I currently have color8 Jcrew cap toe boots and 405 indys.
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If you can find ravello LWBs (I think Alden DC may still have some), that would be my recommendation. If not, color 8 would be next (can never have too much color 8, imho). Although, I remember reading several pages back that there may be a 14 week wait for color 8 LWBs.
Aslo, my recommendation may change based on what you plan to wear with these. Color 8 would probably be the most versatile. The ravello with the antique edge would be primarily a casual shoe; with the dark brown edge it's more versatile.
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.
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.
Anyone 11D looking for Cigar? This is a STEAL if you can buy it now before a bid.
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...
good to hear -- keep both!
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.
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.