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post #75826 of 87603
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Still trying to decide if I want to keep these or not.

They are classic. What would be the motivation for giving them up?

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post #75827 of 87603
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Still trying to decide if I want to keep these or not.
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You clearly don't love them so I would recommend not keeping them. They are an expensive piece of footwear and if you don't love them then you will likely always reach for something else. At the end of the day it doesn't matter how much everyone else may or may not love them but only feel how they will work for you and your attire. It is important (but difficult) to balance what may be popular on SF versus what actually works best for you.

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^ +1. No matter what we say, it has to work for you.  That said, you're cray-cray.

post #75829 of 87603
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Originally Posted by Vicious49 View Post

Still trying to decide if I want to keep these or not.

 

Those look great. Why wouldn't you keep them?

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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post
 

They are classic. What would be the motivation for giving them up?

 

At the moment, the main thing is I'm worried about my pinky toes. That being said, I think they are still a bit sore from rubbing against the Hampton last shortwings I was wearing yesterday so I might have to give these a shot again in a few days.

 

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You clearly don't love them so I would recommend not keeping them. They are an expensive piece of footwear and if you don't love them then you will likely always reach for something else. At the end of the day it doesn't matter how much everyone else may or may not love them but only feel how they will work for you and your attire. It is important (but difficult) to balance what may be popular on SF versus what actually works best for you.

 

I'm liking them a bit more now that it's light out and I can see more of the color but you are right. If I don't love them, they will be going back.

post #75831 of 87603
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Originally Posted by Vicious49 View Post

Still trying to decide if I want to keep these or not.


The shoes look outstanding in that photo. That said, wingtips and longwings aren't for everyone. I know some well dressed people that, while acknowledging that my shoes look good on me, would never really wear Aldens because they don't think are sleek enough of whatever.
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^^ I'm fairly certain The Shoe Mart has something similar.

Thanks for the tip, and indeed they do! The only big difference I see is that these have split toes - rats - I have an aversion to split toe and it looks like I might need to get therapy and get over it. From here:

post #75833 of 87603

What's your size, Vicious? :smarmy:

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Waiting for BART in Ravello LWBs

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What's your size, Vicious? mwink%5B1%5D.gif

I'm guessing........8.5D?
post #75836 of 87603
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Originally Posted by lagsun View Post

Waiting for BART in Ravello LWBs


Man, those are gorgeous. I just picked up some ravello longwings from a fellow SF'er and while I am happy with them, they are a different shade. There seem to be so many different shades of ravello these days, but yours are at the top of the list.
post #75837 of 87603

The irregular 9751 LWB's I ordered from ShoeMart didn't come through - they had an inventory error. A little bummed, but the hunt continues.

post #75838 of 87603
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Originally Posted by Vicious49 View Post

At the moment, the main thing is I'm worried about my pinky toes. That being said, I think they are still a bit sore from rubbing against the Hampton last shortwings I was wearing yesterday so I might have to give these a shot again in a few days.


I'm liking them a bit more now that it's light out and I can see more of the color but you are right. If I don't love them, they will be going back.

If it makes you feel any better, I'm hemming and hawing about keeping mine as well. I LOVE them, but I was planning on saving up a while before I bought them. Plus I have a pair of brown shell shortwings, so I don't NEED them. Have to see how the old tax refund shapes up.
post #75839 of 87603

2210's today.  Love this shoe 

 

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My second favorite pair of Aldens in my closet...though I still need to take these to B. Nelson for some steel toe taps... :violin:

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