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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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

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  1. ReppTiePrepster

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    Without having seen it in person, I'm inclined to agree.
     


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    Thanks. I love 'em too. But I'd gladly trade them in for Halle Berry any day. Or night!



    Thanks Mr. DV. I'm a nice guy in real life. Just ask my mother !
    I don't have my Ravello SW boots anymore to compare these to, but I can tell you that I was looking back this morning of pix of these from their maiden voyage and they've lightened up faster and more noticeably than any shoe I've had. I'd say the #4 color has migrated to a #3!



    Yes sir.


    Thanks for all the kind words today gents. For once in my life I got lucky. Sorry, twice.....just in case my wife is reading this board.:smarmy:
     


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    In this regard, I am inclined to disagree. The 9016 is as appealing (to me) a black bal as I've seen. It's dressy but adds a little character with the perforations. Normally I prefer color 8 to black, but something about the 9016 screams at me. This will be the first Alden model that I will purchase in black shell before color 8.
     


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    Why break up a fine combination! Great looking boots my friend. Enjoy in great health...[​IMG]
     


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    KWL, you must've done something good in another life. I think your good on brown shoes now. A couple of great scores my friend. Wear them in the best of health.
     


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    Leffot has a great looking plaza-lasted George boot tan calf. If aberdeen is an awkward fit for you, this is a great alternative even though it isn't shell.
     


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    Did you try asking Leather Soul? I bet they have the Defender and for sure they ship international.
     


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    Not sure that these have been "beaten up," but these are my most "lived-in" shell LWBs. I do try to care for them nicely though. Not sure if you would call that pampering.
     


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    Yes, but their sizes are pretty limited in exotic shells.
     


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    Oddly enough, I agree with your disagreement! As you know, I've got both the 9015 & 9016, I'm actually wearing the 9016 at the moment.

    While I think the 9015 is the better choice for a one-Balmoral-only shoe wardrobe because it works well with both navy and charcoal, my favorite business attire combo is a solid charcoal suit with a shiny black balmoral.
     


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    I usually see such pics on eBay.
     


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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]KWLaw, you've hit the ravello jackpot! What a pair to acquire in one week!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     


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    ^^^^I think you are correct MrDV^^^^
     


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    This batch of Ravello is certainly darker, but has some really nice variation to it. It is almost like a hybrid of Ravello and the Marlowe. I will try and get some better pics up this weekend.

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