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Mr. DV, those are absolutely gorgeous! What sole do they have? I have been long appreciating the Indy and have been considering the Cigar ones that TSM has listed, but I think you just shifted my focus to this Ravello Plaza Indy. I might have to try and get on someone's list for these.

What do people think about speed hooks, I have like the concept of their convenience, but heard that they can break!

The ravello plaza indy is going to be a tuff boot to get. It has only been offered by one retailer (in netherlands) and i believe they are out of stock. If they have a reorder planned I'd guess delivery is a year(s) out.

Another US retailer told me they had a 2-4 year wait for a restock of ravello plain toe blucher.
It could all be hype, who knows.

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Has any retailer ever made a CXL Indy with all eyelets instead of speedhooks?
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How do you set up your style forum account so that your "for sale" items are listed below your posts?
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


I picked up these color 8 SWB's from Alden of Carmel. I was hung up on the commando soles for a very long time, but finally broke down and pulled the trigger. Wish I had done so sooner! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





I like that they do not have the storm welt. It looks sleeker and more dressy than the LWB. Even with commando soles (difficult to notice them w/o looking for them) I can pair these with dressier options.
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Excellent choice! This is a great all-weather travel shoe as well!

I really like these and debated a lot before I purchased the 974. The Commando sole would have been better for my purposes, but can't say I'm unhappy with the Tremont. Enjoy them! I may break down in the Fall and get those too! FWIT, I prefer short wings over the long wing...

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I also like your taste in décor.

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Thanks to all who responded with kind and grounding feedback to my panic post earlier today regarding the cadet bluchers bought from Jcrew on discount. After a couple deep breaths and a couple hours at my son's school picnic, perspective has been restored. I agree that I don't need another green box sitting, empty, somewhere in my basement. Chances of me attempting to sell the cadets are slim to none given that I've had an ebay account since 1999 and have never attempted to sell anything. The scratches, I now realize, would likely have appeared after one or two wearings even if I had bought Adam's untouched quality AofC shoes (and certainly would have appeared the moment my dear son decides to use me as a human jungle gym). I think, after recently negotiating for and closing on my new home, I've gotten a bit too caught up in concepts of resale value. If 5 figure amounts are the increments of real estare negotiating, Jcrew's packaging should clearly have been the least of worries.

Lest I gave the wrong impression about being a jerk to customer service and retail folks, let me say that--as a former tennis pro working for very entitled individuals in country club settings--I will continue to be cordial and gracious to the folks from whom I buy my goods. Sorry for the freak out; let's all enjoy the weekend--in our comfiest Aldens and in great health!
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

#8 and suede saddles x jcrew






nephew,
i like your saddles
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


I picked up these color 8 SWB's from Alden of Carmel.  I was hung up on the commando soles for a very long time, but finally broke down and pulled the trigger.  Wish I had done so sooner!






I like that they do not have the storm welt.  It looks sleeker and more dressy than the LWB.  Even with commando soles (difficult to notice them w/o looking for them) I can pair these with dressier options.

nephew,
looking good in your wt
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Originally Posted by Gcbrown3 View Post

How do you set up your style forum account so that your "for sale" items are listed below your posts?

 

click on your username at the top right of this page to go to your 'profile'.

scroll down to forum signature section.

edit signature.  select the items.


Edited by dusttruffle - 5/17/13 at 7:45pm
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
looking good in your wt

Uncle, thank you!

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nephew,
good looking ptb
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Maiden voyage
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Does the Jcrew ravello LWB have brass eyelets like last time?

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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Thanks to all who responded with kind and grounding feedback to my panic post earlier today regarding the cadet bluchers bought from Jcrew on discount. After a couple deep breaths and a couple hours at my son's school picnic, perspective has been restored. I agree that I don't need another green box sitting, empty, somewhere in my basement. Chances of me attempting to sell the cadets are slim to none given that I've had an ebay account since 1999 and have never attempted to sell anything. The scratches, I now realize, would likely have appeared after one or two wearings even if I had bought Adam's untouched quality AofC shoes (and certainly would have appeared the moment my dear son decides to use me as a human jungle gym). I think, after recently negotiating for and closing on my new home, I've gotten a bit too caught up in concepts of resale value. If 5 figure amounts are the increments of real estare negotiating, Jcrew's packaging should clearly have been the least of worries.

Lest I gave the wrong impression about being a jerk to customer service and retail folks, let me say that--as a former tennis pro working for very entitled individuals in country club settings--I will continue to be cordial and gracious to the folks from whom I buy my goods. Sorry for the freak out; let's all enjoy the weekend--in our comfiest Aldens and in great health!


The box is less of an issue to me than the shoe bags. I use them for travel and storage to keep dust off. We own a 200 yr old home where it seems impossible to keep dust off of anything. I've read about many folks here who were successful in having jcrew ship out the OEM green box & bags after receiving the generic box & no bags in the mail. It's been a while since someone shared that so perhaps j crew has changed their policy. However, it may be as simple as trying to get a different customer service rep on the phone in hopes of a different outcome. It certainly can't hurt to try sending an email or calling back at a later date.

I'm with you on the try-on markings. It would bother me at first but I'd get over it quickly after wearing once. Congrats on the new acquisition.
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