agreed. I love those much much more than the split toe.
I've seen the U-tip before, but i thought that referred to a reverse machine stitch that is single needle, versus the double needle on the indy/NST.
Awesome! I have a pair of Raleigh work cuts coming in the mail - can't wait!
Great to hear :)
I was going to ask you how long it takes for them to chainstitch them, but I think you'd get a much different turn around time than me since you live so close!
That is simply a hand-sewn apron, not a NST (Norwegian Split Toe). The "U-Tip" (V-Tip?) Aldens that I have seen are also different construction. Mr. Chorizo is correct that the construction of those is using a reverse machine stitch, and is actually bringing together 3 separate pieces of leather. The apron on those is actually a "plug" that is sewn on using a machine stitch (see also the JM Weston Demi-Chasse, and various Allen Edmonds models like the Walton, Delray, and La Salle). The Norwegian Split Toes, and hand-sewn apron models that Alden makes are simply a decorative stitch on what would otherwise be a plain toe shoe. They have also made some Indy Shoes that look just like this, and it is the same stitching style used on the Indy Boots. Those are definitely beautiful shoes though!!!