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post #30046 of 97052
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Originally Posted by trig View Post

oh darn, still so jealous of those ravello swb.

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Originally Posted by pic9809 View Post

stunning!  

enjoy and wear in good health

Thanks gents. I've waited many years for these. They'll be well cared for.
post #30047 of 97052
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

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Ravello SWB in the wild. The low 6am sun made these look pretty orange.

I'm jealous too. My brand new ravello LWBs don't look nearly as deep as these. Mine have almost no reddish tone. Almost a milk chocolate color. I'm actually a little disappointed.
post #30048 of 97052
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Originally Posted by AML225 View Post

I'm jealous too. My brand new ravello LWBs don't look nearly as deep as these. Mine have almost no reddish tone. Almost a milk chocolate color. I'm actually a little disappointed.

With ravello, it is best to inspect the pair before you buy (or at least ask if it is dark or light)

Ravello vs ravello:

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post #30049 of 97052
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

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Originally Posted by AML225 View Post

I'm jealous too. My brand new ravello LWBs don't look nearly as deep as these. Mine have almost no reddish tone. Almost a milk chocolate color. I'm actually a little disappointed.

With ravello, it is best to inspect the pair before you buy (or at least ask if it is dark or light)

Ravello vs ravello:

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Yeah. Mine are more like the shoe on the right but even darker brown.

Unfortunately between my unusual size and distance from any Alden retailers I had to buy sight unseen from Alden of SF. They're beautiful shoes, just at the lower end of the "Ravello Beauty" spectrum. Maybe they'll patina nicely. Or I could leave them in the sun...
post #30050 of 97052
Crappy phone pic of aforementioned brown ravello LWBs:

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post #30051 of 97052
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I'm not a huge proponent of bals but i think this is a great, super clean shoe for spring/summer.
post #30052 of 97052
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Originally Posted by trig View Post

oh darn, still so jealous of those ravello swb.

i second
post #30053 of 97052
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

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I'm not a huge proponent of bals but i think this is a great, super clean shoe for spring/summer.

2nd that. On the waiting list for those. Not until Feb though frown.gif
post #30054 of 97052
two quick questions re horsehair brushes for mac method:

1. one brush for all shoes, or one brush for each pair?

2. the ebay seller (coolshoeswalter) sells both light colored and black-bristled brushes, does that make a difference?

if it matters, i have three pairs of shell shoes: black, #8 and cigar. thanks!
post #30055 of 97052
Personally, I have one brush. I periodically check it to make sure it's not picking up color and redistributing on other shoes, but unless you're using a LOAD of colored wax and polish, it won't really matter. Normally I'll wipe down w/ damp cloth for dirt, so it's not like it's accumulating crap either. Brush is for friction and shine.
post #30056 of 97052
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

two quick questions re horsehair brushes for mac method:
1. one brush for all shoes, or one brush for each pair?
2. the ebay seller (coolshoeswalter) sells both light colored and black-bristled brushes, does that make a difference?
if it matters, i have three pairs of shell shoes: black, #8 and cigar. thanks!

I have a brush for each shell color though now that I think about it probably not needed. That seller is where I got all mine. Have all light brushes and one black brush though I don't think that matters neither
post #30057 of 97052
thanks fellas!
post #30058 of 97052
this is probably stupid, but will toe taps cause a tapping sound when i walk? the toes are wearing a little too quickly on my whiskey indys but i dont want to be clicking around on the pavement.
post #30059 of 97052
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Originally Posted by Kashiwa View Post

Maiden voyage today for my Color 8 PTBs from Tom Austin.
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enjoy wearing
post #30060 of 97052
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Originally Posted by Jescha View Post


Mr Mac - I really enjoy your pics. Your various OTCs really lifted the look of the shoes. So classic and classy!

thank you
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