For anyone trying to decide between Cigar and Ravello LWBs, be advised that Cigar LWB is King of the LWBs.
If you own only one LWB, this should be it.
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While I agree that I would highly recommend getting a pair of the Cigar LWBs if means permits, I respectfully disagree with it being the King of the Gunboats. For me, "king status" for the LWB demands some versatility. The contrast in color with the antique edge makes it one-dimensionally casual. My ravello LWBs with dark edge can go casual to business casual (I even stretch it with suits that aren't super formal). I reach for my ravello much more frequently than my cigar because of my particular attire. This would be different if the edge and welt were dark brown. I have my RL Wingtip Marlows for this role.
In the end, I reach for my 975 the most frequently among my collection of LWBs.
If there is a make-up that Cigar rules above all else it would have to be the chukka as its function suits the casual role in one's wardrobe quite well.
... and I agree that whiskey suits the LHS marvelously.