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

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  1. CharlesT44

    CharlesT44 Well-Known Member

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    Ravello Chukka 8EEE Barrie
     
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    Soliciting comments on these. Bueller.......Bueller. Was thinking the creasing looks a little off, but I'm a shell virgin. Would appreciate any sage advice.
     


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    looks normal to me, but what about the mark on the front of the toe box??? Gonna need the magic deer bone...
     


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    They look similar to other creased up chukkas. Some look worse than that and some look better. They probably weren't a superb fit for whoever broke them in. Who's to say if you bought a new pair that yours wouldn't look worse? If it bothers you then move on.
     


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    Color 8 LHS (lined) versus Brooks Brothers color 8 (unlined) penny loafer.
    My understanding is that the shoes are exactly the same (Alden's Van last, Horween cordovan, etc.) EXCEPT the BB version is unlined.
    Assuming that's correct ... Which one would you recommend - lined or unlined?
     


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    Fair - my Grant and Temont 10s say 10 B/D as well after checking. But the PTB i have looks like the barrie last - it just fits snugger in the toe box.
     


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    Interesting how cigar varies. This chukka is colored similar to my PTB, but my cigar boots (as well as some of the recent longwings) are significantly darker
     


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    They are both great, the unlined being lighter and more comfortable sockless and in warmer climes. I wear the lined in cooler months...
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    Maybe a little OT, but here's a place to get some matching bags for your shoes... :D
     


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    Leffot x Nick Wooster... I wonder if these are Aldens.
     


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    Unlined below: Alden for [​IMG]BB Van last
     


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    Another photo, I don't think they are Aldens
     


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    Alfred Sargent.
     


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    Ah that makes sense. It seemed too forward to be Alden.
     


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    I can imagine the Adlen dudes heads asploding at the suggestion of camo leather.
     


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