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I mirror this sentiment. As shell color becomes lighter, my chances to wear in inclement weather go to zero.

nephew,
overshoes solve this matter
post #90917 of 122416
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Congratulations! Crossing my fingers and hoping they get a pair in 8D.

 

justuhgeek, seems we are competitor this time. I am second on the list, bless you if you are the first on the list!

 

Cheers,

 

Steve

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k wt boot
argyles otc
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post #90919 of 122416
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mdubs,

 

Do you know happen to know when was that announced? Leffot told me to sign up for their email blast for any and all info on special cordovan make ups and I haven't seen anything regarding Ravello Cap Toe Boots....?

 

Sorry I'm kinda new at sourcing rare cordovan shoes thing...

 

Thanks,

 

frankiej26

The most current run of Daytripper boots were open for pre-order in 2012, but they are just now going into production.  This is why you haven't seen any email blasts or FB posts about ordering.  I think a few people were able to get on the order recently -- probably because some of the people on the original pre-order dropped out because they lost all hope that the boot would be made (I was almost there myself).  2.5 years of waiting and we're almost there!

Others may be able to clarify this, but I recall reading something about Leffot's maneuvering around Alden's gag order relating to shell offerings other than black or color 8.  They might have put an Easter egg in an Instagram or something.  Hey--I went back and found it for you--read this post and the two that follow.

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Others may be able to clarify this, but I recall reading something about Leffot's maneuvering around Alden's gag order relating to shell offerings other than black or color 8.  They might have put an Easter egg in an Instagram or something.  Hey--I went back and found it for you--read this post and the two that follow.

Right, this picture was posted at the same time that Alden confirmed production of the Daytripper from 2012.  I got a call from Leffot saying that Alden finally procured enough ravello shell to fill that order.  I'm speculating, but I think Leffot's posting of the picture was more to signify that the boot is finally being made rather than a new pre-order being generated.  I think the few that were able to jump on the order in June were lucky to have been able to do so.  No doubt some "original" people on the order got sick of waiting and transferred their pre-order downpayment to another shoe.

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Others may be able to clarify this, but I recall reading something about Leffot's maneuvering around Alden's gag order relating to shell offerings other than black or color 8.  They might have put an Easter egg in an Instagram or something.  Hey--I went back and found it for you--read this post and the two that follow.

Right, this picture was posted at the same time that Alden confirmed production of the Daytripper from 2012.  I got a call from Leffot saying that Alden finally procured enough ravello shell to fill that order.  I'm speculating, but I think Leffot's posting of the picture was more to signify that the boot is finally being made rather than a new pre-order being generated.  I think the few that were able to jump on the order in June were lucky to have been able to do so.  No doubt some "original" people on the order got sick of waiting and transferred their pre-order downpayment to another shoe.

I see.  A smart way for them to lift the skirt and let a few more in without creating a big stir.

 

I got in on the late-2011 pre-order for the day tripper, and the wait was 13 months or so.  Partway through, when it became maddening (it was my first pre-order) I reversed my thoughts of pulling out with reminders that I would be alive for that time either way.  It became much easier to forget about them after that.  Then one day, I got that call...


Edited by Alpina - 9/10/14 at 6:54pm
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What's the difference between Leffot's "Daytripper" and the Ravello CT boots Alden DC was producing earlier this year?
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I might have a store credit with ShoeMart and I'm trying to assess my options (for shell boots, preferably).  What sort of special makeups do they do, if any?  How do they manage them--pre-order?  Wait list?  Any tips for working with them?  Thanks.

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Exactly.  

 

I came close to pulling out of the pre-order several times over the past two years.  Once I came to understand the Alden game I realized that the waiting was just part of the process.  It's all about luck and patience.  

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What's the difference between Leffot's "Daytripper" and the Ravello CT boots Alden DC was producing earlier this year?

From what I understand, the Alden DC boot will have commando soles, whereas the Daytripper will have double water lock (I think) sole.  I'm pretty sure everything else is the same.  We'll wait and see how different the ravello shades are from one another.  

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From what I understand, the Alden DC boot will have commando soles, whereas the Daytripper will have double water lock (I think) sole.  I'm pretty sure everything else is the same.  We'll wait and see how different the ravello shades are from one another.  

I think the Daytripper is a single water lock sole, other than sole everything is pretty much the same.

 

See Ya,

Steve

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Pardon my ignorance on the matter but what makes ravello cordovan so special?
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Pardon my ignorance on the matter but what makes ravello cordovan so special?
Technically nothing. It's just a shade.
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Technically nothing. It's just a shade.

Get out and don't come back.

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Get out and don't come back.
*slams door*
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