I am about to send a response email to Leffot passing on the Color 8 LWBs, which just arrived by the way! I was down for the size 10.5E. Hopefully they find a good home.
Getting closer! LWB pre-order was 5/5; Naval Boot pre-order was 5/16.
Do you lose your deposit if you decide to pass up your order?
Yes, I believe so. But I think you can transfer it to another purchase at Leffot.
Chorizo aside , I believe the BBBF black shell LWB was built on the grant last. I suppose there may be more than one BBBF make-up. Your shoes look pretty rounded to be Leydon, but I certainly could be wrong.
alden factory stores tend to get them from time to time (atleast when I've inquired about various shoes in the past I've been told they had C widths in stock randomly)
I know some have issues with suede oxfords and/or blue...not me though. I'll wear these all the time with chinos and a dress shirt. Hampton + flex sole = comfort win.
These are difficult to photograph. To the eye in some lighting, they are dark enough to almost appear black. In other lighting, a more grayish blue. They don't seem to be the vibrant navy that comes off in the Epaulet photo (which is even better for me). In short, if you can put these to use, they are a steal at $280.