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Originally Posted by DBate View Post

Gents,

been to Anatomica Tokyo last week and they had a beautiful pair of shell boots - unfortunately not in my size. Will travel to Anatomica Paris next week and see if they have some nice makeups in my size (the website is kind of a nightmare regarding their stockwink.gif
).
Nevertheless, I had a nice package from LS waiting for me at customs here in Germany (excellent costumer service btw - especially considering the oversea-shipping to Europe). Day one of breaking them in using the Mac Method. Enjoy!












does German customs make you pick up the package from them directly?
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Hiking around Bernal.

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post #42063 of 96821
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

And Momotaros too?^^ Looking good smile.gif

 

Thanks. Few things beat a casual pair of Alden Boots with some nice selvedge denim IMHO wink.gif.

 

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


nephew,
wear in good health

 

Thank you uncle.

post #42064 of 96821
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Originally Posted by sqroot3 View Post


does German customs make you pick up the package from them directly?

 

Yes, they do - at least in this case. LS just put the value of the package on the outside, but no invoice. Unfortunately this does not suffice for customs over here, so they make you pick up the pair personally with a copy of the invoice.

After the package has 'cleared' customs at the airport, it will be delivered to a customs office close to where you live. They will then send you a notification that the package is waiting for you, and that you have to present an invoice for it. It's a bit inconvenient, since it takes another week until you finally get your shoes confused.gif. 

post #42065 of 96821
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Absolutely gorgeous gunboats

Thank you, sir.
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
good looking gunboats

Thank you, sir.
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Originally Posted by bruceposey View Post


Thank you, sir.
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

These are absolutely incredible. How do you wear them without any visible creases at all?!?!

The pics without creases are from when they were brand new & unworn. Threw them in to show ravello under various lighting conditions.
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I think the pictures without creases must be from when they were new, since the first pictures do have creases.

You are correct, sir.
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

Just so gorgeous a color!  I am one of the very unfortunate and probably few on this thread that doesn't own any Ravello. I think I'm being picky in getting as close to my dream boot as I can and I may have to go to Anatomica to realize that dream but your awesome pics are just driving me forward that much more.  Thanks for sharing, and congrats on your wonderful Ravellos!

Thanks & I wish out luck in your search.
post #42066 of 96821
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I recently acquired a pair of RL Marlow penny loafers via this thread, and I think I'll keep them. Do you guys think a pair of ravello or whiskey LHS would be too similar to the Marlows? The Marlows are full strap and closed heed/270 degree welt, whereas the LHS is non-full strap and 360 degree welt, but ultimately they are both pennies.

Both are different enough, and the whiskeys are more different even still.
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Originally Posted by Organika View Post

 

Just to clarify, Chromexcel is only tanned with large cow hides, otherwise the article would vary far too much. Shell is never tanned as a chrome excel, shell requires completely different tannage. 

 

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Originally Posted by misterjuiceman View Post

When I say horsehide CXL I don't mean shell, I mean horse front. I think they use that for CXL.

 

Misterjuiceman is correct.  I don't think there was any misunderstanding there.  The shell only comes from a small area on the hind quarters of the horse.  There is still a whole lot of horse leather that can be used for other purposes after the shells have been harvested. 

post #42068 of 96821
Alden DC Cigar Cap's

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post #42069 of 96821
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Originally Posted by misterjuiceman View Post

CXL is Chromexcel, but as far as I know they only use it for cowhide and horsehide, not calf. 
you sir are correct i will now remove my foot from my mouth
post #42070 of 96821
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post


Misterjuiceman is correct.  I don't think there was any misunderstanding there.  The shell only comes from a small area on the hind quarters of the horse. There is still a whole lot of horse leather that can be used for other purposes after the shells have been harvested. 

If one remembers little else, one should remember that: shell = horse's ass. nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post

Hiking around Bernal.

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Whenever Mr. "P. Bateman" posts, I am intrigued, or perhaps disturbed, by his avatar. And I am quite confident I am not the only one. lol8[1].gif
post #42072 of 96821
I was going through my photobucket and found a few shots from this past summer. I miss the sun up here in the great white north.



Still waiting on a whiskey (cap toe bal, monk or NST) make-up to round out "The Rainbow" (and #4 if it were possible)
post #42073 of 96821
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

I was going through my photobucket and found a few shots from this past summer. I miss the sun up here in the great white north.
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Still waiting on a whiskey (cap toe bal, monk or NST) make-up to round out "The Rainbow" (and #4 if it were possible)

Very nice collection. For whiskey, you might consider adding the chukka to your list.
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Very nice collection. For whiskey, you might consider adding the chukka to your list.

Thank you!

I've thought about it but I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't repeat a style or upper until i have them all covered...if that make sense.

I already have a chukka in CXL so (as per my rule) that boot style is out .
post #42075 of 96821
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

I was going through my photobucket and found a few shots from this past summer. I miss the sun up here in the great white north.



Still waiting on a whiskey (cap toe bal, monk or NST) make-up to round out "The Rainbow" (and #4 if it were possible)

That picture is awesome.
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