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

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  1. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    From the office of ridiculous redundancy:[​IMG][​IMG] Does anyone believe it's redundant to have both the Ravello LWB and the RL Marlow short wings?
     


  2. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Some pics from about 2010.

    Ravello x 3 and Whiskey x 2
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    #8, cigar, marlows, whiskey, ravello
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  3. sqroot3

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    certainly not. one's a longwing, the other's a shortwing. do it...
     


  4. shaunw

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    I just noticed that theshoemart upped their price on cigar shell indys to $762....:embar:
     


  5. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Weren't those already considered pricey before the increase?

    Those were the ones everyone was commenting on a few months back, right?


    Edit: Looks like they only have size 12 left.
     
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  6. MickCollins1916

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    Cheers, my friend! I dig the tassels....we have good taste. Glad you had what ended up being a good shopping experience too.

    I had to wait for awhile for this pair in 8.5EEE and paid full freight, but no complaints. I had a less than thrilling experience with a purchase of some black shell tassels from Shoemart in January, but these ones seem like they're going to work out quite well. Alden DC is always a phenomenal shopping experience for me. They know how to treat customers.
     


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    Not sure but it seems pretty high for a domestic makeup. Their #8 indys are up now too ($708)
     
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  8. Bakes11771

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    I think its the same. People were calling it "The most expensive indy boot every"
     


  9. REguy

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    You should buy a Powerball ticket, my friend. Every time I walk down Charles Street, I wonder how NRO manages to stay in business. I hope this marks a turning point in their customer service.

    Amazing how random some customer experiences are. For instance, AoC tends to get a bad rap around here due to some of Adam's return and communication quirks. Yet, I've bought shoes from him since shortly after he opened, have had nothing but first rate service through today, and would highly recommend AoC to anyone. That said, I know my size and don't jerk him around.

    I see he posted some pictures on the website from the early days which made me a little nostalgic. I bought my first pair of Aldens through him when I was fresh out of college and have owned a number of the special make-ups he did. Unfortunately, I let most of them go, so it's nice to see them again.

    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/the_alden_of_carmel_story.htm

    P.S. I think I paid $285 for that first pair, and I thought I was bat shit crazy!
     


  10. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    any in the wild pics of ravello indys? trying to decide if I should grab a pair or just stay happy with my day trippers
     


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    Grab a pair from where? I'd keep the day trippers though, I love indy's but the day tripper resonates with me for whatever reason.
     


  12. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    fransboone has a pair in my size, along with a couple other styles I'm eyeing..
     


  13. bespoken pa

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    Is keeping both an option? If so that would be preference. Why settle for just one, don't worry the guilt will subside.
     


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    The cigar indys were $742 prior to today so they are up $20
     


  15. bespoken pa

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    Just looked at those indy's, pretty rare to see them on the plaza. If only they had my size. Personally I prefer the plaza to all other Alden lasts.
     


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