Steve,Are you sure those aren't on the Grant last? They look like these from Alden NYC:http://www.aldenmadisonny.com/IMG_6407.jpgI owned a pair of grant lasted loafers, but they were ultimately too big for me in 10E
I have five preorders with LS right now. Two with Leffot. I'm assuming only half of the LS preorders get built, if that (choco tanker and Ultimate Indy).
I wonder if the issue with LS is that they had too many styles? Back in the day, it seems like they had dozens of different variations of Alden shoes. Nowadays, Alden seems to have streamlined what they can sell to retailers a bit.