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post #70831 of 97099
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

I have thought about it for days but can't pick a favorite model from my collection. I just can't.

Top 3, in no order

1. Ravello PTB
2. Color 4 wing tip boot
3. NST Boot on the Plaza

Put me in too for the ravello PTB on MrDV's list. EDIT: I guess sazon said in no order. For me, though, they are #1.
Edited by Papa Doble - 1/11/14 at 1:42pm
post #70832 of 97099
Mdubs - yes those. Too good to crease wink.gif
post #70833 of 97099
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Originally Posted by dranguschu View Post

My second whiskey after LWB

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Great looking shoes. Just great.
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

This is my favorite pair. Even before I was an Alden fan, I loved the look of shortwing bluchers. This pair, being Ravello Shell, sealed the deal for me.

I will never part with these.



I'll also use this as my 'ravello week' entry satisfied.gif
Amazing.
I didn't know you had a pair. Another HUGE regret of mine. I didn't make up my mind to call ls till after work, way too slow.
Quote:
Originally Posted by sazon View Post

I have thought about it for days but can't pick a favorite model from my collection. I just can't.

Top 3, in no order

1. Ravello PTB
2. Color 4 wing tip boot
3. NST Boot on the Plaza
Tough choice, but we need a final answer.
Unrelated note.
I didn't know you considered #4 wing tip boots so high in your list of aldens. I always hoped they would be more of a "flavor of the month" type deal. DAMMIT
post #70834 of 97099
Bespoken PA, if you're out there...
WHO DAT!!!
post #70835 of 97099

Thanks for the detailed explanation!  I must admit that I was slightly lost with all the names...

 

Length feels fine, but I feel like the width feels a bit tight.  When I stand up, i can see that the my sides are coming out and I can't see the sole because of my feet from the top.  

 

The store told me that I should let wear them and stretch them out (which was similar to my Indys) but trying to make sure of it since they're slightly different in shape. 

post #70836 of 97099

"Who dat..."  running the ball pretty well thus far.  Good luck...

post #70837 of 97099
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Originally Posted by hwiya320 View Post
 

Thanks for the detailed explanation!  I must admit that I was slightly lost with all the names...

 

Length feels fine, but I feel like the width feels a bit tight.  When I stand up, i can see that the my sides are coming out and I can't see the sole because of my feet from the top.  

 

The store told me that I should let wear them and stretch them out (which was similar to my Indys) but trying to make sure of it since they're slightly different in shape. 

If they are ever so slightly tight, that might be the way to go.  However, it does not sound like that is the case.  Which retailer?  Many retailers know less about Alden and shell cordovan than those in this thread.  An overwhelming amount of other people will go up .5 size from Indy to Aberdeen, and an overwhelming amount of people will go down .5 from sneakers to Aberdeen.

 

If they are tight enough that you are here posting about it, I think you need to go either bigger or wider.  If its tight on your pinky toe, more likely than not you need to go longer.  Aberdeen is also unusually narrow in the front.

 

Also, the material that indys are usually made out of, and shell cordovan are different.  Indies are usually made out of a type of leather that WILL in fact stretch.  Shell cordovan stretches very little if at all.  *We are assuming that your indys aren't shell.

post #70838 of 97099
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Bespoken PA, if you're out there...
WHO DAT!!!


That seattle d is harder to crack than shell.
post #70839 of 97099
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Nice, I will have to keep my eyes peeled for their sales...
True.
Got one during day-after-Xmas sale.
post #70840 of 97099
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Originally Posted by circleslife View Post

True.
Got one during day-after-Xmas sale.

Very nice, I guess that patience will be a key element here then...
post #70841 of 97099

Since Anatomica was mentioned recently here, I'm wondering if anyone's had experience with them?  I'm headed to Paris in the next couple of months and am considering popping in.  It would be epic if they had some cigar boots available.  

post #70842 of 97099
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post


For best results, try to determine your brannock size/measured shoe size. That makes it much easier to provide recommendations based on the standard TTS or size down by half. For instance, it's standard for most folks to size down 1/2 from your brannock for Barrie or Trubalance. If your measured size is a 10, like your athletic shoe size, most would recommend a 9.5 in the Indy boot.

The Alden straight tip blucher is on the Aberdeen last, IIRC. Most recommend going TTS or true to your brannock measurement. Good luck!

Just noticed this is your first post. Welcome aboard.

Or you could be a strange case like me...... I measure 10.5 C or D on the brannock. I wear 10 C in Barrie......yet I wear a 12 in Nike free, 11 or 11.5 in Adidas. I'm always amazed at people who wear tts in athletic shoes.
post #70843 of 97099
Hi all,

Would anyone be able to tell me what last these are on? Brown suede captoe bluchers, I've never seen any other Aldens like them. I believe they were a custom order.

Thanks in advance!

post #70844 of 97099
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Originally Posted by SombreReptile View Post

Hi all,

Would anyone be able to tell me what last these are on? Brown suede captoe bluchers, I've never seen any other Aldens like them. I believe they were a custom order.

Thanks in advance!

 

Lets see some pics of the outside of the shoe.

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