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  1. ChrisGold

    ChrisGold Senior member

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    I guess my question is: how versatile is cigar and ravello compared to #8??

    I'm sure others will disagree, but IMHO #8 is the most versatile. With that said, you are going to be very happy with any of the above, as brown shoes go with everything except for black.
     


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    Yeah but who would want a color 8 from another maker? THE classic shoe is the Alden 975.
     


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    Speaking of Black...

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    Alden of Carmel - AF43
    Black Shell Cordovan
    TruBalance Last
    Commando Sole...
    ...made for stompin....
     


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    I guess my question is: how versatile is cigar and ravello compared to #8??

    cigar is really just a shinier brown so very versatile. #8 is like a shiny brownish burgundy. both are VERY versatile, a long with black
     


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    if you can find cigar or ravello, get one of those. personally, I wouldn't buy a stock alden model in #8 (particularly a longwing or PTB, but not nec. a boot). there are enough solid alternatives at much cheaper prices in burgundy/#8 from other brands that I think you are better off spending your money on the stuff that you can only get from Alden
    What brands?
     


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    Feb has been a shoe blowout month.

    Whiskey PTBs from shoemart.
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    Ravello LWB with crepe sole from AOC.
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    Zippy, love the PTB. My second favorite Alden after the longwings. How do you like the crepe?
     


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    I used to hate the look of crepe but I've become a fan.
    The look doesn't bother me now and it's very comfortable..
     


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    Does anyone have a pair of wtb in cognac calf (burnished tan)? I'd love to get a pair in ravello, but don't think I can swing that much. Leaning towards these: http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index...p_Boot_198.htm in the cognac or the cxl ones from Leather Soul. I do have the cxl indy's.

    I've been wearing hiking socks with my Indy's. Was thinking dress socks for the WTB's. What do most people wear with Alden boots - hiking socks or dress socks?
     


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    Does anyone know where to find this shoe?
    http://www.blackbirdballard.com/Alde...tip_17123.html
    It is a snuff suede shortwing with redbrick sole. Digging this and feeling the need to have it in a 9D


    Try Leffot if you're in NYC.
     


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    Does anyone have a pair of wtb in cognac calf (burnished tan)? I'd love to get a pair in ravello, but don't think I can swing that much. Leaning towards these: http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index...p_Boot_198.htm in the cognac or the cxl ones from Leather Soul. I do have the cxl indy's.

    I've been wearing hiking socks with my Indy's. Was thinking dress socks for the WTB's. What do most people wear with Alden boots - hiking socks or dress socks?


    I've got a pair of wingtip shoes in that cognac calf. I like that color a lot. It's sort of between whiskey and reavello. If you're looking for a wingtip boot in that general color, another option would be the Tricker's Stow in Acorn. They're a bit cheaper than the Alden if you buy from Pediwear or Shoe Healer.

    I never wear hiking socks. Sometimes boot socks but usually dress socks.
     


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    Ravello LWB with crepe sole from AOC.
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    Speaking of crepe, it was slippery in DC today, so I rocked these Indys and the crepe came in handy.
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