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Ryden i wouldn't worry about it until you see them I'm sure it varies from pair to pair. I think i let the photos of others ravello offerings influence my expectations too much.

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Thank you. Ended up with the dark Ravello Chukkas you mentioned.

Waiting for me at the door today:

 

Very Nice! I have had those in my cart twice a day for the last couple of days. I have hesitated to pull the trigger because they are only 2 eyes and several on here even recently have mentioned slippage and a loose fit. And I have no idea how the Barrie last will fit me except to start half a size down. For my first Alden's I could see those fitting perfectly into my collection, close to truffle but not quite. Your thoughts?

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Alden SF Cigar LWBs for this pre-Blizzard Thursday here in NYC. Some interesting colors starting to come out now in these. I've also included a pic from my first wearing of these for comparison.



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Alden SF Cigar LWBs for this pre-Blizzard here in NYC. Some interesting colors starting to come out now in these. I've also included a pic from my first wearing of these for comparison. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Very nice; love the difference in colors...I have a similar difference in my whiskey bal WT...
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Did you end up getting the Epaulet makeup too? I'm loving the Leydon so much - wore them back to back w/ my Barrie LWBs and was amazed at the difference. Enjoy wearing them!
FWIW, w/ my NatCXL Indys, if you get a tree that really fills the toebox and pay special attention to brushing them out after every wear, the wrinkles won't ever become overly obvious.

Got them from Leffot. I got shoe trees, and though I likely won't polish after every wear since they are brand new, i certainly will polish since I don't want the leather to crack.

I haven't put trees in my Indys boot, you think I should?
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Ravello longwings from Alden SF
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I haven't put trees in my Indys boot, you think I should?

Absolutely. Regular trees work very well in my experience. I have them in a pair of natty cxl Indys and while I can't say what they'd look like without them, they look great after many wears with them.
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Very Nice! I have had those in my cart twice a day for the last couple of days. I have hesitated to pull the trigger because they are only 2 eyes and several on here even recently have mentioned slippage and a loose fit. And I have no idea how the Barrie last will fit me except to start half a size down. For my first Alden's I could see those fitting perfectly into my collection, close to truffle but not quite. Your thoughts?

You should pull the trigger - or they will be gone, possibly not to return for a long time. At least get them to try them on.

The overwhelming majority on here go TTS minus 1/2 size for their Barrie size. Me TTS9.5D = Barrie9D (and I have numerous shoes/boots on the Barrie).

My chukkas are not loose, and I have no slippage.
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Got them from Leffot. I got shoe trees, and though I likely won't polish after every wear since they are brand new, i certainly will polish since I don't want the leather to crack.

I haven't put trees in my Indys boot, you think I should?

Yes - there is no reason why you should not.
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Took a chance on a pair of snuff suede LHS from TSM....the reason the are 2nds is obviously the line on the right show which appears to have a different grain from the rest of the shoe.....any idea if this will work itself out over time? Also, any thoughts as to whether the are across the strap will loosen slighty with wear? Thanks!

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Took a chance on a pair of snuff suede LHS from TSM....the reason the are 2nds is obviously the line on the right show which appears to have a different grain from the rest of the shoe.....any idea if this will work itself out over time? Also, any thoughts as to whether the are across the strap will loosen slighty with wear? Thanks!

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Took a chance on a pair of snuff suede LHS from TSM....the reason the are 2nds is obviously the line on the right show which appears to have a different grain from the rest of the shoe.....any idea if this will work itself out over time? Also, any thoughts as to whether the are across the strap will loosen slighty with wear? Thanks!

 

Here is another angle.....apologize for more than 1 post but couldn't get the photos to upload on the initial post.

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You should pull the trigger - or they will be gone, possibly not to return for a long time. At least get them to try them on.

The overwhelming majority on here go TTS minus 1/2 size for their Barrie size. Me TTS9.5D = Barrie9D (and I have numerous shoes/boots on the Barrie).

My chukkas are not loose, and I have no slippage.[/quote

Agreed I was actually surprised at how well they fit. I suppose it really depends on ones foot and I still would like to find a six eyelet but that has as much to do with aesthetics as anything else.
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i assume you have tried this already, but does the line brush out?

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

You should pull the trigger - or they will be gone, possibly not to return for a long time. At least get them to try them on.

The overwhelming majority on here go TTS minus 1/2 size for their Barrie size. Me TTS9.5D = Barrie9D (and I have numerous shoes/boots on the Barrie).

My chukkas are not loose, and I have no slippage.

 

Thank you good sir, I just did. Was surprised to see they were still available to be honest, I expected them to be gone every time I went back. Fingers crossed.

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