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

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  1. pennzi12

    pennzi12 Active Member

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    I posted pictures of these a few pages back. Purchased in the fall and wear them all the time. Great color and surprisingly flexible leather boot. I think the All Weather Walker is made from the same leather. Maybe others can chime in on their experiences.
     
  2. tmw

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    I make the rounds at all the Alden shops every so often just for S+G's asking for shell belts....often I hear a sigh at the end of the phone. Honestly, I don't think anyone has a clue.
    The best bet for a shell (non-Alden) belt right now is Epaulet. I bought a saddle shell belt from them last month and love it. Not cheap though. If enough of us got together and asked Adele and Mike to have Carmina make a bunch of belts for SF members maybe they'll be interested?

    My 10 y.o #8 Alden belt is well loved and still looking great.
     
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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    I was told by a major Alden retailer employee that he has literally never even seen a ravello belt. :D
     
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    blue collar Senior member

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    Some (most) would call us the "more money than brains club"...even though I have no money.

    "Hi my name is ______ and i just spent $720 on shoes that I'm afraid to wear in the rain, that dont quite fit, that people think look like plastic, all becaue they are a rare color ..."

    :fistbump: at least there is a special page for people like us!!!
     
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    shaunw Senior member

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    The Unionmade Kirkwood Cordovan Cap Toe Boot in Ravello 39623HC, I'm really digging these.........[​IMG]

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    Don L Senior member

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    ^^^Man I'm bummed my order never made it for those. Absolutely killer [​IMG] ^^^

    First wear for my newly restored Black Calf NST's with new waterlock soles.

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    wow. just too nice.
     
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    sazon Senior member

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    Or, I propose:

    Hi, my name is ____________. I just spent $720 on a horse's a$$.


    J Gilbert's plaza last NST today. Picture color is a bit off, but the beauty of #8 comes through
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  9. tmw

    tmw Senior member

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    Alden D.C cigar captoe Grant last[​IMG]
     
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    sazon Senior member

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    Cigar boot looking great. Almost looks like a color 8. Must have been a dark batch of cigar.
     
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    tmw Senior member

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    Thanks, and yes a very nice deep and consistent color throughout.
    Courtesy of the wonderful Kathy at Alden D.C.
     
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    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Ravello PTBs from Alden SF. Socks courtesy of some of my younger relatives.

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    Frank, a dark welt there, right? I suppose it's common for Alden SF cigar and ravello styles?
     
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    100 yrs Senior member

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    on the subject of belts, i bought a couple of calf belts from user zissou that have served me well - one in oxblood which matches #8 well enough for me, and one in natural which pairs with natural cxl. it felt great to buy from a forum member. also, i don't like it when belts and shoes match exactly.
     
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    I received a pair of ravello longwings from SF with a dark brown welt - I love it
     
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