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Originally Posted by edubs01 View Post

For those of you that use insoles....
What brand/type do you recommend?
I was checking out Superfeet but unsure on which pair to get.

I like these Spenco Proform's:

http://www.amazon.com/Spenco-Polysorb-Proform-Womens-11-12/dp/B004ZIUPGM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327740163&sr=8-1

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And the Profoot Aero 3's:

http://www.amazon.com/Profoot-Care-Aero-3-ounces-Boxes/dp/B001F0R5ZW/ref=sr_1_2?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1327740313&sr=1-2

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post #22367 of 86679
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

I've been following this thread for a while but now that I'll be getting a pair of Ravello plain toe boots I just have a few questions (pardon my ignorance I'm a SW&D guy):
1. Does it matter what horsehair brush I get? Or anything works?
2. What paste works best on Ravello?
3. Mac break-in is three wears on carpet for an hour each on separate days right?
4. Any other materials I need?
I'll probably have a few more questions about creases and stuff in a few weeks but so excited!!!

1) Any brand works, get a large brush
2) Kiwi mid-tan paste wax for ravello
4) Saphir Reno
post #22368 of 86679
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Originally Posted by wesmamyke View Post

Any idea where to get a perforated cap toe like above in black?

Moulded Shoe in New York City.
post #22369 of 86679
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Originally Posted by jasonfoote303 View Post

It seems a lot of you guys are mistakenly calling this welt a storm welt. this is (in Alden terms, at least) the reverse welt. you can tell a reverse welt by the two visible rows of stitches and the exposed edge of leather where it meets the sides of the upper part of the shoe. you can stick your fingernail under the edge of the reverse welt at that edge.
Alden's storm welt is commonly seen on stock Indy boots (405, 403, & 401). It has one row of visible stitching and a sort of bump at the edge where it meets the uppers. I've been working with Alden details for a couple of years now so you can take my word for it.
There are 3 Alden welts that I know of (all are Goodyear welts): Flat or Regular, Reverse, and Storm. Any of these will be either all-around or 3/4 which is sometimes called a 270 degree welt. The 3/4 welt has what's called a close heel. Not "closed" heel as I sometimes hear it. Any welt can be found with a dark stain, an antiqued finish, or natural (no stain). The welt can also be extended, which makes the welt stick out a little further from the edge of the shoe and there can also be a stitch separator technique applied which runs a series of grooves around the welt in between each stitch that emphasizes the look of the stitching.
class dismissed

Hey teach, this is called "wheeling."

Excellent lecture. My Cigar Indy's have a storm welt - it is when another piece is sewn onto the welt, correct?
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1. any horsehair brush is ok

3. yes.
 

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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

I've been following this thread for a while but now that I'll be getting a pair of Ravello plain toe boots I just have a few questions (pardon my ignorance I'm a SW&D guy):
1. Does it matter what horsehair brush I get? Or anything works?
2. What paste works best on Ravello?
3. Mac break-in is three wears on carpet for an hour each on separate days right?
4. Any other materials I need?
I'll probably have a few more questions about creases and stuff in a few weeks but so excited!!!


 

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Originally Posted by b-ill View Post

Picked these up on my way home today at The Shoe Mart - dark brown longwing w/ crepe sole.
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http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_long_wing_dark_brown_smooth/pvc-ald-mxsdlw-97720_ald_m_long_wing.html



I was admiring those, too - do you know what last they are on?

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Originally Posted by roboterkampf View Post

Is that a Bru or Jumeau doll in the background? If so, you could buy a whole lotta Alden's wink.gif

Dunno actually. A kid brought her in as part of a project we did in the fall. I tell my kids that she's my new girlfriend and she keeps pestering me to leave my wife (who literally works two doors down in the art room). They think I'm weird...lol
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

the start of a good morning: Epaulet's Cigar Indy's, Marcoliani, and some Donegal wool.
Cigarjan272012.jpg

Paison, beautiful! When they had these I had these in and out of my cart until I decided on the Ravello Brixton pre-order instead, should be arriving soon! BTW, the Gotham History Center in CUNY picked up one of my entries and is featuring it on their web site for the next month. http://gothamcenter.org/blotter/ STOKED!
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Originally Posted by East Tide View Post

Question for the group.

My whiskey PTB came in today and are quite handsome.

I don't wear black but will be wearing these with khakis, a tan chino summer suits, grey wool suit,  and even a summer weight navy suit. I've been reading about what most folks feel is the most versatile shell and the general consensus is the #8.

Specifically, my question is this- Do you think the #8 Cap Toe Boot (J. Crew) or the whiskey PTB is more versatile. I understand the whiskey is not a fall/winter shoe but am unsure if the cap toe boot is appropriate for summer suits? Which do you feel would be more versatile as I'm just starting out and can't add to the obsession too rapidly.

Thanks,

ET

ET, As much as I love whiskey, I just don't wear it as much as the other colors. A boot will always be a difficult wear in July and August, but I think the amount of wear you get from the #8 boot in the 9 or 10 months you will wear them will outnumber the whiskey.
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

I've been following this thread for a while but now that I'll be getting a pair of Ravello plain toe boots I just have a few questions (pardon my ignorance I'm a SW&D guy):
1. Does it matter what horsehair brush I get? Or anything works?
2. What paste works best on Ravello?
3. Mac break-in is three wears on carpet for an hour each on separate days right?
4. Any other materials I need?
I'll probably have a few more questions about creases and stuff in a few weeks but so excited!!!

Steve, as long as its a decent size, the HH brush shouldn't matter. The bigger the size the less "brushing" you'll have to do. As far as paste, I don't use any. I just condition as needed and brush the crap out of the shell before and after each wearing.
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Shell and selvedge

(Ravello longwings):


525
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Originally Posted by b-ill View Post

Picked these up on my way home today at The Shoe Mart - dark brown longwing w/ crepe sole.
4453fad2-1a74-de07.jpg
http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_long_wing_dark_brown_smooth/pvc-ald-mxsdlw-97720_ald_m_long_wing.html



I was admiring those, too - do you know what last they are on?

Barrie

And they are not cxl but the color is very similar.

4453fad2-254e-0495.jpg
post #22375 of 86679
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Shell and selvedge
(Ravello longwings):
525

Nice shot! I NEED ravello something fierce...must ....fight the urge... to buy...ravello on the crepe sole from AofC crazy.gif

Someone PLEASE make a ravello make-up thats not a long wing or crepe sole!!!
post #22376 of 86679
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Originally Posted by blue collar 
Nice shot! I NEED ravello something fierce...must ....fight the urge... to buy...ravello on the crepe sole from AofC crazy.gif
Someone PLEASE make a ravello make-up thats not a long wing or crepe sole!!!

I believe Leffot has a Day Tripper cap toe boot and TSM has a NST boot; both are in Ravello.
post #22377 of 86679
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Shell and selvedge
(Ravello longwings):
525

Beautiful photo....two of my favorite things! Which Levi's are those?
post #22378 of 86679
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Originally Posted by edubs01 View Post

For those of you that use insoles....
What brand/type do you recommend?
I was checking out Superfeet but unsure on which pair to get.

these have served me well, I recommend the deluxe as they are a bit thicker and take up more room if that's what you need.

http://www.amazon.com/Tacco-Deluxe-Insole-Size-Mens/dp/B000JEI0TK/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1327771799&sr=1-1

(note if you google around you may find a better price elsewhere)
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Guys, had the chance to take some photos of the 403 and J. Crew Indy side by side. Stiching and welt color are only difference (403 has lighter welt):

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I have decided to keep the 403. Shameless plug for a deal on new J. Crew Indy here:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/285242/alden-j-crew-indy-boot-9d-chromexel-brand-new
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Originally Posted by calibre36 View Post

I have decided to keep the 403.

Good choice.
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