journal: captoe

Alden Captoe Balmoral, Brown Calfskin

If you wear suits regularly, the captoe balmoral is a standby, the kind of shoe that is classic with any relatively formal suit. Wear it as a subtle compliment to a serious wardrobe.

If you don’t wear suits on a regular basis, the captoe balmoral is just the shoe for special occasions. With care, you could wear these to every special occasion and important meeting that you attend for the rest of your life. Either way, you’ll be well dressed.

Hampton Last, Brown Calfskin, Single Leather Soles

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Alden Pre-orders

We are currently accepting pre-orders for the next delivery of two Alden boots and a pair of longwings. Our popular captoe boot in natural CXL and shortwing boot in snuff suede are available again, as is a pair of spectators in tan and white calfskin. 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 info@leffot.com by Monday, January 6th. 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.

Captoe Boot, Barrie Last, Natural Chromexcel, Flex Soles
Shortwing Boot, Plaza Last, Snuff Suede, Flex Soles
Spectator, Barrie Last, Burnished Tan/White Calfskin, Double Leather Soles

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Alden x Leffot 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, designed and named after one of our particularly discerning customers.

The Cooney is a soft, comfortable, flexible boot that looks great with basically any outfit, from jeans to casual suits. Its perforated cap toe and tapered look add to the formality, while the incredibly beautiful snuff suede brings texture and rich color to the party.

Aberdeen Last, Snuff Suede, Flex Soles

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Edward Green Chelsea, Mink Suede

There are some men who say there isn’t anything that doesn’t look great with a pair of brown suede shoes. We wouldn’t couldn’t agree more. Mink suede is lush in texture and vibrant in color, but subtle enough to pair with just about any hue.

On the Chelsea model, a classic, equally versatile cap toe balmoral, this shoe is just about as good as it gets when it comes to wearability and comfort. Made with the masterful craftsmanship of Edward Green, these will compliment your clothing for years to come.

82 Last, Mink Suede, Single Leather Soles

 

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Edward Green Malvern and Cadogan

One of the most classic footwear details is brouging, which is essentially punching and gimping the leather to add elegance and flair to a variety of shoes and Edward Green does it so well.

Our Cadogan captoe is made up in Edwardian Antique, a bright and lively version of the stalwart classic. And our Malvern wingtip is in Dark Oak Antique, just about as fundamental as an English wingtip can get: ornate, yet dark and unassuming.

The Malvern and the Cadogan are two traditional styles that showcase the formal ease of brogued leather.

82 Last, Edwardian Antique Calf, Single Leather Soles

82 Last, Dark Oak Antique Calf, Single Leather Soles

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Edward Green Arlington, Tobacco Suede

If we had our way everything would be made in tobacco suede. The color is amazing and makes every pair of shoes look incredible. The key is to start with a great style by a great shoe-making company and the rest takes care of itself.

Our new Edward Green Arlington is special. Every time we open a box smiles light up the room. It’s a happy color yet stylish and sophisticated.

202 Last, Tobacco Suede, Single Sole Natural Edge

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Gaziano & Girling Burlington

The newest arrival by Gaziano & Girling is the Burlington in black calfskin. We love the formality of black oxfords but these shoes also have great style, which is something not easily found in other captoe oxfords.

That’s not really surprising to us though because G&G make some of the most stylish and sophisticated English shoes today.

TG73 Last, Black Calfskin, Oak Bark Soles

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Edward Green Cardiff

Suede shoes get a bad rap. It seems like guys are always talking about how they think they’ll get ruined. Contrary to popular opinion, quality suede is one of the most versatile and comfortable shoe leathers you can invest in. And it actually looks better with wear.

We’ve paired Edward Green’s classic captoe Cardiff blucher with fine-grained coffee suede, making it as fit for January as it is for June. Any time there isn’t salt or melting snow in the way, you can proudly wear these shoes. They pair great with just about any color or texture, from dusty summer linens to somber winter flannel.

Check availability HERE.

202 Last, Coffee Suede, Single Leather Sole

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