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post #38161 of 98961
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

Ravello in the wild


I'm done (for now).

Cap Toe Boots (Ravello)
LWB (Color 8)
PTB Beales (Cigar)
Indy Boots (CXL)

damn those cap toes are nice. i wish they had leather soles though...seems odd to have a cap toe boot with a chunky commando sole. i'm still holding on to my ravello brixton pre-order from epaulet (feb 2011)...

enjoy wearing them today, it's nasty out there all around the bay area.
post #38162 of 98961
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post


Am I the only one who prefers the original leather?
I am over CXL.

 

The only problem with them is that they tend to look a bit too orange/pumpkin like versus the CXL Indys which have a nicer shade to them. 

post #38163 of 98961
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Originally Posted by runningfrog View Post


damn those cap toes are nice. i wish they had leather soles though...seems odd to have a cap toe boot with a chunky commando sole. i'm still holding on to my ravello brixton pre-order from epaulet (feb 2011)...
enjoy wearing them today, it's nasty out there all around the bay area.
 

 

^ Yea, on barrie w/ commando sole doesn't scream sleek or dressy, but that's sort of the point.  It can be paired with easily jeans, chinos and trousers.  I also intend to wear it with suits (gasp).  But I also wear my LWBs with suits (double gasp).

 

Mother nature is giving me a free car wash today, but didn't stop me from taking them on maiden voyage.  Don't intend on babying them.  icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #38164 of 98961
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Originally Posted by runningfrog View Post

damn those cap toes are nice. i wish they had leather soles though...seems odd to have a cap toe boot with a chunky commando sole. i'm still holding on to my ravello brixton pre-order from epaulet (feb 2011)...
enjoy wearing them today, it's nasty out there all around the bay area.

I find Alden's commando sole pretty low profile - it's not like a Red Wing Vibram lug sole. I've been surprised at how well the sole works with a lot of different models (Leffot's ravello PTB being a good example)
post #38165 of 98961
rainy day in the bay area. seemed like the perfect time to pull these out of the closet since i just had them topy'd. congrats to everyone who got the ravello captoes at unionmade. wish i had the funds available in the marital capital account. shog[1].gif

also: props to uncle mac for the method.

post #38166 of 98961
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

If you like pebble grain, I recommend the English captoe boots on dainite soles made by a few manufacturers (Crockett and Jones, Alfred Sargent, etc). Something you won't easily get from Alden

thanks for the rec, i was just thinking that i need a nicer boot to wear on wet days like today. c&j w/ dainite sounds like a good option.
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

^ Yea, on barrie w/ commando sole doesn't scream sleek or dressy, but that's sort of the point.  It can be paired with easily jeans, chinos and trousers.  I also intend to wear it with suits (gasp).  But I also wear my LWBs with suits (double gasp).

Mother nature is giving me a free car wash today, but didn't stop me from taking them on maiden voyage.  Don't intend on babying them.  icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

actually i meant the captoe is more dressy, so wearing them w/ a suit seems fine esp on days like today. barrie w/ commando seems about as chunky as you can get from alden. if i didn't have the ravello brixton on preorder, i probably would have bought the unionmade kirkwood last night since my size was still available.
post #38167 of 98961
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


I find Alden's commando sole pretty low profile - it's not like a Red Wing Vibram lug sole. I've been surprised at how well the sole works with a lot of different models (Leffot's ravello PTB being a good example)

Completely agree and don't find the need to dress them down because of the sole.

post #38168 of 98961
some great pics all around today fellas ! Congrats to all who got the ravello kirkwoods. can't wait to see the real life pix.

everyone looking sharp!

By people's shell lists its quite clear to see the addictive nature of the horse's rear-end.
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is anyone currently stocking cigar lwb on leather sole? 

post #38170 of 98961
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Completely agree and don't find the need to dress them down because of the sole.

I wore my Black Plain Toe boots with commando sole at my wedding with my navy blue suit and they looked great- really shiny and nice looking in the pics. The wedding and reception were outside so it seemed appropriate.

of course, I spent a good couple of hours shining them with several coats of elbow grease and just a hint of paste a few days before.
post #38171 of 98961
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

It's funny how everyone's feet are different, my tassel loafers (10E) in Aberdeen are my best fitting Alden shoes. I'd like Alden to produce the LSH on the Aberdeen last as I have failed so far in attempting to wear the LSH in Van.

nephew,
i am sorry to say that will not happen
post #38172 of 98961
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

Ravello in the wild


I'm done (for now).

Cap Toe Boots (Ravello)
LWB (Color 8)
PTB Beales (Cigar)
Indy Boots (CXL)

nephew,
good looking boot, wear in good health
post #38173 of 98961

breaking in some day trippers. loving the color, creases set in perfectly smile.gif

 

 

700

post #38174 of 98961
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

Ravello in the wild


I'm done (for now).

Cap Toe Boots (Ravello)
LWB (Color 8)
PTB Beales (Cigar)
Indy Boots (CXL)

Gorgeous.
"I'm done" - famous last words.

Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in !
post #38175 of 98961

Modified last lovers, check my sig for a new pair of Natty CXL SWB from Moulded (8.5D). 


sorry for spamming.

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