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. It is with this cordovan that we designed our two new LWB made expressly for Leffot.
Color 8 and Black shell cordovan is the backbone of any shoe collection and yet some men are without either. If you are a lover of cordovan and longwings these shoes are designed for you.
Barrie Last, Black Shell Cordovan, Red Lining, Double Leather Soles
Barrie Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Double Waterlock Soles, Antique Edge
I know I know enough with the Longwings right? Wrong! We recently received the Alden Longwing Blucher in Snuff suede and they were around for about a minute or two. Next up is a reorder of our Tan suede LWB, which we introduce last spring.
It’s impossible to overstate just how great looking these shoes are in suede and how incredibly comfortable they feel, but hey we’re biased.
If you plan on treating yourself to one awesome pair of shoes this spring these LWB in tan suede are a most righteous choice.
Longwing Blucher, Barrie Last, Tan Suede, Waterlock Soles
Our latest Alden makeup has arrived and it’s one of our favorite styles the Longwing Blucher. Arguably the classic American brogue in fact it’s so American U.K. shoemakers refer to it as just that.
Admittedly we have something of a wingtip fetish and we never tire of the LWB, which is why we keep making them. It’s such a versatile and comfortable shoe and as comfortable as it is in leather it’s even more so in suede.
We know what some of you are thinking, “Oh so beautiful but suede?” Well to all the “suedechondriacs” out there hear this they look even “better” with age, so just relax and enjoy everything’s gonna be okay.
Longwing Blucher, Barrie Last, Snuff Suede, Waterlock Soles