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post #34426 of 99307
yeah im diggin the brass too. with this F/W collection, FB has made brass eyelets synomous with their name. its a great touch

would also be a great way to give a face lift to an old pair of Aldens
post #34427 of 99307
ill be in the SF Alden store tomorrow. fingers crossed they have the unlined #8 ptb in my size.. if they do, i might need to have my cobbler put some brass eyelets on them
post #34428 of 99307
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

^ I've received 2 orders from Carmina (both DHL) and no customs. Hate to beat a dead horse but this customs ish is holding me back from getting those boots from FRANS BOOOOONE!

I just received the ravello indy from frans boone and wasn't charged customs, a surcharge, conversion fee, or anything else other than their flat shipping rate.  Also received excellent service and would order from again.

post #34429 of 99307
^ that's fantastic. Was this FedEx? Did you give any special instructions? That's the boot I want to order actually since its still available in my size. My convert app is failing me. Wish this was right:

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post #34430 of 99307
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

ill be in the SF Alden store tomorrow. fingers crossed they have the unlined #8 ptb in my size.. if they do, i might need to have my cobbler put some brass eyelets on them

Where is your cobbler and do they do metal toe taps? I work a few blocks from Alden SF.
post #34431 of 99307
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Originally Posted by Dino19 View Post

On the Fran Boone makeup, what do you guys think about the cigar shell PTB on a crepe sole? I like the cigar but I'm holding back because of the crepe sole. I would prefer a leather sole because it'll be more durable & lasting, I think. Any comment / advice?

personally i love the crepe sole.  I don't have it in shell but if fb still had my size in the cigar boot it would have been a very tough choice on what to get.

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

^ that's fantastic. Was this FedEx? Did you give any special instructions? That's the boot I want to order actually since its still available in my size. My convert app is failing me. Wish this was right:
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hahaha if only the euro was that beat up, i think i would go into debt buying up all the shoes and clothes i could!  Ended up paying 780US when everything was said and done and i didn't give any special instruction.  and yes it was fedex.  The boot itself is fantastic, the batch of ravello came out amazing.  I will take pictures tomorrow in sunlight and indoors and put them up.

post #34432 of 99307
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Originally Posted by jdpirtl22 View Post

I just received the ravello indy from frans boone and wasn't charged customs, a surcharge, conversion fee, or anything else other than their flat shipping rate.  Also received excellent service and would order from again.

How long did you wait for the shoe? My Cigar PTB should be in the pipeline soon, we need PICS! The newer shell seems lighter per some picture here.
post #34433 of 99307
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Originally Posted by lagsun View Post

Where is your cobbler and do they do metal toe taps? I work a few blocks from Alden SF.
When need a cobbler here in the Bay area who could put metal shoe taps!
post #34434 of 99307
I dont know of a SF cobbler that does metal plates. Im also in search of a local shop that can do metal eyelets
post #34435 of 99307
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Originally Posted by Dino19 View Post

On the Fran Boone makeup, what do you guys think about the cigar shell PTB on a crepe sole? I like the cigar but I'm holding back because of the crepe sole. I would prefer a leather sole because it'll be more durable & lasting, I think. Any comment / advice?

I have two models with crepe sole (AWW, and ravello LWB from Alden of Carmel). I personally like it a lot - it's incredibly comfortable to walk on and provides good traction in a wide range of conditions. But it makes the shoes look extremely "chunky". That's not a bad thing, but it's a very particular thing. Whether you like it or not depends on how you plan on using the shoes.
post #34436 of 99307
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Originally Posted by jdpirtl22 View Post

The boot itself is fantastic, the batch of ravello came out amazing.  I will take pictures tomorrow in sunlight and indoors and put them up.

Very excited to see your pics.
post #34437 of 99307
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

ill be in the SF Alden store tomorrow. fingers crossed they have the unlined #8 ptb in my size.. if they do, i might need to have my cobbler put some brass eyelets on them

Hi Namor, could you please also snap some pics of their color 8 Indy boots?

 

Thanks.

post #34438 of 99307
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Originally Posted by Dino19 View Post

On the Fran Boone makeup, what do you guys think about the cigar shell PTB on a crepe sole? I like the cigar but I'm holding back because of the crepe sole. I would prefer a leather sole because it'll be more durable & lasting, I think. Any comment / advice?

It's a deal breaker for me personally. I wouldn't buy it. Some seem to really like the crepe sole though ......
post #34439 of 99307

I like the crepe sole.  Got em on cigar shell beales.  I wouldn't have chose it myself, but really wanted a pair of cigar shell.  Turns out, it's more comfortable than the leather soles on my LWBs.  

 

It's variety.  Some people get the same shell color, some people like the same sole on everything.  It's all good.  Personally, I'm getting 1 shell in each color before doubling up and none of my shoes so far have the same sole.  They each serve a different purpose.  

post #34440 of 99307
Anyone out there own the 2211 (black shell NST on the Aberdeen)? If so, what do you find yourself wearing them with mostly (e.g., gabardines, twills, jeans; dress or casual or both; etc.)? To not clog up the thread, a PM would be fine. Thanks fellas.
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