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Thanks for the pics. I haven't jumped off the cliff just yet, but I'm definitely leaning. I'll be stopping by J Crew tomorrow to see if I can pick up a promo code, or maybe hypnotize a salesclerk.
user name stevent has a new unworn pair of 10 1/2 d on b & s
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Sorry for my emo post before. Just working through the guilt of indulging my shoe exuberance.

Please help me choose just one:

Whiskey or cigar lwb, both Barrie lasted.

I can only choose one for now. Please justify position based on versatility or complementarity with lwb collection that includes jcrew waxed brown, color 8 shell and snuff suede. Help!

Sadly there's no medication for this affliction of ours. smile.gif


I would go with Cigar before whiskey (which is what I did) and I too had the J Crew brown waxed calf and color 8 LWBs.  Cigar is a little more versatile.  In all honesty though, you could go with whiskeys first and not miss a beat.  With your indicating that you already have the brown waxed and color 8 LWBs, it sounds like you want those Whiskeys.  Go for it.  They're both awesome and you can always pick up a Cigar LWB later (I think??).

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user name stevent has a new unworn pair of 10 1/2 d on b & s
Thanks englade, but I wear an 11D. Oh pooh!
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I tend to agree, but he's a physician. The lack of suits makes whiskey easier to complement. I'd keep the pair that sings to you more.

I find cigar easier than whiskey to pair with all kinds of clothing.
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Anyone have any recommendations for belts to wear with Ravello? I've found a couple of leads but didn't know if anyone had a go to that they would recommend. Doesn't have to be perfect, obviously, but something that comes close.

It is very difficult to ascertain true color on the Internet so any advice would be appreciated.


This may not be a popular answer, but I went to Nordstroms during their semi annual sale wearing my ravello and went through all of their belts until I came across a style I liked and color that matched.  I went with a Trafalgar belt on sale for half off, $45.  Did the same with my Cigars.  I'll save my $ for shoes.

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Originally Posted by hypomnema View Post

Trying to decide between the atom cigar at leffot and waiting for a sale on c&j marlow wingtip.
Does anyone know when the marlows usually go on sale?
I have boots (snuff suede chukkas, cigar chukka and color 8 Brixton) and a pair of black shell shortwing bluchers on order with LS. What would you guys get for a good all around brown shell shoe?


It sounds like the Marlows maybe your most logical brown shell.  The atom cigars would be similar in use to your cigar chukka and color 8 Brixtons... both casual like the cigar atoms with antique (light) edge which makes it more commonly a casual shoe. Although the Marlows are a bulky heavy shoe, they are sleek and can easily dressed up, more so than the aldens, imho. If you have no intention on dressing these up at all, I think you can go with the atoms.  The only time I think you can count on the Marlows going on sale at RL is in November and December.  However, you can find them from time to time on ebay.  I found a pair bnib, never been worn for $450 back in October or November.  Hope this helps and good luck!

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It sounds like the Marlows maybe your most logical brown shell.  The atom cigars would be similar in use to your cigar chukka and color 8 Brixtons... both casual like the cigar atoms with antique (light) edge which makes it more commonly a casual shoe. Although the Marlows are a bulky heavy shoe, they are sleek and can easily dressed up, more so than the aldens, imho. If you have no intention on dressing these up at all, I think you can go with the atoms.  The only time I think you can count on the Marlows going on sale at RL is in November and December.  However, you can find them from time to time on ebay.  I found a pair bnib, never been worn for $450 back in October or November.  Hope this helps and good luck!

One thing I would mention is that the Leffot Atoms are on the tremont last, making it sleeker than most other cigar blutchers (PTBs, longwings, etc).. That said, I would recommend the Marlows over the Atoms as it is a versatile, workhorse shoe that truly can go from suits to jeans very easily and is well constructed.
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I am sending in my ravello tassels into Alden for restoration ahead of spring/summer. I will post before/after photos. Hopefully they don't come back dyed color 8 or black.
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I saw some love for shell strands a few pages back.  Which would you prefer... Burgundy shell strands or Alden for BB medallion cap toe blucher in color 8?  I know one is a balmoral and the other a blucher, but indulge me; I'm curious... smile.gif

nephew,
consider #8 cap toe

 

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Both would be nice, but neither is currently offered. Alden's factory medallion captoe blucher in color 8 - the 2145 - is one of Alden's best looking dress shoes IMO.

I decided to go with the Alden for BB medallion cap toe blucher.  Very happy to find this old stock brand new, never been worn...

I passed on a bnib AE burgundy shell strand for just about the same price, in favor of these.  I'm pretty happy with my choice.  Thanks to those who provided feedback!


Edited by ReppTiePrepster - 3/3/13 at 3:57pm
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post


Those were Whiskey? Wow, they do darken significantly...

I will definitely keep this in mind. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Sorry for my emo post before. Just working through the guilt of indulging my shoe exuberance.

Please help me choose just one:

Whiskey or cigar lwb, both Barrie lasted.

I can only choose one for now. Please justify position based on versatility or complementarity with lwb collection that includes jcrew waxed brown, color 8 shell and snuff suede. Help!

Sadly there's no medication for this affliction of ours. smile.gif

Can't you wrong with either choice, here are a few pic of mine to help you make your mind up.









Cigar LWB when new, with flash & in the wild








Whiskey LWB
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CTYGGG, either one would look stunning with a chocolate colored suit with gold pin-stripes. Ronald Reagan style.
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

 

I don't think Alden can ban sales, but they can enter into a Minimum Advertised Pricing agreement with their resellers.

 

 

I believe Teger asked a similar question.

 

I suggest calling the Alden factory, the vendor who sold you the shoes, or the Benjo's website.

 

yea I guess it'l be alden direct.. got them from jcrew, cant imagine they'll be able to help. not really interested in the colors that benjo offers, just want simple brown and all I have are waxed laces..

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Always a good day for whiskey

Not an expert by far but i believe these are machine stitched? IMO way nicer then the hand stitching. Love these boots!
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