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#8 ct boot

DV-those are really nice boots, specially with those cuffs and grass.  Excellent Photo!

 

See Ya,

Steve

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For what its worth I got in on the AOC Ravello LWB order.  I got in on the Leffot order too.  That means I have every color of Alden LWB but #2 and #4.  Do you think I can catch one of those in the next 10-15 years while I still give a damn?

 

See Ya,

Steve

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Nice looking PTBs. I like the look of snuff on the Dover pattern, but I already have them in tan suede, so I think I have that basis covered already.

-Mike

Mike,

 

that cold seems to have really affected you...of course you need both!! ;)

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Whiskey LWB today:

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Good to hear #aldenArmy brothers are getting in on some rare shell orders! Some great pics on the the thread the past few days.

King of Kings today for me.


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For what its worth I got in on the AOC Ravello LWB order.  I got in on the Leffot order too.  That means I have every color of Alden LWB but #2 and #4.  Do you think I can catch one of those in the next 10-15 years while I still give a damn?

 

See Ya,

Steve

I got in on the AoC Ravellos as well. I want the cigars too, but in my humble 6 shoe rotation, I only have 1 pair of bluchers which are the 975s. Had I ordered both the ravello and cigars, all 3 of my bluchers would have all been LWBs. I know that as my shoe collection grows, I will kick myself for not purchasing the cigar LWBs, but for now, I need to work on diversifying my shoe wardrobe. Hopefully the opportunity to purchase cigar LWBs presents itself again in a year or so. 

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Anyone looking to broaden their horizons should check out Carmina's sale section. They have 50% off shipping this month to the US which makes their sale shoes a steal if you wear the right size.

http://www.carminashoemaker.com/

I remember someone picked up a pair of their cognac shell LWBs a while back. I'm tempted since they have my size but would love to see pictures.

I don't see any shell offerings on sale. Am I looking in the wrong section?

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Theres not many shells on sale.  I saw 1.  They do have lots of shell shoe offering at the reduced shipping cost, but not on sale.

 

See Ya,

Steve

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I got in on the AoC Ravellos as well. I want the cigars too, but in my humble 6 shoe rotation, I only have 1 pair of bluchers which are the 975s. Had I ordered both the ravello and cigars, all 3 of my bluchers would have all been LWBs. I know that as my shoe collection grows, I will kick myself for not purchasing the cigar LWBs, but for now, I need to work on diversifying my shoe wardrobe. Hopefully the opportunity to purchase cigar LWBs presents itself again in a year or so. 

I think cigar shell LWB will be attainable in the future.  Ravello seems to be the hardest to get out of the 3 rare shell colors still being made.

 

I've seen a lot of talk about old Ravello vs. new Ravello, and old Cigar vs. new cigar.  I'm of the opinion that every batch is different.  If you think about it...Horween gets shipment of shell in year round.  I doubt the area where the shells are dipped into vats is precisely temperature controlled.  If you consider the wide temperature variance in Chicago...it has to impact the rate the hide absorbs the color.  In addition I would think each hide is different in how fat or slow it absorbs color.  No doubt darker colors hide imperfections better.

 

All I'm saying is my recent Cigar LWB, and Cigar CT boots are 2 shades of cigar and I like them both.  Anybody waiting on a perfect color range is dreaming.  I've seen a wide variance in the recent rare colors within the same group.  It's mainly luck of the draw IMHO.

 

See Ya,

Steve

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Ended up making an audible and swapping my Tan Suede LHS' for the Snuff Suede PTBs (My wear is super casual and I think these will get more use over time. I'll probably get the LHSes eventually too!) Maiden voyage for my first pair of Aldens!


Nice looking PTBs. I like the look of snuff on the Dover pattern, but I already have them in tan suede, so I think I have that basis covered already.

-Mike

I have unlined PTBs in snuff and tan. I really like both colors.
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Just took my snuff suede dovers out for their firstwalk today. While I love them, I just noticed this. Anyone have any idea what's going on here?

 

it's completely different colors and the texture is different.

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Just took my snuff suede dovers out for their firstwalk today. While I love them, I just noticed this. Anyone have any idea what's going on here?

 

it's completely different colors and the texture is different.

Brush them (with a suede brush) in a direction that lays the nap in a similar way.  The color and texture should be the same afterward.

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Originally Posted by meowmix1891 View Post

I don't see any shell offerings on sale. Am I looking in the wrong section?

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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

Theres not many shells on sale.  I saw 1.  They do have lots of shell shoe offering at the reduced shipping cost, but not on sale.

See Ya,
Steve

Steve is correct. Sorry for not being more clear. The shells I referred to were full price.
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Brush them (with a suede brush) in a direction that lays the nap in a similar way.  The color and texture should be the same afterward.

Thanks for the suggestion, of course, I can't find my suede brush right now, but once I do I'll update. I also took some more close ups. Thanks for the help!

 

 

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I think I still have one or two in front of me for that ravello LWB run in a 7.5d. Ahh!!! Congrats to those who will get them! Whiskey and ravello are my favorite LWBs. Great looking pics fellas!

Also, I love these dover and PTB suede pics. The dover in suede (snuff probably) is on my short list.
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