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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

same. all of them are boring. they need to re-release the captoe "navy boot" in black cordovan.

+2. Leffot seems very hit and miss (more miss, really) with their Alden makeups.

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Shoe tree question:

 

I picked up a pair of 9.5 c/e  alden shoes a few days that I found in a consignment store (someone on this forum mentioned they looked like they are on the plaza last). I have only one other pair of alden boots which are a 9.5 B/D which is what I normally wear but the C/E width felt fine in the store.

 

When I got the shoes home I took the Alden shoe trees from my boots and placed them in the shoes I just purchased to clean them up a bit and I noticed that the shoe trees seemed to be pushing the sides of the shoes pretty hard..to the point where it looked like they would stretch them out a bit if I left them in. 

 

Has anyone experienced this before? The shoe trees are standard width im pretty sure and dont push the sides of my B/D width shoes. The shoes dont appear to be narrow by any means.

Is the plaza last just much more narrow than the barrie?

 

thanks for any info

post #35298 of 87835
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Originally Posted by mcbrown View Post

The exposed leather portion of the commando sole hasn't been an issue on my commando-soled boots (AF43's and Ultimate Indy's). Judging by the wear so far, the rubber lugs are going to need replacement long before the leather or stitching become issues. And I don't baby my Alden boots in winter - these two pairs are my go-to shoes for bad weather in New York City (though I have proper waterproof Danner boots for more serious snow/mud conditions).
Edit: Not the greatest photo, but here are my AF43's after a day in the country last year, as evidence of non-babying. smile.gif

You are the man. That's the way i plan to wear my cigar indy's--that is, once i work up the nerve to actually wear them outside!satisfied.gif
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You are the man. That's the way i plan to wear my cigar indy's--that is, once i work up the nerve to actually wear them outside!satisfied.gif

Ha, thanks. The beauty of shell is that with a little brushing and a little Renovateur those boots go right back to looking babied. smile.gif
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Leffot is redoing the naval boot in color 8, last time I heard

Leffot does more suede, more crepe / commando, more loafers, more natural chromexcel, etc than I think is the threads taste, but I will put several of their makeups up as some of the best we've seen recently (ravello day tripper, ravello tassels, color 8 / alpine saddle, the Greenwich boots in suede and chamois, the snuff copely boot, etc)
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Quick question regarding lacing, which one looks better here? Standard or bar lacing? Can't decide
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Very nice.

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Wore my new cigar LWBs today. People didn't even know the beauty passing before them.

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Greetings, I am looking for some sizing advice. My Indy boots are too big so it's not as easy as size up one half size. I wear Allen Edmonds 5 last in 8.5. My Darltons fit perfect at size 7.5. My Rancourt pennies are 8 and a little loose. Clark's desert boots are 8. Polo made in Italy wax suede wings are 8.

My Indys are too big but I don't know if its a full size or half a size so I don't want to use that as a reference. I've done a lot of searching to look for size comparisons and even length comparisons so I'm not just trying to throw this question out there ignorantly....although that may seem the case.

Ay size recommendations for Plaza last?

Thank - you.
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LS American Longwing
post #35305 of 87835
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post


+2. Leffot seems very hit and miss (more miss, really) with their Alden makeups.

It would also be nice if they offered size 12.5 for those of us with big feet!  I sent them an email, and basically got back a response consisting of "sorry."

post #35306 of 87835
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Originally Posted by Briar Snob View Post

It would also be nice if they offered size 12.5 for those of us with big feet!  I sent them an email, and basically got back a response consisting of "sorry."

Similar for those of us with wide. I understand nobody will order a ton of wides, but none? For shoes that might not arrive until babies conceived today are born?
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Leffot is redoing the naval boot in color 8, last time I heard
Leffot does more suede, more crepe / commando, more loafers, more natural chromexcel, etc than I think is the threads taste, but I will put several of their makeups up as some of the best we've seen recently (ravello day tripper, ravello tassels, color 8 / alpine saddle, the Greenwich boots in suede and chamois, the snuff copely boot, etc)

so they're just copying the j. crew version? no point in that. they're available at j. crew online and many brick and mortar j. crew stores. i have them. i love them... but not particularly original.
post #35308 of 87835
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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post


so they're just copying the j. crew version? no point in that. they're available at j. crew online and many brick and mortar j. crew stores. i have them. i love them... but not particularly original.

360 vs 270 welt, stitching on the side of the boot is different, eyelets vs speedhooks. It's good to have options :)

post #35309 of 87835
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

Sometimes, not living in the US sucks. If anyone is willing to help me with getting on (= paying for) a Leffot navy suede LWB pre-order or knows a good proxy who is able to accomplish this task, please PM me confused.gif

leffot is two blocks from my office. i would do it just as a courtesy if they let you pay for them and then let me pick them up... i would have no problem shipping them to you when they arrive (in god knows how long).
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Originally Posted by herrmj View Post

360 vs 270 welt, stitching on the side of the boot is different, eyelets vs speedhooks. It's good to have options smile.gif

ahh. thank you for that,
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