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Never mind, I figured out what a Kirkwood boot is.  Can't say I'm a fan - a cap toe together with a commando sole is very confused looking to me.  Sleek and rugged at the same time.  This is why I returned my Cigar cap toes from Alden DC.  It's trying to be too many things at once.

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Unionmade Ravello Captoe, Commando Sole (pic from Twitter)


Good thing Spencer called me yesterday about this. I'm about to pick it up later icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Unionmade Ravello Captoe, Commando Sole (pic from Twitter)

Good thing Spencer called me yesterday about this. I'm about to pick it up later icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

there is no way they are that red in person.
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That pic makes them look similar to the color of the #4 boots recently posted:

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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Never mind, I figured out what a Kirkwood boot is.  Can't say I'm a fan - a cap toe together with a commando sole is very confused looking to me.  Sleek and rugged at the same time.  This is why I returned my Cigar cap toes from Alden DC.  It's trying to be too many things at once.

I understand your concerns, but the barrie (vs. grant) makes it less sleek. An argument can also be made that a WT boot is dressier than a captoe boot - but WT boots many times come on a commando sole. I really like my color 8 WT boots on commando from JGilbert on the Plaza.
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there is no way they are that red in person.

+1

If they are that red, it is no longer ravello shell, and there has been a mix up at the factory. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

this one:
ravello captoe
approx. 6 inch boot
commando sole
speedhooks at top
barrie last

Do I really need another cordovan captoe boot puzzled.gif
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Never mind, I figured out what a Kirkwood boot is.  Can't say I'm a fan - a cap toe together with a commando sole is very confused looking to me.  Sleek and rugged at the same time.  This is why I returned my Cigar cap toes from Alden DC.  It's trying to be too many things at once.

The Alden DC boots are probably my favorite high boots from Alden... I wear them jeans, chinos and some of my heavier grey flannels. It's a really sharp look for fall and winter
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Was considering ordering either the Indy (made for J Crew or through Alden SF) or a plain toe Alden boot. Any SF consensus on this? I haven't yet seen them in person so I'm interested in people's opinions on what I admit is a preference matter. Would I be nuts to get one over the other? I'm not doing any outdoors work, just want a great looking boot I can wear with chinos/jeans and that will look great after some wear.
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They have one pair left in my size, but I'm going to pass even though my gut is saying buy, buy, buy!!! I just never wear boots that much. Someone go get that last pair of 10s!
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Never mind, I figured out what a Kirkwood boot is.  Can't say I'm a fan - a cap toe together with a commando sole is very confused looking to me.  Sleek and rugged at the same time.  This is why I returned my Cigar cap toes from Alden DC.  It's trying to be too many things at once.

Only as confused as a captoe derby in my eyes.
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An argument can also be made that a WT boot is dressier than a captoe boot - but WT boots many times come on a commando sole.


Really? In what sense? I always thought captoes were dressier than wingtips if they were both derbys. On the other hand if the wingtip was an oxford it might be a different story
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Was considering ordering either the Indy (made for J Crew or through Alden SF) or a plain toe Alden boot. Any SF consensus on this? I haven't yet seen them in person so I'm interested in people's opinions on what I admit is a preference matter. Would I be nuts to get one over the other? I'm not doing any outdoors work, just want a great looking boot I can wear with chinos/jeans and that will look great after some wear.

I'd recommend the Indy in chromexcel. The chromexcel Indy looks unique (moc toe stitching stands out), the leather wears well and takes a nice sheen, and the boot is versatile (it can deal with a lot of weather conditions and looks good with both jeans and chinos in a variety of casula settings).
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If you ask most of the people here they don't know why they purchase shell corodvan either. Sure we all come up with "reasons" - or execuses. That said, as Uncle Mac says, it is an addiction not easily understood. If you purchase one pair you will be done --think long and hard before you do there is no turning back. I sold all of my shell shoes and am now in the process of rebuilding my collection because I can't quit it.

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Do I really need another cordovan captoe boot puzzled.gif

The discussion from earlier today being played out right in front of our eyes... satisfied.gif
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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post

That pic makes them look similar to the color of the #4 boots recently posted:

Ravello can range anywhere from looking like slightly darker/redder whiskey to slightly ligher color 4. It seems to vary the most out of all the Alden cordovan colors
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

this one:
ravello captoe
approx. 6 inch boot
commando sole
speedhooks at top
barrie last

Big win, minus Barrie. Can't wait for pics.
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