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I know J. Gilbert is placing a cigar Indie pre-order soon, so I could get in on that.

Really? I'm on a J Gilbert pre-order from Feb 2012! No word on a production date yet.

J

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It is just a list of names, nothing more. Alden has not confirmed it.
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Thanks for the info..wasn't sure what the numbers meant.

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^ Right.  Pre-orders are nice, but unconfirmed pre-orders for rare shell are like magical space elves.  To be believed only when seen.

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How do they fit in relation to your Aldens? What size do you wear vs your Barrie size?

I have a GC Thomas monk in 7.5D UK.  I wear 8 C Barrie and 8.5C Aberdeen.  Brannock is 8.5C.  In terms of length, the UK 7.5 is almost the same, if not a tad longer than US 8.5. But the UK D narrow I think tends to be more voluminous than what I'm used to in US C.  But this may be because the Thomas is a monk and my Aldens are all lace-ups.  I just wear slightly thicker socks with the Thomas (not the outdoor ones).  

 

Will from LS gives out good advise.  I was in the same boat about not knowing whether to risk buying a pair without the return option.  I'm glad I did.     

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Not totally in the wild, but a pic of my "first wear" from a few days ago. Haven't made a final decision on keeping them yet. They look great in person and fit really well, just not sure how much I'll wear I'll get out of them. Got them with the 20% discount so having a hard time convincing myself NOT to keep them smile.gif

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Those look great, thanks for the photo! Even better at 20% off!
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Thanks for the information, Steve.  I was on the fence, but decided to forge ahead; what the heck. The representative with whom I spoke, checked with Ed and got the green light for my pre-order for the LHS in Ravello. I am not sure whether this directly contradicts what you have heard on pre-orders, but this was my experience. 

I suppose I will have time to mull this purchase, as they are not expecting delivery or Ravello until next year. Cheers. 

Smoothie,

I started that pre-order of Ravello LHSes back last January. They are being manufactured right now, started roughly mid-September I think and are expected in January or February of 2014.

-Mike
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a fine pair of shoes to wear every Wednesday. looking good sir.

excellent shine, enjoy your day.

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Lookin' good, Subutai!

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Subutai - keep them LWBs. They look great. Makes me want to get a pair next time a coupon floats around.

Thank you gentlemen! Was happy to participate in Whiskey Wednesday, great midweek holiday
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Arrived yesterday ... Alden x Leffot LWB, Color 8 Shell, antique edge, double Waterlock soles.  Love 'em!

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Thank you gentlemen! Was happy to participate in Whiskey Wednesday, great midweek holiday

 

Thanks! You did well too! Its my new favorite day of the week... I really wonder if anyone will ever notice that I wear Whiskey every Wednesday. Doubt it.

 

-Mike

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Smoothie,

I started that pre-order of Ravello LHSes back last January. They are being manufactured right now, started roughly mid-September I think and are expected in January or February of 2014.

-Mike

How on earth did you accomplish this? Other retailers have had Ravello models on pre-order for 3+ years that haven't been confirmed by Alden yet. Seems a little far-fetched that a pre-order from last January is already expected for delivery in just a few short months from now.
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How on earth did you accomplish this? Other retailers have had Ravello models on pre-order for 3+ years that haven't been confirmed by Alden yet. Seems a little far-fetched that a pre-order from last January is already expected for delivery in just a few short months from now.

I think it is a matter of luck. Vendors get a allotment of shell each year from what I can tell. They can do with it as they please. Sometimes you can urge them in a certain direction if you get lucky.

-Mike
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Does anyone do a #8 cap toe on Barrie or Grant with a commando sole?
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^ Alden DC does them on Grant.  Not sure about stock right now, though.  Worth a call in.  I may check that option out --- that or the JCrew #8 boot I ordered.  Thinking I may prefer the commando sole, though.

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How on earth did you accomplish this? Other retailers have had Ravello models on pre-order for 3+ years that haven't been confirmed by Alden yet. Seems a little far-fetched that a pre-order from last January is already expected for delivery in just a few short months from now.

I'll say this, for what it is worth: the person with whom I spoke at the ShoeMart was especially confident that the order was forthcoming from Alden, after she checked with the boss/proprietor at ShoeMart.  I am a bit skeptical that there are pre-orders that have been open for the alleged 3+ years.  If there are, I would attribute such a situation to a retailer waiting to submit their order to Alden for production--perhaps because they have failed to meet minimum order requirements, or to create buzz/anticipation.  

 

I sincerely believe the rarity of Whiskey, Ravello, and Cigar, not to mention color #4 shell, to be overblown on this thread and in the general marketplace. When I have stopped by the Alden Shop in DC, they always have a selection of Whiskey and Cigar in a few different models.

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