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Anybody ever notice extreme difference in Shell colors? I bought a pair of Ravello Wingtip boots at the beginning of the year. I love the color and wanted a pair of LWB in Ravello as well. I finally found a good, almost new pair in my size on the B&S. When I got them there is a pretty significant difference in the colors. The LWB have almost zero red tones. I'm not saying that I don't like the LWB. I do like them and they seem to be a unique color, they just were not what I expected. Take a look at these pcitures below.

Ravello varies a lot.



Ravello and Whiskey.

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post #13067 of 86680
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post
Anybody ever notice extreme difference in Shell colors? I bought a pair of Ravello Wingtip boots at the beginning of the year. I love the color and wanted a pair of LWB in Ravello as well. I finally found a good, almost new pair in my size on the B&S. When I got them there is a pretty significant difference in the colors. The LWB have almost zero red tones. I'm not saying that I don't like the LWB. I do like them and they seem to be a unique color, they just were not what I expected. Take a look at these pcitures below.

those Ravello shortwing boots are the best Aldens I have seen since I started looking at Aldens.
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A related topic: a question was asked about "aging" shell by leaving it out in the sun a week or so ago. I was reminded of this yesterday when I was in the NYC Alden store. They had an Aberdeen captoe blucher in #8 (which I have -- great shoe, by the way) that had been sitting out on display for a while, and it looked almost artificially pink. The best "aging" comes through wearing! Nick Horween has written on this subject: http://horween.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/brownout/
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That reminds of an aged #8 shortwing at Brooks Brothers in downtown Seattle. That thing has been there for years and really looks like crap. I can't imagine that its mate is anything near the same color.
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those Ravello shortwing boots are the best Aldens I have seen since I started looking at Aldens.

Thanks! I really like them myself. I Don't wear them nearly as much as should.
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Ravello varies a lot.



Ravello and Whiskey.

Out in the sun those ravellos really have a lot of red color tones. I didn't take pics of my Ravello LWBs in the sun but mine seem to look even lighter in sunlight, not darker as your do.
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In my rotation I have #8 Chukkas, #8 LHS & Kudu Ultimate Indys along with tan suede AE Chukkas, navy Tricker's wingtips, tan wingtips, & black & burgundy AE captoes.

I'm looking to get a pair of either PTBs or longwings. What should I get considering I'm in chinos/jeans & a polo shirt 90% of the time? Cigar or ravello?
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Cigar or ravello?

Yes

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On the topic of ravello, does anyone know of any Shortwing bluchers in revello that are available or "coming down the pipe" from any retailers? This to me is the elusive shoe of all shoes.
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^ Tom did this twice at LS. Check with him, but overall I don't think so.
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Unfortunately, unless you are one of LS' preferred customers who buy 6-8 pairs of Alden a year from them, I think you will be hard pressed to get in on the action for ravello, whiskey, or cigar. Luckily, Steve at Leffot just goes by a first come, first serve, so a pair of ravello longwings is on its way to my house. Pretty excited.
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^ Tom did this twice at LS. Check with him, but overall I don't think so.

Yah i have been on him for a few months now but he says there are no plans to even order that shoe with Alden this year.
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Sometimes, don't you wish it was the olden days?:

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^ That is awesome. Any idea when that ad dates from? I'll take 3 pairs of $7 Aldens.
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I will take 100 pair today. There is no website or email address on the advertisement either. Kenal0
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