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post #13096 of 79139
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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.

what is the style number in the lwb to resolve if it is whiskey or ravello

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color 8 lhs
argyles otc
post #13098 of 79139
does anyone have any experience with the c width on the trubalance last? I usually wear a 10d in plaza and am wondering if i can get away with a 9.5 C on the trubalance.
post #13099 of 79139
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Originally Posted by dannynoonan View Post
Sorry, sizing question.

I tried on a pair of Indys a while back locally and was fitted to a 10.5D on the Brannock. Decided on some ultimate jumpers from Leather Soul instead. Called this week and put down a deposit on a pair of 10.5D.

Was thinking about some picking up the Indys as well. Went to the local store and they didn't have my size. He wanted to fit me again before ordering.

This time he said the 10.5D was too big. He thought I should be in a 10.5C. Or less ideal, but also would work a 10D.

Now I'm lost.
11 in Nike
10 in Clarks
11 in Adidas
10 in Cole Han (these are a little snug in the toe width).

I would hate to wait months on a special order shoe and have it not work.

You probably ordered the jump boots a half size too big. They are on the Trubalance last, which is one of the largest, widest lasts for Alden. It is generally recommended that you size down a half size on that particular last, though if you wear thick socks, you still might be able to get away with the size that you ordered.

For what it's worth, I'm a 9D on the Brannock and wear a 9D in most Alden lasts, but with the Trubalance last, the 8.5 D works better for me.
post #13100 of 79139
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post
what is the style number in the lwb to resolve if it is whiskey or ravello

I checked the style number. It's 9750. I'm pretty sure that's the number for Ravello. As comparion I took a picture of your LWB in Whiskey and my LWB in Ravello. They are similar. Keep in mine that mine are almost brand new so that haven't had a chance to get lighter with age.
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post #13101 of 79139
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post
I checked the style number. It's 9750. I'm pretty sure that's the number for Ravello. As comparion I took a picture of your LWB in Whiskey and my LWB in Ravello. They are similar. Keep in mine that mine are almost brand new so that haven't had a chance to get lighter with age.

I believe 9750 is the style number for Ravello longwings.

In my experience, Ravello and Whiskey both darken with age, rather than lighten.
post #13102 of 79139
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color 8 lhs
argyles otc
Nice loafers mac! Love the antique soles on them instead of the usual black. Oh, and as usual nice socks.
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^ I am wearing those same socks today.
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Too bad you two can't each afford a pair - maybe if you bought fewer shoes?
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You could look at it as a unique trait of your shoe. Handmade things are not always precision perfect, but they have character. You notice it now when they are brand new, but after the creases start (and maybe you won't like where they fall), it will not be noticeable.

That said, go with your gut.

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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post
That's too bad about those ravello LWB's. I'd return them now for that flaw will always gnaw at you everytime you wear them. Just my opinion.
post #13106 of 79139
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post
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Too bad you two can't each afford a pair - maybe if you bought fewer shoes?
Look at you with your jokes. Ha! Don't forget about the boots, too.
post #13107 of 79139
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


color 8 lhs
argyles otc

Great shoes Mac.
I've been looking for the #8 LHS with the antique edge trim. Anyone know where to find them?

Thanks
post #13108 of 79139
Had not seen these before, from the Chickalot06 collection. more can be found here http://www.flickr.com/photos/chickalot06/
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Does anyone know if there's a way to tell from the code inside a pair of Aldens which last was used to make them? I have a pair that are supposed to be made on the Barrie but feel wide, like they were made on the Trubalance. TIA
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Originally Posted by Jorge View Post
Had not seen these before, from the Chickalot06 collection.
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more can be found here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chickalot06/

Saw these at the Alden NYC store the other day. They're not very well-proportioned... would not recommend, personally.
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