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Killing time in the Denver airport...

I am generally not in favor of speed hooks- but they do come in handy in airport security lines






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An amazing shoe Sazon, as are most in your collection. Would you mind sharing how one acquires a ravello shoe from crew?

at a retail level, there was one store in manhattan that was offering them. I returned an 11D to them awhile back. might still be there, amongst other sizes. no 11.5D though. those got 'lost' in shipping to me :censored:

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My Alden CXL PTB is the most comfortable shoe I own. Hands down. CXL is a very tough, durable leather. I would choose it over suede all day, everyday and twice on Sunday.

I have the unlined CXL PTB as well and it's hard to argue with this. However, I'm also a huge fan of Alden suede. As a compromise, buy the CXL PTB now, and get a snuff chukka later smile.gif
post #63199 of 86502
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Thank you both for the advice. It's much easier said than done.  It's not really me to just bully my way; there are other things to consider.  Raising a young child to be honest and trustworthy requires a good example.  Getting caught in a scheme like the vanilla visas could be more harmful than the value of a grail pair of boots.  I can live with that and without resentment toward my wife.  I will try to find a way to make it work if it's not too late.  If it is, I'll just be patient.  Thanks gents!

Quoting RTP but this question is for anyone. Thinking of putting RTP out of his memory on these but I have a question on fit. I'm wondering how the Plaza last compares to Barrie on length. Alden of Carmel's website gives the impression that they are similar but I always thought Barrie was longer and wider. Lengthwise, can anyone tell me how they thing a Leydon 10 compares to Barrie? Thanks.
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Quoting RTP but this question is for anyone. Thinking of putting RTP out of his memory on these but I have a question on fit. I'm wondering how the Plaza last compares to Barrie on length. Alden of Carmel's website gives the impression that they are similar but I always thought Barrie was longer and wider. Lengthwise, can anyone tell me how they thing a Leydon 10 compares to Barrie? Thanks.

I should probably wear a 9.5D in barrie but it can be very snug (9.5D LWBs and chukkas work pretty well) so I go with 10D and enjoy a little bit of extra room.  The plaza in 10D is an absolute perfect fit for me; not snug and little to no extra room.  Not sure about the leydon last.

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An amazing shoe Sazon, as are most in your collection. Would you mind sharing how one acquires a ravello shoe from crew?

Thank you Shawn.

No fooling, here is how I scored those Ravello LWB from J Crew : It was Christmas clearance time in early January and I was after a certain Thomas Mason shirt from J Crew. I was told that the J Crew Ludlow shop in TriBeCa had the shirt. I had never been to that shop but I figured I’d take walk there since it was only 20mins from where I work.

I open the door and right smack in the middle when I walked in was a display with these shoes. I immediately fell in love, as I love the brass eyelet look. I asked the clerk when these came in?!? He said they just arrived two days ago, and they only sold 1 or 2 so far. They were not on-line or in any other store. The store had been waiting for them for like 18 mons he said. I said, please give me a 10D, immediately. “Buy now, decide later” is the usual rule when you find Aldens, but one look and I had made up my mind.

It was so refreshing to find this model without the usual hype and frantic searching when a Ravello model is spotted.

Not long after, the shoes blew up here on SF and sold out soon thereafter.

Timing is everything.
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^^^ So is good fortune!  You must be a good man Sazon, to have that kind of karma!!

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For those seeking a simple shell wallet - http://www.winter-session.com/products/spencer-triple-wallet-5

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> Bootmaker black shell captoes on Grant

> All eyelets

> Dbl leather sole

 

Got 'em for a deal in B&S.

 

I got flat black waxed laces off ebay on the way, and will relace in euro straight fashion as I do all my shoes.

 

Also need to work my magic on them with some Lexol/Reno/Kiwi.

 

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Latest purchase off eBay - Snuff Suede LWB from Leffot. Looks like they were worn only a couple of times at most. They also fit a little snugger out of the box than my cordovan LWBs.

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You've seen them before, just not looking as spectacular!




RTP, you too are amazing.
post #63208 of 86502
I could use some help on Hampton sizing.

I purchased a pair of snuff suede medallion cap toe bals from The Shoe Mart in 9D (my Braddock size). The fit was comfortable, but a little long in the length and a bit sloppy feeling.

I ordered a 8.5D to compare; the length feels better, but the arch feels a bit short compared to the 9D. They are also a bit snug; more than I'd prefer.

Unfortunately, these aren't available in any width other than D, so I can't try any other widths.

I'd like to hear anyone's thoughts on the fit of suede vs cordovan, or calf in this last, and any recommendations on what size I should try next … I'm looking to acquire a king cap toe soon.

Thanks!
post #63209 of 86502
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post
 

> Bootmaker black shell captoes on Grant

> All eyelets

> Dbl leather sole

 

Got 'em for a deal in B&S.

 

I got flat black waxed laces off ebay on the way, and will relace in euro straight fashion as I do all my shoes.

 

Also need to work my magic on them with some Lexol/Reno/Kiwi.

 

Congrats on a fine score!

post #63210 of 86502
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Latest purchase off eBay - Snuff Suede LWB from Leffot. Looks like they were worn only a couple of times at most. They also fit a little snugger out of the box than my cordovan LWBs.

I have the j crew version and absolutely LOVE them.  Congrats and wear often in great health!

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