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Ravello NST's today

Nice.

That shoe, on the plaza, will one day be in my closet (if it ever is available...).
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Originally Posted by lemmywinks View Post

Which shoe do you guys think is more versatile? The PTB or LWB? In #8 Shell of course...
Just purchased some #8 PTB's and yesterday pre-ordered from Alden of San Francisco the don't have in my size very rare gotta wait for it Ravello LWB. PTB's seem to go with everything. Their such a nice skate that I'd wear them with shorts and/or pajamas. From what I've seen here on SF that sentiment holds true for the LWB as well. Here are my PTB's with jeans.
Edited by BeSpiffington - 1/23/13 at 3:12pm
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

In truth, the answer is no, but mostly because I have plenty of other more formal shoes. Having said that, many do.

With respect to wearing suits with shell PTBs and shell LWBs: for me personally, I wear black and color 8 from time to time; I do not wear cigar, color 4, ravello, or whiskey with suits. This isn't to say it can't be done - it certainly can - except whiskey, IMO.

Are you including cotton or linen suits when you say this?
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Edited by ndlewis - 1/23/13 at 6:12pm
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Shoes are all based on the barrie last, cost is 710 plus tax

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This Ravello LWB was purchased with a light "antique" finish on the sole. It was not seeing much action until I sanded and dark-stained the double leather sole. Now I'm much happier with it...
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This Ravello LWB was purchased with a light "antique" finish on the sole. It was not seeing much action until I sanded and dark-stained the double leather sole.

I have had unusual difficulty with ravello shoes, struggling to find the right leather / sole color combination... I have sold longwings and PTBs for this reason. Let's hope I get this one right
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Cross post from Modified Last thread:

Brown scotch grain boots arrived today. Some shots of them just out of the box:









Should have mentioned these are from a recently arrived case order at Moulded Shoe in New York.
Edited by FrankCowperwood - 1/22/13 at 9:41am
post #41529 of 94400
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Cross post from Modified Last thread:

Brown scotch grain boots arrived today. Some shots of them just out of the box:








Just beautiful! Wear them in good health..
post #41530 of 94400
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I have had unusual difficulty with ravello shoes, struggling to find the right leather / sole color combination... I have sold longwings and PTBs for this reason. Let's hope I get this one right

I understand completely. It may be in your best interest to get a pair with a light sole and just keep darkening to taste. Welting can also be stained, albeit carefully
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Originally Posted by tmw View Post

I understand completely. It may be in your best interest to get a pair with a light sole and just keep darkening to taste. Welting can also be stained, albeit carefully[/quote]

I had BNelson dark stain the welt of my cigar LWBs a number of months ago. I liked the result.
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Originally Posted by tmw View Post

I understand completely. It may be in your best interest to get a pair with a light sole and just keep darkening to taste. Welting can also be stained, albeit carefully[/quote]

I had BNelson dark stain the welt of my cigar LWBs a number of months ago. I liked the result.

^^ last paragraph is mine - no idea why it got included in the box?
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Are you including cotton or linen suits when you say this?

When I talk of suits, I am talking of suits worn for professional business dress. I don't wear cotton or linen suits, but I have no objection to them. And certainly less formal shoes can be worn with those.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

When I talk of suits, I am talking of suits worn for professional business dress. I don't wear cotton or linen suits, but I have no objection to them. And certainly less formal shoes can be worn with those.

I figured as much, in which case I agree that whiskey is definitely off limits.
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Originally Posted by tmw View Post

I understand completely. It may be in your best interest to get a pair with a light sole and just keep darkening to taste. Welting can also be stained, albeit carefully[/quote]

I had BNelson dark stain the welt of my cigar LWBs a number of months ago. I liked the result.

Yes, they've done that for me as well and the results were terrific.
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