journal: Alden

Alden x Leffot Saddle Shoe

At the height of their popularity during the fifties and sixties, Saddle Shoes were a staple of preppy Ivy Leaguers. The preppy doctrine Take Ivy includes an Ivy Wardrobe Directory, which lists the following shoes. These preppy pairs are made for us on the Barrie last with oil-soaked flex soles. They’re light as a feather and look great with jeans and khakis, as well as gray or navy slacks.

Barrie Last, Tan Suede and Navy CXL, Flex Soles

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Alden x Leffot Monkstrap, Navy Suede

Made in lush navy suede, this single monkstrap is perfect for wearing with jeans or khakis. Its light edge and silver buckle make for a sharp but casual contrasted look. If you don’t have a pair of navy suede shoes, these may be the place to start.

Plaza Last, Navy Suede, Flex Soles

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Alden Color 8 Tanker Boot Pre-Order


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

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Alden x Leffot Loafer, Navy Suede

Our new Alden x Leffot loafers are made on the Plaza last in navy suede. The combination of an unlined forefoot and flex soles makes for a shoe that’s easy to wear and sure to turn heads. These have quite a unique and casually elegant style that makes it easy to wear them sockless and with shorts, or with a pair of slacks and a sportcoat. Get ready, spring.

Plaza Last, Navy Suede, Flex Soles

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Alden Pre-Orders

Several Aldens are available for pre-order, including these three pairs that we’ve made on flex soles. Flex soles are made of oiled leather that’s slip- and water-resistant, which makes all of these shoes perfect for spring’s wet days. And as the name states, they’ll be flexible and comfortable right out of the box.

Captoe Boot, Barrie Last, Natural Chromexcel, Flex Soles
LWB, Barrie Last, Tan Suede, Flex Soles
Shortwing Boot, Plaza Last, Snuff Suede, Flex Soles

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Alden Cooney Boot Re-stock

Our Cooney boot is back. Made expressly for Leffot, this snuff suede captoe boot on the Aberdeen last features low profile flat Flex Welt soles, brown agatine eyelets, and speed hooks. It’s a masterpiece of a shoe that looks great with basically any outfit, from jeans to casual suits.

Aberdeen Last, Snuff Suede, Flex Soles

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Viberg Service Boot and Alden LWB Pre-Orders

The Viberg Service Boot Pre-Order in Brown CXL has sold out. Arrival is “anticipated” in March/April 2014. To see our full Pre-Order Policy, please click HERE.

Viberg’s Service Boot is a tough captoe boot that’s designed to get dirty and stand up to the elements. It’s inspired by footwear from Viberg’s archives, so it embodies their tradition of style as well as the lasting quality that the brand represents. Made in Brown CXL on Dainite soles, this boot will survive as many nasty days as you can put it through.

We’re also accepting pre-orders for our Alden x Leffot Longwing in Tobacco Chamois. Arrival is “anticipated” late spring 2014, 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 by Friday, January 10th. 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.

Viberg Service Boot, 2030 Last, Brown CXL, Dainite Soles
Alden Longwing, Barrie Last, Tobacco Chamois, Commando Soles

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Top Three Stock Shoes of 2013

Alden dominated 2013. The top three makeups were shell cordovan Aldens on the Barrie last: our Color 8 Tanker Boot, Color 8 LWB with Antique Edge, and Black Naval Boot. Each is very different from the others, but they’re all very special, and we love each one.

We’d like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and encouragement these past 12 months. It means a great deal to us. We wish you all good health, much happiness, and success in the New Year.

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