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I have medium width feet, so I guess either full or split toe won't matter right?

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post #26897 of 91654
Thanks for the heads-up on the shoe trees! Just grabbed 3!
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I have been in-love with the PTB style since I first bought J. Crew’s version back in 2001.
Last week I could no longer take the voices inside my head, and I added the Cigar to my rotation.

Today is their first outing. Carpet only, as directed by the Mac break in procedure.

AldenCigarFirstday.jpg
AldenCigarFirstdayside.jpg
post #26899 of 91654
Sazon will you please post a pic of you Ravello wing tip boots in today's time?
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x-post from sales thread

 

Thank you so much for posting that!  As much as I'd like the trees to match my shoes, I'm not passing up this deal.

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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

I have been in-love with the PTB style since I first bought J. Crew’s version back in 2001.
Last week I could no longer take the voices inside my head, and I added the Cigar to my rotation.
Today is their first outing. Carpet only, as directed by the Mac break in procedure.
AldenCigarFirstday.jpg
AldenCigarFirstdayside.jpg

 

Really beautiful.  The contrast between cigar and the welt/sole is amazing.

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anyone have pictures of a cigar lwb in a flex sole and double waterloc sole?

can't really see what the difference is by just looking...
post #26903 of 91654
theRendition: Thank you.

dmash: I have two pics of my Ravello WT boots before they were ever worn. I will post them.
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Here they are Dmash - right out of the box. From The Shoe Mart. I was on the waiting list for the Brixton edition from Epaulet (all eyelets, no speedhooks) but Alden kept delaying so I jumped on these.
AldenRavelloWTB1.jpg
AldenRavelloWTB2.jpg
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

I have been in-love with the PTB style since I first bought J. Crew’s version back in 2001.
Last week I could no longer take the voices inside my head, and I added the Cigar to my rotation.
Today is their first outing. Carpet only, as directed by the Mac break in procedure.
AldenCigarFirstday.jpg
AldenCigarFirstdayside.jpg

Those look great. And nicely matched with the suit. Congrats.

I'm familiar with the Mac Method, but what is the Mac Break-In Procedure?

Thanks
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God I want these so bad too...unfortunately I need a B width in a Barrie LWB, so I'm also out of luck unless someone decides to offer a pre-order.
EDIT - Just e-mailed Leffot about the possibility of doing a pre-order for odd sizes on this when their next restock comes around. I'm not going to hold my breath because it's probably a slim chance, but I'll let you know if I hear back with any news.

 

I've talked to Leffot a little while back about doing pre-orders, telling them the same thing I posted previously. Steven said he'd consider it, but in the meantime only medium (D) widths will be run for his collaborations. It'd be awesome if he created an email list for interested clients for upcoming Alden collaborations. I'm not sure why it's not practiced by the independent Alden shops more regularly. I know LSW will give you a heads up if you have a decent relationship with one of their reps, but outside of that pre-ordering seems tough to come by.

 

 

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Leffot stocks some Alden shoes on narrower lasts (like Leydon, Aberdeen) in E. I am wearing 10E Aberdeen tassel loafers right now from them They also stock some Indy boots in E. I've talked to Steven about this, he plans on ordering more E widths in general in Aldens, so expect more of the shoes to be released in E.

 

Yeah, with the narrower lasts, Steven chose to stock them mostly in E width as that would equate to a more typical D width foot. He said that he restocked his Snuff Chukkas mostly in E sizes this time around when I asked about them recently...makes sense.

 

Hopefully, I can get myself on the order form next time he does something with Cigar or Ravello shell. A LWB would be a fantastic!

 

post #26907 of 91654
Mac's break in procedures dictate that you should first wear the shoes 2-3x on carpet before you bring them out into the real world.

This ensures you have a proper fit and also helps with the shell's break in period.

I have found this to be very helpful.
post #26908 of 91654
Can you show us photos of the socks? Exactly how thick are they? For reference, I like these and find they improve the fit of the roomy Indy boot. My Indys are 1/2 size down.

http://www.foxsox.com/catalog/product.aspx?type=subcategory&sortorder=stylenumber&code=HIKE&selectedstyle=2099

Keep in mind that the fore part of the shoe is going to be wide but the heel should not be sloppy. Are you experiencing the normal heel slip or very, very sloppy heel?
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Not trying to belabor my issue, but after wearing the 9D on several occasions, it feels excessively roomy and a sloppy fit, even with thick wool socks.  I now have an 8.5D in the house (which I've been very careful with not to crease or scuff so I don't end up with 2 Indy's that don't fit and I can't return) and it feels pretty good, especially in the heel, but is somewhat tight at the widest part of my foot.  Wish I had an 8.5E, but I fear that would end up too wide in the heel.  Does anyone else go a full size down for the Indy/Trubalance?  For those that have had experience with this, can I expect the leather to give at all so its not putting pressure, and eventually causing pain, on the outside of my foot?  Although I have reason to believe the leather will stretch, I am also wondering if the solid construction of the boot at the welt will prevent it from giving me a bit more room at the ball of my foot.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Here they are Dmash - right out of the box. From The Shoe Mart. I was on the waiting list for the Brixton edition from Epaulet (all eyelets, no speedhooks) but Alden kept delaying so I jumped on these.
AldenRavelloWTB1.jpg
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AldenRavelloWTB2.jpg

 

 

gorgeous! thumbs-up.gif

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350x232px-LL-719e07dc_DSC_00025-500x332.jpegwow - Check these out. Just posted over at Leffot.

Darn. I just bought the navy shortwings from Leffot a few weeks ago but now I really want these longwings too. Anybody interested in a pair of navy shortwings in 7.5D, worn 1 time? shog[1].gif
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