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what color LWB should I get as my first LWB? such a tough choice!

I currently have color8 Jcrew cap toe boots and 405 indys.

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Originally Posted by poena View Post

what color LWB should I get as my first LWB? such a tough choice!

I currently have color8 Jcrew cap toe boots and 405 indys.

my first lwb will be ravello or cigar, purely due to the rarity of both colors. I figure I can grab #8 whenever I feel the need

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what color LWB should I get as my first LWB? such a tough choice!

I currently have color8 Jcrew cap toe boots and 405 indys.[/quote]. I would say, as a new forum subscriber, to do as I just did and order the "holy grail" of shell cordovan colours-RAVELLO,
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my first lwb was ravello.
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Originally Posted by poena View Post

what color LWB should I get as my first LWB? such a tough choice!

I currently have color8 Jcrew cap toe boots and 405 indys.


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.

 

Good luck...

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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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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

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

uncle, thank you for the information.
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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.
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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...
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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