Crockett & Jones for Ralph Lauren Cordovan (Marlow, Darlton, Gifford, Garran, Lindrick, McCallum, Rh

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  1. g.michael

    g.michael Senior member

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    Thanks for the pics. That is quite a difference--FWIW my PTB's showed up like the darker pair. Either one will work though--great shoes.
     




  2. xieish

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    I'm not sure I've ever wanted a pair of shoes as much as those PTBs. This is the worst time of the year to be spending that kind of money.
     


  3. makewayhomer

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    the display pair of PTB's in Boston looks like Ravello ish, the pairs they have for sale cigar ish. there was so much difference the SA was convinced the display pair was from a different color they no longer sell
     


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    Hmmm, I've been lamenting the fact that I missed out on these... now one pair left in my size. Namor did you return a pair of 11.5s?
     


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    Try it on. RLs return process and customer service is spectacular.
     


  6. Akeem

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    Both pairs are nice, but I would prefer the lighter pair. I had an issue with a return in the past because the colors were so different, the SA did not believe they were the same shoes. I think the darker brown would eventually lighten with exposure to sun. That's what I'm hoping for with my lindricks.
     


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    Mine are lighter than either of those :foo:
     


  8. g.michael

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    I've noticed that the flourescent lights of a display case will fade the shell a bit. I noticed it at BB when trying on their LHS--the display shoe sitting directly under a shelf light had a nice brownish patina working--the pair they brought out to try on had that brand new eggplant purple tone.
     


  9. NAMOR

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    PTBs are nice, however I have the hardest time pairing them with my clothes. They feel like big brown globs
     


  10. makewayhomer

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    yep, I have seen the same at BB as well. the display pairs of shell are often brown
     


  11. bucksfan

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    I felt the same way, before they went on sale and I got mine. To keep the wife happy on the money front, I generally keep a "me" fund somewhere for opportunities like the RL and J Crew sales that just happened. That way, I can take advantage of sales and get better deals (pay a lower average price over time). It does take patience though.

    Unfortunately, I blew through my fund with the purchase of my RL PTBs, Alden shell boots, Alden shell LHS and Allen Edmonds Dalton boots (all in the past month!). Time to catch my breath and wait till May when I hear the next RL sale should happen, and I can get the wingtips and/or Lindricks.
     
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    I haven't worn mine yet. Is there a reason that they won't work with grey, charcoal, brown, tan or navy slacks? I imagine they should work with any of those, even with some less formal suits, no?
     


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    Welp, I just lost the only pair on the internet in my size on ebay. Sigh.

    Which one of you jerks outbid me?
     
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