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So I'm reading the thread everything is going fine, click on the link to see the boot and no picture. Oh well might as well see what else they have while I'm here..... Bought the damn Ravello 9 Eyelet Wing Tip Boot. My wife is going to be pissed! Seriously have to stop checking these threads biggrin.gif

Congrats - that is a beautiful boot, one of their best makeups in my humble opinion. Up there with the Cigar LWB and Whisky PTBs. It has been previously discussed but one strategy is to keep them locked away at work till the right moment comes along with the significant other. I like to wait till she comes home with a few Nordstrom bags in her hands and then BAM, "honey, I just got a pair of Alden's on sale". Then you bring the boots from work and all is well. biggrin.gif

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Congrats - that is a beautiful boot, one of their best makeups in my humble opinion. Up there with the Cigar LWB and Whisky PTBs.

Really? Aren't all those on the barrie?
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Really? Aren't all those on the barrie?

Yes.

I hear whining in the distance. If I remember correctly, you are in the "Barrie killed my mother" camp.
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How do I treat scratches like this on a the toe of my boot? I'm guessing it's from a barstool or something. I hit it with a horsehair brush for a bit and it's still visible. I plan on beating these up pretty bad, but would like to treat the scratches as they appear. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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That's nothing. A little alden #8 wax and it'll disappear.

I've worn my #8 chukkas in rain, bars (spilled alcohol/soda/red bull on them), scuffed them on concrete, stepped on each other, danced in them, and more. A little reno and some #8 wax is like magic. Deeper scuffs will change the texture a little but I hear a deer bone helps with that. I wear my shoes and enjoy the character I give them over time, so I don't think I'll ever get a bone.
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Alden x Leffot
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

hate you satisfied.gif

thought you didn't like ravello? hehe

not sure why SF rotated it at first.
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Originally Posted by kippy View Post


Congrats - that is a beautiful boot, one of their best makeups in my humble opinion. Up there with the Cigar LWB and Whisky PTBs. It has been previously discussed but one strategy is to keep them locked away at work till the right moment comes along with the significant other. I like to wait till she comes home with a few Nordstrom bags in her hands and then BAM, "honey, I just got a pair of Alden's on sale". Then you bring the boots from work and all is well. biggrin.gif


Amen brother!  That's an awesome plan... can't believe i didn't think of it myself!

 

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Alden x Leffot

lovin it

grant last?
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Wow. Gorgeous.
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Those #4 wingtip boots at Shoe Mart are going to be sick. SICK.


Can anyone explain why the difference in PTB styles? It seems there's a "standard" style which has a single piece of leather for the toe, vamp, all the way around to the heel. Lacing is done with two additional pieces of leather stitched at the top. The Shoe Mart and most of the Alden stores carry this version.

Example, notice from toe to heel quarters is the same piece of leather:

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Then there's a nicer version which has the toe and vamp area as a single piece, then the lacing and all the way around to the quarters and heel are a separate piece. Think chukka, but as a shoe. This seems to be standard for custom/designer shops like LSW, and suede PTBs.

Example:

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Notice the heel quarters and toe are separate pieces of leather.

I have to admit I prefer the latter, but it's so uncommon. Why the difference?
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Originally Posted by advan031 View Post

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Alden x Leffot

That's absolutely gorgeous.
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Originally Posted by kippy View Post

Yes.
I hear whining in the distance. If I remember correctly, you are in the "Barrie killed my mother" camp.

Barrie isn't bad for a few types of casual boot, but anything else on the barrie comes off as clunky and old-man imo. Fortunately Alden makes more than one last, so I can remain a happy camper.

foo.gif's oneshoe on the plaza is a good example of a better looking lw than the ol' barrie lw
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This boot... would complete me...

Steven had none in my size for the next preorder... I am on the Tassels list for the same boot in Barrie, hope it comes soon
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Originally Posted by amftx View Post

Those #4 wingtip boots at Shoe Mart are going to be sick. SICK.
Can anyone explain why the difference in PTB styles? It seems there's a "standard" style which has a single piece of leather for the toe, vamp, all the way around to the heel. Lacing is done with two additional pieces of leather stitched at the top. The Shoe Mart and most of the Alden stores carry this version.
Example, notice from toe to heel quarters is the same piece of leather:
300
Then there's a nicer version which has the toe and vamp area as a single piece, then the lacing and all the way around to the quarters and heel are a separate piece. Think chukka, but as a shoe. This seems to be standard for custom/designer shops like LSW, and suede PTBs.
Example:
232
Notice the heel quarters and toe are separate pieces of leather.
I have to admit I prefer the latter, but it's so uncommon. Why the difference?

Some retailers call the latter (which I also prefer) the "Dover" pattern. Notice all suede PTBs have this pattern. Same with the unlined number 8's. Also, my cigar on crepe also is on this pattern.
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