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Does anybody know who stocks ravello and/or whiskey PTBs?

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Gents, I'm based in Australia and have a pair of Alden for Leather Soul CXL Pitt Boots that I'm looking to sell.

They're size 9.5D on the Barrie last, and are beautiful boots for fall/winter. I've worn them around 15-20 times, so they are showing some signs of wear. I look after them well, and sale will include original Alden bags and boxes. Please PM me for pictures before I place them up on B&S. Shipping to US from Australia is $70 AUD.

NB. These retailed for $595, and per my understanding, are currently not available in Leather Soul stores.

This model (photo when new):

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^^ Nice looking boots!
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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

Does anybody know who stocks ravello and/or whiskey PTBs?

Alden DC had some ravello last I checked. SkyValet has some whiskey.
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

Has anyone ordered aldens from frans boone (in netherlands) with delivery to the us? I have ups trying to deliver a pair of shell cordovan boots. The tracking number indicates that first delivery attempt was made but driver was unable to collect funds, since i was not home. Im wondering how much $$ they plan to take me for. I was hoping i could avoid the custom fee since its a us product but maybe not?

Im starting to think that buying aldens from international vendors is foolish when you account for shipping+customs+lousy exchange rate on us dollar.....

Anyone have any experience here?

Even if they're duty free (which they should be) UPS will likely ding you for their fees.
The last time I got charged from UPS, total was $58 for a pair of Tricker's.
That includes the customs and the UPS fees. I'm not sure of the breakdown of fees for UPS, but fedex charges $25 for clearance + $5 advancement fee.
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Uncle Mac recommended a vendor for socks here.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/187411/if-you-wear-tassel-loafers-what-is-your-age/150#post_5527570

 
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Speaking of socks... The pics here usually have really nice argyle socks. What's a good place to get said socks (to wear with my Aldens, to keep this on topic)?

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Anybody have experience with Montana Pitch Blend on the CXL Indys?

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Anybody have experience with Montana Pitch Blend on the CXL Indys?

I'm a fan! I used it last winter/spring on my 403s. I only use it on "rugged" calfskin, and only during the rainy season. Otherwise I use Saphir Reno. Leffot has a video on it; if you haven't seen it: http://leffot.com/2012/01/22/boot-dressing/
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Anybody have experience with Montana Pitch Blend on the CXL Indys?

Yes--I've not taken them out in heavy rains, but light showers have been fine. They darkened just a touch with the treatment.
post #35590 of 98822
I've finally decided to go with some #8 PTBs, now just trying to determine where to buy from. Is there any place to get these at a discount? They seem to be $625 everywhere I see them but I know they are one of the most common models available.
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I've finally decided to go with some #8 PTBs, now just trying to determine where to buy from. Is there any place to get these at a discount? They seem to be $625 everywhere I see them but I know they are one of the most common models available.

on the off chance you are an 8D, I can hook a fellow SFer up.
see the listing in my sig.
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Anybody have experience with Montana Pitch Blend on the CXL Indys?

i used Montana Pitch Blend on some CXL Plaza wingtip boots., two coats, per Leffot's recommendation. as mentioned, it does darken the color a bit but goes back to normal after about a week or two, i've found.

there's a Leffot application video here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9mCn4HbZDE

here is a picture of my boots 24 hrs. after applying. you can see the darkened color pretty well, despite the poor quality of the pics.

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Gents, I'm based in Australia and have a pair of Alden for Leather Soul CXL Pitt Boots that I'm looking to sell.
They're size 9.5D on the Barrie last, and are beautiful boots for fall/winter. I've worn them around 15-20 times, so they are showing some signs of wear. I look after them well, and sale will include original Alden bags and boxes. Please PM me for pictures before I place them up on B&S. Shipping to US from Australia is $70 AUD.
NB. These retailed for $595, and per my understanding, are currently not available in Leather Soul stores.
This model (photo when new):

gah. my size and i love that boot (i actually bought it in 9D to see if it would work, but it didn't so i sold it on B&S) but the shipping from AUS is just brutal. good luck with the sale dude!
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i used Montana Pitch Blend on some CXL Plaza wingtip boots., two coats, per Leffot's recommendation. as mentioned, it does darken the color a bit but goes back to normal after about a week or two, i've found.
there's a Leffot application video here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9mCn4HbZDE
here is a picture of my boots 24 hrs. after applying. you can see the darkened color pretty well, despite the poor quality of the pics.

 

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Yes--I've not taken them out in heavy rains, but light showers have been fine. They darkened just a touch with the treatment.

 

Thanks! How often do you apply it?

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Thanks! How often do you apply it?

well these are brand new, so first application. but i just brush 'em after each wear, and i figure i'll clean and reapply when water stops beading on them.
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