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Two Alden pre-orders available tomorrow

Our Alden x Leffot Snuff Suede Captoe and Alden x Leffot PT Blucher in color 8 shell cordovan will be available to pre-order tomorrow, September 12, at 12:00 pm EDT. Pre-orders will be taken online and in store.

At the same time, we will also accept requests for non-stock sizes by email only. The deadline for non-stock size requests is Monday, September 15, 2014, or while space is available.

The number of pairs on these pre-orders is limited, and orders will be accepted while quantities last. Orders are on a first-come, first-served basis. We are unable to accept any requests before the launch time.

We suggest that you view the terms of our Alden pre-order policy. For more information on how the pre-order process works, view our Alden pre-order guide.

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Alden x Leffot Pre-orders now available

Our Alden x Leffot Kudu Longwing and Alden x Leffot Walter Boot in Black Shell Cordovan are now available for pre-order.

We are also accepting requests for non-stock sizes via email only. The deadline for non-stock size requests is Thursday, September 11, 2014, or while space is available.

The number of pairs on these pre-orders is limited, and orders will be accepted while quantities last. Orders are on a first-come, first-served basis. We are unable to accept any requests before the launch time.

We suggest that you view the terms of our Alden Pre-Order Policy. For more information on how the pre-order process works, view our Alden Pre-Order Guide.

Alden x Leffot Longwing, Kudu Calfskin, Crepe Soles
Alden x Leffot Walter Boot, Black Shell Cordovan, Crepe Soles

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Alden x Leffot pre-orders

Our Alden x Leffot Kudu Longwing and Alden x Leffot Walter Boot in Black Shell Cordovan will be available for pre-order on Monday, September 8, at 12:00 PM EDT. Pre-orders for the Longwing will be taken via this link; pre-orders for the Walter Boot will be taken here.

At the same time, we will also accept requests for non-stock sizes via email only. The deadline for non-stock size requests is Thursday, September 11, 2014, or while space is available.

The number of pairs on these pre-orders is limited, and orders will be accepted while quantities last. Orders are on a first-come, first-served basis. We are unable to accept any requests before the launch time.

We suggest that you view the terms of our Alden Pre-Order Policy. For more information on how the pre-order process works, view our Alden Pre-Order Guide.

Alden x Leffot Longwing, Barrie Last, Kudu Calfskin, Crepe Soles
Alden x Leffot Walter Boot, Barrie Last, Black Shell Cordovan, Crepe Soles

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Alden x Leffot Tanker Boot, Tobacco Chamois

The Alden Tanker, also known as the NST boot, is an incredibly versatile and durable shoe. With commando soles and handsewn split toe, it is both aesthetically pleasing and highly practical. The oiled chamois leather needs no maintenance and will keep you dry through the wettest months. Throw in the commando soles and you have the ideal winter boot.

Barrie Last, Tobacco Chamois, Commando Soles

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Alden pre-orders available now

Four new Alden pre-orders are now available. We’ve brought back some classics, plus a couple of Alden x Leffot oldies that haven’t been around for a while. There’s the brown CXL longwing, the tobacco chamois longwing, the natural CXL Indy boot, and the reverse tobacco chamois Greenwich boot. You can place a pre-order via the links at the bottom of this post.

We’re also accepting requests for non-stock sizes via email and phone. The deadline for non-stock size requests is Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

The number of pairs in this pre-order is limited, and orders will be accepted while quantities last. Orders are on a first-come, first-served basis. We are unable to accept any requests before the launch time.

We suggest that you view the terms of our Alden Pre-Order Policy.

Longwing, Barrie Last, Brown Chromexcel, Double Waterlock Soles
Longwing, Barrie Last, Tobacco Chamois, Commando Soles
Greenwich Boot, Barrie Last, Reverse Tobacco Chamois, Commando Soles
Indy Boot, TruBalance Last, Horween Natural Chromexcel, Commando Soles

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Alden pre-orders

Four new Alden pre-orders will be available tomorrow, August 9, at 12:00 PM EDT. We’re bringing back some classics, plus a couple of Alden x Leffot oldies that haven’t been around for a while: the brown CXL longwing, the tobacco chamois longwing, the natural CXL Indy boot, and the reverse tobacco chamois Greenwich boot. Pre-orders will be accepted via the links at the bottom of this post.

We will also accept requests for non-stock sizes via email and phone at the same time. The deadline for non-stock size requests is Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

The number of pairs in this pre-order is limited, and orders will be accepted while quantities last. Orders are on a first-come, first-served basis. We are unable to accept any requests before the launch time.

We suggest that you view the terms of our Alden Pre-Order Policy.

Longwing, Barrie Last, Brown Chromexcel, Double Waterlock Soles
Longwing, Barrie Last, Tobacco Chamois, Commando Soles
Greenwich Boot, Barrie Last, Reverse Tobacco Chamois, Commando Soles
Indy Boot, TruBalance Last, Horween Natural Chromexcel, Commando Soles

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What do the numbers and letters inside my shoes mean?

Take a look inside your shoes and you’ll see some numbers and letters that seem to correspond to nothing at all. You probably know how to find your size, and likely your width, too, but what does all that other stuff mean? Let’s find out.

Edward Green

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Inside an Edward Green shoe, you’ll find the size listed in both UK and US sizes (7/7.5), the width (E), the last (202), and the order number (95178). The specs will usually be in an oval near the heel, but in some shoes, particularly those that are unlined, you’ll find them on the tongue. Note: The slash between the UK and US sizes is often mistaken for a 1, but it’s really a slash (we promise).

Alden

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In an Alden, you’ll see the size (7), of course, but you’ll also find two widths: one for the heel (B) and one for the ball (D). There’s also the model number (45164H) and some production information (4C27 018 2).

Gaziano & Girling

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Gaziano & Girling keeps things straightforward with the model’s name (Astaire), last (DG70), size (7.5), width (E), and order number (607). You’ll generally find this information on the underside of the tongue.

Saint Crispin’s

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Check the tongue of a pair of Saint Crispin’s and you’ll find, from left to right, the model number (553), skin (BCK), color (071), sole (GE8), and the size (6.5), width (E), and order number (11351).

Corthay

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Look inside a pair of Corthays and you’ll find nothing but smooth, soft leather. If you’re looking for the size, flip over the shoe and look at the sole. This pair’s in size 8.

John Lobb

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Most models from Lobb will have their size printed near the heel, though some will have it on the tongue. In this pair you can see the model name (Lopez), size (6.5), width (E), and last (4395).

Church’s

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Church’s can be tricky. The size is listed without a decimal point, so here you’ll find that a size 7 is marked 70. A 7.5 would be marked 75. There’s also the width (F), last (173), some production information, and the model name (Grafton).

Quoddy

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Quoddy keeps things simple. You’ll find the size (8) on the tongue.

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Fall 2014 Trunk Shows

It may still be summer, but we’ve already begun to schedule our trunk shows for this fall. Trunk shows are a fantastic opportunity to meet the shoemakers or their representatives who are extremely knowledgeable about their products. It is also an excellent chance to see first hand many sample styles.

Our fall schedule of shows kicks off in October with a special show with Stefano Bemer. Dean Girling from Gaziano & Girling and Phillip Car of Saint Crispin’s will also be here later this fall. You can check out the dates for the rest of our fall shows HERE. We’ll be posting more dates, including those for Edward Green, Quoddy, and Corthay, once they’ve been confirmed.

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Leffot fall 2014 trunk shows