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I spent time yesterday afternoon and about 2 hours this morning calling around to various Alden retailers hoping I might get lucky and find a pair of ravello lwb's. of course no luck. Around noon today I left for the day to take my son to a lacrosse event at Haverford College. While there I ran across the street to Sherman Bros. Figuring I would never find any ravellos, I decided to purchase a pair of 2145 color 8 medallion cap toes I have been wanting. I was totally happy with my purchase. Then I get home, log on to SF and see while I was out all day everyone was scoring big at TSM. Cruel irony. I'm a 10 D Barrie. I'm going to call first thing Monday to see if there is anything in 10.5. A ravello NST would be awesome.
disregard.. i've been so out of it, i thought tomorrow was saturday
Congrats to all of you on your scores! I called -- and actually managed to get through -- and they had some NSTs that would've worked size-wise in the whole rare rainbow. I just couldn't pull the trigger as the colors I actually need are black and #8. I'm sure I'll kick myself over this later.
did you happen to inquire about whether these are/were just shoes, or boots, in the NST? still bummed about the NST ravello boots I sent back to them awhile back do to some marbling I couldnt live with.. wonder if they got a 'better' batch..
All shoes. That helped my resolve.  at least by the time I called, which was on the later side.
A pair of Whiskey LHS on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Leisure-Handsewn-Shell-Cordovan-Loafer-Whiskey-Size-9-/171152691177?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item27d97ecfe9#ht_25wt_1339
Note that despite the listing saying that these are "Medium (D, M)" width, the pics show that they are 9 C/E, i.e., wide.
sheeeeeeiiiit... I might need to try and swap these NST shoes for boots, if at all possible.
won't be heartbroken (especially as I trust no order UNTIL it is sitting on my doorstep)