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Frank - about how long have you worn these? I like those a lot. I was thinking about asking if anyone had a fit pic with the milkshake suede because I've been looking at these all day:



the shoe mart calls it out as "pepello" suede, but they could be a typo for "repello". does anyone know if the milkshake color is the same as the one shown on shoemart? it looks very similar.

i believe i might be losing it because i'm considering paying $500 for a totally impractical (for my wardrobe) off white suede boot. and if i were to buy them, leaving them untreated and taking my chances
anyone got a real pic of these?

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A few questions for the community:

- any reservations about wearing chucka's all year ( or at least 3 of the 4 seasons)?

- Shoemart has the option of Ravello Shell chucka's that look more like whiskey. Are there variations on some of the hard-to-find colors between retailers (I.e. would a Ravello from Shoemart look different than a Ravello from alden of Madison)?

- Is there a magic secret to finding a pair of Alden's in one of the less common colors or is it simply a matter of searching and persistence?

As always, your input is appreciated.
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Shawnc, persistent searching and a little luck have worked for me.
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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

Frank - about how long have you worn these? I like those a lot. I was thinking about asking if anyone had a fit pic with the milkshake suede because I've been looking at these all day:



the shoe mart calls it out as "pepello" suede, but they could be a typo for "repello". does anyone know if the milkshake color is the same as the one shown on shoemart? it looks very similar.

i believe i might be losing it because i'm considering paying $500 for a totally impractical (for my wardrobe) off white suede boot. and if i were to buy them, leaving them untreated and taking my chances

Those look like they'd be a really similar color. The style is different (Indy vs. captoe), but I like this one too. The bright brass hardware is great.

Mine came from Epaulet last year. I've worn them a handful of times, mostly because I have way too many shoes and it's hard for me to wear them all. nod[1].gif And the light color does make them more of a warm weather boot.

I did treat mine with some suede protector, but I've come to the opinion that suede looks best with some wear on it, so I'm not going to worry about these. Just wear them.
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cigar lwb

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Too much exotic stuff on here threatening to lighten my wallet...boring black straight tips to balance things.
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

A few questions for the community:

- any reservations about wearing chucka's all year ( or at least 3 of the 4 seasons)?

- Shoemart has the option of Ravello Shell chucka's that look more like whiskey. Are there variations on some of the hard-to-find colors between retailers (I.e. would a Ravello from Shoemart look different than a Ravello from alden of Madison)?

- Is there a magic secret to finding a pair of Alden's in one of the less common colors or is it simply a matter of searching and persistence?

As always, your input is appreciated.

I have no reservations about wearing chukkas all year long. I wear both my suede and shell chukkas anytime of year (and am considering adding a CXL chukka as well). The only time I don't wear the suede is in the winter when there is enough snow or ice on the ground that I need to worry about salt.

I think the variations that you will see between the shades of ravello and cigar and whiskey from retailer to retailer will have more to do with the batch of shell from Horween rather than the particular retailer.

Searching and persistence (and pre-orders to a lesser extent) are your friend when waiting on shell in colors other than #8 or black.
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Long mac method session tonight w/ the cigar lwbs and #8 swbs. Shiny.

Pics or it didn't happen!!!
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2160 straight tip (from BB). This is an outdoor shot, but the flash did come on uhoh.gif

 

 

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...mostly because I have way too many shoes and it's hard for me to wear them all. nod[1].gif
Oh, such a terrible problem to have. Lol.
Edited by BeSpiffington - 7/24/13 at 8:15am
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cigar lwb

A beautiful summer combo MrDV. Love the pants!
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2160 straight tip (from BB). This is an outdoor shot, but the flash did come on 
uhoh.gif



ZA7LF63.jpg
Really nice #8's coolarrow.
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

A few questions for the community:

- any reservations about wearing chucka's all year ( or at least 3 of the 4 seasons)?

- Shoemart has the option of Ravello Shell chucka's that look more like whiskey. Are there variations on some of the hard-to-find colors between retailers (I.e. would a Ravello from Shoemart look different than a Ravello from alden of Madison)?

- Is there a magic secret to finding a pair of Alden's in one of the less common colors or is it simply a matter of searching and persistence?

As always, your input is appreciated.

Ravello shell varies pretty widely from batch to batch, but as long as its from alden, it wouldn't vary any more than just from natural dye levels

And finding Alden's in ravello or whiskey is luck. Pure luck. Or having tons of money. And budding crazy high on ebay
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

A few questions for the community:

- any reservations about wearing chucka's all year ( or at least 3 of the 4 seasons)?

- Shoemart has the option of Ravello Shell chucka's that look more like whiskey. Are there variations on some of the hard-to-find colors between retailers (I.e. would a Ravello from Shoemart look different than a Ravello from alden of Madison)?

- Is there a magic secret to finding a pair of Alden's in one of the less common colors or is it simply a matter of searching and persistence?

As always, your input is appreciated.

I think chukkas are appropriate year round. They aren't too hot during the summer like most high boots.

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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post

Too much exotic stuff on here threatening to lighten my wallet...boring black straight tips to balance things.

 

Nice staple.

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