Originally Posted by Profligate47
Question for you out there--
I am interested in ordering the snuff suede flex welt LHS, probably from TSM. Curious if you know if any other retailer stocks them with an antiqued sole or are they all standard dark?
Have never owned flex welt. Should sizing be the same as standard Van? Thanks...
I'm assuming you mean http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-upl-handsewn-on-the-last-flex-welt-suede-snuff/pvc-ald-mxsdsy-6243f_ald_m_upl_handsewn_on_the_last_flex_welt_suede.html
I just got the snuff suede flex welt "unlined penny loafers" or model 6243F (I'm assuming this is the model you're referring to when talking about LHS) from NeedSupply. (There are 2 other pics from my earlier post this past week, but I didn't want to clog the thread with them posted anew). I find these super comfy out of the box.
The second image is Shoe Mart's, but mine looks like this.
If you pull the trigger, you may want to consider NeedSupply, as you'll be able to apply their 10% discount code. More than covers the cost of shoe trees :) I'm not attempting to dissuade people from Shoe Mart, as I've never bought from them and have heard only good things about those folks, simply talking dollars and cents...
Yes, they are Van lasted. Some say drop down a half size a la Barrie, some say TTS minus a width. ymmv
Best of luck.