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post #75916 of 122416

Damn you, you fast-fingered 8.5D-ers! Er, I mean, thank you for saving me time and money!

 

Ever the crack addict, I emailed Leffot to see if they'd add another 8.5D to the list.

 

To alleviate my pain on potentially missing out--yet again--on the tankers on Barrie, let me make a whiskey weds contribution:

 

These lhs's just arrived from Alden of SF this morning. Perfectly consistent color. Nice touch for them to throw in the tan paste wax. A $5.00 gift plus their not sending me a defective pair will go a long way toward making me a repeat customer. I'm just thrilled because the whiskey lhs was going to be my first shell shoe ever when I got into the game last year. Of course, when I ordered last year, I got a mismatched pair in which left and right shoe were off by about a half inch from one another. Ended up with the cigar lhs instead, which I sized totally wrong, going 9C. These whiskeys are 8.5D, ie my barrie size, and they fit like a glove. Sometimes I overcomplicate things. Lesson learned. Just listen to Macarthur when it comes to sizing advice.

 

Anyway here are some pics with and without flash

 

 

 

 

 

post #75917 of 122416
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Do you guys think it's completely ridiculous to preorder the tankers if I am already getting very regular use out of the Plaza king indys? The only differences are the plaza vs barrie last, antique vs dark edging and split toe vs non-split toe. I just really like the antique edging and the shape of cordovan boots on barrie, of which I have several. Is this too much of a redundancy in the collection or should I save the money? Please don't answer in the negative simply to eliminate my 8.5 size from the competition wink.gif
I feel the same way doc.
I decided to pre-order because I like the way they look when members share their photos.

This is a win - win. win if you get a great makeup, win if you pass and save some money because you already have your other boots.
post #75918 of 122416
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Originally Posted by thams View Post

Unlined Dovers in all their wrinkly glory.


I really like that. Where did you get it? I looked for 'alden unlined dover' and only see CXL versions.
post #75919 of 122416

Those pre-order boots from Leffot are great, they'd be even better without the TifosiToe up front.

post #75920 of 122416
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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post


I really like that. Where did you get it? I looked for 'alden unlined dover' and only see CXL versions.

 

 

Those are from Leffot. 

post #75921 of 122416

Doing my best @MrDV impression today (with dead grass) in my Leffot Tankers.

post #75922 of 122416
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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post



I really like that. Where did you get it? I looked for 'alden unlined dover' and only see CXL versions.

 



These are from Leffot -- I know they were running a pre-order for them recently, but I'm not sure if all the sizes are taken yet. Also, Alden DC has the same shoe except the edging is black and not antique.
post #75923 of 122416
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post
 

Damn you, you fast-fingered 8.5D-ers! Er, I mean, thank you for saving me time and money!

 

I wasn't one of the ones who snagged them from you. I think I'm pretty well set for a while unless I see a great deal or a makeup that I just can't resist. Got the #8 975's earlier this week and have a pair of LWBs on preorder from Leffot and a pair of chukkas on preorder from ShoeMart. With buying a new house later this year, I shouldn't be buying anything but I already have them on preorder so . . . 

post #75924 of 122416
Does Alden SF have a full size run of these Whiskey LHS?

Quote:
Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Damn you, you fast-fingered 8.5D-ers! Er, I mean, thank you for saving me time and money!

Ever the crack addict, I emailed Leffot to see if they'd add another 8.5D to the list.

To alleviate my pain on potentially missing out--yet again--on the tankers on Barrie, let me make a whiskey weds contribution:

These lhs's just arrived from Alden of SF this morning. Perfectly consistent color. Nice touch for them to throw in the tan paste wax. A $5.00 gift plus their not sending me a defective pair will go a long way toward making me a repeat customer. I'm just thrilled because the whiskey lhs was going to be my first shell shoe ever when I got into the game last year. Of course, when I ordered last year, I got a mismatched pair in which left and right shoe were off by about a half inch from one another. Ended up with the cigar lhs instead, which I sized totally wrong, going 9C. These whiskeys are 8.5D, ie my barrie size, and they fit like a glove. Sometimes I overcomplicate things. Lesson learned. Just listen to Macarthur when it comes to sizing advice.

Anyway here are some pics with and without flash














post #75925 of 122416
The demand for these high end shoes and boots is amazing

Leffot will likely sell out of its order of $755 boots in a day
Viberg can sell out run after run of CXL boots at $700 in a couple of hours
I go to these Edward Green and St Crispin trunk shows and see dudes ordering three or four pair of $1,400 shoes made to order
post #75926 of 122416
Six more inches of snow on the ground today for the winter that never ends. cloud.gif That's no deterrent to wearing the whisky Indy boots though.



post #75927 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post
 

8D already gone, lmao

 

 

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Originally Posted by iDoc View Post

Well that escalated quickly. Any idea how many 8Ds were even available for pre-order?

 

 

8D is back fyi

post #75928 of 122416

lol, i was pretty close to ordering now, but I then realized I had recently crossed alden off my buy list for good reason ... and it's $770 after shipping =/

 

damn, but still wavering, im weak

post #75929 of 122416
Dbear, that pic from Teeka really made my purchase less painful.
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Originally Posted by Teeka View Post

Leffot Tanker King for today biggrin.gif
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Edited by Steel28 - 3/12/14 at 1:07pm
post #75930 of 122416
Crazy demand for these tankers. I remember purchasing mine in 2012 and my size was available weeks after the initial e-mail, it was also much cheaper!

Great boot though, probably the first shoe I reach for.
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