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  1. commodorewheeler

    commodorewheeler Senior member

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    Hey do you, or anyone else, know if the pre-order that Alden DC is doing is the EXACT shoe that Mac has on but in boot form?
    I'm confused, Alden DC is doing a pre-order for a ravello medallion cap toe boot? I thought they were doing a pre-order for the ravello medallion cap toe blucher (which I already have [​IMG]).
    I'm pretty sure that the Alden DC preorder that everyone has been talking about is for the blucher, not the boot, though I didn't ask Kathy directly when I placed mine. Realistically speaking, I'd be fine either way, but since this one will definitely be on the Plaza last, I would probably prefer the blucher. However, a boot version on the Grant, Barrie, or Trubalance last would be really cool, I'd get in on that if it ever came to be.
     


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    I have some shadow fail here, but here is the color of my new Ravello Wingtip boots. to my eye I see a lot of caramel/mid brown, not a lot of red like some other pics I have seen (like epaulet version of this boot) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I've been on a suede kick lately. I really wish I had seen this special makeup from J. Gilbert earlier:

    Punch-cap bal, plaza last, brown suede with single oiled leather outsole:

    [​IMG]

    They still have 9.5D, 10D and 12D available - price is $425.
     


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    Hi folks on Alden thread, I recently worked on a scanlation of a shoe dissection article from the Japanese magazine MEN's EX. Basically, those folks dissected a whole bunch of expensive shoes, an Alden V-Tip in Modified Last (Japanese favorite), EG Dover, G&G St.James II, and a JM Weston Golf. lotsa interesting material here. Hope you folks enjoy my
    translation, not perfect, but should be understandable. Better quality files are attached below. Enjoy [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    thanks man. this is really cool. you did a great job
     


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    Pastor Senior member

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    Good luck with that - you'll be the only one trying for a pair of ravellos on sale! [​IMG]

    I had NO PROBLEM buying both LWB in Cigar and a pair of the Ravello short wings boots early Feb this year AFTER the 10% off sale. I have no reason to doubt that the Ravello NST will be available in my size at the start of the sale coming up. If not, no big deal. Presently, they have almost every size available and they've had them for a long time. The Ravello NST seems to not be a popular shoe.
     


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    makewayhomer Senior member

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    I think if you see a pair of rare shell Alden's you really want you buy them now without waiting for the sale. You never know when your size will be gone and 10% isn't a huge deal to save. Yiudont know how much longer you'll have to wait. For other leathers I would wait
     


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    I have some shadow fail here, but here is the color of my new Ravello Wingtip boots. to my eye I see a lot of caramel/mid brown, not a lot of red like some other pics I have seen (like epaulet version of this boot)
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The Epaulet version isn't red. My Epaulet wing tip ravello boots looked like this when they were new. Mine have a greater shine and have darkened with wear.
     


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    Those Ravello NST of mrUnicorns are lighter in color that the Whiskey NST that Mac is wearing today. I want a pair of Ravello NST but i'm afraid to order over the internet for fear of getting a light colored pair. When the Shoe Mart has its Alden sale i'm going to call see if they can pick me out a pair of Ravello's with a lot of red tones in them.
    Don't be afraid. I'm sure you'll be fine. The difference is, I'm sure, due to wear and camera/lighting variances. What is this Shoemart sale you speak of? Irregulars?
     


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    I'm confused, Alden DC is doing a pre-order for a ravello medallion cap toe boot? I thought they were doing a pre-order for the ravello medallion cap toe blucher (which I already have [​IMG]).

    pre-order is for a blucher, NOT a boot !
     


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    Hey do you, or anyone else, know if the pre-order that Alden DC is doing is the EXACT shoe that Mac has on but in boot form?


    As much as I love the shoes that Mac has I think Id perfer to have these...

    [​IMG]

    ..but I dont know if I'd ever get a chance to snag a pair (Anyone with a 10.5??? Please PM me!) so I might look into getting a pair of the make-up Alden DC is coming out with.


    Damn, that boot is sick ! Details???
     


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    I have some shadow fail here, but here is the color of my new Ravello Wingtip boots. to my eye I see a lot of caramel/mid brown, not a lot of red like some other pics I have seen (like epaulet version of this boot)

    [​IMG]


    Wow, that didn't take long. Those the ones you ordered Thursday? Mine are still in New Jersey on their way to North Dakota. Really nice too! Can't wait to wear 'em.
     


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    Hi folks on Alden thread,

    I recently worked on a scanlation of a shoe dissection article from the Japanese magazine MEN's EX. Basically, those folks dissected a whole bunch of expensive shoes, an Alden V-Tip in Modified Last (Japanese favorite), EG Dover, G&G St.James II, and a JM Weston Golf. lotsa interesting material here. Hope you folks enjoy my translation, not perfect, but should be understandable. Better quality files are attached below. Enjoy [​IMG] ]


    Incredible. Lotsa gemming all around! [​IMG]
     


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    Wow, that didn't take long. Those the ones you ordered Thursday? Mine are still in New Jersey on their way to North Dakota. Really nice too! Can't wait to wear 'em.

    Yeah I live 3 hours from shoemart so shipping is fast
     


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    Wow, that didn't take long. Those the ones you ordered Thursday? Mine are still in New Jersey on their way to North Dakota. Really nice too! Can't wait to wear 'em.
    Where did you guys order them from?
     


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    I had NO PROBLEM buying both LWB in Cigar and a pair of the Ravello short wings boots early Feb this year AFTER the 10% off sale. I have no reason to doubt that the Ravello NST will be available in my size at the start of the sale coming up. If not, no big deal. Presently, they have almost every size available and they've had them for a long time. The Ravello NST seems to not be a popular shoe.

    There is going to be an Alden DC sale? When?
     


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