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Contact Lost and Found here in Toronto.
I believe they have #8 LWB's and PTB's as well as other non shell Alden shoes.


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Thanks, you may have missed my original post. They were the first I contacted and they no longer have my size, very quick response from them and they are looking if they can source it for me though. I still have hope lol

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I was wondering what peoples thoughts are on these LWBs from Leffot that use tobacco chamois leather. Not sure exactly what that is but I'm guessing it's similar to Kudu since the description says it's water resistant.

 

I don't have a pair of Alden LWB's yet so do you think if I was to buy 1 pair, these would be pretty versatile or is there a different makeup I should hold out for? My dress runs more semi-casual since I work from home mainly and I don't think I want another pair of shell at the moment.

 

Also, with the Barrie last, I'm worried that these might not look as sleek as some other choices out there. I currently have the AE Aberdeens as my go to LWBs so would want something similar so I can replace them.. I think the Barrie and Trubalance last is great for boots and chukkas but haven't paid attention to it much in person on other types of shoes. I liked the Dover but did not like the PTBs because they seemed too clunky to me. Can someone who owns a PTB and LWB comment on that?

 

 

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If the AE Aberdeen has become your go-to casual LWB for wet or durable wear, I wouldn't recommend the kudu or chamois LWBs unless you were looking to replace the Aberdeen.  All three seem to be similar as far as function.

 

I'm a huge longwing fan and have dabbled with different models.  I have come to the conclusion that the Alden's barrie-lasted LWB is really all that I want.  I have it in just about every available shell flavor but whiskey, as well as suede and calf versions.  While the last is reputed to be "chunky," it really doesn't stand out like a sore thumb.  I wear them casually and dress them up with jackets and ties from time to time, even with less formal suits.

 

AE's MacNiel is less chunky but may be the most uncomfortable, or worst case scenario, the most difficult last to size for me (I still haven't found a comfortable size).  AE experimented a couple of years ago and came up with the Larchmont, a long, narrow, semi-squared toe (333 last) LWB.  That my friend, looks extremely awkward.

 

I guess my point is that the LWB should be somewhat rounded and not-so-sleek.  That's just the nature of that model, imo.  As Alcibiades mentioned, if you wear casual attire frequently, I don't think you need to worry about the Barrie-lasted LWB not being sleek enough.  If you disagree, the larchmont or MacNiel maybe for you.

 

Otherwise, this is my recommendation...

^^ 975

or 9751

 

Good luck...

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These need a good cleaning.


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Oops, thought you meant your avitar. :embar:

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I have the chance to get the Alden Roy boot or the Alden Kudu Ultimate Indy. I'd like any opinions from anyone who has had either one of these. Thanks

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Vicious49 View Post


I don't have a pair of Alden LWB's yet so do you think if I was to buy 1 pair, these would be pretty versatile or is there a different makeup I should hold out for? My dress runs more semi-casual since I work from home mainly and I don't think I want another pair of shell at the moment.

Also, with the Barrie last, I'm worried that these might not look as sleek as some other choices out there. Can someone who owns a PTB and LWB comment on that?
I own both the Alden PTB's and LWB's in shell cordovan and I can assure you that any apprehension that you might have concerning their appearance will be dispelled by their overall comfort and durability. A good super comfy leather choice for a LWB or PTB if you don't want shell would be any color CXL. For what it's worth I find that for some reason women love the look of Alden bluchers.
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If the AE Aberdeen has become your go-to casual LWB for wet or durable wear, I wouldn't recommend the kudu or chamois LWBs unless you were looking to replace the Aberdeen.  All three seem to be similar as far as function.

I'm a huge longwing fan and have dabbled with different models.  I have come to the conclusion that the Alden's barrie-lasted LWB is really all that I want.  I have it in just about every available shell flavor but whiskey, as well as suede and calf versions.  While the last is reputed to be "chunky," it really doesn't stand out like a sore thumb.  I wear them casually and dress them up with jackets and ties from time to time, even with less formal suits.

I appreciate the lengthy response.

The LWB would be to replace the Aberdeen. As you've noted, AE lasts aren't for everyone. I've gotten rid of all my AEs except the Aberdeens. They seem to fit me best out of all the AEs I've owned but still not as good as the Barrie last. Granted I've only worn the Dovers for an extended period of time but those are perfect for my feet. I'll confirm that when these chukkas arrive tomorrow. That's the main reason I'm considering replacing them with the LWB.

The 2 pics you recommended both appear to be shell. Of non shell versions, would you recommend this Leffot makeup or is there others that you prefer more that you think would be more versatile. I should note that I really do like the mini lug sole on this Leffot makeup since it means I can wear them without fear in sun or rain.
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Can overseas customers do it also??

 

Sorry, I wish I knew. Talk to the wonderful folks at Alden SF. Very patient and very helpful. 

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Just a heads up, I would prefer to let the jcrew cordovan captoe boots go to get the needs supply Indys.. So if any one is interested I could do 530 shipped. Size 11.5d brand new. Just send me an IM.

If they were 12D's I'd be all over them. Good luck w/the sale.
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Really? Those Need Supply Indys look great, but the Jcrew captoe is a much better boot in my opinion (even though they're two different types of boots). 

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Really? Those Need Supply Indys look great, but the Jcrew captoe is a much better boot in my opinion (even though they're two different types of boots). 
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Really? Those Need Supply Indys look great, but the Jcrew captoe is a much better boot in my opinion (even though they're two different types of boots). 
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Really? Those Need Supply Indys look great, but the Jcrew captoe is a much better boot in my opinion (even though they're two different types of boots). 

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no comparison between J Crew cordovan captoe and suede Indys. Good luck with your decision.
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^ I would agree not to get a suede Indy over the J Crew shell cap toe (if it works for you). I've had luck with some Barrie makeups, but something was off on the J Crew boot for me. After trying similar TTS Grant versions of the boot, my search was over.

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Maybe the guy just wants a light suede boot and not a burgundy cordovan boot wow.gif

That said, over the long run, the J Crew boot is one of the best regularly produced models from Alden
Edited by Alcibiades - 2/13/14 at 7:32pm
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Originally Posted by justuhgeek View Post

I believe Leffot is due for another preorder soon as they churn these out pretty often. Waiting on a pair myself. Don't take my word for it.

Context Clothing also makes this boot without the antique edge. There was a preorder up a while back. Don't know if there's still a spot, but it wouldn't hurt to ask.

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Try Citi Shoes in NYC. Got mine from them at the end of November. They may still have some sizes in stock. They are very friendly and good to deal with.

Thanks guys. No dice on any of those options. CitiShoes did say that they may be getting a restock in 4-8 months.
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