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Alden x Leffot Longwing, Color 8 w/ Antique Edge

One of our favorite Alden x Leffot shoes has returned. The Color 8 shell cordovan Longwing is “the classic” Alden shoe, a monolith of American style and versatility. Our updated version is only slightly changed from the original, but the change makes all the difference.

Made with an antiqued sole edge and per-stitched reverse welt, the shoe is lustrous and sophisticated. Built on the Barrie last with oil soaked double waterlock soles, for a softer, more flexible fit they are sure to improve with age.

Barrie Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Double Waterlock Soles

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Alden Burnished Tan Calfskin

Shell Cordovan may be Alden’s best known specialty, but they work beautifully with a wide variety of suedes and calfskins as well. One of our favorites is the burnished tan calf, a surprisingly soft and lightweight leather that we’ve used with a number of our styles.

It’s a very versatile color, great for spring but useful year round, perfect for denim as well as khakis, slacks, or a casual suit. The tan color will darken and build character with age, developing a deep and rich patina over the years.

We’ve just received two restocks in the burnished tan: the Atom Blucher and the George Boot. Both are versatile styles that can easily be dressed up or down.

Tremont Last, Burnished Tan Calf, Single Leather Soles

Plaza Last, Burnished Tan Calf, Single Leather Soles


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New Alden Pre-orders

We are currently accepting pre-orders for the next delivery of four Alden makeups. Arrival is “anticipated” Summer 2013, however it may be longer.

Pre-orders will be done in two stages. Stock D and E widths can be ordered with a non-refundable, non-transferable 20% deposit through our online shop. You will be contacted once the shoes arrive for final payment.

Sizes that are not available on our pre-order page can be requested by contacting us via email at info@leffot.com by Thursday, March 28th. We will advise you if Alden can make a pair in your requested size.

We hope this policy makes it easier for you to get the Alden makeups in sizes that are difficult to find.

To see our full Alden pre-order policy, click HERE.

Cooney Boot, Aberdeen Last, Snuff Suede, Flex Soles

PT Boot, Barrie Last, Brown Chromexcel, Commando Sole

Tobacco Chamois Longwing, Barrie Last, Tobacco Chamois, Commando Soles

Snuff Suede Longwing, Barrie Last, Snuff Suede, Heavy Single Waterlock Soles

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Alden Pre-orders

We are currently accepting pre-orders for the next delivery of the Alden x Leffot Longwings in Black Shell Cordovan and Alden x Leffot Tanker Boots in Color 8 Cordovan. Arrival is “anticipated” Summer 2013, however it may be longer.

Pre-orders will be done in two stages. Stock D and E widths can be ordered with a non-refundable, non-transferable 20% deposit through our online shop. You will be contacted once the shoes arrive for final payment.

Sizes that are not available on our pre-order page can be requested by contacting us via email at info@leffot.com by Friday, March 21st. We will advise you if Alden can make a pair in your requested size.

We hope this policy makes it easier for you to get the Alden makeups in sizes that are difficult to find.

To see our full Alden pre-order policy, click HERE.

Alden of New England has perfected the use of shell cordovan in making the LWB. One of the ways they do that is by using cordovan tanned only by Horween Leather Company in Chicago, Illinois. It is with this cordovan that we designed our Black Longwing Blucher made expressly for Leffot.

Black shell cordovan is an elegant essential in any man’s wardrobe, useful in a variety of situations. The unique red lining will help you show a little character as well.

 

Barrie Last, Black Shell Cordovan, Red Lining, Double Leather Soles

The Alden Tanker aka NST boot in Horween Color 8 shell cordovan is an incredibly beautiful, versatile, and durable shoe. With commando soles and handsewn split toe, it’s both aesthetically pleasing and highly practical. Wear these with anything from jeans to a sport coat, and you’ll look sharp and comfortable year round.

Barrie Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Commando Soles

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Alden Black Alpine Grain Longwing Pre-order

We are currently accepting pre-orders for the next delivery of Alden x Leffot Black Alpine Grain Longwings. We anticipate delivery sometime Spring/Summer 2013.

This shoe is one of our oldest Alden makeups, a subtle and hearty take on the classic longwing. Made with a textured black calfskin and durable, comfortably soft crepe soles, it’s a shoe that perfectly straddles the line between casual and dressed up. Wear it with jeans, khakis, or any number of dress slacks.

Pre-orders will be done in two stages. Stock D and E widths can be ordered with a non-refundable, non-transferable 20% deposit through our online shop. You will be contacted once the shoes arrive for final payment.

Sizes that are not available on our pre-order page can be requested by contacting us via email at info@leffot.com by Sunday, March 17th. We will advise you if Alden can make a pair in your requested size.

We hope this policy makes it easier for you to get the Alden makeups in sizes that are difficult to find.

 

Barrie Last, Black Alpine Grain Longwing, Plantation Crepe Soles

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Alden x Leffot Atom Blucher, Cigar Cordovan

Alden’s Atom Blucher is our favorite short wing. Originally made as part of their orthopedic line we tweaked this shoe to make it an all around champ. This new edition is in Horween Cigar shell cordovan a rich dark brown that gets better looking with age.

We detailed these shoes with versatility in mind; they can be worn equally well casually or for business. The soles are Alden’s single leather bone bottom with antiques edges, which are both light and flexible. These shoes are beyond versatile and incredibly comfortable.

Tremont Last, Cigar Shell Cordovan, Single Leather Sole

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Alden x Leffot Longwing, Brown CXL

Alden’s Longwing Blucher is a classic for a reason. It is one of the most versatile dress shoes you can find, floating through a wide range of occasions. It’s versatility allows for a swath of variations. This version comes in soft and supple brown chromexcel leather, flexible double waterlock soles, and agatine eyelets, a significantly more rugged and casual take on the classic.

One can choose to treat this shoe as either a casual or dress shoe. Use Montana Pitch Blend’s waxy leather dressing to protect it from the rain and keep the leather soft or use Saphir Renovateur and Wax Polish to dress them up and polish to a high gloss. Either way, they’ll look great for years.

Barrie Last, Brown Chromexcel, Double Waterlock Soles

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Alden Color 8 Longwing

The Longwing Blucher is not exclusive to Alden, in fact it’s been in production in the US and UK for many years. It is however a very American style and is often referred to around Northampton as the American wingtip. Which is to say this shoe has All American staying power.

Alden of New England has perfected the use of shell cordovan in making the LWB. One of the ways they do that is by using cordovan tanned only by Horween Leather Company in Chicago Illinois. The most classic longwing you can find is made with Horween’s rich Color 8 Cordovan. Because of it’s consistent popularity, we will now be stocking this shoe, known in the business as the 975, in wide E widths as well as the standard D.

Barrie Last, Color 8 Cordovan, Double Leather Soles

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