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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 5879post #88172 of 1224168/4/14 at 6:42pmpost #88173 of 1224168/4/14 at 6:47pmpost #88174 of 1224168/4/14 at 6:47pmpost #88175 of 1224168/4/14 at 6:51pmpost #88176 of 1224168/4/14 at 7:01pmpost #88177 of 1224168/4/14 at 7:07pmpost #88178 of 1224168/4/14 at 7:13pmpost #88179 of 1224168/4/14 at 7:13pmQuote:Originally Posted by what whale
Oh Alden sages,Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Hoping for some expert advice on various (some might say minute) differences between versions of the Alden 97873 - the LWB in Natural Chromexcel.
I feel in love with the Leffot version, long sold out, pictured here:
I love these and, although they're not available from Leffot, found versions from Alden Madison and elsewhere. That version, however, has a darker (I hope I'm using the correct term here) upper welt.
I realize it's a minor detail but - maybe this is just me - it gives the shoe a completely different look. I really want the lighter version a la Leffot.
It appears I've found that via the Bureau Belfast.
As best I can tell this is identical to the Leffot shoe. Would most of you with a keen eye agree? Furthermore, has anyone dealt with the Bureau Belfast? If so, positive experiences?
I realize this may seem a bit pedantic but I love the shoes and, well, this is a forum dedicated to great footwear. I suppose we're all a bit pedantic at times :)
Thanks in advance for any and all replies.
EDIT - Just realized the Bureau is selling in pounds and not Euros and therefore what became a reasonably costed import just became prohibitively expensive. Darn. I'm on Leffot's list should they rerun the CXLLWB but the sales associate I spoke with didn't seem to think that would be anytime soon.
Call either alden SF or DC. Both carry this Natty Chrmxl LWB with natural welt (the light colored welt you're looking for). I actually prefer the darker welt sold by TSM. Good luck...post #88180 of 1224168/4/14 at 7:15pmpost #88181 of 1224168/4/14 at 7:28pmpost #88182 of 1224168/4/14 at 7:28pmpost #88183 of 1224168/4/14 at 7:32pmpost #88184 of 1224168/4/14 at 7:35pmpost #88185 of 1224168/4/14 at 7:40pm
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