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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...
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.
(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.
Problems, problems, problems.
Are you kidding? Those are two different boots. You will love having them both. Get both. Wear both.
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.
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.
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.
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
Tassels in color 8 today... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Thank you my friend! Your naval boot is outstanding; enjoy them often and in the best of health!