journal: leffot

Abbeyhorn Letter Openers

The sgian-dubh is part of traditional Scottish Highland dress. It is typically worn in the top of right sock, and was originally used to cut small fruits and vegetables, and also for self-defense. Today, though, its function is primarily ceremonial. These sgian-subhs are made by Abbeyhorn with the same material used in their shoehorns. We use ours as letter openers.

Abbeyhorn Letter Openers

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Alden x Leffot City Moc, Navy and Marble Suede

The City Moc is a new makeup for us. Made on the Barrie last with a hand-sewn apron, it’s a great casual shoe for any season. We’ve done them up in navy suede with red micro soles, and marble suede with double leather soles. They’re soft and comfortable, and will look sharp with chinos, shorts, or a pair of jeans.

Barrie Last, Marble Suede, Double Leather Soles

Barrie Last, Navy Suede, Red Micro Soles

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Alden x Leffot Navy Suede Tassel Loafers

From the lush navy suede to the tan contrast stitching on the vamp and heel counter, to the beautifully contrasting antiqued edge trim, these loafers are full of rich colors. The combination of vevety soft navy suede and flex welt 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.

Aberdeen Last, Navy Suede, Flex Soles

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Pantherella Socks

If you wear great shoes, you owe it to yourself to wear great socks. We recently added some new merino socks from Pantherella to our stock. They’ll spice up an outfit without drawing unnecessary attention away from the man wearing them.

All Pantherella socks are made in England and hand-linked at the toe for maximum comfort. They have a satiny finish and a silky hand. You have to feel them to truly understand how luxurious they are. We offer models in both merino wool and cotton, so you’re covered year-round.

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Solid Merino Mid-Calf

Blue Shoes

If you’re looking to take a step beyond classic brown and black calfskin shoes, consider trying something in blue. It’s a surprisingly versatile color that works well with chinos, odd trousers, or white jeans in the summer. And if it’s winter, they pair nicely with medium or charcoal trousers or winter whites. So listen here: you need not be timid when it comes to wearing blue shoes. Just don’t let anyone step on them.

Leffot Barrow
Alden x Leffot Longwing
La Cordonnerie Anglaise Luxor
Saint Crispin’s 506
Church’s Kaber
Leffot Waverly
Edward Green Sandown

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Alden Pre-orders

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 and the Alden x Leffot Tanker Boots in Color 8 Shell Cordovan. Arrival is “anticipated” in the first half of 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, August 19th. We will advise you if Alden can make a pair in your requested size.

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.

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.

Alden x Leffot Tanker Boot, Barrie Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Commando Soles

Alden x Leffot Longwing, Barrie Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Antique Edge, Double Waterlock Soles

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