Originally Posted by RyanAnderson
Thanks for the recommendations. Consensus seems to be around color 8 and either LWB or PTB. Was a little concerned LWB are too close to the shortwings I have - I'm guessing most would say I shouldn't be concerned about this? Also, nobody likes the ravelo PTBs I mentioned? Is the thought that ravelo is too casual, or not versatile enough?
Here is why I didn't mention ravello:
1. Very scarce supply. Ravello LWBs/PTBs do surface every now and then, but I'm not aware of anyone carrying it at the moment in popular sizes.
2. Color 8 (IMO) is the quintessential Alden color, and thus a better first choice. Ravello, while my personal favorite color, is brown, and quite a few companies make lovely shades of brown. I don't think anyone can really replicate what Horween accomplishes with color 8 shell.
Sorry for the long answer.