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

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  1. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Agree 100%
     


  2. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    The AF60, at least currently, is on the Barrie:
    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Black_Shell_Cordovan_Straight_Tip_Boot_169.htm

    If it were on the Plaza I would have bought it yesterday. :D
     


  3. dslonghorn4

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    Whiskey LHS maiden voyage. Color looks great and supreme service from Alden DC.
     


  4. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I have gotten to the point of actually preferring the commando sole on Alden high boots. Thanks for the feedback.
     


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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Where the whiskey lhs a recent purchase from Alden DC?
     


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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Sorry for the Typo, iPhone posting at it's finest
     


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    New guy here. Which style and color are these boots? I've got a pair of 403's on the way and am already looking at my next purchase. I love these boots.
     


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    How is it that you ended up buying two pairs of ravello longwings?

    I'm debating keeping both the ravello longwings and the brown scotchgrain longwings. These are different, but are they different enough? What do you guys think.

    [​IMG]
     


  9. Alcibiades

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    I haven't worn my Alden SF ravello longwings, and the two were different enough for me to check out the J Crew version (I could always return or sell a pair)... But the more I think about it the more I may end up keeping both of these, as Mac recommended. The brass eyelets and antique sole really make a difference. Also, the shade of ravello is dark enough that there is a contrast between the leather and the antique sole - I had a pair of longwings (since sold) that was ligher, and the sole and leather looked too similar.

    You should keep both of yours - that scotch grain longwing is a great rain dress shoe, and your ravello longwing has a dark sole, which is also a differentiator
     
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  10. MickCollins1916

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    Here are the ones I used to own. Some days I regret selling them, because the Plaza looks great and is a comfortable last for me. But on the other hand, they just sat in my closet, and I funded (portions of) other purchases with their sale. So it worked out ok.
     
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    I think they are sufficiently different to warrant keeping both. I had a pair of scotch grain wingtip boots that I really regret selling last year.
     


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    I'll ask the question: Is it unnecessary to have the DC Grant captoes in #8 and Cigar...as well as the AF60 in black!?
     


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    Called the 50 hudson jcrew store this morning and the last pair of those ravello lwb are shipping to seattle. Thanks for the heads up!
     


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    :laugh: :laugh:
     


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    Unnecessary is in the eye of the beholder....

    If you're active here, I suspect you already know the answer. Must have them all [​IMG]
     
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