journal: leffot

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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Alden Unlined Snuff Suede Chukka

Alden’s 1493 chukka is the perfect spring and summer shoe. The bright snuff suede and dynamic natural edging are the perfect addition to the vibrant colors of the season.

The unlined leather allows for one of the softest shoes you will find, as well as a cool, breathable feel, making for an ideal shoe for sockless wear. Oil-soaked flex soles are light and readily flexible, great for the various terrains of the outdoors, wherever you may choose to go this summer.

Leydon Last, Unlined Snuff Suede, Flex Soles

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Quoddy Blucher, Natural CXL Re-stock

Quoddy Bluchers are an everyday casual shoe, made for comfort, ease of wear, and stylistic and practical versatility. The camp soles are low profile and durable, and the natural chromexcel is soft and hard-wearing, making the shoes as appropriate for business casual as for a hike in the country. Their unique scalloped edge gives them an individual look without encroaching on their practical nature.

We’ve just restocked these shoes in Natural Chromexcel, and they’re also available in Black CXL and Brown CXL. All three will look great with jeans, khakis, or sock-less with shorts.

Natural Chromexcel, Brick Camp Soles

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Wildsmith Bloomsbury Loafers

Wildsmith was founded in 1847 in England by Matthew and Rebecca Wildsmith, and quickly gained a reputation for making fine footwear. Their quality and attention to detail earned them clientele such as John F. Kennedy, Prince Charles, and Cary Grant. The new era of Wildsmith is still made in Northampton in the tradition of Wildsmith past. Just as we’ve introduced other brands in the past, we’re the first to carry Wildsmith here in the US.

The Bloomsbury loafer was derived from a shoe originally designed for King George VI to wear around the house. It’s an iconic and timeless style that’s been copied by many. These come unlined, which makes them very comfortable for bare feet this summer and beyond. They’re the perfect casual shoe, but still dressy enough for a suit.

“You are either in your bed or in your shoes, so it pays to invest in both.” —John Wildsmith

Wildsmith Bloomsbury Loafer in Black, Tan, or Oak Calfskin

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Corthay Arca

The ever elegant and versatile Arca by Pierre Corthay is now available in Aubergine and Black calf with red piping. Without doubt the quintessential Corthay model, the Arca is stylish and sophisticated, utterly genius in its simplicity, and fits like a glove. If you buy one pair of Corthay shoes this year, you won’t go wrong if it’s an Arca.

Pullman Last, Aubergine Calfskin, Single Leather Soles

Pullman Last, Black Calfskin with Red Piping, Single Leather Soles

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La Cordonnerie Anglaise Luxor Suede Loafers

Once in a while you need a shoe that doesn’t take itself too seriously. These tassel loafers from La Cordonnerie Anglaise are just the ticket, as they exhibit a casual European flair that’s elegant and playful. Whether you’re sipping cappuccino in a cafe or lounging at home, the Luxor loafers are perfect for casual everyday wear. They’re Blake stitched and come on a comfortable leather sole.

Red, Navy, or Puma Suede, Single Leather Soles

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Corthay Gator MTO

Pierre Corthay’s shoes are not for the faint of heart, and these Arca Monkstraps are no exception. The simple design, meticulous execution, and use of exquisite materials sets Corthay in a class of his own. A client of ours had these made up in gator skin, and since they’re so gorgeous and unique, we felt we had to share them with you. Another shoe like this would be hard to find.

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