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Alden Unlined Snuff Suede Loafer

Alden’s Unlined Snuff Suede Loafer is possibly the easiest, most comfortable shoe you can get. These are a classic Alden model known as the Leisure Handsewn, or LHS for short, a shoe built on the Van last. Made in unlined snuff suede, this shoe fits like a sock, wrapping your foot in light and vibrant suede. With it’s oil-soaked flex welt, these loafers and light and flexible. This is the kind of shoe that you forget you have on.

We have a lot of experience with this color of suede. It is extremely versatile, pairing wonderfully with the indigo and white denim or the charcoal gray of wool dress slacks.

Van Last, Unlined Snuff Suede, Flex Welt

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Alden Snuff Suede Chukka

Today’s beautiful weather is a sign that spring is approaching and new weather calls for more appropriate attire. Suede Chukka boots are a staple of spring and summer footwear. The Alden 1493 snuff suede chukkas are an excellent choice.

They’re unlined, which makes them cool and comfortable. They will feel like slippers from the moment you first slip them on. Their bright and vibrant color fits right into the fresh new scenery of spring.  And unlike rubber soled chukkas, the leather Flex Welt soles give this boot the added versatility of being slightly dressier.

Leydon Last, Snuff Suede, Flex Soles

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Alden Suede Longwings

Alden’s longwing is the perfect template for a number of different leathers, many of which are suedes. Suede works especially well with the longwing style, not only because it adds casual style to a classic, ornate design, but because its texture compliments the broguing on a wingtip like no other leather.

We now have both the Navy Suede and Snuff Suede longwings in stock. The Navy exhibits beautiful contrast with its natural edge and brass eyelets. The Snuff Suede is all about the leather, rich, bright, and perfect with jeans.

Barrie Last, Navy Suede, Antiqued Edge, Double Waterlock Soles

Barrie Last, Snuff Suede, Single Waterlock Soles, Antique Edge

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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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Father’s Day VI

Father’s Day is June 21st. This week we will be posting gift suggestions from Leffot to help you show the Dad in your life how much you appreciate him.

The Alden unlined suede chukka boots on the leather flex welt soles are extremely soft and chic. They look great with jeans, shorts, or khakis. They can also be worn with or without socks since they’re so soft. These are one of our most popular shoes.

Alden Suede Chukka’s in Tan, Snuff, and Chocolate

“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” William Shakespeare

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Alden Chukkas

Today we received our reorder of the Alden Chukka Boots in unlined Snuff, and Tan suede. These are on Flex Welt leather soles, which I think, makes them more appealing and also technically qualifies them as Chukka Boots as opposed to Desert Boots. FYI The name, chukka, is derived from field game polo, meaning a period of play. In any case they’re great fun to wear and great looking.

Here I am wearing the Snuff color; they’re light, soft, flexible (of course), casual, classic, and recession proof. By the way my sixteen year old son wears them all the time and loves them.

Steven wearing Psycho Bunny Tie, Grey Cashmere V Neck, APC Jeans, and Snuff Suede Chukkas

Alden Chukkas are available in Tan or Snuff Suede and make an excellent Holiday Gift.

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