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almost all of my color 8 has similar die inconstancies under very bright light. Most if not all of it is barely ever noticeable  

+1. Aldens will usually fail when under interrogation-type lighting.
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+1. Aldens will usually fail when under interrogation-type lighting.

That is why in this type of case, I wear and use Reno, and they all look good eventually.

My whiskey SW I have on today came to me with silver marker/pen on the vamp where the wingtip was supposed to be centered.

It was a layout tool for when they were locating the patterns.

I used Reno, buffed, and wore them.

Now you would now never know.

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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Gents, with BIG regrets I passed on DC Ravello LWB in 8.5D. Congrats to the next person in line. I will have to settle for Cigar LWB that are currently in production and hopefully Ravello captoe boots.

oh man. that's my size but I think I'm still pretty far back in line.
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Unless you are shorter, in which case pleats can help you really look like a little boy.

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I don't need anymore help looking shorter.

I don't wanna take this thread too far off topic, but aren't pleats fine for shorter gents as long as proportions are kept in sync? I'm around 5'6" 130lbs, with a skinny build and though, I haven't any in my wardrobe, I've been thinking about getting a single pleat trouser made. I think that with a higher waist, fitted at the hips and tapered down to the ankle would help to elongate my frame. I agree that the opposite is true for low waisted, baggy pleats which look especially bad on short and stout gentlemen … actually those don't really look good on anyone smile.gif

Pleats are a personal decision and neither pleats nor plain front are out of style. I have seen guys look horrible in pleats. I have seen guys look horrible in plain front pants. My suggestion is to have some of each, but to each their own. And then once you reach that decision, you can decide if you should cuff or not cuff (and don't let anyone convince you there is a hard and fast rule on cuffs either). I have my own rules, but I don't pretend they are best for everyone.
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Mine came in, too. They look, smell and taste absolutely perfect!

 

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Originally Posted by mbaum View Post
 

Mine came in, too. They look, smell and taste absolutely perfect!

 

beautiful pair!! congrats

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Mine came in, too. They look, smell and taste absolutely perfect!
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Congrats! Looks insane. Can't wait to pick up mine from the post office.
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Mine came in, too. They look, smell and taste absolutely perfect!

 

 

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Incredible. I regret passing these up. Wear in good health!

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NICE!
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Mine came in, too. They look, smell and taste absolutely perfect!
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Outstanding acquisition sir. Wear them in the best of health.
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I was able to try on a pair of Tan Vegano Calf cap toe boots at Winn Perry and really liked them! I was surprised by how narrow the Barrie boot last was, as I thought I'd be swimming in them.

 

However, I'm thinking maybe I should try to get on a shell captoe boot list, as I prefer the look of shell better.  Once on a list, how long is the turnaround usually...say for a ravello or cigar? Am I looking at months to years?

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I was able to try on a pair of Tan Vegano Calf cap toe boots at Winn Perry and really liked them! I was surprised by how narrow the Barrie boot last was, as I thought I'd be swimming in them.

However, I'm thinking maybe I should try to get on a shell captoe boot list, as I prefer the look of shell better.  Once on a list, how long is the turnaround usually...say for a ravello or cigar? Am I looking at months to years?
Yes. The waiting lists are so long for those models that it may be a couple rounds till they get to you. And a couple rounds for a boot like that is most likely years.
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Suede Indy's today despite the rain.

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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Stupid sizing question, but I gotta ask anyway. I know the Grant is a tweener for most, but if I'm a 12B Barrie shoe, 12C Barrie boot (I like to size up since boots tend to fit narrower), 12B Trubalance (CXL Indy boot), and 12.5C unlined chukka on the Leydon, should I go with 12C for a shell boot on the Grant? This would be 1/2 size wider than a Trubalance boot for me, but 1/2 size shorter than the unlined chukkas. I tried the 1494 in 12C and it was too small. Or should I play it safe and try 12D? I do have a 12D Barrie boot that would be ideal in 12C, but because I can lace it tighter around my ankle, 12D is serviceable. This makes me think I should probably just do 12D on the Grant.

I am a 8C in Barrie shoes, 8C in Trubalance, 8.5D in Leydon unlined chukka. The fit of my Barrie shoes in C is perfect.  Probably they are some of the best fitting shoes I have.  The 8C in Trubalance is a bit wide.  But because they are boots and I typically wear thicker socks, they actually fit quite well with these.  I can still wear them with regular socks, but need to lace tighter.  For the Leydon chukkas, I tried the 8D and they are just too tight.  The 8,5D for me is a bit big but manageable.  I don't know if a C would be better.  Might be too tight as it should be equivalent to the 8D volume wise, which again was too tight.  I do have a Grant boot in 8.5C.  My experience is that length is good but it is a bit wide for me.  Probably similar fit to my 8C Trubalance.  But since they are boots, I do plan to wear thicker socks.  So I'm happy with the 8.5C size.  Hope this helps.

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Couldn't wait for Wednesday...

Whiskey shortwing Bals with BB argyles and J Crew Oxford cloth sky blue pants

Tom's (from Alden SF) patina on his pair were inspiring; as I always say, wear and enjoy often in great health my friends!

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