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

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  1. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    I earlier gave you a link to a shortwing blucher at AoC. Mac has referenced the shortwing balmoral. Which one were you referring to?
     


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    nephew,
    they are on the plaza last. presently, this makeup is on the aberdeen last
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    looking good in your black lwb
     


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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    For a black shell shoe, this one is very close to the top of the list. Easy to dress up or down.
     


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    J Gilbert is getting them in the plaza,I think that last looks good on them. Thanks
     


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    OfficeLinebacke Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I'd ever paid more than about $70 for a pair of shoes before I bought my first pair of Alden PTBs which were shell. I now have another shell pair on the way (LWBs).

    The most expensive pair of shoes I've ever owned were a pair of high end Nike running shoes which I got on sale for about $70. I got all my dress shoes at places like SYMS.

    The most I'd ever paid for any pair of shoes ever was a pair of really nice running shoes for my GF for about $90.
     


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    pfurey Senior member

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    I need advice from who I consider the professionals (you guys).

    Headed to Paris on Sunday for a week and the weather is looking less than ideal. I want to pack two of my cordovan shoes (Ravello and #8) and they're both untreated. The rain seems light, but I want something nice to wear out to dinner. Do you suggest it or will it ruin my otherwise favorite shoes? Should I just bring beaters?

    Thanks,
    Pat
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    overshoes will provide the protection from the elements
     


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    Anyone 11D looking for Cigar? This is a STEAL if you can buy it now before a bid.

    http://bit.ly/WzixC5

    And they are not mine. Just a PSA. Even if you wanted to send them in for a recraft you are saving 300 bucks.
     
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    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    listing says they're #8.. regardless if they're 8 or cigar, they're beautiful
     


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    what color LWB should I get as my first LWB? such a tough choice!

    I currently have color8 Jcrew cap toe boots and 405 indys.
     


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    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    my first lwb will be ravello or cigar, purely due to the rarity of both colors. I figure I can grab #8 whenever I feel the need
     


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    what color LWB should I get as my first LWB? such a tough choice!

    I currently have color8 Jcrew cap toe boots and 405 indys.[/quote]. I would say, as a new forum subscriber, to do as I just did and order the "holy grail" of shell cordovan colours-RAVELLO,
     
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    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    my first lwb was ravello.
     


  15. ReppTiePrepster

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    If you can find ravello LWBs (I think Alden DC may still have some), that would be my recommendation. If not, color 8 would be next (can never have too much color 8, imho). Although, I remember reading several pages back that there may be a 14 week wait for color 8 LWBs.

    Aslo, my recommendation may change based on what you plan to wear with these. Color 8 would probably be the most versatile. The ravello with the antique edge would be primarily a casual shoe; with the dark brown edge it's more versatile.

    Good luck...
     


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