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post #82021 of 99249

Holy shit that's crazy.

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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

Got the preorder! Phew.

Now, I may be able to get a cigar LWB or a Ravello. I just need one for now and my rotation is set. Which is more versatile?

Cigar - by far - in my estimation.

Really?

I don't plan on the 975 but may eventually get a WT color 8 boot on Plaza.

Ravello looks farther away from color 8 than cigar, covering a diff end of the spectrum to my eyes.

What's your logic?

Thanks for your input.
post #82023 of 99249
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Really?

I don't plan on the 975 but may eventually get a WT color 8 boot on Plaza.

Ravello looks farther away from color 8 than cigar, covering a diff end of the spectrum to my eyes.

What's your logic?

Thanks for your input.


You're comparing a dark, fairly tame and dressy PCT boot to an LWB shoe.  It will be different enough as an LWB shoe, so pick the color you like better.  Ravello or Cigar are both awesome looking in an LWB.  And then as for WT boot, again - it's different enough if you just get the color that appeals to you the most.

post #82024 of 99249

It remains to be seen, but I don't think these boots are being purchased for eBay sake. They aren't showing up on the secondary market. I believe there is just legit demand for them.

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It remains to be seen, but I don't think these boots are being purchased for eBay sake. They aren't showing up on the secondary market. I believe there is just legit demand for them.

 

We will not know until the two Leffot orders that were sold out in about 20 minutes are delivered... we're months away from knowing

post #82026 of 99249

Keep in mind that sometimes there are only a total of 24 pairs for some preorders.

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Keep in mind that sometimes there are only a total of 24 pairs for some preorders.
Yep. Who knows how many people are on Leffot's email list. I'm sure quite a few are not members here and just want the boots!
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You're comparing a dark, fairly tame and dressy PCT boot to an LWB shoe.  It will be different enough as an LWB shoe, so pick the color you like better.  Ravello or Cigar are both awesome looking in an LWB.  And then as for WT boot, again - it's different enough if you just get the color that appeals to you the most.

 

Either my brain isn't warmed up yet, or you misread. Probably the former :)

 

For my rotation, I'll likely have:

 

1) Color 8 PCT (Naval boot) from Leffot, antique edge 

2) Color 8 WT boot on Plaza

3) Either a cigar, ravello, or whiskey LWB -- I'm thinking the lighter and farther away from Color 8, the better

 

I want as much versatility (casual to semi-casual, even a little dressier with the WT boot) with the least amount of shoes. I had a long list of shoes I wanted, but it seemed wasteful to me, so I'll start with three and see if there are occasions I'd rather wear something else.

 

If I could throw in another, it'd likely be the SW bal in color 8 (974?) for really dressing up a suit, though I think the WT boot could pull that off, so maybe a black shell shoe.

 

@Buckeye Nation 

 

Wasn't the Walter boot delivered less than 2 months after pre-order? If so, any chance these Navals will be here long before Fall?

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The recent ebays items that sold for crazy money bc of their ultra limited runs. The cigar jumpers are only offered byLS to select individuals so this was likely the first opportunity for the hoi polloi to have a shot at them. General exotics likely will not go for that much.
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Keep in mind that sometimes there are only a total of 24 pairs for some preorders.

Exactly.  There is plenty of demand.

post #82031 of 99249
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The recent ebays items that sold for crazy money bc of their ultra limited runs. The cigar jumpers are only offered byLS to select individuals so this was likely the first opportunity for the hoi polloi to have a shot at them. General exotics likely will not go for that much.

Agreed, as we just saw with the ravello PTBs that just sold on eBay.  I think only the ultra-rare 1% of shell shoes/boots will sell for double or triple the retail price.  While I love the #8 naval boot, there are too many alternatives that are readily available to justify a sky-high prices on the secondary market.  On the flip side, there aren't too many alternatives to a #4 wingtip boot.

post #82032 of 99249

Been waiting on this pre-order for months so I was excited to see the email yesterday. I'd imagine many others were as well.

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Been waiting on this pre-order for months so I was excited to see the email yesterday. I'd imagine many others were as well.
I assume you got in?
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@Buckeye Nation 

 

Wasn't the Walter boot delivered less than 2 months after pre-order? If so, any chance these Navals will be here long before Fall?

 

Honestly, I can't say - I'm going by my last Leffot order, the natural CXL Indys

 

I ordered them on 10/17/13 and they shipped 02/20/14 - about four months later

 

If these follow a similar timeline they should drop some time in mid / late September...

 

EDIT - September, not October

post #82035 of 99249
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post
 

 

Either my brain isn't warmed up yet, or you misread. Probably the former :)

 

For my rotation, I'll likely have:

 

1) Color 8 PCT (Naval boot) from Leffot, antique edge 

2) Color 8 WT boot on Plaza

3) Either a cigar, ravello, or whiskey LWB -- I'm thinking the lighter and farther away from Color 8, the better

 

I want as much versatility (casual to semi-casual, even a little dressier with the WT boot) with the least amount of shoes. I had a long list of shoes I wanted, but it seemed wasteful to me, so I'll start with three and see if there are occasions I'd rather wear something else.

 

If I could throw in another, it'd likely be the SW bal in color 8 (974?) for really dressing up a suit, though I think the WT boot could pull that off, so maybe a black shell shoe.

 

@Buckeye Nation 

 

Wasn't the Walter boot delivered less than 2 months after pre-order? If so, any chance these Navals will be here long before Fall?

 

Yeah, personally I think any color shell LWB will be a big enough departure from the 2 boots.  And it depends on the rest of the outfit.  If I wear some burnt orange chinos, blue ginham shirt and shell LWB's (arguably a pretty snazzy shoe from darkest to lightest), the rest of the outfit make the shoe casual enough.  Fancy shoes with a casual outfit is okay in my book.

 

I like Ravello LWB for your 3rd!

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