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PSA

Not my cup of tea, but if somebody is likes the George Boot, Orvis currently has them on sale down from $498 to $354. It looks like there are only a couple sizes available though (10 and 12).

http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=3C47

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BB unlined LHS on a chilly Friday in Charm City.
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How does the Plaza last fit? Narrower than Barrie, I suppose? I wear a 10D on Barrie, so would I be 10E on Plaza probably?

10d in Barrie fits me perfect and I just got my first plaza in a 10.5d and it is also a great fit.
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ANother Cigar day

 

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Did any one know that Ravello is actually the name of a town in southern Italy, along the Amalfi coast? I wonder if that locale inspired the name.

 

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I know Alden NYC has its detractors, but I've always had great service from them... They always call me right away when they get a shipment, they will put shoes aside for me for a week, etc.

The putting aside of shoes is one thing in that store, but there is one *ahem* gentleman, receding hairline, slender build, as I do not remember his name, who seems to have issues with having that pleasant disposition, one that all fine salesmen of high end goods should have. I stopped going in there some years ago due to my discomfort with his behaviour, and I had spent some serious coin in there.

 

Thank goodness for the ability to make online purchases, no sour, dour personality to contend with, when spending coin.

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Did any one know that Ravello is actually the name of a town in southern Italy, along the Amalfi coast? I wonder if that locale inspired the name.


I find no definition for the word so it must refer to the town or perhaps an individual .Considering the beauty of the locale makes sense
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These are amazing. I must own these!  Love that there are no metal eyelets.

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Looking to buy my first pair of Aldens. Currently own Alan Edmonds (7.5 and 8) and Meermin (8.5). 

 

As a first Alden shoe, what would you suggest? I've heard people state that their cordovan shoes are really good so should I avoid their non-shell options.

I'm looking for something to wear as with casual wear, mainly chinos (I rarely wear jeans) and button downs. Don't really wear boots either, but I might be 

open to get a chukka or something smaller. 

 

 

Also, it seems that the ShoeMart is always sold out of Aldens in size 7.5 and 8.0. Could this stuff still be in stock 'in their physical store'? Worth calling to check?

 

If I end up using Leffot instead (same sizing issues there), would be I be hit with cutoms fees?

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Just saw someone in the United Club Orlando with brand new whiskey LWB, if you're on this board, nice shoes! I was in the children's room with you.
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Leffot Cigar Indys

 

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

How does the Plaza last fit? Narrower than Barrie, I suppose? I wear a 10D on Barrie, so would I be 10E on Plaza probably?

I size up 1/2 a size and keep the width the same.
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Sorry if this has been asked continuously over the past 2967 pages - I did have a quick look and couldn't see an answer.

I'm looking to buy my first pair of Alden, the Long Wing Blucher in Cigar Shell Cordovan. I'm a 13D in the Allen Edmonds MacNeil which fit perfectly. Firstly, what size should I be looking for in the Alden - I assume 12.5D? Secondly, where can I find them at the best price?

Cheers.
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Saw Ravello Gunboat seconds at TSM today in size 12...go get 'em Bigfoot nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

Looking to buy my first pair of Aldens. Currently own Alan Edmonds (7.5 and 8) and Meermin (8.5). 

As a first Alden shoe, what would you suggest? I've heard people state that their cordovan shoes are really good so should I avoid their non-shell options.
I'm looking for something to wear as with casual wear, mainly chinos (I rarely wear jeans) and button downs. Don't really wear boots either, but I might be 
open to get a chukka or something smaller. 

I side with most here and will say that their shell cordovan is really Alden's strong suit, but occasionally I will come across a non-shell pair that I really like. I also think Alden has some really nice suede as well, and since it's usually substantially less expensive than shell cordovan, that might be something worth checking out to start with. For a first pair, I think the longwings are a nice place to begin since they work well with chinos and most trousers as well as cords or jeans. I think their shell cordovan longwing in Alden's "Color #8" is very versatile but so is the longwing in the snuff suede. I recently got a pair in natural chromexcel leather and something like that could work good if you don't need something you can wear with a suit.

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Also, it seems that the ShoeMart is always sold out of Aldens in size 7.5 and 8.0. Could this stuff still be in stock 'in their physical store'? Worth calling to check?

I wear the same sizes and often have the same problem finding them in stock. I've tried calling The Shoe Mart on a couple of occasions looking for something in a 7.5 that wasn't in stock on their site but have never had any luck that way.
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If I end up using Leffot instead (same sizing issues there), would be I be hit with cutoms fees?

Leffot just sounds French. They are actually in NYC, so no customs fees if you are in Denver.
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