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Ravello or Whiskey LWB, anyone have any suggestions one way or the other?

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Definitely Ravello.
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Originally Posted by AldenLuver View Post

Ravello or Whiskey LWB, anyone have any suggestions one way or the other?

Just my two cents...

I'd go for ravello. It I wanted a light LWB, I'd go for natural chromexcel.
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Originally Posted by AldenLuver View Post

Ravello or Whiskey LWB, anyone have any suggestions one way or the other?

Ravello works with more clothing.

Whiskey has more impact though...

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Originally Posted by AldenLuver View Post

Ravello or Whiskey LWB, anyone have any suggestions one way or the other?

Whiskey. Can't really go wrong with either choice, and don't forget about cigar
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Here's a whiskey vs. ravello comparison pic.
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post #27996 of 86502
That pic makes me think a whiskey LWB looks untouchable. I like the contrast, and had been planning on a ravello captoe.
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Whiskey. Can't really go wrong with either choice, and don't forget about cigar
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Here's a whiskey vs. ravello comparison pic.
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Not to disparage Whiskey, but I have a friend who knows nothing about mens shoes tell me Whiskey sorta doesn't look like leather compared to Ravello. She thought it was vinyl or something and said that Ravello looks more like 'leather' according to her. Just food for thought.

 

I would probably still get Whiskey though only if I already had some others.  

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Originally Posted by AldenLuver View Post

Ravello or Whiskey LWB, anyone have any suggestions one way or the other?

Both... multiple times
post #27999 of 86502
I love whiskey, but I feel Ravello has more versatility. If you wear a suit 4-5X a week, whiskey is a hard color to wear, IMO.
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I see tons of posts regarding ravello, whiskey, cigar, color 8, but not to much on calf. Does everyone buy Aldens solely for their cordovan offerings? What is calf's standing is in the community? Do many shoe/Alden enthusiasts care about those offerings, or is it go cordovan or go home?

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My impression is that their calf offerings are only average and that better "deals" can be had by going to AE for calf leather, etc. The fact that they source all their cordovan from Horween makes the product that much better.
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I see tons of posts regarding ravello, whiskey, cigar, color 8, but not to much on calf. Does everyone buy Aldens solely for their cordovan offerings? What is calf's standing is in the community? Do many shoe/Alden enthusiasts care about those offerings, or is it go cordovan or go home?

 

Alden has excellent calf offerings, but they are first and foremost cordovan specialists... and as uncle said, shell is very addictive laugh.gif

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My impression is that their calf offerings are only average and that better "deals" can be had by going to AE for calf leather, etc. The fact that they source all their cordovan from Horween makes the product that much better.

In my personal experience, the calf Alden uses is better than the calf AE uses. I wouldn't write them off. Also, don't forget about all the Chromexcel, suede and other medias Alden uses.
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Not to disparage Whiskey, but I have a friend who knows nothing about mens shoes tell me Whiskey sorta doesn't look like leather compared to Ravello. She thought it was vinyl or something and said that Ravello looks more like 'leather' according to her. Just food for thought.

 

I would probably still get Whiskey though only if I already had some others.  

I have LWB in Black Shell, #8, and Cigar.  Not sure but I'm thinking Ravello.  Maybe NST instead of the LWB.  Any other suggestions?

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Quick question, how many of you guys are using heel grips or tongue pads in your shell shoes?
Most of my shoes have a heel grip on the right shoe and tongue pads in both as I have low volume feet (with the right being the smaller foot of the two) - I'm a bit hesitant about dropping 'sticky' pads into my new Ravello Shortwings though...
Finally, Uncle - could elaborate on the break in process? smile.gif

i use tongue pads in my #8 lwb's. it's not ideal but it gets the job done. i've tried heel grips before but it didn't work at all.
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