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What last is the ravello PT boot on? That would be one of my holy grails (depending on the last).

Anatomica would mean modified

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^^^  Yes, modified.  Best fitting last I've worn so far.

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^^^  Yes, modified.  Best fitting last I've worn so far.

 

PhiPsi32, if I can ask, what is the process for getting on that list?  Is it too late?  And I'm guessing this is the one in Paris, correct?  Could you elaborate or else PM me with details?  Thanks.

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Breaking in of Cigar LWB in office

 

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PhiPsi32, if I can ask, what is the process for getting on that list?  Is it too late?  And I'm guessing this is the one in Paris, correct?  Could you elaborate or else PM me with details?  Thanks.

Plain toe boot is a standard model they stock. Not sure what they have in stock now but it's something they reorder a lot. Just be advised pricing is much higher than standard Aldens (900 euro iirc and they don't deduct VAT)
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I definitely prefer the dark #8 that looks more brown than my recent #8 purchases that look more reddish purplish like an eggplant.  It's been my experience though that the #8 LWB tends to be darker than other models with #8.


I have had a different experience ......

I prefer the color 8 that has more purple overtones ( for some reason, the various color 8 models I have from BB are all wonderful in this regard). But I like all shades of 8.

In my experience, however, it is the lighter shades of color 8 that have more of a tendency to appear/turn brownish. And AE's burgundy shell - which almost always has brown overtones - is nearly always (perhaps always) lighter that Alden's color 8. All of my AE burgundy shells are lighter.

Also, I have owned/ordered two Alden color 8 LWBs and they were both considerably lighter than my other color 8 models. The last color 8 LWB I ordered was returned - one of the reasons being that the shade of color 8 was too light for my liking.


Don't get me wrong, I still love my eggplant shade of color 8.  I've gotten a bunch of complements for my "ox blood-looking" PTBs.  All I meant was that I prefer the darker look of my LWBs.  I've come across a few pairs of AE MacNeils that have a tremendous shade of dark brown shell with a hint of burgundy.  Unfortunately I have not found a MacNeil that feels remotely as comfortable in fit as my 975.  I suppose the 7-97 last just wasn't designed for my foot.  I've seen that same shade in a few Leeds but just not in my size. I'd be happy with those also.

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Breaking in of Cigar LWB in office

 


I am seriously diggin' the dark brown (or black?) edging.  You can dress up those Cigars much more so than the ones I have with the antique edge. Where did you find these?  Congrats and wear in good health!

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I am seriously diggin' the dark brown (or black?) edging.  You can dress up those Cigars much more so than the ones I have with the antique edge. Where did you find these?  Congrats and wear in good health!

On my cigar LWBs I have antique edging but had bnelson darken the top of the welt to a dark brown. I also darkened the edging slightly with chili dressing from AE. IMO, they are quite a bit dressier than before.
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They're not taking a list.  I tried putting a deposit down, but they won't take any orders until Alden confirms that they will make the boots.  Believe me, I tried.  It is indeed Anatomica of Paris.  I saw a sample of the boot in at Anatomica Tokyo.  They are fantastic.

 

I am going to check back in six months or so to see if the order is going through.

 

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PhiPsi32, if I can ask, what is the process for getting on that list?  Is it too late?  And I'm guessing this is the one in Paris, correct?  Could you elaborate or else PM me with details?  Thanks.

 

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Plain toe boot is a standard model they stock. Not sure what they have in stock now but it's something they reorder a lot. Just be advised pricing is much higher than standard Aldens (900 euro iirc and they don't deduct VAT)
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I am seriously diggin' the dark brown (or black?) edging.  You can dress up those Cigars much more so than the ones I have with the antique edge. Where did you find these?  Congrats and wear in good health!

I too like the darker edging. I'm not aware of a retailer that stocks them like this though. Do tell hkpm.
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I was hoping to get a little sizing advice after several frustrating experiences.  I am trying to figure out the best size to order for a pair of shell split toe loafers in the Grant last.  I just received a pair in 12C and although they're long enough, they seem too narrow.  I have a pair of shell shortwings on the Tremont last that are 12D, but they are a bit roomy, which isn't as big of an issue since they are lace-ups.  Any thoughts on whether I should just go true to size and order a 12D in the loafers on Grant last or if I should size down to the 11.D?  Thanks!

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I am seriously diggin' the dark brown (or black?) edging.  You can dress up those Cigars much more so than the ones I have with the antique edge. Where did you find these?  Congrats and wear in good health!

 

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I too like the darker edging. I'm not aware of a retailer that stocks them like this though. Do tell hkpm.

 

They are dark brown edge.

I got them from Alden SF.

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Ravello WT boots.

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They're not taking a list.  I tried putting a deposit down, but they won't take any orders until Alden confirms that they will make the boots.  Believe me, I tried.  It is indeed Anatomica of Paris.  I saw a sample of the boot in at Anatomica Tokyo.  They are fantastic.

I am going to check back in six months or so to see if the order is going through.


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Plain toe boot is a standard model they stock. Not sure what they have in stock now but it's something they reorder a lot. Just be advised pricing is much higher than standard Aldens (900 euro iirc and they don't deduct VAT)

Thanks, guys. I expected a price somewhere around there. Too much for me to spend right now even if they happened to have my size. I have realized that I have totally ignored the rest of my wardrobe for boots, and more boots. Must exercise self discipline until the rest of my wardrobe catches up.
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I am seriously diggin' the dark brown (or black?) edging.  You can dress up those Cigars much more so than the ones I have with the antique edge. Where did you find these?  Congrats and wear in good health!

 

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I too like the darker edging. I'm not aware of a retailer that stocks them like this though. Do tell hkpm.

 

They are dark brown edge.

I got them from Alden SF.

I got a pair of those from Alden SF too as my first shells. Like the dark edge, though antique is very cool as well. 

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