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curious if any of the other ravello NST recipients this week noticed any tiger striping that previous ravello NST (in my experience, the boot atleast) have had? I just opened the pair I received today and they had the striping on one shoe on the outer side of the vamp. even if they fit me, I'd likely return (as I did with the ravello NST boot I bought from shoemart last year)
atleast the cigar indys I also received look good. 1 out of 2 aint bad
indys are looking good, one step closer to wrapping up on my purchase frenzy lol
tiger striping can kind of be seen on these old NST boots I bought (and returned). those were purchased close to a year ago. weird that the NST shoe that arrived today suffers from it too, but both pair of ravello I got last month, albeit an entirely different shade of ravello, do not suffer from it.
some might be okay with it and chalk it up to personality of the shoe, but I'm not a fan.
the good thing is, shoemart had a pair of whiskey NST still in my size. so they'll get swapped for the ravello and all will be well
I would have preferred a Cigar Indy or NST, but this Cigar Full Strap is quite nice. I really don't have any loafers, so it mixes things up. I have never had a loafer fit TTS, but gambled since this was the Aberdeen, and it may work perfectly (hate to crease it testing any slipping).
Are those 10.5D? If not, there may still be a pair available in that size.
Once you see the LIndrick you will be fired up if the sizing works for you and miserable if it doesn't.