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

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  1. mcbrown

    mcbrown Senior member

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    Shell doesn't stretch.

    Shell doesn't stretch, but it does soften, which may give one the impression of it having stretched (with the degree of that impression probably depending on the construction of the shoe). I have found that a little horizontal snugness around the toes will usually soften into a comfortable "glove-like" fit after breaking-in, but YMMV. I've never dealt with rubbing up against the front of the shoe so I can't speak to that specifically.
     


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    yeah, thats how she described them...ravello captoes on plaza with a medallion on the toe.

    someone should send her Mc's pic just to be sure there is no confusion.


    Yes, and I spoke with Kathy this morning...she has now heard from a couple people and would consider ordering for Fall. Please call ehr if interested - she took my name, number, email.
     


  3. randomkoreandude

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    Just put my name down for them

    She can't tell I'm random or Asian over the phone

    Edit: if I'm a 9 brannock, 9 leydon 8.5d on trubalance and Barrie do I go 8.5 in plaza too?
     


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    Just put my name down for them She can't tell I'm random or Asian over the phone Edit: if I'm a 9 brannock, 9 leydon 8.5d on trubalance and Barrie do I go 8.5 in plaza too?
    In my experience, Plaza is TTS. So if you are a 9 in Leydon and 8.5 in trubalance/barrie, I would go with 9 in plaza.

    Plaza is my favorite last. If anyone knows of any cigar, ravello or whiskey boots coming down the pipe in Plaza, please let me know.
     


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    Black Shell LWB and Natural Chromexcel PTB received today from ShoeMart seconds - they are both awesome!

    The LWB was a Brooks Brothers item from Autumn 07 according to the label on the inside. The Grant in 12D fits me perfectly. The flaw is on the top of the back of one shoe and maybe someone wore them around the store a few times.

    The PTB has a bit of "patina" already, and the back of one shoe around the top is also a little bit buggered up, but it's not a deal killer at all. 11.5D in the Barrie shoe fits better than my 11.5D J. Crew shell #8 captoe boot.

    Now I need to decide if I should get something in cigar or something in suede to go with my new Corallorosso gray w/lt. blue/khaki plaid.....
     


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    zippy, that collection is stunning. I love your array of browns.
     


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    Zippy, I feel you are lacking in black. Also, the loden green Indy would make a great addition. They are much better in person. [​IMG] Just sayin.
     


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    Zippy, I feel you are lacking in black. Also, the loden green Indy would make a great addition. They are much better in person. [​IMG] Just sayin.

    Either one of those colors in a EE width?
     


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    Zippy, I feel you are lacking in black. Also, the loden green Indy would make a great addition. They are much better in person. [​IMG] Just sayin.

    I blame you for a large number of those. [​IMG]
    It's true though, I only have a few pairs in black. And you sold me my only black shell pair.

    I like the idea of loden green but I really dislike that sole.
     


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    Yes, and I spoke with Kathy this morning...she has now heard from a couple people and would consider ordering for Fall. Please call ehr if interested - she took my name, number, email.

    Just put my name down for them

    She can't tell I'm random or Asian over the phone

    Edit: if I'm a 9 brannock, 9 leydon 8.5d on trubalance and Barrie do I go 8.5 in plaza too?


    I called today too. Kathy said I was the third person to call today, and that with so much interest, this order is likely to happen. She said that she would probably be ordering a couple dozen of the Ravello captoes.
     


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    ...and they should be ready in 9 to 12 months.
     


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    I called today too. Kathy said I was the third person to call today, and that with so much interest, this order is likely to happen. She said that she would probably be ordering a couple dozen of the Ravello captoes.

    This is the best news I heard all week, besides the Mets losing another $50 mil this year.

    Let's get it on !
     


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    That would bother me. Looks like they are from 2 different batches of leather.

    so I got my whiskey longwings a few weeks ago but didn't get around to wearing them until today. I commented when I got them in this thread about how the color on the left shoe was 2-tone and posted a picture. people said it would even out

    since today was the first time I wore them, it was really the first time i saw them outside in natural light. the 2 colors are pretty striking in natural light.

    again, is this normal?
     


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