Don't get me wrong, I appreciate leffot regardless of the one bad experience. I've ordered from them numerous times, but my experience is that ordering direct, while possibly slightly more expensive, means a VAT deduction which makes it considerably more economical... I've ordered more pairs from leffot in total, but have since switched to ordering direct.
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no frills: as Steven would say: 👍👍👍
Che has also been great to work with and very prompt with emails.
In fact, I hope to get an EG MTO soon, depending on the current turnaround time.
Great choices, wear in good health.
I was thinking of ordering one of these (no cap, or medallion or other toe embellishments) in either calf or Cordovan...
Should I go classic last as in the picture or try the novello? Also does the cordovan make the shoe less sleek or somehow bulkier either where the welt is or just overall?
I think either last would work with that style. It just boils down to how 'dressy' you want the end result to be.
Classic is more casual, while the novella is sleeker and dressier. Opinions are opinions tho.
I was trying to make the boot more casual on the novella by toning it down through the use of the highly textured shrunken calf in that particular color.
Real life will tell the tale but I think it's going to do exactly what I wanted.
ps: the use of shell cordovan won't make the shoe bulkier in any way.
in case you haven't seen this . . . . here's a link to some views of St. Crispin's lasts