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Originally Posted by eyeheartny View Post

I just finalized a purchase of the Ravello PTBs that Papa Doble had in the marketplace. I couldn't be more thrilled. I'm trying to decide if I want to topy this pair. I did topy my 975s, but I'm not sure if it was the right call. I'd love advice.

I live in an urban environment free of significant moisture. For the forseeable future, the shoes will not be worn in rain or other harsh climates, but what is an issue is the roughness of the streets. I do a good bit of walking around as I live in San Diego's downtown, and the sidewalks and streets are pretty freakin' rough around here. 

On a rare/special shoe like these, would you topy them? 

I love data (I know, huge nerd) and rather than collecting responses in replies here, I'm wondering if you guys would be willing to respond to the poll embedded below. That way I can see the opinion of more than just the few posters willing to reply to me. Forgive me if this is either inappropriate or hopelessly lame. 


 

I think asking if you should topy your shoes is too broad of a term to ask, and get accurate answers. My answer would be yes with the following:. I suggest you use Alden Leather Defender on all of your shell footwear, specially lighter colors such as Ravello and whiskey. I do it to all colors of my shells. It's not a permanent protection, but does well to protect against spots from rain and potential stains such as spills from food beverages, or even splatter from taking a whizz into a urinal. A fast spray and wipe down with leather defender every time you take you lighter colored shells outdoors is cheap insurance. So far it has not caused any color change, nor has it let me down. It also causes a really shine to occur temporarily. Just my 2 cents, no doubt others will chime in.

See Ya,
Steve
Edited by totalair1 - 9/3/14 at 7:38am
post #90272 of 97088
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Originally Posted by cj610 View Post

Look great!

Thanks!
post #90273 of 97088
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

That is about the best picture I've ever seen of the iconic Indy boot.  Awesome!

You are too kind sir!
post #90274 of 97088
Congrats on snatching a pair of the Ravello PTB ...it's my favorite color in the PTB!

See Ya,
Steve
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Sockless Ravello today

Holding on to what little summer we have left here in Canada. confused.gif

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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Sockless Ravello today

Holding on to what little summer we have left here in Canada. confused.gif

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Very nice, BC.

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I am rocking the 4 eyelet King PTB today.

Note the difference the lighting makes.

Harsh office lighting and natural lighting in shade. Both this morning.

Ps. Rolls forever :slayer:

 

post #90278 of 97088
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Sockless Ravello today

Holding on to what little summer we have left here in Canada. confused.gif


Those are unreal. Such a beautiful shoe and color.
post #90279 of 97088
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

Very nice, BC.

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Those are unreal. Such a beautiful shoe and color.

Thanks gents smile.gif
post #90280 of 97088
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

I am rocking the 4 eyelet King PTB today.
Note the difference the lighting makes.
Harsh office lighting and natural lighting in shade. Both this morning.
Ps. Rolls forever icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif





Fantastic!

One pair i need to add to the collection for sure.
post #90281 of 97088
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Sockless Ravello today

Holding on to what little summer we have left here in Canada. confused.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Outstanding blue. Just icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

I am rocking the 4 eyelet King PTB today.
Note the difference the lighting makes.
Harsh office lighting and natural lighting in shade. Both this morning.
Ps. Rolls forever Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif




Great color, great dovers bk.
post #90282 of 97088
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post


You are killing me with this offer, JC. This is my size.

DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!

post #90283 of 97088
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

Outstanding blue. Just icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Thank you my friend, means a lot. However, my collection is getting a bit stale as of late, hope to add a few more this fall.
post #90284 of 97088
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!

I'm trying very hard not to send JC a PM regarding Leffot LWB! You know with new denim (thanks again) and two other Alden pre-orders I really should not pull the trigger.
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JCrew Suede SW's

 

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