***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. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    me too. I think the RL color is closer to cigar than ravello though.


    It depends on the particular shoes. I have a pair or RL cordovans that is slightly darker (more brown) than my Ravello Aldens. They are nothing like any shade of Cigar though. Another pair of Darltons were a much more chocolate brown color; completely different than Ravello.
     
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    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Nice, thanks for the info. I had the same question...though I definitely didn't object to the term since the shoes are smooth one way or the other.

    on the flip side, for the life of me I couldnt figure out what the hell anyone was talking about when all these internet-born terms like PTB LWS LWB etc were first being used. [​IMG]
     
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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Whiskey does have a place in this collection http://youhavebrokentheinternet.blog...ness-time.html EDIT - is it just lighting or do the whiskeys on the end of that photo look darker than these http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/t...Whiskey/Detail
    I dunno, sometimes its hard to trust lighting, etc the (restored) whiskey's in that photo (in the middle) look like #6 or something to me. and over time, I would think you could darken them up with polishes [​IMG]
     
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    Man with Apple Senior member

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    Was home for lunch and shot this. Whiskey LW, Whiskey PTB, and Ravello LW boot. The Whiskey LW's haven't been worn yet.

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    Looks like my line up, except I did the PTB and LWB in cigar and the LWBoot in Ravello. You have excellent discernment.
     
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    I'm kind of curious about how the different shades of cordovan change over time. Does anyone have any new vs. aged photos of their shoes? Or can describe how #8, Cigar, Ravello, and Whiskey evolve? I know there are variables like how much/how often/what color polish is used, but there must be some typical changes regardless.
     
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    racknac Senior member

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    has anyone ever made a whiskey cordovan PTB in one of the narrower lasts? Like the Plaza?
     
  9. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    My whiskey and ravello cordos always darken with age. I don't really use polish- buff and renovateur every so often.
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    Whiskey PTB's


    looking very nice
     
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    Plenty of pics on this thread and the "Shoes that look better with age" thread on Sufu. From what I've noticed, the darker colors fade over time while the light colors turn to a darker shade.

    I also noticed that the current crop of Cordovan from Horween has darkened quite a bit across the board. #8 is more black, Cigar is darker, Ravello is closer to Cigar and Whiskey is closer to Ravello.
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    ravello cap toes
     
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    scb Senior member

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    so who has ravello PTBs? Alden New York? Anyone else?
     
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    Mcarthur. You have one sick addiction. [​IMG]
     
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    ravello cap toes


    Really like those. I wish the Plaza last worked for me...
     
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