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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Been waiting for a nice, dry spring day to give these gunboats their maiden voyage.

 

 

Really like the brass eyelets on these. Is this Ravello? Where from?

post #47822 of 98817

^^^

 

likely jcrew

post #47823 of 98817
^mediahound : Thank you.

Yes, Ravello. Special make-up for the J. Crew Ludlow Shop.

I know many here don't dig the brass eyelets, but I love them as well.
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

^mediahound : Thank you.

Yes, Ravello. Special make-up for the J. Crew Ludlow Shop.

I know many here don't dig the brass eyelets, but I love them as well.

 

Looks cool to me. 

 

A bit off-topic, is the Ludlow suit worth it? I need a new Navy suit. 

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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post

quick question for those of you with Indy boots, have you ever experienced chafing around the ankle/calf area as a result of the height of the boot?

Yes... indeed I have...  actually with any Alden boot... I have decided to wear thicker socks (until they break in) to avoid the chaffing and soreness...

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Ravello NST today

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Originally Posted by michaelpugs View Post

So I'm planning on making the trek to the JCrew Ludlow shop at Copley to size/pick up some Aldens on Tuesday (I'm an associate, otherwise my budget couldn't manage!) and I'm debating between a few styles. Which of these would be a good first pair?

Indy Hummus Suede (I know they're not terribly well liked around here)
the suede snuff boots


the gunboats


the perforated cap toe oxford boot (been eyeing these for a while, but they have been out of stock online for ages - limited edition - but maybe I'll get lucky!)



I'm also considering the plain toe boots... it will really depend on what they have in store and how I feel in person. Either way a pair is coming home with me!

And so it begins...
First things first. Put your name on a list or tell whomever is "the guy" to talk to that you definitely want a pair of color #8 Alden x J Crew cap toe boots. Next get some LWB's, preferably in #8 shell cordovan, or anything that strikes your fancy. Most importantly get the right fit. Try on everything in every size. I'm not kidding! Good luck.
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I would agree. #8 captoe boots will work well with so many wardrobe choices. As will #8LWBs.

Get those basics down and then you can have some fun with suede or exotics.
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Looks cool to me. 

A bit off-topic, is the Ludlow suit worth it? I need a new Navy suit. 
The Ludlow suit is a marketing strategy using fashion models photographed by professionals. You obviously appreciate and spend good money on your footwear. Unless you want to look like a grown man still wearing the same suit he wore to his senior prom don't do it. J Crew ready-to-wear is extremely over priced and not of good quality. Ask yourself if you want to look like a guy who dates girls, or a gentleman who accompanies woman? Get a nice two-piece navy blue suit to start with. I wear Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Madison wool suits because I can walk into a 43R, and they're made in America. Old school ya know. Just like we shop and research cool shoes you can do the same with suits. Look good feel good I say.
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Ravello NST today

Sweeet!
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post


The Ludlow suit is a marketing strategy using fashion models photographed by professionals. You obviously appreciate and spend good money on your footwear. Unless you want to look like a grown man still wearing the same suit he wore to his senior prom don't do it. J Crew ready-to-wear is extremely over priced and not of good quality. Ask yourself if you want to look like a guy who dates girls, or a gentleman who accompanies woman? Get a nice two-piece navy blue suit to start with. I wear Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Madison wool suits because I can walk into a 43R, and they're made in America. Old school ya know. Just like we shop and research cool shoes you can do the same with suits. Look good feel good I say.

Thanks, good to know. 

 

I haven't been suit shopping in about 6 years. The last one I bought is a Paul Smith black suit which I like a lot. 

post #47832 of 98817
^Epaulet does separates really nicely and they have a few pieces in basic colors that are intended to be combined into a suit. If you haven't considered them, you might. They can also do some basic MTO sizing adjustments as well. Also American made.
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^ Great suggestion Frank. With Epaulet your talking about going from fashion to "style".
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I'd quickly second Epualet MTO suiting. Fantastic offerings.

EDIT: Will also utilize this here post for the latest in a series of photographs. I call this "Last Day of the Year for Indy Boots"


Edited by El Argentino - 4/8/13 at 12:50pm
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

^Epaulet does separates really nicely and they have a few pieces in basic colors that are intended to be combined into a suit. If you haven't considered them, you might. They can also do some basic MTO sizing adjustments as well. Also American made.

Sounds cool. If I was in NY (I'm in SF), I'd definitely pay them a visit but am a bit leary of buying suiting without having first tried it on. 

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