't say for certain if they're whiskey or ravello. (mto style # inside)
what do you think?





Not a monk guy at all but these are great. Love how understated they are

I would say Ravello. I always find the red tone Ravello and the honey tone Whiskey
post #76183 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

vintage shell monks. arrived yesterday.
can't say for certain if they're whiskey or ravello. (mto style # inside)
what do you think?

Most likely Whiskey. Somewhat depends on how vintage the shoes are. Technically, Alden did not use the name "Ravello" until relatively recently (i.e. six or seven years ago, I believe). There were Mahogany shell in the olden days though.
Edited by mtc2000 - 3/14/14 at 7:57pm
post #76184 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

Maiden voyage of my choco suede NST tankers from Leather Soul. These have been in a box in my closet for a couple months waiting for warmer weather. The weather isn't really much warmer today, but I couldn't wait any longer. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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those look great. just curious, why wait until warmer weather? because of snow? i've been wearing suede all winter and loving it.
post #76185 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tv2177 View Post

I know that 403s and 405s are a fav in this thread. so I sometimes ask myself if I am the only one that doesn't really buy into the design of the toe stitching on them...

Anyways, I read somewhere that the are stitched like that for a purpose to last longer with wear, is that true?

I also really don't the stitching on the toe. I have to admit they have grown on me a little, but only from hate to dislike.
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