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post #35086 of 91658
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I don't necessarily disagree, but in what ways do you think they are better than, say, these #8 boots:

This boot, on the Grant (as opposed to Barrie), and with no speed hooks (as opposed to with speed hooks), easily wins the comparison. It's not even close IMO.

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post #35087 of 91658
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Would LHS be too casual?

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Originally Posted by ThArtOfWardrobe View Post

Hey Ryan, welcome. I know it's like recommending Sgt. Pepper's to a music lover but I would go with the color 8 longwing. It's not black or brown, it's just this universal color that takes more effort to find a situation in which it won't work than one in which it will. You really can't make a poor decision though; you'll be happy with any Alden you get. Best of luck.

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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

#8 LWB.

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

cigar ptb or lwb
color 8 ptb or lwb
black shell lwb

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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

I'd go with color 8 for sure, and then choose between ptb and lwb. Both are iconic and match everything.

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?
post #35088 of 91658
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

^ I love boots as much as the next guy, and I have my fair share of Alden boots (captoe, Indy, wingtip) but I'm going to have to vote PTB in any color but whiskey as the "navy blazer" of Alden line.  IMO boot lack a bit more versatility at the upper end of the dressiness spectrum (as compared to shoes), and are all but worthless in warmer weather (especially in shell cordovan)

No objection as to the PTB comment.
post #35089 of 91658
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Originally Posted by RyanAnderson View Post

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?

I love my ravello ptb's. But color 8 ptb's are more versatile.
post #35090 of 91658
This is an amazing boot. More pictures please, and information on where they were purchased.

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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post

I think suede is the most versatile. One only needs to brush it from time to time. And suede has spunk to go with a suit and casual as well.

Good points. I believe SF'er aka giantbeard only wears suede? His combos looks great each time
post #35092 of 91658
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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

This is an amazing boot. More pictures please, and information on where they were purchased.

Call Alden DC if you want cigar and mind the commando sole. Last time I was in town (1 month ago) they were still taking names for the preorder.

I think these are Ravello, flex welt from Leffot about 1 year ago
post #35093 of 91658

Helped my brother out with some moving today.

 

 

Yenni also informed me my Color 8 Indy's have come in, will post pics when I get them.

post #35094 of 91658
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Call Alden DC if you want cigar and mind the commando sole. Last time I was in town (1 month ago) they were still taking names for the preorder.
I think these are Ravello, flex welt from Leffot about 1 year ago


Yes, a bit of digging leads me to believe that they are the Leffot "day tripper" in Ravello.
post #35095 of 91658
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Originally Posted by RyanAnderson View Post


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.

post #35096 of 91658
Shoemart has 10.5D cigar chukkas in stock if anybody's looking.
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Apologies if there's a more appropriate forum for this, but:

 

I am selling a pair of 9901s (black shell PTB) in 9.5E if anyone's looking.  Worn about 12 times total, mostly indoors sitting in a courtroom. Comes with shoe box and bags.  

 

Not looking to get rich, just want to get them off my hands since they're too wide for me and I rarely wear them given all the Aldens I own.  All reasonable offers considered.  PM me if interested.

post #35098 of 91658
I ordered these from AoC back in Feburary, and they finally showed up last week. Ravello LWB with double leather soul. First pair of shell cordovan shoes, completely and totally worth the wait. Cell phone camera doesn't do them justice, and kinda adds a little red or pink to it thats not really there.

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Edited by Trinitrogen Oxide - 9/21/12 at 1:07am
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^ So they'll be getting some trinitrogen oxide treatment, right? smile.gif

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Thanks for all the feedback on shoemart seconds. I spotted a #8 indy in my size for $400, but on further request it turned out to be unavailable, as it often happens.

On a related note, does anyone know a place to order a 403 indy on a discount? Maybe a SF affiliate? Saw them at Need Supply, but my size was gone in front of my eyes.

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