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

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  1. crosswound

    crosswound Senior member

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    i already have to alden longwings on barrie last cigar and ravello. looking to buy my 3rd pair but stuck on either nst boots in #8 or captoe boots on #8 which one would be more versatile? i would like to get the nst boots but i rarely see fit pics with them so i don't know what they would look like.
     
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    Yeah, they are sweet. But I am holding out for a ravello cap toe boot:

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    I have been looking for a leather-soled cap toe blucher boot in shell, and the options are shockingly limited at the moment. Naturally I don't expect to be able to find ravello easily, but at least #8!

    The only ones I can find are J.Crew and a pair at shoemart, but neither has my relatively common true 7.5D size. Patiently waiting...
     
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    jasonfoote303 Senior member

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    Steven from Leffot told me a few months ago that he was expecting some Ravello cap toe boots at the end of this year. If I remember correctly they will be on the grant last. Give him a call or email to see if those are still happening.
     
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    Alden did a great job on these. They look lovely. I missed out buying these and regret it ... abderdeen last+cigar shell == AWESOME
    Mine are actually on Plaza last... I got them at the Madison Ave. store. I walked in and they just happened to have a pair that fit me. And since Imageshack seems to be permanently goofed up, I uploaded the pre-restoration picture again: [​IMG]
     
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    *edit - i wanted to clean them up a bit. blackbird foss tugger boot, trubalance last, black calf, goodyear sole.
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    Just bought the Plaza Cap Toe shell cordovan in size 10D. Kinda tight around the ankles without me even tying the laces. My toes aren't smushed and I can wiggle them slightly. Wondering if I size up to a 10.5D if that will make a huge difference. I'm a size 10D on Jcrew's Alden Indys (I think are the trubalance last).
     
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    damn those pitt boots are the shit!! I was seriously contemplating those but I already have a pair of black shell boots. post some updated pics after some wear please.
     
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    Just bought the Plaza Cap Toe shell cordovan in size 10D. Kinda tight around the ankles without me even tying the laces. My toes aren't smushed and I can wiggle them slightly. Wondering if I size up to a 10.5D if that will make a huge difference. I'm a size 10D on Jcrew's Alden Indys (I think are the trubalance last).

    I'm pretty sure these are the boots I posted upthread, I tried them on at The Tannery in Cambridge. they fit actually really lose around the ankles for me...there was all this extra leather pillowing out around my ankles
     
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    alan Senior member

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    WHats a good Alden boot (if any) thatd be mostly worn with jeans and leather jackets. Both black and darkish brown options?

    Oh and no cap toes or wingtips? Cant get myself to wear any.
     
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    Just bought the Plaza Cap Toe shell cordovan in size 10D. Kinda tight around the ankles without me even tying the laces. My toes aren't smushed and I can wiggle them slightly. Wondering if I size up to a 10.5D if that will make a huge difference. I'm a size 10D on Jcrew's Alden Indys (I think are the trubalance last).
    Generally the Trubalance fits bigger by a half size, whereas the Plaza fits true-to-size. If a 10D on the Truebalance fits you well, then you should try a 10.5D on the Plaza. I haven't tried the Plaza last, but I do find that the above description of the Truebalance to be true.
     
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    WHats a good Alden boot (if any) thatd be mostly worn with jeans and leather jackets. Both black and darkish brown options?

    Oh and no cap toes or wingtips? Cant get myself to wear any.

    I'm sure most will say Indy's.
     
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    wj4 Senior member

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    Posting for amlai since his post picture was pages back. (For easier comparison).

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    Damn I want those brown chromexcel, gives it an red hue. Sucks that you guys never get wide sizes.
     
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    Hey guys, It's been twelve long months, but our Alden for Epaulet Officer's Indy & Brixton Boots have finally arrived! Check them out below. Preorders zapped about 40% of our inventory, so stock is really tight on them - but we've still got most sizes covered. [​IMG] Alden for Epaulet Officer's Indy in Dark Brown Chromexcel: $465
    These are very nice looking boots.
    Damn I want those brown chromexcel, gives it an red hue. Sucks that you guys never get wide sizes.
    Be careful about using the one picture for color choice. There can be a lot of variation of the color from the picture to real life. Some girl was crying about this recently. But that is a good looking boot IMHO.
     
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