A cordovan decision...

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by darnold, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. darnold

    darnold Senior member

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    I recently picked up my first shell shoes: RL darlton shortwings. Love em. Now it is time for pair #2. Note: I plan to pick up a perf'ed captoe cordovan boot in the near future, probably in #8 (or Cigar if the Alden gods smile upon me). Cordovan shoe #2 will be a double leather soled blucher or chukka. Here are the candidates so far: Alden
    Ravello or Cigar NST or Chukka [​IMG] [​IMG]
    C&J
    RL Darlton PTB [​IMG] Bradford [​IMG]
    Tragically, I can only afford one. Thoughts? Suggestions? Help me decide!
     


  2. bananananana

    bananananana In Time Out

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    If the Darlton wingtips fit well, then go with the Darlton PTB. Otherwise, I'd say the chukkas.
     


  3. sockpuppets

    sockpuppets Senior member

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    Love those RL Darlton PTB.
     


  4. The Deacon

    The Deacon Senior member

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    Those Darltons are timeless...:[​IMG]
     


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  6. djh

    djh Senior member

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    Where are you getting the Darlton PTB's? Thought they were discontinued.
     


  7. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    NST

    This.
     


  8. enigma77

    enigma77 Senior member

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    Ravello chukka
     


  9. riverrun

    riverrun Senior member

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    Those split toes in a darker color (I don't know what alden calls it) are probably my favorite shoes, so I can recommend them without reservations.

    None of the others looks quite as good as this one to me, but I don't own a pair so can't really recommend...

    [​IMG]
     


  10. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    My thoughts - from your list - probably the Ravello Chukkas. Get something different than the Darlton shell cordovan.

    Honestly, my next choice would be off your list, probably something in #8. Alden's Number 8 (or AE's version - I have the MacNeil in burg shell) is such a versatile color, more so than cigar or ravello.
     


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