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

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  1. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Distinguished Member

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    Nice. That shoe, on the plaza, will one day be in my closet (if it ever is available...).
     


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    Just purchased some #8 PTB's and yesterday pre-ordered from Alden of San Francisco the don't have in my size very rare gotta wait for it Ravello LWB. PTB's seem to go with everything. Their such a nice skate that I'd wear them with shorts and/or pajamas. From what I've seen here on SF that sentiment holds true for the LWB as well. [​IMG]Here are my PTB's with jeans.
     
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    Are you including cotton or linen suits when you say this?
     


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    Shoes are all based on the barrie last, cost is 710 plus tax
     


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    This Ravello LWB was purchased with a light "antique" finish on the sole. It was not seeing much action until I sanded and dark-stained the double leather sole. Now I'm much happier with it...
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    I have had unusual difficulty with ravello shoes, struggling to find the right leather / sole color combination... I have sold longwings and PTBs for this reason. Let's hope I get this one right
     
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    Cross post from Modified Last thread:

    Brown scotch grain boots arrived today. Some shots of them just out of the box:

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    Should have mentioned these are from a recently arrived case order at Moulded Shoe in New York.
     
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    Just beautiful! Wear them in good health..
     


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    I understand completely. It may be in your best interest to get a pair with a light sole and just keep darkening to taste. Welting can also be stained, albeit carefully
     


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    I understand completely. It may be in your best interest to get a pair with a light sole and just keep darkening to taste. Welting can also be stained, albeit carefully[/quote]

    I had BNelson dark stain the welt of my cigar LWBs a number of months ago. I liked the result.
     
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    ^^ last paragraph is mine - no idea why it got included in the box?
     


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    When I talk of suits, I am talking of suits worn for professional business dress. I don't wear cotton or linen suits, but I have no objection to them. And certainly less formal shoes can be worn with those.
     


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    I figured as much, in which case I agree that whiskey is definitely off limits.
     


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    Yes, they've done that for me as well and the results were terrific.
     


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