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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.
there seems to be a lot of new Ravello shoes showing up at a bunch of different retailers lately.....hopefully this means the almost 2 year wait for Epaulet's Ravello Brixton boot will almost be over
I know the reasons why I like cordovan. The smell, the no polish shine that is unmistakably shell cordovan, the way it creases and the prestige/exclusivity.
I also was wondering about all the ravello that has been popping up. Thought there was supposed to be a prolonged shortage, but seems to have only lasted a few months. I wonder if its safe to start ordering out-of-stock ravello models from TSM without having to wait 2 years.
Edit: Popa Doble, Congrats on the Maiden Voyage. I had been waiting to see you bust em out!