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Leffot color 8 / alpine grain saddles
3sixteen denim, maiden voyage



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Leffot color 8 / alpine grain saddles
3sixteen denim, maiden voyage




There is nothing about these saddles that I don't love. Antique welt, multi-color heel, absolutely gorgeous color 8. Man these are nice.
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I don't know, but there is a distinct difference between what I own (3 years old) and what is now being sold.  The SA was wearing them also and they looked great.

I did see a dark brown natural chxl LWB at Leffot the other day.  They are not the same color.  IMHO, the new J Crew tobacco LWBs look better than the Leffot nat chxl LWB, but both are great.


Were they the same ones here?

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~18582/18582.jsp

I'm looking into these, and i'm hoping these are a more of a brown vs the orange everybody has been saying they are.
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Alcibiades those Saddle Oxfords are a work of art. They're perfect!
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There is nothing about these saddles that I don't love. Antique welt, multi-color heel, absolutely gorgeous color 8. Man these are nice.
Alcibiades, a truly wonderful makeup sir. Shawnc was correct on every point.
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Favorite pair for travel!

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dslonghorn4, whiskey LHS is a great looking loafer. Safe travels my friend.
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I believe the pebble grain loafer is available on the Brooks Bros website. Right know it won't load for me for some reason.

 

Edit: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Textured-Tassel-Loafers/MH00347,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00347_Color=DKBR&contentpos=70&cgid=0522

89826, Vestbash is correct.  What type of pants would you pair the pebble tassels with? Khakis?

 

 
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pardon the denim looking stiff first time i actually put it on. stirpot.gif stirpot.gif

 
I like my denim a little starchy.  Also, applause on them not being excessively tight, or the cuff being excessively wide.  You seem to have mastered the art of moderation with this pair.:fonz:
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I have a question for everyone here. What percentage of your Alden shoes would you say to be in shell? Just from what I have followed here in the last month or two, it seems that for the most part, people here are most interested in Shell, then Suede, then regular calf skin last. I don't know if I've seen any calf skin boot other than the Indy come up in photos here. Just a curious observation.

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I have a question for everyone here. What percentage of your Alden shoes would you say to be in shell? Just from what I have followed here in the last month or two, it seems that for the most part, people here are most interested in Shell, then Suede, then regular calf skin last. I don't know if I've seen any calf skin boot other than the Indy come up in photos here. Just a curious observation.

I have:

6 Shell
2 CXL (both i'm planning on getting rid of, LS ultimate indy and LS Plaza Wingtip CXL)
2 Suede

so 60% shell.
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9 pair of shell

3 pair of cxl, both brown and natural

2 pair of suede

1 pair of alpine grain

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I have a question for everyone here. What percentage of your Alden shoes would you say to be in shell? Just from what I have followed here in the last month or two, it seems that for the most part, people here are most interested in Shell, then Suede, then regular calf skin last. I don't know if I've seen any calf skin boot other than the Indy come up in photos here. Just a curious observation.

Im at 100%icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
2 shoes
1 chukka
4 boots
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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post

I have a question for everyone here. What percentage of your Alden shoes would you say to be in shell? Just from what I have followed here in the last month or two, it seems that for the most part, people here are most interested in Shell, then Suede, then regular calf skin last. I don't know if I've seen any calf skin boot other than the Indy come up in photos here. Just a curious observation.

I think a lot of it has to do with the marginal price difference between calfskin (~$500) and shell (~$650). But still, even in the calfskin price range, I opt for cxl or suede first simply due to more appealing offerings.
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I think a lot of it has to do with the marginal price difference between calfskin (~$500) and shell (~$650). But still, even in the calfskin price range, I'd opt for cxl or suede first.

 

A very good point, something I was thinking of. Not to knock Alden, but at $450-550 price range, there are a lot of companies making lots of beautiful shoes in regular calfskin. Not nearly as many with nice shell make ups in the $625-$750 range.

 

I would also say that, in my opinion, Alden makes the nicest boots in the world; and lots of their boots are offered in shell. The shell boots seems to look a little better after a few seasons of age. I think I am going to bite the bullet and order my first pair of Alden shoes later this year, a #8 boot.

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Does using a deer bone really help to get rid of scratches? More than a spoon? I am skeptical of the oils in the bone helping angle, because aren't the bones quite dry to the touch? How much deer oil could get transferred?

I ask because I do have a few pairs which have scratches, and I have got some time on my hands to do something about them.

What do you all recommend?

My stash is 30 shell pairs, one calf, and one kid suede.
Edited by 89826 - 9/10/13 at 4:39pm
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