I've tried the Leydon lasted chukka (suede). It is an excellent make up. I just happen to like the barrie last better. FYI, if anyone is looking for a cheaper option, on a suede chukka, the AE Amok has a very similar feel and fit compared to the Leydon suede chukka. Not sure that AE still has this particular model in stock though.
I tried the Amok once at an AE outlet, and for whatever reason the shoe just didn't fit my foot quite right. It was too tight in the toes, but too wide in the heel. If it fit, I easily would have picked that over Alden's chukka and saved myself a ton of money. But in the end, I'm really happy with my tan chukkas, and I already had a pair in snuff as well.
There's a lot of talk about completing a shell LWB rainbow, but for myself I'd love a suede chukka rainbow......still need dark brown and navy.