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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. blue collar

    blue collar Well-Known Member

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    Totally. Probably the best suited boot from Alden's line. The lug sole on that boot is the key.
     
  2. trig

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    oh darn, still so jealous of those ravello swb.
     
  3. rustledjimmies

    rustledjimmies Well-Known Member

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    figured so...if i can't find one at a decent price...gonna beat up my indy 403s....in the weather.
     
  4. fitchottie

    fitchottie Well-Known Member

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    fyi, have some Alden, Yuketen and Allen Edmonds for sale... Please check SIg.
     
  5. pic9809

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    stunning!

    enjoy and wear in good health
     
  6. blue collar

    blue collar Well-Known Member

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    Thanks gents. I've waited many years for these. They'll be well cared for.
     
  7. AML225

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    I'm jealous too. My brand new ravello LWBs don't look nearly as deep as these. Mine have almost no reddish tone. Almost a milk chocolate color. I'm actually a little disappointed.
     
  8. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    With ravello, it is best to inspect the pair before you buy (or at least ask if it is dark or light)

    Ravello vs ravello:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. AML225

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    Yeah. Mine are more like the shoe on the right but even darker brown.

    Unfortunately between my unusual size and distance from any Alden retailers I had to buy sight unseen from Alden of SF. They're beautiful shoes, just at the lower end of the "Ravello Beauty" spectrum. Maybe they'll patina nicely. Or I could leave them in the sun...
     
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  10. AML225

    AML225 Well-Known Member

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    Crappy phone pic of aforementioned brown ravello LWBs:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a huge proponent of bals but i think this is a great, super clean shoe for spring/summer.
     
  12. closerlook

    closerlook Well-Known Member

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    i second
     
  13. blue collar

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    2nd that. On the waiting list for those. Not until Feb though :(
     
  14. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Well-Known Member

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    two quick questions re horsehair brushes for mac method:

    1. one brush for all shoes, or one brush for each pair?

    2. the ebay seller (coolshoeswalter) sells both light colored and black-bristled brushes, does that make a difference?

    if it matters, i have three pairs of shell shoes: black, #8 and cigar. thanks!
     
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  15. El Argentino

    El Argentino Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I have one brush. I periodically check it to make sure it's not picking up color and redistributing on other shoes, but unless you're using a LOAD of colored wax and polish, it won't really matter. Normally I'll wipe down w/ damp cloth for dirt, so it's not like it's accumulating crap either. Brush is for friction and shine.
     
  16. stevent

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    I have a brush for each shell color though now that I think about it probably not needed. That seller is where I got all mine. Have all light brushes and one black brush though I don't think that matters neither
     
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    mexicutioner Well-Known Member

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  18. AnOxymoron

    AnOxymoron Well-Known Member

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    this is probably stupid, but will toe taps cause a tapping sound when i walk? the toes are wearing a little too quickly on my whiskey indys but i dont want to be clicking around on the pavement.
     
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  19. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    enjoy wearing
     
  20. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    thank you
     
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