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To me its a light brown, not quite whiskey, but not near cigar. I'm not sure where the "red" comes from, though when i first started getting into Ravello, before I bought my LWBs, I saw a lot of red.
Here were my 9E LWB I sold after realizing they were too big:
and my 9D Ravello LWB:
9d's were significantly more red. But compared to #4:
Edited by NewYorkIslander - 5/30/12 at 3:26am
Those are VERY nice, and I don't like PTBs, but I'd grab those. Is that cigar? You've got the bug man. I know that some have issues with Alden, but their make ups meet a certain aesthetic that no one else can match. When you weigh the two, find a last and fit that works, nothing can top them. Then of course you have that great feeling of getting a shoe that you know will be coveted and rarely released, so weirdo's like us can fawn over 'em. Brilliant business model if you ask me...
hmm, any angle really. i guess any angle that kind of highlights the bulbous/weird facets that everyone always complains about? to my eyes, they look awesome, so i am really curious to see what it is about the modified last that gets so many complaints.
Help! I have a pair of Ravello Tassle Loafers in 11.5D for a few more days to decide if they are big enough. I normally wear an 11.5E in Aldens. I know I should get an 11.5E but they just aren't to be found anywhere. Do folks think the 11.5D might "stretch" enough to be comfortable? I know people will react, "well, how tight are they?" My answer is that they are snug. I tried them on with thin socks and they are a little better, but still, snug. (snug sounds better to me than tight.)
I am really looking to see if anyone has had experience with Alden Horween loafers and if they experienced enough of a stretch after wearing them? I love Ravello and these are the only ones I could find in any style even close to my size. I tried the same shoe in an 11E, but they were painfully tight, er ah, snug.