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Excellent Ravello medallion cap toes and argyles Uncle.

nephew,

thank you

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nephew,

thank you
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^^^^

awesome collection! where'd the shortwing boots come from, look like ravello or whiskey?

Ravello, shoemart bootmaker edition
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ravello plaza





OUTSTANDING!!!!


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I have a pair of the Ravello LWB's from last year's batch that lean very much to the reddish/color 4 direction. It's been almost 18 months and it's time for a first application of paste wax. Can anyone comment on the best color wax to maintain this shade? Kiwi Mid-tan, Kiwi Mahogany, Alden Tan? I've heard some suggest Alden Brown but I can't possible maintain my reddish hued Ravello with the same color used for Cigar. BTW - I know Alden wax is just re-branded Kiwi.

I would not recommend any paste wax. Use Saphir Renovateur, or Venetian cream instead.

BTW, the Alden Tan wax has a distinct yellowish tint.

Paste wax and Saphir reno/VSC serve very different purposes.  Paste wax once or twice per year is certainly appropriate to try and maintain color and clean up scuffs and scars.  Reno and VSC are meant to moisturize and clean; also good a couple of times per year depending on how often you wear your shell cordovans.

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Paste wax and Saphir reno/VSC serve very different purposes.  Paste wax once or twice per year is certainly appropriate to try and maintain color and clean up scuffs and scars.  Reno and VSC are meant to moisturize and clean; also good a couple of times per year depending on how often you wear your shell cordovans.

RTP. . . Your Ravello LWB's are very similar in color to mine. What color paste wax have you used on yours?
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This is likely to be the glazing starting to wear off prematurely. Alden applies a glazing to most of the shell Cordovan shoes, giving that instant, out-of-the-box shine.

Alden is able fix that kind of issue, by applying more of that stuff.

I am seeing a trend of heavy application of that glazing on the more recent production. In part, as an attempt to even out the natural color variations in Cordovan. Good or bad, I am not sure.

Interesting. Hopefully the fix will be that simple. One last question for you guys: do you have recommendations for cobblers in NYC that you would trust to take a look at these and potentially try to restore them? If not I'd send to Alden, but I'd prefer to avoid the multi-month turnaround time if at all possible.

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I vaguely remember a couple other guys on here with the same problem on cigar ptbs.. weird

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Interesting. Hopefully the fix will be that simple. One last question for you guys: do you have recommendations for cobblers in NYC that you would trust to take a look at these and potentially try to restore them? If not I'd send to Alden, but I'd prefer to avoid the multi-month turnaround time if at all possible.

They need to be refinished by Alden.
If that doesn't work, they are defective.
I had a ravello loafer that exhibited similar problems. They were deemed defective by the retailer and I was given a refund (no replacement was available).
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Anyone help with removing a real small dent in the tie of mt captoe,? it's about one eight I in size , just I little dent , I have no deer bone any helpful tricks to do? Thanks much appreciated in advance!
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You are killin' me DV!  :worship2:

thank you rtp.

 

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nephew,

good shine on your good looking boots

thanks uncle.

 

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OUTSTANDING!!!!
 

thank you sir.

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great looking ravello uncle.

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Was polishing my collection and figured I share a pic or two (and show off some that are overdue to be worn).

that's a great photo. you need to start wearing em already.

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Help needed...

Are these Aldens? Found these while thrifting.

I don't recognize the model but the lettering looks similar to me. Thanks,

AHS


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Just picked up a new pair of brown cxl indys to keep my well-worn natural cxl plain toes (modified last) company.
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