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Originally Posted by lagsun View Post

Do you think this guy is going to get $1300 for new Ravello PTBs (8.5D)?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NIB-Alden-Ravello-Shell-Cordovan-Plain-Toe-Bluchers-Size-8-5D-Very-Rare-/181219284058?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item2a3182d45a

 

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post #60512 of 91675
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

If the price is right I think the marlow is a fine shoe to acquire.  If you're patient, you should be able to find one for $500.  You ought to go the Crocket & Jones for RL Cordovan thread and look for edubs01.  He works for RL and has offered discounts to thread regulars.  I passed on the Lindrick boot in brown shell (just like the Marlow) for $750.  Not sure what he could offer for the Marlow.  The deal looks legit.  You receive an invoice from RL and it ships direct from their factory/warehouse.

The Marlow takes a while to break in.  It isn't as comfortable as the Alden LWB right out of the box, at least in my experience.  It is though, a great shoe with cordovan that is not quite the same (as nicely finished) as Alden.
Got my Lindricks through edubs - they are phenomenal. I try to be brand agnostic - Alden, C&J, and Carmina all make great shell models (and some I don't care for).
post #60513 of 91675
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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post


Excellent choice, sazon. J Gilbert does a nice job with their Plaza make ups.

 

Awesome makeup. I'm looking at a plaza captoe from J. Gilbert as well. How does plaza sizing compare to Barrie and Trubalance? I have an Indy trubalance in 13D that fits awesome and then a handful of Barrie boots (JCrew captoe and JCrew suede chukka) that are 13D that are just a tad tight (width?) but I can wear okay. I'm thinking I may need to go with a 13.5e or 14D for Plaza? Do you know if J. Gilbert has a return policy?

post #60514 of 91675
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Originally Posted by lagsun View Post

Do you think this guy is going to get $1300 for new Ravello PTBs (8.5D)?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NIB-Alden-Ravello-Shell-Cordovan-Plain-Toe-Bluchers-Size-8-5D-Very-Rare-/181219284058?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item2a3182d45a

On a more reasonable note, these #8 captoe boots on Plaza from Leather Soul (8D) look to be in pretty good shape:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Shell-Cordovan-8-Captoe-Boots-Size-8D-Plaza-Last-/251341310042?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3a851c085a
post #60515 of 91675
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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post

I'll keep company with Tifosi and Sazon today. LS cap toe color 8:







I'll have to get some natural light photos of these too.

 

the more i see the plaza captoe boot the more i like it.

I didn't really understand the fuss that was made about the plaza at first, mostly because of the models i saw.  
It seems to look very different in different photos, and whilst the idea of a chisel toe is not something it really is minimal.
 
I defininitly have a strong for a grant or a plaza shell captoe.  Would love to see more picture comparing the two from different angles.
post #60516 of 91675
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Originally Posted by IJReilly View Post

So what's the consensus on the Ralph Lauren Marlow? How do they compare to Alden cordovan? I own a pair of Alden 990, and I love them. Would I be satisfied with a pair of Marlows?
My first Alden's were the 990's, then I got a pair Alden LWB's, both are really nice shoes. Then I found out that Crockett & Jones made shell cordovan shoes for Ralph Lauren, so I bought the wingtips and the PTB's which are also very good shoes. My best suggestion would be to buy them all.
post #60517 of 91675
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

If the price is right I think the marlow is a fine shoe to acquire.  If you're patient, you should be able to find one for $500.  You ought to go the Crocket & Jones for RL Cordovan thread and look for edubs01.  He works for RL and has offered discounts to thread regulars.  I passed on the Lindrick boot in brown shell (just like the Marlow) for $750.  Not sure what he could offer for the Marlow.  The deal looks legit.  You receive an invoice from RL and it ships direct from their factory/warehouse.

The Marlow takes a while to break in.  It isn't as comfortable as the Alden LWB right out of the box, at least in my experience.  It is though, a great shoe with cordovan that is not quite the same (as nicely finished) as Alden.

If anyone wants a pair of Marlow wing tips or lindricks pls give me a PM. Straight from RL. Thanks!
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Tassels in color 8 today...

post #60519 of 91675
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Tassels in color 8 today...



Nice pics of sweet looking #8 tassels RTP.
post #60520 of 91675
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

My first Alden's were the 990's, then I got a pair Alden LWB's, both are really nice shoes. Then I found out that Crockett & Jones made shell cordovan shoes for Ralph Lauren, so I bought the wingtips and the PTB's which are also very good shoes. My best suggestion would be to buy them all.

Despite receiving my Ravello LWBs last night, I went with my Marlows today. The Marlows are another fantastic shoe and I actually really like the Color of the Marlows, as it is an almost in between Ravello and Cigar (maybe an older Cigar look). The detail work on them is very exquisite as well. They come very stiff and take quite a while to break in. I am still breaking mine in. Definitely wait for a RL sale or see if you can get a discount through here or something. Here they are next to my Ravellos (so I don't get boo'd from here)...





-Mike
post #60521 of 91675
Alden stuffs from the past week.

Got back from Hawaii and these were waiting for me at UPS from Leffot pre-order.


Plaza munks, Barrie NST, Plaza wingtips.


With LS loot.
post #60522 of 91675
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Originally Posted by lagsun View Post

On a more reasonable note, these #8 captoe boots on Plaza from Leather Soul (8D) look to be in pretty good shape:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Shell-Cordovan-8-Captoe-Boots-Size-8D-Plaza-Last-/251341310042?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3a851c085a
I can vouch for that seller, personally. Great guy!
post #60523 of 91675
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

.........though I am neither elegant or a sage of any sort. I'm just a guy who stumbled upon this thread and is now hopelessly hooked on shell cordovan footwear.

+100
post #60524 of 91675
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Despite receiving my Ravello LWBs last night, I went with my Marlows today. The Marlows are another fantastic shoe and I actually really like the Color of the Marlows, as it is an almost in between Ravello and Cigar (maybe an older Cigar look). The detail work on them is very exquisite as well. They come very stiff and take quite a while to break in. I am still breaking mine in. Definitely wait for a RL sale or see if you can get a discount through here or something. Here they are next to my Ravellos (so I don't get boo'd from here)...





-Mike
Nice looking wingtips Mike. Thanks for the comparison pics.
post #60525 of 91675
Zippy, those NST's look great.
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