Model：Ravello PTB (prod. code: 0J)
Size： 9 1/2 D
Shop：Alden Shop of San Francisco
Basically lighter color, antique sole edge is more popular, but I like the combination of Ravello and dark sole edge. It creates classical atmosphere and looks somewhat more formal. Ravello color gives a casual taste but this dark sole makes a great contrast.
I think I have been waiting for this model for quite a long time. It was not a whole cut version but the first Ravello PTB I wanted to get was Leather Soul's 10-year anniversary model in 2014. It was really stunning model and I sought for a while but couldn't get one in the end.
With some reason, Ravello cordovan models are rare, especially Ravello PTB. That's probably because whole cut PTB requires a large flawless cordovan. Anyway, this is a quite nice purchase at the end of 2020 and it became the first delivery in 2021. I can hardly wait to break in such beautiful shoes. ☺️