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post #24136 of 99274
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Thanks for all the replies guys! I may not have been super clear in my first post however. I already own the LS CXL Chukka and was unsure if a Ravello version of the chukka would be too similar.
I think perhaps i'm reaching a little too much and should sit tight and wait of a shortwing blucher to pop up...confused.gif

I don't necessarily think so. Chomexcel is darker than most ravello. Also, you may feel a bit better wearing those chromexcel chukkas in the rain (double waterlock sole, rugged leather). Alden chukkas in general are good shoes, you shouldn't be afraid to get them in a variety of leathers (cordovan, suede, chromexcel) and colors. I am thinking about picking up cigar or ravello myself (just sold my ravello PTB, so I have some more Alden money)
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*Friday is a good day for Indy-8s:



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post #24138 of 99274
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Originally Posted by Thor View Post

*Friday is a good day for Indy-8s:

'tis a good day, but something about that boot just isn't jiving w/ me. Contrast toebox stitching? Eyelets instead of speed hooks (personally a fan of the latter, despite public SF objections). Good looking, no doubt though. Enjoy.
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

JESUS CHRIST give it a rest!


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post #24140 of 99274
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Originally Posted by plato View Post

Hello. Think my other post was held up because I just joined, so pardon the re-post, but no one seems to have seen it to give an answer. What are the shoes in the pic below (I cropped the original post with pics down to just the one in question)? Are they these:

Do people here have good experiences with chromexel? By which I mean, it doesn't scuff too easily and it holds up well over time? Looking for something a bit more casual than the cordovan #8 SW bals I just bought. Thanks for the help.

Ok, it's a poor photo. But, these 94328s are beat up pretty bad and there is barely a scuff. I find that the leather doesn't tend to scuff, rather I get light streaks as if someone rubbed it with a waxy candle or something. Overall, it holds up. My Indy's scuff far more easily.

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post #24141 of 99274
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

'tis a good day, but something about that boot just isn't jiving w/ me. Contrast toebox stitching? Eyelets instead of speed hooks (personally a fan of the latter, despite public SF objections). Good looking, no doubt though. Enjoy.

Yea- the stitching really popped out in this photo- kinda surprised me...it doesn't seemingly stand out as much in real life...

Speed hooks suck incredibly bad..they look awful and are barely functional and highly problematic...they tore out of these boots within a week of their arrival...Alden replaced with eyelets...the aesthetics don't really come into play as no one ever sees that part of the boot- unless your a fanboy hoisting your pants for a goober pic on a forum smile.gif
Edited by Thor - 2/24/12 at 12:49pm
post #24142 of 99274
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Originally Posted by Thor View Post

Yea- the stitching really popped out in this photo- kinda surprised me...it doesn't seemingly stand out as much in real life...
Speed hooks suck incredibly bad..they look awful and are barely functional and highly problematic...they tore out of these boots within a week of their arrival...Alden replaced with eyelets...the aesthetics don't really come into play as no one ever sees that part of the boot- unless your a fanboy hoisting your pants for goober pic on a forum smile.gif

Well, y'know... shog[1].gif
post #24143 of 99274
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Originally Posted by Thor View Post

*Friday is a good day for Indy-8s:
21cuxrl.jpg


The color on these is incredible! How long/how frequent have you wore these?

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Originally Posted by CharlesT44 View Post



The color on these is incredible! How long/how frequent have you wore these?

just about to ask the same thing--it looks like the alden purple dye has faded and left the nice patina/original horween color. maybe it's the lighting?
post #24145 of 99274
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The color on these is incredible! How long/how frequent have you wore these?


I have had them for about 1.5yrs...I have worn them pretty frequently- perhaps 3-4 times a week...a little less so far this year as I am working in an office in downtown SF. This was the first time I have worn them to the office...

They are significantly patina-ed -

perhaps I will do a compare and contrast picture with my other #8 boots which are much newer/darker...
post #24146 of 99274
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Originally Posted by chung View Post

my new awesome aberdeen last ravello NST.

 

 

 

Alden Ravello Shell Cordovan NST



This boot torments me
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^ who made that?
post #24148 of 99274
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Originally Posted by Thor View Post

*Friday is a good day for Indy-8s:
21cuxrl.jpg

^ Am also a bit thrown by the contrast stitching, I didn't know they even made the #8 with a contrast stitch tbh...

Makes the boot a bit more casual than I'd like, but looks like you've gotten some great use out of them
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post

^ who made that?

Mart, shoe mart
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Mart, shoe mart

They just got a re-stock of Ravello wingtip boots too.
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