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While we're at it, how does everyone compare this (unlined PTB from LS) vs. traditional PTB vs. BB PTB (no storm welt and eyelet covers)?


I have all three. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif They all have their high points. FWIW, I would suggest the following "rankings":

dressiest/formal:
BB
factory
LS

comfort (out of the box):
LS
BB/factory

most sleek:
BB
LS
factory

most creasing:
LS
BB/factory

Personal taste, of course, plays a role in all such "rankings."

Can't go wrong with any of the 3 ......

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Absolutely beautiful!

Can't decide between the Cigar and Ravello for my next LWB. Any recommendations?

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Absolutely beautiful! 

Can't decide between Cigar and Ravello for my next LWB. Any recommendations?? 

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ebay

You could get a pair of say hanover or florsheim black cordovan longwings on a good day for about that.
There are just way way too many shoes for anybody to keep track of.
But Aldens, in good condition? They'd have to be mis-listed.
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Agreed

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Just picked up my Aldens from the shop and am extremely pleased with the results...........

I like.

Me too, and I usually can't stand those Vibram wedge soles. Nice job Jason!
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This one is unlined, right? I have the LS version and I completely agree that it is sleeker than the stock PTB. I think the single flex sole goes a long way to changing the profile. I've found them to be extremely comfortable. The unlined shell has creased less dramatically on mine as well, though that may have to do with the sizing.
Is the photo your pair from Alden SF?

yes, mine are alden SF. they are lined but the single sole makes them feel very flexible

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wow. $39. amazing pickup.

thank you sir. these shoe are actually what started me down this dark. impoverishing path known as alden. it's seriously like a drug. the first hit was (essentially) free, but i've PAID man, i've PAID. with my money, my life, my SOUL.
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where can you get a 39 dollar cordovan shoe? share it man
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ebay
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You could get a pair of say hanover or florsheim black cordovan longwings on a good day for about that.
There are just way way too many shoes for anybody to keep track of.
But Aldens, in good condition? They'd have to be mis-listed.

definitely not ebay. thrift/consignment/resale shop. once in a lifetime find. i actually found them back in 2009, and they looked to have been worn 5 times max, basically brand new. i wouldn't want to name-drop the spot publicly, in case it happens to be someone's go-to spot or something (it's not in my hometown, so i'd feel like a real jerk to blow up someone else's thrift store secrets).
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THIS AINT THE CONTENTEDNESS THREAD BOYO
I mean, great score!
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Sun on the Tip of Daytripping
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Leffot

Hey Leighlon, this is torture; I really love this boot.

I have the Daytrippers on order with Lefott which were originally sceduled for late fall. With the scarcity of Ravello they're still quoting "late fall" but won't specify which year. Have to be patient....
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Absolutely beautiful!

Can't decide between the Cigar and Ravello for my next LWB. Any recommendations?


Both! Honestly...
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Just picked up my Aldens from the shop and am extremely pleased with the results. These are my 2 year old Alden for Unionmade Loden green ranger-moccs on the Van last. I thought I would get more wear out of them if I customized them a little so I took them to Pioneer Renewer in San Francisco who has a great reputation for doing good work. I had them replace the waterlock sole with a Vibram wedge and also had them put in the brass eyelets to add a little flavor. They did a great job and the whole thing cost $110 out the door. I definitely reccomend Pioneer Renewer.
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AWESOME. I went to a local old Italian cobbler and he said eyelets could not be added to my shell LWBs because the shoe was already lined...were these lined or is that a viable option at a place that has more capabilities? BNelson in particular. Nick, if you can answer this it would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Cigars in the Office

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Shoe: Unionmade Dover

Shine: Mac Method, Venetian Cream, 4years practice in the USMC

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AWESOME. I went to a local old Italian cobbler and he said eyelets could not be added to my shell LWBs because the shoe was already lined...were these lined or is that a viable option at a place that has more capabilities? BNelson in particular. Nick, if you can answer this it would be appreciated. Thanks!

I bet the guy in Brighton Beach can do it!
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AWESOME. I went to a local old Italian cobbler and he said eyelets could not be added to my shell LWBs because the shoe was already lined...were these lined or is that a viable option at a place that has more capabilities? BNelson in particular. Nick, if you can answer this it would be appreciated. Thanks!

Sure it could be done.....We do it all the time.
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