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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, they look more Ravello to me. But honestly, on the color differentiations blur in the edges and after wear. My Whiskey LHSes that I am wearing right now, now look more Ravello than Whiskey.
     
  2. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    That's very correct. Whiskey tends to darken with wear, while Ravello gets lighter. They often meet in the middle after a couple years.
     
  3. RevisIsland

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    Exactly the reason why I seem to have a hard time buying the same shoe in Ravello and Whiskey. There is definitely a pretty decent gap in color to start, but my whiskeys have been darkening up pretty quickly. If you take a look at some of uncle mac's aged whiskey and ravello, sometimes it is hard to tell the colors apart.
     
  4. JezeC

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    would somebody pull up some pictures to see how ravello and whiskey age? interesting...
     
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    Found some of Mac's old NST photos. Can you tell which one is Ravello?
     
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  6. Handcuffed

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    @MrDV

    Did the LS choco suede tanker deposit for you actually go through? Another member and myself never had the $100 taken out of our accounts and apparently the order was delayed by Alden so it's not yet a pre-order.
     
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    I was contacted and confirmed I'm in, but was also never followed up on the $100. They were meant to call me since I didn't want to send CC info via Email.
     
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    Thanks for your reply. For me, it's not so much that the shoe is too tight. I have skinny ankles so I have some wiggle room when I tie up the shoes.
     
  9. sleepyinsanfran

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    Whiskey in the top pic, ravello in the botom pic?
     
  10. mdubs

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    Nope, the Aberdeen Boot is Ravello. The Barrie Blucher is Whiskey.
     
  11. zippyh

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    End clothing has a few style on sale. Not a great discount but the tan suede and the blue suede longwings look good.
    You shouldn't have to pay customs as they're US made but YMMV.
     
  12. RevisIsland

    RevisIsland Well-Known Member

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    Yup. My view is that aged Whiskey seems to get closer to Orange / Red vs Ravello which just becomes a lighter caramel color.
     
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    Do you know how they convert to Uk sizes, I guess 10d=9.5uk?
     
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    LWT Brown from Alden SF
     
  15. MrDV

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    revis, can you please post one of uncle mac's pictures every day.

    not sure. i placed 2 orders in december and was told 8 - 18 months before they arrive. choco tankers and snuff sw boots.
     
  16. zippyh

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    Yeah. Click on the sizing tab and they show the conversation.
     
  17. RevisIsland

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    Ha. Hopefully Mac will be back soon to post his own pictures.
     
  18. sleepyinsanfran

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    interesting. the bluchers were the exact color of my ravello PTB's!
     
  19. Disco Volante

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    I have multiple shoes on both lasts. The Hampton has a shape that really appeals to me for a bal. I'm an 8.5D Barrie, 9E Hampton. My foot usually runs a little wider and the Hampton is one of Aldens narrowest lasts.
     
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