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I was hoping I could get some help with my upcoming purchase.  If you had to choose between a Cigar LWB or a Cigar Chukka which one would you purchase?  I can't afford both and I can't make up my mind.  I already have at LWB and Chukka in Ravello.


Because of my inexperience of posting in the forum posted this as a new thread which I'm not sure how to get deleted.  Any help on that matter would be appreciated as well.


Thanks 

cigar LWB. are these actual options or hypothetical? if the latter, why not a cigar LHS?

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Originally Posted by millerbk View Post

I was hoping I could get some help with my upcoming purchase.  If you had to choose between a Cigar LWB or a Cigar Chukka which one would you purchase?  I can't afford both and I can't make up my mind.  I already have at LWB and Chukka in Ravello.


Because of my inexperience of posting in the forum posted this as a new thread which I'm not sure how to get deleted.  Any help on that matter would be appreciated as well.


Thanks 

I've owned all four (though I have listed my ravello chukkas)... My cigar chukkas are one of my favorite Aldens, but so are my longwings... Very tough choice but I would go with the longwing because I think if you are owning multiple pairs of a style, longwings may be better to get a variety of than chukkas
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Originally Posted by millerbk View Post

I was hoping I could get some help with my upcoming purchase.  If you had to choose between a Cigar LWB or a Cigar Chukka which one would you purchase?  I can't afford both and I can't make up my mind.  I already have at LWB and Chukka in
Ravello.



Because of my inexperience of posting in the forum posted this as a new thread which I'm not sure how to get deleted.  Any help on that matter would be appreciated as well.



Thanks 


Chukka
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watching house of cards on netflix. frank underwood (kevin spacey) needs to "clear his head" in episode 6. he does so by polishing his shoes. can't tell if the shoes are aldens, but the polish and brushes are.
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has anyone seen the jcrew tankers in person?  wondering how camel suede compares to snuff or tan

 

 

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On a similar note, pick two of three

Cigar PTB
Cigar Indy
Ravello Chukka
post #45592 of 87441
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

On a similar note, pick two of three

Cigar PTB
Cigar Indy
Ravello Chukka

Cigar PTB

Ravello Chukka

post #45593 of 87441
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

On a similar note, pick two of three

Cigar PTB
Cigar Indy
Ravello Chukka

Cigar and cigar,
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With all this talk of the Cigar PTB, is it in stock somewhere now?

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#8 LHS today


Looking good Frank! I need to get a pair of LHS...fistbump.gif  When the time comes it will be either cigar or color 8; probably the latter bc it is so damn classic!

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Saphir Cordovan Shoe Polish Dark Brown or Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Shoe Polish Dark Brown for cigar?
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Looking good Frank! I need to get a pair of LHS...fistbump.gif   When the time comes it will be either cigar or color 8; probably the latter bc it is so damn classic!

Thank you, sir. That's what my thought was. I started to notice the #8 and it really is a classic. I like the shape for a loafer. Of course, cigar's pretty nice too... nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I was joking about the lobbs, when I saw them I couldn't believe it. I could have 22 pairs of Alden shell or one pair of lobbs? Or perhaps 5 pairs of eg top drawer with 5 pairs of shell Aldens.


I looked them up online to see if I misinterpreted your post.  I thought, holy s*&t, how many of my Alden brethren here toss around $14,000 an a single pair of shoes?? lookaround.gif

I'm so darn gullible...  biggrin.gif

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NST binge lately.

Alpine grain from Unionmade. Barrie over commando.


Suede from J Crew. Trubalance over neoprene cork. J Crew photos lie about the color.
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So the LWB only goes with chinos (not trying to be argumentative, just curious about your thinking)

Depending on what look you are trying to achieve, anything from sneakers/work boots to balmoral boots/shoes seem to go with jeans, so I would think LWB would fit in that spectrum. I can understand the idea about LWB with suits (even though I disagree with it)

yeah i think the #8 barrie LWB/WTB looks most at home with casual wool pants (not smooth worsteds) or chinos. too much more casual or dressy than that (such as jeans or a business suit) and it starts to look incongruous. i think it can work with jeans, but it needs to be a pretty dress outfit. super dark jeans, no streaks or fades. no untucked shirts. preferably a sport jacket. i do that look pretty often with my #8 WTB's, but i just feel the same outfit with a less dressy-looking shoe (such as a ravello or suede WTB or a #8 PTB) would look a bit more balanced.

for background, i haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate seeing dudes wear jeans with dressy looking shoes such as black balmorals. jeans are the most workwear of pants that men can wear (aside from paint-stained overalls) so to me, the shoes worn with jeans shouldn't look dressy. like how you would never wear a tuxedo jacket with floral-print swim tunks. everything has to be from the same level of dressiness.


I think you make a solid point about the dude that wears a very dressy shoe (black bals) with jeans, but I think the color 8 LWB is a tweener.  It's not so dressy that it can't go with a nice pair of dark jeans (no acid-wash as you elude to; come to think of it, no acid-wash ever), but I will wear the color 8 LWB with a jacket and tie.  I don't wear jeans much at all, so I guess this doesn't apply to me much.  One other exception, the color 8 LWB with the antique edge certainly seems to be appropriate for jeans.

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