***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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    This boot, on the Grant (as opposed to Barrie), and with no speed hooks (as opposed to with speed hooks), easily wins the comparison. It's not even close IMO.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendations. Consensus seems to be around color 8 and either LWB or PTB. Was a little concerned LWB are too close to the shortwings I have - I'm guessing most would say I shouldn't be concerned about this? Also, nobody likes the ravelo PTBs I mentioned? Is the thought that ravelo is too casual, or not versatile enough?
     
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    No objection as to the PTB comment.
     
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    I love my ravello ptb's. But color 8 ptb's are more versatile.
     
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    This is an amazing boot. More pictures please, and information on where they were purchased.


     
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    Good points. I believe SF'er aka giantbeard only wears suede? His combos looks great each time
     
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    Call Alden DC if you want cigar and mind the commando sole. Last time I was in town (1 month ago) they were still taking names for the preorder.

    I think these are Ravello, flex welt from Leffot about 1 year ago
     
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    Helped my brother out with some moving today.
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    Yenni also informed me my Color 8 Indy's have come in, will post pics when I get them.
     
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    Yes, a bit of digging leads me to believe that they are the Leffot "day tripper" in Ravello.
     
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    Here is why I didn't mention ravello:

    1. Very scarce supply. Ravello LWBs/PTBs do surface every now and then, but I'm not aware of anyone carrying it at the moment in popular sizes.
    2. Color 8 (IMO) is the quintessential Alden color, and thus a better first choice. Ravello, while my personal favorite color, is brown, and quite a few companies make lovely shades of brown. I don't think anyone can really replicate what Horween accomplishes with color 8 shell.

    Sorry for the long answer.
     
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    Shoemart has 10.5D cigar chukkas in stock if anybody's looking.
     
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    Apologies if there's a more appropriate forum for this, but:

    I am selling a pair of 9901s (black shell PTB) in 9.5E if anyone's looking. Worn about 12 times total, mostly indoors sitting in a courtroom. Comes with shoe box and bags.

    Not looking to get rich, just want to get them off my hands since they're too wide for me and I rarely wear them given all the Aldens I own. All reasonable offers considered. PM me if interested.
     
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    I ordered these from AoC back in Feburary, and they finally showed up last week. Ravello LWB with double leather soul. First pair of shell cordovan shoes, completely and totally worth the wait. Cell phone camera doesn't do them justice, and kinda adds a little red or pink to it thats not really there.

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    ^ So they'll be getting some trinitrogen oxide treatment, right? [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback on shoemart seconds. I spotted a #8 indy in my size for $400, but on further request it turned out to be unavailable, as it often happens.
    On a related note, does anyone know a place to order a 403 indy on a discount? Maybe a SF affiliate? Saw them at Need Supply, but my size was gone in front of my eyes.
     
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