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Lol mine are pretty scratched up if you look closely, especially on the speed hook part. I will brush them every 20 wears or so no worries
post #43427 of 96976
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I'm considering a couple of black captoe boot models

Alden DC - Grant, straight tip captoe, commando sole, speed hooks
Alden NYC - Grant, straight tip captoe, double leather sole, all eyelets

I want the boot to be as versatile as possible... My question is do any of you wear your commando soled boots with sleeker lasts (grant, plaza, etc) with suits? I'd like to be able to wear this boot with a suit occasionally.

I agree with the other posters -- the commando is barely noticable unless you lift up your foot. The sole's edge is leather and the rubber portion is very thin. Go with whichever sole you prefer for comfort or practicality. If versitility is the ONLY concern, go leather.

I just pre-ordered the Leffot Naval Boot. I already have two Grant-lasted captoes with commando soles so I figured I'd go with something a little different for my black boot. Granted (pun) , I doubt I'll wear them with a suit...at least not to the office.
post #43428 of 96976

whiskey ptb

 

 

post #43429 of 96976
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Not sure of your size but Alden NYC has them as well

With all the great and recent Ravello chukka pictures that I have been so jealous of I forgot that a few of them came from Alden NYC. They now have one less pair in stock, I just took the last ones in 9.5D, THANK YOU! cheers.gif

post #43430 of 96976
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post


A couple of weeks give or take.

 

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Thank you, sir. Purchased them from Adam @ AoC in November & haven't worn them much, yet. smile.gif

 

Thanks for the info. I only started buying aldens in 2010. I hear of older shades of ravello and whiskey, I've always wondered what they would look like in real life.
post #43431 of 96976
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Several ravello models have popped up on this thread over the past few months

Ravello LWB from Alden SF, Alden DC and J Crew
Ravello Chukkas from Alden NYC and Shoe Mart
Ravello captoe boots from Unionmade Goods

Just continue to follow the thread and some ravello will pop up

All this and still no Ravello Brixton from Epaulet, which was ordered 25 months ago now. Which makes me wonder, how long were those other retailers waiting for these recent models that just came in over the past few months? Or, were their orders bumped up over Epaulet?
post #43432 of 96976
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Awsome shoes. 

 

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


nephew,
good looking ptb

thanks for the kind words.

post #43433 of 96976
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

With all the great and recent Ravello chukka pictures that I have been so jealous of I forgot that a few of them came from Alden NYC. They now have one less pair in stock, I just took the last ones in 9.5D, THANK YOU! cheers.gif

Awesome news! I am glad I could help

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I'm considering a couple of black captoe boot models

Alden DC - Grant, straight tip captoe, commando sole, speed hooks
Alden NYC - Grant, straight tip captoe, double leather sole, all eyelets

I want the boot to be as versatile as possible... My question is do any of you wear your commando soled boots with sleeker lasts (grant, plaza, etc) with suits? I'd like to be able to wear this boot with a suit occasionally.

something to consider - i found the commando sole + black combo to be too militaristic, much preferred the double leather soles on black boots

natural cxl chukka from pelle line:



post #43435 of 96976

Great looking! A month or tow ago I tried to order those. They had the 8D available and when I went to order the next day they were gone...

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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

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something to consider - i found the commando sole + black combo to be too militaristic, much preferred the double leather soles on black boots

natural cxl chukka from pelle line:


 

I like the natural storm welt

post #43437 of 96976
LS shortwings on VDAY

post #43438 of 96976
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Seven, how does the 974 (wintip bal oxford) compare to the BB version?  I think they are different lasts, but is the sizing the same?  I know the Tremont is somewhat nebulous in terms of sizing, but are they about the same?  Also, how about the shape of the last?  Thanks!

This is one of the only models where the Alden for BB version is, IMO, quite different than the factory version. I own both versions in color 8. The BB version is on a sleeker last (M-75, like Plaza). The factory version - 974 - is, as you say, on the Tremont. I went 1/2 size down on the 974 Tremont and TTS on the BB version. Hope this helps. biggrin.gif
post #43439 of 96976
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

This is one of the only models where the Alden for BB version is, IMO, quite different than the factory version. I own both versions in color 8. The BB version is on a sleeker last (M-75, like Plaza). The factory version - 974 - is, as you say, on the Tremont. I went 1/2 size down on the 974 Tremont and TTS on the BB version. Hope this helps. biggrin.gif

Sevenfold, do you know the differences between the M-75 and the Plaza last? BTW, reviews on the BB site say they are on the Plaza. I trust you more than I trust any of the reviewers.
post #43440 of 96976
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I'm considering a couple of black captoe boot models

Alden DC - Grant, straight tip captoe, commando sole, speed hooks
Alden NYC - Grant, straight tip captoe, double leather sole, all eyelets

I want the boot to be as versatile as possible... My question is do any of you wear your commando soled boots with sleeker lasts (grant, plaza, etc) with suits? I'd like to be able to wear this boot with a suit occasionally.

This is probably the dressiest boot Alden makes, when one considers the Grant last, all eyelets, and leather sole. This exact boot, made on the Plaza, would be dressier even still.


Either boot would work; and the commando version - given its ability to be worn more easily in snow and slush, if needed - is perhaps even more versatile. For me, personally (in 8), I went with the commando version. I don't wear them with suits. But I have no objection whatsoever if others do.
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