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Alden x Leffot Saddle Shoe

Alden x Leffot Saddle Shoe
Alden x Leffot Saddle Shoe
Alden x Leffot Saddle Shoe
Alden x Leffot Saddle Shoe

These preppy pairs are made for us on the Barrie last in Color 8 Shell Cordovan with with a Brown Alpine Grain saddle, brass eyelets and oil-soaked flex soles. They’re light as a feather and look great with jeans and khakis, as well as gray or navy slacks.

At the height of their popularity during the fifties and sixties Saddle Shoes were a staple of preppy Ivy Leaguers’. The preppy doctrine Take Ivy includes an Ivy Wardrobe Directory, which lists the following shoes.

Features: Barrie Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan/Brown Alpine Grain, Flex Welt Sole

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Alden x Leffot new arrivals

In conjunction with our Alden trunk show yesterday in Chicago, we previewed several new models that will be available for pre-order tomorrow, November 18. However we also have two models in stock for purchase now. Shop online or in our Chicago store.

Alden x Leffot Dearborn Boot

Alden x Leffot Dearborn Boot
Alden x Leffot Dearborn Boot
Alden x Leffot Dearborn Boot

We named these boots after Chicago’s Dearborn Street, where the Monadnock Building and our Chicago store are found. They’re made on the Plaza last in tobacco chamois with commando soles, the perfect winter combination if there ever was one. Wear them with nearly anything for a sharp, smart look.

Features: Plaza Last, Tobacco Chamois, Commando Soles

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Alden x Leffot Longwing

Alden x Leffot Longwing
Alden x Leffot Longwing
Alden x Leffot Longwing

Made with a textured black calfskin and durable, comfortably soft crepe soles, this Alden longwing is a shoe that perfectly straddles the line between casual and dressed up. Wear it with jeans, khakis, or any number of dress slacks.

Longwings have been around for years because they’re classic and versatile. They are time tested and proven and belong in every wardrobe. Fashion goes in and out of style but classic is forever.

Features: Barrie Last, Black Alpine Graine Calfskin, Plantation Crepe Soles

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Alden x Leffot PT Boot

Alden x Leffot PT Boot

Our PT boot is a combination of a number of our favorite Alden things: shell cordovan, the Barrie last, commando soles, brass eyelets, and a plain toe. All told, these boots are extremely comfortable and stylish. They’re a super wearable boot and go with just about anything from jeans to a sport coat.

Because they’re made with Horween shell cordovan and lugged commando soles, they are as much at home on a hike as they are out to dinner. And did we mention they’re an instant classic?

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Alden x Leffot PT Boot
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Alden x Leffot Dearborn Boot

Alden x Leffot Dearborn Boot

To commemorate our first anniversary in Chicago, we’ve made this boot in color 8 shell cordovan and dark brown Regina calf. They’re named after Dearborn Street, where our home in the Monadnock building is located.

As part of our anniversary celebration, a pair of shoe trees is included with each pair of boots.

Features: Hampton Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan and Dark Brown Regina, Single Flex Welt Soles

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Alden x Leffot Dearborn Boot
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Alden x Leffot Longwing, Color 8

Alden x Leffot Longwing, Color 8, Antique Edge
Alden x Leffot Longwing, Color 8, Antique Edge
Alden x Leffot Longwing, Color 8, Antique Edge
Alden x Leffot Longwing, Color 8, Antique Edge

This pair of color 8 longwings is one of our favorite Alden x Leffot shoes. The color 8 shell cordovan longwing is the “classic” Alden shoe, a monolith of American style and versatility. Our updated version is only slightly changed from the original, but the change makes all the difference.

Made with an antiqued sole edge and per-stitched reverse welt, the shoe is lustrous and sophisticated. Built on the Barrie last with oil soaked double waterlock soles for a softer, more flexible fit, they are sure to improve with age.

Features: Barrie Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Double Waterlock Soles

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Alden Dover, Brown CXL

Alden Dover, Brown CXL.
Alden Dover, Brown CXL.
Alden Dover, Brown CXL.
Alden Dover, Brown CXL.

The Alden Dover in brown chromexcel is an excellent choice for an easy dress shoe. Because they’re unlined, they are extremely cool and comfortable. These shoes feel like slippers from the moment you first slip them on. And unlike rubber sole shoes, the leather Flex soles give them the added versatility of being slightly dressier.

Features: Barrie Last, Brown Chromexcel, Flex Soles

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