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post #39586 of 93975
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Originally Posted by ppith View Post

I've been eyeing Alden Ravello LWBs ever since I saw them in person in Alden of San Francisco.  I missed out on the order from Leather Soul (those were really short wings with antique trim) and Leffot (long wings with antique trim).  I jumped at the chance to snag a pair after my brother informed me Alden of San Francisco had acquired them.  Thanks to style forum for informing him!  Here are a few photos I've snapped.  I can't wait to break them in!  These will hold down my brown/tan shoe fort until summer returns and I can wear my snuff suede shoes again.  As far as the black vs antique trim goes, I can live with the black trim, but I would prefer antique.  If I ever wear these out, I'll ask Alden if they can switch the trim when they are rebuilt.  Apologies if these showed up in the main galleries.  I meant to only upload these into my personal gallery.  These are in a Barrie Last size 7D.


I love the way the ravello shell color changes as the light hitting the shoe changes in subtle ways. 1/2


wear in good health your king of gunboats, remember to use the break in method
post #39587 of 93975
^^^ looks great man, very nice shade of Ravello
post #39588 of 93975
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Originally Posted by ppith View Post

I've been eyeing Alden Ravello LWBs ever since I saw them in person in Alden of San Francisco.  I missed out on the order from Leather Soul (those were really short wings with antique trim) and Leffot (long wings with antique trim).  I jumped at the chance to snag a pair after my brother informed me Alden of San Francisco had acquired them.  Thanks to style forum for informing him!  Here are a few photos I've snapped.  I can't wait to break them in!  These will hold down my brown/tan shoe fort until summer returns and I can wear my snuff suede shoes again.  As far as the black vs antique trim goes, I can live with the black trim, but I would prefer antique.  If I ever wear these out, I'll ask Alden if they can switch the trim when they are rebuilt.  Apologies if these showed up in the main galleries.  I meant to only upload these into my personal gallery.  These are in a Barrie Last size 7D.


I love the way the ravello shell color changes as the light hitting the shoe changes in subtle ways. 1/2

These look fantastic - great choice.

By the way, it took me a minute to realize that's a table cloth. I thought you had a really odd rug.
post #39589 of 93975

#8 ptb
argyles otc
post #39590 of 93975
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


#8 ptb
argyles otc

Beautiful!  Just out of curiosity, what last is that?

 

Andrew

post #39591 of 93975
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Originally Posted by ppith View Post

 As far as the black vs antique trim goes, I can live with the black trim, but I would prefer antique.  If I ever wear these out, I'll ask Alden if they can switch the trim when they are rebuilt.  Apologies if these showed up in the main galleries.  I meant to only upload these into my personal gallery.  These are in a Barrie Last size 7D.

Edge trim looks great on these. Enjoy wearing.
post #39592 of 93975
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Originally Posted by Briar Snob View Post

Beautiful!  Just out of curiosity, what last is that?

Andrew

nephew,
thank you
plaza last
post #39593 of 93975

I just love how we all hold our Aldens in such high regard that we photograph them on dining room tabletops, high end leather sofas and Persian rugs.  One of these days, someone will put one in a Baby Bjorn...

post #39594 of 93975

1000

 

1000

986

post #39595 of 93975
Wearing Aldens in a baby bjorn will eliminate toe wear and creasing and obviate the need for topys. I'm going to try it.
post #39596 of 93975
Before I realized I am a 9.5 in the Barrie I bought a pair of size 10 PTBs. I'm using very large tongue pads but even still the shoe is a bit too roomy for me. Does anyone have experience using shoe inserts to improve to tighten up the fit? And advice is appreciated. Thanks.
post #39597 of 93975
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Originally Posted by mbrokerny View Post

Does Alden NYC give free shoe trees?
Anyone know if these will ever come back anywhere?
winnperry.com/updates/alden-40713h-shell-cordovan-double-waterlock-captoe-boot/
I bought Indy shell cordovan no 8s there a week ago and they threw in 2 kiwi shoe polish tins. I regret not asking for something more. They guy tried to sell me the shoe trees for $40.
post #39598 of 93975
Weird. I just double checked my Roy boots and they are 7.5B, my indys in 7.5D that I got last week were way too narrow. I figured B was wider than D, but now that I look at the chart Bs are actually "narrow". I've tried on a pair of 8D Indys locally and they fit better.. it's the same last though.. makes my head spin @_@
post #39599 of 93975
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Originally Posted by ppith View Post

I've been eyeing Alden Ravello LWBs ever since I saw them in person in Alden of San Francisco.  I missed out on the order from Leather Soul (those were really short wings with antique trim) and Leffot (long wings with antique trim).  I jumped at the chance to snag a pair after my brother informed me Alden of San Francisco had acquired them.  Thanks to style forum for informing him!  Here are a few photos I've snapped.  I can't wait to break them in!  These will hold down my brown/tan shoe fort until summer returns and I can wear my snuff suede shoes again.  As far as the black vs antique trim goes, I can live with the black trim, but I would prefer antique.  If I ever wear these out, I'll ask Alden if they can switch the trim when they are rebuilt.  Apologies if these showed up in the main galleries.  I meant to only upload these into my personal gallery.  These are in a Barrie Last size 7D.
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I love the way the ravello shell color changes as the light hitting the shoe changes in subtle ways. 1/2


I love the way the ravello shell color changes as the light hitting the shoe changes in subtle ways. 2/2


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This is more or less my idea of a perfect ravello shoe. Darker ravello shade (with pronounced red and caramel tones) with dark edged sole. Beautiful shoe.
Edited by Alcibiades - 12/20/12 at 7:35pm
post #39600 of 93975
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post

Before I realized I am a 9.5 in the Barrie I bought a pair of size 10 PTBs. I'm using very large tongue pads but even still the shoe is a bit too roomy for me. Does anyone have experience using shoe inserts to improve to tighten up the fit? And advice is appreciated. Thanks.

I realized I'm an 8D in the Barrie and 8.5D in the Grant after making some earlier purchases in these lasts in 8.5d and 9d respectively. For the larger sizes I wear them with a full leather insole with arch support from Pedag and it does a pretty good job tightening up the fit for me.
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