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post #40576 of 99036
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post


Always hard to judge color, but I'd suggest having a look at Carmina's cognac shell.

 

researching now, thanks for the lead!

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Originally Posted by misterjuiceman View Post

http://www.pelleline.com/store/product-info.php?rider_boot_company-pid2391.html maybe this from Rider?

 

pretty much exactly what I'm thinking of, although Rider pricing is kinda steep for me lol

 

thanks everyone!

post #40577 of 99036
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

 

 

 

What about mahogany? Although not currently available, wouldn't that also fit the description?

 mahogany appears to work also..

 

not a fan of this offering below, but the color works for me..

 

 

 

is this color completely done by alden?

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Just came in today! My first pair of Alden shell cordovan. The Cigar Indy boot! I just wanted to share and thank you guys on the forum for posting such great info. These fit great, and look amazing.

Wish list:
Ravello cap toe boot
Whiskey longwings

I know I'm looking for unicorns, but if anyone spots them please send me a pm. I hope you all have a nice week.
post #40579 of 99036
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

There are intriguing from the Pelle Line site:

Any thought about what last they are on? I may call tomorrow to ask about them.

The smart money says Plaza. The shape of the shoe is quite similar to the Alden for BB WT Bal on the M-75 last (like plaza).
post #40580 of 99036
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

 

researching now, thanks for the lead!

 

pretty much exactly what I'm thinking of, although Rider pricing is kinda steep for me lol

 

thanks everyone!

I think Alden buys all those hides  in such large volumes, they don't have to charge as much for it. I usually stick to Alden for my cordovan needs. 

post #40581 of 99036
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Hmmm, as I think of the spectrum of shell cordovan, nothing comes to mind that fits this parameter.  I'm interested to hear suggestions as well.

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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Always hard to judge color, but I'd suggest having a look at Carmina's cognac shell.

Was going to say this ^^ Carmina's Cognac should fit what you're looking for.
post #40582 of 99036
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

if not alden, is there another retailer that offers more of a "medium brown" shell shoe/boot? not quite as dark as cigar, not quite as reddish as ravello?

Maybe Carmina cognac could work for you. 

post #40583 of 99036
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

if not alden, is there another retailer that offers more of a "medium brown" shell shoe/boot? not quite as dark as cigar, not quite as reddish as ravello?

Some pairs of the Ralph Lauren Marlow line can have a mid brown color
post #40584 of 99036
An early mornin cigar

Edited by sazon - 1/8/13 at 4:59am
post #40585 of 99036
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

The smart money says Plaza. The shape of the shoe is quite similar to the Alden for BB WT Bal on the M-75 last (like plaza).

It is the Plaza last. I found an old classified for exactly that shoe. Also, it looks like the LS attorney shoe which is also on the PLaza.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/285994/alden-shell-cordovan-wingtips-on-the-plaza-last-size-10-b-d
post #40586 of 99036
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Originally Posted by str1185 View Post


Just came in today! My first pair of Alden shell cordovan. The Cigar Indy boot! I just wanted to share and thank you guys on the forum for posting such great info. These fit great, and look amazing.
Wish list:
Ravello cap toe boot
Whiskey longwings
I know I'm looking for unicorns, but if anyone spots them please send me a pm. I hope you all have a nice week.

Str - welcome and congrats! Great looking indys!
post #40587 of 99036
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

An early mornin cigar

wow! those are beauts.. thanks for sharing
post #40588 of 99036
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
wear in good health

Thanks, Uncle. Absolutely perfect first spin in them. Love the Grant last!

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
ravello tassels

Nice tassels, enjoy them, Uncle!
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Originally Posted by str1185 View Post


Just came in today! My first pair of Alden shell cordovan. The Cigar Indy boot! I just wanted to share and thank you guys on the forum for posting such great info. These fit great, and look amazing.
Wish list:
Ravello cap toe boot
Whiskey longwings
I know I'm looking for unicorns, but if anyone spots them please send me a pm. I hope you all have a nice week.

Looking good in cigar, welcome and enjoy!
post #40589 of 99036
I didn't want to post about this until I had some results to report, but now that I do...

I have complained ad nauseam about how poorly LHS have fit me over the years, but that I have kept trying them. Seems silly, but they LOOK so comfortable that I keep getting suckered in. My last foray into that shoe led me to buy a ravello pair and employ a vamp raiser. Close, but no dice, had to sell them.

However, emboldened by the purchase of the vamp raiser - and the receipt of several gift cards, and the ability to employ my corporate discount, making them (relatively) cheap - I bought a pair of the Brooks unlined LHS in #8. Yes, I am stubborn as hell.

I used the Mac method to break them in, and slowly stretched the vamp using said vamp raiser (and generously applied stretching fluid)...with fantastic results! I love them. Super comfortable, and they've gotten moreso with each subsequent wear.
post #40590 of 99036

just noticed someone posted a used ravello plain to boot (anatomica version) on ebay. Way too big for me but might be worth a look if you are size 11.5.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Anatomica-Light-Brown-Cordovan-Ankle-Boots-Size-11-5-B-D-/321052729212?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item4ac03bdf7c

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