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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

horrible pic, but just picked up this evening.

maybe I should try and flip them for $1295 rotflmao.gif


I saw that earlier .. I've passed now on two Ravello make ups ... Not a flipper but might have to reconsider.. Wow almost twice the price for another brown pair of shoes as my wife refers to them. Beautiful .. Wish the last was for me...

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Looking good! I wonder if the Leffot arrival signals more of Leffot's spring pre-orders are on the near horizon.....I'm anxiously waiting for the tobacco chamois lwb for sloppy fall and winter weather....

I am awaiting those as well. Really looking forward to them. Last I heard was September so hopefully they are still due within the next few weeks...
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post
 

Ok, since nobody bought them, I am still haunted by this choice:

 

(1) Pay around $850 for the Frans Boone Plaza Boot (with nearly instant gratification) and either give up my $150 deposit on the Leffot Tankers or else buy them and sell them off when they finally come in 2014.

 

http://www.fransboonestore.com/store/Brands-Men/alden/alden-x-fransboone-8-cordovan-boot

 

or

 

(2) Wait until 2014 and pay the remaining $600 for the Leffot Tankers, avoiding the issue above, saving money, and having plenty of time to responsibly budget for them.

 

http://leffot.com/alden-pre-orders-4/

 

Problems, problems, problems.  :puzzled:

 

Thoughts?  Thanks.

 

Are you kidding?  Those are two different boots.  You will love having them both.  Get both. Wear both.  

 
In all seriousness, if you really don't have the money for both, then you have already answered the question in the way you posed it. But they are two different boots; they are both great-looking, and you will enjoy them both.  
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post
 

Ok, since nobody bought them, I am still haunted by this choice:

 

 

Thoughts?  Thanks.

 

tankers would be my choice (but I already have #8 indy, jcrew pct, and naval from leffot) 

 

that tanker is a great looking boot.

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I saw that earlier .. I've passed now on two Ravello make ups ... Not a flipper but might have to reconsider.. Wow almost twice the price for another brown pair of shoes as my wife refers to them. Beautiful .. Wish the last was for me...

I like my shoes a lot, I really do. Having said that, there isn't one pair of shoes that I own that I would not immediately part with if someone offered me double the price I paid.
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an excuse to not obsess over the scratches I put into a pair of grant lasted #8 boots when I accidentally bumped up against a wheeled-office chair whose wheel coverings protrude.

 

To my disbelief the deer bone did best to remove those fine set office chair scratches at the heal.

Thanks for sharing about this. I've thought about pulling the trigger on the deer bone, but it seemed to me to be a concrete confirmation of my pathetic relationship with these fetish objects--er, I mean, shoes. Not to mention, another thing for Dear Wife to make fun of. :colgate:

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Aldens are never worth $1300. Even with the shell prices skyrocketing and Alden shell hitting round $800 those shoes are over-priced by at least $400. At $1300 you are in Vass/GG/EG shell country.

You should definitely be able to get Vass shell for less than $1300. Mike from Epaulet is working on some group MTOs with Vass and their shell offerings should be in the $1100-$1150 range.
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I saw that earlier .. I've passed now on two Ravello make ups ... Not a flipper but might have to reconsider.. Wow almost twice the price for another brown pair of shoes as my wife refers to them. Beautiful .. Wish the last was for me...

Yea, kind of crazy....I was on the list for ravello ptb from the NY store. I got a call last week that my size was available. I decided to pass on them, cool and "rare" as they may be. I had a ravello ptb on commando a couple years ago and just didnt wear them very often.
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Yea, kind of crazy....I was on the list for ravello ptb from the NY store. I got a call last week that my size was available. I decided to pass on them, cool and "rare" as they may be. I had a ravello ptb on commando a couple years ago and just didnt wear them very often.

 

receiving a pair of this weeks ravello ptbs from madison today, I'll admit that I prefer the shade that my day trippers have. I'll assume the LWB I intend to pick up on thursday are going to be of the same, darker shade, so I'll be slightly disappointed. not disappointed enough to not wear them til the heels fall off, as I've been wanting/waiting on ravelo lwb for quite some time.

 

 

next, cigar lwb on antique. it never ends sigh

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After the first day out, I am loving the Tremont.   Please ignore my socks.  I got dressed in the dark this morning.

 

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^ Those are awesome-love the tremont. How did you size?
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11E and I would call it perfect.

 

11D in Modified feels like it was made for my feet.  11E in Tremont a close second.

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

horrible pic, but just picked up this evening.

maybe I should try and flip them for $1295 rotflmao.gif



An exquisite shoe on a great laptop! 13 inch retina MBP, right?

Enjoy them!

-Mike
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FENWAY, those LHSs are excellent.
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Tassels in color 8 today... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Nice pics of sweet looking #8 tassels RTP.

 

 

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Leffot #8 Naval Boots Marcoliani argyles otc

Thank you my friend!  Your naval boot is outstanding; enjoy them often and in the best of health!

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