journal: Alden

Alden x Leffot Greenwich Boot, Tobacco Chamois

We’ve reissued our Alden x Leffot Greenwich Boot in Tobacco Chamois. This is only the second release and they’re just as handsome as the first.

Alden’s elegant Greenwich wingtip boot is made on the Barrie last, arguably the most comfortable and best fitting of all Alden lasts.

The uppers are Horween Tobacco Chamois a fat liquored, mill dyed leather essentially an oiled nubuck that not only looks great but is ideal for wet weather wear, and is incredibly soft and supple, while agatine eyelets all the way up make for a simple unified look.

We built these boots on Double Flex Welt soles, which are oil soaked for flexibility but also have a high degree of water resistance.

Barrie Last, Tobacco Chamois, Double Waterlock Soles

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Alden Tassel Loafer 563, Color 8

Alden’s Color 8 Cordovan tassel loafer is among the most durable, versatile dress loafers you can find. Its deep hue pairs well with an array of colors, including light summer fabrics and bare ankles. Made in Horween Shell Cordovan, these will become family heirlooms.

563 Aberdeen Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Single Leather Soles

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Alden Unlined Snuff Suede Loafer

Alden’s Unlined Snuff Suede Loafer is possibly the easiest, most comfortable shoe you can get. These are a classic Alden model known as the Leisure Handsewn, or LHS for short, a shoe built on the Van last. Made in unlined snuff suede, this shoe fits like a sock, wrapping your foot in light and vibrant suede. With it’s oil-soaked flex welt, these loafers and light and flexible. This is the kind of shoe that you forget you have on.

We have a lot of experience with this color of suede. It is extremely versatile, pairing wonderfully with the indigo and white denim or the charcoal gray of wool dress slacks.

Van Last, Unlined Snuff Suede, Flex Welt

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The Robb Report, April 2013

The Robb Report asked us which chukka boot we like best for spring. Hands down it’s the Alden snuff suede 1493 on Flex Welt soles. Not only is the unlined suede and flex soles incredibly comfortably, the color is super versatile.

Thanks to The Robb Report for choosing an American classic chukka as an “Element of Style.”

Alden 1493 Leydon Last, Snuff Suede, Flex Soles

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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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