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Which boot would you say looks better worn in, the 403 Indy or Roy?

I saw this on the Roy and the wear looks awesome:

http://allplaidout.com/2009/09/ryan-hubers-alden-context-roy-boots/

Still, the stitching on the Indy looks great and catches the eye. I'm also concerned about comfort. Seems like the crepe sole is much more comfortable for every day wear. Don't know for sure.

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post #60452 of 79551
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

Which boot would you say looks better worn in, the 403 Indy or Roy?

I saw this on the Roy and the wear looks awesome:

http://allplaidout.com/2009/09/ryan-hubers-alden-context-roy-boots/

Still, the stitching on the Indy looks great and catches the eye.

 

indy all day for me.

post #60453 of 79551
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post
 

 

That's extremely generous and very much appreciated.  I'm in the area a lot, though, and so can get there every now and again.  Thank you.

 

:fistbump:

 

 

good luck in your hunt. just dont be 11.5 barrie :paranoia: :D 

post #60454 of 79551
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

 

:fistbump:

 

 

good luck in your hunt. just dont be 11.5 barrie :paranoia: :D 

 

I'm not, but only as a favor to you.  

:cheers:

 

 

post #60455 of 79551
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post
 

 

I'm not, but only as a favor to you.  

:cheers:

 

 

 

haha, luckily for me, I only have a handful of items left that I'd like to get. most of which will likely never come to fruition

 
happy hunting!
post #60456 of 79551
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Alden Ravello LWBs from Alden DC

Without further ado, I have finally received my new Longwing Blutchers from Alden of DC. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I am very excited to receive them, unfortunately my wife has chosen to forget the three or four times that I informed her of their making through out the ordering and production process and so she is not happy that I have yet another pair of Aldens showing up at our house... For fun, I have decided to put some color comparisons against both Whiskey and "Old" Ravello. This should hopefully answer some of the questions of how the Ravello color may (or may not) be changing. With that said, I have concluded that Ravello is darker (almost to the point of being Cigar like under darker lighting) and lightens up well under more natural and outdoor lighting conditions, approaching a similar color to "Old" Ravello under full sunlight. Its an interesting phenomena.

Opening up the green box!



The first sighting of the Alden LWBs under darker conditions. They appear to be dark, but not quite Cigar. They have an unique red undertone to them.



A zoom in showing the sole of the right shoe and the medallion of the left.



And a head down shot under direct sunlight with the sun not reflecting directly off of the shoes at the camera (viewer).



Same head down shot, now sitting directly next to my pair of essentially brand new Whiskey LWB (Ravello Left, Whiskey Right). 



The Ravello LWBs from the front, now it is starting to catch more sunlight and reflect more of the lighter colors. It actually is very reminiscent of the Marlows (which I believe are Horween's Cognac color) from this angle, maybe with a pidge of a red undertone mixed in.



Three-quarter angle shot of the shoe, showing off the nice long wing design and the color under direct sun reflection.



The front and back of the Ravello LWB.



Same photo with the Whiskey mixed in for comparison.



Now onto "Old" Ravello versus "New" Ravello. The NSTs are in the "Old" Ravello. They also have the medium antique edge and light stiching. which I believe helps to lighten the shoe's overall appearance.



Finally, a three-quarters shot of the LWB against the NST. I think here is where you can see that the shoes are actually not too far apart. I think with a little wear, they will lighten up a little bit.



So, I hope that helps to compare the issue of what the "New" Ravello looks like. Cheers and have a great evening!

-Mike

These look great. I wonder how similar the LWB and NST would look if the NST had dark edging (or the LWB had antique).
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

These look great. I wonder how similar the LWB and NST would look if the NST had dark edging (or the LWB had antique).

Thanks! I don't know but the edging definitely makes a big difference to the shoes overall feel...
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Wow, there were some great acquisitions and pics today.  Congrats to mdubs and his sharp looking darkish ravello LWBs, truly the king of the gunboats. The new color 8 shortwing bal oxford (974) is very underrated.  Congrats to its new owner as well.

 

Work is picking up so its difficult for me to keep up.  Hope everyone is well...

post #60459 of 79551
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Gotcha, yeah I am not a fan of the Crepe either. Frans did have a few left on double oaks a few months ago...

-Mike

Any chance you can expand on why you're not a fan of crepe? I like the look and I've heard they are extremely comfortable, but the opinion of this forum seems universally consistent. No one seems to like them and it would be great to get some input before I take the plunge.
post #60460 of 79551
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Any chance you can expand on why you're not a fan of crepe? I like the look and I've heard they are extremely comfortable, but the opinion of this forum seems universally consistent. No one seems to like them and it would be great to get some input before I take the plunge.

I'm not sure why others aren't fans. I have a pair of very casual reverse chamois chukkas on crepe and I think it works pretty well there -- the crepe does its all weather thing.

Further, the leather tip on the toe of the sole makes a huge and positive difference. I've got a pair of CXL beef roll pennies on crepe from Rancourt -- which have a completely crepe sole, front to back -- and I can attest that the toes catch on carpet with some frequency. Be careful walking around work with coffee.

If I had to guess, however, I'd say that people here generally shy away from the crepe soled options as crepe makes a shoe look much more casual. I understand why Frans Boone stocks so much of it -- just think about their prevailing weather, it's much more practical -- but if bad weather soles aren't a priority for you, well . . . .
post #60461 of 79551
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Don L & MrDV - you guys are totally bringing it today w/ the Red & Ravello pairings. Great showing.
Gracias argentino.
post #60462 of 79551
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

ravello lwb being picked up on thursday  :slayer:

 

Glad to hear it worked out.

post #60463 of 79551
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Originally Posted by sashae View Post

JCrew chocolate suede Barrie LWB on waterlock... awesome.

Very nice looking suede. They do look awesome.
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Alden Ravello LWB (Continued)

As per the requests, here are some more comparison photos against Whiskey and Cigar...

Three-quarters view with Whiskey on the right, Ravello on the left.

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Hope that this helps to compare Ravello and Cigar....

-Mike
Congratulations, the new ravello looks sweet. Thanks for all the comparison pics, great work.
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