journal: color #8

Alden x Leffot Dover, Color 8 Shell Cordovan

It’s no secret that we love shell cordovan, and since the Dover is one of our favorite shoes, we decided to combine the two to create these unlined color 8 bluchers. They’re on the comfortable flex soles, which give them the added versatility of being slightly dressier than shoes with rubber soles. If you’re a fan of Alden’s classic PT blucher, these Dovers are the logical next step.

Barrie Last, Unlined Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Flex Soles

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Alden x Leffot Longwing Color 8 Pre-Order

We are currently accepting pre-orders for the next delivery of the Alden x Leffot Longwing in Color 8 Shell Cordovan with an antique edge.  Arrival is “anticipated” in late 2013, however all dates are estimates and actual delivery may be later.

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, July 28th. We will advise you if Alden can make a pair in your requested size.

Due to limited quantities, there is a one-pair per order limit on this shoe.

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 Color 8 Longwing Blucher made expressly for Leffot.

Barrie Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Antique Edge, Double Waterlock Soles

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Alden x Leffot Plain Toe Blucher, Color 8

Our Alden x Leffot Color 8 Cordovan Plain Toe Blucher is the ultimate staple shoe. It’s both simple and elegant, casual and austere, rugged and refined. Made with Genuine Horween Burgundy shell cordovan, its deep hue will match with nearly any color.

The comfort of Alden’s plantation crepe soles and cordovan’s easy maintenance and notorious long life will make these an everyday shoe for decades.

 

Barrie Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Plantation Crepe Sole, Antique Welt

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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 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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Viberg Service Boot

Viberg’s Service Boot takes the strengths of Horween Shell Cordovan leather and puts them to excellent use. As a durable and beautiful leather, the material can work as well in a work-boot context as it can in a formal context. This captoe boot is both, a boot that will stand up to serious treatment while still looking really fantastic.

Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Dainite Sole – Sold Out

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Viberg Service Boot

Before the end of 2012 we are expecting to receive Viberg’s Service Boot in Horween Color 8 Shell Cordovan. These are classic cap toe boots made to get dirty and stand up to the elements.

The shell cordovan leather is the special touch: extremely durable yet lustrous and low maintenance. These shoes can take a beating and still look and feel terrific for years.

Viberg is a heritage bootmaker in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and it has carried a tradition of quality and craftsmanship across three generations. The Service Boot is inspired by footwear from the company’s archives, so it embodies their tradition of style as well as the lasting quality that the brand represents.

This is one of the only shell cordovan boots Viberg has made in recent years and they are being made exclusively for Leffot.

These boots are SOLD OUT

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Alden Color 8 Cordovan

We’ve recently received new stock in two of the most classic Alden cordovan shoes, the plain toe blucher and the leisure handsewn loafer.

Both are excellent entryways into the world of Alden shoes as well as perfect staple shoes for everyday use. Color 8 is Horween’s most popular and most versatile cordovan color, pairing well with almost any color and texture.

Shell cordovan leather is known for its low maintenance and durability, so both of these shoes can literally serve you for decades. Cordovan is a supple leather with a memory that responds to use, so the shoes will only get more comfortable and better looking with age.

Check Availability HERE

Barrie Last, Color 8 Cordovan, Double Leather Soles

Van Last, Color 8 Cordovan, Single Leather Soles

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