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Like others that have posted on this thread, I wasn't completely sold on the brass eyelets on the J.Crew Ravello LWBs. Took them a cobbler to have them replace brass with light brown, and am happy with the result!

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^ nice. How much did that run you?
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Originally Posted by dslonghorn4 View Post

Like others that have posted on this thread, I wasn't completely sold on the brass eyelets on the J.Crew Ravello LWBs. Took them a cobbler to have them replace brass with light brown, and am happy with the result!

This greatly improves the shoe. Much more elegant with the matched eyelets
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^ i disagree. i thought it freshened up a classic without altering the character. just looks like another really nice shoe, now

but im biased. if i had an eyelet machine i would put brass eyelets on several pairs
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

I was recently away on an extended vacation but made a couple of orders while I was away. It was nice the other day when I got home and the mailman delivered my backlog of mail that was being held.





I haven't had a chance to wear the reverse chamois Indy boots yet, other than to try on and sort of break in, but they are very comfortable. I have suede Indys that I think are much more comfy than the CXL ones I used to have or my whiskey shell or #8 Indys, and these reverse chamois ones are almost as comfortable as the suede. Very flexible and considerably more lightweight - as far as Indy boots go anyway.

 

I ALMOST pulled the trigger on those.  They look great, but even the best photos dont come close to doing the leather justice.  Reverse Chamois is incredible.  Let us know how you like them as you wear them.

 

Also, after finally ending my Alden sizing adventure and discovering my true size, I have decided to get rid of my too small Cigar PTBs.  Hopefully they find a good home with someone here on the fourm.  

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just saw this interesting video on how to add eyelets. i would have my local guy do it but he hasnt the tools :/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugv5FXw6eOw
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

^ i disagree. i thought it freshened up a classic without altering the character. just looks like another really nice shoe, now

but im biased. if i had an eyelet machine i would put brass eyelets on several pairs

Thanks Alcibiades and NAMOR.

He charged me $30 all in but I got a deal since I brought in a few other shoes to be re-soled.
He originally said staining/painting would have done accomplished the same goal as well.
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Not my cup of tea, but my boss wears something in the same colors, or very similar, nearly everyday all year long. I believe his are Allen Edmonds.
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Michigan Planner: You just had one helluva day. Congrats and enjoy !
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^ i disagree. i thought it freshened up a classic without altering the character. just looks like another really nice shoe, now

but im biased. if i had an eyelet machine i would put brass eyelets on several pairs

Agree. The brass eyelets are what attracted me to the shoe. To each his own eyelets, as the saying goes.
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alden peeps - best source for replacement boot laces? looking for the dressier narrow flat kind
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For all you plaza last fans out there, J. Gilbert is waiting on a confirmation for a Color 8 Plaza Last Wingtip Boot with commando sole.

 

Bsed on my correspondence with Yenni is seems like these may be coming in the next 6-9 months.

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I ALMOST pulled the trigger on those.  They look great, but even the best photos dont come close to doing the leather justice.  Reverse Chamois is incredible.  Let us know how you like them as you wear

Also, after finally ending my Alden sizing adventure and discovering my true size, I have decided to get rid of my too small Cigar PTBs.  Hopefully they find a good home with someone here on the fourm.

What size .....last etc. Come on 8d, ryden there is no need to read the response.

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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

The chukka boots have been sort of a grail of mine for a while and TSM finally got some in stock in my size so I did not hesitate to pull the trigger. They are absolutely flawless, and even without running the pictures through Instagram like I did, they are are very heavy on the red end of the ravello color spectrum. The color is very similar to my whiskey Indy boots. The longwings were an impulse buy. I had been going back and forth on buying CXL LWBs for months and decided to finally take the plunge. I'm glad I did - I'm wearing them today with some green moleskin trousers and think they look great. I can see me getting a lot of use out of them.

I haven't had a chance to wear the reverse chamois Indy boots yet, other than to try on and sort of break in, but they are very comfortable. I have suede Indys that I think are much more comfy than the CXL ones I used to have or my whiskey shell or #8 Indys, and these reverse chamois ones are almost as comfortable as the suede. Very flexible and considerably more lightweight - as far as Indy boots go anyway.

Was about to make the call to pick up some #8 NST boots from Leffot but my girlfriend just got accepted to a 2 year position in Flint; would have been irresponsible of me to walk home with new boots when we might have to move from NYC to the Ann Arbor/East Lansing/Detroit area (from what I hear Flint might not be the best place).

MP: Assuming you're in Michigan, good to know my Aldens will get some good use there!
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