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post #42376 of 91627
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Ugh. I had two Alden shipments from TSM that were supposed to be delivered by FedEx yesterday. I was working from home and noticed both tracking numbers said "Delivered. Left at front door." about 5 minutes after the recorded delivery time. I opened my door and the packages weren't there. I'm currently waiting for FedEx to get back to me.

Update: FedEx dropped the packages at an apartment on the other side of our complex, and the guy who lives there just brought them by.

So, now on to better problems to have, namely deciding between a whiskey PTB and ravello chukka.

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post #42377 of 91627
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
from my experience i would go with your plaza size

uncle, thank you for the information.
post #42378 of 91627
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

my first lwb will be ravello or cigar, purely due to the rarity of both colors.

Starting off with rare shell color is like starting a baseball card collection by looking for a honus wagner.
There's a reason #8 is common... it's way more versatile.
Rare shell lust is getting a little out of hand.
post #42379 of 91627
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Originally Posted by DCRoyal View Post

Anyone 11D looking for Cigar? This is a STEAL if you can buy it now before a bid.

http://bit.ly/WzixC5

And they are not mine. Just a PSA. Even if you wanted to send them in for a recraft you are saving 300 bucks.

These look pretty worn. Deep creases. Very faded... doesn't even look like #8! I would probably love em if I already owned em, but...
post #42380 of 91627
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Update: FedEx dropped the packages at an apartment on the other side of our complex, and the guy who lives there just brought them by.

So, now on to better problems to have, namely deciding between a whiskey PTB and ravello chukka.

good to hear -- keep both!
post #42381 of 91627
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Originally Posted by stanford88 View Post

good to hear -- keep both!

I thought someone would say that. smile.gif I'd like to, but I think I can only justify keeping one of them, considering they're very similar.
post #42382 of 91627
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

Starting off with rare shell color is like starting a baseball card collection by looking for a honus wagner.
There's a reason #8 is common... it's way more versatile.
Rare shell lust is getting a little out of hand.

The thing is, he already has color 8.

I find cigar at as versatile as color 8. You can't go wrong with cigar or ravello longwings. Whiskey is a bit more advanced.
post #42383 of 91627
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I thought someone would say that. smile.gif I'd like to, but I think I can only justify keeping one of them, considering they're very similar.

I find uses for both pairs - I understand the overlap but it offers good variety. I didn't think I'd enjoy whiskey as much as I have. Probably won't find them again for a while too...
post #42384 of 91627
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Originally Posted by stanford88 View Post

I find uses for both pairs - I understand the overlap but it offers good variety. I didn't think I'd enjoy whiskey as much as I have. Probably won't find them again for a while too...

Yeah, part of me thinks I'll be kicking myself for letting go of one of them.
post #42385 of 91627
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

The thing is, he already has color 8.

Not the person I was replying to.
post #42386 of 91627
if i see any rare shell available in my size, i jump on it. i figure with the regular price increases and scarcity, i can always sell them for what i paid down the line as long as i've only worn them a few times.
post #42387 of 91627
Guys, I think the reason #8 is more common is more to do with actual leather production. The reason whiskey and ravello is harder to come by (from my understanding) is because the shell needs to have less grain imperfections than a darker color because it's easier to dye over them on say #8 or black.
post #42388 of 91627
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Originally Posted by pfurey View Post

Guys, I think the reason #8 is more common is more to do with actual leather production. The reason whiskey and ravello is harder to come by (from my understanding) is because the shell needs to have less grain imperfections than a darker color because it's easier to dye over them on say #8 or black.

exactly right.

edit...

it's a combination, but you're mostly correct. in order of "easiest" to produce... it would go:

1. Black
2. Color 8
3. Cigar
4. Ravello
5. Whiskey

that being said, i think Color 8 is more common than Black because it's both more versatile, and an Alden staple.
post #42389 of 91627
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Although, I remember reading several pages back that there may be a 14 week wait for color 8 LWBs.

 

That was me, and only for 7.5D... since I guess it isn't a commonly stocked size.  

post #42390 of 91627
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Originally Posted by jimney View Post

That was me, and only for 7.5D... since I guess it isn't a commonly stocked size.  

I have been told that shell is in really short supply right now so the less common sizes are almost MTO.
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