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Love the Leffot #8 wingtip boot on Plaza. I'm a 7E/7.5D Barrie and 8D/E on Grant. Do you all think I can take a 7.5E in Plaza?
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Just got these in earlier in the week and got them out for their maiden voyage last evening. Perhaps not surprisingly, they were my first Alden purchase when I pre-ordered from Leffot, but I acquired two other pair before they got here!

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Originally Posted by HenryIII View Post

Ravello Friday. WTB x TSM

 

Like I said, really pining for these.  Totally tops!

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Originally Posted by Bruce-YVR View Post

The wait is OVER!!!! 3 years later... the eagle has finally landed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am just going to display this for a few days or weeks before I even put it on :-)

Living in the WEsT Coast ... I have to TOPY this baby :-)

Merry Christmas!!!

Bruce
Dem boots! (Click to show)



 

Does anyone enough about how the factory works to explain why a particular color 8 makeup takes so long?  In three years, countless runs of stock and special color 8 have dropped.  Why the wait for these?

 

It's a beautiful boot--lots of clean, unbroken cordovan real estate.

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@Alpina....my guess is it is a variety of factors....from some vendors getting pre-approved for styles then taking the orders(for any size) then submitting the order to get it in t he que...clearly there has to be some form of prepayment to Alden I would think....then there are dealers that order a style, get approved, put it into production then take orders with limited sizes available....then of course the the regular line of items for stockists that for any brand would take precedent. 

 

Alden certainly is not going to stop a standard run of 300 pairs of a model to get to their retailers to run a group of 14 boots through for a vendor. Of course I can be completely wrong on everything and they flip a coin to decide.

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In terms of the color 8 shell being darker...only time will tell if it is permanent or just a batch of dye/smegma that Alden applies got that was not quite correct but would have held things up to long to correct.

 

Personally it would seem there is a reason for it...just like the darker cigar...either too many complaints about panel variation once shipped or the Shell that Alden can get and "paint" darker is cheaper price wise than what they were getting before due to perhaps uneven dying at the tannery etc.

 

Or the Tannery is finishing it darker to hide what may be more blemishes on the shell itself due to a real or imagined shell shortage.

 

None of this new #8 shell seems remotely as shiny as the stuff released earlier.

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Shoe lineup for holiday travels.  Happy Holidays to all!

 

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Just got these in earlier in the week and got them out for their maiden voyage last evening. Perhaps not surprisingly, they were my first Alden purchase when I pre-ordered from Leffot, but I acquired two other pair before they got here!


I like these a lot!
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Originally Posted by lifeinabox View Post

Love the Leffot #8 wingtip boot on Plaza. I'm a 7E/7.5D Barrie and 8D/E on Grant. Do you all think I can take a 7.5E in Plaza?

I don't believe so. I fit the plaza in the same size as I fit the grant. However, I find the plaza to actually be a bit more snug overall.
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king saddle
argyles otc

Looking good uncle! Don't see enough King Saddle around here.
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

outstanding shell and shine sir. well done.

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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post

Like I said, really pining for these.  Totally tops!

Thank you good sirs
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Jet Black LHS's. BB Ribbed All Cotton Crew Socks, 501's. Another nice day hear on the Sonoran Desert. Tomorrow and next week are going to be boots:slayer:
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Shoe lineup for holiday travels.  Happy Holidays to all!



Kopped the 72 10s myself
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Kopped the 72 10s myself

here as well
my first j's in a long time
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Shady shoe mart and their underhanded and/or careless attention to detail (on their front page). this practice breeds ill will




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