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  1. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Distinguished Member

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    Papa: Are you getting a cut of the savings many experienced? :D
     


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    Love this. I think I may pass on ravello chukkas and hold out for the next ravello wingtip boot restock.
     
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    I love those. I like the patina.

    I had a pair of Clarks DBs in a "suede" years ago that had the indigo stains like that and I always got compliments on them...:satisfied:

    They were beat to hell but i loved the look
     


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    I dont know why everyone is so closed off to wearing whiskey with a suit...

    I feel like that color would pair perfectly with a navy suit (like in the video below) or with a mid grey suit in the summer...

    I like Domenico looks great. Rappo' on the otherhand can be a goof in these videos...

     


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    Yeah, I wish. I'm glad others could take advantage though. If someone wants to explain how I can get some RL Marlows at 40% off during the next sale, consider us even. (sevenfoldtieguy's referring to this post.)
     
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    I just spoke with Shoemart and they said that all of these orders are being cancelled.
     


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    I would have thought that they are legally obligated to deliver the goods. I'm not a lawyer though.
     


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    I'm a bit puzzled by this as well. If people wear tan calfskin shoes with suits (and they do, sometimes very well), why not whiskey?

    - Also, when it comes to ravello with suits, there aren't many models better suited for suit wear than LeatherSoul's ravello shortwings and Leffot's ravello tassel loafers. I don't see why ravello longwings don't make the cut either.
     
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    My thinking when I suggested only black, burgundy, or dark brown with a dark wool suit was specific to bluchers. I'm sure many ravello or even whiskey bluchers would look good with a dark suit, but part of me thinks that they should at least be balmorals if you're going to go that light in color. If the suit itself is light or medium in color, then I think a light brown blucher is in keeping with the formality.
     


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    You might be waiting for a while unless you were in on one of the pre-orders....I'm still waiting for Epaulet's Ravello Brixton boot, and we still don't have any word of when they will be produced.
     


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    As my original post said, there is no right or wrong. And my post was limited to LWBs, and not meant to be taken generally as to the stated colors.

    Those are merely my personal preferences, and how things play out for my personal style of dress. There are some ravello models that would pair well with a suit IMO (e.g., SWB, captoe blucher, captoe bal) , I just don't do it with ravello LWB's. There is maybe one whiskey model I personally would be open to pairing with a suit - captoe bal. Beyond that, no whiskey with suits for me (simply too light in color for me). LWBs are fairly bulky. The lighter the color (whiskey, ravello) - the bulkier the appearance.

    I have literally stood in front of a mirror with a suit on - paired with ravello LWBs and whiskey LWBs - and I just can't do it. Others can - and I have no objection to that. Different strokes for different folks .....
     


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    The Shoe Mart just emailed me telling me:

    Hello,
    I am emailing from TheShoeMart regarding your recent order for the
    Alden Men's Leisure Handsewn Shell Cordovan Cigar Shell (style #
    6717). Unfortunately, there was a glitch in our computer system this
    weekend in which case the system "confused" the Shell Cordovan version
    of this item with the Calfskin version. However, this particular model
    actually isn't made in Calfskin, and we do not have the Shell Cordovan
    version in stock. Therefore, your order has been cancelled, and you
    were never charged for it. We do apologize for the inconvenience. If
    you have any questions, please let us know. Thank you very much.



    I am so disappointed that some people got theirs and I didn't especially since I ordered really early too :(:(:(
     


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    I guess this is fair - for example, for an interview or an important meeting with clients that I hadn't met before or something, black, color 8 or dark brown (I am partial to the ralph lauren marlows) with a dark navy or grey suit is likely the way to go. However, if you have a few suits that you wear regularly, and one of them is ligher grey or navy, ravello or whiskey seems fine to me.
     


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    ouch
     


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