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post #63406 of 97100
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

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AoC Ravello LWB & EP

Love this shade of Ravello ! Great shot Sir!
post #63407 of 97100
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Originally Posted by coinopcollector View Post

As I look closer at Mac's pictures, I am guessing those ravellos are SWB and not LWB. Still would like to know more. Thanks.
Marc

They're ravello shortwings that Leather Soul did a while back. I'm not sure how they were allocated, but I think only a select few got a crack at them. If they're ever made up again, the odds of scoring a pair are not high.
post #63408 of 97100
Thinking about clearing out excess "casual" shoes...

Keep two of three:
Leffot color 8 / grain saddles vs cigar NST vs Leffot antique longwings

Keep two of three:
Black unlined PTB, black tanker boots and black NSTs
post #63409 of 97100
Alcibiades, I would say keep the saddles and the cigar nst's, also the unlined ptb's and the black tanker boots. I wish I had such problems.
post #63410 of 97100
Was in Frye Boots in Georgetown yesterday and saw that they are doing shell cordovan. I have literally never seen a shine on cordovan like this; looks almost plasticky with how shiny it is. If you are looking for a pair of Mac'd shoes without the effort, these are your boots. Build quality did not appear to be up to Alden standard, but still ok.







$900
post #63411 of 97100

Do Aldens run long?  I sized down a half size as I understand you should.  Width is good, but they are a bit longer than my other shoes.  Judging by some of the pics here too they look long.

post #63412 of 97100
Frye has lower build quality, higher price and believe it or not worse customer service than Alden
post #63413 of 97100
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Black shell tassel = class

nephew,

thank you
post #63414 of 97100
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Uncle, your whiskey LHS with argyles otc are quite nice and very eye catching.

nephew,

thank you
post #63415 of 97100
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Originally Posted by coinopcollector View Post

As I look closer at Mac's pictures, I am guessing those ravellos are SWB and not LWB. Still would like to know more. Thanks.
Marc

they are WT, with double leather sole, purchased from LS
post #63416 of 97100
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Originally Posted by Roggie Rog View Post
 

What do you guys think of the Indy boot on a modified last? To me, they're just not the same. In my opinion, the wider toebox of the Tru-Balance last gives it the appeal. I'd like to hear some opinions.

 

What do you guys think of longwing bluchers on a modified last versus the Barrie last?

 

The virtue of the modified last is the more natural fit, to my understanding, for most foot shapes. Here's a link, which many of you may have clicked, on a comparison: http://mouldedshoe.tumblr.com/post/39687208653/barrie-last-on-the-left-modified-on-the-right-i

 

Thanks in advance.

 

I have two Modified last boots, as well as other boots on the Barrie and a chukka on the Leydon. From my limited experience with Alden lasts, the Modified is my favorite, as far as fit is concerned.  The pictures of the Plaza last are very appealing, looks wise.  I think boots on the Modified last look okay/good but the pictures I've seen of shoes on the Modified last are not very appealing, to me at least.

 

I have the natural CXL Indy boots on the Modified last and love them in all ways but two --- they are incredibly heavy (mostly due to the neo/cork sole) and the storm welt makes them quite bulky, dare I say clunky.  Having said that, I love the fit and next to shell, CXL is my favorite for casual wear. Whether you prefer the looks of the Indy on the Trubalance last is totally personal.  I've owned an Indy on the Trubalance but the heel was just too voluminous for me.  Maybe I had the wrong size.  Looks wise, I like the Trubalance as long as the boots have a close heel.

 

Good luck in your quest.

post #63417 of 97100
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Thinking about clearing out excess "casual" shoes...

Keep two of three:
Leffot color 8 / grain saddles vs cigar NST vs Leffot antique longwings

Keep two of three:
Black unlined PTB, black tanker boots and black NSTs

nephew,

excess would be leffot #8 and black unlined PTB
post #63418 of 97100
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Thinking about clearing out excess "casual" shoes...

Keep two of three:
Leffot color 8 / grain saddles vs cigar NST vs Leffot antique longwings

Keep two of three:
Black unlined PTB, black tanker boots and black NSTs

Keep:

cigar NST and Leffot LWB
black unlined PTB and black tanker boots
post #63419 of 97100

Been away from the computer for a couple of days, what did I miss at TSM?

post #63420 of 97100
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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post
 

Been away from the computer for a couple of days, what did I miss at TSM?

 

apparently an influx of various models, ravello, whiskey and cigar.. seems larger sizes mainly. I grabbed cigar indy on commando and ravello nst. haven't seen any shipping confirmation yet, but the sales rep said it likely wouldn't happen until Tuesday.

 

not putting any confidence in my order.. if it arrives, awesome. if not, no loss

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