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

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  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Yeah. I'll have to check out later. Could use a laugh right now
     
  2. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    NRO Update: I decided to order a cigar LHS from NRO earlier today, just in case they actually had it. As expected, I received a message stating that they were "at least 16 weeks from shipment." I assume it will be the same for anything marked limited edition.

    Provided NRO has #8 PTBs in stock, I'm now having an internal debate about whether the ravello PTBs I recently acquired are really worth a ($710 - 0.75 * $625 =) $241.25 premium over #8 PTBs. And no, owning both is not the way I'd like to go at this time. :)
     
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  3. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    I thought the 25% off code at NRO didn't work on Aldens. Did I miss something?
     
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    I'm having an internal debate about whether I should jump on the #8 PTBs now, instead of waiting until October like I told myself I would.

    Also, do you have to go all the way to the end of the checkout process before you can enter the code? I didn't see the option in the first page or two before entering my billing info.
     
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    I have both and like them both. But keep this in mind: ravello is much harder to find, and, from what I have been told, it will become even harder still.
     
  6. Papa Doble

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    I just verified that you are correct. Code JACKET worked for me this morning. Now it doesn't.
     
  7. Papa Doble

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    The code no longer applies. They must have corrected this mid day.
     
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    Damn. I wish I had been wrong. :D
     
  9. Papa Doble

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    I guess it's moot since the code no longer works. You're right that ravello is rare, which is one of the reasons I jumped on them. I think I'm just having a hard time justifying the cost to myself. First world problems.
     
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    color 8 is still king
     
  11. lagsun

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    I haven't seen any group shots lately so I took one of my current line up. I included lasts and sizes to show how my sizing has evolved over the years. The larger sizes fit with the use of insoles. Apologies for the iPhone pic. My son took his DSLR to school today...

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    Top (L-R)
    AoC AF84 Brown Calf Wingtip Boot (Barrie - 8.5D)
    J. Gilbert Cigar Indy (Trubalance - 8D)
    Alden DC Cigar Captoe Boot (Grant - 9D)
    Alden DC #8 Captoe Boot (Grant - 8.5D)

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    ShoeMart 2nd Snuff Suede PTB (Barrie - 8D)
    Leffot Ravello LWB (Barrie - 8D)
    #8 LHS (Van - 8.5D)
    #8 PTB (Barrie - 8.5D)
     
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    ^ You have the Grant last captoe in 2 different sizes. Out of curiosity, which fits better? (I'm on the waiting list for that boot in cigar. ) I suppose I should also ask which of your Barrie last sizes fits better.
     
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    I reallized after trial and error that I'm a 8D in the Barrie. They fit better than the 8.5D. As for the Grant the 9D is a little loose even when I use a leather insole with an arch. However it fit a little better because the toe box is not as narrow than on the 8.5D. Hope this helps.
     
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    Gorgeous.
     
  15. advan031

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    Very nice! Does your Alden DC Color 8 cap toe have commando sole? I've been wanting another color 8 captoe in grant last.
     
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