I appreciate you sharing your experience.
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35 iirc. I'm still hopefull that it will get confirmed, however, I don't expect it anytime soon.
I just hope they don't mess up the details and give it speed hooks or something. (I hate those things!)
My next grails, Bakes, would have to be (in order of preference) a ravello brixton, ravello lhs, a cigar shell boot of any kind, and maybe a secondhand #4 lwb (I'm told by either Alden SF or DC iirc that Alden will no longer be making #4). It's scary how this list just flowed out naturally; I've been scarce on this thread lately, trying to quell the purchases as of late as dear wife and I just moved into our new house this summer and she decided it would be a great idea to install a koi pond. The koi are great to watch, but I still calculate how many shells that could have purchased :)
Current lineup, off the top of my head includes the following (I'll try to follow up with pics someday, especially after missing out on the family pic fest during Memorial Day weekend):
-Cigar from AoC
-Color 8 from Citi
-Ravello as of today
-Snuff suede from JC
-Tobacco waxed fake CXL from JC
- Natty CXL on Leydon from Epaulet
- Ultimate Indy from LS
- Alpine Grain WTB on Barrie from LS
- Color 8 Cap Toe on Grant (DC)
- Color 8 WTB on Plaza (LS)
- Black shell Naval from Leffot
Cigar PTB (Alden of DC, purchased just before the summer. NB - I was told they still had several in stock. Hurry!)
Cigar LHS (my first shell purchase after encouragement from you, Bakes!)
Black shell cadet perf cap toe blucher from JCrew
Unlined snuff suede penny from NeedSupply (always good for the SF discount. don't forget to ask them for it!!)
Unlined snuff suede chukka from Citi
Thanks for not making me enumerate the AE collection and reliving the fact that I foolishly purchased not one, but two pairs of the AE larchmonts in succession last summer just before Aldenitis struck. The money spent on those two mistakes could have covered most, if not all of the cost of a ravello boot. You live, you learn...
Full and fair disclosure: I own the Cigar Strait Tip Balmoral from Citi. I haven't worn it yet, but not for lack of wanting to. I haven't had a chance to implement the Mac Break-in Method on them. I think a big question you should ask yourself when considering this shoe is: How often do I wear a suit?
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A bit darker than most cigar, but perhaps appropriately so given the formal nature of this shoe, as JermynStreet has pointed out in the past.
Wow, those pics sell them better than any stock photo. I'm still in the occasional suit, but I'd still wear them just with dress pants/shirts to get use out of them (no one is calling the fashion police around here). I have other choices for the chinos/jeans days.
That's cool. Ours is ordered so the worst record and/lowest points is first and goes in order from the bottom up.
We will get something organized next year
and with the second pic Lamar Odom?
Great to see you posting CHRK. I love auctions. 200 fantasy dollars a team?
anyone else down?
CHRK33, MrDV (if we can get worthy to un-retire after 20 years), Me, ill create a thread and put it in my sig