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

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  1. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Distinguished Member

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    Very nice pair of Ravello wingtip boots on the bay for $650, size 9D. No affiliation

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Alden-Ravello-Sh...#ht_500wt_1156


    too bad its not 8.5d ... thats the one boot i want!!! epaulets version doesnt have the speed lacing hooks [​IMG]
     


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    too bad its not 8.5d ... thats the one boot i want!!! epaulets version doesnt have the speed lacing hooks [​IMG]

    I have Alden wingtip boots with speed hooks and without. I really thought I would like the "without" better but after use, speed hooks are the way to go, for me at least.
     


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    I have Alden wingtip boots with speed hooks and without. I really thought I would like the "without" better but after use, speed hooks are the way to go, for me at least.
    yeah i refuse to buy any of the alden boots without the speed hooks ... ive gotten too use to them and cant imagine without. i have to wait till shoemart gets a restock and just buy theirs
     


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    Very nice pair of Ravello wingtip boots on the bay for $650, size 9D. No affiliation

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Alden-Ravello-Sh...#ht_500wt_1156


    That's the boot I want too. If anyone finds these with a comando sole, let me know. Pennsylvania winters are tough with leather soles.
     


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    Can anyone i.d. this boot or know who has it?
    [​IMG]
     


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    Should be the Indy Kudu boot if I'm not mistaken..
     


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    The black part of the saddle shoe is shell cordovan.
    Well, black shell isn´t a huge thing either (especially in homeopathic dosage). Nevermind.
     


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    #8 wingtip boots on the Grant last today
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    Can anyone i.d. this boot or know who has it?

    Its the 404. I had a pair for about 2 days. (nice boot, i just got it too small)
     


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    Can anyone i.d. this boot or know who has it?

    Exactly, it is the 404 and is a stock model you can buy from any Alden retailer.
     


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    Thanks a lot guys, is the 404 the one that is truly dark brown and not the brick-brown color?
     


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    As asked above, are they doing another run of these? Listed as sold out on the website. I have the brown ones and beware, in person they are much redder--more typical chromexcel. Not quite 80's Timberland lug boots but not as rich/deep as the pictures. You can darken them up with Obenauf's though. I posted some real life shots back in Nov. or Dec. in this thread. That said, would still love another pair in black. Originally didn't pull the trigger b/c the black was lady-calf, so much softer and prone to wrinkling. Someone recently sold a black used pair on Ebay for $25 less than new, so suspecting these may be sold out.

    that would be me who picked up the black tankers. shoes were pretty much new, and @ $450 was a good price compared to $495 plus shipping.

    Great point. Men in their 50s-70s are still buying but now their sons and grandsons are also buying. Ex-sneakerheads are looking for something new to collect. My customer base ranges from 15-75.


    15 year olds should not be wearing Aldens...
     


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    15 year olds should not be wearing Aldens...

    We had a 17 year old come in with his Mom and buy a pair of John Lobbs last month.
     


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