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post #27766 of 90123
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
what did you buy?

Uncle, I picked up something pretty basic (after last week's haul of ravello medallion captoes) - a pair of black soft calf flex welt tassel loafers. I am very stoked, as they're comfortable right off the bat. I wanted a pair in shell to replace the poorly-sized one I sold, but the Aberdeen is too long and narrow for me, so I have been deprived. The masses seem to desire "sleek" shoes, but at the end of the day, my foot is wide and I have a high instep, so sleek is out the window for me. However, this pair (in an 8.5EEE, of all sizes) on the Copley last is positively perfect. Oh, and since Alden's not going to make them any longer, I got them for a song. This is my first flex welt pair and I really dig them.

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post #27767 of 90123
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Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post

Uncle, I picked up something pretty basic (after last week's haul of ravello medallion captoes) - a pair of black soft calf flex welt tassel loafers. I am very stoked, as they're comfortable right off the bat. I wanted a pair in shell to replace the poorly-sized one I sold, but the Aberdeen is too long and narrow for me, so I have been deprived. The masses seem to desire "sleek" shoes, but at the end of the day, my foot is wide and I have a high instep, so sleek is out the window for me. However, this pair (in an 8.5EEE, of all sizes) on the Copley last is positively perfect. Oh, and since Alden's not going to make them any longer, I got them for a song. This is my first flex welt pair and I really dig them.
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nephew,
enjoy wearing the tassels and based on my experience felt welt will work very well for you
post #27768 of 90123
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Originally Posted by Factor Xll View Post

Does anyone own the 403s and Clark's DB?
I am looking to compare sizes for owners of both.
I know to size down by 1/2 a size vs. normal shoe size, but I 've grown to love the clarks in size 9 and i looking for a similar fit.
Thanks.

I have DBs in size 12, and the 403s in size 12C - they fit pretty similarly. The Clarks are slightly wide on me, but I just lace them up as tight as I can to get them to fit. If they offered a narrow width in the DB, I definitely would have gotten those over the standard D width. And I had to size down from my standard Brannock size of 12.5 to fit into both of these.
post #27769 of 90123
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

Seriously. I was hoping they'd be close to Leffots. Kicking myself I didn't jump on those when I first saw them.

 

Came across some more coming Alden for J.Crew models.  Again, rough descriptions:

 

Ravello longwing bluchers

 

Flex-toe navy suede chukkas

 

Navy suede longwings

 

Indy boot in "hummus" (?) suede

 

Longwing bluchers in antique natural (?)

 

Snuff suede chukkas

post #27770 of 90123
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Originally Posted by Therendition View Post

Came across some more coming Alden for J.Crew models.  Again, rough descriptions:

Ravello longwing bluchers

exotic shells are going mainstream?
maybe they mean a ravello colored calf?
post #27771 of 90123
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Originally Posted by chantheman View Post


exotic shells are going mainstream?
maybe they mean a ravello colored calf?

 

Oh lord, I hope not.

post #27772 of 90123
holy crap, the Ravello rumor seems it may be true.
any release dates for any of these?

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Originally Posted by Therendition View Post

Came across some more coming Alden for J.Crew models.  Again, rough descriptions:

Ravello longwing bluchers

Flex-toe navy suede chukkas

Navy suede longwings

Indy boot in "hummus" (?) suede

Longwing bluchers in antique natural (?)

Snuff suede chukkas
post #27773 of 90123
We all know why the Indy is called the Indy...can anybody shed light on why the Tanker has its name?
post #27774 of 90123
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We all know why the Indy is called the Indy...can anybody shed light on why the Tanker has its name?

 

See: 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanker_boot

post #27775 of 90123
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

holy crap, the Ravello rumor seems it may be true.
any release dates for any of these?

 

I was trying to get the info so quickly, that I wasn't able to get the release dates too.  Any particular pair you wanted me to check?  The ravello longwings?  I can take a look tomorrow and see what I can find out.

post #27776 of 90123
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

See: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanker_boot

But the specifics of that boot don't apply to the Alden modelof the same name...?
post #27777 of 90123
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post


But the specifics of that boot don't apply to the Alden modelof the same name...?

 

 

Huh? The boots are inspired by military tanker boots, hence the name. 

post #27778 of 90123
The Ravello would be nice, but esp interested in anything thats navy suede, been hunting to no avail for ages...
thanks!


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Originally Posted by Therendition View Post

I was trying to get the info so quickly, that I wasn't able to get the release dates too.  Any particular pair you wanted me to check?  The ravello longwings?  I can take a look tomorrow and see what I can find out.
post #27779 of 90123
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

The Ravello would be nice, but esp interested in anything thats navy suede, been hunting to no avail for ages...
thanks!

I want Navy suede as well! What I'd love is the Leffott version in a PTB instead of the LWB. I have too many long wings already.
post #27780 of 90123
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Originally Posted by Therendition View Post

I was trying to get the info so quickly, that I wasn't able to get the release dates too.  Any particular pair you wanted me to check?  The ravello longwings?  I can take a look tomorrow and see what I can find out.

I'd be interested in knowing the type of sole on the Ravello LWB.
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