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Originally Posted by Dbc0919 View Post

RTP. . . Your Ravello LWB's are very similar in color to mine. What color paste wax have you used on yours?

I haven't used any yet.  If/when I do, I will likely use tan as that is what Alden recommends.  Also, I would prefer that my ravello LWB not get any darker, but that may not be avoidable.  The brown paste wax would probably work just as well, but may aid in giving it a darker looking patina.

 

In any case, when using the paste wax, you're applying such a thin layer  and then essentially removing most of it when buffing it out.  There is very little being built up, unlike polish for calf shoes.  For this reason, I prefer Alden's paste wax.  With Saphir's burgundy or dark brown Cordovan cream, a layer of crap builds up on the surface and gives it a matted, unattractive look (even with an extremely thin layer).  I wish I had never applied that stuff to my Cigar LWBs.  I still get stuff coming off of it when I brush and buff.  Seems like many here use the neutral Saphir cordovan cream.  Maybe it's better.

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post #63587 of 79255
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Most, if not all Alden lasts I've seen are combos, with differentiated heel widths (A/C, B/D, C/E, etc.). Makes me suspect not Alden. But my knowledge is limited in comparison to the denizens of this thread!

True, but Alden for BB doesn't have the combo sizing.  These boots don't look like they would be sold in BB though.

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

True, but Alden for BB doesn't have the combo sizing.  These boots don't look like they would be sold in BB though.

Thanks. I thought that they might be Aldens because of the font. Anyone have experience iDing older Alden models?
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

True, but Alden for BB doesn't have the combo sizing.  These boots don't look like they would be sold in BB though.

RTP! That combo sizing always makes me think of the possibility of modifying the heel width in the Barrie - a "D width" shoe which is an A/D for example, instead of the standard B/D. But based on several inquiries, it Alden appears won't make an A/D, which makes me wonder why they bother specifiying the combo sizing in the first place.
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Does anyone know if the 8.5D RL Gianni boot be equivalent to my 8D Barrie foot?

I wear 9D Barrie and 9.5D in Marlow and Lindrick.

I previously purchased the Gianni in 9.5D and it was too big. It was returned. I found the Gianni significantly more roomy overall than the Marlow or Lindrick.

The sale price on the Lindrick is downright silly. It is, IMO, one of the best looking shell boots made, regardless of maker.
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I thought I was done with cordovan boots, but the Lindricks are calling my name. I feel like Pachino in Godfather 3.
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Originally Posted by AHS View Post

Thanks. I thought that they might be Aldens because of the font. Anyone have experience iDing older Alden models?

Email the customer service link on their corporate website (or call them). The few times I've had to email them they've been very helpful and very fast. If anybody would know definitively if those were Aldens, they would.
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great looking ravello uncle.

nephew,
thank you
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Hi Folks,

 

Any opinions on or in-the-wild pics related to the Leffot Greenwich boot in reverse tobacco chamois? I was thinking that it might make a nice beater boot for rainy days paired with denim. I'm also curious about fit. I know that some Barrie boots cause trouble for folks by feeling tighter than their Barrie shoe counterparts, but that this varies as a function of the type of material and perhaps anatomical variations.

 

Thanks for any help you guys can offer!

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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post

RTP! That combo sizing always makes me think of the possibility of modifying the heel width in the Barrie - a "D width" shoe which is an A/D for example, instead of the standard B/D. But based on several inquiries, it Alden appears won't make an A/D, which makes me wonder why they bother specifiying the combo sizing in the first place.


I think they used to do custom orders like that at one time. Not so anymore though.

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post #63597 of 79255
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


I think they used to do custom orders like that at one time. Not so anymore though.

RTP, I asked a couple of their distributors and they said it wasn't possible. However, as an FYI, Rancourt said they WOULD make the heel area narrower and leave the rest of the shoe a regular D width - they just want confirmation on your foot size/width.
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Uncle, I like your cigar cap toes and argyles.

Agreed; very nice.

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I thought I was done with cordovan boots, but the Lindricks are calling my name. I feel like Pachino in Godfather 3.

 



I have the Lindricks and they're great! I am tempted by the Gianni which is the moc toe boot. The chukkas are nice too, but my feet are weird and it probably won't fit right.
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