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dayum. ravello captoe.

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Can someone tell me what a Kirkwood boot is?

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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!

If one is fortunate enough to procure enough pairs, this distinct and delightful aroma meets the owner each morning in the master closet.

Perhaps the shortage goes to models not currently in production? Who knows ...
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Can someone tell me what a Kirkwood boot is?

This, but in ravello:





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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Can someone tell me what a Kirkwood boot is?

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